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Pakistan Fighting Forces Refugees to Flee

Around 40,000 residents of Pakistan's Tirah Valley, close to the border with Afghanistan, have fled their homes after renewed fighting in the last few weeks, according to the Disaster Management Authority in th... Read More...
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How Drone Strikes Hamper Humanitarian Aid

Aid workers say drone strikes in rural parts of Afghanistan are affecting humanitarian and advocacy work. In places like Afghanistan and Pakistan, strikes by unmanned planes flying in the US's secretive dron... Read More...
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How best to serve Pakistan’s 750,000 IDPs?

Residents escaping the latest round of fighting in Khyber Agency in Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) say they did not even have time to bury their dead before leaving their homes in the Tirah valley. They are the latest of hundreds of ... Read More...
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Pakistan’s Troubled Inoculation Program

Pakistan is paying the price for its inability to inoculate its children, with measles killing 310 in Sindh province over the past year and with health officials and analysts saying more deaths are likely. The ... Read More...
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Pakistan and the Wrong Road

Seemingly against the odds, Pakistan's stock market has continued to defy expectations, outperforming the rest of Asia outside Japan for the past 18 months and all of the emerging markets since last March. S... Read More...
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Understanding Karachi’s killing fields

Mukhtar Ahmed Azmi, 75, along with his son and grandson, was about half way home on 6 September when unknown assailants on motorcycles opened fire on them in Pakistan's largest city, Karachi. Only Azmi's grandson survived. This is just one of many unsolved... Read More...
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China finds another route to the Indian Ocean

The Port of Singapore Authority’s* decision to pull out of a 40-year contract to operate the new Gwadar deep sea port in southwestern Pakistan, now to be taken over by the Chinese, is causing consternatio... Read More...
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Vigilante “Justice” in Pakistan

Pakistani police and government authorities have remained silent over the recent immolation of a mentally disabled Muslim male near Bahawalpur, in the southern region of Pakistan, for alleged blasphemy against ... Read More...
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Pakistan’s Taliban Nightmare

Contrary to the general perception, Pakistan is not pushing for the return of Taliban rule in Afghanistan. Instead, the prospect of the Taliban taking over the war-torn country after the pullout of foreign forces is the biggest nightmare for the Pakistani secu... Read More...
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Taking the Risk on Pakistan’s Catwalks

It is a hectic schedule for 21-year-old Nagina Nayaz. By day the young Pakistani woman is a nurse at a local hospital in Peshwar. By night she pursues a controversial dream and one that puts her in considerable... Read More...