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  1. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan seeks new army chief

    Posted Oct 08th 2013, 02:56pm by Agence France-Presse in Islamabad

    ... Agence France-Presse in Islamabad Role is widely considered most powerful job in Pakistan Five months on from a successful transition of power after general elections, Pakistan is poised to make a decision of arguably even greater importance - the appointment of a new army chief. The incumbent, General Ashfaq Kayani, on Sunday confirmed he will step down as scheduled on November ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1327107/pakistan-seeks-new-army-chief
  2. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan floods affected more than 300,000

    Posted Aug 18th 2013, 08:55pm by Agence France-Presse in Islamabad

    ... Agence France-Presse in Islamabad Heavy monsoon rains have triggered floods affecting more than 300,000 people across Pakistan in the last two weeks and killed 108 others, disaster ... homes and farmland. Streets in all major cities including Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad suffer intermittent flooding due to downpours, damaging roads and private homes. In 2010, the worst floods ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1297580/pakistan-floods-affected-more-300000
  3. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan police shoot gunman after standoff

    Posted Aug 16th 2013, 11:41am by Agence France-Presse in Islamabad

    ... Agence France-Presse in Islamabad Dramatic scenes from Islamabad televised live Pakistani police snipers shot and seriously wounded a gunman who was tackled live on television by a politician during a dramatic standoff close to Islamabad’s high-security political quarter. The man, who was with his wife and children as he issued demands for the imposition of Islamic law, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1297107/pakistan-police-shoot-gunman-after-standoff
  4. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Death toll from heavy rains reaches 53 in Pakistan

    Posted Aug 05th 2013, 04:00pm by Associated Press in Islamabad

    ... Associated Press in Islamabad Heavy rains that caused flash floods and collapsed houses in different parts of Pakistan have killed 53 people over the past three days, a senior disaster management official said on Monday. Civil and military authorities have launched rescue and relief efforts to deal with the crisis, said Brig. Kamran Zia, a member of the National Disaster Management ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1294427/death-toll-heavy-rains-reaches-53-pakistan
  5. 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

    ... Reuters in Islamabad Cleric Qadri and cricket star turned politician Khan lead rallies in capital 20,000 protesters call for Sharif to resign More than 20,000 anti-government protesters ... 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 ...

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

    Islamabad braced for huge Imran Khan-led protest against Sharif

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

    ... The Guardian in Islamabad Islamabad braced for massive street protests as former cricketer turned politician says his supporters will stay until fresh elections called Khan vows to bring capital to standstill Pakistan is bracing itself for massive street protests in the capital, Islamabad, this week amid a political crisis that has seen cities' petrol supplies cut, clashes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1571528/islamabad-braced-huge-imran-khan-led-protest-against-sharif
  7. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Taliban and Pakistan government hold first round of peace talks in Islamabad

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 08:21pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Islamabad US limiting drone strikes during talks with Taliban Negotiators for Pakistan's government and the Taliban met for more than three hours yesterday in the first round of talks aimed at ending the militants' bloody seven-year insurgency. The two sides gathered in Islamabad for a preliminary meeting likely to chart a "roadmap" ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1422168/pakistan-government-taliban-begin-talks
  8. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Senior Haqqani militant leader shot dead in Islamabad

    Posted Nov 12th 2013, 03:44am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Islamabad Senior al-Qaeda fundraiser shot dead Gunmen on the outskirts of Islamabad shot dead a senior leader of one of the most feared al-Qaeda-linked militant groups ... intelligence agency of supporting the Haqqani network as a key proxy in the Afghan war- an allegation denied by Islamabad. No one has yet claimed responsibility for the killing, but it will probably ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1353938/senior-haqqani-militant-leader-shot-dead-islamabad
  9. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani police snipers shoot gunman during Islamabad stand-off

    Posted Aug 17th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Islamabad TV viewers see police snipers take action after man fires on politician who tried to disarm him Gunman shot during Islamabad stand-off Pakistani police snipers shot and seriously wounded a gunman who was tackled live on television by a politician during a dramatic stand-off close to Islamabad's high-security political quarter. The man, who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1297329/pakistani-police-snipers-shoot-gunman-during-islamabad-stand
  10. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Cleric Tahirul Qadri leads thousands of protesters towards Islamabad

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Islamabad Thousands join march for reform Thousands of Pakistanis crammed into hundreds of vehicles streamed towards Islamabad yesterday in a protest march led ... conference in Kharian, 140km south of Islamabad, the capital. "Come out of your homes to save Pakistan, save the future of your children, save your religion," he said. Additional reporting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1128071/cleric-tahirul-qadri-leads-thousands-protesters-towards-islamabad

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