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Pakistan quake kills at least 20, injures hundreds

An earthquake of magnitude 5.7 hit southern Pakistan in the early hours of Thursday, killing 20 people, most of them women and children, and injuring about 300, at a time when many victims were asleep, authorities said. The earthquake struck at a shallow depth of about 20 km (12 miles), …

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Pakistan administers over 1 million shots in a day

Pakistan has announced that it hit the milestone of administering one million Covid vaccinations in a day, shortly after a deadline for compulsory vaccination was set for certain categories of people. Asad Umar, the minister in charge of the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC), a military-run organization that manages …

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Pakistan says India was behind June bomb blast in Lahore

Pakistan’s national security adviser has accused India of orchestrating last month’s deadly car bombing in the eastern city of Lahore, saying Sunday that an investigation has shown it was organized by an Indian intelligence operative. In a news conference in Islamabad, Moeed Yousuf said the probe showed that the man …

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Pakistan imposes Eid lockdown as COVID cases soar

The government has imposed the most severe restrictions since a one-month lockdown in April last year. Pakistan on Saturday began a nine-day shutdown affecting travel and tourist hotspots in a bid to prevent a surge in COVID-19 cases during the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr. Already battling the third wave …

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