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Pakistan

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Latest stories about Pakistan

7 April 2014

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300 Pakistan International Airlines Employees Fired for Fake Degrees

It's not the first scandal of its kind to rock Pakistan, where even lawmakers have been caught using fake academic degrees.

31 March 2014

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Pakistan Takes Slight from Football Giant Maradona in Stride

Bitter about his falling out with Argentina's football association, Diego Maradona accused his former employers of "understanding as much about football as Pakistan does."

24 March 2014

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Sifting Through Conflicting Versions of India and Pakistan's Shared Past

The History Project compiles narratives from Pakistani and Indian history books to expose biases in the treatment of the 1947 Partition of India.

8 March 2014

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When Daughters Don't Count: Social Media Prays Pakistani Cricketer Have a Son

On this year's International Women's Day on March 8, some fans of Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi, who has four girls, are praying that he have a son.

21 February 2014

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Social Media Rallies to Help Comatose Pakistani Student in US

US officials finally extended Muhammad Shahzaib Bajwa's visa so he can continue receiving treatment there following a November car accident that left the exchange student in a coma.

16 February 2014

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Film Documents America's “Invisible” Drone War in Pakistan

"We speak to journalists, activists and experts inside and outside of Pakistan about the consequences of the strikes in the tribal FATA region."

12 February 2014

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Controversial Sindh Festival Accused of Risking Ancient Ruins for Flashy Kickoff

The festival celebrating the rich and vast cultural heritage of Sindh drew ire from some for its decision to hold the theatrical opening ceremony at the ancient ruins of Mohenjo-daro.

5 February 2014

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Pakistani Journalists on Taliban Hit-List

The Taliban have issued a fatwa against some Pakistani media houses and prepared a hit list with the names of two dozen journalists and publishers.

3 February 2014

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Taliban Play Trump with Peace Talks in Pakistan

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said regardless of the recent deadly attacks by the Taliban, Pakistan hopes that its talks-first approach will help end the violence in the country.

16 January 2014

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Is Pakistan's Much-Needed Gas Pipeline a Pipe Dream?

In early December, Iran cancelled a 500 million US dollar loan to help Pakistan finance its part of a gas pipeline that authorities hope will combat Pakistan's dire energy crisis.

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