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Road transport in Pakistan

There is next to no training for would be drivers,… and the test is a farce. Licences are invariably obtained through bribery, and as a result there are real dangers on the roads and streets from poor judgement and suicidal … Continue reading

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Pakistan : Karakoram Highway

The Karakoram Highway is the highest paved international road in the world. It connects China to Pakistan. On its 1.300 kms journey from Islamabad, Pakistan’s modern capital, to Kashgar, a market town in China’s most westerly province, the Karakoram Highway … Continue reading

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India : burnt alive by the mob

In a village in the state of West Bengal, a 13 year old boy was returning from school on a bicycle when a coal-laden truck rammed him. He died on the spot. The truck sped on for a hundred metres before … Continue reading

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