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  1. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    23 drown at Karachi beaches as Pakistani bathers defy ban to celebrate Eid

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 11:32am by Associated Press and Agence France-Presse in Islamabad

    ... and is regularly wracked by political and ethnic violence.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1564054/23-drown-karachi-beaches-pakistani-bathers-defy-ban-celebrate-eid
  2. 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

    ... Almost 500 "militants" are said to have been killed in the campaign, which has been enthusiastically backed by political parties and media, who see it as a means of tackling ...

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

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

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

    ... could be used to suppress peaceful political opposition and criticism of government policy. "This vague and over-broad counterterrorism law gives a green light for abusing suspects ... 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
  4. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

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

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Lahore 8 killed as police clash with backers of cleric Eight people were killed yesterday when Pakistani riot police armed with assault rifles clashed with followers of a prominent preacher and anti-government critic in the eastern city of Lahore. The clash, a rare act of political violence in Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's home city, involved ...

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

    Exiled MQM leader Altaf Hussain arrested on money-laundering charge

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 04:20am by AFP

    ... heart but is frequently rocked by ethnic, sectarian and militant violence and has one of the world's highest murder rates. Unlike Pakistan's other major political leaders who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1524917/exiled-mqm-leader-altaf-hussain-arrested-money-laundering-charge
  6. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Malala Yousafzai eyes politics to ‘change the future’ of Pakistan

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 05:12pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot by the Taliban last year for campaigning for girls’ education, said on Monday she hoped to become a politician to “change the future of my country”. The 16-year-old, whose cont ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1326452/malala-yousafzai-eyes-politics-change-future-pakistan
  7. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani cleric Tahirul Qadri tests political voice in million-man march

    Posted Jan 14th 2013, 12:00am by MCT

    ... argues that the authority to appoint the caretaker administration should be widened to include non-political institutions such as the military. That has led to speculation that Pakistan's ... but his own. But in the highly charged atmosphere of Pakistani politics, not everyone takes what Qadri says at face value. "This whole charade of a million-people march and a sit-in like ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1127347/pakistani-cleric-tahirul-qadri-tests-political-voice-million-man-march
  8. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Suicide bomber kills nine at Pakistan political rally

    Posted Dec 23rd 2012, 10:11am by Associated Press

    ... Associated Press A suicide bomber in Pakistan killed nine people including a provincial government official at a political rally held Saturday by a party that has opposed the Taliban, officials said. The rally in Peshawar, the capital of northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, was held by the Awami National Party, whose members have been repeatedly targeted by the Taliban. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1111351/suicide-bomber-kills-nine-pakistan-political-rally
  9. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Drought and disease afflict desert region of Pakistan

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 05:13am by AFP

    ... political system make a repeat of the disaster almost inevitable. The desert region in Tharparkar, one of Pakistan's poorest districts, spreads over nearly 20,000 square kilometres ... the region has long been ignored by Karachi, the provincial capital, because it is not considered an important constituency politically. According to the last census, Hindus make up 40 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1449603/drought-and-disease-afflict-desert-region-pakistan
  10. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Musharraf in real danger, aide says after bid to blow up his car

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 10:50pm by AFP

    ... of prisoners. The political agent of South Waziristan, the highest government official in the northwestern tribal region, confirmed the government had started releasing non-combatant prisoners to boost ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1464227/musharraf-real-danger-aide-says-after-bid-blow-his-car

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