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Pakistan low breastfeeding rates lead to stunted growth ‘crisis’

Dera Murad Jamali, Pakistan, Nov 2, 2016 (AFP) -Mother-of-seven Mah Pari lives in a fertile region of Pakistan’s southwest Balochistan province — but her two-year-old son, Gul Mir, is crying from hunger as she cradles him in her arms. “All my babies were weak after they were born. Maybe it …

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Opposition abruptly calls off Islamabad ‘lockdown’ – Imran Khan backs off

ISLAMABAD, Nov 1, (Agencies): A Pakistani opposition party on Tuesday abruptly called off a planned “lockdown” of the capital after the Supreme Court paved the way for an investigation into allegations of corruption against the prime minister’s family. Premier Nawaz Sharif has been under growing pressure from opposition parties, mainly …

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Five dead, 40 wounded in Pakistan ship-breaking accident

Quetta, Pakistan, Nov 1, 2016 (AFP) -At least five people were killed and dozens wounded Tuesday when a gas cylinder exploded and started a fire inside an oil tanker being broken up for scrap in southern Pakistan, officials said. The accident happened at the Gadani shipbreaking yard in the southwestern …

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Taboos KO’d by Pakistan’s mother-daughter boxing duo – Support inspires Aziz & Banu to new heights

KARACHI, Oct 31, (AFP): Slim, powerful, and with an unwavering gaze, 19-year-old Razia Banu jabs at the face of her opponent — her own mother, a widow inspired to join her daughter in smashing taboos in Pakistan’s sultry port city Karachi. Mother and daughter are both dressed in loose athletic …

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Pakistan police clash with opposition activists after protest ban

Islamabad, Oct 27, 2016 (AFP) -A Pakistan opposition party planning a major anti-government protest was raided by police Thursday as authorities banned all public gatherings in Islamabad for two months. Police raided a youth convention for opposition leader Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek Insaaf (PTI) party, charging activists with batons and …

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Extremists kill 61 in Pakistan attack

QUETTA, Pakistan, Oct 25, (AFP): Pakistan on Tuesday mourned the killing of at least 61 people in a brutal gun and suicide bomb assault on a police academy, the deadliest attack on a security installation in the country’s history. Three masked gunmen burst into the sprawling academy in the southwest, …

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Islamist militants kill 60 in Pakistan police attack

Quetta, Pakistan, Oct 25, 2016 (AFP) -Heavily-armed Islamist militants wearing suicide vests stormed a Pakistani police academy, killing at least 60 people and wounding dozens more, officials said Tuesday, in one of the deadliest extremist attacks this year. Three gunmen from a Pakistani Taliban-linked group burst into the sprawling academy, …

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20 injured in militant raid on Pakistani police academy: officials

Quetta, Pakistan, Oct 24, 2016 (AFP) -Around half a dozen militants stormed a police academy in southwest Pakistan late Monday, injuring at least 20 people as troops arrived at the scene to carry out an operation and casualties were expected to rise. The attack occurred at the Balochistan Police College …

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Gunmen kill intel officer in Pakistan – IS claims responsibility

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Oct 24, (AFP): Two gunmen on a motorcycle shot dead an intelligence officer in northwest Pakistan on Monday, police said, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group. Akbar Ali, an intelligence sub-inspector, was on his way to work and waiting at a bus stop near his …

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Buses collide head-on in central Pakistan, killing 25 people

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Two passenger buses collided head-on in central Pakistan on Monday, killing 25 people and injuring 69, officials said. The accident, which occurred on a dangerous curve in Khanpur town in Rahim Yar Khan district, was likely caused by speeding, said police official Jamshid Shah. Several children, …

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