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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
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.
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
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.
A family looks at a wide array of school bags at a shop in Rawalpindi. Pakistan has re-entered the international bond market after a seven-year gap, the finance ministry said on Wednesday, raising $2bn to boost dwindling foreign exchange reserves and shore up the rupee.
People comfort a relative of one of the victims of a bomb blast in Islamabad, Pakistan. At least 23 people were killed when a bomb ripped through a crowded market in Islamabad on Wednesday, amid a fragile ceasefire between the government and Islamist militants.
An elderly Afghan refugee man walks toward the main road through a muddy slippery track, during a rainfall in a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. For more than three decades, Pakistan has been home to one of the world s largest refugee communities.
A Pakistani bride looks on during a mass wedding ceremony late on Monday in Karachi. Some 115 couples participated in the ceremony organised by a local charity welfare trust
Pakistani women, wash their laundry at a water reservoir, on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. The United Nations has proclaimed that March 20 is the International Day of Happiness.
An Afghan refugee looks at men trying to clear sewage paths so rainwater can drain, an attempt to avoid flooding during heavy rainfall, in a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. For more than three decades, Pakistan has been home to one of the world’s largest refugee communities.
An Afghan refugee reads from the board while he and other schoolchildren attend their classes at a makeshift school on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan
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Pakistani health workers mark the thumb of a child after giving him vaccine during a polio vaccination campaign in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Pakistani health workers go door to door to administer vaccinations to children for diseases including polio, tuberculosis, tetanus, whooping cough, measles and hepatitis.
Pakistani students of a madrassa, or Islamic school, sleep while others study in a Mosque in Islamabad, Pakistan. Islamic schools form an important function within the Pakistani educational system, providing for many Pakistanis, the only educational institution they attend.
An Afghan refugee, five-year-old Hamagai Akbar, attends an event on UN World Day of Social Justice, at a makeshift school set up in a mosque on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. The UN says the occasion aims to support efforts for ‘poverty eradication, the promotion of full employment and decent work, gender equity and access to social well-being and justice for all’
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Soldiers march out of the Great Hall of the People, Beijing, China, before a welcome ceremony held by Chinese president Xi Jinping for visiting Pakistani president Mamnoon Hussain. Mr Hussain is on an official visit to China, his first foreign trip since taking office
Pakistani men clear open sewage paths in a poor neighbourhood on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, in an attempt to avoid flooding. The men and their families have been displaced from tribal areas because of fighting between the Taliban and the army.