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  1. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan set to elect new head of state

    Posted Jul 29th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Islamabad Likely winner Hussain will shore up the PM's authority and provide stark contrast to Zardari Sharif loyalist looks set to take up role of presidency Pakistan will elect a new ceremonial head of state tomorrow, replacing the controversial Asif Ali Zardari with a successor set to cement Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's hold on power. Boycotted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1292717/pakistan-set-elect-new-head-state
  2. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    More than 20,000 rally in Islamabad, calling for Sharif to resign as PM

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 04:52pm by Reuters

    ... police cordoned off two streets in downtown Islamabad with shipping containers and barbed wire for the protests. "We want Pakistan to be a peaceful state through our democratic ... for homes, jobs, cheap energy and water. Former cricket star Imran Khan, who heads the opposition Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf party, was also holding a smaller protest sit-in on an adjacent street. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1574936/60000-protesters-fill-rain-soaked-streets-push-pakistan-pms-resignation
  3. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani politicians meet with protesters to try to end crisis

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

    ... to resolve the standoff. Khurram Nawaz Gandapur, a senior leader in Qadri's Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) movement, said they wanted "meaningful talks". Minister for States and Frontier ...

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

    Pakistani lawmakers to resign in bid to force Nawaz Sharif out

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

    ... containers, causing major disruption. Sirajul Haq, head of the religious political party Jamaat-e-Islami, who has played a key mediating role since the two protest marches began on Thursday, urged ...

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

    Clashes in Pakistan after shots fired at opposition leader Imran Khan

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 04:43pm

    ... former cricketer, known for his charity work, who now heads the third largest legislative bloc in the country. Qadri, a cleric and political activist who usually lives in Canada, controls a large ...

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

    Musharraf assassination plotter captured in Pakistani raid on Taliban

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

    ... during a jail break orchestrated by the Pakistani Taliban in 2012. The officials said Rashid also was involved in several other terrorist attacks in Pakistan. Also yesterday, a United States ...

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

    Pakistani man held for cannibalism after baby's head is found in home

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 10:28pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Lahore Cannibal brothers held after baby's head found Two brothers arrested for the second time over accusations of cannibalism appeared in court yesterday, ... the head of the two-day-old baby inside. Householder Mohammad Arif admitted eating the child after his brother Farman Ali stole the body from a graveyard in Darya Khan village, around 300 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1483267/pakistani-man-held-cannibalism-after-babys-head-found-home
  8. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Ex-spy Hamid Gul says Abdullah is the key to peace in Afghanistan

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 10:51pm by AFP

    ... regime that was ousted in 2001 and is often accused by Kabul of supporting their insurgency, has maintained a resolutely neutral stance. But Gul, who headed Pakistan's Inter-Services ... security agreement with the United States was not enacted. In an interview at his Rawalpindi home, Gul said Abdullah's past as a resistance fighter together with his shrewd choices of running ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1530347/ex-spy-hamid-gul-says-abdullah-key-peace-afghanistan
  9. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan army launch ground offensive against Taliban in North Waziristan

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

    ... and sparked the military offensive. Pakistan’s allies, particularly the United States, have long called for an operation in the mountainous tribal territory to flush out groups like the Haqqani ...

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

    Passenger killed as gunmen open fire on jet landing in Pakistan

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 03:22pm

    ... the airport to search for the gunmen and paid tribute to the pilot’s cool head. “Credit goes to the aeroplane pilot that he managed to land safely,” senior police official Najeeb Ur Rehman said. ... operation has seen North Waziristan hit by more than a week of shelling and air raids, with more than 470,000 people fleeing ahead of an impending ground assault. Many have headed to the nearby town ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1540298/passenger-killed-gunmen-open-fire-jet-landing-pakistan

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