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  1. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistans’s army chief prevented coup against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 10:42pm by Reuters

    ... Islamabad. Thousands of protesters had just tried to storm Sharif's residence. The tanks aren’t going to come rolling in. This army believes in compromise SECURITY SOURCE At the tense, four-hour ... declined to be named due to the sensitivity of discussing the inner workings of the military, said at least five generals had been pushing for weeks for the army to take a more "active ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1588096/pakistanss-army-chief-prevented-coup-against-prime-minister-nawaz-sharif
  2. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    23 drown at Karachi beaches as Pakistani bathers defy ban to celebrate Eid

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 11:32am by Associated Press and Agence France-Presse in Islamabad

    ... and friends to swim back to the shore. My brother returned but my two friends were still swimming as the waves got bigger I lost sight of them. “I waited for around three hours but they didn’t ... and a helicopter, as well as civil authorities. Thousands of residents regularly throng Karachi’s beaches on public holidays, with few public parks for picnics. But safety standards are very low ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1564054/23-drown-karachi-beaches-pakistani-bathers-defy-ban-celebrate-eid
  3. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Factory fires kill more than 300 in Karachi and Lahore

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... industrial safety standards, officials said yesterday. At least 280 people died at a garment factory in Karachi, in the worst blaze in decades to hit Pakistan's biggest city, just hours after 21 ... Agence France-Presse in Karachi Double disaster in Pakistan's two largest cities prompts calls for an overhaul of poor industrial safety standards and construction techniques Factory ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1035257/factory-fires-kill-more-300-karachi-and-lahore
  4. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Bomb on Pakistan passenger train kills at least six

    Posted Oct 21st 2013, 02:30pm by AFP

    ... in the area said that the train service had been suspended as the blast has damaged the railway track. Javed Ahmad, another railway official said that work to clear the track would take hours ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1336513/bomb-pakistan-passenger-train-kills-least-six
  5. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    New Pakistani PM Sharif tells US to halt drone strikes

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... when a US drone fired three missiles at a house in northwestern Pakistan, hours after the country's new prime minister announced his cabinet. During his campaign, Sharif often criticised ... with Afghanistan. The identities of the victims were not immediately known, but an intelligence official, speaking on condition of anonymity, described them as militants. Hours before the strike, Sharif ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1256657/new-pakistani-pm-sharif-tells-us-halt-drone-strikes
  6. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Suicide attack kills up to 38 at Pakistan police funeral

    Posted Aug 08th 2013, 08:48pm by AFP

    ... government. The bomber struck as officers gathered to pay their respects to a colleague who had been shot dead only hours before in Quetta, capital of the troubled province of Baluchistan. Fayaz ... in the killing and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif sought to ease tensions Thursday by urging both sides to work swiftly to shore up a 10-year ceasefire. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1295313/suicide-attack-kills-38-pakistan-funeral
  7. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan coal mine accident kills eight

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 05:24pm by AFP

    ... when 200 miners were working more than 600 metres underground. Pakistani mines are notorious for poor safety standards and ventilation. At least 43 workers were killed in March 2011 when ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1137944/pakistan-coal-mine-accident-kills-eight
  8. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    US drone kills Pakistan Taliban deputy commander

    Posted May 29th 2013, 03:48pm by AFP

    ... of Miranshah, the region’s administrative town. They said seven people were killed and four wounded. Foreign ministry denounces drones “Tribesmen started rescue work an hour after the attack ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1248978/us-drone-strike-kills-six-pakistan
  9. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    India demands justice after ‘spy’ dies in Pakistan

    Posted May 02nd 2013, 02:37pm by AFP

    ... charged with murder as New Delhi demanded justice. Sarabjit Singh, who was sentenced 16 years ago over deadly bombings, died in the early hours as a result of the savage assault in Lahore’s Kot ... available and the medical staff at Jinnah Hospital had been working round the clock... to save his life,” the foreign ministry said. The government provided “all assistance” to Singh’s family ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1228358/india-demands-justice-after-spy-dies-pakistan
  10. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan survivors scour homes after quake kills 41

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 02:53pm by AFP

    ... seconds houses razed to the ground. It was like doomsday,” he said in Dalbandin, after travelling for five and a half hours by taxi for help. Baluchistan, an inaccessible province bordering Iran ... strains in relations with Pakistan, US Secretary of State John Kerry offered condolences and assistance with relief work. Disaster relief contributed to an earlier thaw in relations between ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1216744/us-offers-aid-iran-quake-kills-40-pakistan

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