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KP to establish 1st Rescue 1122 emergency training academy | Health
KP to establish 1st Rescue 1122 emergency training academy

Terrorism in the past spurred the demand for trained personnel in emergency rescue and life-saving operations.

UN Security Council warns of 'dispersion' risk of insurgents in Syria | Terrorism
UN Security Council warns of 'dispersion' risk of insurgents in Syria

The unanimous resolution shows the international unity supporting the need to secure ISIS detainees in Syria.

Pakistan readies for entry of Sikh pilgrims for Guru Nanak Dev's birthday | Religion
Pakistan readies for entry of Sikh pilgrims for Guru Nanak Dev's birthday

Initiatives include the visa-free entry of 5,000 Sikh pilgrims daily from India through the Kartarpur Corridor.

Pakistani parents reject hardline anti-polio vaccine narrative | Health
Pakistani parents reject hardline anti-polio vaccine narrative

Increased public awareness about the safety and efficacy of the oral polio vaccine has resulted in a major drop in refusals, according to health officials.

British royals Prince William and Kate Middleton kick off tour of Pakistan | Diplomacy
British royals Prince William and Kate Middleton kick off tour of Pakistan

The return of peace and improvements in security enabled the five-day visit, which marks the first time a royal family member has set foot in Pakistan in 13 years.

Uncertain future awaits foreign ISIS orphans in Syrian camp | Terrorism
Uncertain future awaits foreign ISIS orphans in Syrian camp

International and Kurdish authorities have repeatedly called for the foreigners they hold -- including orphans -- to be repatriated, a request that largely has encountered resistance.

Pakistani, Afghan businesses eye better future with trade accord revision | Economy
Pakistani, Afghan businesses eye better future with trade accord revision

A revision of the Afghanistan-Pakistan Transit Trade Agreement will help identify and remove hurdles that are unfavourable for current transit trade, officials and businessmen say.

Success of Peshawar's City Patrol Force may spawn similar projects elsewhere | Security
Success of Peshawar's City Patrol Force may spawn similar projects elsewhere

The main purpose of the force is to ensure that police are visible in urban areas and can quickly respond to any emergencies.

Killing of al-Qaeda offshoot leader deemed major blow against terrorism | Security
Killing of al-Qaeda offshoot leader deemed major blow against terrorism

Officials in Afghanistan have confirmed that Asim Umar, the head of al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), was killed in an operation on September 23.

Sindh Police work with rights activists in crackdown on 'honour killings' | Crime & Justice
Sindh Police work with rights activists in crackdown on 'honour killings'

The number of cases in the country are surging at an alarming rate, officials say.

Afghan Taliban infighting in Pakistan seen linked with illegal drug trade | Security
Afghan Taliban infighting in Pakistan seen linked with illegal drug trade

The assassinations of the Taliban supreme leader's brother and other top Taliban leaders have been linked to the money supply chain of the group's illicit drug trade.

Afghan refugees in Pakistan mock 'ridiculous' claim of Taliban support | Diplomacy
Afghan refugees in Pakistan mock 'ridiculous' claim of Taliban support

The Taliban said it was working with Pakistan to improve health and education facilities for Afghan refugees in Pakistan. Refugees say such hypocritical statements are a joke.

In photos: Return of peace brings flocks of visitors to Peshawar restaurants | Society
In photos: Return of peace brings flocks of visitors to Peshawar restaurants

Peace and stability have bolstered the restaurant business in Peshawar.

Hugs and smiles as Afghan Taliban leaders meet Pakistani officials | Diplomacy
Hugs and smiles as Afghan Taliban leaders meet Pakistani officials

Afghans are increasingly leery of what the Taliban are discussing with foreign powers that historically have not had the Afghan people's interest in mind.

Punjab police arrest suspected child serial killer after DNA match | Crime & Justice
Punjab police arrest suspected child serial killer after DNA match

Police arrested Sohail Shahzad in connection with charges linked to 4 child slayings, and he will be tried under the country's anti-terrorism act.

Government efforts to delink madrassas from terrorism earn praise | Religion
Government efforts to delink madrassas from terrorism earn praise

The government signed an agreement in September with the Ittehad-e-Tanzeemat-e-Madaris Pakistan (ITMP) to regulate madrassas and halt the spread of religious intolerance.

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