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  1. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan pulls anti-government TV news channel off the air

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 04:02am by AP

    ... Geo TV, seeking its closure after it alleged that the spy agency chief was behind an assassination attempt against one of the station's anchors, Hamid Mir. Sharif's government backed ... community. The Pakistan's media have been especially focused on confrontations between Pakistan's executive branch, military and its judiciary. ...

  2. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Corpse-eaters give Pakistan's lawmakers something to chew on

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 03:19am by WASHPOST

    ... appalling tales of people digging graves of their loved ones and taking out different body parts for witchcraft," said lawmaker Nikhat Shakeel Khan, a chief sponsor of one of the bills ...

  3. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistans’s army chief prevented coup against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 10:42pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Islamabad Chief of staff overruled colleagues amid recent protests, sources say, but is he biding his time? Top army general 'prevented coup' against Sharif Weeks ... elections. But army chief Raheel Sharif decided the time was not right to overthrow the civilian leadership, and moved to quell any disagreement in his ranks by overruling the hawks and declaring ...

  4. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Nawaz Sharif slams Taliban’s claim it executed 23 abducted soldiers

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 06:48pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Islamabad Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif condemns alleged Taliban execution of 23 kidnapped soldiers Sharif slams alleged killing of abducted troops Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday condemned as “heinous” the alleged execution of 23 kidnapped soldiers by the Taliban, casting doubt over peace talks just two weeks after they began. A faction ...

  5. 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

    ... the slowing of rivers due to the structures means that silt accumulates, decreasing their capacity. Kaisar Bengali, who advises the chief minister of Baluchistan, said: "Dams create floods, dams ...

  6. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

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

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

    ... minister's brother, Shehbaz Sharif, who is chief minister of Punjab state. Neither Khan nor Qadri led their protests from the front, though Khan later tweeted a picture of himself standing on top ... on a new dimension on Thursday after it was announced the country's powerful army chief, General Raheel Sharif, would mediate. Observers believe that if Sharif survives the crisis ...

  7. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani politicians meet with protesters to try to end crisis

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

    ... On Tuesday Khan had threatened to break into Sharif's official residence unless he resigned, though Qadri distanced himself from the call. The army's chief spokesman called for dialogue. ...

  8. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Clashes in Pakistan after shots fired at opposition leader Imran Khan

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 04:43pm

    ... chief and president Pervez Musharraf for treason. There was also disagreement between the government and the army on how to handle the Pakistani Taliban with the army favouring military action ...

  9. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    8 killed in Lahore as Pakistani police clash with backers of popular cleric

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 10:58pm by AFP

    ... establishment to keep civilian authorities in check. Shahbaz Sharif, who is Nawaz's brother and also chief minister of the Punjab province of which Lahore is the capital, said eight people were ... from the roof," said city police chief Chaudhry Shafiq. Shafiq said the deaths resulted from "bullets fired by workers, not police". Qadri is viewed as a religious moderate ...

  10. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif vows to keep fighting Pakistani Taliban

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 10:58pm by BLOOM

    ... said Mahmud Ali Durrani, a former national security chief. "Do we want a Talibanised Pakistan or do we want to live according to the constitution, democracy? If we want to live according ...




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