SEHWAN, Pakistan, Oct 3: The emergency ward at the main government hospital in Sehwan, a small town in southern Pakistan, is overwhelmed.

KATHMANDU, Sept 13: Nepal has handed over humanitarian assistance of over 22 tonnes to Pakistan to help it meet the challenges posed by the recent natural disaster.

PESHAWAR/KABUL, Aug 28: Tens of thousands of people fled their homes in northern Pakistan on Saturday after a fast-rising river destroyed a major bridge, as deadly floods cause devastation across the country.

ISLAMABAD, August 22: Pakistani police have filed terrorism charges against former Prime Minister Imran Khan, authorities said Monday, escalating political tensions in the country as the ousted premier holds mass rallies seeking to return to office.

KATHMANDU, Aug 13: The Embassy of Pakistan in Kathmandu on Friday organized a literary event titled “Nepal Aur Urdu Adab” as part of 75th Independence Year celebrations.

KARACHI, Pakistan, June 27: Pakistan’s aviation regulator has made masks mandatory on domestic flights given a gradual rise in the number of COVID-19 cases across the country, it said a statement.

ISLAMABAD, April 16: Pakistan's new government on Friday decided not to roll back billions in fuel subsidies for the time being despite the strain on public funds, citing the possible backlash if it were to raise fuel prices just days after taking power.

ISLAMABAD, April 11: Pakistan’s parliament on Monday elected opposition lawmaker Shahbaz Sharif as the new prime minister, following a week of political turmoil that led to the weekend ouster of Premier Imran Khan.

ISLAMABAD, April 9: Pakistan lawmakers clashed angrily in the national assembly Saturday ahead of a no-confidence vote on Prime Minister Imran Khan that will likely see him booted from office.

KATHMANDU, April 6: Ambassador of Nepal to Pakistan Tapas Adhikari on Tuesday held a meeting with Chief of Army Staff of Pakistan General Javed Bajwa at his office in Rawalpindi.

ISLAMABAD, April 3: Pakistan’s president dissolved Parliament on Sunday setting the stage for early elections after the prime minister sidestepped a no-confidence move earlier in the day.

ISLAMABAD, April 3: Imran Khan survived a move to oust him as Pakistan's prime minister on Sunday, getting a reprieve when the deputy speaker of parliament blocked a no-confidence motion as unconstitutional.

NEW DELHI, March 11: India said on Friday it accidentally fired a missile into Pakistan because of a "technical malfunction" during routine maintenance.

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, March 5: A suicide bombing at a Shi'ite Muslim mosque during Friday prayers in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar killed at least 56 people and injured nearly 200, police and hospital officials said.

KATHMANDU, Feb 21: The 7th Edition of the Nepal-Pakistan Friendship T20 Cricket tournament will commence from March 2.

PESHAWAR, Feb 20: Three policemen were injured in a hand-grenade attack at a police station in Pakistan's Peshawar city, local media reported.

ISLAMABAD, Jan 22: Pakistan added 6,540 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) said on Saturday. Following the new infections, the overall cases in Pakistan have reached 1,360,019, said the NCOC.W

KARACHI, Dec 19: At least 15 people were killed and 16 others injured in an explosion on Saturday at a bank branch in Karachi's industrial area, police said.

KATHMANDU, Nov 29: The Embassy of Nepal, Islamabad participated in the MOFA Charity Bazar in Islamabad in which the Embassy had a stall where it displayed Nepal’s traditional products, curio items and tourism products. The Embassy also participated in the food festival of Bazar where Momo was served.

KATHMANDU, Nov 1: Nepal has slightly improved its position (towards men’s category) in the International Cricket Council (ICC) T20 rankings.

PESHAWAR/KABUL, Oct 29 (Reuters) - The Taliban government has sent an envoy to run the Afghan embassy in the Pakistani capital, senior Taliban sources said, as the new administration starts to take over Afghanistan's network of foreign delegations.

QUETTA, Pakistan, Oct 7: At least 20 people were killed and more than 200 injured when an earthquake struck southern Pakistan, Disaster Management Authority Director General Naseer Nasir said on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 22: Ambassador of Nepal to Pakistan Tapas Adhikari called on Prime Minister of Pakistan Imaran Khan in Islamabad on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, August 12: Pakistan has provided medical equipment worth Rs 19 million to Nepal to help fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pakistan opened its first government-run school for transgender students on Thursday in the central city of Multan, a provincial education minister said, promising to set up more such schools in the future.

