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  1. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Islamabad braced for huge Imran Khan-led protest against Sharif

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 09:41pm by GDN

    ... linking Islamabad to Lahore is also likely to be shut down. Addressing the press on Friday at his luxurious hilltop estate overlooking the capital, Khan said his supporters had the right to resist ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1571528/islamabad-braced-huge-imran-khan-led-protest-against-sharif
  2. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan’s new terror law ‘green light for abuse’, says HRW

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 10:45pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Islamabad Terror law green light for abuse, says rights group A tough anti-terror law gives a "green light for abusing suspects" and should be withdrawn, a rights group says. Human Rights Watch (HRW) said the Protection of Pakistan Bill, passed by the national parliament on Wednesday, violated international legal obligations. The restive ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1546997/pakistans-new-terror-law-green-light-abuse-says-hrw
  3. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani father cuts the throats of daughter and man she married for love

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:51am by Reuters

    ... included singing, looking out of the window and talking to a man who was not a relative. The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan said 869 so-called "honour killings" were reported ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1542567/pakistani-father-cuts-throats-daughter-and-man-she-married-love
  4. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Exiled MQM leader Altaf Hussain arrested on money-laundering charge

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 04:20am by AFP

    ... to safeguard the rights of the city's Urdu-speaking community which fled from India. Many of them revere him for bringing them relative prosperity after the turbulent ethnic clashes of the 1980s. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1524917/exiled-mqm-leader-altaf-hussain-arrested-money-laundering-charge
  5. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani man admits killing first wife to marry bride murdered in honour killing

    Posted May 30th 2014, 10:27am by AFP

    ... Pakistan has one of the highest rates of violence against women globally. The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, a private group, said in a report last month that some 869 women were murdered ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1521746/husband-pakistani-woman-stoned-death-honour-killing-killed-his-first-wife
  6. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan PM demands probe into ‘honour killing’ of pregnant woman

    Posted May 29th 2014, 09:15pm by Reuters

    ... Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay in a statement in Geneva. “There is not the faintest vestige of honour in killing a woman in this way.” But for two days, the attack met with silence from ... for wearing jeans, looking out of windows, singing or giving birth to girls. The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan said there were 869 such attacks reported in the media last year- several a day. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1521362/pakistan-pm-demands-probe-honour-killing-pregnant-woman
  7. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Fourteen killed, 50 injured in bomb blast on Pakistani train

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 05:42pm by Reuters

    ... the province’s natural resources and leaving its people mired in poverty. They say government-backed death squads routinely abduct, torture and execute ethnic Baluch, accusations echoed by human rights campaigners. The security forces deny violating human rights. Insurgents have also targeted civilians, especially Pakistanis from other ethnic groups who have settled in Baluchistan. The government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1471592/fourteen-killed-50-injured-bomb-blast-pakistani-train
  8. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Drought and disease afflict desert region of Pakistan

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

    ... to rain-dependent crops and animals, with farmers relying on beans, wheat and sesame seeds for survival, bartering surplus in exchange for livestock. The drought is not the only reason for the recent ... to the recent outbreak of animal disease, said he and other villagers were envious of Indian villages just across the border. "In the bordering town of India there is greenery all around ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1449603/drought-and-disease-afflict-desert-region-pakistan
  9. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Family of Pakistani baby charged with attempted murder goes into hiding

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 11:04pm by GDN

    ... there are examples of young children being ensnared in the country's blasphemy laws, which have been much criticised by human rights groups. Shahbaz Sharif, the powerful chief minister of Punjab, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1472102/family-pakistani-baby-charged-attempted-murder-goes-hiding
  10. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Christian sentenced to death for blasphemy in Lahore, Pakistan

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 10:49pm by AP

    ... GRIFFITHS, AMNESTY Many human rights activists say the blasphemy law, which allows for punishment of life in prison or death, is misused as a way to target people for personal gain or revenge. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1459808/christian-sentenced-death-blasphemy-lahore-pakistan

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