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  1. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Karachi's thirst for water unquenched

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 03:59am by AP

    ... Baluchistan province. But in recent years, drought has hurt the city's supply. Misbah Fareed, a senior official with the Karachi Water and Sewerage Board that runs the city's water supplies, ... to take more water from the river, it would take a minimum of four years to build. But analysts say supply is not the only problem. Farhan Anwar, who runs an organisation called Sustainable ...

  2. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Taliban got new haircuts to elude Pakistani military

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bannu Taliban get a haircut and run from Pakistani assault Hundreds of Taliban fighters rushed to disguise themselves with new haircuts in the weeks before a Pakistani army assault, it has emerged, as shopkeepers revealed details of their taste for imported luxuries. Azam Khan was one of the top barbers in Miranshah, North Waziristan, until he, like ...

  3. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Ex-spy Hamid Gul says Abdullah is the key to peace in Afghanistan

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 10:51pm by AFP

    ... into the thinking of the country's military establishment. As Afghanistan prepares for a run-off election on Saturday between Abdullah and his rival Ashraf Ghani, Pakistan, which backed the Taliban ... security agreement with the United States was not enacted. In an interview at his Rawalpindi home, Gul said Abdullah's past as a resistance fighter together with his shrewd choices of running ...

  4. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani government appeals against lifting of travel ban on Pervez Musharraf

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:20pm by AFP

    ... that would ease tensions at a time when the country is fighting a resurgent Taliban. Musharraf has been staying with his daughter in Karachi since April, where he travelled for tests at a navy-run ...

  5. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani Taliban fighters who stormed Karachi airport were prepared for a drawn-out siege

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 01:15am by Reuters

    ... for a long siege. The official said all the attackers were wearing similar running shoes- a trademark feature of Taliban insurgents. "It would have been much more disastrous if the militants had ...

  6. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Musharraf disqualified from running in Pakistan elections

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Islamabad Ex-leader disqualified from parliamentary elections after being approved to run in northern constituency Musharraf's candidacy for poll thrown out ... on March 24, applied to run for parliament in four seats but was rejected immediately from all but the northern district of Chitral, close to the border with Afghanistan. Lawyers appealed against ...

  7. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan's Pervez Musharraf gets approval to run for parliament

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 05:34pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... years after seizing power in a bloodless coup in 1999, returned to Pakistan from four years in self-imposed exile on March 24, vowing to run for the May 11 poll in four constituencies. ...

  8. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Lawyer forced to stop helping Pakistani doctor who aided CIA

    Posted May 12th 2014, 03:05am by AP

    ... Afridi is widely believed to have been targeted by Pakistani authorities for running the vaccination programme that collected DNA to try to verify bin Laden's presence in Abbottabad. US ...

  9. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Huge blast in Pakistan vegetable market threatens talks with Taliban

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 05:20pm by AFP

    ... flying in the air," said one of the fruit traders, Afzal Khan. "People were dying. People were crying. People were running." Pakistani Taliban spokesman Shahidullah Shahid said ...

  10. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan’s Pervez Musharraf pleads not guilty to 5 counts of treason

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 10:21pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Islamabad Former military strongman faces death penalty as judiciary begins to assert its independence Musharraf pleads not guilty to five counts of treason Former president Pervez Musharraf yesterday pleaded not guilty to five counts of treason, in the latest chapter of a long-running drama between the country's increasingly assertive judiciary and its former ...




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