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Imran Khan's PTI wins five seats, independent candidates win six in first-ever provincial elections in Pakistan's FATA
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Imran Khan's PTI wins five seats, independent candidates win six in first-ever provincial elections in Pakistan's FATA

Independent candidates secured six seats while Imran Khan's PTI managed to win in five constituencies in first provincial elections in Pakistan's FATA. Polling was held in a peaceful environment as foolproof security measures were taken and government deployed 34,497 security personnel.

Imran Khan likely to face a bouncy pitch in 'first 100 days'; hurdles starting with China may stump his hope for a smooth turf
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Imran Khan likely to face a bouncy pitch in 'first 100 days'; hurdles starting with China may stump his hope for a smooth turf

While Kashmir is at the forefront of Imran Khan's foreign policy agenda, he also wants to restart negotiations with India on the Indus Waters Treaty.

Pakistani police kill prime suspect in torching of 14 Gilgit-Baltistan schools during search operation
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Pakistani police kill prime suspect in torching of 14 Gilgit-Baltistan schools during search operation

Pakistan Police killed a prime suspect and arrested 18 others behind the arson attack on 14 schools in Gilgit-Baltistan region

Pakistan General Election 2018: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa goes to polls under pall of violence, rallies see low turnout
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Pakistan General Election 2018: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa goes to polls under pall of violence, rallies see low turnout

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the third largest province of the country, is home to 15.32 million registered voters (25 percent higher than 2013).

Pakistan on FATF grey list: China defends 'all-weather' ally even as Islamabad continues to shelter terrorist groups
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Pakistan on FATF grey list: China defends 'all-weather' ally even as Islamabad continues to shelter terrorist groups

Political mainstreaming of Pakistan's militant groups is an attempt by security establishment to pursue alternative to dismantling its 'strategic assets'.

Pakistan's move to 'merge' FATA with rest of country may be smokescreen to hide attempt to quell Pashtun protests
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Pakistan's move to 'merge' FATA with rest of country may be smokescreen to hide attempt to quell Pashtun protests

It appears that the FATA merger is nothing but a shrewd move to cut the ground from under the rising Pashtun resistance movement in Pakistan.

Pakistan passes constitutional amendment to merge tribal areas along Afghan border with Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
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Pakistan passes constitutional amendment to merge tribal areas along Afghan border with Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa

Pakistan's National Assembly passed a key constitutional amendment to merge the restive tribal region along the Afghan border with Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

Pashtuns' protests against bombings, enforced disappearances force Pakistan's political class to belatedly wake up to their grievances
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Pashtuns' protests against bombings, enforced disappearances force Pakistan's political class to belatedly wake up to their grievances

The Pashtuns are angry, and it’s been a long time coming. The wave of resentment against the years of exploitation resulted in massive protests recently.

'Our efforts paid off': Pakistan claims it foiled US bid to place it on terror finance watch-list
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'Our efforts paid off': Pakistan claims it foiled US bid to place it on terror finance watch-list

Pakistan has been given a three-month reprieve by the global watchdog FATF over a US-sponsored motion to put it on a terrorist financing watch-list,

US waiting to see 'practical steps' by Pakistan to counter terrorism in coming weeks, says official
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US waiting to see 'practical steps' by Pakistan to counter terrorism in coming weeks, says official

The United States is waiting to see practical steps taken by Pakistan over the next weeks and months in its war against terrorism, a top American diplomat said asserting that the Trump administration is moving quickly on its own strategy to fight against terror groups

US-Canadian family rescued: Washington must not put up with Pakistan's pretence of 'co-operation' in hostage releases
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US-Canadian family rescued: Washington must not put up with Pakistan's pretence of 'co-operation' in hostage releases

The US administration does not seem to be too enthused by the Pakistani cooperation in the hostage release drama. Pakistan has played this game far too often.

Pakistan fences border with Afghanistan to prevent militants from crossing over
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Pakistan fences border with Afghanistan to prevent militants from crossing over

Thousands of Pashtun tribal people who for decades ignored the invisible line that bisects their dusty villages and demarcates the Afghanistan-Pakistan frontier are bracing for a Berlin Wall-style divide of their neighbourhoods.

Pakistan witnesses no let-up in executions by military courts, UN Human Rights Committee expresses concern
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Pakistan witnesses no let-up in executions by military courts, UN Human Rights Committee expresses concern

The United Nations (UN) has asked Pakistan to review the legislation relating to military courts that gives them the authority to impose the death penalty, reform military courts to ensure fair trial and to ensure that coerced confessions are never admissible in legal proceedings, after a recent, first-ever UN review of the country’s record of implementing its civil and political rights.

UN slams Pakistan over repeated terrorist attacks on schools, police abuse of Afghan refugees
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UN slams Pakistan over repeated terrorist attacks on schools, police abuse of Afghan refugees

The United Nations (UN) is “concerned” about continuing terrorist attacks on educational institutions and the military’s use of schools, especially in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Balochistan, a report of the UN’s review of Pakistan’s social, cultural and economic rights says.

Islamabad's latest claim: RAW runs special cell to sabotage China Pakistan Economic Corridor
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Islamabad's latest claim: RAW runs special cell to sabotage China Pakistan Economic Corridor

A top Pakistani official said that Indian intelligence agency, RAW has established a special cell at its headquarters in New Delhi to sabotage the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project and is being executed via Afghanistan

Madrasas in North Waziristan have become hub of terror activities: Sartaj Aziz
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Madrasas in North Waziristan have become hub of terror activities: Sartaj Aziz

Madrasas along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border and tribal areas, in particular North Waziristan, have become a hub of terrorist activities, Pakistan's top diplomat has said

Rehman Malik accuses India of trying to 'create hurdles' for Pakistan-Afghanistan ties
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Rehman Malik accuses India of trying to 'create hurdles' for Pakistan-Afghanistan ties

A former Pakistani minister has alleged that India was a main hurdle in normalisation of Pakistan-Afghanistan relations, the media reported on Wednesday

At least 8 killed in US drone strike in NW Pakistan
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At least 8 killed in US drone strike in NW Pakistan

The strike came a day after Pakistani jet fighters killed 20 suspected members of the Haqqani network.

Pakistan: Drone attack kills five suspected militants
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Pakistan: Drone attack kills five suspected militants

At least five suspected militants, including what sources claim to be a high value target, were killed in a US drone attack in Pakistan's North Waziristan region on Thursday, media reported.