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Western arms Afghanistan Western arms proliferate in Afghanistan, spike violence

A huge cache of arms, ammunition and sophisticated military equipment was left behind by the United States and its NATO allies when they pulled out their forces in 2021. Since the Taliban takeover, a chunk of this military gear and weapons has also found way into the arms black market, from where the ruling Taliban has been making money through their sale

Torkham border crossing Traders and civilians suffer as Afghanistan-Pakistan border crossing remains closed

The Torkham border crossing between Pakistan and Afghanistan was closed after incidents of firing from both sides. Hundreds of trucks have been stranded for days and traders on both sides have staged protests demanding the opening of the crossing

Pakistani rights activist Ali Wazir and lawyer Imaan Mazari jailed on terror charges

Wazir is the co-founder of the PTM which demands end of state-sponsored human rights violations in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He has been arrested on several other occasions in past

Pakistan National Assembly Pakistan to launch all-out counterterrorism operation amid severe political and economic crisis

Two bomb explosions hit the city of Quetta just days after Pakistan’s top National Security Committee (NSC) agreed to launch an all-out comprehensive counter-terrorism operation against armed groups.

Ali Wazir PTM Pakistan Ali Wazir is free but his struggle continues

After 26 months of incarceration, Ali Wazir, leader of the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement, was finally released after getting bail. Wazir has been charged in a number of cases since December 2020 where he made a speech criticizing the Pakistani Army and establishment

Anti-terrorism protest Pakistan Thousands take to the streets in Pakistan’s South Waziristan to demand peace

Protests have been taking place in Pakistan against the conflict between the army and groups such as the Tehreek-e-Taliban-e-Pakistan

TTP attack Balochistan Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan carries out suicide attack in Balochistan

The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan said that this latest attack was to avenge the killing of one of its prominent figures, Omar Khalid Khurasani, who was killed in Afghanistan in August 2022

Waziristan protest Pakistan Massive protest march in Waziristan against rising terrorism

On Sunday, markets were shut as thousands of people marched with black flags and raised slogans against rising militancy in Waziristan and other parts of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province

Pakistan is under water

Pakistan is reeling under the impact of catastrophic flooding which has been attributed to climate change and poor planning by successive governments. We bring you an explainer on the situation and an analysis by Taimur Rahman of the Mazdoor Kisan Party

Pakistan floods Floods continue to devastate lives in Pakistan, more deaths recorded in Balochistan

Following a prolonged heatwave that commenced in March this year, unusually heavy monsoon rains have caused widespread damage to the lives and livelihoods of the most vulnerable sections of Pakistani society

90 coal miners have died in work-related accidents in Pakistan in 2022

As of July, 90 workers have died in at least 60 mine-related accidents. Recent flash floods and increased work pressure has worsened the plight of miners