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Pakistan sentences 2 men to death over garment factory fire
The men set the building on fire over a non-payment of extortion money, the court said. The 2012 blaze killed over 260 workers, who could not escape because the doors were locked.
Nigerian suspect wanted by FBI for $6m scam surrenders, NLC announces protest over fuel and electricity price and more
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Pakistan schools reopen after six months closure
Schools reopen in phases across Pakistan, which has seen most coronavirus restrictions lifted following a sharp drop in the number of infections.
Why polio continues to be a health risk in Pakistan
After Africa was declared polio-free last month, Afghanistan and Pakistan are now the only countries in the world where the disease is found. Why is polio surging in Pakistan and what can be done to curb the disease?
Pakistan: Protests erupt over Parachinar bomb attack
A bombing in the majority Shiite town of Parachinar, near the Afghan border, has brought crowds of protesters to the streets. Angry locals say security forces are failing to protect them from Sunni extremists.
Reps give Akpabio 48-hours to name lawmakers with NDDC contracts, Third Mainland Bridge on Friday - FG
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Is the space for critical thinking shrinking in Pakistan?
A number of liberal academics have been sacked by their universities, allegedly over their anti-government stance. Rights groups have expressed grave concerns over a shrinking space for dissent in Pakistan.
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The coronavirus is spreading at an enormous pace in Pakistan. Analysts say the government's inaction and mismanagement of the virus has worsened the outbreak.
India-Pakistan: Embassies to cut staff by half over spy row
India is expelling close to half of the staff at Pakistan’s embassy in New Delhi over espionage claims. Islamabad has reciprocated with the same orders for the Indian High Commission.
Eid festivities raise coronavirus surge fears in South Asia
In Bangladesh, India and Pakistan, people ignored physical distancing rules to celebrate Eid, the most important Muslim holiday. With COVID-19 infections on the rise in South Asia, this could lead to a catastrophe.
British Pakistanis angry about coronavirus repatriation effort
Thousands of British Pakistanis found themselves stuck in Pakistan as the coronavirus pandemic spread. They are disillusioned by their government's attempt to get them home to Britain, which some see as racist.
Coronavirus: Is Pakistan taking COVID-19 too lightly?
Pakistan is heading toward a coronavirus emergency, yet the response of PM Khan's government has so far been unsatisfactory. Experts say the country could face a huge catastrophe if the authorities don't act properly.