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Pakistan not sending troops to Bahrain or Saudi
20th Mar 2014

Pakistan not sending troops to Bahrain or Saudi

  [Photo: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif] ISLAMABAD, (Dawn): Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday denied speculation that Pakistan was sending its troops to Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, DawnNews reported. In response to a question posed by media representatives after a … Continued

Pakistan: President defends govt for taking $1.5bn Saudi aid
19th Mar 2014

Pakistan: President defends govt for taking $1.5bn Saudi aid

  [Photo: President Mamnoon Hussain] ISLAMABAD, (Dawn): Amid controversy over $1.5 billion received by the Nawaz government from Saudi Arabia, President Mamnoon Hussain backed on Tuesday the government’s policy and expressed the hope that it would help overcome the prevailing … Continued

Pakistan: Three killed, 3 injured as house-roof collapsed in Swat rains
18th Mar 2014

Pakistan: Three killed, 3 injured as house-roof collapsed in Swat rains

  SWAT, (The News): Three persons of the same family were killed and the other three sustained injuries as roof of their house collapsed due to rains on Tuesday, Geo News reported.   Police said that the incident occurred at … Continued

Pakistan: Rangers kill three ‘terrorists’ in Lyari
18th Mar 2014

Pakistan: Rangers kill three ‘terrorists’ in Lyari

  KARACHI, (The News): Three alleged members of a banned organization were killed in an exchange of fire with the Pakistan Rangers Sindh in Lyari area of the city, Geo News reported Tuesday.   According to reports, Afzal Baloch, Hunzala … Continued

Pakistan: Ad hoc nurses continue protest for 7th day
17th Mar 2014

Pakistan: Ad hoc nurses continue protest for 7th day

LAHORE, (The News): The ad hoc nurses on Monday continued their sit-in for the seventh day in front of the Punjab Assembly on The Mall to press the Punjab government and Health Department to regularise their services.   Bowing to … Continued

Pakistan: Nato container destroyed in Khyber attack
17th Mar 2014

Pakistan: Nato container destroyed in Khyber attack

PESHAWAR, (Dawn): Unknown militants fired rockets at a Nato container in the Khyber tribal region’s Shagai area on Monday, destroying it, DawnNews reported. No casualties were reported in the incident. The site of the attack was sealed by members of … Continued

Pakistan: Mother, 3 daughters set at fire by sprinkling petrol at Bhawalnagar
16th Mar 2014

Pakistan: Mother, 3 daughters set at fire by sprinkling petrol at Bhawalnagar

BHAWALNAGAR, (The News): Some unknown persons set at fire a mother and her three daughters after sprinkling petrol, but fortunately the condition of the affected ladies are reported to be out of danger on Sunday here, Geo News reported.   … Continued

14th Mar 2014

Pakistan: Rape victim who set herself ablaze dies

[Dawn File photo] MUZAFFARGARH, (Dawn): A girl, who set herself ablaze in in Bet Mir Hazar area in protest against a police report which helped her alleged rapist obtain bail, succumbed to her injuries today, DawnNews reported. Sources told Dawn.com … Continued

13th Mar 2014

Pakistan: Rangers kill nine suspects in Lyari

  KARACHI, (The News): Rangers killed at least nine suspects in Lyari after a clash between two armed groups left 15 people dead in the neighbourhood.   As many as 56 suspects were also arrested as the paramilitary soldiers entered … Continued

12th Mar 2014

Pakistan: Twelve killed in Lyari hand grenade attacks

  KARACHI, (The News): At least 12 people including four women and a child were killed in three hand grenade attacks in the troubled Lyari neighbourhood of the city.   30 people were injured in the attacks which took place in … Continued

12th Mar 2014

Pakistan: Two killed in Bannu firing

BANNU, (Dawn): Two people, including a Frontier Corps (FC) man were killed Wednesday as a result of firing by unknown motorcyclists in Bannu, DawnNews reported. According to police, the two persons, who were brothers, sustained severe injuries when they were … Continued

11th Mar 2014

Pakistan: Two killed, 3 injured in Turbat firing

  TURBAT, (The News): Some unknown people gunned down two persons and injured three at Pedak in the outskirts on Tuesday morning here, Geo News reported.   Levies Force confirmed that some unidentified people abruptly opened fire on five passers-by … Continued

11th Mar 2014

Pakistan: Five members of a family shot dead in Mowachh Goth

  Relatives of four of the five men slain in Mowachh Goth comfort one another in Orangi Town’s Faqeer Colony on Monday. — Photo by White Star By Imtiaz Ali KARACHI, (Dawn): Five young men — two brothers and their … Continued

9th Mar 2014

Pakistan: Bridge on Quetta-Sibi Highway damaged in Bolan blast

BOLAN, (The News): An explosion on Quetta-Sibi Highway damaged a bridge affecting traffic flow at Dhadar on Sunday morning, Geo News reported.   Levies sources said, the blast occurred under the bridge on the Quetta-Sibi Highway at Gokrat of Dhadar … Continued

7th Mar 2014

Pakistan: Three killed, 10 injured in coach-oil tanker collision in Kohat

KOHAT, (Dawn):  At least three people, including two women, were killed and 10 others were injured Friday in a passenger coach-oil tanker collision on Pindi Road in Kohat, DawnNews reported. The collision took place in Kohat’s Gumbat area. Subsequently three … Continued

6th Mar 2014

India: Sedition case filed against Kashmiri students for celebrating Pak win

By S Raju Meerut, (Hindustan Times): Meerut Police have registered a case of sedition against the 67 Kashmiri students of Meerut’s Swami Vivekanand Subharti University (SVSU) who allegedly celebrated the victory of Pakistan over India in a cricket match on … Continued

Pakistan: Two killed, three hurt in Lyari firing, grenade attacks
6th Mar 2014

Pakistan: Two killed, three hurt in Lyari firing, grenade attacks

KARACHI, (Dawn): Two people were killed while three others sustained injuries in firing and hand grenade attacks in Lyari area of the metropolis, Geo News reported.   According to rescue sources, unidentified outlaws hurled hand grenade near Lyari General Hospital … Continued

5th Mar 2014

India votes in longest Lok Sabha polls on April 7

  New Delhi, (Hindustan Times): The Election Commission on Wednesday announced the schedule for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections saying they will be held in nine phases from April 7, 2014 to May 12, 2014. Chief election commissioner VS Sampath … Continued

5th Mar 2014

Pakistan: Three FC personnel killed in Hangu explosion

By Zahir Shah Sherazi HANGU/KHYBER, (Dawn): A roadside bomb targeted a security forces’ convoy in Hangu district on Wednesday, killing three Frontier Corps (FC) personnel. Military sources confirmed that a security forces’ convoy was travelling from Hangu to Kurram Agency … Continued

4th Mar 2014

India: A 20-fold chance to win the Muslim vote in Uttar Pradesh

By Sunita Aron Lucknow, (Hindustan Times):  The “T-20 match” in Uttar Pradesh may just be as entertaining as cricket. At stake are 20 seats – to be decided by 20% of the electorate, the minorities – and in the fray … Continued

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