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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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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