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Pakistan grapples with drug-resistant typhoid outbreak

KARACHI, Pakistan – Early this year Muhammad Haider Sajjad, a thin bespectacled boy of 15, was hospitalised in Karachi, Pakistan’s commercial capital. Doctors suspected typhoid, but when the most common antibiotics failed to work, the boy’s family began to panic. Sajjad is one of more than 11,000 people, […]

India, Pakistan contacts at ‘zero’ despite border cooperation

KARTARPUR, Pakistan – Contacts between India and Pakistan are “zero”, Pakistan’s foreign minister said, even as the old rivals prepared to open a border crossing for Indian pilgrims to visit a Sikh temple, one of their most significant acts of cooperation in decades. The border crossing pact between […]

Pakistan to let ex-PM Sharif go abroad for medical treatment – foreign minister

LAHORE, Pakistan – Pakistan will allow Nawaz Sharif to leave the country for medical treatment in the United Kingdom, its foreign minister said on Thursday, though he warned the former prime minister against seeking a second period of exile to escape corruption charges. “Doctors are recommending that he […]

Kartarpur ready to welcome Sikh pilgrims for 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev: Imran

Islamabad, Nov 3: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday shared some of the dazzling pictures of the Kartarpur complex and Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, saying the revered venue is ready to welcome the Sikh pilgrims for the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev. The pictures were shared […]

Nawaz Sharif remains critical, platelets again: personal physician

Lahore, Nov 2: Former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s health condition remains critical as his platelet count has dropped again, a day after it rose to 51,000, his personal physician said on Saturday. Sharif, 69, was admitted to the Services Hospital on Monday night from Pakistan’s anti-graft body’s custody […]

Mourners in Pakistan town bury victims of train fire

Distraught relatives gathered Friday for the funerals of some of the 74 people killed when fire ripped through a crowded train in Pakistan, with many of the victims residents of a single town. Sobbing family members crowded a government building in Mirpurkhas overnight as the first bodies covered […]

Pakistani Islamists camp out in Islamabad, urge PM to quit

ISLAMABAD — Tens of thousands of members of a radical Islamist party camped out in Pakistan’s capital overnight, demanding Friday the resignation of Prime Minister Imran Khan over economic hardships Leading a caravan of hundreds of cars and buses was Maulana Fazlur Rehman, the leader of the Jamiat […]

Death toll from Pakistan earthquake rises to 37: local official

ISLAMABAD – The death toll from an earthquake in Pakistan on Tuesday has risen to 37, the Mirpur divisional commissioner, Muhammad Tayyab, said on Wednesday. Tayyab said the dead included men, women and children. Reuters Sep 25, 2019 Reporting by Asif Shahzad in Islamabad; Editing by Toby ChopraOur […]

Trump says India, Pakistan can handle Kashmir dispute on their own

BIARRITZ, France – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that India and Pakistan could handle their dispute over Kashmir on their own, but he was there should they need him. Trump has previously offered to mediate between India and Pakistan on the contested Himalayan region of Kashmir. […]

Pakistan to take Kashmir dispute with India to World Court

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan said on Tuesday it would take its dispute with India over Kashmir to the International Court of Justice, after New Delhi revoked the special status of its part of the region earlier this month. Islamabad reacted with fury to that decision, cutting trade and transport […]

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