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Pakistan girls murdered over phone video footage. Two teenage girls have been murdered in a so-called "honour killing" in north-west Pakistan following a video circulated on the internet.

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Pakistan girls murdered over phone video footage

Two teenage girls have been murdered in a so-called "honour killing" in north-west Pakistan following a video circulated on the internet.

 

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, officials said.

Blast in southwest Pakistan coalmine kills 7, injures 3. Safety standards are commonly ignored in the coal mining industry in Pakistan, leading to accidents and explosions that have killed numerous mine workers in recent years.

Pakistan delays release of film after far-right protest threat. The government of Pakistan has advised that the release of an award-winning Pakistani film be delayed over objections raised by far-right parties who allege it contains "blasphemy".

US embassy in Islamabad introduces visa delivery service. The United Embassy in Islamabad has introduced a new optional visa delivery service for Pakistanis. In a statement, the embassy said that the home delivery service could be availed with a delivery fee of Rs 700.

Political reasons behind Asad’s ouster A number of officials in the finance ministry and some top members of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) believe that reasons behind the removal of Asad Umar as finance minister were “political”.

US places visa sanctions on Pakistan The United States has placed Pakistan in the list of countries facing sanctions within the framework of a law under which countries refusing to take back deportees and visa over-stayers will be denied American visas.

WB to loan $100m for Karachi’s water supply, sanitation projects  The KWSB’s technical challenges are exacerbated by its low operational performance. Lack of metering of domestic customers, an inefficient tariff structure, an outdated database to calculate tariffs, and poor billing and collection efficiency have led to a large gap between receipts and expenditures.

Fake kidnappings' surge in Lahore to settle scores Investigation data shared by Lahore Police revealed that around 63% of the cases registered against kidnapping in 2018 were fake.

Former FM Hina Rabbani to serve defamation notice to Fawad. The information minister on Tuesday said that Ms Khar's Galaxy Textile Mills was a defaulter of Rs 20.70 million. Former foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar said on Tuesday that she was serving a defamation notice to Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry.

Two inmates die in Adiala Jail. Two prisoners were found dead on Saturday morning in Adiala Jail.

Govt's debt surges to Rs27.6tr by Feb-end. The Rs9.23-trillion external debt does not include loans of $9.2 billion obtained from China, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Those loans are the responsibility of the central bank.

Damning report of public money waste on Peshawar BRT “Havoc has been played with the public money through faulty planning & designing, negligence in execution of work, and poor management of the project,” a 27-page official report on the multi-billion rupees Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) in Peshawar said.

Peshawar man chops off wife's hair for 'not covering her head' at wedding A man in Peshawar's Mathra area allegedly cut off his wife's hair and subjected her to physical torture after accusing her of not covering her head during a wedding ceremony, police said on Friday.

Cabinet decides to sell off property of federal ministries The federal cabinet on Tuesday decided to sell off property and assets of different federal ministries and allied departments worth trillions of rupees with a view to generating revenue to support the country’s crippling economy.

Pakistani student murders professor over proposed co-ed party: police A student stabbed a college professor to death on Wednesday in eastern Pakistan on Wednesday, apparently because he felt that a planned party that women were going to be involved with would be un-Islamic, a police official said.

CAA closes Pakistan's airspace for transit flights till tomorrow Transit flights will be diverted in Pakistan as the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced on Friday to close Pakistan’s airspace till tomorrow.

Afzal Kohistani: another whistle blower killed in Pakistan. Afzal Kohistani, was shot dead on Wednesday evening in the densely populated area of Sarban Chowk at around 8:10pm by unidentified gunmen who managed to flee afterwards.

Pervez Musharraf refuses to pay more fine for illegally constructed farmhouse Former president Pervez Musharraf refused to pay the regularisation fees of his illegal farmhouse after a notification was issued by the Capital Development Authority (CDA)

Pakistan to become 5th largest nuclear weapons state by 2025. US' assessment of Pakistan's nuclear weapons security has changed over the last decade from confidence to concern after the introduction of tactical nuclear weapons.

Good News for CSS A single bench of IHC comprising Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui conducted hearing of the petition and issued notices to the Secretaries Ministry of Defense, Establishment Division and Federal Public Service Commission (FPC).

Water Crisis in Pakistan Of all the problems Pakistan face today, none is more threatening than the schemes of Hindu India to block the water of Pakistan's Rivers.

Nawaz Sharif improved Pakistan's Economy: Imran Khan rhetoric leading to poverty in Pakistan - the Economist Report. Khan is a hothead who will further inflame Pakistan’s already atrocious relations with India, Afghanistan and America.

 

Polio cases in Balochistan reported. Fourth polio cases in 18 month has been reported in Chaman district. Who will take stack of Chaman District in Balochistan?

The Contractor and the shadowy deal.  Raymond Davis - United States citizen and ex-Central Intelligence Agency employee who sparked a diplomatic storm in Pakistan in 2011 after shooting dead two young men in Lahore — has written a book apparently to justify crimes committed during his stay in Pakistan.

A train of modernity over-runs Lahore's soul Lahoris agree that the new line, a first for Pakistan, would transform their city. But they are bitterly divided about whether that would mean its salvation or the ruin of its considerable charm.

On Observing Flag Rules Can the national flag be hoisted at night? "No", says a retired senior bureaucrat.

Musharraf claims Army still behind him. "Dictators set the country right, whereas civilian governments brought it to ruins,"

Made in Pakistan. A country as conservative as Pakistan exports anal beads, gimp masks and padlockable penis cages, among other kinky wares, would shock locals, Pakistan's secret industry is booming.

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