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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

    ... but remained vague and could be used to stifle peaceful protests. The government introduced the legislation in a bid to curb the violence and instability blighting Pakistan. ...

  2. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan army launch ground offensive against Taliban in North Waziristan

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 06:47pm by AFP

    ... Khan since the offensive began in mid-June. The exodus has created a huge humanitarian challenge for Pakistan, and there have been complaints and protests at the slow delivery of aid in Bannu. ...

  3. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Passenger killed as gunmen open fire on jet landing in Pakistan

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 03:22pm

    ... of Bannu, where police and troops were forced to fire warning shots on Tuesday to quell a protest over food shortages. The UN said on Tuesday that up to half a million people could be displaced ...

  4. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Exiled MQM leader Altaf Hussain arrested on money-laundering charge

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Karachi Money-laundering charge leads to large protests and unrest in MQM chief's Karachi powerbase Exiled party leader arrested in London The powerful exiled ... to a telephone. A few hours later, the MQM announced a major protest and said they would block the city's main MA Jinnah thoroughfare until Hussain's release. "Everyone should come ...

  5. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Anti US drone protesters in Pakistan block Nato supply routes

    Posted Nov 24th 2013, 06:38am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Peshawar Drone protesters block Nato routes Thousands of people protesting US drone strikes blocked a road in northwest Pakistan yesterday used to truck Nato troop supplies and equipment in and out of Afghanistan, the latest sign of rising tension caused by the attacks. The protest, led by Pakistani politician and cricket star Imran Khan, had more symbolic ...

  6. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan summons US envoy in protest at killing of Taliban leader

    Posted Nov 03rd 2013, 07:02am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Dera Ismail Khan Islamabad summons American ambassador, saying drone attack that killed leader of militant group scuttles efforts to launch peace talks Pakistan blasts U.S. over Taliban strike The Pakistani government summoned the US ambassador yesterday to protest at the drone strike that killed the leader of the Pakistani Taliban. The interior minister denounced ...

  7. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Failure to pay for electricity leaves Pakistani towns in the dark

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:37am by The Guardian

    ... already been protests, with residents across KP blocking roads. On Wednesday, protesters in the frontier town of Tank burnt tyres, held a "mock funeral" for the chief minister of KP ...

  8. 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 by a Pakistani-Canadian cleric demanding electoral reform. Tahirul Qadri claimed one million people were taking part in the rally but some witnesses put the number at 20,000 to 30,000, far short of the 100,000 he ...

  9. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Family of Pakistani baby charged with attempted murder goes into hiding

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 11:04pm by GDN

    ... stones. Residents maintain there was only a peaceful protest. "There were only women in the houses at daytime and they resisted this discontinuing of supply," Yasin said. "Later, we ...

  10. News - World - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani protesters clash with police, 1 killed

    Posted Sep 17th 2012, 06:06pm by Associated Press in Timergarah, Pakistan

    ... Associated Press in Timergarah, Pakistan Hundreds of people protesting against an anti-Islam video have set fire to a press club and a government office in northwest Pakistan, sparking clashes with police that killed one demonstrator. Police official Mukhtar Ahmad says the protesters first attacked the press club in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province’s Upper Dir district on Monday, ...




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