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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 has the world's second-largest Muslim population. 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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Watch: Pashtuns protest against Pakistan Army outside UNHRC office in Geneva [Video]

Watch: Pashtuns protest against Pakistan Army outside UNHRC office in Geneva

Supporters of Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) Europe held protest against Pakistan. Pashtuns protested to condemn gross human rights violations in Pakistan. The protest was organised outside UNHRC..

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Indian Sikhs absent from commemorations in Pakistan [Video]

Indian Sikhs absent from commemorations in Pakistan

Despite being the first year of commemorations since visa-free travel was opened between India and Pakistan allowing pilgrims to reach the holy site of Darbar Sahib, Indian pilgrims did not attend.

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Pashtuns protest outside UNHRC office in Geneva against Pakistan Army [Video]

Pashtuns protest outside UNHRC office in Geneva against Pakistan Army

Despite COVID-19 restrictions, Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) Europe organised a protest in front of UNHRC headquarters in Geneva to condemn gross human rights violations in Pakistan. The Pashtuns were..

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Arms and ammunition dropped by Pakistani drones in J&K’s Akhnoor: Forces [Video]

Arms and ammunition dropped by Pakistani drones in J&K’s Akhnoor: Forces

Security forces recovered cache of arms and ammunition in J&K’s Akhnoor. Forces said the ammunition was dropped by a Pakistani drone across LOC. An official confirmed that the arms and ammunition..

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Watch: Anti-Pak protest in UK; Pakistanis try to fight, intimidate PoK activists [Video]

Watch: Anti-Pak protest in UK; Pakistanis try to fight, intimidate PoK activists

Activists from Pakistan Occupied Kashmir staged a protest against the Islamic Republic in the United Kingdom. The demonstration was conducted outside Pakistan's consulate in Bradford. Pakistani..

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'In Imran Khan's Naya Pakistan, you may not return home': India at UNHRC [Video]

'In Imran Khan's Naya Pakistan, you may not return home': India at UNHRC

India accused Pakistan of spreading 'imposturous political propaganda'. India exercised Right of Reply at the 45th Session of Human Rights Council. "Yet again, though we are not surprised, Pakistan has..

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Sikhs protest outside Pakistan Embassy over 'forced conversion of Sikh girls' [Video]

Sikhs protest outside Pakistan Embassy over 'forced conversion of Sikh girls'

Members of Sikh community staged protest outside Pakistan Embassy in New Delhi against 'abduction and forced conversion Sikh girls in Pakistan'. Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC)..

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Watch: Terror attack on CRPF men in J&K, days after cops' Pak drone revelation [Video]

Watch: Terror attack on CRPF men in J&K, days after cops' Pak drone revelation

Terrorists reportedly launched a terror attack on personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force in Jammu and Kashmir. The attack took place in Srinagar's Nowgam, as per reports with no injuries or..

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Muslim musician from Rajkot sings Hindu hymns [Video]

Muslim musician from Rajkot sings Hindu hymns

Having composed and released 20 albums consisting of bhajans and songs, Sohil Baloch is now set to melt his listeners' heart with his latest bhajan composition dedicated to Lord Shiva. Hailing from..

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BSF foils Pakistan's attempt to smuggle arms, narcotics into India [Video]

BSF foils Pakistan's attempt to smuggle arms, narcotics into India

Border Security Force (BSF) foiled an attempt to smuggle arms, ammunition and narcotics into India in Arnia area along the International Border from Pakistan side, on the night of 19-20 September...

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If we can engage with China, why not the other neighbour: Farooq Abdullah suggests talks with Pakistan [Video]

If we can engage with China, why not the other neighbour: Farooq Abdullah suggests talks with Pakistan

National Conference president and former chief minister of JandK, Farooq Abdullah, on September 19 said in Lok Sabha that border skirmishes are on a rise in Jammu and Kashmir and talks should be held..

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Pakistan using drones to drop weapons in JandK: Dilbag Singh [Video]

Pakistan using drones to drop weapons in JandK: Dilbag Singh

Jammu and Kashmir DGP Dilbag Singh on September 19 informed that Pakistan is using drones to drop weapons. He was briefing mediapersons, after Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists arrested by security..

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Al Qaeda terrorists nabbed from Kerala, Bengal; were targeting navy base: NIA [Video]

Al Qaeda terrorists nabbed from Kerala, Bengal; were targeting navy base: NIA

National Investigative Agency (NIA) arrested nine Al Qaeda terrorists from West Bengal and Kerala. They are accused of being radicalised by a Pakistan-based Al Qaeda module. The men were radicalised on..

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NIA arrests 9 Al-Qaeda terrorists from Kerala, West Bengal [Video]

NIA arrests 9 Al-Qaeda terrorists from Kerala, West Bengal

National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested nine Al-Qaeda terrorists from West Bengal and Kerala. Leu Yean Ahmed and Abu Sufiyan from West Bengal and Mosaraf Hossen and Murshid Hasan from Kerala are..

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‘Desperate for freedom’: PoK activist exposes Pakistan brutality at UNHRC [Video]

‘Desperate for freedom’: PoK activist exposes Pakistan brutality at UNHRC

PoK activist Dr. Amjad Mirza exposed Pakistan’s brutalities during a session of the United Nations Human Rights Council. He said that the world has been hypnotized by the lies dished out by Pakistan..

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Indians return from Pakistan: 400 people stranded amid Covid lockdown back [Video]

Indians return from Pakistan: 400 people stranded amid Covid lockdown back

Around 400 people reportedly returned from Pakistan to India via the Wagah-Attari border crossing. They were stuck in the neighbouring nation due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the consequent lockdown...

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China continues to illegally occupy 38,000 sq kms in Ladakh: Rajnath Singh [Video]

China continues to illegally occupy 38,000 sq kms in Ladakh: Rajnath Singh

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on September 17 said in Rajya Sabha that China claims approximately 90,000 sq. kms of Indian territory in the Eastern Sector of the India-China boundary in Arunachal..

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Living on the edge, Pakistani Hindus still feel safer in India

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Pakistan to seal city areas across country to stem quickening virus spread

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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

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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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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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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'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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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 to start easing lockdown amid sharp coronavirus spread

Pakistan will begin lifting its coronavirus lockdown on Saturday, Prime Minister Imran Khan said, hours after the country announced its highest daily increase in new cases.
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Black and some other ethnic groups more at risk from COVID-19, Britain says

Black people and men of Bangladeshi and Pakistani origin are nearly twice as likely to die from the COVID-19 disease than whites, even when adjusting data for deprivation, a new British report said on..
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Pakistan excludes religious sect from minority commission

Pakistan's cabinet has declined to include a religious sect that rights group says suffers widespread persecution in a newly formed commission for minorities, after opposition from conservatives in the..
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Pakistan to lift lockdown from Saturday, despite rising COVID-19 curve

Pakistan's coronavirus lockdown will be lifted on Saturday, Prime Minister Imran Khan said, despite the fact that the number of cases in the country is still accelerating.
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Black and Pakistani people more likely to die from COVID-19: UK data

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