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Pakistan orders Monday closure of schools and offices in Lahore to cut smog

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Pakistan has ordered private offices and schools to remain closed on Mondays in Lahore in the hope that a three-day weekend will help reduce toxic levels of smog in the country’s second-largest city. The directive, is...

‘Imran Khan is crushing the poor’: anger rises as inflation grips Pakistan

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On Friday night, 27-year-old Asadullah, who sold old shoes on a cart, set himself on fire in the Pakistani city of Karachi. Ghani, a relative, blamed the state of an economy where rampant inflation is hitting those le...

Pakistan agrees one-month ‘complete ceasefire’ with local Taliban militants

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Pakistani authorities and local Taliban militants have agreed a one-month ceasefire which may be extended if both sides agree, opening the possibility of a fuller peace accord to help end years of bloodshed. The Pakis...

Indian police arrest seven for ‘celebrating’ Pakistan cricket win

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Indian police have arrested seven Muslim youths for allegedly celebrating Pakistan’s victory over India in a cricket match on Sunday. Uttar Pradesh’s chief minister, Yogi Adityanath, a senior Bharatiya Janata party fi...

Critically ill Afghans suffer as Taliban tighten Pakistan border

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Fareed Ullah has crossed Afghanistan’s border to Pakistan 10 times for treatment for his three-year-old son, Taha, who has thalassaemia major, an inherited blood disorder. Up until the Taliban takeover in August he ha...

Pakistan minister ditched offshore plans amid ‘concerns’ over tax authority

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A minister in Imran Khan’s Pakistan government pulled out of making planned investments through offshore tax havens after he was told his country’s tax authorities would be informed, documents in the Pandora papers su...

‘Credible threat’: Black Caps arrive in Dubai after aborting Pakistan tour

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New Zealand was warned of a “specific, credible threat” against its team, the country’s cricket board said on Sunday, elaborating on the rationale for abruptly abandoning the tour of Pakistan as the squad reached Duba...

Pakistan PM says he has started dialogue with Taliban over inclusivity

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Pakistan’s prime minister says he has initiated a dialogue with the Taliban to encourage them to form an inclusive government that would ensure peace and stability in Afghanistan and the region. Imran Khan tweeted on ...

Pakistan airline to resume commercial flights to Kabul

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Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) will resume commercial flights next week from Islamabad to Kabul, a spokesperson confirmed, becoming the first foreign country to start flight operations since the Taliban took co...

‘Everyone is afraid’: Afghans fleeing Taliban push for exit into Pakistan

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His journey across the border had been torturous, a five-hour ordeal in a crush of thousands of people to walk just a few metres over the crossing between Spin Boldak in Afghanistan and Chaman in Pakistan. As Sherab K...

Pakistan divided over success of Taliban in Afghanistan

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The statement came from Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), otherwise known as the Pakistani Taliban, congratulating the Afghan Taliban on their “blessed victory”. For many, Tuesday’s message was an ominous sign of what ...

Pakistan police drop blasphemy charges against eight-year-old

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Police in Pakistan have dropped blasphemy charges against an eight-year-old Hindu boy after media and government pressure over his arrest. The boy, the youngest Pakistani ever to be charged with the crime, was accused...

Pakistan deploys paramilitary in Punjab after Muslim mob attacks Hindu temple

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Pakistan on Thursday deployed paramilitary troops in a conservative town in the eastern Punjab province, a day after a Muslim crowd attacked and badly damaged a Hindu temple there. In Delhi, India’s foreign ministry s...

Pakistan must take concrete steps to protect women from violence

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Your article (Pakistan reckons with its ‘gender terrorism epidemic’ after murder of Noor Mukadam, 2 August) ends with contact numbers for national domestic violence helplines. Unfortunately, in Pakistan, we don’t have...

Pakistan reckons with its ‘gender terrorism epidemic’ after murder of Noor Mukadam

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The family of a 27-year-old woman who was allegedly tortured and beheaded by the son of a business tycoon have spoken of their devastation in a case that has pushed Pakistan to examine what has been called a “gender t...

Chris Jordan hits winning runs as England clinch thrilling Pakistan series

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England ended their white-ball summer with yet another series success after clinching a thrilling T20 decider against Pakistan by three wickets. Eoin Morgan’s team are seen as among the favourites for the World Cup la...

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