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Pakistan Reverses Ban on Contraceptive Ads

Wall Street Journal (blog) - ‎10 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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Bomb Blast in Pakistan Targets Chinese Engineer

Voice of America - ‎15 hours ago‎
A roadside bomb blast in Pakistan's southwestern port city of Karachi Monday wounded a Chinese engineer and two others.
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Pakistan: Proposals to allow men to beat wives who refuse sex – is UK next?

Express.co.uk - ‎16 hours ago‎
The Council said it has to finalise the 160-page draft before it is sent to lawmakers in Pakistan's Punjab region who will decide whether to rubber stamp it or not.
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Pakistan are not likely to support World T20 in 2018: PCB chief Shaharyar Khan

The Indian Express - ‎5 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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Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif to undergo heart surgery in London

Financial Times - ‎14 hours ago‎
Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will undergo open heart surgery in a London hospital on Tuesday, at a time when he faces growing demands for his resignation over the alleged offshore wealth accumulated by three of his four children.
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War not a solution to Indo-Pak problems, says Pakistan envoy Basit

Firstpost - ‎6 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 BS Basit said on Monday, two days after Pakistani nuclear scientist AQ Khan said his country has ...
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Pakistan misses GDP growth target by 0.8 percent, sets 5.7 percent target for next year

Reuters - ‎7 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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Why water scarcity is a bigger threat to Pakistan's security than militancy

Deutsche Welle - ‎8 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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Pakistan says new sampling shows progress against polio

CTV News - ‎9 hours ago‎
ISLAMABAD -- For the first time in Pakistan's history all the previous month's environmental samples for polio have tested negative -- a sign of progress in the campaign to eradicate the virus, an official said Monday.
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Drone strike kills driver in Pakistan, family presses charges against US

Toronto Star - ‎May 29, 2016‎
QUETTA, PAKISTAN—The family of a driver who was killed alongside Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour in a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan has filed a case against U.S. officials, seeking to press murder charges, police said Sunday. Mansour had entered ...

Ending Infanticide in Pakistan

Foreign Affairs (subscription) - ‎21 hours ago‎
“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 ...
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Vesakha Festival: Enhanced ties between Pakistan, Sri Lanka stressed

The Express Tribune - ‎2 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.

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

DAWN.com - ‎11 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.
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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 ...
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Pakistan in the US, the US in Pakistan: Self-Denial is the Biggest Threat to World Peace

Geopoliticalmonitor.com - ‎10 hours ago‎
One of the ironies of being a Pakistani living abroad, especially in the West, is having to pose as Indian. According to Asghar Choudhri, the chairman of Brooklyn's Pakistani American Merchant Association, a lot of Pakistanis can't get jobs after 9/11 ...
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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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Buddha day being celebrated first time across Pakistan

The News International - ‎13 hours ago‎
ISLAMABAD: Buddha day is being observed for the first time officially across Pakistan on Monday to pay homage to the contribution of Fasting Buddha Siddhartha Gautama as the founder of Buddhism in South Asia.
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Nuclear-armed Pakistan can 'target' Delhi in five minutes: Abdul Qadeer Khan

Economic Times - ‎May 29, 2016‎
ISLAMABAD: Nuclear-armed Pakistan has the ability to "target" the Indian capital Delhi in five minutes, the father of Pakistan's nuclear programme Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan has said. Addressing a gathering here on the 18th anniversary of Pakistan's first ...

Riaz claims Pakistan will test England

Sport24 - ‎7 hours ago‎
Cape Town - Pakistan fast bowler Wahab Riaz has claimed that Pakistan have the quality to test English batsmen when they touch down in England in July.

A 'Chinese revolution' sweeps across Pakistan

DAWN.com - ‎10 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.
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