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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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Tillerson in Pakistan as US blasts ‘havens’ – ‘Room for Taleban in Afghanistan govt’

ISLAMABAD, Oct 24, (Agencies): US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson landed in Islamabad Tuesday as Washington turns up the heat on Pakistan for allegedly providing “safe havens” for Taleban militants. Tillerson’s visit, his first to Pakistan since becoming secretary of state, comes months after US President Donald Trump angrily accused …

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Fence will reduce attacks: Pakistan – 43 Afghan troops killed

KABUL, Oct 19, (Agencies): The Afghan Taleban stormed a military base in the south of the country killing at least 43 troops on Thursday, the Defence Ministry said, with the militants saying they had killed 60. Of 60 soldiers manning the base in the province of Kandahar, 43 were killed, …

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‘Child killed, wife raped’ – Freed family reaches Canada

TORONTO, Oct 14, (AP): Former hostage Joshua Boyle says the Haqqani network in Afghanistan killed his infant daughter and raped his American wife during the five years they were held in captivity. Boyle gave the statement shortly after landing in Canada late Friday with his wife, Caitlan Coleman, and three …

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