Pakistan

‘Hunted Down for Fun’: Discrimination and Violence Against Transgender Women by Nowshera Police

Trans Action (KP) is a Provincial Alliance of transgender which is working to improve gender identity and gender reassignment equality, rights and inclusion seeks to improve conditions and advance the rights, protection and equality of Tran’s people. We are currently working to address underlying issues of chronic vulnerability and overlooked transgender needs, issues and vulnerabilities and protect their civil political ...

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The All Fata Political Parties Alliance to observe Aug 14 as black day

Demand merger of tribal areas with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa PESHAWAR: The All Fata Political Parties Alliance has to observe August 14 as black day if government fails to merge the tribal areas with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Addressing at news conference at Peshawar Press Club on Thursday, All Fata Political Parties Alliance president Haji Iqbal Afrdi said that tribal people had already requested ...

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Pakistan: Mother of four beaten to death with stones, bricks by husband

BADIN: A woman succumbed to her injuries after being beaten with stones and bricks by her husband in Tando Muhammad Khan’s People’s Colony area on Friday, local officials quoted witnesses as saying. The 35-year-old mother of four was attacked with stones and bricks before her husband fled the scene, the officials said. The woman was being transported to the Tando ...

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Pakistan Army to monitor schools, health centres in FATA

PESHAWAR: As active combat operations are reaching their ultimate end, the Army has assumed the monitoring role in education and health sectors in Fata, insist multiple sources. A relevant official confided to Dawn that political agents had received letters from the Corps Headquarters Peshawar informing them that monitoring teams of the army would visit schools, colleges and health centres to ...

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We cann’t support CPEC at the cost of exploitation, says Baloch leader Akhtar Mengal

BNP chief Akhtar Mengal, Asma Jahangir and SCBA Secretary Asad Manzoor participate in the seminar on Tuesday. — INP ISLAMABAD: Balochistan National Party (BNP) chief Akhtar Mengal has called the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) exploitative if it does not equally benefit all the provinces, particularly Balochistan, which is the epicentre of the project. Mr Mengal was speaking at a seminar ...

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Radio Pakistan misuses US officials’ speech on Durand Line

Radio Pakistan, a state-run media on Tuesday falsely misused the remarks of the US Department of State Spokesperson John Kirby about the Durand line. Kirby was wrongly quoted by Radio Pakistan that the US government recognized the Durand Line as permanent border between Pakistan and Afghanistan. The falsely remarks by Pakistani media comes at a time when the US and ...

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Pakistan playing dangerous game since Taliban overthrown: Zalmay Khalilzad

US: The former top American diplomat Zalmay Khalilzad has said Pakistan has been playing a dangerous game since the Taliban group was overthrown. In his testimony before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Khalilzad said Pakistani proxies pose a severe threat to coalition and Afghan forces and civilians. “Indeed, Pakistani policy is the principal cause of the ongoing conflict in ...

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800 flour mills closed in Pakistan as Afghanistan stops wheat import from the country

PAKISTAN: Around 800 flour mills have reportedly shut down in Pakistan as Afghanistan has stopped import of wheat from the country. According to local media reports, citing the relevant authorities in Pakistan, the export of flour from Pakistan to Afghanistan was suspended temporarily on Tuesday after authorities in the neighbouring country increased custom duty on the commodity . The reports ...

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US should cut aid to turn Pakistan into a second North Korea: Zalmay Khalilzad

A top former American diplomat Zalmay Khalilzad has said the United States should aid to Pakistan in a bid to turn the country into second North Korea, accusing the country for supporting the regional terrorism. Khalilzad who has also served as the US Ambassador to Afghanistan has said the United States specifically the country’s lawmakers have became confident that the ...

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US lawmakers to ask Pakistan if it is a friend or enemy

Frustrated with the persistent support of certain elements in Pakistan to militant groups, several senior US lawmakers are expected to ask Pakistan if it is a friend of foe of Washington. The senior lawmakers and their witnesses are going to discuss the issue during a hearing that would be jointly held by House Subcommittees on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade and ...

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