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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 212.7 million people. In area, it is the 33rd-largest country, 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 in 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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Congress remained oblivious to persecution of minorities in Pakistan since Independence: Smriti Irani


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Pakistan foreign office summons Indian diplomat


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Videos for Pakistan


Man arrested in Pakistan over Pc Sharon Beshenivsky killing [Video]Man arrested in Pakistan over Pc Sharon Beshenivsky killing

A 71-year-old man has been arrested in Pakistan in connection with the murder of Pc Sharon Beshenivsky, who was shot while on duty in 2005. West Yorkshire Police said Piran Ditta Khan was held on..

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Avalanches in Kashmir kill dozens [Video]Avalanches in Kashmir kill dozens

Dozens of people have died after avalanches were triggered in both Pakistan and India-controlled Kashmir. David Doyle reports.

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The Duchess of Cambridge turns 38 [Video]The Duchess of Cambridge turns 38

As the Duchess of Cambridge celebrates her 38th birthday on January 9, we look back of her previous year and the highlights of her royal duties. Kate toured Pakistan with William, became patron of the..

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'Ring of Fire' eclipse enthralls skywatchers in Middle East, Asia [Video]'Ring of Fire' eclipse enthralls skywatchers in Middle East, Asia

A rare annular eclipse drew crowds astronomers, tourists, and devotees to witness the solar phenomenon across a broad swath of the globe. Zachary Goelman reports.

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Pakistan beat Sri Lanka to win first home Test series in 13 years [Video]Pakistan beat Sri Lanka to win first home Test series in 13 years

Pakistan celebrate their first Test victory on home soil, since the return of cricket's longest format to the country earlier this month.

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Protests continue in Pakistan in support of Kashmir [Video]Protests continue in Pakistan in support of Kashmir

Protests continue in Pakistan in support of Kashmir

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Pakistani academic Junaid Hafeez sentenced to death for blasphemy [Video]Pakistani academic Junaid Hafeez sentenced to death for blasphemy

University professor Hafeez found guilty of having insulted Prophet Muhammad and Quran verbally and on Facebook.

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Mahathir Mohamad: Muslim world 'in a state of crisis' [Video]Mahathir Mohamad: Muslim world 'in a state of crisis'

Saudi Arabia and Pakistan were notably absent from meeting of Islamic nations at the Kuala Lumpur Summit.

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Internet blackout hits India unrest, mass arrests [Video]Internet blackout hits India unrest, mass arrests

The protests that have swept India enters its second week. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government is refusing to budge on the controversial citizenship law that sparked the..

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Pakistan's Musharraf calls death sentence 'personal' [Video]Pakistan's Musharraf calls death sentence 'personal'

Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has said a death sentence against him was the result of a vendetta, in a video released late on Wednesday. David Doyle reports.

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Pakistan's Pervez Musharraf handed death penalty in treason case [Video]Pakistan's Pervez Musharraf handed death penalty in treason case

It is the first time in the country's history a former leader has received the death sentence.

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Indian court turns down petition to stop implementation of citizenship law [Video]Indian court turns down petition to stop implementation of citizenship law

India's top court on Wednesday refused to stall the implementation of a new law that lays out a path for non-Muslim minorities from some neighbouring countries for Indian citizenship, despite violent..

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India's top court refuses to stop citizenship law's implementation [Video]India's top court refuses to stop citizenship law's implementation

Law makes it easier for non-Muslims from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan to gain Indian citizenship.

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Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf sentenced to death [Video]Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf sentenced to death

Pakistan's former President Pervez Musharraf has been sentenced to death in absentia in connection with a treason case.

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Buses torched as protests continue over India citizenship law [Video]Buses torched as protests continue over India citizenship law

Demonstrators torched vehicles in New Delhi on Sunday (December 15) as protests against a new citizenship law continued for a fifth straight day across the country.

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Protesters boycott exams, hunger strike against India’s Citizenship Act [Video]Protesters boycott exams, hunger strike against India’s Citizenship Act

Protesters across India continued their agitation on Saturday against the controversial religion-based Citizenship Law that allows non-Muslim persecuted minority refugees from neighbouring countries to..

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Protests flare as India passes controversial citizenship law [Video]Protests flare as India passes controversial citizenship law

India's ruling Hindu nationalist government on Wednesday won parliamentary approval for a far-reaching citizenship law that critics say undermines the country's secular constitution, as protests..

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Wild plants offer a lifeline as staple crops fail to cope with climate change [Video]Wild plants offer a lifeline as staple crops fail to cope with climate change

Scientists say many of the wild cousins of the crops that feed the world may offer us a lifeline as the world grapples with the combined challenges of climate change and sustainably feeding an..

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London attacker released from prison last year after terrorism offenses [Video]London attacker released from prison last year after terrorism offenses

The 28 year-old British man who killed two people in a stabbing spree on London Bridge before police shot him dead had been released from prison after a previous conviction for terrorism offenses,..

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Westminster Cathedral and other UK landmarks lit red to honour religious freedom [Video]Westminster Cathedral and other UK landmarks lit red to honour religious freedom

Westminster Cathedral is lit with red light as part of an initiative by Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need, called #RedWednesday to focus on persecuted Christians in countries such as Iraq,..

