At least two survivors pulled from Pakistani airliner crash wreckage

At least two people survived the crash of a Pakistani airliner that slammed into a residential area of Karachi on Friday, including a bank manager who was seen on local TV lying on a stretcher after being pulled out of the wreckage, according to reports. Zafar Masood, president of the Bank of Punjab, was removed[...]

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Pakistan passenger plane with 98 on board crashes on homes

A plane in Pakistan with nearly 100 people on board crashed into a residential area in the southern city of Karachi on Friday, killing several people on the ground. The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane was close to landing when it came down among houses, sparking an explosion and sending plumes of smoke into the[...]

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Pakistan quarantines 200 near Iran border on coronavirus fears

Pakistan began quarantining at least 200 people near the Iranian border, officials said Monday, as fears spiralled over the growing toll from the coronavirus in the region amid allegations of a coverup in Iran. The quarantine announcement came hours after Pakistan sealed off its land border with Iran while neighbouring Afghanistan said it had detected[...]

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At least 15 dead in Pakistan mosque suicide bombing

A suicide bomber targeted a mosque in southwestern Pakistan during evening prayers Friday, killing at least 15 people and wounding 19 others, officials said. The blast took place in a satellite town of Quetta, the province’s main city. Debris and shattered glass littered the scene. Fida Mohammad, who was attending evening prayers, said about 60[...]

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Trump tries his hands at Peacemaking in India and Pakistan Dispute

U.S. President Donald Trump spoke separately on Monday with the leaders of India and Pakistan in a bid to calm tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbors over a territorial dispute. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has kept Kashmir under lockdown for more than two weeks after scrapping the region’s autonomy, a move condemned by Pakistani Prime[...]

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Pakistan reaches accord with IMF on $6 billion bailout

Pakistan has reached an accord with the International Monetary Fund over a three-year, $6 billion bailout package aimed at shoring up fragile public finances and strengthening the slowing economy, officials said on Sunday. Pakistan’s Finance Minister Hafeez Shaikh told PTV television he hoped the accord, which must still be approved by the IMF board in[...]

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India prepares for war as bunkers are built along Pakistan border

India is preparing for war with the construction of 14,000 bunkers to protect families on the Pakistan border as Islamabad invokes the spectre of nuclear conflict, telling India 'better sense' is needed. Earlier today Pakistan and India said they had shot down each other's warplanes, in a dramatic escalation of the dangerous confrontation between the nuclear-armed[...]

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