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  1. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

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

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

    ... attack. More than 400 injured, including dozens of women and a handful of children, were rushed to the city's two major hospitals. At least 79 police were among the wounded. The crisis took ... [outside parliament], for 17 days- you cannot say, 'I want my tigers in the front and my women in the back'- you cannot be in attack formation and then claim you had no role in fomenting ...

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

    Pakistan's first women-only bus service gets mixed reviews

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 06:02am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Rawalpindi, Pakistan Pakistani commuters welcome freedom from harassment, but some point to deeper problems Women-only bus service has mixed reviews At 7.15am ... this was Pakistan's first commuter bus solely for women, aimed at those sick of wandering hands and unwanted attention on regular services. Some see it as a welcome respite, but detractors warn ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1443900/pakistans-first-women-only-bus-service-gets-mixed-reviews
  3. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Karachi's thirst for water unquenched

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 03:59am by AP

    ... to spend more money or walk further and further to get water. One elderly resident, Aisha Saleem, said even the little water they get from the water board was salty. "Women and kids have to go ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1580399/karachis-thirst-water-unquenched
  4. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Suicide attacker kills four women in northwest Pakistan

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 12:33pm by Associated Press

    ... women, police said. It was not clear if the attacker set the vest off deliberately. He had run into the home of the elder, Jan Mohammad Afridi, in the city’s Chamkani area, after local residents ... set off the explosives. Shah said half of Afridi’s house was completely destroyed in the blast and that four bodies of women were recovered from the rubble. He said five others in the house, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1425922/suicide-attacker-kills-four-women-northwest-pakistan
  5. 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

    ... than a metre long. Brigades of men and women in fluorescent jackets had gas masks, swimming goggles and bottles of water. "We are here to disarm the gas shells," explained one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1574936/60000-protesters-fill-rain-soaked-streets-push-pakistan-pms-resignation
  6. 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 ... military offensive. Now an account has emerged of the killing of dozens of women and children, sparking anger over rising civilian casualties and fears that a fresh generation of radicals is being ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1557287/civilian-deaths-anti-taliban-air-raid-stoke-anger-pakistans-lawless
  7. 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

    ... with the few lifeguards on duty often unable to exert any authority. Despite the deaths, hundreds of families including women and children continued to arrive at the Clifton Beach on Thursday, as some ... to allow them to swim in the sea,” said Fahad Ali, a police official deployed at the beach. “These people have come with their family members, there are women and children and you can see kids ...

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

    Pakistan's male-dominated air force gives women a fighting chance

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters at Mushaf Air Base The challenges of fighting the Taliban change military attitudes towards females in combat Male-run air force gives women a fighting chance With an olive green ... Bahawalpur city, is one of 19 women who have become pilots in the Pakistan Air Force over the last decade. They include five other female fighter pilots, but they have yet to take the final tests ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1260225/pakistans-male-dominated-air-force-gives-women-fighting-chance
  9. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan helicopters pound rebels as 150,000 civilians flee tribal areas

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 04:45pm by Agence France-Presse in Bannu, Pakistan

    ... Registration points and camps have been set up to deal with the influx of people in Bannu, but many prefer to travel on to stay with relatives in other areas. Thousands of people including women and children were seen travelling to Bannu by foot on Friday morning. Women were sitting along the roadsides as vehicles and passenger vans kept moving at a snail’s pace in long queues. So far ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1536944/pakistan-helicopters-pound-rebels-150000-civilians-flee-tribal-areas
  10. 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 ... is an overwhelmingly Muslim nation, and the majority of its citizens long have been fairly conservative. Arranged marriages are the norm among conservative Pakistanis, and hundreds of women are murdered every ...

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

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