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  1. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani protesters clash with police as soldiers secure state broadcaster

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 06:10pm by Reuters

    ... escorted protesters out and placed the building under their protection. There were no signs of violence and the protesters were seen leaving the building peacefully. The station later came back ... not directly intervened, apart from talking to the protagonists and calling on them to show restraint. If the protests get out of control and there is major violence, the army could step in decisively, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1583048/pakistani-protesters-clash-police-soldiers-secure-state-tv
  2. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan government seeks talks as clashes with opposition supporters leave hundreds injured

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 04:23am by AFP

    ... the military to intervene," he said. Zaidi also dismissed claims by the protest groups that they had not initiated the violence. "You cannot build up emotions nationwide, but particularly ... this violence," he said. The protest leaders have drawn thousands to the streets of Islamabad, but their call has not mobilised mass support in a country of 180 million people. But many of the protesters ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1582466/pakistan-government-seeks-talks-clashes-opposition-supporters-leave
  3. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Islamabad braced for huge Imran Khan-led protest against Sharif

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 09:41pm by GDN

    ... then there is going to be violence IMRAN KHAN, OPPOSITION POLITICIAN Sharif's thumping parliamentary majority sparked a rare outbreak of optimism among Pakistan watchers who dared to hope ... "If they try to stop peaceful protest then there is going to be violence." Sharif's power has also been challenged in the prime minister's home city of Lahore, the capital ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1571528/islamabad-braced-huge-imran-khan-led-protest-against-sharif
  4. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani lawmakers to resign in bid to force Nawaz Sharif out

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 09:20pm by AFP

    ... and plagued with militant violence and criminal gangs. Khan accuses Sharif of rigging elections last year. Sharif won a landslide victory in the first democratic transfer of power in the coup-plagued ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1576168/pakistani-lawmakers-resign-bid-force-nawaz-sharif-out
  5. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Clashes in Pakistan after shots fired at opposition leader Imran Khan

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 04:43pm

    ... the nuclear-armed nation of 180 million is fighting an offensive against Pakistani Taliban militants and the influence of anti-Western and sectarian groups is growing. In the latest violence, 10 militants ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1574222/clashes-pakistan-after-shots-fired-opposition-leader-imran-khan
  6. 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 is regularly wracked by political and ethnic violence.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1564054/23-drown-karachi-beaches-pakistani-bathers-defy-ban-celebrate-eid
  7. 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
  8. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Civilian deaths in anti-Taliban air raid stoke anger in Pakistan's lawless northwest

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 11:27pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bannu Villagers in Pakistan's lawless northwest mourn women and children killed in war on militants Anger at civilian deaths amid raid on Taliban hideout When Pakistani air force jets rained down missiles on a village in the country's violence-wracked northwest last week, it was described as yet another victory over Taliban insurgents in an ongoing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1557287/civilian-deaths-anti-taliban-air-raid-stoke-anger-pakistans-lawless
  9. 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
  10. 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

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