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31st Aug 2013

Pakistan: 141 Nato containers/tankers looted torched, says Balochistan home ministry

QUETTA, (The News): Balochistan home ministry said that a total of 141 Nato containers and tankers were looted, torched, seven persons were killed and more than a dozen persons wounded, while unofficial sources claimed that the number of incidents of … Continued

Pakistan: Four killed in US drone strike in North Waziristan
31st Aug 2013

Pakistan: Four killed in US drone strike in North Waziristan

PESHAWAR, (The News, Agencies) : At least four persons were killed in a suspected drone strike that targeted a house in North Waziristan on Saturday, Geo News reported.   According to security officials, a drone fired two missiles at a … Continued

31st Aug 2013

Pakistan: Three children found chained in ex-minister’s house

  [Shahida and her sister are undergoing treatment at the Jinnah Hospital. - Photo by White Star.] By Asif Chaudhry LAHORE, (Dawn): Police arrested on Friday a former federal minister belonging to the PML-Q, Liaquat Abbas Bhatti, shortly after recovering from … Continued

29th Aug 2013

Pakistan: Karachi law and order: Supreme Court expresses dissatisfaction over govt report

[Supreme Court of Pakistan] KARACHI, (The News): A five-member larger bench of the Supreme Court of Pakistan headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has resumed hearing the Karachi law and order case here today (Thursday), Geo News reported.   … Continued

Pakistan: Several villages submerged in Nowshero Feroz
28th Aug 2013

Pakistan: Several villages submerged in Nowshero Feroz

  KOTRI, (The News): Water level in River Indus in Kotri has been increasing and many houses were damaged after overflow in the river on Tuesday.   Water level at the Kotri Barrage was recorded 289000 cusecs while the water … Continued

28th Aug 2013

Pakistan: Seven killed and three injured in Karachi violence

[File photo] KARACHI, (Dawn): Seven people were killed and three others injured Wednesday in different incidents of violence in Karachi, DawnNews reported. Two bodies were found in the city’s Rexer Lines and the Mewa Shah graveyard. Both the victims had … Continued

Pakistan: Dyke breaches: Villages inundated in Vehari, Uch Sharif
27th Aug 2013

Pakistan: Dyke breaches: Villages inundated in Vehari, Uch Sharif

  KARACHI, (The News): Several villages were inundated and crops spreading over hundreds of acres were destroyed following the breaches in dykes in Vehari and Uch Sharif.   According to reports, the floodwater entered schools and houses, forcing people to … Continued

India: Police round up all five accused in gang-rape case
26th Aug 2013

India: Police round up all five accused in gang-rape case

  As the police made their final arrests in the Shakti Mill gang-rape case on Sunday, the photojournalist’s family thanked the public and the media for their support and appealed for privacy. Responding to the media glare, the family said … Continued

25th Aug 2013

Pakistan: 170 villages flooded along Larkana Aqil Agani Loop embankment

LARKANA, (The News): At least 170 villages were submerged with the surge in water pressure at Aqil Agani Loop embankment here, Geo News reported on Sunday.   Following breach in Bakhtiari embankment at Head Panjnad in river Chenab, several areas … Continued

25th Aug 2013

Pakistan: Two civilians killed in fresh Indian firing at LoC

KOTLI, (The News): Two civilians were martyred in fresh unprovoked Indian firing and mortar shelling at Line of Control (LoC) on Sunday, Geo News reported.   According to Assistant Commissioner Nakyal Muhammad Ayud Khan, India resorted to unprovoked firing and … Continued

24th Aug 2013

Pakistan: Nine killed in firing outside seminaries

ISLAMABAD, (Xinhua): At least nine people were killed in two separate incidents of firing outside two seminaries in Pakistan on Friday night, local media reported. Geo TV said that two unknown gunmen riding a motorbike opened fire at the people … Continued

24th Aug 2013

Pakistan: Indefinite curfew imposed in Bhakkar, other districts after sectarian killings

BHAKKAR, (The News): In order to ward off any further violence, a strict indefinite curfew that started from 10:00AM has been clamped on Bhakkar and other restive districts on Saturday as the environment continues to remain hostile after sectarian clashes … Continued

23rd Aug 2013

Pakistan: Bomb leaves civilian, soldier dead in Karachi

KARACHI, (The News): A soldier and a civilian lost their lives in a bomb blast targeting a Pakistan Army truck here in the Korangi No. 5 area on Thursday night.   10 soldiers were also among the nineteen people injured … Continued

22nd Aug 2013

Pakistan: Karachi violence leaves four dead two injured

KARACHI, (The News): The morgues of metropolis continue to receive bullet-riddled  bodies as violent crime never seems to go out of business in Karachi, the financial center of Pakistan, Geo News reported Wednesday night.   At least four people including … Continued

22nd Aug 2013

Pakistan: By-elections: Former counselor gunned down in Lahore

LAHORE, (The News): In an early morning firing incident in the Shahdara area of Lahore, a former counselor and a candidate in the by-elections was killed before the polling could begin Thursday, Geo News reported.   According to the reports, … Continued

22nd Aug 2013

Pakistan: Three militants killed in Wana explosion

[File photo] WANA, (Dawn): Three militants were killed on Thursday when a remote-controlled bomb targeted the vehicle of an extremist commander in Wana, DawnNews reported. According to DawnNews, the bomb targeted the militant commander’s vehicle in Sholam area of Wana … Continued

21st Aug 2013

Pakistan: Musharraf charged with Benazir’s murder

[Former military ruler General (retd) Pervez Musharraf] RAWALPINDI, (AFP and Dawn): Former military ruler General (retd) Pervez Musharraf was indicted on three counts Tuesday in Rawalpindi’s anti-terrorism court (ATC) over the 2007 murder of ex-prime minister Benazir Bhutto. Musharraf was … Continued

19th Aug 2013

Pakistan: 500 villages in Multan, Jhang inundated with floods as India releases more water

[Photo: Jang/The News]   By Intikhab Hanif LAHORE, (Dawn): Over five hundred villages were inundated in Multan, Jhang and Kamoke on Sunday as floods started threatening more regions in Punjab. According to the flood forecasting centre, India has released another … Continued

19th Aug 2013

India: Train runs over 22 persons in Bihar

The Hindu: At least 22 people, mostly Hindu pilgrims, were killed when a train ran them over in Bihar on Monday, police said. The accident occurred when the Rajya Rani Express hit people who were trying to cross railway tracks … Continued

18th Aug 2013

Pakistan: Karachi firing, violent incidents kill 4

KARACHI, (The News): Four persons including one woman were killed in fresh firing and violent incidents in different parts of the city here, Geo News reported Sunday.   Police said that one person’s trussed up body in bag was found … Continued

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