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Imtiaz Gul

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Pakistan: Musharraf indicted

Country divided as 'emotional' Musharraf is charged with high treason.

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Pakistani tribes resent army presence

Legislator Abd al-Sattar Wazir promised his voters in the South Waziristan border region to fight for their fundamental rights and infrastructure development of the remote and negle

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Pakistanis promote boycott of US products

While many Pakistanis are embracing the "war on US products", others believe the movement has a long way to go.

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Kidney sales expose plight of Pakistani poor

In Pakistan, paying your debts with a pound of flesh can be painfully close to reality.

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Flesh traders traumatising Pakistan

For her rosy cheeks, Sameena’s parents used to call her “rosebud.” However, little could they imagine their rosebud will wither away soon after being married off to a distant relative in the Dir district of Pakistan’s Northwestern Frontier Province (N

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Nuclear safeguarding of national security

“I personally conveyed messages to (Indian) Prime Minister AB Vajpayee through every international leader that if Indian troops moved a single step across the international border or Line of Control, they should not expect a conventional war from Pakistan."

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Changing face of China-Pakistan ties

When senior Pakistani and Chinese officials assembled in Islamabad to mark China’s national day on 1 October, the bonhomie on show was understandable.

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Cleric murder highlights sectarianism

The deadly ambush that killed a top Pakistani cleric in Islamabad on Monday symbolises the end of a whole generation of zealous Sunni leaders.

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Greek tragedy played out in the Hindu Kush

Among the most extraordinary mountain scenery in the world, the descendents of one of the world’s great conquerors struggle for existence.

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Pakistan's lessons to improve education

Pakistan has recently displayed a new commitment to deal with a variety of educational issues.

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Dowry, deep-rooted malaise in Pakistan

In traditional Pakistani society where most people trade their future to safeguard their honour, Tawakul Ahmad stands out as an example of defiance.

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Pakistan tribes reap bounty of US war

Hidayat Allah knows nothing of electricity or of TV. His studies were restricted to the Holy Quran that he learnt by rote at the mosque in his remote Pakistani village near the Afghan border.