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A Pakistani paramilitary soldier stands guard beside a burning pile of seized drugs during a ceremony to mark International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on the outskirts of Peshawar on June 26, 2014. Pakistan's war-torn neighbour Afghanistan is the world's largest producer of opium, the raw material for heroin. Efforts to cut production have failed in the 13 years since US-led forces toppled the Taliban regime there. More than 45 percent of Afghanistan's illicit opiates pass through Pakistan on their way to markets in Europe and Asia, according to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime.

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A Pakistani paramilitary soldier stands guard beside a burning pile of seized drugs during a ceremony to mark International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on the outskirts of Peshawar on Thursday

Pakistani civilians, fleeing from a mili...Pakistani civilians, fleeing from a military operation in North Waziristan tribal agency, cross a bridge on their arrival in Bannu district on June 20, 2014.  Pakistani helicopter gunships pounded militant targets in the country's northwest June 20 killing up to 20 rebels, as the number of civilians fleeing an expected ground offensive passed 150,000.   AFP PHOTO/A MAJEEDA Majeed/AFP/Getty Images

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Pakistani civilians, fleeing from a military operation in North Waziristan tribal agency, cross a bridge on their arrival in Bannu district. Pakistani helicopter gunships pounded militant targets in the country’s northwest June 20 killing up to 20 rebels, as the number of civilians fleeing an expected ground offensive passed 150,000 Read more

Pakistani tribal people arrive in Bannu, Pakistan,

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Pakistani refugees arrive in Bannu on Wednesday. Thousands of villagers have fled fled North Waziristan as Pakistani jets pounded targets in the country’s northwest in major offensives designed to root out suspected militants.

A Pakistani vendor loads roasted corn onto a handcart in Lahore on June 13, 2014. Pakistan is gripped by a chronic energy crisis which has put a brake on industrial productivity, and is struggling to control inflation, currently at 8.6 per cent. AFP PHOTO/Arif ALIArif Ali/AFP/Getty Images

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A vendor loads roasted corn on to a handcart in Lahore, Pakistan. The country is gripped by a chronic energy crisis that has put a brake on industrial productivity, and is struggling to control inflation, currently at 8.6 per cent Read more

Smoke rises above Karachi airport terminal Monday, June 9, 2014 in Pakistan. Gunmen disguised as police guards attacked the terminal with machine guns and a rocket launcher during a five-hour siege that killed 13 people as explosions echoed into the night, while security forces retaliated and killed all the attackers, officials said Monday. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

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Smoke rises above Karachi airport terminal in Pakistan. Gunmen disguised as police guards attacked the terminal with machine guns and a rocket launcher. Security forces retaliated and killed all the attackers during a five-hour siege in which at least 29 people died, officials said on Monday. Read more

Pakistani girls show their fingers being marked after receiving polio vaccine in Lahore, Pakistan, Tuesday, June 3, 2014. Pakistan required  all travelers leaving the country to obtain a polio vaccination, the health ministry said

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Girls show off their painted fingers after receiving the polio vaccine in Lahore, Pakistan, on Tuesday

Pakistani day laborer Hassanain Ahmad, 17, cools off under a water supply pipe as the temperature rises in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, June 2, 2014. Temperatures reached 39 degrees Celsius (102.2 degrees Fahrenheit)

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Pakistani day laborer Hassanain Ahmad cools off under a water supply pipe as the temperature rises in Islamabad, Pakistan to 39 degrees on Monday

Indian fishermen released by Pakistan po...Indian fishermen released by Pakistan pose for a photograph as they make victory signs after arriving at a railway station in Ahmedabad on May 29, 2014. Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif ordered the release of 151 Indian prisoners ahead of his historic visit to New Delhi to attend Narendra Modi's swearing-in as premier. Islamabad's move to free the prisoners -- mostly fishermen accused of violating Pakistan's territorial waters -- was welcomed by India as a diplomatic gesture ahead of the inauguration. Some 150 Indian fishermen released by Pakistan have arrived in Gujarat.  AFP PHOTO / Sam PANTHAKYSAM PANTHAKY/AFP/Getty Images

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Indian fishermen released by Pakistan pose for a photograph as they make victory signs on arriving at a railway station in Ahmedabad. Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan’s prime minister, ordered the release of 151 Indian prisoners ahead of his historic visit to New Delhi on Tuesday to attend the swearing in as premier of Narendra Modi. Islamabad’s move to free the prisoners, mostly fishermen accused of violating Pakistan’s territorial waters, was welcomed by India as a diplomatic gesture ahead of the inauguration Read more

Labourers pick onions in a field near Multan in the South Punjab province May 14, 2014.

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Labourers pick onions in a field near Multan in the South Punjab province

A Pakistani herder leads his camels along a road in the central Punjab city of Jhang on May 12, 2014. Seventy percent of Pakistan's 180 million population live in rural areas and most of them depend of livestock.

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A herder leads his camels along a road in the central Punjab city of Jhang. Seventy per cent of Pakistan’s 180m population live in rural areas and most of them depend of livestock.