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Pakistan's troops and rescue workers look for survivors amid the rubble of a damaged building following the explosion, in Karachi, Pakistan.

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Pakistan's troops stand guard while rescue workers look for survivors amid the rubble of a damaged building following the explosion, in Karachi, Pakistan. Police and rescuers say a powerful blast has ripped through a multistory building in Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi.

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Pakistan's troops and rescue workers look for survivors amid the rubble following the explosion, in Karachi, Pakistan. Police and rescuers say a powerful blast has ripped through a multistory building in Pakistan‚ southern port city of Karachi.

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Mohammad Safdar, center, son-in-law of former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, leaves after a court granted him bail, in Karachi, Pakistan. Pakistani police briefly detained Safdar on Monday, accusing him of leading a crowd in a chant against the military at the tomb of the country's founder.

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Maryam Nawaz, daughter of former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and leader of an opposition party, addresses supporters while leaving her home to attend a rally in Lahore, Pakistan. Pakistani opposition parties are staging a rally in the eastern city of Gujranwala to kick off their campaign against Prime Minister Imran Khan to force him step down over what they say is his failure in handling the nation's ailing economy.

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Pakistani women peel prawns at fisheries in Karachi, Pakistan. Women earn some 250 Pakistani rupees ($1.50) a day to feed their families.

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Students wearing face masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus arrive at a primary school in Peshawar, Pakistan. Pakistani students head back to primary schools following their reopening, amid a steady decline in coronavirus deaths and infections.

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Maryam Nawaz, daughter of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, gives a press conference regarding the arrest of her party leader Shahbaz Sharif, in Lahore, Pakistan. Pakistan's anti-graft body arrested Shahbaz Sharif Monday over his alleged involvement in a money laundering case after a court rejected bail for him.

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A worker checks body temperature of students upon her arrival at a school in Peshawar, Pakistan. Pakistani officials welcomed millions of students back to middle schools following educational institutions reopened in the country amid a steady decline in coronavirus deaths and infections.

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Members of the Sikh community during the concluding of a three-day religious event to mark the ‘Jyoti Jyot’ (death anniversary) of first Sikh master Guru Nanak Dev at Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, in Kartarpur, Narowal district of Pakistan.A large number of Sikhs from Punjab, KPK and Sindh participated in the function.

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Women wing of Shiromani Akali Dal Delhi along with several people from the Sikh community stage a candle light protest against the abduction of a 17-year-old Sikh girl in Pakistan's Punjab province, at Teen Murti in New Delhi. The minor girl is reported to be the daughter of head granthi of historic Panja Sahib Gurdwara in Hassan Abdal city.

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Pakistani news channels telecast live of Pakistan's ailing former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif addressing to an opposition parties meeting in Islamabad, Pakistan. Sharif broke a yearlong silence from exile in London to vow to oust Imran Khan from office, accusing him of only reaching power through a vote rigged by the country's powerful military.

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Pakistani opposition parties leaders Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman, front right, reads out a statement while Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, front left, looks on at a press briefing following their All Parties Conference, in Islamabad, Pakistan. Pakistani opposition parties demanded immediate resignation of Prime Minister Imran Khan and they launched an alliance to hold a countrywide protest movement against the government.

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A worker disinfects shoes of a student upon her arrival at a school, in Lahore, Pakistan. Pakistani officials welcomed millions of children back to school following educational institutions reopened on Tuesday in the country amid a steady decline in coronavirus deaths and infections.

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Shiite Muslims participate in a Muharram procession in Karachi, Pakistan. Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, is a month of mourning for Shiites in remembrance of the death of Hussein, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, at the Battle of Karbala in present-day Iraq in the 7th century.

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Shiite Muslims participate in a Muharram procession in Karachi, Pakistan. Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, is a month of mourning for Shiites in remembrance of the death of Hussein, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, at the Battle of Karbala in present-day Iraq in the 7th century.

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Local residents wade through flooded area caused by heavy monsoon rains, in Karachi, Pakistan. Heavy rains hit Pakistan's financial capital Karachi for a fifth straight night, bringing more flooding and killing some more people, officials said, as rescuers evacuated people from flooded neighborhoods.

