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Drought-like condition in Thar, Sindh may take shape of human catastrophe: UN report

ISLAMABAD: A human catastrophe can emerge in Tharparkar, Umerkot and Sangarh if there are no monsoon rains this summer, a recent report by the United Nations points out. The report adds that the areas, often in the news for deaths due to drought-like conditions, face lack of potable water and …

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UN Rights Monitor Highlights Political Repression, Abuse, Executions In Iran

Reformists in Iran are under pressure, detainees face torture and abuse, and people are being executed at an “alarming” rate, a UN monitor studying human rights in the tightly controlled country says. The bleak picture presented to the UN Human Rights Council on March 13 comes ahead of a May …

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North Korea warns of ‘merciless’ strikes as US carrier joins South Korea drills

North Korea warned the United States on Tuesday of “merciless” attacks if an aircraft carrier strike group led by the USS Carl Vinson, which is joining South Korean forces for exercises, infringes on its sovereignty or dignity. North Korea, which has alarmed its neighbours with two nuclear tests and a …

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Balochistan High Court directs govt not to include Afghan refugees in census

The Balochistan High Court on Tuesday directed the federal and provincial governments not to include Afghan refugees in the population census scheduled to start from March 15. The divisional bench of the BHC comprising Justice Muhammad Hashim Khan Kakar and Abdullah Baloch passed the order on an application filed by …

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گوادر میں ٢٠٠ ایکڑ اراضی پر ریلوے آفس قائم کرنے کا اعلان

گوادر میں ٢٠٠ ایکڑ اراضی پر ریلوے آفس قائم کرنے کا اعلان بشکریہ: ڈیلی انتخاب

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وزیراعظم دو روزہ دورے پر کل گوادر پہنچیں گے

وزیراعظم دو روزہ دورے پر کل گوادر پہنچیں گے بشکریہ: ڈیلی انتخاب

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بلوچستان میں مردم شماری کے دوران سخت سیکورٹی انتظامات کرنے کا فیصلہ

بلوچستان میں مردم شماری کے دوران سخت سیکورٹی انتظامات کرنے کا فیصلہ بشکریہ: ڈیلی انتخاب

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بی ایل ایف نے خضدار دھماکے کی ذمداری قبول کر لی

بی ایل ایف نے خضدار دھماکے کی ذمداری قبول کر لی بشکریہ: ڈیلی انتخاب

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‘Modi is God’s gift to Pakistan security establishment’

Pakistani novelist Mohammed Hanif talks about shrinking freedoms, liberal voices and human rights in Balochistan. By: Hafsa Adil Hafsa Adil is a freelance multimedia journalist. She tweets @Hafsa_Adil In January, five Pakistani activists disappeared. Some were picked up from their homes, others from their place of work. One man went missing while …

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Trump gives CIA authority to conduct drone strikes: WSJ

US President Donald Trump has given the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) new authority to conduct drone attacks against suspected militants, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing US officials. The move would be a change from the policy of former President Barack Obama’s administration of limiting the CIA’s paramilitary …

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