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Pakistan: Country in South Asia
Pakistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a country in South Asia. It is the world's fifth-most populous country with a population exceeding 212.2 million. It is the 33rd-largest country by area, spanning 881,913 square kilometres. Pakistan has a 1,046-kilometre (650-mile) coastline along the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman in the south and is bordered by India to the east, Afghanistan to the west, Iran to the southwest, and China to the northeast. It is separated narrowly from Tajikistan by Afghanistan's Wakhan Corridor in the northwest, and also shares a maritime border with Oman.

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Extrajudicial killings in PoK, Gilgit-Baltistan not acceptable: Activist at UNHRC [Video]

Extrajudicial killings in PoK, Gilgit-Baltistan not acceptable: Activist at UNHRC

National Equality Party JKGBL, Chairman Sajjad Raja while speaking at UNHRC's 44th session on July 09 said that the extrajudicial killings taking place in Pakistan occupied so called 'Azad' Kashmir and..

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'Assessing legal options': MEA on Pakistan's claim on Kulbhushan Jadhav [Video]

'Assessing legal options': MEA on Pakistan's claim on Kulbhushan Jadhav

On Kulbhushan Jadhav, the official spokesperson of Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Anurag Srivastava said that legal options are being assessed. He said, "We had pointed out how Pakistan's claim..

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"Will take revenge for every drop of blood": Ravinder Raina on gruesome killings of Wasim Bari and family [Video]

"Will take revenge for every drop of blood": Ravinder Raina on gruesome killings of Wasim Bari and family

BJP's state president, Ravinder Raina reacted on the deaths of former Bandipora BJP president Sheikh Wasim Bari, along with his father and brother by the terrorists. He said, "Pakistan's terrorists..

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Kulbhushan Jadhav refused to file review petition against death sentence: Pakistan [Video]

Kulbhushan Jadhav refused to file review petition against death sentence: Pakistan

According to Pakistan's Additional Attorney General Ahmed Irfan, Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav has refused to file a review petition against the death sentence imposed on him."On 17 June 2020,..

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Woman killed in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in J and K's Poonch [Video]

Woman killed in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in J and K's Poonch

A woman was killed in Jammu and Kashmir's Lanjote village in Poonch on July 7 after heavy selling by Pakistan. Another person has also been seriously injured in the incident. The injured person has..

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Anti-China protests in PoK against illegal construction of dams [Video]

Anti-China protests in PoK against illegal construction of dams

Residents of Muzaffarabad held protest against China and Pakistan, opposing the construction of dams on Neelam and Jhelum rivers. A protestor said, "Agreement for the dams was signed between..

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Pakistan's economy: People-friendly budget as recession looms [Video]

Pakistan's economy: People-friendly budget as recession looms

Pakistan's economy was already struggling and the coronavirus pandemic added to its strain.

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Pakistan deadly attacks: Armed group says violence is necessary [Video]

Pakistan deadly attacks: Armed group says violence is necessary

A group known as the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) says its fighters carried out the attack.

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Indian Embassy officials in Pakistan return home after govt reduces staff strength [Video]

Indian Embassy officials in Pakistan return home after govt reduces staff strength

Pakistan sent back Indian diplomatic staff after India asked the neighbouring country to reduce its diplomatic staff by half here. The step came after the arrest of two Pakistani spies this month,..

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Pakistan mango farmers hit hard by COVID-19, locust attacks [Video]

Pakistan mango farmers hit hard by COVID-19, locust attacks

Suspended flights and high freight charges have brought down exports, and locust attacks have severely damaged the fruit.

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Security tightens outside Mumbai's Taj Hotel after receiving threat call from Pakistan [Video]

Security tightens outside Mumbai's Taj Hotel after receiving threat call from Pakistan

Security tightened outside Taj Hotel and nearby areas on June 30. The step was taken after the hotel administration received a threat call on June 29. The call was made from Karachi and the caller..

