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Stranded kacha area inhabitants await government relief

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Stranded inhabitants of Kacha areas along the borders of Rahim Yar Khan and Rajanpur districts await government relief as floodwater begins surrounding them.

“31 out of 34 districts in Balochistan affected by floods”

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PDMA Balochistan reports that 31 out of the province's 34 districts have been badly affected by monsoon-related disasters.

HRW calls on Senate to promptly pass custodial torture bill

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Human Rights Watch has called on Senate of Pakistan to urgently pass the custodial torture bill which will make security offcials accountable for committing offence of torture.

Shangla in grips of malaria epidemic

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In addition to the devastation brought by torrential rains and flash floods, KP's Shangla is also in the grips of a malaria epidemic.

Haripur brothers shoot dead sister, cousin over ‘honour’

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In another gruesome honour killing in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, two brothers have shot dead their sister and maternal cousin over suspicion of illicit relations in Haripur.

Family of blasphemy accused faces threats

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The family of 60-year-old doctor in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa says they have been facing threats from extremists since he was accused in a blasphemy case three months ago.

A Drowning Nation – Flood destruction across Pakistan

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Balach Nowsherwani tragically drowned while attempting to save a minor who fell into a karez inundated with rainwater. The two are yet more casualties of an ongoing natural disaster.

Islamabad IG to submit report on Shahbaz Gill’s torture allegations

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The IHC has directed Islamabad IGP to submit a report on alleged torture of Shahbaz Gill on August 22 as he undergoes medical tests at PIMS.

Senator seeks whereabouts of ‘missing’ bill passed by parliament

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Senator Irfan Siddiqui has sought the help of the Federal Law Minister and the Senate Chairman in tracing a bill that has gone missing after both houses passed the legislation over two months ago.

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