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  • Pakistani police arrests 12 for ordering ‘revenge rape’

    Pakistani police arrests 12 people — including members of a village council, elders and relatives — for ordering a man to rape a girl in revenge for the rape of his sister.

  • Pakistani TV airs first transgender anchor

    As the first transgender news anchor in Pakistan, Marvia Malik is proud to be at the forefront of changing attitudes in her country but she says there is a long way to go.

  • Pakistan defends nuclear trade after US sanction

    Pakistan defends its record on nuclear safety after the United States sanctioned seven Pakistani companies over alleged links to the nuclear trade, saying the suspicions over the companies should not be used to discredit it.

  • Hindu woman elected to Pakistan's senate in historic first

    A woman from Pakistan's marginalised Hindu minority is elected to the senate for the first time ever in an election over the weekend in which a Taliban-linked cleric was defeated.

  • Pakistani cricketer commits suicide

    A young cricketer who has been a part of Karachi's under-19 team allegedly hangs himself at his residence in the city’s Model Colony.

  • Zainab rape, murder: Accused gets death

    An anti-terrorism court finds Imran Ali -- the man accused of raping and murdering six-year-old Zainab Amin in Kasur -- guilty of the charges brought against him, hands him four counts of the death penalty, one life term, a 7-year jail term and at least Rs 2 million in fines.

  • Suicide bomber kills 11 soldiers in Pakistan

    At least 11 soldiers are killed and 13 wounded in a suicide attack near an army base in northern Pakistan, officials say, in a region that was once controlled by a local faction of the Taliban.

  • Pakistan police killing of youth fuels anger over 'encounters'

    Nationwide protests at the police killing of a young ethnic Pashtun man in Pakistan’s largest city shines a spotlight on allegations of persecution by the authorities against refugees from the country’s conflict-ridden northwest.

  • Pakistan’s internal politics may worsen problems

    Self-serving Pakistani politics threaten to aggravate the country's myriad problems that have strained its relations with the United States and could heighten tension in the restless, key geo-strategic region of Balochistan, a vital node bordering Iran in China's Belt and Road initiative and the earmarked home for the People's Republic's second foreign military base.

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    US weighs Pakistani blowback as it piles pressure on Islamabad

    The United States is examining ways to mitigate any Pakistani retaliation as it piles pressure on Islamabad to crack down on militants, a senior US official says, cautioning that US action could extend beyond a new freeze in aid.