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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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"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..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 02:18Published
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,..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:11Published
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..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:42Published
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..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:51Published
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.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:16Published
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,..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:17Published
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..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 02:16Published
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..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:13Published
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..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:53Published
Gunmen attack Karachi stock exchange building in Pakistan [Video]

Gunmen attack Karachi stock exchange building in Pakistan

Official says gunmen have attacked stock exchange building in the country's financial hub and four assailants killed.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:24Published
Protest held against illegal detention of Baloch political leaders by Pakistan's security agencies. [Video]

Protest held against illegal detention of Baloch political leaders by Pakistan's security agencies.

Protest demonstrations were held in Balochistan and Europe on Sunday against the forceful abduction of Baloch political leaders and intellectuals by Pakistan intelligence agencies. In Quetta city of..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:18Published

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Sikh pilgrims in deadly Pakistan train crash

At least 19 die as an express train hits a van carrying the pilgrims near the city of Lahore.
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Sky is the limit for Pakistan's metal artist

He trained in electrical engineering, but Nasim Yousufzai's life is about metal sculptures and creations.
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Gunmen attack Pakistani stock exchange in Karachi

Gunmen attack the Pakistani stock exchange in Karachi and police say at least four assailants have been killed.
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Imran Khan criticised after calling Osama Bin Laden a 'martyr'

Pakistan's opposition rounds on PM Imran Khan, who said the US "martyred" the 9/11 mastermind.
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Pakistani pilots grounded over 'fake licences'

Pakistan's aviation minister said a large number of pilots cheated in exams or have fake qualifications.
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Pakistan plane crash was 'human error' - initial report

An initial report into the disaster - which killed 97 people - blames the pilots and controller.
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India expels dozens of Pakistan diplomatic staff

Relations between the countries are tense after two Indian diplomatic staff were allegedly mistreated.
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Pakistan tour not in doubt despite positive coronavirus tests - Giles

England director of cricket Ashley Giles does not believe Pakistan's tour is in doubt despite three members of the visitors' squad testing positive for coronavirus.
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Conservative party suspends activist after telling British MP to 'go back to Pakistan'

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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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Ertugrul: The Turkish TV drama enthralling Pakistan

Turkish drama Dirilis Ertugrul is hugely popular in Pakistan, but its violence has been criticised.
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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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Former Pakistan captain Afridi tests positive for coronavirus

Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi reveals he has tested positive for coronavirus.
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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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Donkey released after Pakistan police swoop on gambling race

A donkey was held for four days after police swooped on a planned race in rural Pakistan.
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Pakistan locust plague: Locals collect insects for chicken feed

In Pakistan, the ground literally crawls with insects, as farmers sell them for chicken feed.
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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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Coronavirus: Rumours, fear and rising Covid deaths in Pakistan

Rumours circulating in the community mean many are too scared to get help until it is too late.
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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 'blasphemy' death row couple's plea for freedom

Shagufta Kausar and Shafqat Emmanuel hope judges in Pakistan will overthrow their 2014 conviction.
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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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Coronavirus replacements could be allowed in England's summer Test series with West Indies and Pakistan.
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Coronavirus replacements could be allowed in England's summer Test series with West Indies and Pakistan.
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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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Uzma Khan: An actress assaulted, a jealous wife and a viral video in Pakistan

Uzma Khan was beaten by three rich women and their guards. Why is this not a headline in Pakistan?
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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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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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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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Pakistani villager urges India to return 'spy' pigeon

The owner of a pigeon "arrested" by India for spying says his bird was freed for Eid and is innocent.
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Zara Abid: Model presumed dead in Pakistan plane crash abused online

Zara Abid, 28, was being mourned by friends and family, but then trolls began abusing her legacy online.
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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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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 plane crash: 'All I could see was fire'

At least 92 people have died after a PIA plane hit a Karachi residential area during landing.
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