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  1. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Drought and disease afflict desert region of Pakistan

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Mithi Experts warn of further disaster in poverty-hit area with 40 per cent Hindu population struck by lack of rainfall and death of livestock Drought, disease hit desert region As the death toll from the latest outbreak of poverty-driven diseases in Pakistan's Thar desert nears 100 children, experts are warning that corruption and a dysfunctional ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani separatist militants blow up three gas pipelines

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 03:45pm by Reuters

    ... Pakistan’s poorest and biggest province. They accuse the federal government of looting the province’s rich mineral resources and leaving its people to live in poverty. Human rights groups have ...

  4. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Hunger for Western food and fashion grows in Pakistan

    Posted Mar 04th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Karachi Pakistanis embrace American fast-food and foreign labels despite poverty, sectarian violence Growing yen for West's products American fast-food ... may have nosedived, a third of the population may live in poverty and sectarian violence may be at a record high, but remarkably, consumer spending is up among a resilient elite fond ...

  5. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Shot schoolgirl Malala inspires Pakistani students

    Posted Oct 26th 2012, 03:20pm by Agence France-Presse in Peshawar

    ... undermined by poverty and under attack from Islamist militants. The 15-year-old is recovering in a British hospital after the Pakistani Taliban shot her in the head in a cold-blooded murder attempt ... and Baluchistan provinces. In Kohistan district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa just six per cent of students are girls, and in Baluchistan’s Dera Bugti the figure falls to one per cent. Poverty is also a factor. ...

  6. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan court orders Musharraf’s arrest

    Posted Apr 18th 2013, 02:17pm by AFP

    ... that he alone could “save” the country from poverty and insecurity. Musharraf has been in and out of courts in Karachi, Islamabad and Rawalpindi since his return home but judges have always ...

  7. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan recovers 12 bodies buried under landslides

    Posted Dec 01st 2012, 07:44pm by Agence France-Presse in Islamabad

    ... remain buried. That tragedy renewed debate about how much sense it made for a country where millions live below the poverty line to maintain outposts in Siachen, dubbed “the world’s highest ...

  8. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Thousands sign Nobel petition for Pakistan’s Malala

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 09:32pm by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... premier Brown said the international community was ready to support Pakistan in its efforts to tackle poverty and ensure all children could go to school. Malala on Friday thanked her global ...

  9. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

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

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

    ... "We do not accept politics where nothing is done to alleviate poverty, where there is kidnapping, where millions have no water, gas and electricity," he told a crowd three weeks ago. ...

  10. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    2012 deadliest year in Karachi for two decades

    Posted Jan 07th 2013, 02:54pm by AFP

    ... cocktail – gang warfare, land grabs, drugs, Islamist extremism, political rivalries, ethnic tensions, extreme poverty and a mushrooming population owing to migration. Police insist killings related ...




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