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Top Stories- Pakistanís water reservoirs approaching dead level. Top Stories- Pakistanís water reservoirs approaching dead level.
Pakistan is facing the worst effects of the climate change and is ranked as 7th most dangerous country in terms of vulnerable to Climate Changes effects. At the same time the water reservoirs in Pakistan are fast depleting adding woes to the worries. The Indus River System Authority (IRSA) has warned that the water level in the countryís major reservoirs is alarmingly low and could reach the de...
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At least 13 dead as boat capsizes off Thatta. At least 13 dead as boat capsizes off Thatta.
THATTA: At least 13 people including women and children died when a boat capsized near Thatta, according to Geo News. According to Thatta's Deputy Commissioner 11 people were pulled to safety when the boat capsized after colliding with another boat. Geo TV reported that 60 pilgrims were going to attend an event at the shrine of a Sufi saint on two boats. Police said two childre...
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Pakistan law minister resigns; blasphemy protests disperse. Pakistan law minister resigns; blasphemy protests disperse.
Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN)Protesters in Pakistan are dispersing Monday after the country's law minister Zahid Hamid resigned under pressure following weekend clashes that killed two people. For weeks, protesters have been demanding Hamid's resignation because they claimed a change in the wording of the oath of office weakened rules requiring lawmakers to reference the Prophet Mohammed. The go...
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Punjab Rangers called in Lahore as protesters block city. Punjab Rangers called in Lahore as protesters block city.
LAHORE Ė The district administration on Saturday called in Punjab Rangers after Islamists blocked several entrances to the city, calling for an end to a crackdown against Tehreek-e-Labbaik workers at Faizabad in Rawalpindi. Protesters had blocked key routes including Mall Road, Ferozpur Road, Data Darbar and Shadara Saturday afternoon as they burnt vehicles across the city. A spokesperson fo...
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Not afraid of death or jail, says Nawaz. Not afraid of death or jail, says Nawaz.
ABBOTTABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif said on Sunday he was not scared of jail or death and would strive to change the destiny of the nation. "You (people) have to promise me (that you will be with me). We will march together towards our destination. Donít sit at home, we will walk together and change Pakistanís destiny," he told the cheering crowd, addressing a public gathering at th...
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Pakistan summons Indian envoy over ceasefire violations on LoC. Pakistan summons Indian envoy over ceasefire violations on LoC.
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Foreign Office on Friday summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner J.P. Singh and condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian occupation forces in Chirikot and Nezapir sectors, in which two civilians were martyred and five others injured. The Director General (SA & SAARC), Dr Mohammad Faisal, urged the Indian side to respect the 2003 Ceasefire arra...
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Health professionals in Multan block roads against privatization of hospitals Listen Health professionals in Multan block roads against privatization of hospitals Listen
MULTAN, November: Thousands of paramedics, doctors, teacher unions, lawyers, members of All Pakistan Clerks Association and civil society activists took rallies against proposed privatization of public hospitals in Multan and south Punjab cities to register protest on Thursday. A large numbers of female polio and dengue workers also participated in protest rallies. Female workers warned of boy...
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IHC asks Islamabad protesters to end dharna IHC asks Islamabad protesters to end dharna
ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court on Thursday ordered the protesters of a religious organization to end their sit-in being staged at the Faizabad Interchange in the federal capital for the last 10 days. The workers of the party have been demanding resignation of Law Minister Zahid Hamid over an amendment in Election Act 2017 that included a clause about Khatm-e-Nabuwwat. The g...
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Statistically smog kills more people than militancy in Pakistan Statistically smog kills more people than militancy in Pakistan
ISLAMABAD: The toxic smog that has covered parts of the country for weeks has exposed official torpor over rampant pollution that has killed thousands more people that have died in years of militancy. The polluted air that has lingered in Islamabad in recent days was finally dispelled by rain this week, bringing the surrounding Margalla Hills into view once again. But what looks good for ...
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Five of a family killed in accident Five of a family killed in accident
SWABI: Five persons of a family were killed and three children were injured when a dumper truck overturned and fell on a car near Topi police station on the night between Tuesday and Wednesday. Police officials said the family was on way to Islamabad airport to see off one of their relatives, who was going to the UAE, when the incident occurred hardly two kilometres from their house. They sa...
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