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Bad news for Imran Khan, no oil and gas reserves found off Pakistan shore

The drilling work at Kekra-1 well in deep sea near Karachi has been stopped after no oil or gas reservoir could be found, according to Special Assistant to Prime Minister Khan on Petroleum Nadeem Babar.

Asia Bibi’s plight retrains the spotlight on Pakistan’s Blasphemy Law

This “black law” has made hundreds rot in jail. It seeks to punish with death individuals who insult the Holy Prophet in “word gesture or innuendo” — it typically targets the minorities in Pakistan.

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Pakistan: 500 people, mostly children, test positive for HIV in Larkana district

Nationwide, Pakistan's Health Ministry has registered over 23,000 HIV cases. Pakistani health officials have said HIV is usually spread in the country by using unsterilized syringes.

Explained: Understanding Pakistan’s IMF bailout

Even as Pakistan continues its brinkmanship with India, its sliding economy has required the International Monetary Fund to bail it out for the 13th time in 3 decades. How dire is its financial state, how did it get here?

Hafiz Saeed's brother-in-law arrested for hate speech in Pakistan

Abdul Rehman Makki is accused of hate speech against the crackdown and criticising steps taken by the government under the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) guidelines, the report said.

US imposes visa restrictions on three senior Pakistani officials

The sanctions on the officials have been put in place after a row between Pakistan and America over deportation of dozens of Pakistanis, currently in the US, because of visa overstay and other allegations.

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Visas of 90 Pakistani brides withheld by China over trafficking fears

According to the local media reports, poor Christians girls, are lured, with money and promises of 'good life', by the illegal matchmaking centres to marry Chinese men who are either visiting or working in Pakistan. Most of the girls reportedly became victims of human trafficking and are forced into prostitution.

US imposes visa restrictions on three senior Pakistani officials

The officials who are facing the visa restrictions are an additional secretary and a joint secretary of the interior ministry as well as the director general passports.

Pakistan reaches agreement with IMF, to get $6 billion over 3 years

The deal, which still needs approval by the IMF board in Washington, would be the 13th such bailout since the late 1980s.

Pakistan: Death toll rises to 13 in Lahore Sufi shrine suicide attack

A suicide bomber blew himself up outside the Data Darbar shrine, the largest Sufi shrine in South Asia on Wednesday, the second day of the fasting month of Ramzan.

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Meet Pakistani waiter who looks like Game of Thrones actor Peter Dinklage

Rozi Khan does not only have a similar look, haircut and beard like Dinklage, but the two also share a genetic condition which results in small stature. Khan says his height is 1.33 meters or 4 feet 5 inches.

Terror attack in J&K's Pulwama kills 40 CRPF personnel, JeM behind strike

Before Thursday’s attack, the most casualty suffered by CRPF in an attack was on June 25, 2016, when a vehicle was attacked by three LeT militants, leaving eight personnel dead and 22 injured

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Protests erupt in Pakistan after Supreme Court acquits Christian woman of blasphemy

Eight years after she was sentenced to death for blasphemy, the Pakistan Supreme Court overturned the conviction and ordered Asia Bibi to be freed.

Violence mars Pakistan elections, 35 killed in suicide blast

Pakistan is holding its 11th general election since 1970 on Wednesday. Voting has begun at 85,000 polling stations. A fierce battle is expected between Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PMLN) led by Nawaz Sharif’s brother and former Pakistan Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif.

Security tightened as Pakistan braces for general election

Campaigning in Pakistan has ended as the country prepares to vote in the general election on Wednesday. A fierce battle is expected between Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PMLN) led by Nawaz Sharif’s brother and former Pakistan Punjab CM Shahbaz Sharif.

Deadly blast in crowded Lahore park kills over 50

A large number of people including Christians were present in the Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park in Iqbal Town area of Lahore when the powerful blast occurred, leaving many in a pool of blood.

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Pakistan crash out, deny skipper Shahid Afridi final hurrah!

Australia beat Pakistan by 21 runs to send the Shahid Afridi-led unit out of this year's ICC World T20.

Pakistan smeared in the colours of Holi

Holi marks the beginning of spring and the triumph of good over evil.

Pakistan vs New Zealand: Martin Guptill, spinners help Black Caps secure semis berth

Martin Guptill scores quick-fire 80 before spinners respond in fine fashion to help New Zealand beat Pakistan by 22 runs.

India vs Pakistan: It's that man Virat Kohli again

India rode on Virat Kohli's unbeaten 55 runs to clinch victory against Pakistan at the Eden Gardens.

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After 6 years in Pakistan jail, Mumbai resident Hamid Ansari returns home

It’s been six years since Hamid Nehal Ansari crossed the border into Pakistan and was arrested. On Thursday, he returned to his home in Mumbai days after being released from a Pakistan jail.

Eye for Detail 15: The importance of Kartarpur corridor, Implant Files and the Maratha reservation

This week we look at the importance of the Kartarpur corridor between India and Pakistan, why you should pay attention to the revelations from Implant Files and what the Maratha reservation could lead to.

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The significance of Kartarpur corridor: News in Numbers

A look at what the Kartarpur corridor means to Indian Sikh pilgrims, on the day Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is scheduled to do a groundbreaking ceremony.

Who are the contenders this election in Pakistan and what it means to India

Every election in Pakistan is crucial for India. So as Pakistan votes for a new prime minister, this is what India should know about the contenders and their parties’ stand vis-a-vis India.

Modi says Congress' made a mess of Andhra bifurcation, just the way it did during Partition

Looking back into history, Modi said, "three states were created even under former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee but they are functioning smoothly. Congress' handling of Andhra Pradesh bifurcation is a mess, just like the Partition of India and Pakistan".

World News Wrap | 'Football in the only victor': US, Mexico and Canada to host 2026 World Cup

‘No longer a nuclear threat from North Korea’: US President Donald Trump, on his return from Singapore after meeting Kim Jong Un, said there is no longer a nuclear threat from North Korea. Taking to Twitter, he said, “Just landed – a long trip, but everybody can now feel much safer than the day I […]

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Hurriyat Is Pakistan's Stooge, Can't Solve Kashmiris' Problems: JKDLP Chairman

The chairman of the Jammu Kashmir Democratic Liberation Party (JKDLP) on Wednesday raised questions over Hurriyat’s intentions asking how one can expect them to solve Kashmiris’ problems as they are Pakistan’s stooge. “Hurriyat is Pakistan’s stooge how can you expect them to solve Kashmiris’ problems?” Chairman, JKDLP, Mohammad Hashim Qureshi said. Attacking the separatists, Hashim […]

India Permitted To Construct Kishanganga, Ratle Projects: World Bank

India is allowed to construct hydroelectric power facilities on tributaries of the Jhelum and Chenab rivers with certain restrictions under the 1960 Indus Waters Treaty (IWT), the World Bank has said. The World Bank’s comments came as officials from India Pakistan concluded the secretary-level talks over the IWT. Pakistan opposes the construction of the Kishanganga […]

Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif Disqualified By Court

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who was named in the Panama Papers investigation, has been disqualified from holding public office in a unanimous verdict by the Supreme Court of Pakistan. It has also ordered a case against the prime minister to be referred to the NAB (National Accountability Bureau). Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan said on […]

Eminent Scientist And Academician Yash Pal Passed Away At 90

Eminent Indian scientist and academician Professor Yash Pal passed away at his residence in Uttar Pradesh’s Noida district late Monday night. The 90-year-old scientist had earlier battled with lung cancer and overcame the disease around five years ago. He was admitted in hospital due to age-old ailments at the time of his death. Professor Pal was […]

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