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  1. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Musharraf in real danger, aide says after bid to blow up his car

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 10:50pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Islamabad Aide to ex-military ruler, on trial for treason, demands police find who planted roadside bomb Musharraf 'in real danger' after fourth bid ... on the outskirts of Islamabad. Musharraf’s life is in real danger from the threat of extremist terrorist groups LONDON-BASED AIDE RAZA ANJUM It was the fourth apparent attempt on the former general's ...

  2. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    US seeks to shore up relationship with Pakistan by releasing US$300m aid

    Posted Oct 21st 2013, 11:35pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Congress is asked to unblock aid as Nawaz Sharif visits Washington US reviving security assistance to Pakistan The US State Department has asked Congress to resume more than US$300 million in blocked security assistance to Pakistan amid an upswing in relations and a visit by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. "This is part of a long process ...

  3. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Insurgents threaten Pakistan quake aid as death toll hits 515

    Posted Sep 28th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Arawan Insurgents threaten quake aid as death toll hits 515 The death toll from an earthquake in southwest Pakistan has reached 515, a provincial official said yesterday, ... of the village’s 350 homes were destroyed, residents said only private aid had arrived. “Nobody from the government or the district administration or representatives in the assembly came to help us ...

  4. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Drought and disease afflict desert region of Pakistan

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 05:13am by AFP

    ... deaths. Observers say they have come about as a result of endemic poverty, exacerbated by the drought and an outbreak of disease killing livestock. Authorities have been busy handing out food aid ...

  5. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Survivors wait for food, aid after Pakistan quake

    Posted Sep 26th 2013, 03:28pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Quetta Rescuers battle to reach remote areas of Baluchistan province where 348 people have been confirmed dead and 552 injured Hungry survivors dug through rubble to find food and thousands slept under the open sky or in makeshift shel ...

  6. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan aid groups demand greater protection after latest killings

    Posted Jan 03rd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Peshawar Fears violence is escalating after seven charity workers are ambushed and killed Aid groups demand more protection Aid groups yesterday demanded greater ... on the United States. Imtiaz Iltaf, police chief of Peshawar, said officers were preparing a strategy to protect aid workers. "We are in a state of war. The whole country is facing an insurgency, ...

  7. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Polio work halted in Pakistan after more aid workers killed

    Posted Dec 19th 2012, 04:39pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Peshawar The UN children’s agency Unicef and the World Health Organisation suspended work on campaigns against polio in Pakistan on Wednesday after a series of attacks left nine health workers dead in three days. Unicef spokesman M ...

  8. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani militant offers Americans storm aid

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 09:50pm by Associated Press in Islamabad

    ... Associated Press in Islamabad A Pakistani militant leader with a US$10 million US bounty on his head has offered aid to Americans hit by superstorm Sandy. Hafiz Saeed says his organisation, Jamaat-ud-Dawa, is prepared to send volunteers, medicine and food if allowed by the United States. Saeed said in a written statement on Tuesday that it is a religious duty under Islam ...

  9. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Musharraf suffers ‘heart problem’ on way to treason hearing

    Posted Jan 02nd 2014, 04:28pm by AGENCIES

    ... Forces Institute of Cardiology after he got the heart problem,” Mohammad said. An aide to Musharraf, who is facing a series of criminal cases dating back to his 1999-2008 rule, said the retired ... an Agence France-Presse journalist said, with soldiers and paramilitary Rangers standing guard. An aide to Musharraf said the retired general was in “bad shape”. A statement from his spokesman, Raza ...

  10. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Nawaz Sharif to broker talks between Afghan officials and ex-Taliban No 2

    Posted Nov 30th 2013, 11:15am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Kabul PM to aid talks with ex-Taliban No 2 Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif promised Afghanistan yesterday that he would help arrange further meetings between Afghan officials and a former Taliban commander as part of renewed efforts to revive a defunct peace process. Sharif said after meeting Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Kabul that a deal had been reached ...




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