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UNICEF says Pakistan is riskiest country for newborns

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The U.N. children’s agency has singled out Pakistan as the riskiest country for newborns, saying that out of every 1,000 children born in Pakistan, 46 die at birth. The report is part of UNICEF’s new campaign, launched on Tuesday, to raise awareness to bring down neonatal mortality …

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Suicide bomber kills 7 people in Pakistan

QUETTA, Pakistan, Jan 10, (RTRS): A bomb went off in the centre of the Pakistani city of Quetta, capital of the province of Balochistan, killing seven people and wounding 23 on Tuesday, police and hospital officials said. The blast targeted a police truck close to a high security area where …

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Poisonous, running out: Pakistan’s water crisis – Deaths, diseases tied to H2O

ISLAMABAD, Jan 8, (AFP): Barely 15 days old, Kinza whimpers at an Islamabad hospital where she is suffering from diarrhoea and a blood infection, a tiny victim among thousands affl icted by Pakistan’s severely polluted and decreasing water supplies. Cloaked in a colourful blanket, Kinza moves in slow motion, like …

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US weighs Pak blowback – $2bn at risk in aid suspension

WASHINGTON, Jan 6, (Agencies): The United States is examining ways to mitigate any Pakistani retaliation as it piles pressure on Islamabad to crack down on militants, a senior US official said on Friday, cautioning that US action could extend beyond a new freeze in aid. Pakistan is a crucial gateway …

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Pak summons US envoy – Trump threatens to cut aid

ISLAMABAD, Jan 2, (AFP): Pakistan has summoned the US ambassador in a rare public rebuke after Donald Trump threatened to cut aid to Islamabad over “lies” about militancy. Ambassador David Hale was asked to attend the foreign ministry on Monday night, after Islamabad responded angrily to the US President’s allegations …

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Two suicide bombers attack Pakistan church, killing eight

QUETTA, Pakistan, Dec 17, (Agencies): Two suicide bombers attacked a church in the Pakistani city of Quetta on Sunday, killing eight people and wounding 42 others, officials said. Sarfaraz Bugti, home minister for the southwestern Baluchistan province, said hundreds of worshippers were attending services at the church ahead of Christmas. …

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Pakistan officials bow to Islamists’ demands – Law minister resigns

ISLAMABAD, Nov 27, (AFP): Pakistan’s law minister resigned Monday as the embattled civilian government bowed to demands from a small Islamist group whose anti-blasphemy protest in the capital has fuelled deadly violence and sparked demonstrations across the nuclear-armed nation. Protest leader Khadim Hussain Rizvi called off the sit-in after state …

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Police family gunned down in Pakistan

Quetta, Pakistan Nov 16: A senior police officer and three of his family members including his wife and son were gunned down by unknown assailants in Pakistan’s southwestern city of Quetta Wednesday, police said. The attack, which police say was targeted, comes a week after another senior officer was killed …

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‘Honour’ killings continue in Pakistan despite new law

ISLAMABAD, Oct 31, (AFP): A year since new laws came into force aimed at stemming the fl ow of “honour killings”, scores of young women in deeply conservative Pakistan are still being murdered by relatives for bringing shame on their family. The shocking murder of Pakistani social media star Qandeel …

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