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  1. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    More than 20,000 rally in Islamabad, calling for Sharif to resign as PM

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 04:52pm by Reuters

    ... for homes, jobs, cheap energy and water. Former cricket star Imran Khan, who heads the opposition Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf party, was also holding a smaller protest sit-in on an adjacent street. ... by the armed forces, which has a long history of mounting coups. Few people fear a coup, but many officials think the threat of unrest will increase the military's hold over the government. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1574936/60000-protesters-fill-rain-soaked-streets-push-pakistan-pms-resignation
  2. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Clashes in Pakistan after shots fired at opposition leader Imran Khan

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 04:43pm

    ... officials fear the threat of unrest will increase the military’s hold over the government. The military has been frustrated with the government, in particular over the prosecution of former army ... and the government holding out hope for peace talks. The government is also struggling to overcome daily power shortages, high unemployment, and spiralling crime – the legacy of decades of corruption ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1574222/clashes-pakistan-after-shots-fired-opposition-leader-imran-khan
  3. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Passenger killed as gunmen open fire on jet landing in Pakistan

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 03:22pm

    ... Agence France-Presse in Peshawar Police have detained 200 people after a passenger jet came under fire while landing in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar, killing a female passenger and wounding two flight attendants. The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight, landing in Peshawar from Riyadh in Saudi Arabia, came under fire late on Tuesday as it descended ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1540298/passenger-killed-gunmen-open-fire-jet-landing-pakistan
  4. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

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

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

    ... the maximum sentence for terror offences to 20 years and allows security forces to hold suspects for up to 60 days without disclosing their whereabouts or allegations against them. HRW said the law ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1546997/pakistans-new-terror-law-green-light-abuse-says-hrw
  5. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Taliban warns foreign companies to leave Pakistan, amid army offensive

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

    ... Minister Nawaz Sharif defended the operation. "We have decided to make Pakistan as a land of peace. I believe that this operation would be the beginning of an era of peace ... that they should immediately suspend their ongoing matters with Pakistan and prepare to leave Pakistan- otherwise they will be responsible for their own loss," he said. "We hold Nawaz ...

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

    Pakistani father cuts the throats of daughter and man she married for love

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:51am by Reuters

    ... but had not received any. The 19-year-old woman's family came to take her from her husband's family, swearing on the Koran that they would not harm her and would hold a proper wedding ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1542567/pakistani-father-cuts-throats-daughter-and-man-she-married-love
  7. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Foreign Islamist fighters exit tribal zone in Pakistan’s northwest

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 12:32pm by Agence France-Presse in Miranshah

    ... to the military. Government representatives also began holding talks two weeks ago with a grand jirga, or council of elders, warning them to hand over foreigners in the area or face severe consequences. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1531483/foreign-islamist-fighters-exit-tribal-zone-pakistans-northwest
  8. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Chinese tourist abducted by Taliban in northwest Pakistan

    Posted May 20th 2014, 04:13pm by Reuters in Pakistan

    ... Reuters in Pakistan The Pakistani Taliban are holding a Chinese tourist they have kidnapped for ransom according to police sources and senior Taliban commander Abdullah Bahar The Pakistani Taliban have kidnapped a Chinese tourist on a cycling tour of the country, police and Taliban sources said on Tuesday, the latest in a series of abductions aimed at raising money for rival Taliban ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1516158/pakistani-taliban-kidnap-chinese-cyclist
  9. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Taliban and Pakistan government hold first round of peace talks in Islamabad

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 08:21pm by AFP

    ... the Taliban committee for meeting us," Siddiqui added. Maulana Sami-ul-Haq, the Taliban's chief negotiator, said his side would hold discussions with the Taliban leadership and a second ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1422168/pakistan-government-taliban-begin-talks
  10. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Christian sentenced to death for blasphemy in Lahore, Pakistan

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 10:49pm by AP

    ... into holding court sessions inside jails and keeping witnesses from coming to the defence of those on trial. Failure to [try attackers] will … send the message that anyone can commit … abuses DAVID ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1459808/christian-sentenced-death-blasphemy-lahore-pakistan

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