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A development site at Marine Drive in Gwadar, Balochistan, Pakistan

China will need to sift through a long list of suspects attacking its citizens in Pakistan

There is a very serious threat knocking at the gates of Pakistani establishment, and it’s well inside the country. China is not going to like that at all.
The blast at Serena Hotel, Quetta, killed five people | @IamNaveenKapoor | Twitter

Pakistan blames India for Quetta blast, but experts see no impact on efforts to ease tensions

Pakistan Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed blamed India for the Quetta hotel blast Wednesday, which has been claimed by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan.
Buildings stand under construction at a development site, operated by China Overseas Ports Holding Co., near Gwadar Port in Gwadar, Balochistan, Pakistan | Photographer: Asim Hafeez/Bloomberg

‘Great to be back in Balochistan’: Top US diplomat in Pakistan visits CPEC hub Gwadar

US Chargé d’affaires Angela Aggeler said the visit serves as the latest example of US-Pakistan cooperation on shared interests.
Former cricketers Sachin Tendulkar and Shoaib Akhtar | Commons

Pakistani leader’s ‘candy’ poll gambit, Shoaib Akhtar greets ‘favourite’ rival Tendulkar

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Karachi Police gets on rollerblades to stop crime, preacher fashions idea to fund madrasas

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Representational image of Iranian Army soldiers on the outskirts of Tehran | Bloomberg

Iran gets back 2 soldiers held by Pakistan terror group in operation ‘likely involving a swap’

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps said the release of the soldiers took place after a successful intelligence operation Tuesday night.
File photo | Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan | Facebook/ImranKhanOfficial

‘Fault in our taars’ to Imran’s ‘dark mode’ — how Pakistan hilariously lit up its blackout

As Pakistan plunged into long hours of darkness after massive breakdown in national power grid Saturday, the blackout led to hilarious tweets.
Hazaras protest in Quetta | Via Twitter/@RiazToori

Why Hazaras in Pakistan’s Quetta have refused to bury 11 coal miners killed in IS attack

Eleven coal miners were abducted and killed Saturday in a terror attack claimed by Islamic State. Their families have since been leading a sit-in demonstration with the bodies.
Karima Baloch

‘Can’t rule out foul play’ — activist Karima Baloch’s husband demands probe into her death

Thirty five-year-old human rights activist Karima Baloch was found dead in Toronto. A vocal critic of the Pakistan government, she had been granted asylum in Canada in 2016.

Threatened with ‘Christmas gift’, Karima Baloch’s death leaves more questions than answers

Living in exile doesn’t mean a peaceful life for Pakistan's human rights activists. And mysterious deaths like Karima Baloch’s only add to the distress.

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If Afghanistan descends into chaos, Pakistan will feel the security heat: Maleeha Lodhi

Pakistani officials worry that fighting will force more Afghans to flee with estimates of new refugees ranging from 500,000 to 700,000.
File photo of NSE building in Mumbai | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Hope of continued Covid stimulus, economic recovery pushes Sensex, Nifty to record highs

The run-up in stocks comes ahead of the RBI's monetary policy Friday, where interest rates are expected to be left at an all-time low even as inflation rises.

Defence

File photo of Army chief General M.M. Naravane | ANI

Scrap L1 concept for procurement, need revolution in bureaucratic affairs, Army chief says

At a seminar by the United Services Institution, Army chief Gen. M.M. Naravane speaks out against procedural lacunae in defence procurement, emphasises need for more agile processes.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Why Mizoram vs Assam is a BJP project to ‘integrate’ northeast gone wrong

Assam-Mizoram violence is an outcome of BJP trying too hard to ‘integrate’ distinct northeastern states. This has unleashed latent regionalism.