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Pakistan and India Renew Pledge on Cease-Fire at Troubled Border

Pakistan and India Renew Pledge on Cease-Fire at Troubled Border

Pakistan and India Renew Pledge on Cease-Fire at Troubled Border Pakistan and India Renew Pledge on Cease-Fire at Troubled Border ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistan and India on Thursday reaffirmed their commitment to a cease-fire along the troubled border between the two countries after a year of bloody skirmishes, a move welcomed in both countries for lowering tensions between the nuclear-armed …

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4 Aid Workers Are Shot Dead in Pakistan

4 Aid Workers Are Shot Dead in Pakistan

4 Aid Workers Are Shot Dead in Pakistan 4 Aid Workers Are Shot Dead in Pakistan KARACHI, Pakistan — Gunmen killed four aid workers in an ambush in the northwestern Pakistani district of North Waziristan on Monday, police officials said, an attack that could signal a revival of insurgency in the region bordering Afghanistan that was once a stronghold of …

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Gulalai Ismail’s Father is Jailed After She Escapes Pakistan

Gulalai Ismail's Father is Jailed After She Escapes Pakistan

Gulalai Ismail’s Father is Jailed After She Escapes Pakistan Gulalai Ismail’s Father is Jailed After She Escapes Pakistan The Pakistani Taliban, the country’s most active banned terrorist group, has claimed responsibility for both attacks. Throughout the past six months, Ms. Ismail’s parents have shuffled in and out of court, even as Mr. Ismail’s health began to fail. “I have fever, …

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Suhail Zaheer Lari, Force for Preservation in Pakistan, Dies at 84

Suhail Zaheer Lari, Force for Preservation in Pakistan, Dies at 84

Suhail Zaheer Lari, Force for Preservation in Pakistan, Dies at 84 Suhail Zaheer Lari, Force for Preservation in Pakistan, Dies at 84 This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. Read about others here. ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — The ancient cemetery of Makli, near the city of Thatta in Sindh Province, is one …

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Much of Pakistan Loses Power in Massive Blackout

Much of Pakistan Loses Power in Massive Blackout

Much of Pakistan Loses Power in Massive Blackout Much of Pakistan Loses Power in Massive Blackout ISLAMABAD — A major electricity blackout hit Pakistan early Sunday, one of the biggest power failures to afflict the country of more than 200 million. The blackout affected much of the nation, including major cities such as Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Karachi, Quetta, Peshawar and …

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Court in Pakistan Bans ‘Virginity Tests’ in Sexual Violence Cases

Court in Pakistan Bans ‘Virginity Tests’ in Sexual Violence Cases

Court in Pakistan Bans ‘Virginity Tests’ in Sexual Violence Cases Court in Pakistan Bans ‘Virginity Tests’ in Sexual Violence Cases KARACHI, Pakistan — A court in the northern city of Lahore in Pakistan has abolished so-called virginity tests, which women are subjected to in sexual assault cases, setting a precedent for the practice to be potentially outlawed nationwide. The practice …

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Armed Attackers Kidnap and Kill 11 Miners in Pakistan

Armed Attackers Kidnap and Kill 11 Miners in Pakistan

Armed Attackers Kidnap and Kill 11 Miners in Pakistan Armed Attackers Kidnap and Kill 11 Miners in Pakistan ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Armed men abducted and killed at least 11 coal miners in southwestern Pakistan early Sunday, officials said. All the victims were ethnic Hazaras, a minority Shiite group that has often been the target of Sunni extremists. Four more miners …

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Welcoming a New Year at an Ancient Festival in Pakistan

Welcoming a New Year at an Ancient Festival in Pakistan

Welcoming a New Year at an Ancient Festival in Pakistan Welcoming a New Year at an Ancient Festival in Pakistan RUMBUR, Pakistan — In a remote valley in northern Pakistan, hemmed in by sheer rock walls and high pastures, members of a tiny community gathered. The Kalash are a group of about 4,000 people who live in the mountains of …

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A Covid-19 Surge and Conspiracy Theories Roil Pakistan

A Covid-19 Surge and Conspiracy Theories Roil Pakistan

A Covid-19 Surge and Conspiracy Theories Roil Pakistan A Covid-19 Surge and Conspiracy Theories Roil Pakistan KARACHI, Pakistan — Iqbal Shaheen, a taxi driver, drove his sick father to this city’s three main hospitals. All of their intensive care beds and ventilators were occupied. Mr. Shaheen was told there might be room at a private hospital, for $625 a day, …

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Pakistan Overhauls Rape Prosecutions in Response to Highway Attack

Pakistan Overhauls Rape Prosecutions in Response to Highway Attack

Pakistan Overhauls Rape Prosecutions in Response to Highway Attack Pakistan Overhauls Rape Prosecutions in Response to Highway Attack KARACHI, Pakistan — When a top police official in the eastern city of Lahore said that a woman who was raped on a deserted highway was partly to blame for the attack, thousands of protesters swarmed city streets. Now, in response to …

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