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Pakistan authorities restore land for first Hindu temple in Islamabad after public outcry
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Pakistan authorities restore land for first Hindu temple in Islamabad after public outcry

Four kanals (0.5 acres) of land in Islamabad was allotted to the community in 2016 for the construction of the first ever Hindu temple, cremation and community centre

Pakistan declines use of airspace for Srinagar-Sharjah flights; Mufti slams Centre, 'unfortunate', tweets Omar
India

Pakistan declines use of airspace for Srinagar-Sharjah flights; Mufti slams Centre, 'unfortunate', tweets Omar

Last month, Union home minister Amit Shah flagged off the first international flight services from Srinagar to Sharjah. India's low-cost airline Go First became the first airline to launch direct flights from Srinagar to Sharjah

US sabotaging China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, claims Imran Khan's aide
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US sabotaging China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, claims Imran Khan's aide

CPEC aims to connect western China with the Gwadar seaport in southwestern Pakistan through a network of roads, railways and other projects

Pakistan may remain on 'grey list' till FATF's next session in April 2022, says French media report
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Pakistan may remain on 'grey list' till FATF's next session in April 2022, says French media report

The FATF is an inter-governmental body established in 1989 to combat money laundering, terrorist financing and other related threats to the integrity of the international financial system

On IAF Day, a tale of when our air force showed how 'PAF is its bunny'
India

On IAF Day, a tale of when our air force showed how 'PAF is its bunny'

The MiG-25 was, quite simply, the fastest interceptor ever built. In the 70s, one was tracked by radar flying at Mach 3.2 over the Sinai peninsula.

Pakistan summons Indian diplomat over Assam eviction drive, alleges Muslims being targeted in state
India

Pakistan summons Indian diplomat over Assam eviction drive, alleges Muslims being targeted in state

Two persons were killed and 20 others were injured when the police in Assam tried to evict encroachers at Gorukhuti and other villages on Thursday

Why Islamabad claims India is training Islamic State terrorists in the middle of a muddy little lake in Jodhpur
India

Why Islamabad claims India is training Islamic State terrorists in the middle of a muddy little lake in Jodhpur

It is of course conceivable, that Islamic State recruits are being provided swimming-lessons. Even the most credulous consumers of propaganda, though, would concede the dossier falls short of homework.

Taliban close to forming government, announcement likely after Friday prayers
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Taliban close to forming government, announcement likely after Friday prayers

The move is set to be made in the face of intense global scrutiny that expects the Taliban to manage a war-wracked economy and honour its pledges of a more "inclusive" government

Pakistan expresses regret at not being invited to UN Security Council meeting on Afghanistan
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Pakistan expresses regret at not being invited to UN Security Council meeting on Afghanistan

The powerful 15-nation UNSC, currently under India's Presidency in August, held a meeting on the situation in Afghanistan on Friday

Pakistan government puts up Prime Minister Imran Khan's official residence for rent
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Pakistan government puts up Prime Minister Imran Khan's official residence for rent

According to reports, the Cabinet in Pakistan decided to rent out the official residence of the prime minister for cultural, fashion, educational, and other social events or gatherings

JeM chief Masood Azhar living in posh locality in Pakistan's Bahawalpur as State guest: Report
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JeM chief Masood Azhar living in posh locality in Pakistan's Bahawalpur as State guest: Report

According to Times Now's Navbharat channel, it has 'accessed undeniable visual evidence' that confirms Pakistan's 'Deep State is still providing a safe haven to terror masterminds' including India's most wanted terrorist Masood Azhar

COVID-19: Pakistan bans domestic air travel for unvaccinated as cases cross 1 million mark
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COVID-19: Pakistan bans domestic air travel for unvaccinated as cases cross 1 million mark

The travel restriction, imposed by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), will be applicable from 1 August on unvaccinated people of over 18 years of age

Afghanistan envoy's daughter kidnapped: Pakistan interior minister vows to solve case, 3 cab drivers interrogated
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Afghanistan envoy's daughter kidnapped: Pakistan interior minister vows to solve case, 3 cab drivers interrogated

Silsila Alikhil, the daughter of Afghanistan’s ambassador to Pakistan Najibullah Alikhil was abducted, tortured and assaulted on Friday by unknown persons in Islamabad

Imran Khan says Pakistan under 'pressure' from US over China relations, vows never to buckle
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Imran Khan says Pakistan under 'pressure' from US over China relations, vows never to buckle

The Pakistan prime minister made the remarks in an interview with China's English-language State-broadcaster China Global Television Network

Explainer: What is FATF, and why Pakistan has been struggling to get out of its  ‘Grey List'
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Explainer: What is FATF, and why Pakistan has been struggling to get out of its ‘Grey List'

The organisation was established by the G-7 Summit that was held in Paris in 1989 in response to mounting concern over money laundering

S Jaishankar's trip to Kuwait crucial, but New Delhi must not take its eye off renewed Saudi-Pakistan ties
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S Jaishankar's trip to Kuwait crucial, but New Delhi must not take its eye off renewed Saudi-Pakistan ties

But through the bonhomie, India would do well to keep one eye firmly on another partner in West Asia with whom it has enjoyed cordial ties largely based on its energy requirements: Saudi Arabia

Pakistani talk show host Hamid Mir suspended after criticising military
Arts & Culture

Pakistani talk show host Hamid Mir suspended after criticising military

Journalists and press freedom advocates often accuse Pakistan’s military and its agencies of harassing and attacking journalists. The government insists it supports freedom of speech.

France urges citizens to leave Pakistan as violent stirs hit country; no threat, insists interior minister
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France urges citizens to leave Pakistan as violent stirs hit country; no threat, insists interior minister

Anti-French sentiment has been simmering for months in Pakistan since President Emmanuel Macron expressed support for a satirical magazine's right to republish cartoons depicting Prophet Mohammed

Daniel Pearl murder case: Pakistan Supreme Court orders release of prime suspect Omar Saeed Sheikh
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Daniel Pearl murder case: Pakistan Supreme Court orders release of prime suspect Omar Saeed Sheikh

Pearl, the South Asia bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal, was abducted and beheaded while he was in Pakistan investigating a story on the links between the ISI and Al-Qaeda

Four Pakistan Army personnel killed after military chopper crashes in Gilgit-Balistan during rescue operation
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Four Pakistan Army personnel killed after military chopper crashes in Gilgit-Balistan during rescue operation

The helicopter crashed in Minimarg area of Astore district on Saturday evening while transporting the body of a soldier to a military hospital. The pilot, co-pilot and two soldiers were killed in the accident