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A boy uses half of a fiber tank to navigate a flooded street after heavy monsoon rains, in Karachi, Pakistan. Heavy monsoon rains have lashed many parts of Pakistan as well the southern port city of Karachi, leaving flooding streets, damaging homes and displacing scores of people.

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Residents gather beside their damaged houses caused by heavy monsoon rains, in Yar Mohammad village near Karachi, Pakistan.

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Residents carry salvaged belongings as they wade through a flooded area during a heavy monsoon rain in Yar Mohammad village near Karachi, Pakistan. Pakistan's military said it will deploy rescue helicopters to Karachi to transport some 200 families to safety after canal waters flooded the city amid monsoon rains.

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People offer funeral prayer of the victims of boat capsized incident, in Karachi, Pakistan. A small boat carrying members from a Pakistani family capsized in Keenjhar Lake in southern Sindh province, leaving some people dead and few missing, police said.

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Residents navigate through a flooded street after a heavy rainfall in Karachi, Pakistan.

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A vendor fees goats loaded on a truck as they arrive at a market set up for the upcoming festival of Eid al-Adha in Lahore, Pakistan. Eid al-Adha, or Feast of Sacrifice, is most important Islamic holiday marks the willingness of the Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham to Christians and Jews) to sacrifice his son.

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Police officers stand guard while a health worker gives a polio vaccine to a child in Karachi, Pakistan. Pakistan resumed vaccinations against polio months after the drive against this crippling children's disease was halted because the novel coronavirus had overwhelmed the country's health system. The anti-polio campaign would last five days from Monday with the plan to have about 800,000 children vaccinated, the officials said.

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A view of historic ancestral home of late Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor that has faced demolition threat as the current owner of the house is adamant on building a commercial complex on the site, in Peshawar. In 2018, the Pakistan government decided to convert the 'Kapoor Haveli' province into a museum, heeding to a request by Rishi Kapoor who died recently at a hospital in Mumbai.

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People of Sikh community mourn around the caskets of their family members, who were killed in the Friday's train and bus accident, at a temple in Peshawar, Pakistan. A passenger train crashed into a bus carrying Sikh pilgrims at an unmanned railway crossing in eastern Pakistan on Friday, killing more than 20 people and injuring some others, officials said.

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Security personnel surround the Stock Exchange Building after gunmen's attack in Karachi, Pakistan. Special police forces deployed to the scene of the attack and in a swift operation secured the building.

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This image made from a video shows the exterior of stock exchange building in Karachi, Pakistan. Militants attacked the stock exchange in the Pakistani city of Karachi, according to police.

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In this image made from a video, police and investigators gather around a car used by attackers, in Karachi, Pakistan. Militants attacked the stock exchange in the Pakistani city of Karachi, according to police.

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Locusts swarm a residential area of Quetta, Pakistan. Pakistani officials say an outbreak of desert locusts is spreading across the country posing a threat to food security.

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Pakistani journalists rally to condemn the alleged arrests of their colleagues by authorities for reporting lack of facilities in quarantine center set up to contain the spread of coronavirus in border town of Chaman in Quetta, Pakistan. Placard at bottom right reads, "arrest responsible of torture on journalists'.

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Unmasked daily wage workers wait to be hired by customers in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Pakistan ranks among countries hardest hit by the coronavirus with infections soaring beyond 18,000, while the government, which has opened up the country hoping to salvage a near collapsed economy, warns a stunning 1.2 million Pakistanis could be infected by the end of August.

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People wearing masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus and maintaining social distancing attend a Yoga class at a park in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Pakistan troops, rescue workers and volunteers look for survivors amid the rubble of a collapsed building in Karachi, Pakistan. The multi-story residential building collapsed in a congested area of Karachi, killing and injuring some people, local media reported.

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A Muslim youth retrieves the objects thrown into the Arabian Sea by the Hindu worshippers and visitors to the 200-year-old temple Shri Laxmi Narayan Mandir, located at the Native Jetty, bridge close to the Karachi Port in Pakistan.

