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6th Aug 2013

Pakistan: Gunmen kill 13 passengers in Pakistan’s Balochistan

ISLAMABAD, (Xinhua): Unidentified terrorists shot dead 13 passengers in Pakistan’s restive Balochistan province in an apparent ethnic-motivated attack early Tuesday, police said. The passengers were heading to eastern Punjab province from Balochistan for “Eid” festival when gunmen stopped two buses … Continued

6th Aug 2013

Pakistan: 14 abducted coach passengers slain in Mach

QUETTA, (The News): The bodies of the fourteen coach passengers last night abducted and slain near Mach of District Bolan have been recovered Tuesday morning from the nearby mountains.   Mach Assistant Commissioner, Kashif Nabi told Geo News that some … Continued

5th Aug 2013

Pakistan: Former UK MP Sarwar takes oath as 35th Punjab governor

  LAHORE, (The News): Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar was sworn in as the 35th Governor of Punjab on Monday in a ceremony held at the Governor’s House in Lahore. Chief Justice of the Lahore High Court, Justice Umar Ata Bandial, administered … Continued

4th Aug 2013

Jammu & Kashmir: Two militants,soldier killed in Kupwara

By Shabir Ibn Yusuf   Srinagar, J &K, India, (Greater Kashmir):: Two militants and an [Indian] Army soldier were killed in two different encounters on the Line of Control (LoC) and hinterland in frontier district of Kupwara on Saturday, [Indian] Army … Continued

4th Aug 2013

Nepal: Two killed in elephant attack

KATHMANDU, (Xinhua): Two people were killed when an elephant went on rampage at Haripur-1 in the Sarlahi district of Nepal, locals said on Sunday. The elephant killed Upendra Mahato, 30, and two-and-half-year- old Hiriya Mahato in the district. Upendra had … Continued

Pakistan: 20 killed as heavy rain batters Karachi
4th Aug 2013

Pakistan: 20 killed as heavy rain batters Karachi

KARACHI, (The News): At least 20 people were killed in different parts of Karachi as heavy rain lashed the port city on Saturday.   The heavy downpour caused massive gridlocks in the city, adding to the miseries of the commuters. … Continued

3rd Aug 2013

Pakistan: Shi’a Muslim leader, son, killed in Rahim Yar Khan

By Kashif Zafar BAHAWALPUR, (The Express Tribune): The Shia Council’s Divisional President Sheikh Manzoor Hussain and his younger son Haider Ali were killed as a result of  firing in Rahim Yar Khan on Friday. Hussain was leaving his house in Umar … Continued

3rd Aug 2013

Pakistan:Child electrocuted, 2 injured in rain related incidents in Karachi

KARACHI, (The News): Two persons were injured when the roof of a CNG filling station came down at Nipa intersection while a child was electrocuted in Paposh area due to heavy rainfall that lashed Karachi Saturday morning, Geo News reported. … Continued

Pakistan:At least 13 dead as torrential rain lashes KP
3rd Aug 2013

Pakistan:At least 13 dead as torrential rain lashes KP

[A view of flood water entered into residential area of Hayatabad area due to torrential rains. APP photo]   [Flood water entered into residential area of Hayatabad area due to torrential rains. — Photo by APP] [Residents struggling to block … Continued

3rd Aug 2013

Pakistan: Eight, including five policemen, killed in Karachi violence

File photo KARACHI, (Dawn): At least eight people, including five policemen, were killed in different incidents of violence in Karachi. Unknown motorcycle-riding gunmen opened fire targeting a police mobile deployed for duty at the bridge linking Shah Faisal colony area … Continued

2nd Aug 2013

Pakistan: Contempt of court: Imran Khan gets time till 11:30am to submit revised reply

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) has given Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman, Imran Khan time till 11:30 am to submit his revised reply in the contempt of court case Friday, Geo News reported.   Imran Khan had earlier submitted … Continued

2nd Aug 2013

Pakistan: Flood water plays havoc in Chitral

  CHITRAL: Torrential rains continued lashing parts of Chitral for the second consecutive day, causing flood in Reshan nullah and destroying as many as 120 houses besides washing away 6 bridges and many roads, Geo News reported Friday.   According … Continued

2nd Aug 2013

Pakistan: Two police officers shot dead in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: Two policemen including a Station House Officer (SHO) were killed when unknown gunmen opened fire on a police mobile on late Thursday night.   According to reports, the incident took place in Daudzai area of the provincial capital, in … Continued

1st Aug 2013

Bangladesh: Security forces kill protesters

Human Rights Watch: Bangladeshi security forces have frequently used excessive force in responding to street protests, killing at least 150 protesters and injuring at least 2,000 more since February 2013. While large numbers of protesters have been arrested, the Bangladeshi … Continued

India: Delhi-Amritsar bus plunges into Bhakra canal, 25 feared dead
1st Aug 2013

India: Delhi-Amritsar bus plunges into Bhakra canal, 25 feared dead

[Photo: A crane pulling the bus out from Bhakra Canal at Sondh water works near Sirhind in Fategarh Sahib district on Wednesday. Bharat Bhushan/HT]   By Vishal Rambani and Gupreet Singh Mehak   Sirhind, (Hindustan Times): About 25 people were … Continued

1st Aug 2013

Pakistan: John Kerry opens talks on anti-terror cooperation

ISLAMABAD, (Xinhua): Visiting U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday opened talks in Pakistan on cooperation to effectively fight terrorism. The talks also focused on the controversial drone strikes, enhancing economic cooperation and the role the two sides play … Continued

1st Aug 2013

Pakistan: Rangers vehicle targeted in Manghopir blast, 2 injured

KARACHI, (The News): Two Rangers personnel were injured when a blast hit their vehicle in Manghopir area of Karachi on Wednesday, Geo News reported.   According to Superintendent Police (SP) Orangi Chaudhry Asad, the Rangers mobile was on regular patrol … Continued

31st Jul 2013

Pakistan: US Sec of State Kerry to arrive Wednesday night for talks

ISLAMABAD, (The News): The US Secretary of State Senator John Kerry will arrive late on Wednesday night on a day’s visit to resume the dialogue with the Nawaz Sharif government in Islamabad with officials saying that there was a possibility … Continued

31st Jul 2013

Pakistan: Mobile phone services to be suspended for ‘Yaum-e-Ali’

  ISLAMABAD, (Dawn): Mobile phone services would remain suspended in most cities of the country on Wednesday as part of security arrangements for Yaum-e-Ali being observed today, DawnNews reported. [Yaum-e-Ali is day of commemoration of the martyrdom of Imam Ali] … Continued

30th Jul 2013

India: Six children killed in road mishap in Jaipur

Jaipur, (PTI): At least six school students were killed and 20 injured when their bus collided with a truck in Hanumangarh district Tuesday morning. The bus was on its way to school when the mishap occurred near Goluwala, police said. … Continued

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