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Critique on Imran Khan following statement alleging that govt wants to bring an army chief of their choice

The comments have seen sharp critique on Imran Khan and his choice of words, including that from Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif, Chief Justice of the…

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Watch| Horrifying images and videos from Pakistan's 'monsoon on steroids'

Pakistan's planning minister Ahsan Iqbal said that his country is suffering the effects of climate change caused by richer nations and their "irresponsible development"

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Crackdown on media in Pakistan continues as Journalist shot dead in Shorkot

The media freedom paints an abysmal picture of the realities of being a journalist in the country. In the last year alone, many journalists were killed in the line of duty and how overall attempts…

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Pakistan: Women, disabled, and poor more vulnerable during natural disasters

Women are more likely than men to suffer when disaster strikes, according to a Pakistan-based journalist, who urged the media to highlight the plight of women and the unequal effects of natural…

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Flood toll tops 800 in Pakistan's 'catastrophe of epic scale'

Pakistan is eighth on a list of countries deemed most vulnerable to extreme weather caused by climate change, according to the Global Climate Risk Index compiled by environmental NGO Germanwatch…

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Airlines, mills, companies: Why Pakistan is selling majority stakes in state-owned firms

The main causes of Pakistan's public debt explosion were lower-than-targeted tax collection, a sharp currency devaluation, higher interest rates, higher spending, losses suffered by state-owned…

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Former Pakistan PM Imran Khan booked under anti-terrorism charges

Islamabad police have filed a case under section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act against former prime minister Imran Khan for allegedly threatening the city's police chief and a female magistrate on…

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Crime against women in Pakistan: Horrific violence against 257 women in Sindh

There are many different types of violence against women in Pakistan. Domestic abuse can take the form of physical, mental, or emotional abuse and is fairly common. Rape continues to be the most…

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Pakistan govt warns Imran Khan, mulls filing case against him over 'threat speech'

On Saturday night, Imran Khan, the former prime minister of Pakistan, was facing new legal troubles when Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah accused him of undermining "the writ of the state by…

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Pakistan's media regulating body prohibits live telecast of ex-PM Imran Khan's speeches

Imran's recorded speeches now would only be allowed to air if an adequate delay mechanism was in place to provide effective monitoring and editorial control, said the Pakistan Electronic Media…

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Pakistan 'descending into a banana republic', says Imran Khan after arrest of close aide Shahbaz Gill

The court's decision to place Gill on physical remand has also drawn criticism from the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) which tweeted, "Any allegations that he was mistreated while on…

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Watch | Conspiracy being devised to present my party and Pakistan army as opponents: Imran Khan

Imran Khan, a former prime minister and the leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), has claimed that a plot has been hatched to put his party against the military. Imran claimed that the…

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Missing Australian and Canadian climbers found dead on mount K2

An earlier report from a Pakistani climbing authority and one from the Canadian Press claimed that a search party on K2 had finally found the body of Richard Cartier, who vanished on July 19 after…

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After sweeping Punjab by-elections, Imran Khan's PTI discusses forming government 

PTI clinched 15 provincial assembly seats out of the 20 up for grabs, dealing a stunning blow to the 13-party alliance led by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on its home turf. According…

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IMF agrees to resume inflation-hit Pakistan's loan after fuel, tax hikes

To satisfy the demands of international financial institutions, the new administration has drastically reduced the number of subsidies, but by doing so, it runs the risk of angering the populace,…

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