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  1. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani protesters clash with police as soldiers secure state broadcaster

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

    ... escorted protesters out and placed the building under their protection. There were no signs of violence and the protesters were seen leaving the building peacefully. The station later came back ...

  2. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

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

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

    ... a rights group says. Human Rights Watch (HRW) said the Protection of Pakistan Bill, passed by the national parliament on Wednesday, violated international legal obligations. The restive ... that ensures the protection of basic rights in the fight against terrorism." The legislation, passed as the Pakistani military fights a major offensive against Taliban and al-Qaeda-linked militant ...

  3. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

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

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

    ... district sentenced another young couple to death for marrying for love. The couple's lawyer, Zia Kiyyani, said the two had appealed for police protection after their marriage on June 21, ...

  4. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Chinese tourist abducted by Taliban in northwest Pakistan

    Posted May 20th 2014, 04:13pm by Reuters in Pakistan

    ... protecting a Spanish round-the-world cyclist in a remote area of western Pakistan. He escaped unhurt, his family said. The Pakistani Taliban, who are seeking to set up an Islamic state, has split ...

  5. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani mosque named after killer of politician to double in size

    Posted May 01st 2014, 10:31pm by GDN

    ... police bodyguard who in 2011 murdered Salaman Taseer, the governor of Punjab province whom he was supposed to be protecting. Taseer had incurred public wrath by voicing support for Aasia Bibi, ...

  6. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Christians in Pakistan demand more protection after suicide bombing

    Posted Sep 24th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... protection Angry Christians protested across Pakistan yesterday to demand better protection after a double suicide bombing at a church killed 85 people. The attack on All Saints Church ... and Peshawar to demand the authorities do more to protect them. A Muslim man was killed in Karachi when scuffles broke out at a Christian protest outside a mosque, police said. More than 600 protesters ...

  7. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Polio vaccination drive starts in Pakistan's troubled northwest

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 06:08am by AFP

    ... of April. Zaheer said more than 12,500 workers would administer the vaccines, with protection by 6,700 police officers. According to the WHO, Pakistan recorded 91 cases of polio last year, up from ...

  8. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan's first women-only bus service gets mixed reviews

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 06:02am by AFP

    ... it appropriate to introduce something like this should actually offend women, and yet we sit there, smile, look pretty and let the big, tough, muscular men build walls around us to 'protect ...

  9. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Top Pakistan court demands strategy to protect Shiites

    Posted Feb 26th 2013, 09:33pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Islamabad Pakistan’s top court ordered authorities on Tuesday to develop a long-term strategy to protect Shiite Muslims after bomb attacks killed nearly 200 of them in the country’s southwest. The Supreme Court rejected a report on intensified measures to protect the minority ethnic Hazara Shiite community after the latest attack killed 90 people in the Baluchistan ...

  10. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan aid groups demand greater protection after latest killings

    Posted Jan 03rd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Peshawar Fears violence is escalating after seven charity workers are ambushed and killed Aid groups demand more protection Aid groups yesterday demanded greater protection in Pakistan amid a new spike in violence after seven charity workers were shot dead and their organisation suspended operations. The six women- five of them teachers and one a health ...




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