Unloved vultures fight for survival in Pakistan

Symbols of death Once a common sight in the skies of Pakistan, today the white-backed vulture is facing extinction — its population devastated by the use of industrial drugs to breed the cattle whose carcasses they traditionally feed on. Bird numbers have plummeted by more than 99 per cent since …

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Taliban attacks kill dozen of security officers in Afghanistan

Dozens of Afghan police and soldiers have been killed in a wave of Taliban attacks on checkpoints in Afghanistan, officials said on Tuesday, as insurgents step up assaults on the beleaguered security forces. The raids in the southern province of Kandahar and the western province of Farah on Monday night …

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Mufti Qavi granted bail in Qandeel Baloch murder case

Qandeel's murder A district and sessions court in Multan on Tuesday granted bail to Mufti Abdul Qavi in the Qandeel Baloch murder case almost a month after his arrest. A day earlier, Qavi's bail hearing had been delayed due to the non-availability of a judge. Qandeel had been murdered last …

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ATC grants bail to Imran in four cases

An anti-terrorism court in Islamabad on Tuesday granted bail to Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan in four cases — including the Asmatullah Junejo assault case — which had been registered after the PTI's 2014 rally which paralysed the capital city. In 2014, Khan and Pakistan Awami Tehreek Charman Tahirul …

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'RAW running $500 million cell to sabotage CPEC,' says Gen Zubair Hayat

The Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, Gen Zubair Mahmood Hayat, on Tuesday alleged that India’s Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) had established a cell in 2015 dedicated to sabotaging China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects in Pakistan. While addressing a seminar in Islamabad, Gen Hayat revealed that: "RAW established a …

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Minor girl raped, killed in Larkana

A five-year-old girl was raped and killed in Larkana's Naudero town on Monday, police and medical examiners said on Tuesday. The suspect allegedly lured the minor girl to a deserted area near the town's railway station and strangled her to death after raping her, and disposed off her body in …

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SC reserves verdict in Imran Khan disqualification case

The Supreme Court on Tuesday concluded hearing a disqualification case against Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan but reserved its judgement on the matter. A three-member bench of the apex court ─ headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar and comprising Justice Faisal Arab and Justice Umar Ata Bandial ─ has been …

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