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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.

Pakistan will continue to have critical role in Afghan peace process, says US

State Department spokesperson Ned Price said the US appreciates Pakistan’s efforts to advance the Afghan peace process and stability in South Asia.
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Pakistan should take credible, verifiable action against terrorism, envoy Tirumurti says

TS Tirumurti, India's Permanent Representative to the UN, said the onus is on Pakistan to create a conducive atmosphere that is free of terror, hostility and violence.

Husbands are our culture, said Pakistani model Sadaf Kanwal. Then feminism lessons followed

The model-cum-actor said since she had married, she had to pick up her husband’s shoes, iron his clothes.
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Trouble is coming to Pakistan. No matter its double fence on Afghanistan border

Pakistan’s ‘game of thrones’ in Afghanistan has gone on for much too long. The audience is simply tired of it.

Ex-Canadian minister accuses Pakistan of being complicit in ‘proxy war’ against Afghanistan

Pakistan strongly objected to the remarks made by Canadian politician Chris Alexander and described his comments as 'misleading assertions' based on ignorance about ground reality.
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Imran Khan should know who ‘really’ messed up in Afghanistan

Little did US know that the mujahideen — who Reagan had so warmly welcomed to the White House — would develop a deadly ‘Delta variant’.
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Pakistan finalises law to give provisional provincial status to Gilgit-Baltistan, says report

Dawn newspaper reported that amendments would be introduced to give the region representation in Parliament, besides the establishment of the provincial assembly in the territory.

A Pakistani friendship meme broke the internet. Now it makes a new record

The story of a Pakistani meme that has remained viral for over six years now — how it all started between three friends before it turned ugly and famous.

Pakistani shuttler Mahoor Shahzad reached Tokyo Olympics. Now she’s serving apologies

After her defeat on 27 July, the badminton player accused other Pakistani shuttlers of being jealous, and passed a bigoted comment, calling them Pathans.

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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.
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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.

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Project Cheetah set to take off, India to get upgraded & armed drones from Israel

Under the project, the Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) Israeli Herons will be upgraded to undertake specialised and longer surveillance missions & precision strikes.
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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.