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Pakistan plans talks with Afghanistan, U.N. agency over refugees' return

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ISLAMABAD Pakistan plans talks with Afghanistan and the United Nations refugee agency to move longtime Afghan refugees to camps at home, the foreign office said on Thursday, after the numbers of those returning plunged this year.

Pakistani transgender woman shot for refusing sex with attackers - police 15 Jun 2016

ISLAMABAD (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A transgender woman in Pakistan was shot for refusing to have sex with attackers who broke into her home, in the latest in a series of assaults on trans people, police said.

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Pakistani PM Sharif undergoes successful heart surgery: daughter 31 May 2016

ISLAMABAD Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif underwent successful open heart surgery in a London hospital on Tuesday, his second cardiac procedure in five years, his daughter said.

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Pakistani prime minister undergoes open heart surgery in London 31 May 2016

ISLAMABAD Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif underwent open heart surgery in a London hospital on Tuesday, his second cardiac procedure in five years, his daughter said.

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Pakistani PM to undergo heart surgery in London 28 May 2016

ISLAMABAD Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will undergo open heart surgery in London on Tuesday, his family and office said, in what will be his second cardiac operation in five years.

Pakistan to issue biometric passports to curb human trafficking to Europe, Gulf 19 May 2016

ISLAMABAD (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Pakistan plans to issue biometric passports from next year to halt the thousands of people who are being trafficked overseas, largely to European and Gulf nations, officials said.

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Pakistan PM proposes Panama Papers probe in parliament, opposition walks out 16 May 2016

ISLAMABAD Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif asked parliament on Monday to form a commission to investigate allegations stemming from the Panama Papers leak but opposition lawmakers walked out, saying he had evaded questions about his family's affairs.

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Pakistan opposition leader Khan admits using off-shore company 14 May 2016

ISLAMABAD Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan, who tried to oust Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in a row over offshore wealth, has acknowledged using an off-shore company to avoid paying British tax on a London property sale.

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As drought shrivels crop, Pakistan cotton industry faces $4 bln bill 12 May 2016

ISLAMABAD (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Pakistan is spending $4 billion a year on cotton imports to support its ailing textile industry, after erratic rainfall and drought in the country's cotton fields slammed growers and the country's economy, officials say.

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Pakistan PM to address parliament after opposition boycott over Panama leaks 10 May 2016

ISLAMABAD Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will appear before parliament to answer questions on the Panama Papers leak that linked his family to offshore wealth, an official said on Tuesday, after lawmakers walked out of the assembly.