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Pakistan: 4 killed in attack on Karachi stock exchange [Video]

Pakistan: 4 killed in attack on Karachi stock exchange

Security officials kill gunmen who stormed the building in Pakistan's commercial capital.

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PoK roads in shambles as admin-businessmen alliance continues to exploit exchequer [Video]

PoK roads in shambles as admin-businessmen alliance continues to exploit exchequer

This road connects a densely populated Chinari village with the highway leading to capital Muzaffarabad of illegally occupied region of PoK. The result of this condition is that a 51km distance becomes..

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At least three dead after gunmen attack Karachi stock exchange [Video]

At least three dead after gunmen attack Karachi stock exchange

Police officers have been examining the scene of the Pakistan Stock Exchange, after gunmen opened fire on the financial centre killing at least three people.Among the dead are two guards and a..

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4 terrorists who attacked Pakistan Stock Exchange killed by security forces in Karachi [Video]

4 terrorists who attacked Pakistan Stock Exchange killed by security forces in Karachi

As per Pakistan media, around four terrorists who attacked Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi were killed by security forces. They stormed the Pakistan Stock Exchange building on June 29 and opened..

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Gunmen attack Pakistani stock exchange [Video]

Gunmen attack Pakistani stock exchange

The gunmen attacked the building, which is in a high security zone that also houses the head offices of many private banks, with grenades and guns, said Ghulam Nabi Memon, chief of police in Pakistan's..

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Gunmen attack Pakistani stock exchange in Karachi, six killed - police [Video]

Gunmen attack Pakistani stock exchange in Karachi, six killed - police

The gunmen attacked the building, which is in a high security zone that also houses the head offices of many private banks, with grenades and guns, said Ghulam Nabi Memon, chief of police in Pakistan's..

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Human error caused Pakistan plane crash that killed 97, initial report says

A plane crash that killed 97 people in Pakistan last month was caused by human error, according to an initial report.
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Pakistani court convicts three in politician's murder in London

A Pakistani court sentenced three men to life in prison on Thursday for their part in the assassination of a Pakistani political leader who was stabbed to death in London in 2010, a government..
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Living on the edge, Pakistani Hindus still feel safer in India

Seven years ago, Dharamveer Solanki, a Hindu, left his home in Pakistan’s Hyderabad city, never to return. When his train crossed the border into India, Solanki said he felt happier than ever before.
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Pakistan to seal city areas across country to stem quickening virus spread

Pakistani authorities said they will re-impose strict lockdowns in selected areas of several cities from Monday night, a day after the federal government said COVID-19 cases could multiply eightfold by..
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Artists around the world pay tribute to George Floyd

Protests against racism triggered by the death of African American George Floyd have inspired art around the world, from murals in Syria and Pakistan to graffiti in Nairobi.
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WHO recommends Pakistan reimpose intermittent lockdowns as COVID-19 cases rise sharply

The World Health Organization has recommended Pakistani authorities reimpose "intermittent lockdowns" of targeted areas to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, stating the country did not meet the..
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Afghan peace talks seen this month after U.S. shuttle diplomacy

Talks to end the 18-year-old conflict in Afghanistan may begin this month, sources said on Monday, a day after the U.S. special envoy visited the capital of neighbouring Pakistan and met Taliban..
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Pakistan cracks down on safety breaches, coronavirus cases top 100,000

Pakistan has recorded more than 100,000 coronavirus infections, officials statistics showed on Monday and the rise in daily infections has prompted authorities to begin strict enforcement of government..
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After Pakistan's lockdown gamble, COVID-19 cases surge

Four weeks ago, with its most important festival coming up and millions of people facing starvation as economic activity dwindled, Pakistan lifted a two-month-long coronavirus lockdown.  
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Pakistani aviation authority says PIA pilot ignored air traffic control

Pakistani aviation authorities have told Pakistan International Airlines that the pilot of a passenger plane that crashed into a residential district of Karachi last month had ignored air traffic..
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Pakistan prime minister defends lifting lockdown, urges nation to 'live with the virus'

