Pakistan


Pakistanis on trial for murder escape from jail

2015-02-27 13:09

Two Pakistani militant suspects facing trial for the massacre of 10 foreign climbers two years ago have escaped from jail.

At least 10 burn to death in Pakistan bus crash

2015-02-23 11:26

At least 10 people have burned to death and nine others have been injured after a passenger van overturned and caught fire in southern Pakistan.

Suicide attack on Pakistani police HQ kills 6

2015-02-17 19:06

A Taliban suicide bomber has killed six people and himself in a brazen attack on police headquarters in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore.

Pakistan Shi'ite mosque attacked

2015-02-13 22:22

At least 20 people have been killed after militants attacked worshippers at a Shi'ite mosque in Pakistan's troubled north-west.

UN alarmed at increasing attacks against schoolgirls

2015-02-09 18:15

The United Nations human rights office says there have been threats, violent attacks and other abuse against girls for going to school in at least 70 countries over the past five years.

Saudi royal to hunt protected birds again

2015-02-02 21:06

Pakistani authorities are finalising arrangements for a Saudi prince to visit its southwestern desert region to kill Houbara bustards again.

Drought-hit Pakistan turns to solar water treatment

2015-02-02 10:03

Worsening drought has led to over 80% of water resources in Pakistan’s southern Tharparker district becoming unfit for people to drink, a new study says.

Pakistan airstrikes kill 53 militants

2015-01-27 20:58

Airstrikes by Pakistani fighter jets have killed 53 suspected Islamist militants, as security forces arrested thousands for alleged links with the Taliban rebels.

Thousands rally in Pakistan against Charlie Hebdo

2015-01-18 22:22

Thousands of Pakistanis rallied for a fourth day in all major cities to protest against caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad in satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, officials say.

Pakistan parties set to protest Muhammad cartoon

2015-01-16 12:36

Pakistani cities are preparing for nationwide protests against the printing of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in a French magazine, as a faction of the Taliban denounced the journalists involved as 'filthy blasphemers'.

 

Pakistani girl poses as Taliban to extort money

2015-02-24 18:28

Police in Pakistan have arrested a teenage girl for posing as a Taliban militant to extort money from wealthy people, officials say.

India pressured to explain who blew up Pakistani boat

2015-02-18 19:27

The Indiam government is under pressure to explain what caused a Pakistani fishing boat to explode, killing four people on board in mysterious circumstances.

Bomb blast kills 3 in Pakistan's Lahore

2015-02-17 12:41

A bomb exploded in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore, killing at least three people, police say.

Battle rages as rebels storm Pakistani mosque

2015-02-13 13:31

Grenade-toting militants attacked a Shi’ite mosque in northwest Pakistan, police say, killing at least 10 people and wounding dozens more, with fighting still ongoing.

Pakistan hangs 2 for sectarian murder

2015-02-03 15:10

Pakistan has hanged two sectarian militants for the murder of a Shi’ite Muslim doctor in Karachi, officials say, the latest executions since the government ended a moratorium on the death penalty.

Pakistan massacre survivors leave for 'healing trip'

2015-02-02 13:29

A group of students and teachers who survived a Taliban massacre at a Pakistani school have left for a trip to China aimed at healing the mental scars of their ordeal.

Toll rises in Pakistan mosque explosion

2015-01-30 17:34

The death toll in a major explosion targeting a Shi'ite mosque in the Pakistani city of Shikarpur has risen to 60.

Pakistan: Petrol shortage causes outrage

2015-01-19 17:00

Pakistan's government has promised the crisis that has led to long queues outside petrol stations would be solved within a week, following public anger.

5 arrested for Pakistan school massacre

2015-01-17 11:31

Afghan security services have arrested five men in connection with the massacre at a Pakistan military school that killed 150 people, most of them children, officials say.

Pakistan condemns new Muhammad cartoon

2015-01-15 14:51

Pakistani lawmakers have criticised fresh caricatures of the Muslim prophet Muhammad which appeared in a special edition of the French magazine Charlie Hebdo.

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