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  1. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Taliban got new haircuts to elude Pakistani military

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 04:24am by AFP

    ... in their fight to install an austere sharia regime in Pakistan and publicly professed contempt for the West, in North Waziristan they indulged themselves with fancy imported goods. Hikmatullah Khan, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1548164/taliban-got-new-haircuts-elude-pakistani-military
  2. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Taliban warns foreign companies to leave Pakistan, amid army offensive

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 10:45pm by AFP

    ... declared a state of emergency in all hospitals, provincial health minister Shahram Khan Tarakai said. Pakistani air force jets have been pounding suspected militant hideouts since Sunday and have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1534285/taliban-warns-foreign-companies-leave-pakistan-amid-army-offensive
  3. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif vows to keep fighting Pakistani Taliban

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

    ... attacked the country's biggest international airport. Public opinion in Pakistan is shifting in favour of stronger action against fighters who were previously seen locally as more of a threat ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1535198/prime-minister-nawaz-sharif-vows-keep-fighting-pakistani-taliban
  4. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani mosque named after killer of politician to double in size

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

    ... police bodyguard who in 2011 murdered Salaman Taseer, the governor of Punjab province whom he was supposed to be protecting. Taseer had incurred public wrath by voicing support for Aasia Bibi, ...

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

    Polio vaccination drive starts in Pakistan's troubled northwest

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 06:08am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Peshawar, Pakistan Anti-polio drive starts in Peshawar Pakistani health teams will today launch a drive to vaccinate some 750,000 children in the troubled ... The World Health Organisation has warned that Peshawar is the world's largest "reservoir" of polio. "At least 750,000 children will be administered the vaccine in Peshawar ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1460559/polio-vaccination-drive-starts-pakistans-troubled-northwest
  6. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Failure to pay for electricity leaves Pakistani towns in the dark

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

    ... led by prime minister Nawaz Sharif. The party won a landslide victory last May on the back of public anger over the electricity crisis. It hopes to go to the polls in 2018 with the boast ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1489699/failure-pay-electricity-leaves-pakistani-towns-dark
  7. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani man held for cannibalism after baby's head is found in home

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 10:28pm by AFP

    ... in Pakistan's penal code, so they have been charged with desecrating a dead body and public-order offences. In the earlier case, police found the body of a 24-year-old woman, who had recently died ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1483267/pakistani-man-held-cannibalism-after-babys-head-found-home
  8. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Death sentence in Pakistan for Briton who claimed to be a prophet

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 11:28pm by AFP

    ... Rawalpindi's Adiala Jail, where Asghar is being held, rejected defence claims that the 65-year-old has mental health problems. "Asghar claimed to be a prophet even inside the court. He confessed ... of blasphemy can provoke a violent public response. There have been several cases where mobs have attacked mentally ill people who have made supposedly blasphemous claims. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1412787/death-sentence-pakistan-briton-who-claimed-be-prophet
  9. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani policeman and train passengers killed in separate bombing attacks

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 08:51pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... vaccination campaigns as a cover for espionage, and there are also long-running rumours about polio drops causing infertility. More than 40 people including health workers and police officials ... whooping cough, measles and hepatitis. Pakistan is one of only three countries in the world where polio is still endemic, along with Afghanistan and Nigeria. According to the World Health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1429081/pakistani-policeman-and-train-passengers-killed-separate-bombing-attacks
  10. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan’s Musharraf arrives at court for first ‘treason’ hearing

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 04:57pm by AFP

    ... and health problems that saw him complain of a heart ailment. His defence lawyer Anwar Mansoor argued on Tuesday that judge Faisal Arab had not responded to a challenge to the court’s ability to try ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1430301/pakistans-musharraf-arrives-court-first-time

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