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday cited economic losses to justify his government's decision to lift a coronavirus lockdown despite rising infections and deaths, urging people to "live..
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Black boxes from crashed Pakistan jet head to France for analysis

Air crash investigators were en route from Pakistan to France on Monday with two 'black box' flight recorders of a Pakistani airliner that crashed in a residential area while trying to land in the port..
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India expels two Pakistani officials for 'espionage'

India on Sunday expelled two officials working at the Pakistan High Commision in New Delhi after they were held for espionage, the foreign ministry said in a statement.
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Work on flight data of crashed Pakistani airliner to start June 2 in France

Work on the flight data and cockpit voice recorders of a crashed Pakistani airliner will begin in France on June 2, investigators said on Saturday.
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Move over James Bond; India returns alleged bird spy to Pakistan

Indian police have released a pigeon belonging to a Pakistani fisherman after a probe found that the bird, which had flown across the contentious border between the nuclear-armed nations, was not a..
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Pakistan to resume outbound international flights as COVID-19 spreads

Pakistan will allow outbound international flights to resume from Saturday, an aviation official said, after largely closing its airspace to commercial flights to curb the spread of the coronavirus..
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Pakistan to resume international flight operations: Civil Aviation Authority

Pakistan will allow international flights to resume, an aviation official said on Friday, after largely closing its airspace to commercial flights since March to curb the spread of the coronavirus..
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Crashed Pakistan A320 jet insured for $19.7 million: airline document

The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Airbus SE A320 jet that crashed into a crowded residential district of Karachi last week killing 97 people on board was insured for $19.7 million, an airline..
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Crashed Pakistan plane hit runway three times on first approach, minister says

The captain of a Pakistani airliner that crashed last week, killing 97 people on board, approached Karachi airport without announcing he couldn't open his landing gear and hit the runway three times, a..
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Cockpit voice recorder found in debris of Pakistan crash

Search teams on Thursday recovered the cockpit voice recorder from the wreckage of a Pakistani airliner that crashed into a city neighbourhood last week killing 97 people on board, a spokesman for the..
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Cockpit voice recorder recovered from debris of crashed Pakistani plane: spokesman

Search teams on Thursday recovered the cockpit voice recorder from the wreckage of a Pakistani airliner that crashed last week, a spokesman for the airline said.
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Investigators scour Pakistan air crash site for clues and cockpit voice recorder

A team of Pakistani and French investigators on Wednesday sifted through the wreckage of a Pakistani airliner that crashed in the southern city of Karachi last Friday, searching for clues around what..
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'No Eid in our home': Pakistani families mourn crash victims

As Fazal Rahmaan, 80 and his wife, Wahida Rahmaan, 74, boarded a plane in the Pakistani city of Lahore on Friday, their family's biggest fear was that they might get catch the coronavirus on their way..
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Here are the top stories for Saturday, May 23rd: Fire destroys San Francisco warehouse; Spain far-right demo against virus' govt handling; Funeral prayers of two victims of Pakistan crash; Thai..
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Just two survivors in Pakistan plane crash; bodies of 97 passengers and crew recovered

97 bodies have been pulled from rubble in Karachi, Pakistan, where a plane crashed Friday. All are believed to be passengers and crew. Two survived.
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Death toll from Pakistan airliner crash 97, black box found

The flight data recorder from the Pakistani airliner that crashed into a residential neighbourhood of Karachi has been found, an official said on Saturday, as the death toll rose to 97.
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Pakistan jet with 98 aboard crashes in Karachi

A jetliner carrying 98 people crashed in a crowded neighborhood near the airport in Pakistan's port city of Karachi after an apparent engine failure during landing. (May 22)  
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Pakistani airliner carrying 99 plunges into Karachi houses

A Pakistan International Airlines Airbus jet with 99 people on board crashed into a crowded residential district of the city of Karachi on Friday afternoon while approaching the airport.
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Karachi hospitals receive at least 56 bodies from plane crash site: hospital officials

