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