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Villagers in Pakistan face threat from rising seawater

Villagers in Pakistan face threat from rising seawater

The intrusion of the Arabian Sea into the mouth of the Indus River in Pakistanis forcing villages to relocate inland, and threatening livelihoods.
By Tehmina Qureshi, Written for UPI

Pakistani program would raise female literacy by cellphone

The provincial government in Pakistan's Sindh province is planning a literacy program to reach women and girls in remote areas via cell phones.
By Aftab Channa, Written for UPI
Chinese measure aims at easing pressure on students

Chinese measure aims at easing pressure on students

Many in China think academic pressure on children is out of hand but it is not clear a measure to deemphasize cramming will work.
By Yichen Wang, Written for UPI
Low price supports may be souring Pakistani farmers on wheat

Low price supports may be souring Pakistani farmers on wheat

Pakistani farmers seem to be losing interest in growing wheat because the government has failed to increase wheat price supports enough, growers say.
By Shehryar Warraich, Written for UPI
Police in Pakistani province awaiting outside training

Police in Pakistani province awaiting outside training

Officers in Punjab's police department, Pakistan's largest, are seen as undertrained and inefficient, but help may be on the way.
By Shehryar Warraich, Written for UPI
Micro-hydropower station lights up remote Pakistani village

Micro-hydropower station lights up remote Pakistani village

A micro-hydropower station has brought electricity to Serai, a village in northwestern Pakistan. Similar power plants could ease the country's energy shortage.
By Fazal Khaliq, Written for UPI
Bombing ends lull in violence against Pakistani minority

Bombing ends lull in violence against Pakistani minority

A suicide bombing that killed dozens of Shiite religious pilgrims on a bus near Quetta ended a lull in violence against Pakistan's Hazara minority.
By Moniza Inam, Written for UPI

Long-term drought, power shortages slam villages in Pakistan province

Drought and power shortages have decimated local agriculture and driven some villagers in Pakistan's Balochistan province to Quetta, the provincial capital.
By Malik Achakzai, Written for UPI
Pakistani activists welcome home-based worker proposals

Pakistani activists welcome home-based worker proposals

Some Pakistani activists have welcomed proposed federal government policies and provincial legislation to improve conditions for home-based workers.
By Ihsan Qadir, Written for UPI
Pakistani officials fear attempt to free jailed militants

Pakistani officials fear attempt to free jailed militants

Pakistani officials worry there may be an attempt to free militants from Central Prison Peshawar after jailbreaks elsewhere in Khyber Pakhtunkhawa province.
By Sumeera Riaz, Written for UPI

Pakistan province’s education law falling short of promise

Despite a free and compulsory schooling law in Pakistan's Sindh province, education there lags behind even that in militancy-plagued northwestern tribal areas.
By Manzoor Chandio, Written for UPI
Taliban target local militias called peace committees in Pakistan's Swat Valley

Taliban target local militias called peace committees in Pakistan's Swat Valley

Village committees established in Pakistan's Swat Valley to prevent a return of the Taliban are being targeted by the militants, police records show.
By Fazal Khaliq, Written for UPI
English tutors in China -- well-paid, not always qualified

English tutors in China -- well-paid, not always qualified

Demand for private English language tutoring is high in China, and parents often end up paying big money to inexperienced foreigners.
By Tahmina Inoyatova, Written for UPI
WWF aims to save endangered vultures in Pakistan

WWF aims to save endangered vultures in Pakistan

With several vulture species facing extinction in Pakistan, an environmental group's efforts aim to contribute to the recovery of the iconic birds.
By Ihsan Qadir, Written for UPI
Pakistani households hit by natural gas shutoff

Pakistani households hit by natural gas shutoff

After disrupting Pakistan's textile industry for two weeks, a government shutoff of natural gas supplies is taking a toll on households.
By Mohammad Saleem, Written for UPI
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