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Pakistan: Benazir Bhutto murder case prosecutor shot dead
3rd May 2013

Pakistan: Benazir Bhutto murder case prosecutor shot dead

Pakistan’s special prosecutor Chaudhry Zulfiqar Ali, who was shot dead in Rawalpindi, addresses reporters media outside Rawalpindi’s Adiyala prison in February 2011.   Police say a leading Pakistani prosecutor handling the 2007 Benazir Bhutto assassination case has been shot dead while … Continued

2nd May 2013

Bangladesh: 13 more bodies retrieved, death toll now 429

Rescuers pulled out 13 more bodies removing the debris of Rana Plaza in Savar on Thursday raising the death toll to 429 as the salvage operation stepped into ninth straight day. The Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) provided the fresh account … Continued

2nd May 2013

Pakistan: Karachi godown fire under control

KARACHI: Massive fire, which erupted at a cargo godown in Karachi on Wednesday night, has been brought under control after three hours, Geo News reported.   Fire brigade officials said 16 fire tenders including that of Karachi Port Trust vehicles took … Continued

Bangladesh: Six more bodies recovered in Savar building collapse
1st May 2013

Bangladesh: Six more bodies recovered in Savar building collapse

This April 30 photo shows cranes lifting concrete blocks from the debris of Rana Plaza as the rescue operation enters day seven. The rescuers started using heavy equipment Sunday night in the second phase of the operation.   Dhaka, (Daily … Continued

1st May 2013

Pakistan: Four militants killed in Orakzai

By Zahir Shah Sherazi ORAKZAI, (Dawn): Fighter jets on Wednesday targeted insurgent hideouts in the Orakzai tribal region, killing four militants and destroying two hideouts. The militants and their hideouts were targeted in Upper Orakzai’s Asmat Khana region with the … Continued

1st May 2013

Pakistan: Terror attacks on election candidates continue

SHIKARPUR, Quetta, (Dawn): At least two people were injured in a suicide attack which occurred near the Shikarpur toll plaza on Wednesday, DawnNews reported. The blast took place near the convoy of National Peoples Party’s candidate Dr Ibrahim Jatoi in … Continued

Bangladesh: Savar building collapse, 2 more bodies recovered
30th Apr 2013

Bangladesh: Savar building collapse, 2 more bodies recovered

This Monday photo shows rescuers using a crane to remove heavy concrete slabs of the collapsed building at Savar. Photo: STAR   Rescuers pulled out two more bodies from beneath the debris of the collapsed building in Savar on Tuesday, … Continued

30th Apr 2013

Pakistan: Musharraf on judicial remand for 14 days in Benazir Bhutto murder case

Former President Pervez Musharraf RAWALPINDI, (Dawn): An anti-terrorist court in Rawalpindi ordered two weeks judicial remand for former military ruler Pervez Musharraf in the Benazir Bhutto’s murder case on Tuesday, DawnNews reported. Musharraf was not presented in court due to … Continued

29th Apr 2013

Bangladesh: Hopes fading, flickering, death toll 381

Dolly cries, holding the photo of her missing brother as hope starts to fade on day five of the rescue operations yesterday at the Rana Plaza collapse site in Savar. Her brother used to work in one of the garment … Continued

Pakistan: Blast in Peshawar kills six
29th Apr 2013

Pakistan: Blast in Peshawar kills six

Peshawar police standing at the site of the incident and investigating. Photo by Zahir Shah/Dawn.com By Zahir Shah Sherazi PESHAWAR, (Dawn): At least six people were killed and dozens, including a policeman and a boy, were injured in a blast … Continued

Bangladesh: Death toll from collapsed building now 366, 22 more recovered alive
28th Apr 2013

Bangladesh: Death toll from collapsed building now 366, 22 more recovered alive

Rescuers are seen carrying a dead body recovered from the debris of the collapsed building at Savar. The death toll has risen to 366 till Sunday afternoon. Star file photo   Dhaka, (Daily Star): The death toll from the Savar … Continued

28th Apr 2013

Pakistan: Election offices of independent candidates targeted killing eight

By Zahir Shah Sherazi KOHAT, PESHAWAR, (Dawn): Two bombs exploded in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Peshawar and Kohat areas on Sunday killing at least eight persons and injuring 25 others. An election office of an independent candidate Nasir Khan was targeted on Charsadda … Continued

27th Apr 2013

India: Girl raped, attacked with blades in public toilet

An anti-rape protester displays a placard during a protest against the Delhi Police over the recent rape of a minor girl at police headqaurters in New Delhi. PTI New Delhi, (Hindustan Times): A six-year-old girl was raped inside a public … Continued

27th Apr 2013

Bangladesh arrests owners of collapsed factory, death toll rises to 332

DHAKA,  (Xinhua):  In the wake of violent protests over Wednesday’s building collapse that has left 332 workers dead so far, two of the owners of five ready-made garment factories housed in the collapsed Bangladesh building were arrested early Saturday.   … Continued

27th Apr 2013

Pakistan: Election Commissin concerned over attacks targeting election candidates

ISLAMABAD, (Dawn): The Election Commission of Pakistan on Saturday expressed grave concern over the attacks targeting election candidates and political workers in parts of the country, DawnNews reported. The ECP moreover issued instructions to all four provinces to take steps … Continued

Bangladesh: Signs of life linger in the ruins
27th Apr 2013

Bangladesh: Signs of life linger in the ruins

In this April 26 photo, rescuers take a garment worker alive into an ambulance after rescuing her from the debris of the collapsed building at Savar.   Dhaka, (The Daily Star): As heavy rain poured down from Saturday noon, it … Continued

26th Apr 2013

India: Israel upset over ‘support’ to accused in diplomat attack case

Dikshit with Kazmi By Shubhajit Roy New Delhi, (The Indian Express): Israel is upset at the high-profile attendance at the re-launch of an Urdu newspaper last week, where journalist Syed Mohammad Ahmad Kazmi, an accused in the Israeli diplomat attack case, … Continued

26th Apr 2013

Bangladesh: Death toll in Bangladesh building collapse rises to 271

DHAKA,  (Xinhua): The death toll from Wednesday’s building collapse in Savar on the outskirts of Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka climbed to 271 on Friday morning, police said.   Relatives of the missing said scores of people were still unaccounted for when … Continued

25th Apr 2013

Bangladesh: Cracks in another commercial building, 5000 evacuated

Star on line: Over 5,000 garment workers were evacuated from a six-storey building in Mohammadpur of the capital Thursday morning after cracks developed in it. The evacuation comes a day after cracks led to the collapse of a nine-storey building … Continued

Bangladesh: Savar building collpase death toll jumps to 175
25th Apr 2013

Bangladesh: Savar building collpase death toll jumps to 175

[Rescuers are seen pulling out a woman alive from the debris of Rana Plaza in Savar. Photo: STAR]   Star on line: The death toll from Savar building collapse reached to 175 Thursday morning as the rescuers continued their frantic … Continued

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