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Pakistan: Rotary to buy refugees daily items

By Our Staff Correspondent QUETTA April, 10: The Rotary International (RI) will spend the funds, collected from all over the world, to purchase various items for the Afghan refugees living in Shalman...

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Pakistan: UN to open 7 voluntary repatriation centres

ISLAMABAD, Feb 17: The UN High Commission for Refugees has decided to open seven voluntary repatriation centres in Pakistan, each with a capacity to process repatriation of 5,000 Afghans per day. A...

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Pakistan: Wheat target likely to be achieved, says Junejo

By Our Staff Reporter ISLAMABAD, Feb 15: The country, despite severe shortage of irrigation water and drought conditions in rain-fed areas, is likely to achieve wheat production target of 20 million...

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Pakistan: Rs2bn okayed for drought affected areas

By Our Staff Reporter ISLAMABAD, Dec 28: The federal government on Friday agreed on distributing an amount of Rs2 billion to all four provinces for rehabilitation and relief operations in the...

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Pakistan: Dry spell to end early next week

By Mumtaz Hamid Rao The ongoing dry spell in Rawalpindi-Islamabad and elsewhere trims next month, culminating into a new-year gift in the form of rains in the plains and snowfall in the mountainous...

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Afghan pre-Loya Jirga complexities

By Yayha Effendi The state of Afghanistan did not exist as a separate political entity before the 18th century, but it was through a process of political and religious evolution, arising out of the...

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Afghanistan: No help until Kunduz siege lifted: ICRC chief

By Our Special Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Nov 22: The President of International Committee of the Red Cross, Jakob Kellenberger, has expressed grave concern over the uncertainty surrounding the fate of...

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Pakistan: Lahore's increasing Afghan burden

FARYAL SHAHZAD LAHORE, Nov 4: Among the Afghans in Lahore, there is mixed reaction about the continuation of US air strikes against their homeland. Some are petrified, others prepared. And for the...

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Famine threatens to ravage Central Asian countries

By Owen Bowcott LONDON: While the world's attention is focused on war in Afghanistan, three successive years of severe drought have created conditions for a famine which is threatening neighbouring...

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Pakistan: Living with droughts

By Dr Aslam Pervez Umrani Pakistan is predominantly arid with low rainfall and higher solar radiation over most parts of the country. The land area of Pakistan is 87.98 million hectares. About 59.3...

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