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    Changing demographics fuel ethnic tensions between Baloch and Pashtuns

    ISLAMABAD: The once amicable relationship between Pashtoon and Baloch residents of Balochistan could be at a tipping point, as changing demographics threaten to create tensions between the province’s two largest ethnic groups. The demographic changes have put Baloch nationalist parties in a...
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    Hajj Stampede Tarnishes Saudis’ Image in Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — For years, Saudi Arabia has had a hallowed status here, considered above question or criticism. Yet the hajj stampede near Mecca last month has taken some of the luster off the exalted image of the kingdom. Scores of Pakistani pilgrims were killed in the disaster, and many...
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    Troops Track Pakistani Generals Who Escaped Kunduz in Burqas: Murad

    Gen. Murad Ali Murad, the deputy chief of staff of the Afghan National Army (ANA), on Monday said in Kunduz that Pakistani generals believed to have been involved in the Kunduz battle escaped the city wearing burqas but warned that security forces will track them down. Murad had been speaking...
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    PA warns tribesmen from selling property to Afghans

    LANDIKOTAL: The Jamrud political administration issued a decree on Sunday stating any tribesman found selling property to Afghan citizens would be fined Rs5 million and expelled from the area. Assistant Police Agent (APA) Jehangir Azam Wazir said the order was passed after it was uncovered...
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    2 Ismaili Jamaat Khanas in Karachi attacked during prayer time

    2 killed and 40 injured when a grenade was thrown at (2?) jamat khana's in Karachi. All of the injured/dead were women and children. Consecutive cracker blasts in Karachi Jamaat Khana leaves 2 dead KARACHI: At least two people were killed and 40 injured when two cracker explosions took place...
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    Hysterical India, Mature Pakistan

    India is gripped by war hysteria. Its jingoistic media, bereft of editorial responsibility, has come out all guns blazing against Pakistan. Its politicians, especially from the right-wing and nationalist parties, are baying for blood. They want their troops to “behead” 50 Pakistani soldiers and...
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    Afghanistan bans Indian soap operas

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    Islamabad ranked "second most unfriendliest city"

    New Jersey often gets a bad rap, but a new survey from Condé Nast Traveler shows that its largest city, Newark, is the most unfriendly city in the world. Condé Nast Traveler recently came out with a list of the Friendliest and Unfriendliest Cities In The World, and Newark took the number one...
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    Fast food boom: Burger King finally comes to Pakistan

    KARACHI: As anticipated for long, Burger King is finally coming to Pakistan, most likely in mid-2014, as MCR Pakistan, the franchisee of Pizza Hut in Pakistan, has entered into a master franchise agreement with Burger King Worldwide Inc, The Express Tribune has learnt. While BK and MCR...
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    First Sikh MPA since partition takes oath

    LAHORE: Saturday marked a historic milestone for the Sikh community in the province. A Sikh representative, for the first time since 1947, took oath as a member of the provincial assembly in Punjab at its first session. He was nominated on a seat reserved for minorities on a Pakistan Muslim...
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    Cross-border firing: Two officials injured in Mohmand

    Two Pakistani security officials at a security checkpost in Mohmand Agency were injured as a result of cross-border firing from Afghanistan, Express News reported late on Wednesday. The firing which started around 9pm at night, continued for two hours. Pakistan army also fired back in...
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    Talal Bugti claims tax exemption for family

    ISLAMABAD: While many poll contestants are scrambling to fix their tax documents, there is one family that isn’t daunted by the tax man. Talal Bugti, chief of the Jamhoori Watan Party (JWP) and scion of the late Nawab Akbar Bugti, claims his family is exempt from paying taxes. “Nawab Akbar...
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    Bengali immigrants in Karachi polarised over violence in Bangladesh

    KARACHI: As tensions persist in Bangladesh over the sentencing of those involved in ‘crimes against humanity’ during the 1971 Bangladesh War, the Bengali-speaking community in Karachi remains hugely divided over the events in their country of origin. The protests in Bangladesh sparked on...
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    Arbash’s way to gold: Pakistani clinches World Muay Thai Championship

    KARACHI: After failing seven times at the World Muay Thai Championship, Pakistan’s Arbash Khan was finally able to taste the sweetness of success as he beat Thai champion Kim Nom in the final of the professional 45-kg event. Arbash’s performance was convincing enough for the eight judges...
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    Gen Kayani has a dream – of free, fair elections

    ISLAMABAD: Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has said it is his dream to see free, fair and transparent elections in the country, dismissing reports that the security establishment was pushing for a delay in the democratic exercise. In an informal chat with a group of senior...
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    Pakistani transgender candidate to run for office

    KARACHI: A member of Pakistan’s transgender community is to contest upcoming general elections on a ticket of equal rights, saying the community has more to offer than begging or dancing at weddings. The elections, due by mid-May, will mark the first democratic transition of power after an...
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    Modi and the 2002 massacre

    By Markandey Katju Narendra Modi is being projected by a large section of Indians as the modern Moses, the messiah who will lead the beleaguered and despondent Indian people into a land of milk and honey, the man who is best suited to be the next Indian prime minister. And it is not just...
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    China, Pakistan major threats to India: Mohan Bhagwat

    BHUBANESWAR: Both China and Pakistan continue to remain major threats to India, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) sarasanghchalak Mohan Bhagwat said here on Sunday. Addressing a public gathering at Baramunda, Bhagwat said while Pakistan's challenge is open, China's anti-India pursuit is more...
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    Amnesty condemns India's execution of parliament attacker

    NEW DELHI: Amnesty International on Saturday condemned India’s execution of a Kashmiri separatist over a deadly 2001 attack on parliament, saying his trial fell “considerably short” of international fair standards. Mohammed Afzal Guru’s execution also suggested a “disturbing” trend towards...
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    Protests erupt as India executes man for 2001 parliament attack

    Reuters) - India hanged a Kashmiri man on Saturday for an attack on the country's parliament in 2001, sparking clashes in Kashmir between protesters and police who wielded batons and fired teargas. Dozens of people were injured. President Pranab Mukherjee rejected a mercy petition from...

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