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Sindh festival promotes religious harmony | Religion
Sindh festival promotes religious harmony

The festival of Sant Nenu Ram represents an example of interfaith harmony and religious coexistence for local residents and peace activists.

All unregistered mobile phones will become inactive soon | Technology
All unregistered mobile phones will become inactive soon

The new initiative aims to reduce the incidence of theft and use of unregistered phones in terrorist activities and other crimes.

Military operations, clashes with Taliban thwart ISIS expansion in Afghanistan | Security
Military operations, clashes with Taliban thwart ISIS expansion in Afghanistan

Military efforts on both sides of the Afghan-Pakistan border, in combination with ongoing clashes between the two terrorist groups, have seriously weakened ISIS's ambitions in the region.

Female car mechanic Uzma Nawaz drives change in Pakistan | Women's Rights
Female car mechanic Uzma Nawaz drives change in Pakistan

No hardship could break my will and motivation, said Uzma Nawaz, 24, one of the first female car mechanics in Pakistan.

TTP fissures on display in new strategy document | Security
TTP fissures on display in new strategy document

Shattered by military operations and public rejection, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan outlined a new strategy for militants that inadvertently highlights its leaders' frustrations and fears.

Iran ratchets up pressure on Pakistan over kidnapped Iranian soldiers | Security
Iran ratchets up pressure on Pakistan over kidnapped Iranian soldiers

Iranian officials have slammed Pakistan for its alleged bad faith, saying it hasn't lived up to its promises to clean up the bordering province, which is a safe haven for terrorist groups.

Pakistani army transfers power to civilian authorities in Swat after 11 years | Security
Pakistani army transfers power to civilian authorities in Swat after 11 years

The historic move has led to hopes for a new era of peace and development in the region, which was once wracked by militancy.

Contrary to Taliban falsehoods, democracy does not contradict Islam | Elections
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.

International pressure mounts on Pakistan to tackle illicit financing | Crime & Justice
International pressure mounts on Pakistan to tackle illicit financing

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.

Nationwide anti-measles campaign on track to vaccinate millions | Health
Nationwide anti-measles campaign on track to vaccinate millions

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

Iran declares Pakistan 'responsible' for soldier kidnappings | Security
Iran declares Pakistan 'responsible' for soldier kidnappings

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'.

By-election results in KP seen as defeat to terrorism | Elections
By-election results in KP seen as defeat to terrorism

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

Pakistan grows increasingly wary of Iranian subterfuge on its soil | Diplomacy
Pakistan grows increasingly wary of Iranian subterfuge on its soil

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.

Restoration of peace ends misery of more than 1 million tribal IDPs | Security
Restoration of peace ends misery of more than 1 million tribal IDPs

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

Pakistani authorities work to end corporal punishment in schools | Education
Pakistani authorities work to end corporal punishment in schools

Corporal punishment and physical abuse, a widely accepted practice in Pakistani schools, have discouraged students from going to schools, say observers.

Imran Khan launches 'Clean Green Pakistan' campaign | Environment
Imran Khan launches 'Clean Green Pakistan' campaign

The cleanup is aimed at reducing pollution in Pakistan, including in the air and water, and at providing a clean and green country to future generations.

Iran, Russia block peace in Afghanistan, says former Taliban commander | Security
Iran, Russia block peace in Afghanistan, says former Taliban commander

Determined to entangle the United States and its partners in Afghanistan, Russia and Iran have engaged in subversion, including backing the Taliban.

Iran's Zainabiyoun Brigade steps up recruiting in Pakistan | Security
Iran's Zainabiyoun Brigade steps up recruiting in Pakistan

The Iranian IRGC has recruited more than 1,600 Pakistani Shia youth in the past six months for its Zainabiyoun Brigade to fight on behalf of Iranian interests in Syria.

KP government encourages youth to be constructive members of society | Youth
KP government encourages youth to be constructive members of society

The Good Citizen Initiative focuses on the goal of 'ethical, informed and participatory citizenry' for youth attending schools and universities and for post-graduates.

Pakistani doctors share expertise worldwide on treating terrorism victims | Health
Pakistani doctors share expertise worldwide on treating terrorism victims

Doctors at Peshawar's Lady Reading Hospital stand at the forefront of treating patients injured by terrorism and war-related violence.

Taliban fears exposed as Afghan, Pakistani ulema plan peace conference | Diplomacy
Taliban fears exposed as Afghan, Pakistani ulema plan peace conference

The Taliban are spreading conspiracy theories in an attempt to undermine a meeting of religious scholars aimed at finding a solution to the war in Afghanistan.

Punjab Police to undergo reforms, taking cues from successes in KP | Security
Punjab Police to undergo reforms, taking cues from successes in KP

Prime Minister Imran Khan has vowed to seek advice from the man responsible for cleaning up the KP Police.

Pakistani police refute ISIS casualty claims in Quetta shooting | Security
Pakistani police refute ISIS casualty claims in Quetta shooting

ISIS often makes spurious claims of responsibility or exaggerates casualties after attacks it does carry out to overstate the group's importance.

Newsbrief

Supreme Court throws out death sentence of Asia Bibi Peshawar school principal gets 105 years in jail for sex crimes Jaish al-Adl, holding Iranians, demands prisoner exchange Imran Khan warns 'corrupt elements' to face accountability Pakistan releases Mullah Ghani Baradar, reports say Saudi Arabia pledges $6 billion to Pakistan to address financial crisis Probe declares 22 suspects responsible for Diamer school attacks Killer of Zainab Fatima Ameen executed in Lahore Pakistan removes high court judge critical of ISI Inspectors fault Pakistan for lack on progress on FATF recommendations I will steer Pakistan out of economic crisis: Imran Khan US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad arrives in Islamabad for talks Pakistan pledges to support negotiations with the Taliban Pakistan supports Afghan-led peace process, says Qureshi Pakistani forces kill 7 militants along the border with Afghanistan