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  1. 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

    ... a decade-long Islamist insurgency that has claimed thousands of lives. But the official toll has been impossible to verify, raising questions on the true human cost. According to multiple accounts, 37 ...

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

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

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

    ... 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light for abuse, says rights group A tough anti-terror law gives a "green light for abusing suspects" and should be withdrawn, a rights group says.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 ...

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

    ... 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
  4. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif vows to keep fighting Pakistani Taliban

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 10:58pm by BLOOM

    ... to US interests. The Taliban wants to impose its version of Islamic law in Pakistan, which includes a ban on music and stricter rules for women. "At stake is the future of Pakistan," ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1535198/prime-minister-nawaz-sharif-vows-keep-fighting-pakistani-taliban
  5. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan PM demands probe into ‘honour killing’ of pregnant woman

    Posted May 29th 2014, 09:15pm by Reuters

    ... Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay in a statement in Geneva. “There is not the faintest vestige of honour in killing a woman in this way.” But for two days, the attack met with silence from ... for wearing jeans, looking out of windows, singing or giving birth to girls. The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan said there were 869 such attacks reported in the media last year- several a day. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1521362/pakistan-pm-demands-probe-honour-killing-pregnant-woman
  6. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

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

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

    ... Pakistan has one of the highest rates of violence against women globally. The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, a private group, said in a report last month that some 869 women were murdered ...

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

    At least 42 dead, 17 wounded after bus collides with truck in Pakistan

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 11:37pm by AFP

    ... in the country take place because of human error. Additional reporting by Xinhua and Associated Press ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1492256/least-42-dead-17-wounded-after-bus-collides-truck-pakistan
  8. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Fourteen killed, 50 injured in bomb blast on Pakistani train

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 05:42pm by Reuters

    ... the province’s natural resources and leaving its people mired in poverty. They say government-backed death squads routinely abduct, torture and execute ethnic Baluch, accusations echoed by human rights campaigners. The security forces deny violating human rights. Insurgents have also targeted civilians, especially Pakistanis from other ethnic groups who have settled in Baluchistan. The government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1471592/fourteen-killed-50-injured-bomb-blast-pakistani-train
  9. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

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

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

    ... were arrested for eating human corpses in the same village in April 2011 and served two years in prison. "Arif has been arrested and he has confessed that his brother brought the dead body ...

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

    Family of Pakistani baby charged with attempted murder goes into hiding

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 11:04pm by GDN

    ... there are examples of young children being ensnared in the country's blasphemy laws, which have been much criticised by human rights groups. Shahbaz Sharif, the powerful chief minister of Punjab, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1472102/family-pakistani-baby-charged-attempted-murder-goes-hiding

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