(In pics) People of Pakistan

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While Pakistan holds military exercise close to the Indian border, its people are enduring different challenges daily, much like their Indian counterpart.

There's not much of a difference there, barring the barbed wire that separates the two nations. From socio-economic challenges to discrimination, both the countries face similar challenges.

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However, every cloud has a silver lining and both the countries do share a certain degree of friendship, despite their differences. Here are some pictures, describing the past week in Pakistan.

Miles to go

Miles to go

Khuzdar : People head back to home following a bomb blast at the shrine of Sufi saint Shah Bilal Noorani in Khuzdar district, some 200 kilometers (124 miles) west of Karachi, Pakistan. Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016. A Pakistani official says a bomb blast at the shrine of Sufi saint Shah Bilal Noorani, has killed dozens people and wounded more than 100 in the country's southwest. PTI

Elated in spirituality

Elated in spirituality

Wagah : Indian Sikh pilgrims waves upon their arrival at Wagah railway station near Lahore, Pakistan, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016. Hundreds of Indian Sikh pilgrims arrived in Pakistan by a special train to participate in three-day festival to celebrate the 548th birth anniversary of their spiritual leader Baba Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikh religion, at Nankana Sahib near Lahore. AP/PTI

The pilgrimage

The pilgrimage

Amritsar: Sikh pilgrims leave for Gurdwara Nankana Sahib in Pakistan to celebrate the 548th birth anniversary of Sri Guru Nanak Dev, in Amritsar on Saturday. PTI

Come back home!

Come back home!

Karachi : Pakistanis display missing family members following a bomb blast at a Sufi shrine, while they wait outside the emergency ward of a local hospital in Karachi, Pakistan, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016. A Pakistani official says a bomb blast at the shrine of Sufi saint Shah Bilal Noorani, has killed dozens people and wounded more than 100 in the country's southwest. AP/PTI

The 'Afghan girl'

The 'Afghan girl'

Kabul : National Geographic's famed green-eyed "Afghan Girl" Sharbat Gulla poses for a photo during a meeting with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, at the Presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Nov. 9, 2016. Afghanistan's president on Wednesday welcomed home Gulla who was deported from Pakistan after a court had convicted her on charges of carrying a forged Pakistani ID card and staying in the country illegally. AP/PTI

Mourning in silence

Mourning in silence

Karachi : Women mourn for their family members, who were killed in the bomb blast at a shrine, prior to funeral prayers in Karachi, Pakistan, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016. Pakistani officials say initial investigation suggests a young suicide bomber has killed more than 50 people and wounded over 100 in Sufi saint's shrine in southwest Pakistan. AP/PTI

Hands rising in prayer

Hands rising in prayer

NANKANA SAHIB: A visiting sikh woman pays tributes during the religious festival at Nankana Sahib near Lahore, Pakistan, Monday, Nov. 14, 2016. Thousands of Sikh pilgrims arrived in Pakistan to participate in three-day festival to celebrate the 548th birth anniversary of their spiritual leader Baba Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikh religion. AP/PTI

Waiting for justice

Waiting for justice

slamabad : Members of Pakistan's transgender community and their supporters protest violence against transgender people, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016. A Pakistani officer said police have arrested 10 members of a criminal gang who flogged a transgender person and posted the incident on social media. The arrests were made in the eastern Pakistani city of Sialkot after a video of the flogging was shared thousands of times on social media. AP/PTI

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