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Pakistan’s urban growth : Bane or boon?

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Pakistan’s urban growth : Bane or boon?

Urbanization is a process whereby populations move from rural to urban area. World’s urban population increased fourfold during 1950-2003 while rural population increased less than double. From Indus valley through Mughal era and to British rule, the Indian subcontinent experienced several stages of its urbanization process.  Pakistan is urbanizing at 3% annual rate, the  fastest […]

Pakistan PM in Nepal on two day visit

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Pakistan PM in Nepal on two day visit

Kathmandu :Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday was accorded guard of honour at Nepal’s Army Pavilion as he arrived here  on a two-day official visit. Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi  arrived  (March 5) on a two-day visit during which he will hold talks with Nepal’s top leadership as part of his country’s efforts […]

“Terrorists want to split Pakistanis along religious lines”

“Terrorists want to split Pakistanis along religious lines”

The powerful chief of Pakistan’s army has condemned a brutal attack and suicide bombing at a Christian church, calling it an attempt to split the country along religious lines. Christians across Pakistan also demanded greater protection for minorities and life-long support for the families of the victims and survivors. Two suicide bombers struck Bethel Memorial […]

China to complete hydel project in Pak Kashmir soon

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China to complete hydel project in Pak Kashmir soon

China is racing to finish one of the biggest hydro-power projects in Pakistan ahead of schedule, yet its location in the long-contested region of Kashmir will draw ire from India. According to media reports, construction on the 720MW Karot power station, being built on Jhelum River, began in December last year and looks set to […]

Benazir assassination trial ends, Musharraf not sentenced

Benazir assassination trial ends, Musharraf not sentenced

One of the most controversial trials in Pakistani history has ended. The former military dictator Pervez Musharraf was declared a fugitive and his property ordered confiscated after he failed to turn up in court his role in  the assassination 10 years ago of  Ms Benazir Bhutto. Two high-ranking police officials were sentenced on Thursday to […]

State Funeral for ‘Mother Teresa of Pakistan’

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State Funeral for ‘Mother Teresa of Pakistan’

German-born Catholic missionary Sr. Ruth Pfau, who devoted her life to eradicating leprosy in Pakistan, died on Thursday in the southern city of Karachi, a hospital official said. In recognition of services rendered by the late Dr Ruth Pfau, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has announced a state funeral for the nun from Germany who […]

New Jihadi Magazine for Women in Pakistan

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New Jihadi Magazine for Women in Pakistan

There’s a new magazine out in Pakistan. It’s objective: to recruit women into a career of lifelong militancy. A new push by one of Pakistan’s most notorious militant groups to attract female fighters looks like an effort to keep up with Islamic State (IS) and other extremists who have used such appeals to bolster their […]

Undersea cable cuts off Pakistan flights, internet

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Undersea cable cuts off Pakistan flights, internet

Islamabad, Aug 6: It was a nerve-wracking weekend for Pakistan.  Internet services were disrupted across Pakistan for about 38 hours due to a fault in the India-Middle East-Western Europe submarine cable, affecting flight services and other activities. The Internet services were restored across the country on August 6  after the disruption caused by the fault […]

‘Protect Pakistani Hindus from Forced Conversions’

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‘Protect Pakistani Hindus from Forced Conversions’

A leading Pakistani newspaper on Thursday (July 20)urged the government to provide protection to Hindus in the background of increasing cases of forcible conversion to Islam. The Dawn said in an editorial that the part of the Thar desert that lies within Pakistan had long been a bastion of communal harmony. “Given there is near […]

Pak Court awards Death for Facebook Post

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Pak Court awards Death for Facebook Post

ISLAMABAD : If you are a rationalist, and living in Pakistan, beware! A Pakistani man has been sentenced to death for committing blasphemy on Facebook, lawyers said Saturday (June 10), the first conviction on charges arising from social media. Judge Shabbir Ahmad Awan handed down the verdict in Bahawalpur, around 600km south of capital Islamabad, […]

Lynched student innocent of Blasphemy, killed for being outspoken

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Lynched student innocent of Blasphemy, killed for being outspoken

PESHAWAR:  An outspoken Pakistani student killed by a lynch mob was falsely accused of blasphemy, according to an official report that added his murder was organised by faculty members and rival students. Mashal Khan, 23, was stripped, beaten and shot before being thrown from the second floor of his hostel at the Abdul Wali Khan […]

Indian Sufis not kidnapped, located in Sindh: Pakistan

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Indian Sufis not kidnapped, located in Sindh: Pakistan

The many people worried about the fate of the two Indian Sufi clerics, as well as their families can breathe easy now. The two men have been traced and have reached Karachi, and will be flying back home soon. KARACHI: Two Indian clerics, Syed Asif Ali Nizami, the head priest of New Delhi’s Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah, […]

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