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Pakistani students back in school after more than six months

Sep 15 2020

KARACHI Millions of students in Pakistan returned to classes on Tuesday after a break of six months, as schools and colleges began to reopen for the first time since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.

Pakistani journalist arrested for defaming military

Sep 11 2020

KARACHI, Pakistan A Pakistani journalist who has been a vocal critic of the military, government, and religious extremist groups, has been arrested on charges of defaming the country's powerful army and spreading religious hatred, police said on Friday.

Pakistan to begin reopening educational institutions next week

Sep 07 2020

KARACHI, Pakistan Schools in Pakistan will begin reopening in phases from next week following a fall in new coronavirus case numbers, officials said, ending a long closure that led to exam cancellations and threw students' grades into chaos.

Floods kill 23 in Pakistan financial hub amid house collapses, power cuts

Aug 28 2020

KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistan's flooded financial capital of Karachi was plunged into chaos on Friday with power cuts, streets under water and cellphone outages caused by heavy rain as authorities said at least 23 people had been killed in downpours the previous day.

August rains flood Pakistan's financial capital, shatter records

Aug 27 2020

KARACHI, Pakistan Torrential rain lashed the Pakistani financial capital of Karachi on Thursday, causing widespread flooding, as downpours in August shattered 89-year-old records for the city, meteorological officials said.

Remittances to Pakistan hit record high due to subdued Haj spending

Aug 17 2020

KARACHI, Pakistan Remittances from Pakistani workers employed abroad hit the highest level for a single month in July, officials said on Monday, increasing 36.5% year on year, mostly thanks to less spending on Haj pilgrimages because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Pakistan rolls back social distancing restrictions as virus counts drop

Aug 10 2020

KARACHI/QUETTA/PESHAWAR/LAHORE, Pakistan Pakistanis flocked to gyms, salons and restaurants that opened on Monday for the first time in five months after being shut to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

At least 30 injured in grenade attack in Pakistan at Kashmir rally

Aug 05 2020

KARACHI, Pakistan At least 30 people were injured in a grenade attack on a rally in Karachi on Wednesday, as Pakistan marked the first anniversary of India's revocation of Kashmir's semi-autonomy.

Pakistan urges worshippers to buy sacrificial animals online to prevent COVID-19 surge

Jul 28 2020

KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistani authorities are encouraging people to buy sacrificial animals online or at least wear masks when visiting cattle markets, fearing preparations for the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha could reverse a decline in COVID-19 infection numbers. | Video

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