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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

    ... projected to cost US$14 billion. Shafiq-ur-Rehman, an environmental sciences professor at the University of Peshawar, said it showed a lack of long-term planning. "First we build dykes ...

    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

    ... to be vigorously interrogated. He at first told suspicious passengers that he was a "doctor" before eventually admitting to being an elected member of Pakistan's national assembly. ...

    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

    ... twice in the 1990s, swept to office last year in Pakistan’s first democratic transition of power. He is due to address both houses of parliament on Tuesday in an apparent effort to show that he ...

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

    I’m going nowhere, defiant PM Nawaz Sharif tells Pakistanis demanding he quit

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 10:37pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Islamabad Pakistani prime minister is adamant that his government will stay the course despite protests Resignation out of the question, says defiant Sharif Pakistan's embattled prime minister said he would not cave in to protests demanding his resignation, striking a defiant note in his first major speech since a political crisis erupted two weeks ago. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1581277/im-going-nowhere-defiant-pm-nawaz-sharif-tells-pakistanis-demanding-he
  5. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani politicians meet with protesters to try to end crisis

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

    ... if Sharif resigned. "We are ready for talks but our first condition is Nawaz Sharif's resignation," he said. "There is no use in talks if he does not resign." The two ...

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

    Pakistani lawmakers to resign in bid to force Nawaz Sharif out

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

    ... and plagued with militant violence and criminal gangs. Khan accuses Sharif of rigging elections last year. Sharif won a landslide victory in the first democratic transfer of power in the coup-plagued ...

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

    Pakistani man admits killing first wife to marry bride murdered in honour killing

    Posted May 30th 2014, 10:27am by AFP

    ... revealed he strangled his first wife to marry Farzana Parveen, the pregnant woman stoned to death outside a courthouse in a widely denounced act of “honour killing”. The death prompted Pakistan’s ... in the centre of Pakistan’s second-largest city, has triggered outrage around the world. I was in love with Farzana and killed my first wife because of this love HUSBAND MOHAMMAD IQBAL The attack also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1521746/husband-pakistani-woman-stoned-death-honour-killing-killed-his-first-wife
  8. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Musharraf assassination plotter captured in Pakistani raid on Taliban

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 10:54pm by Reuters

    ... the first major capture in the operation. In 2003, a suicide bomber tried to ram Musharraf's vehicle near Islamabad. Rashid was later convicted over the attack and imprisoned, but escaped ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1555424/musharraf-assassination-plotter-captured-pakistani-raid-taliban
  9. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan army launch ground offensive against Taliban in North Waziristan

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

    ... Monday was the first day of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Pakistan, and many of those displaced by the fighting face spending the month in difficult conditions in camps. Tens ...

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

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

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

    ... this was Pakistan's first commuter bus solely for women, aimed at those sick of wandering hands and unwanted attention on regular services. Some see it as a welcome respite, but detractors warn ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1443900/pakistans-first-women-only-bus-service-gets-mixed-reviews

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