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KP's 'Good Governance Strategy' eyes timely services, transparency | Politics
KP's 'Good Governance Strategy' eyes timely services, transparency

Government departments will be required to make more information public on the internet.

In Syria's Al-Hol camp, the fight against terrorism is far from over | Terrorism
In Syria's Al-Hol camp, the fight against terrorism is far from over

Tensions are rife among women and children of ISIS fighters being held in the refugee camp.

ISIS mocks burning of Notre Dame Cathedral, calling it 'retribution' | Religion
ISIS mocks burning of Notre Dame Cathedral, calling it 'retribution'

The statement is the latest sign of ISIS's disregard for cultural heritage and its spurious interpretation of Islam.

Security forces kill 5 terrorists in overnight raid in Hayatabad | Security
Security forces kill 5 terrorists in overnight raid in Hayatabad

One police officer was also killed and two security personnel were wounded in the 16-hour-long operation, according to officials.

Ulema vow to continue fight against terrorism, correct misconceptions of Islam | Religion
Ulema vow to continue fight against terrorism, correct misconceptions of Islam

Religious scholars from Pakistan and abroad denounced terrorism at a conference April 14 in Islamabad. Many say ignorance of Islamic teachings is at the heart of the problem.

Iranian consulate in Balochistan suspends services, stoking ire of businesses | Diplomacy
Iranian consulate in Balochistan suspends services, stoking ire of businesses

A Pakistani bank has closed the bank accounts of the Iranian consulate in Quetta in what one analyst described as an inevitable outcome of Iran's policies.

Taliban suicide blast at Quetta fruit market kills at least 20 | Security
Taliban suicide blast at Quetta fruit market kills at least 20

Body parts littered the scene, and injured survivors screamed for help as black smoke cloaked the market after the explosion.

Pakistan helps Iran's flood victims as Tehran continues to fund terror abroad | Diplomacy
Pakistan helps Iran's flood victims as Tehran continues to fund terror abroad

The flood exposed the shortcomings of Iranian governance, which has neglected the country's infrastructure and failed to plan for natural disasters, say analysts.

Pakistan seeks to block online anti-polio vaccine content | Health
Pakistan seeks to block online anti-polio vaccine content

Such content often misleads parents about the purported dangers of vaccines.

Terror designation for Iran's Revolutionary Guards follows decades of state-sponsored bloodshed | Terrorism
Terror designation for Iran's Revolutionary Guards follows decades of state-sponsored bloodshed

The IRGC is the Iranian government's primary means of directing and implementing its global terrorist campaign, say officials.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa gets 1st court aimed at protecting vulnerable children | Crime & Justice
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa gets 1st court aimed at protecting vulnerable children

Peshawar High Court (PHC) Chief Justice Waqar Ahmad Seth inaugurated the facility on March 15.

US envoy's visit to Pakistan sets up conditions for Afghan peace | Diplomacy
US envoy's visit to Pakistan sets up conditions for Afghan peace

The visit was part of Zalmay Khalilzad's efforts for peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban.

Uzbek ambassador to Pakistan promotes education as means to end terrorism | Diplomacy
Uzbek ambassador to Pakistan promotes education as means to end terrorism

Uzbek Ambassador to Pakistan Furqat Sidiqov, in an exclusive interview with Pakistan Forward, spoke of enhanced co-operation between Uzbekistan and Pakistan and their shared goal of ending terrorism in the region.

Muslim family's century of service to church reflects Pakistan's interfaith harmony | Religion
Muslim family's century of service to church reflects Pakistan's interfaith harmony

Hindu temples and shrines also co-exist with mosques throughout the country.

KP schools get upgrades amid reconstruction | Education
KP schools get upgrades amid reconstruction

Almost all of the schools damaged by militants in past years have now been rebuilt.

Wives and children of defeated ISIS fighters face future of statelessness | Security
Wives and children of defeated ISIS fighters face future of statelessness

Following the collapse of the group's so-called caliphate in Syria last month, thousands of fighters, women, and children have been confined in a number of camps, awaiting their fate.

Coalition hunts down remaining ISIS fighters in Syria | Security
Coalition hunts down remaining ISIS fighters in Syria

The US-led coalition is conducting 'precision strike support' to help flush out the remaining militants.

China's refusal to blacklist JeM leader hampers global counter-terrorism efforts | Diplomacy
China's refusal to blacklist JeM leader hampers global counter-terrorism efforts

'China abuses more than a million Muslims at home, but on the other it protects violent Islamic terrorist groups from sanctions at the UN,' said US Secretary State Pompeo, describing it as a 'shameful hypocrisy'.

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