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  1. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Passengers throw Pakistani politician Rehman Malik off plane after delay

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 10:53pm by GDN

    ... sauntered down the air bridge to the Pakistan International Airlines jet more than 90 minutes after its scheduled departure from Karachi to Islamabad on Monday. But Malik was heckled by furious ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1594821/passengers-throw-pakistani-politician-rehman-malik-plane-after-delay
  2. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

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

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

    ... cheating in the May 2013 poll, though international observers said the vote was largely free and fair. Shortly before Khan and Qadri began their protests with "long marches" from the eastern city of Lahore, Sharif announced a judicial commission to investigate rigging claims in some seats, but Khan rejected the offer. The government has also set up a parliamentary committee ...

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

    Pakistani lawmakers to resign in bid to force Nawaz Sharif out

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

    ... International observers rated the general election, in which Khan's party came third in its best ever performance, as free and credible. Reuters, Agence France-Presse ...

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

    Islamabad braced for huge Imran Khan-led protest against Sharif

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 09:41pm by GDN

    ... the election was so flawed that Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party was denied victory. Most international observers judged the 2013 polls to have been considerably better than previous ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1571528/islamabad-braced-huge-imran-khan-led-protest-against-sharif
  5. 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 ... in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which Pakistan ratified in 2010. The New York-based campaign group said the bill was an improvement on the original ordinance issued last year, ...

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

    Passenger killed as gunmen open fire on jet landing in Pakistan

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 03:22pm

    ... passenger and wounding two flight attendants. The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight, landing in Peshawar from Riyadh in Saudi Arabia, came under fire late on Tuesday as it descended ... No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack, which forced flights at the Bacha Khan International Airport in Peshawar to be suspended briefly. The incident came two weeks after a bloody ...

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

    Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif vows to keep fighting Pakistani Taliban

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

    ... attacked the country's biggest international airport. Public opinion in Pakistan is shifting in favour of stronger action against fighters who were previously seen locally as more of a threat ... the Taliban's demand for prisoner releases even before progress on issues such as sharia law. After Taliban and Uzbek militants attacked Karachi's international airport, killing 18 security ...

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

    8 killed in Lahore as Pakistani police clash with backers of popular cleric

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

    ... and has authored numerous books as well as a fatwa denouncing suicide bombs. A Canadian citizen, he is something of a favourite on the international lecture circuit and has been a guest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1535199/8-killed-lahore-pakistani-police-clash-backers-popular-cleric
  9. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani government appeals against lifting of travel ban on Pervez Musharraf

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:20pm by AFP

    ... Talat Masood, a retired general and analyst, said the ongoing confusion over what the government wished to do with Musharraf was reflective of internal divisions in Sharif's ruling PML-N ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1532521/pakistan-appeal-ruling-allowing-ex-president-musharraf-leave-country
  10. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani Taliban attack that leaves 28 dead in Karachi shatters prospects of peace

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 11:40pm by Reuters

    ... attacks after claiming responsibility for a brazen five-hour assault in which gunmen disguised as security guards stormed the international airport in Karachi, set off explosions and killed 18 ... bloody campaign to overthrow Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's US-allied government. The Taliban said the assault on the Jinnah International Airport was in response to air strikes on its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1528954/pakistani-taliban-attack-leaves-28-dead-karachi-shatters-prospects-peace

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