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  1. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Dammed if they do…Pakistan's dykes are making flooding worse, not better, experts warn

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 05:09am by AFP

    ... with proponents arguing that man-made interventions can, counter-intuitively, exacerbate the floods. There are two major arguments- the build-up of sediment in a dam shortens its useful lifespan, while ... lost significant discharge capacity due to the build-up of sediment. "The most important and critical infrastructure at Chenab is Trimmu [barrage] which was built during the British era. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1597597/dammed-if-they-dopakistans-dykes-are-making-flooding-worse-not-better
  2. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Passengers throw Pakistani politician Rehman Malik off plane after delay

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 10:53pm by GDN

    ... passengers, with some chasing him back to the terminal building, shouting and calling him a "stupid dog". One told Malik that 250 passengers had to suffer because of him, adding: "You ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1594821/passengers-throw-pakistani-politician-rehman-malik-plane-after-delay
  3. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani protesters clash with police as soldiers secure state broadcaster

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 06:10pm by Reuters

    ... television channel PTV in Islamabad on Monday after a crowd of protesters stormed the building and took the channel off the air. Protesters led by opposition leaders Imran Khan, a hero cricket player ... control room and smashed some equipment. Later, television pictures showed uniformed members of a paramilitary force and soldiers walking calmly into the building. A witness said the soldiers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1583048/pakistani-protesters-clash-police-soldiers-secure-state-tv
  4. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

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

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

    ... open to restarting negotiations to end the situation peacefully. "The government did not initiate the clashes. They turned violent and tried to enter sensitive government buildings, which ... the military to intervene," he said. Zaidi also dismissed claims by the protest groups that they had not initiated the violence. "You cannot build up emotions nationwide, but particularly ...

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

    Karachi's thirst for water unquenched

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

    ... The city is trying to increase the amount of water it gets from the Indus River by building another canal- dubbed the K4 project. But even if they were to get political approval from the capital to take more water from the river, it would take a minimum of four years to build. But analysts say supply is not the only problem. Farhan Anwar, who runs an organisation called Sustainable ...

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

    Pakistani politicians meet with protesters to try to end crisis

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 09:41pm by Reuters

    ... politician Imran Khan and populist cleric Tahir ul-Qadri are demonstrating outside the parliament building, trying to force Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from office. Khan and Qadri believe last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1577860/pakistani-politicians-meet-protesters-try-end-crisis
  7. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Clashes in Pakistan after shots fired at opposition leader Imran Khan

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 04:43pm

    ... network of schools and Islamic charities. His followers say they intend to occupy Jinnah Avenue, Islamabad’s main thoroughfare leading to many embassies and government buildings. “We will not go ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1574222/clashes-pakistan-after-shots-fired-opposition-leader-imran-khan
  8. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani Taliban attack that leaves 28 dead in Karachi shatters prospects of peace

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 11:40pm by Reuters

    ... were heard coming from the terminal amid the fighting. As dawn broke yesterday, smoke from a fire could still be seen billowing in the air. A cargo building was left completely gutted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1528954/pakistani-taliban-attack-leaves-28-dead-karachi-shatters-prospects-peace
  9. 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

    ... of co-ordination between Washington and Islamabad, with the Pakistani government’s patience for talks seemingly exhausted. But as pressure builds for a fuller response to the airport assault, which ...

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

    Pakistani Taliban fighters who stormed Karachi airport were prepared for a drawn-out siege

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 01:15am by Reuters

    ... reached the main terminal building and taken hostages. There were hundreds of passengers and staff members present at the main terminal at the time," the official said. By dawn, the attack ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1529000/pakistani-taliban-fighters-who-stormed-karachi-airport-were-prepared-drawn

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