KATHMANDU, June 29: Pakistan has provided financial assistance of Rs 43 million to Nepal to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

KATHMANDU, June 18: Ambassador of Nepal to Pakistan, Tapas Adhikari on Thursday held a meeting with president of Gujranwala Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), Umar Ashraf Mughal, and its members to further enhance business and trade interactions between Nepal and Pakistan.

KATHMANDU, May 31: Pakistan Embassy in Kathmandu arranged a chartered flight to repatriate stranded Pakistani nationals on Monday.

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NEW DELHI, April 15: Top intelligence officers from India and Pakistan held secret talks in Dubai in January in a new effort to calm military tension over the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, people with close knowledge of the matter told Reuters in Delhi.

ISLAMABAD, Mar 22: A long white shawl on her head, Rani Khan gives daily Koran lessons at Pakistan’s first transgender-only madrasa, or Islamic religious school, which she set up herself using her life savings.

ISLAMABAD, March 20:  Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has tested positive for COVID-19, the country’s health minister said on Saturday, two days after the premier got his vaccination.

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NEW DELHI, Feb 25: India and Pakistan’s militaries said on Thursday that they had agreed to stop firing along their disputed border in Kashmir, where such gunfire has been frequent in recent months, often killing or maiming people living in the area.

KATHMANDU, Jan 22: The president of Pakistan, Dr Arif Alvi met with the Nepali K-2 expedition team on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: The newly-appointed ambassador of Nepal to Pakistan Tapas Adhikari presented his letters of credence to President of Pakistan Dr Arif Alvi amidst a special ceremony held in Aiwan-e-Sadr, Islamabad on Tuesday.

ISLAMABAD, Jan 17: Pakistan’s planning minister says the country’s drug regulatory authority has approved the use of Oxford-AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine and the government is trying to make it available by the first quarter of the year.

WELLINGTON, Jan 5: Skipper Kane Williamson smashed his fourth test double-hundred while Henry Nicholls and Daryl Mitchell notched up centuries to fuel New Zealand’s bid for a 2-0 series sweep in the second and final test against Pakistan on Tuesday.

KARACHI, Pakistan, Dec 29: Neha loved the hymns that filled her church with music. But she lost the chance to sing them last year when, at the age of 14, she was forcibly converted from Christianity to Islam and married to a 45-year-old man with children twice her age.

Like Pakistan, Nepal also has a huge portion of youth population who can be employed to raise awareness about the Covid-19 and provide community relief.

KATHMANDU, Oct 29: Pakistan Embassy in Kathmandu on Thursday organized a virtual talk program on “Right to Self Determination & Consequences of Illegal Occupation” to commemorate the Kashmir Black Day.

ISLAMABAD, Oct 10: Pakistan blocked the Chinese social media app TikTok, saying the company failed to fully comply with the instructions to develop an effective mechanism to control unlawful content.

KARACHI, Sept 14: Millions of students in Pakistan returned to classes on Tuesday after a break of six months, as schools and colleges began to reopen for the first time since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.

ISLAMABAD, Sept 7: Pakistan is seeking the reversal of a $5.8 billion penalty imposed by an international tribunal for denying a mining lease to an Australian company, saying that paying the fine would hinder its handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

KARACHI, Pakistan, Aug 29: Pakistan’s flooded financial capital of Karachi was plunged into chaos on Friday with power cuts, streets under water and cellphone outages caused by heavy rain as authorities said at least 23 people had been killed in downpours the previous day.

ISLAMABAD, Aug 18: Pakistan’s drug regulator greenlit the country’s first Phase 3 clinical trial for a potential COVID-19 vaccine, which is being developed by China’s CanSino Biologics (CanSino) and Beijing Institute of Biotechnology.

KATHMANDU, Aug 4: Pakistan on Tuesday unveiled a new political map that shows Jammu and Kashmir and Junagadh in Gujarat, India as its territories.

KARACHI, Pakistan, June 29: Gunmen attacked the stock exchange in the Pakistani city of Karachi on Monday, killing at least three people — two guards and a policeman, according to police. Special police forces deployed to the scene of the attack and in a swift operation secured the building, killing all four gunmen.

LONDON, June 27: Pakistan’s team will arrive in England on Sunday before entering a two-week quarantine period ahead of their tour, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Friday.

ISLAMABAD, June 25: Pakistan’s state-run airline announced Thursday it would ground 150 pilots on charges they obtained their pilot licenses by having others take exams for them.