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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. ...

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

    8 killed in Lahore as Pakistani police clash with backers of popular cleric

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

    ... with followers of a prominent preacher and anti-government critic in the eastern city of Lahore. The clash, a rare act of political violence in Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's home city, involved ... killed and 97 others including 28 policemen were wounded. He demanded a probe into the violence and offered to resign if he was found culpable. "I am deeply saddened over the killings ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1535199/8-killed-lahore-pakistani-police-clash-backers-popular-cleric
  3. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Exiled MQM leader Altaf Hussain arrested on money-laundering charge

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

    ... for his release. The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has its power base in the violence-wracked city, Pakistan's largest, which it controls with an iron fist. Hussain's arrest, confirmed ... heart but is frequently rocked by ethnic, sectarian and militant violence and has one of the world's highest murder rates. Unlike Pakistan's other major political leaders who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1524917/exiled-mqm-leader-altaf-hussain-arrested-money-laundering-charge
  4. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani man admits killing first wife to marry bride murdered in honour killing

    Posted May 30th 2014, 10:27am by AFP

    ... States today branded the incident “heinous”, with State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki denouncing “unjustifiable acts against women around the world, especially ¡§violence that occurs ... Pakistan has one of the highest rates of violence against women globally. The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, a private group, said in a report last month that some 869 women were murdered ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1521746/husband-pakistani-woman-stoned-death-honour-killing-killed-his-first-wife
  5. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    UN chief condemns ‘escalating’ violence in Pakistan

    Posted Dec 31st 2012, 11:10am by Agence France-Presse at the United Nations

    ... Agence France-Presse at the United Nations UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon said on Sunday he was “appalled by the escalating terrorist violence in Pakistan,” after 19 Shiite pilgrims died ... cruel acts of violence cannot be justified by any cause or grievance,” the statement emphasised, saying the perpetrators “should be brought to justice.” Ban assured Pakistan’s government and its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1116481/un-chief-condemns-escalating-violence-pakistan
  6. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan PM demands probe into ‘honour killing’ of pregnant woman

    Posted May 29th 2014, 09:15pm by Reuters

    ... that police did nothing during the 15 minutes the violence lasted outside Lahore High Court. “I begged them to help us but they said, this is not our duty,” Muhammed Iqbal told Reuters. “I took off my ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1521362/pakistan-pm-demands-probe-honour-killing-pregnant-woman
  7. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Suicide bomber kills 19 at Pakistan mosques

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 06:13pm by AFP

    ... for sectarian violence against minority Shiites. “It was a suicide attack which targeted Shiites but Sunni Muslims also fell victim since their mosque and some shops were also very close to the site,” ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1141222/suicide-bomber-kills-19-pakistan-mosques
  8. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Huge blast in Pakistan vegetable market threatens talks with Taliban

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

    ... talks A bomb tore through a bustling fruit and vegetable market in Islamabad yesterday, killing at least 20 people, police said, in the latest violence to hit government peace talks ... tries to negotiate an end to the Pakistani Taliban's campaign of violence. Talks began between government and Taliban in February, but more than 160 people have been killed in attacks since ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1471553/bomb-kills-20-injures-70-market-near-islamabad
  9. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Karachi gang members kill 15 passers-by in attack outside market

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 09:46pm by AP

    ... said supporters of a gang leader killed overnight in a shoot-out with police were behind the violence. Television footage from the scene showed ambulances taking the wounded to hospitals ... operations by the paramilitaries and police result in days of armed clashes, disrupting civilian life but not ending the violence, the report said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1448019/karachi-gang-members-kill-15-passers-attack-outside-market
  10. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani Taliban declare a one-month ceasefire to revive peace talks

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 05:49am by Reuters

    ... Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's government and impose sharia law. Attacks have been on the rise since Sharif came to power in May, promising a negotiated end to violence. Senior Taliban ... However, violence earlier yesterday showed how difficult it could be for the Taliban to enforce a ceasefire, let alone for the two sides to forge a peace deal. Militants killed 12 members ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1438310/pakistani-taliban-declare-one-month-ceasefire-revive-peace-talks

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