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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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan’s Pervez Musharraf pleads not guilty to 5 counts of treason

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 10:21pm by Reuters

    ... The former head of state has faced a battery of court cases since he returned home from exile last year, intending to contest May elections. Instead, he found himself charged in a series of murder ... a judge. Historically, the powerful Pakistani military has rarely been challenged by either the government or the judiciary. Judge Faisal Arab, who heads a special panel of three judges trying ...

  4. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    35 killed in Pakistan vehicle pile-up as smuggled fuel catches fire

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 05:32am by AP

    ... south of Quetta, the provincial capital. A bus bound for the port city of Karachi first collided head-on with a truck coming from the opposite direction, said Ahmed Nawaz, the area's police ...

  5. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan court suicide attack leaves 11 dead, 24 wounded

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 03:13pm by Reuters

    ... police station head constable Mohammad Yousaf told Reuters. "We also have unconfirmed reports that two lawyers have died." The Taliban, a fragmented group consisting of dozens ... independently from the central Taliban command. The Pakistani Taliban, who are fighting to bring down the Pakistani state, are allied with, but separate from, the Afghan Taliban. The Afghan Taliban ...

  6. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Karachi police living in shadow of death, with 44 slain this year

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 09:45pm by AP

    ... from the International Crisis Group said it's not necessarily the case that the jihadist threat has grown, but that state control has increasingly withered in Karachi and other cities, ...

  7. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan court says no treatment abroad for Musharraf

    Posted Jan 31st 2014, 09:12pm by AFP

    ... no authority to lift his travel ban. The 70-year-old is facing treason charges, which can carry the death penalty, over his imposition of a state of emergency in 2007 while he was president. Musharraf ... of a deal to head off a clash between the government and the all-powerful military, which is seen as reluctant to have its former chief tried by civilians. But after hearing medical reports from ...

  8. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan averts protest crisis, heads towards historic polls

    Posted Jan 18th 2013, 07:41pm by AFP

    ... state is still a threat, analysts say. After another week of profound instability, Pakistan’s civilian politicians are arguably more resilient than ever, credited with averting fears ... underscored deep frustrations. The economy is in a worse state now than when the government was elected in 2008, Taliban attacks are on the rise, Shiite Muslims are suffering record levels ...

  9. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan’s Musharraf arrives at court for first ‘treason’ hearing

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 04:57pm by AFP

    ... and imposition of a state of emergency in 2007 while he was president. He was first ordered to appear before the tribunal on December 24, but has missed repeated hearings since then due to bomb scares ...

  10. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

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

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

    ... of such incidents in future,” the head of the Taliban committee, Syed Yousuf Shah, said from the town. “We were close to reaching an understanding on a ceasefire but it is sad that the government committee ...




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