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No Pure Water to Drink in Pakistan

No Pure Water to Drink in Pakistan

A Pakistani boy uses a hand-pump to collect water in outskirts of Peshawar, Pakistan, on March 21, 2012 on the eve of the UN World Water Day. According to the World Bank, about 70% of Pakistan’s total population do not have safe potable water to drink. <Photo: Xinhua/Jamil Ahmed> news@theasian.asia

Little Beggars on the Street in Pakistan

Little Beggars on the Street in Pakistan

A little girl pushing a wheel chair-ridden disabled girl at the busiest market without fear of any accident on Dec 19. 2011, Karachi, Pakistan. These girls are among the thousands of beggars brought from different provinces of Pakistan by the well-organized mafias who earn huge amounts daily. Such disabled beggars could be seen everywhere in […]

“Camel is our Lifeline”

“Camel is our Lifeline”

People milk a camel in Sadar Bazar area of northwest Pakistan’s Peshawar on March 17, 2012. Approximately 200 families of Nomads people live in northwest Pakistan, most of them live by selling camel milk on roads. <Photo: Xinhua/Ahmad Sidique> news@theasian.asia  

Pakistan has 198 Polio in 2011

Pakistan has 198 Polio in 2011

A Pakistani health worker gives polio vaccine to a child in eastern Pakistan’s Lahore, on March 14, 2012. A total of 198 polio cases had been reported in 2011 throughout the country, Pakistan Pediatric Association said. <Photo: Xinhua/Sajjad> news@theasian.asia

Pakistan’s 1st Oscar

Pakistan’s 1st Oscar

Oscar winner Pakistani film maker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy leaves after a press conference in southern Pakistani port city of Karachi on March 10, 2012. Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy won Pakistan’s first ever Oscar in the short documentary category with her film “Saving Face” about survivors of acid attacks and British Pakistani plastic surgeon Mohammad Jawad, who returned to […]

Pakistanis Celebrate ‘Holi Festival’

Pakistanis Celebrate ‘Holi Festival’

A Pakistani Hindu girl celebrates Holi, the festival of colors, in southern Pakistani port city of Karachi on March 7, 2012. <Photo: Xinhua/Toheed> news@theasian.asia

IMF “Pakistani Economy Would Speed up”

IMF “Pakistani Economy Would Speed up”

An elderly Pakistani man walks back to his home carrying wood that he collected to be used for heating in a slum area on the outskirts of northwest Pakistan’s Peshawar, on March 6, 2012. According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Pakistani economy would speed up to a 3.4 percent growth pace in fiscal 2011-2012, […]

“Let’s Make our Street Bright”

“Let’s Make our Street Bright”

A Pakistani art student paints a wall along a street in Lahore, Pakistan on March 5, 2012. More than 300 art students and youths participate in a street art painting competition run by a local youth organization with the aim of improving the city vista. <Photo: Xinhua/Jamil Ahmed> news@theasian.asia

“Give me my Home Back”

“Give me my Home Back”

Residents of different villages located along both sides of railway track in Larkana district of Southern Sindh province of Pakistan staged demonstration, blocked railway track by setting ablaze old tyres and wood and halted the train for many hours to lodge protest against razing of their homes by Pakistan Railway authorities. The agitators are holding […]

Pakistan Estimates Drug Abuser 4 mil.

Pakistan Estimates Drug Abuser 4 mil.

A Pakistani drug addict injects himself with heroin in a roadside corner in northwest Pakistan’s Peshawar on March 2, 2012. It is estimated that the total number of drug abusers in Pakistan is about four million. But a survey conducted by the United Nations in 2006 shows the total number of addicts in the country […]

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