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  1. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Karachi's thirst for water unquenched

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 03:59am by AP

    ... with salt. A recent drought has only made the problem worse. And as the city of some 18 million people rapidly grows, the shortages are only expected to get worse. "During the last three months ... and American drone strikes in the northern tribal regions, as well as natural disasters such as flooding and earthquakes, have pushed people towards a city long seen as Pakistan's economic heart. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1580399/karachis-thirst-water-unquenched
  2. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan government seeks talks as clashes with opposition supporters leave hundreds injured

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 04:23am by AFP

    ... of a shipping container which he said was being shelled by tear gas. The Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences reported two deaths- one man hit by a rubber bullet and another who died of a heart ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1582466/pakistan-government-seeks-talks-clashes-opposition-supporters-leave
  3. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    I’m going nowhere, defiant PM Nawaz Sharif tells Pakistanis demanding he quit

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 10:37pm by AFP

    ... a hands-off approach to the demonstrations. Efforts to find a negotiated end to the crisis have made little headway, with Khan sticking to his hardline demand that Sharif must quit. Railways minister ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1581277/im-going-nowhere-defiant-pm-nawaz-sharif-tells-pakistanis-demanding-he
  4. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

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

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

    ... 17, and the 31-year-old man married on June 18 without the consent of their families in the eastern Punjabi village of Satrah. The girl's mother and father lured the couple home late ... "The girl's father cut their throats." Police arrested the family, who said they had been embarrassed by the marriage of their daughter, Muafia Hussein, to a man from a less important ...

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Lahore Mohammed Iqbal was arrested for October 2009 killing of spouse Ayesha Bibi but case was withdrawn after family member forgave him A Pakistani husband revealed he strangled his first wife to marry Farzana Parveen, the pregnan ...

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

    Pakistan helicopters pound rebels as 150,000 civilians flee tribal areas

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 04:45pm by Agence France-Presse in Bannu, Pakistan

    ... have arrived in Bannu from different areas of North Waziristan,” Arshad Khan, director general of the FATA (Federally Administered Tribal Areas) Disaster Management Authority, said on Friday. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1536944/pakistan-helicopters-pound-rebels-150000-civilians-flee-tribal-areas
  7. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Foreign Islamist fighters exit tribal zone in Pakistan’s northwest

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 12:32pm by Agence France-Presse in Miranshah

    ... Residents said some jirga members last week made announcements from mosque loudspeakers in several villages asking foreign fighters to leave the area. They also made those under their command hoist ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1531483/foreign-islamist-fighters-exit-tribal-zone-pakistans-northwest
  8. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Exiled MQM leader Altaf Hussain arrested on money-laundering charge

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

    ... by MQM officials in London, has sparked fears of a violent backlash there. British police said only that a 60-year-old man had been detained at a residential address in northwest London ...

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

    Pakistani man held for cannibalism after baby's head is found in home

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 10:28pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Lahore Cannibal brothers held after baby's head found Two brothers arrested for the second time over accusations of cannibalism appeared in court yesterday, police officials said, in a sensational case that has horrified Pakis ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1483267/pakistani-man-held-cannibalism-after-babys-head-found-home
  10. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan pounds insurgent hideouts, targeting Uygur separatists

    Posted May 24th 2014, 02:59pm by Agence France-Presse in Miranshah, Pakistan

    ... and the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), which have made little progress since they began in February. Washington has long pressured Islamabad to carry out an operation to stamp out militant hideouts in North ... out a ground offensive after announcing it so that we can leave the area?” Another man fleeing the offensive, Nasrullah, accused the army of killing civilians. “The government says it has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1519233/pakistan-pounds-insurgent-hideouts-third-day-targeting-uygur-separatists

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