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  1. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Karachi's thirst for water unquenched

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

    ... Associated Press in Karachi A surging population, an ageing supply system and drought has left Pakistan's biggest city facing a water shortage that's only getting worse ... Many people have pumps but they use the water for things such as showering or washing clothes. The shortage is exacerbated by Karachi's massive population. Pakistani military operations ...

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

    Pakistan army launch ground offensive against Taliban in North Waziristan

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 06:47pm by AFP

    ... Pakistan, confirmed the advance. A statement from the military’s communications wing said the assault began “after the evacuation of all civil population”, and infantry troops were carrying out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1543674/pakistan-army-luanch-ground-offensive-against-taliban-north-waziristan
  3. 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

    ... in Afghanistan. “Tribesmen are against war, they want to solve this conflict with talks.” Jirga chief Sher Mohammed Married into the local population, some have erected mud houses in small villages among ...

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

    Drought and disease afflict desert region of Pakistan

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Mithi Experts warn of further disaster in poverty-hit area with 40 per cent Hindu population struck by lack of rainfall and death of livestock Drought, disease hit ... in the country's southeast. It is home to some 1.3 million people, including a large population of minority Hindus. Between March 2013 and February this year, rainfall was 30 per cent below usual, ...

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

    Failure to pay for electricity leaves Pakistani towns in the dark

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:37am by The Guardian

    ... The PML-N's core voters will not be as affected as those in KP. Most of the party's support comes from Punjab, a rich and populous province where power distribution companies are generally ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1489699/failure-pay-electricity-leaves-pakistani-towns-dark
  6. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Karachi police living in shadow of death, with 44 slain this year

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 09:45pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Karachi 44 officers killed already this year in Karachi, a city where Taliban holds sway and criminal gangs strike fear into a teeming population Police living ... especially easy in the sprawling metropolis on Pakistan's south coast, where the population has surged from 10 million in 1998 to at least 18 million today- so much that an exact count has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1448021/karachi-police-living-shadow-death-44-slain-year
  7. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Couple ‘stoned to death’ in southwest Pakistan

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 05:59pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... populated Baluchistan province. “Locals have told the authorities that the man and woman were stoned to death. Some people are also saying that they were stoned and later shot,” senior local ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1429678/couple-stoned-death-southwest-pakistan
  8. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani separatist militants blow up three gas pipelines

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 03:45pm by Reuters

    ... Pipelines Limited in the capital of Islamabad. Punjab is Pakistan’s most populous and wealthy province and the power base of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Most of the province is now without gas. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1425184/pakistani-separatist-militants-blow-three-gas-pipelines
  9. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Death sentence in Pakistan for Briton who claimed to be a prophet

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 11:28pm by AFP

    ... of the population is Muslim, and insulting the Prophet Mohammed can carry the death penalty. Asghar claimed to be a prophet in court. He confessed it in front of the judge PROSECUTOR JAVED GUL ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1412787/death-sentence-pakistan-briton-who-claimed-be-prophet
  10. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Families from Baluchistan, Pakistan, march in search for missing relatives

    Posted Dec 15th 2013, 05:36am by AFP

    ... of Italy and rich in copper, gold and natural gas, is Pakistan's largest but least populous province. It is also the least developed, which has exacerbated a long-running ethnic Baluch ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1380812/families-baluchistan-pakistan-march-search-missing-relatives

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