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  1. 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light for abuse, says rights group A tough anti-terror law gives a "green light for abusing suspects" and should be withdrawn, ... nuclear-armed country has wrestled for years with home-grown Islamist militants, but its slow and at times dysfunctional legal system has struggled to cope with the challenge. The new law doubles ...

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

    ... for the supremacy of constitution and law in Pakistan will continue with full determination NAWAZ SHARIF Thousands of Khan and Qadri followers have been camped outside parliament since August 15 demanding ... by these things," he said. "The journey for the supremacy of constitution and law in Pakistan will continue with full determination and God willing there will not be any interruption in it." He ...

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

    Pakistani protesters clash with police as soldiers secure state broadcaster

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 06:10pm by Reuters

    ... imposing a curfew or even martial law. Alternatively it could side with the protesters and put pressure on Sharif to resign, in which case an interim government would have be put in place and early ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1583048/pakistani-protesters-clash-police-soldiers-secure-state-tv
  4. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani lawmakers to resign in bid to force Nawaz Sharif out

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

    ... a negotiated end to the stand-off. "We are against any move which can derail democracy. We want to resolve all the matters within the framework of law and constitution," he said. ...

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

    ... killed. There were men, women, boys and girls. Those seven men who died were never involved in militancy." Noor Wali Khan, 27, a truck driver, lost his mother and two-sisters-in-law when his ...

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

    Pakistani father cuts the throats of daughter and man she married for love

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:51am by Reuters

    ... not collect centralised statistics and has no strategy to combat the killings. Pakistani law means that even if a woman's killer is convicted, her family can forgive them. Many families simply ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1542567/pakistani-father-cuts-throats-daughter-and-man-she-married-love
  7. 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," ... 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

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

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

    ... casts a spotlight on Pakistan’s controversial blood-money laws which allow relatives of homicide victims to forgive their perpetrators – who, in cases such as this, are often also family ... not respond to further calls. Before signing off, Iqbal, a farmer, said he had been receiving death threats from his in-laws, and said he did not believe police were actively pursuing his wife’s ...

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

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

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

    ... his press office said in a statement, adding that a “totally unacceptable” crime had to be dealt with promptly by law. “I am directing the chief minister to take immediate action and a report ...

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

    Pakistani mosque named after killer of politician to double in size

    Posted May 01st 2014, 10:31pm by GDN

    ... blasphemy laws is proving so popular it is raising funds to double its capacity. The modest concrete building in the scruffy suburb of the Pakistani capital is named after Mumtaz Qadri, a former ... Pakistan's blasphemy legislation as a "black law". ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1501994/pakistani-mosque-named-after-killer-politician-double-size

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