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In Pakistan, gruesome 'honor' killings bring a new backlash

Last year, three people a day were killed in "honor" crimes in Pakistan: a total of 1,096 women and 88 men

Pak PM Sharif has promised to introduce legislation making it harder for family members who kill their daughters to go unpunished.

Pakistan jails 2 for life over child sex abuse scandal

The two were also slapped a fine of 300,000 rupees ($2,860) each by an anti terrorism court of Lahore.

Pakistan floods death toll reaches 55

Pakistani residents cross a flooded road on the outskirts of Peshawar after heavy rains. (Photo: AFP)

Rescuers were battling Monday to reach thousands of people stranded by floods and landslides in Pakistan’s north-west and parts of occupied Kashmir, officials said, as the death toll rose to 55.

Pakistan military seeks to protect Chinese investment


A heavy police presence, guarded convoys, new checkpoints and troop reinforcements have turned parts of the southern port city of Gwadar into a fortress, as Pakistan’s powerful military seeks to prote

Taliban kill 21 students, teachers in brazen attack on Pakistan university

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All four terrorists were killed in an armed assault with Pak Army and police.

Story of Pakistan's child sex abuse victims' struggle to rebuild lives

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Six months after the country's biggest paedophilia scandal broke, police now confirm 17 of the accused remain in prison awaiting trial.

Pakistan arrests 42 alleged IS supporters: officials

Islamic State militants (Photo: AFP)

Pak law minister says the arrests were the result of raids in four Punjab cities over...

New Silk Road: Boom or dust for Pakistan?


Pakistani tourists and local residents go about their business at the bazar in Sost, the border town of the Hunza valley, in northern Pakistan. — AFP

Rescuers struggle to reach survivors

Rescuers raced against time on Wednesday to reach cold and hungry survivors of an earthquake that left entire communities in Afghanistan and Pakistan marooned in remote mountainous regions, as the dea

Desperation grows as Afghan-Pakistan earthquake victims wait for aid

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The northwestern region of Afghanistan was hit hardest by Monday's earthquake

Udan — the new regional air connectivity scheme — is not likely to get the aam aadmi to fly, but it will correct the historical wrong done to the air transport business in India.

Hitler lent dignity and prestige to the German government within a short time by establishing a strong administrative setup. He created the vast state of Greater Germany.