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Dramatic video shows migrant rescue following boat capsize [Video]Dramatic video shows migrant rescue following boat capsize

The Italian Coast Guard released on Monday dramatic video showing the rescue of a young girl at sea after a boat carrying migrants capsized in bad sea conditions. Mia Womersley reports

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China's growing appetite for coal threatens its Paris pledge [Video]China's growing appetite for coal threatens its Paris pledge

A new report by Global Energy Monitor found that China has increased its coal power capacity by 42.9 gigawatts between January of 2018 and June of 2019.

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Those opposing CAA are anti-Dalits: Amit Shah

The controversial law promises citizenship to "illegal immigrants" belonging to minority communities from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh who fled religious persecution in the three countries.
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Nehru, Gandhi supported idea of helping persecuted minorities in 1947: JP Nadda on CAA

"Both Jawaharlal Nehru and Gandhi Ji had supported the idea of helping persecuted minorities in Pakistan in 1947. Nehru had said that in 1948 that the relief fund should help the persecuted people in..
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Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in J&K, targets villages and forward posts


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Taliban look to sign deal with US by end of month: report

taliban look to sign deal with us by end of month: report
The statement by Suhail Shaheen to Pakistani daily Dawn comes as the group and the US held discussions in Doha this week after insurgent sources told AFP they had offered to initiate a brief ceasefire...
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NIA to investigate 'Bangladesh link' of DSP Davinder Singh

They are also suspecting that Davinder may have met the men from Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) -- the premier intelligence agency of Pakistan
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India summons Pak official, lodges strong protest over abduction of Hindu girls

India has summoned a senior official of the Pakistan High Commission and lodged a strong protest over the recent cases of abduction of minor girls from the minority Hindu community in Pakistan, and..
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India summons Pakistan High Commission official over abduction of three minor Hindu girls: Sources

According to sources, the Pakistani official was informed of India's "serious concerns" regarding such incidents.
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Pakistan two-star general: Farewell to a social media celebrity

Pakistan's military spokesman leaves his post after three headline-grabbing years, to praise and criticism.
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India's secularism under attack

At the end of December 2019, India's government introduced a controversial new law that grants a fast track to Indian citizenship for migrants fleeing religious persecution from Pakistan,..
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Qureshi meets Pompeo as Pakistan attempts to diffuse Middle East tensions

qureshi meets pompeo as pakistan attempts to diffuse middle east tensions
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi met US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Friday to discuss his recent trips to Iran and Saudi Arabia, as Islamabad tries to facilitate peace between Washington and..
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In Pakistan, 'dirty theatre' is a hit

Pakistan's pop culture has seen better days. The combined effects of censorship, religious conservatism and economic crisis have all but obliterated a once flourishing film industry. However, so-called..
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India summons Pak official over abduction of girls from minority Hindu community in Sindh

India on Friday summoned a senior official of the Pakistan High Commission and lodged a strong protest over recent cases of abduction of minor girls belonging to minority Hindu community in that..
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China defends raising Kashmir issue at UNSC to de-escalate India-Pak tensions


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Pakistan's BAT planting IEDs, landmines along LoC, warn intelligence agencies

BAT teams are planting Improvised explosive devices (IED) and landmines along the border to inflict damages on the Indian armed security forces.
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Not ready for peace with India without resolving Kashmir issue in just manner: Pak foreign minister


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Need to start deradicalisation camps: CDS

Listing diplomatic isolation of Pakistan and keeping it under pressure of blacklisting by FATF as measures to tackle Pak-based terror, Chief of Defence Staff Bipin Rawat on Thursday called for strong..
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Isolate Pak to counter terror, says CDS Rawat

Listing diplomatic isolation of Pakistan and keeping it under pressure of blacklisting by FATF as measures to tackle Pak-based terror, Chief of Defence Staff Bipin Rawat on Thursday called for strong..
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Imran Khan will get invite for SCO summit: Govt

The invitation is on expected lines as both India and Pakistan are now full members of the SCO and the Pakistani leader could not have been overlooked. While there is no word on a bilateral meeting or..
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Reflect on global consensus, don’t raise Kashmir issue: India to China

With China’s third attempt to embarrass India at the behest of its ally Pakistan running aground, India said it was time Beijing drew “proper lessons” as most UNSC member-states, including UK and..
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Rescuers hunt for survivors as Pakistan landslide death toll rises

Army helicopters flew rescue missions for the third day running in an avalanche-hit area of Pakistani-Kashmir as the death toll from the disaster rose to 77 on Thursday, officials said.
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Facebook to help Pakistan fight polio after being accused of hindering efforts

facebook to help pakistan fight polio after being accused of hindering efforts
Islamabad — Pakistan says Facebook will help the country in its fight against polio after authorities blamed antivaccine content posted in 2019 on the social network site for a leap in the number of..
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India to invite Imran Khan, other leaders for SCO's annual heads of government meeting

When asked whether India will invite Pakistan PM Imran Khan to Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) meeting scheduled later this year, External affairs ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said, "As..
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How CAA is different from Citizenship Act 1955

