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Russia, Pakistan sign MoU on gas pipeline from Iran

Russia and Pakistan signed a memorandum of understanding on implementing a project to build an underwater gas pipeline from Iran to Pakistan and India, the Russian Energy Ministry said in a statement Thursday.  

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US upgrades Pakistan on 'human trafficking index'

The US has moved Pakistan from a watch list to another group of countries that have taken significant steps to curb human trafficking, a report has revealed.

Pakistan extends Afghan refugees' stay by three months

The Pakistan government has extended the legal residency of close to 1.4 million registered Afghan refugees in the country by three months, an official said on Sunday.

Pakistan's EC allows Abbasi to contest elections

Pakistan's Election Commission said that former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi can participate in the July 25 general elections from another constituency, a day after an electoral tribunal had disqualified his candidature from his home seat.

Pakistan's first blind judge takes oath

Yousaf Saleem, a visually impaired lawyer from Lahore, became Pakistans first blind judge after taking oath of office in Islamabad on Tuesday.

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Air pollution battle in India needs a sense of urgency

If India takes the top place in GDP growth globally, why we have such lower targets in meeting air quality over five years, particularly considering the fact that it is the 65 percent of India’s young population would be the main victims of the worsening air quality, writes Rajendra Shende for South Asia Monitor . 

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Bangladesh, ADB sign deal for rural road network

 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Bangladeshi government have signed an agreement for $200 million in loans to improve the rural road network in Bangladesh.

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