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Locusts swarm above a mango tree orchard in Muzaffargarh, Pakistan. Pakistani officials say an outbreak of desert locusts is spreading across the country posing a threat to food security.

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Family members and relatives of Raja Fayyaz, who died in the crash of a state-run Pakistan International Airlines plane on Friday near the southern port city of Karachi, mourns during a funeral in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

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A Pakistani sprays disinfectant among worshipers attending an Eid al-Fitr prayer at a ground in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Millions of Muslims across the world are marking a muted and gloomy holiday of Eid al-Fitr, the end of the fasting month of Ramadan - a usually joyous three-day celebration that has been significantly toned down as coronavirus cases soar.

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Mohammad Zubair, a passenger who survived a plane crash, is visited by relatives at his home in Karachi, Pakistan. When the plane jolted violently, Zubair thought it was turbulence. Then the pilot came on the intercom to warn that the landing could be "troublesome." Moments later, the Pakistan International Airlines flight crashed into a crowded neighborhood near Karachi's international airport.

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In this photo released by Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority, provincial governor Imran Ismail, center in blue coat, and Pakistan's aviation minister Ghulam Sarwar, center in black waistcoat, visit the site of Friday's plane crash, in Karachi, Pakistan. A passenger plane belonging to state-run Pakistan International Airlines carrying passengers and crew crashed Friday near the southern port city of Karachi.

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A woman mourns while talking on cell phone after she identified a body of her family member, who was killed in the Friday's plane crash, at a morgue in Karachi, Pakistan. An aviation official says a passenger plane belonging to state-run Pakistan International Airlines carrying passengers and crew has crashed near the southern port city of Karachi.

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Volunteers carry the dead body of plane crash victim in Karachi, Pakistan.

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Fire brigade staff try to put out fire caused by plane crash in Karachi, Pakistan.

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Volunteers carry an injured person at the site of a plane crash in Karachi, Pakistan.

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Fire brigade staff try to put out fire caused by plane crash in Karachi, Pakistan.

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Volunteers carry an injured person at the site of a plane crash in Karachi, Pakistan.

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Fire brigade staff try to put out fire caused by plane crash in Karachi, Pakistan. An aviation official says a passenger plane belonging to state-run Pakistan International Airlines carrying more than 100 passengers and crew has crashed near the southern port city of Karachi.

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In this image made from video, crowds gather at scene of plane crash near Karachi.

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Rescue work is in progress at the site of a plane crash in Karachi, Pakistan.

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Volunteers carry the dead body of a plane crash victim at the site of a crash in Karachi, Pakistan.

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Fire brigade staff try to put out fire caused by plane crash in Karachi, Pakistan.

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Volunteers cover the dead body of a plane crash victim at the site of the crash in Karachi, Pakistan.

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Fire brigade staff try to put out fire caused by plane crash in Karachi, Pakistan. An aviation official says a passenger plane belonging to state-run Pakistan International Airlines carrying more than 100 passengers and crew has crashed near the southern port city of Karachi.

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Pakistani Shiite Muslims rally during a procession commemorating the death anniversary of Imam Ali, the son-in-law and cousin of the Prophet Muhammad and the first Imam of the Muslim Shiites, in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Pakistani Christians visit the site of a vandalized church in a village near Lahore, Pakistan. Pakistani police say a group of armed men vandalized the church Saturday and took down the cross from its entrance door in the village in eastern Punjab province before fleeing the scene. The incident was apparently not sectarian but connected to a land dispute involving the church.

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Former Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi, second left, distributes food supplies to people during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown to help contain the spread of the coronavirus, in Quetta, Pakistan.

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People stand outside a government office to get their identity cards verified to receive grant from government during a nationwide lockdown to try to contain the outbreak of the new coronavirus, in Lahore, Pakistan.

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People offer Friday prayers maintain social distance at a mosque in Lahore, Pakistan. The government imposed a nationwide lockdown to try to contain the outbreak of the coronavirus.