The CAA aims to provide Indian citizenship to six minority communities — Hindus, Parsis, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains and Christians — who arrived in India on or before December 31, 2014 from..
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China's attempt to raise Kashmir issue on Pakistan's behalf at UNSC fails again

China's latest attempt to raise the Kashmir issue at the UN Security Council on Pakistan's behalf has failed, with an overwhelming majority of the body expressing the view that it was not the right..
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China's attempt to rake up Kashmir issue at UNSC finds no takers; India asks Beijing to reflect, slams Pakistan

Beijing's attempt found no takers at the high level UN body with US, UK, Germany and France sending a strong message to China that UNSC is not the forum to raise a bilateral issue.
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LeT, JeM planning terrorist attack in India with ISI backing: Sources

Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) are planning to launch a terror attack in India with the backing of Pakistan's ISI.
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Article 370: Pakistan's use of false pretences at UN has run its course, India says

India has slammed Pakistan for again trying to raise the Kashmir issue in the UN Security Council where it failed one more time to find any support, with New Delhi asserting that Islamabad needs to..
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Kashmir avalanche: Girl rescued after 18 hours buried in snow

The 12-year-old said she thought she would die after an avalanche in Pakistan-administered Kashmir.
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Pakistan sponsoring terror, should do more to take non-reversible action against it: UK

"All the evidence against Pakistan has been put on the table. Pakistan has taken some action...there has been some progress. Pakistan has to do a lot more and take non-reversible action," Gareth..
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China fails again to raise Kashmir issue in UNSC, members say bilateral matter

None of the members took it's side and said that it's a bilateral issue between India and Pakistan.
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For backing Pakistan, trade with Turkey under scanner

While concrete measures have been decided in case of Malaysia, with a clampdown on refined palm oil imports already put in place, there is no decision on Turkey, which has sided with Pakistan on..
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China-Pakistan alliance again comes up short on Kashmir at UN


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Man arrested in Pakistan over 2005 murder of UK policewoman

A man wanted in connection with the 2005 murder of British police officer Sharon Beshenivsky has been arrested in Pakistan, the UK's West Yorkshire police said.
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Manishankar went to Pak to create unrest in India, alleges Uma Bharti


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Girl buried under Pakistan avalanche for 18 hours is found alive

A 12-year-old girl was found alive on Wednesday after being buried for 18 hours when an avalanche in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir engulfed the family house.
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PC Sharon Beshenivsky murder: Man arrested in Pakistan

Piran Dhitta Khan is wanted in connection to the shooting of PC Sharon Beshenivsky in 2005.
BBC News - Published

Sharon Beshenivsky: Suspect in 2005 murder of police officer arrested in Paklstan

A suspect in the 2005 murder of a police officer has been arrested in Pakistan.
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Three arrests over Briton shot dead in Pakistan

A man, a woman and a youth were arrested as part of the murder investigation, Pakistani police said.
BBC News - Published

Dawood Ibrahim lives in Pakistan under ISI's security, reveals arrested gangster Ejaz Lakdawala

Gangster Ejaz Lakdawala, a former gang member of noted criminals like Dawood Ibrahim and Chota Rajan who has revealed that Dawood still lives in Pakistan's Karachi, according to sources quoted by Zee..
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Government did not take anyone into confidence before bringing CAA: Mayawati

Speaking to reporters here, Mayawati said, "Centre has not taken anyone into confidence which is very sad. That is why, there is a 'haahaakaar' (outcry) in the country." She said, "It is not that..
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India to invite Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan for SCO summit: Reports

india to invite pakistan prime minister imran khan for sco summit: reports
However, it is up to Pakistan whether they want to send their prime minister or some other representative instead. Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will be invited by India for this year’s Shanghai..
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‘Who says you can’t protest, have you read Constitution?’

“What is the problem with going to Jama Masjid? Where is the violence? Who says you cannot protest... have you read the Constitution? You are behaving as if Jama Masjid was Pakistan and even if it..
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Avalanches kill 69 in Pakistani and Indian Kashmir

avalanches kill 69 in pakistani and indian kashmir
At least 59 people were killed and many more were missing after avalanches in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir over the last 24 hours, senior government officials said on Tuesday. In neighbouring India, at..
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'Be vigilant at all time': Army chief to soldiers deployed along Pak, China borders

In a message to the 1.3-million-strong force on the eve of Army Day, Army chief M M Naravane said the Indian Army has carved out a "special niche" in the nation's mind space and that it is not merely a..
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BSF opens fire at 'drone-like objects' near India-Pak border in Ferozepur

The BSF personnel from the 136th Battalion fired to bring them down, they said. However, the objects could not be recovered in a joint search operation of the BSF and Punjab Police.
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Kashmir avalanches and landslides leave 55 people dead

Fifty-five people have died and more are missing in Pakistani-administered Kashmir, officials say.
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Sonia, Rahul should tell who were behind Pulwama attack if not Pakistan: BJP


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At least 67 killed by avalanches in Pakistan, India: government officials

At least 57 people were killed and others were missing after avalanches in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir over the last 24 hours, senior government officials said on Tuesday.
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