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Pakistan Reverses Ban on Contraceptive Ads

Wall Street Journal (blog) - ‎14 hours ago‎
Pakistan reversed a ban on advertisements for contraceptives after just two days, following protests on social media in a country that is trying to bring down its population growth rate.
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War Not A Solution To Indo-Pak Problems, Says Pakistan Envoy Abdul Basit

NDTV - ‎9 hours ago‎
New Delhi: War is not a solution to problems between India and Pakistan and only "foolish" people would consider such an option, Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit said today, two days after Pakistani nuclear scientist AQ Khan said his country has ...
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Taliban Leader's Killing Exposes Deepening U.S.-Pakistan Strains

Bloomberg - ‎1 hour ago‎
The strike, which both sides said was carried out without Pakistan's knowledge, was the latest signal by the U.S. of just how much mistrust has deepened as a result of Pakistan's continued, if tacit, support for the Taliban. It also shows how difficult ...
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Bomb Blast in Pakistan Targets Chinese Engineer

Voice of America - ‎18 hours ago‎
A roadside bomb blast in Pakistan's southwestern port city of Karachi Monday wounded a Chinese engineer and two others.

Pakistan misses GDP growth target by 0.8 percent, sets 5.7 percent target for next year

Reuters - ‎11 hours ago‎
Pakistan's financial year runs from July to June. Nawaz Sharif's announcement comes ahead of Friday's presentation of his government's budget for the 2016-17 financial year.
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Pakistan — from crisis to crisis

The News International - ‎3 hours ago‎
No doubt Pakistan and its people are resilient. They have shown their grit by living through one crisis to another. Ever since the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's Jatti Umra residence in December last, it ...
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Pakistan are not likely to support World T20 in 2018: PCB chief Shaharyar Khan

The Indian Express - ‎9 hours ago‎
The chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Shaharyar Khan has said that he was not in favour of the World T20 taking place in 2018 and insisted that the cricket boards needed to pay more attention to the traditional Test format.
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A 'Chinese revolution' sweeps across Pakistan

DAWN.com - ‎14 hours ago‎
Like most traders across Pakistan, he wonders if Pakistan's retail sector could have blossomed like it has in the last decade or so if there were no China.

Lethargic labour productivity slows growth in Pakistan

East Asia Forum - ‎4 hours ago‎
Unfortunately, Pakistan, which was among the 10 fastest-growing economies in the world between 1960 and 1990, has not been one of them.
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Vesakha Festival: Enhanced ties between Pakistan, Sri Lanka stressed

The Express Tribune - ‎6 hours ago‎
TAXILA: Adviser to Prime Minister on National History and Literary Heritage Irfan Siddique has said that culture makes it easier for people to understand each other.
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Pakistan-origin girl dreams to be a doctor, Sushma reaches out

Times of India - ‎3 hours ago‎
Jaipur: Mashal Maheshwari, a 17-year-old Pakistani origin girl in Jaipur who scored 91% in her Class 12 CBSE this year, is jubilant.
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Pakistan's unwanted problem: Afghan refugees

The News International - ‎3 hours ago‎
The truth is that Afghans don't like Pakistan, considering Pakistan to be a Punjabi state. For reasons rooted in history they have viewed Punjab through a prism of hostility, not least because a Punjabi ruler, Maharaja Ranjit Singh, defeated them in ...

Afghan govt requests Pakistan to relax Torkham border crossing in Ramazan

The News International - ‎3 hours ago‎
LANDIKOTAL: The Afghan government has made a formal request to Pakistan to extend the border restriction deadline so that Afghan nationals could travel to and from Pakistan during Ramazan and Eidul Fitr. The request was made by an Afghan delegation ...

Ending Infanticide in Pakistan

Foreign Affairs (subscription) - ‎May 29, 2016‎
“It's good they leave them,” Bilquis Edhi told me at the Edhi Foundation in Karachi, as she explained the plight of abandoned infants in Pakistan. “At least they don't kill them. Killing causes me pain.” Forty-eight years ago, when her husband ...

People-to-people contact to enhance UK-Pakistan ties: Tucknott

The News International - ‎3 hours ago‎
The outgoing the UK deputy high commissioner in Karachi, John Tucknott, said on Monday that people-to-people contact had undergone an increase and they would go a long way in enhancing UK-Pakistan ties. Tucknott, who was bade a warm farewell ...
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Pakistan-US relationship: A double game?

Aljazeera.com - ‎May 28, 2016‎
Earlier this month it was revealed that the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) suspected its Islamabad station chief may have been poisoned by Pakistan's military intelligence service, the ISI, following the 2011 raid that killed Osama bin Laden ...

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's newly appointed Head Coach Mickey Arthur will join the national side in the first week of June.

DAWN.com - ‎15 hours ago‎
After a chaotic selection procedure that attracted controversies, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) finalised the 48-year-old to be the right fit for the job earlier this month.

Buddha Day celebrated first time across Pakistan

The News International - ‎3 hours ago‎
ISLAMABAD: The Buddha Day was observed Monday for the first time officially across Pakistan to pay homage to the contribution of Buddha Siddhartha Gautama as the founder of Buddhism in South Asia.
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Why water scarcity is a bigger threat to Pakistan's security than militancy

Deutsche Welle - ‎12 hours ago‎
The Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) has warned that the country may run dry by 2025 if the authorities didn't take an immediate action.
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