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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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