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Thursday 30 November 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# Pakistan

Last year
UN chief Guterres slams climate change 'insanity' during visit to flood-hit Pakistan
Nearly 1,400 people have died in flooding that covers a third of the country
Pakistan’s ex-prime minister Imran Khan refuses to apologise in contempt case
Khan served as the country’s leader for more than three-and-a-half years.
Ireland to open Embassy in Pakistan alongside Consulate Generals in Milan and Munich
It’s part of the Global Ireland programme which aims to ‘double Ireland’s global footprint by 2025′.
Malnutrition and disease after Pakistan flood will get worse says UN
Mortality among newborn babies and severe acute malnutrition are at risk of increasing due to disruption of services.
Pakistan calls for 'immense humanitarian response' as flooding leaves 1,265 dead
Multiple officials and experts have blamed the unusual monsoon rains and flooding on climate change.
More aid reaches Pakistan as deaths from floods cross 1,200 mark
More than three million people are said to have been affected by the disaster.
'A monsoon on steroids': UN appeals for €160 million to help worst hit in Pakistan floods
Tens of millions of people have been affected by relentless monsoon rains.
'One third of Pakistan is under water': Tens of millions battle floods as 1,136 confirmed dead
The seasonal flooding has impacted over 33 million people.
Death toll from Pakistan flash floods surpasses 1,000
The deadly monsoon season has been called a “serious climate catastrophe”.
Pakistan orders thousands to evacuate near flood-swollen rivers as death toll nears 1,000
Officials say this year’s monsoon flooding has affected more than 33 million people, destroying or badly damaging nearly a million homes.
Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan charged with terrorism offences
Opposition leaders supporting Khan said that authorities would cross a “red line” if they arrested the former Prime Minister.
Two Pakistan boxers missing in Britain after Commonwealth Games
Suleman Baloch and Nazeerullah Khan failed to show up for the team’s scheduled departure.
Monsoon rain and flooding kills 140 people in a week in Pakistan
The fatalities raised the overall death toll from rain-related incidents since June to 478 in Pakistan.
Temperatures close to 50 degrees in Pakistan during major South-Asia heatwave
“It’s like fire burning all around,” said labourer Shafi Mohammad, who is from a village where residents struggle to find drinking water.
Persistent heatwave in India and Pakistan highlights climate crisis devastation
The extended hot and dry weather has consequences for water shortages, energy supply, and air quality.
Early heatwave hits India and Pakistan as temperatures hit 45C causing rubbish dumps to burn
Heatwaves have killed over 6,500 people in India since 2010.
Taliban warns Pakistan after rocket attacks kill five Afghan children
The UN said it was “deeply concerned” by the civilian deaths caused by air strikes.
Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
Here’s a roundup of stories from today.
Shehbaz Sharif set to become next Pakistan prime minister after parliament ousts Imran Khan
Opposition parties won the no-confidence vote after several of Khan’s allies deserted him.
India says its military accidentally fired missile into Pakistan
There is a heavy military presence on both sides of the shared border and there have been numerous flare-ups.
At least 56 dead, 194 wounded in suicide attack on Pakistan mosque
An emergency has been declared in the city of Peshawar.
Media watchdog asks India to release Kashmiri journalist
The watchdog said it was “deeply disturbed” by the arrest of Sajad Gul, an independent journalist and media student.
At least 21 die trapped in vehicles after snowstorm in Pakistan
The military has been mobilised to clear roads and rescue people still trapped.
All time
Pakistan hosts US, Russia and China for talks on Afghanistan
Afghanistan’s Taliban-appointed foreign minister, Amir Khan Muttaqi, did not attend the meeting.
Controversial 'father' of Pakistan nuclear bomb dies aged 85
Abdul Qadeer Khan launched Pakistan on the path to becoming a nuclear weapons power in the early 1970s.
Dozens dead after trains collide in southern Pakistan
One train derailed and another hit it soon afterwards.
Four killed in bomb attack at luxury Pakistan hotel where Chinese ambassador was staying
The motive behind the attack in Quetta is as yet unclear.
Pakistan protesters end blockade over deaths of miners
Ten miners were kidnapped and killed last week.
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan calls for chemical castration of perpetrators of sex crimes
It follows public outrage after a woman was raped in front of her two children.
Pakistani police chief faces backlash for suggesting rape victim should have been accompanied by a man
The controversy started after a woman was allegedly gang raped in Lahore.
Monsoon rain wreaks further havoc in Karachi, killing 20 more people
About 30 inches of rain has fallen on the city since Sunday.
Opinion: 'We should fight for equal training for all doctors in memory of Dr Syed Waqqar Ali Shah'
We need to start training as many doctors as we can and that should not be based on the fairness of their skin or their country of origin, but on their skill and hard work, writes Dr Naveed Abbas.
'I am ecstatic': A-level students share relief after u-turn on grading of exam results
Grades will now be based on teachers’ assessments rather than a controversial algorithm.
Three people killed after gunmen open fire on Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi
No militant group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Survivor tells of 'turbulence' and pilot's warning before Pakistan plane crash
Mohammad Zubair said the flight had been smooth until just before landing when it jolted violently and that was the last thing he remembered.
107 killed as Pakistani passenger plane crashes near Karachi
The aircraft arriving from the eastern city of Lahore was carrying 99 passengers and eight crew.
Snow, rain and flash floods leave dozens dead in Afghanistan and Pakistan
At least 43 people are dead in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Pakistani professor sentenced to death for blasphemy
Junaid Hafeez was arrested in 2013 for allegedly posting derogatory remarks against Prophet Mohammed online.
Former Pakistan leader Musharraf sentenced to death in absentia
Musharraf seized power in 1999 by ousting the government of Nawaz Sharif.
At least 74 people killed after gas cylinders exploded on train in Pakistan
There are reports that some passengers were cooking when the cylinders exploded.