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People receive food assistance for the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown to help contain the spread of the coronavirus, in Quetta, Pakistan.

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Clerics of Pakistan's Moon Sighting Committee search the sky with a telescope for the new moon that signals the start of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, in Karachi.

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People wait to receive food assistance ahead of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown to help contain the spread of the coronavirus, in Lahore, Pakistan. Ramadan begins with the new moon later this week as Muslims all around the world are trying to work out how to maintain the many cherished rituals of Islam's holiest month amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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People shop for food in a government-run supermarket, which provide special discount prices for the upcoming Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, in Islamabad, Pakistan. Ramadan begins with the new moon later this week as Muslims all around the world are trying to work out how to maintain the many cherished rituals of Islam's holiest month amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Collapsed domes are seen at Kartarpur Sahib Gurudwara due to heavy winds and rain recently, at Kartarpur in Narowal, Pakistan. India has urged Pakistan that in deference to the sentiments of the Sikh community, the deficiencies which led to the damage to the newly constructed structures be urgently rectified and remedied.

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Domes at Kartarpur Sahib Gurudwara got collapsed due to heavy winds and rain recently, at Kartarpur in Narowal, Pakistan. India has urged Pakistan that in deference to the sentiments of the Sikh community, the deficiencies which led to the damage to the newly constructed structures be urgently rectified and remedied.

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People attend evening prayers while maintaining a level of social distancing to help avoid the spread of the coronavirus, at a mosque in Karachi, Pakistan. Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's government bowed to demands by religious leaders and agreed to keep mosques open during the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan.

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People attend Friday prayers at a mosque during a nation-wide lock down as a preventive measure against the outbreak of coronavirus, in Lahore, Pakistan

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People walk through a disinfecting tunnel with their cattle, set up at an entrance to a live stock market to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, in Peshawar, Pakistan

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Volunteers of a Islamic charity group spray disinfectant in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus, at an alley of a slum area in Islamabad, Pakistan.

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People receive cash vouchers under the government Ehsaas Emergency Cash Programme for families in need, during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown to help contain the spread of the coronavirus, in Karachi, Pakistan. Pakistan plans to distribute financial assistance among 10.2 million low-income families across the country impacted by the virus.

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Rev. Shahid Mehraj, center, leads an Easter Mass live-streamed from Cathedral Church of the Resurrection due to a government-imposed lockdown to help stop the spread of the new coronavirus, in Lahore, Pakistan. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.

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Pakistan interfaith harmony activists attend inter religious prayers to express solidarity with the coranavirus victims, at a church in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Police arrest doctors demanding facilities and prevention kits to attend coronavirus patients in Quetta, Pakistan. The government imposed a nationwide lockdown to try to contain the outbreak of the virus.

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Unmasked worshippers offer Friday prayers at a mosque during a lockdown to to help stop the spread of the coronavirus in Peshawar, Pakistan. Some mosques were allowed to remain open in Pakistan on Friday, the Muslim sabbath when adherents gather for weekly prayers, even as the coronavirus pandemic spread and much of the country had shut down.

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Pakistani government employees crowd together waiting to receive their salaries ignoring social distancing recommendations to help avoid the spread of coronavirus, outside a bank in Peshawar, Pakistan. Authorities imposed a nationwide lockdown and appealed for people to avoid public gatherings as a preventive measures to contain the spread of coronavirus.

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People put some space between each other as they wait to receive free food supplies provided by the Saylani Welfare Trust during a lockdown in Quetta, Pakistan. Authorities imposed a nationwide lockdown and appealed for people to avoid public gatherings as a preventive measures to contain the spread of coronavirus.

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A volunteer disinfects a Hindu temple in an effort to contain the outbreak of the coronavirus, in Karachi, Pakistan. The virus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.

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Volunteers prepare food packages for people stranded in their homes due to the lockdown to contain the outbreak of the coronavirus, in Karachi, Pakistan. The virus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.

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Hospital staff pray before joining their shift, outside a hospital setup for coronavirus infected patients in Quetta, Pakistan. The virus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.

