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Already routed in Syria, ISIS loses ground in Pak-Afghan region | Security
Already routed in Syria, ISIS loses ground in Pak-Afghan region

The terrorist group faces financial crackdowns, military operations and a lack of local support in both countries, yet it still remains a threat.

Pakistani officials eye fence as solution to Iran-based militants | Security
Pakistani officials eye fence as solution to Iran-based militants

More fencing will control illegal border crossings and terrorism, officials say.

Pakistan streamlines laws to crack down on terrorism financing, money laundering | Security
Pakistan streamlines laws to crack down on terrorism financing, money laundering

The move against money laundering is expected to increase jail terms and fines for the nation's enemies.

Fate awaits captured ISIS fighters in Syria | Terrorism
Fate awaits captured ISIS fighters in Syria

The United States wants countries to repatriate the fighters, while the Kurds want to set up an international tribunal. All the allies want the extremists behind bars.

In photos: Mohmand residents celebrate Pakistan Day with sporting events | Society
In photos: Mohmand residents celebrate Pakistan Day with sporting events

The return of peace coincides with an increase in the number of sports and leisure activities.

ISIS loses final territory in Syria, and its so-called 'caliphate' crumbles | Terrorism
ISIS loses final territory in Syria, and its so-called 'caliphate' crumbles

The fall of Baghouz, the last remaining bastion of ISIS, marks the death of its so-called 'caliphate', but the threat of the terrorist group remains.

Abandoned Iranian soldiers put into question Tehran's current mindset | Security
Abandoned Iranian soldiers put into question Tehran's current mindset

Five months after 12 Iranian soldiers were kidnapped, Tehran has still yet to prove its accusations against Pakistan.

Pakistani Hindus celebrate Holi, spread message of inter-faith harmony | Religion
Pakistani Hindus celebrate Holi, spread message of inter-faith harmony

Observers say the festival is a representation of the diverse society that the country's founder, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, had always envisioned.

KP tribal districts get new courts, police force as part of merger | Crime & Justice
KP tribal districts get new courts, police force as part of merger

Law and order duties had previously been the responsibility of the Levies Force and Khasadar Force.

Flower business blooms again in Peshawar as peace returns | Economy
Flower business blooms again in Peshawar as peace returns

The 'City of Bombs' is now known as the 'City of Flowers' following the defeat of militancy in the region.

Doomed ISIS fighters make final stand in Syria | Terrorism
Doomed ISIS fighters make final stand in Syria

Recent gains brought a months-old operation to wipe out the last vestige of ISIS's once-sprawling proto-state closer to its inevitable outcome.

Pakistan to honour brave citizen killed in New Zealand attack | Terrorism
Pakistan to honour brave citizen killed in New Zealand attack

Prime Minister Imran Khan announced the award on Sunday.

Pakistan's 1st rehab centre for 'ice' addicts opens in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa | Health
Pakistan's 1st rehab centre for 'ice' addicts opens in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

New laws also are aimed at curbing drug use and smuggling.

Basking in peace, Bajaur District rolls back checkpoints, military administration | Security
Basking in peace, Bajaur District rolls back checkpoints, military administration

Security forces in Bajaur District are returning institutions to civilian control and reducing the number of security checkpoints.

New bill seeks to raise age of marriage in Islamabad | Society
New bill seeks to raise age of marriage in Islamabad

A bill that has been introduced in the Senate would raise the age of marriage from 16 to 18 years in the Islamabad region.

Khyber Pass Economic Corridor to pave way for improved Pak-Afghan trade | Economy
Khyber Pass Economic Corridor to pave way for improved Pak-Afghan trade

The expressway will not only improve relations but promote regional integration as well, officials and business leaders say.

Pakistan Super League in Karachi marks 'defeat of militancy' | Society
Pakistan Super League in Karachi marks 'defeat of militancy'

The final leg of the PSL-4 has boosted the prospects of international cricket in Pakistan, which have long been stunted by terrorism.

Dying ISIS territory in Syria empties itself of last survivors | Security
Dying ISIS territory in Syria empties itself of last survivors

Tens of thousands of civilians have been trucked out in recent weeks from the jihadists' ever-shrinking territory in Baghouz, near Syria's border with Iraq.

Pakistanis celebrate International Women's Day with nationwide marches | Women's Rights
Pakistanis celebrate International Women's Day with nationwide marches

Participants in the Aurat March seek equal rights and an end to violence against women.

Pakistan to allow Afghan refugees to open bank accounts | Refugees
Pakistan to allow Afghan refugees to open bank accounts

The gesture of goodwill means refugees can have access to safe money-transaction services.

Crackdown on banned militant groups sees action against JuD, JeM | Security
Crackdown on banned militant groups sees action against JuD, JeM

However, some Pakistani analysts are calling for more stringent measures against the banned groups.

Karachi authorities to bolster security amid spate of sectarian, political violence | Security
Karachi authorities to bolster security amid spate of sectarian, political violence

While police operations in Karachi have succeeded in breaking up networks of various violent groups, security officials are concerned over a recent resurgence of attacks.

Authorities seize property and arrest militants amid intensifying crackdown | Security
Authorities seize property and arrest militants amid intensifying crackdown

'We have to take action because Pakistan cannot afford to have terror outfits on its soil,' said Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry.

Killing of top ISIS leaders in Sindh seen as major blow to group | Security
Killing of top ISIS leaders in Sindh seen as major blow to group

Two most wanted militants, Maulvi Abdullah Brohi and Abdul Hafeez Pindrani, were killed in a shootout in the Sibi region of Balochistan.

US offers up to $1 million reward for information on Hamza bin Laden | Terrorism
US offers up to $1 million reward for information on Hamza bin Laden

His location is unknown, but many speculate he is near the Afghan-Pakistani border.

Following weeks of tension, Pakistanis praise peace gestures with India | Diplomacy
Following weeks of tension, Pakistanis praise peace gestures with India

Pakistan released a captured Indian Air Force pilot Friday in a peace gesture aimed at defusing tensions with India.

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US criticises China's treatment of Muslims Pakistani forces kill 4 TTP militants in Balochistan Authorities detain 7 in forced conversion, underage marriage case in Sindh Pakistani Taliban kill 6 policemen Balochistan blast kills at least 4 China blocks request to put Masood Azhar on UN terror list Pakistan, India discuss visa-free corridor for Sikh pilgrims Pakistan assures US of action against militant groups Murder of 'honour killing' whistleblower sparks rage Qureshi thanks US for role in de-escalating Pakistan-India tensions Punjab confiscates assets of JuD, FIF as part of crackdown on banned groups Pakistan prepares decisive crackdown on militant groups Pakistan reopens airspace as tensions ease with India Pakistan partially opens airspace