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WHO: HIV Epidemic Spreads at Alarming Rate in Pakistan

December 2, 2018 |

ISLAMABAD � Pakistan is registering approximately 20,000 new HIV infections annually, the highest rate of increase among all countries in the region, warns the World Health Organization (WHO).

The international body says mortality among Pakistanis living with the virus, which …

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Line losses have been reduced: Minister

December 1, 2018 |
Minister for Power Umar Ayub Khan says the government is making all out efforts to control line losses and theft of electricity. Addressing a news conference in Peshawar on Saturday, he said the losses have been reduced and two billion…

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Rangers Sindh arrest 8 accused involved in various crimes

November 30, 2018 |
Pakistan Rangers Sindh in an action in various parts of Karachi today (Friday) arrested eight accused involved in various crimes.Ranger's spokesman says weapons and snatched valuable have also been recovered from them. Source: Radio Pakistan…

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Pakistan, India Move to Open Historic Border Crossing for Sikhs

November 28, 2018 |

KARTARPUR, PAKISTAN � Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan led a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday for a new border crossing with arch rival India, days after New Delhi announced it would support a corridor to facilitate its minority Sikh community to visit …

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Pakistan to Launch Construction of ‘Corridor of Peace’ with India

November 27, 2018 |

ISLAMABAD � Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan will lay the foundation stone Wednesday for what is dubbed as a cross-border "corridor of peace" to allow religious devotees from India's minority Sikh community to make free visits to one of their …

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India Marks 10th Anniversary of Mumbai Terror Attacks

November 26, 2018 |

A decade after 10 Islamic terrorists laid a three-day siege to India's financial capital, Mumbai, and killed 166 people, businessman Dilip Mehta recalls the horror of the nine hours that he was holed up in a banquet hall in a …

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6 Rebels, 1 Soldier Killed in Kashmir, Sparking Protests

November 25, 2018 |

SRINAGAR, INDIA Six rebels and an army soldier were killed in a gunbattle in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Sunday, officials said, sparking violent protests by residents seeking an end to Indian rule over the disputed region and leaving a teenage boy …

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Pakistan Arrests Top Leader of Islamist Party in Lahore

November 23, 2018 |

LAHORE, PAKISTAN � The party of a radical Islamic cleric who disrupted daily life with rallies across Pakistan following the acquittal of a Christian woman in a blasphemy case has been arrested by police in the city of Lahore.

In …

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Pakistan, India Agree to Open New Border Entry for Sikh Pilgrims

November 22, 2018 |

ISLAMABAD � South Asian arch rivals India and Pakistan have agreed to establish a new cross-border corridor to enable religious devotees from India's minority Sikh community to visit a historic holy temple on the Pakistani side.

Analysts said the gesture …

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Punjab: 1.14 million trees planted under PM’s Green Pakistan Program

November 21, 2018 |

In Punjab, 1.14 million trees have been planted under Prime Minister's Green Pakistan Program.

This was stated by spokesman of Punjab Agriculture Department Najaf Abass.

Source: Radio Pakistan

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UN Director General lauds support of MORO Global

November 21, 2018 |

Director General of the Union of OIC News Agencies (UNA) Issa Khaireh Robleh met here on Monday with Chairman of MORO Global Group Qusai bin Nizar Al-Shiban.

During the meeting, the UNA chief expressed appreciation of MORO Group's initiative to …

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Prominent Separatist Leader Killed in Indian Kashmir

November 20, 2018 |

Assailants on Tuesday killed a prominent separatist leader in Indian-controlled Kashmir, officials and residents said, as anti-India protests and clashes followed a gunbattle that killed four rebels and an army commando in the disputed region.

Fighting began early Tuesday after …

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