Karachi hospitals received 56 bodies from the site of a commercial jet that crashed into a residential neighbourhood while landing in Pakistan's largest city, hospital officials said on Friday.
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Confirmed Pakistan plane crash death toll at 41: airline CEO

At least 41 people are confirmed to have been killed in a plane crash in a residential area of Pakistan's largest city, Karachi, Pakistan International Airlines' (PIA) chief executive said on Friday.
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Pakistani PIA plane carrying 99 crashes in Karachi, many feared dead

An Airbus plane with 99 on board crashed into a residential area of the Pakistani city of Karachi on Friday while on approach to the airport, with at least one passenger surviving but many others..
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At least one passenger survived Pakistan plane crash: government official

At least one passenger survived the crash of a Pakistani airliner that went down on Friday in a residential area of Karachi, a government official said.
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Pakistan crash pilot sent Mayday with 'lost engines': liveatc.net

The pilot of a crashed Pakistan International Airlines jet sent a Mayday and told controllers the aircraft had lost power from both its engines on its second attempt to land, according to a recording..
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Plane crashes in Pakistan with 99 on board, many feared dead

A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane with 99 passengers and crew crashed into a residential area of the city of Karachi on Friday, with many feared dead, officials said.
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Pakistan International Airlines flight crashes in area near Pakistan airport

A Pakistan International Airlines flight with dozens of people on board crashed Friday in the Pakistani city of Karachi, according to CNN and Reuters.
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Pakistan's PIA aircraft with 107 passengers on board crashes in Karachi: officials

A PIA aircraft with 99 passengers and eight crew members on board crashed on Friday in a residential area of the southern Pakistani city of Karachi, officials said.
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Pakistani police arrest cousin of two girls murdered over social media kissing video

Pakistani police have arrested the cousin of two teenage girls whom he is suspected of killing after a video of the girls kissing a man went viral on social media, officials said on Thursday.
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Lockdown over, Pakistan's COVID-19 deaths, infections tick higher

COVID-19 infections in Pakistan trended higher in recent days and were approaching 50,000, official data showed, with total deaths crossing 1,000, as the government remained unsure over the..
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Pakistani legislator dies from COVID-19, as highest daily toll recorded

A Pakistani local legislator died on Wednesday after contracting COVID-19, hospital officials said, marking the first death of a political figure in the South Asian nation from the disease at a time..
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Pakistani police hunt for killer of two teenage girls seen in kissing video

Pakistani police have launched a manhunt following the murder of two teenage girls who were seen kissing a man in a video that went viral on social media.
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Seven soldiers killed in militant attacks in southwest Pakistan

Militants killed seven Pakistani soldiers in two attacks in the country's mineral-rich southwestern province of Balochistan, the military said on Tuesday.
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Coronavirus 'not a pandemic in Pakistan' says top court, ordering curbs lifted

Pakistan's Supreme Court ordered the government on Monday to lift some of the remaining restrictions imposed on business to halt the spread of the coronavirus, even as the country recorded a rise in..
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India should talk to Taliban if Delhi feels it will bolster peace push: Pakistan's U.S. envoy

India should speak with Taliban militants if it feels that it will help the peace process, Pakistan's envoy to Washington said on Saturday, after a series of attacks in Afghanistan raised questions..
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Pakistan resumes domestic flights, insists on masks and empty seats

Pakistan resumed domestic flights between major cities for the first time in nearly two months on Saturday with the requirement that face masks be worn and vacant seats left between passengers,..
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Markets teem as Pakistan's lockdown eases despite infection surge

Markets across Pakistan were teeming on Monday after opening up for the first time in over a month as the country began to lift its lockdown despite a rise in the rate of coronavirus infections.
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Pakistan coronavirus cases surge past 25,000, pace quickens: Reuters tally

Coronavirus cases in Pakistan surged past 25,000 on Friday, just hours before the government was due to lift lockdown measures, with the country reporting some of the biggest daily increases in new..
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