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  1. News - World - PAKISTAN

    Benazir's son puts Bhutto name back in spotlight

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 07:20am by Reuters

    ... was a consensus built among the right-wing parties that dominate discourse in Pakistan. We took it upon ourselves to go against this policy of appeasement." Sharif originally pursued negotiations ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1624562/benazirs-son-puts-bhutto-name-back-spotlight
  2. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

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

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

    ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1588096/pakistanss-army-chief-prevented-coup-against-prime-minister-nawaz-sharif
  3. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani lawmakers to resign in bid to force Nawaz Sharif out

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 09:20pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Karachi Campaign by former cricketer alienates other opposition parties and fails to get mass support Khan isolated by call for civil disobedience Lawmakers from ... "unconstitutional means". "Democracy and nation will not be served by calls for civil disobedience nor by a stubborn refusal by any side to engage in a meaningful dialogue on political ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1576168/pakistani-lawmakers-resign-bid-force-nawaz-sharif-out
  4. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

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

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

    ... in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which Pakistan ratified in 2010. The New York-based campaign group said the bill was an improvement on the original ordinance issued last year, ... 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light for abuse, says rights group A tough anti-terror law gives a "green light for abusing suspects" and should be withdrawn, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1546997/pakistans-new-terror-law-green-light-abuse-says-hrw
  5. 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
  6. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    23 drown at Karachi beaches as Pakistani bathers defy ban to celebrate Eid

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 11:32am by Associated Press and Agence France-Presse in Islamabad

    ... and a helicopter, as well as civil authorities. Thousands of residents regularly throng Karachi’s beaches on public holidays, with few public parks for picnics. But safety standards are very low ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1564054/23-drown-karachi-beaches-pakistani-bathers-defy-ban-celebrate-eid
  7. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Civilian deaths in anti-Taliban air raid stoke anger in Pakistan's lawless northwest

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 11:27pm by AFP

    ... was never informed it would be a target. "In the meetings with military and civil officials, we had been assured to stay home as our areas were declared safe and free from militant ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1557287/civilian-deaths-anti-taliban-air-raid-stoke-anger-pakistans-lawless
  8. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan army launch ground offensive against Taliban in North Waziristan

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

    ... of anonymity. “The forces have also taken over the civil hospital in Miranshah and have destroyed four hideouts in the artillery firing.” Other security officials in Peshawar, the main city of northwest 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
  9. 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
  10. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan gunmen in fresh attack at checkpoint near Karachi airport

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 04:48pm by AFP

    ... passengers,” said Mashud Tajwar, a spokesman for Pakistan International Airlines. Civil Aviation Authority spokesman Abid Qaimkhani added that incoming flights had been diverted. The checkpost ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1529293/gunmen-attack-checkpost-pakistans-karachi-airport

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