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Pakistan quarantines hundreds of pilgrims from Iran, as it steps up efforts to contain coronavirus

The surge in coronavirus cases in Iran has resulted in Pakistan shutting its border, suspending flights and closing schools.

The surge in coronavirus cases in Iran has resulted in Pakistan shutting its border, suspending flights and closing schools.

Pakistan quarantines hundreds of pilgrims from Iran, as it steps up efforts to contain coronavirus
4 Mar 2020 - 10:03PM
Pakistan: five dead, more than 100 hospitalised after toxic gas leak

Panicked Pakistanis have turned to social media to express their concern as the government dismisses speculation the leak is actually a virus.

Panicked Pakistanis have turned to social media to express their concern as the government dismisses speculation the leak is actually a virus.

Pakistan: five dead, more than 100 hospitalised after toxic gas leak
17 Feb 2020 - 11:09PM
Chinese belt and road workers could spread coronavirus, Pakistanis fear

Pakistan has put hospitals and clinics on alert amid fears the thousands of workers who regularly travel between the countries could spread the disease.

Pakistan has put hospitals and clinics on alert amid fears the thousands of workers who regularly travel between the countries could spread the disease.

Chinese belt and road workers could spread coronavirus, Pakistanis fear
17 Feb 2020 - 2:40PM
In photos: Prince William and Kate Middleton’s first royal trip to Pakistan

During their five-day trip, they visited a girls’ school, witnessed the effects of climate change on mountain communities, and met a resident named after Princess Diana.

During their five-day trip, they visited a girls’ school, witnessed the effects of climate change on mountain communities, and met a resident named after Princess Diana.

In photos: Prince William and Kate Middleton’s first royal trip to Pakistan
19 Oct 2019 - 9:44PM
British royal couple William and Kate arrive in Pakistan for ‘complex’ visit amid tight security

It is the first trip to Pakistan by members of the royal family since Prince Charles and his wife Camilla came in 2006.

It is the first trip to Pakistan by members of the royal family since Prince Charles and his wife Camilla came in 2006.

British royal couple William and Kate arrive in Pakistan for ‘complex’ visit amid tight security
15 Oct 2019 - 8:50AM
Tandoori Junction’s smoky milk tea in Pakistan finds fans – from Chinese to Russians

‘Tandoor Chai’ – milk tea served in terracotta mugs – is a new spin on a beloved drink, and it’s pulling in crowds at a little tea stall in Islamabad even past midnight.

‘Tandoor Chai’ – milk tea served in terracotta mugs – is a new spin on a beloved drink, and it’s pulling in crowds at a little tea stall in Islamabad even past midnight.

Tandoori Junction’s smoky milk tea in Pakistan finds fans – from Chinese to Russians
3 Aug 2019 - 10:06PM
Prince William and Kate Middleton are going to Pakistan. Even the British are asking why

British media reports of the royal couple following in the footsteps of Queen Elizabeth and Princess Diana have highlighted security risks but Pakistani observers stress the importance of the trip to bilateral ties.

British media reports of the royal couple following in the footsteps of Queen Elizabeth and Princess Diana have highlighted security risks but Pakistani observers stress the importance of the trip to bilateral ties.

Prince William and Kate Middleton are going to Pakistan. Even the British are asking why
7 Jul 2019 - 4:45PM
China’s Huawei protests after Pakistan authorities tear down security barriers at its Islamabad office

City officials say the structures, commonly found outside high-rise buildings, are encroaching on government land. But the telecommunications giant says its workers are at risk, given recent attacks on Chinese interests in Pakistan.

City officials say the structures, commonly found outside high-rise buildings, are encroaching on government land. But the telecommunications giant says its workers are at risk, given recent attacks on Chinese interests in Pakistan.

China’s Huawei protests after Pakistan authorities tear down security barriers at its Islamabad office
18 May 2019 - 12:01AM
‘The Chinese are our No 1 enemy’: why Beijing’s US$62 billion investment in Pakistan is the top target for Balochistan separatists

The Balochistan Liberation Army has vowed to continue its attacks on Chinese projects and nationals along the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, as they fear being turned into a minority in their own province.

The Balochistan Liberation Army has vowed to continue its attacks on Chinese projects and nationals along the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, as they fear being turned into a minority in their own province.

‘The Chinese are our No 1 enemy’: why Beijing’s US$62 billion investment in Pakistan is the top target for Balochistan separatists
16 May 2019 - 7:38PM
Cash-strapped Pakistan receives US$6 billion bailout package from IMF as China promises more help

The agreement came after months of negotiations between the IMF and Pakistan, whose economy has been teetering due to low growth, soaring inflation, and mounting debt.

The agreement came after months of negotiations between the IMF and Pakistan, whose economy has been teetering due to low growth, soaring inflation, and mounting debt.

Cash-strapped Pakistan receives US$6 billion bailout package from IMF as China promises more help
13 May 2019 - 6:38PM
Abroad, alone, and abused: how young Pakistani brides lured to China face life of sexual slavery

Impoverished, vulnerable Christian women are being tricked into marrying foreign men before they are packed off to China and subjected to abuse, forced prostitution, and even organ extraction, police and human rights groups say.

Impoverished, vulnerable Christian women are being tricked into marrying foreign men before they are packed off to China and subjected to abuse, forced prostitution, and even organ extraction, police and human rights groups say.

Abroad, alone, and abused: how young Pakistani brides lured to China face life of sexual slavery
10 May 2019 - 9:18AM
Pakistan waves a bin Laden olive branch at US, as Chinese cash loses shine

Amid disquiet over deepening China ties, Islamabad mulls the release of Shakil Afridi – who helped the CIA capture and kill the world’s most wanted man – as it seeks a way back into Washington’s embrace.

Amid disquiet over deepening China ties, Islamabad mulls the release of Shakil Afridi – who helped the CIA capture and kill the world’s most wanted man – as it seeks a way back into Washington’s embrace.

Pakistan waves a bin Laden olive branch at US, as Chinese cash loses shine
3 Jun 2018 - 10:18AM
How eye doctors are helping China and Pakistan see clearly to dream again

Efforts to build the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor have not been without setbacks, but it’s hard to argue with a volunteer effort to bring sight back to hundreds of Karachi’s poorest residents

Efforts to build the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor have not been without setbacks, but it’s hard to argue with a volunteer effort to bring sight back to hundreds of Karachi’s poorest residents

How eye doctors are helping China and Pakistan see clearly to dream again
25 Jan 2018 - 12:56PM
If you doubt who is in charge in Pakistan ...
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM