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Contrary to Taliban falsehoods, democracy does not contradict Islam

Many observers conclude that the Taliban are averse to the idea of democracy because of their fear of the results, not because of its purported incompatibility with Islam.

A visiting delegation from the Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering said it was unimpressed by Pakistan's progress to tackle money laundering as new cases emerge.

More than 400,000 health workers will vaccinate an estimated 6 million residents of all provinces, official says.

Iran vowed to take action after at least 11 Iranian security personnel were abducted near the border, but Pakistani officials say the incident highlights Iran's 'incompetence'.

Samar Haroon Bilour and Sardar Aghaz Gandapur -- who lost her husband and his father, respectively, to suicide attacks -- emerged victorious in the Sunday elections.

Iran reportedly has recruited more than 1,600 Pakistanis in the past six months to fight in its militias in Syria and is running influence campaigns in an attempt to change Pakistani public opinion.

The government has started many developmental projects in the area after years of Taliban militancy.