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Daily wage workers, jobless due to the coronavirus outbreak, jostle to receive free food distributed in Quetta, Pakistan. Pakistani authorities said they'd shut down train operations across the country from Wednesday until March 31 in an effort to contain the spread of the virus.

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Pakistani police officers stop travelers after a government announced to lockdown the city due to concerns over the spread of the new coronavirus, in Karachi, Pakistan.

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Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan speaks to The Associated Press, in Islamabad, Pakistan. Khan said Monday he fears the new coronavirus will devastate developing nations' economies, and warned richer economies to prepare to write off the debts of the world's poorer countries. In the interview he also called for an end to sanctions on Iran saying they were crippling the poor nation's ability to even contain the spread of the coronavirus. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness.

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A Pakistani family wears face masks to help prevent exposure to the new coronavirus as they travel on a motorbike in Lahore, Pakistan. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness.

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A health official of an emergency rescue service checks the body temperature of a government employee in Peshawar, Pakistan. The vast majority of people recover from the new coronavirus. According to the World Health Organization, most people recover in about two to six weeks, depending on the severity of the illness.

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Pakistani activists take part in an International Women's Day rally in Peshawar, Pakistan. Pakistanis held rallies across the country. Officially recognized by the United Nations in 1977, it is celebrated around the world on March 8.

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Pakistani women take party in a pro-women rally ahead of Women's Day in Karachi, Pakistan.

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Members of a civil society take part in a pro-women demonstration ahead of Women's Day in Peshawar, Pakistan. Pakistani women plan to hold rallies across the country to celebrate International Women's Day to bring attention to their efforts to seek better jobs, protections in the work place and end domestic violence.

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People offer funeral prayers of victims of a collapsed building in Karachi, Pakistan. Scores of people were killed and several were injured when the five-story building collapsed in a congested area of Karachi, an official said.

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A staff member of a mortuary carries a body of a child killed in a building collapse in Karachi, Pakistan. Scores of people were killed and several were injured when the multi-story building collapsed in a congested area of Karachi, an official said.

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People stand in line to receive free face masks being distributed by volunteers to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, in Islamabad, Pakistan.

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Pakistani women wearing face masks leave the Aga Khan hospital where a patient suspected of having contracted coronavirus was admitted, in Karachi, Pakistan.

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Pakistani medical staff stand at the Pakistan-Iran border, which was closed due to the outbreak of coronavirus in neighboring Iran in Taftan, Pakistan. Pakistan has closed its border with Iran after Tehran reported casualties from the deadly coronavirus, official said.

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Pakistani students rally to express solidarity with Indian students, in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Pakistani students rally to express solidarity with Indian students, in Lahore, Pakistan. The protesters condemned the crackdown at the campus of Jamia Millia Islamia University in New Delhi following protests there against the Citizenship Amendment Act. Placard at right reads "Modi and police forgot humanity".

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A woman who suffers from respiratory problem after a toxic gas leak, is rushed to a hospital by family members in Karachi, Pakistan.

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A family member comforts a woman who fainted after a toxic gas leak in Karachi, Pakistan. A toxic gas leak killed five people and sickened dozens of others in a coastal residential area in Pakistan's port city of Karachi, police said. The source of the leak, which occurred on Sunday night, and the type of gas that had leaked were not immediately known. On Tuesday some residents are still having breathing problems.

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US Secretary-General Antonio Guterres visits Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur, Pakistan.

Pakistani rescue workers and volunteers help to remove victims at the site of a suicide bombing in Quetta, Pakistan. The powerful bomb killed a few people and wounded dozen others in Pakistan's restive Baluchistan province local police said, when it struck an Islamist rally in the regional capital.

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Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan addresses the Refugee Summit in Islamabad, Pakistan. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is on a three-day visit to meet with country's top leadership and attend an international conference to recognize 40 years of Afghans living as refugees.

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Women buy flowers to celebrate Valentine's Day in Islamabad, Pakistan. Valentine's Day is considered un-Islamic in Pakistan.

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, left, and Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan pose for photos before a meeting, in Islamabad, Pakistan.

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