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Pakistan: Seven killed, over 40 injured in Karachi twin blasts
23rd Nov 2013

Pakistan: Seven killed, over 40 injured in Karachi twin blasts

KARACHI, (The News and AFP): Twins blast near a roadside tea stall killed at least Seven people including a staffer of Geo news and injured more than 40 in Ancholi area of the city, Geo News reported late Friday night. … Continued

22nd Nov 2013

Pakistan: Shi’a Muslim community rejects Lahore High Court judicial commission on anti Shi’a violence

KARACHI, (Express Tribune): Political entities representing the Shia community have rejected the judicial commission formed by the Lahore High Court (LHC) to probe the Rawalpindi incident, and demanded that no less a person than the chief justice himself should lead the … Continued

21st Nov 2013

Pakistan: Blast in Chaman injured four

CHAMAN, (The News): Four persons were injured when a blast occurred at Eidgah Chowk in Chaman area of Balochistan Thursday morning, Geo News reported.   According to Assistant Commissioner Chaman Ismail Ibrahim, the blast occurred near Christian Colony where militants … Continued

Pakistan: Explosion in Quetta kills four, injures 22
21st Nov 2013

Pakistan: Explosion in Quetta kills four, injures 22

  [Pakistani soldiers inspect the blast site in Quetta Thursday morning. (Xinhua/Mohammad)] QUETTA, (Dawn): A blast in Quetta’s Satellite Town area Thursday killed four persons, including two children, and injured 22 persons on Thursday, DawnNews reported. Buildings near the blast site … Continued

21st Nov 2013

Pakistan: 2.3m children remain out of school in Balochistan

The number of ghost and dysfunctional schools in Balochistan is reported to be more than 6000. -Photo by Syed Ali Shah The number of ghost and dysfunctional schools in Balochistan is reported to be more than 6000. -Photo by Syed … Continued

19th Nov 2013

Pakistan: Gujrat University professor shot dead

GUJRAT, (Express Tribune Web Desk/APP/AFP/Reuters): Student services director of the University of Gujrat Professor Syed Shabbir Hussain Shah was killed by unidentified gunmen on Tuesday, Express News reported. The profes­sor was a Shia and had been threat­ened in the past. His driver was also … Continued

17th Nov 2013

Pakistan: Rawalpindi violence kills nine; curfew back on after 4-hour-break

[Photo: Jang] ISLAMABAD (Agencies, Dawn): In order to prevent violent attacks and maintain law and order ahead of the funerals of Friday’s victims today, curfew has been imposed again in Rawalpindi after a four-hour break from 9pm Saturday to 1am … Continued

14th Nov 2013

Pakistan: Security forces foil suicide attack on Islamabad Imambargah

ISLAMABAD, (Express Tribune): A suicide bombing attempt was foiled in Islamabad and the alleged suicide bomber and mastermind were arrested, Express News reported on Thursday. According to initial reports, they were planning to attack the Imambargah in Sector G-6, Islamabad on … Continued

Pakistan: Commemmoration of Imam Husayn’s martyrdom: 12 Shi’as injured in Karachi bomb attacks
14th Nov 2013

Pakistan: Commemmoration of Imam Husayn’s martyrdom: 12 Shi’as injured in Karachi bomb attacks

  [The bomb blasts took place outside an imambargah in the city’s North Nazimabad locality where a gathering of mourners had concluded an hour ago. PHOTO: EXPRESS NEWS screenshot] KARACHI, (Express Tribune): At least 12 people including law enforcers and media … Continued

13th Nov 2013

Pakistan: Three terrorists and one security man killed in Karachi Rangers’ encounter

KARACHI, (The News):  Three terrorists were killed and one security man martyred, as Rangers during search operation traded fire with the terrorists at Gulshan-e-Boner area on Wednesday here, Geo News reported.   Rangers’ spokesman said that the accused opened fire … Continued

13th Nov 2013

Pakistan: Blast near checkpost in Jamrud kills two Khasadar personnel

BANNU, (Dawn): Two members of the Khasadar force were killed in an explosion that occurred near a security checkpost in Takhta Beg area of Khyber tribal region’s Jamrud Tehsil on Wednesday, DawnNews reported. Political administration sources said that unknown persons … Continued

11th Nov 2013

India: Four killed, eight injured in Mumbai building fire

Mumbai, (PTI): Four persons were killed and eight others got injured when a fire broke out in a seven-storey building in suburban Vikhroli early today, officials said. Fire brigade sources said the fire broke out in the building located in Siddharthanagar … Continued

11th Nov 2013

India: Two persons shot dead, one injured in firing at disputed site

Kolkata, (PTI): Two persons were shot dead and another injured when unidentified assailant opened fire at a disputed property site in Short Street area of the city on Monday. Joint Commissioner of Police (crime) Pallab K Ghosh said at around … Continued

11th Nov 2013

Pakistan: Security tightened for Muharram in Balochistan

QUETTA, (The News): Balochistan Chief Minister Dr. Abdul Malik Baloch has stressed the need for maintaining peace during Muharram-ul Haram.   Speaking at a high level meeting here Sunday‚ the chief minister said security has been beefed up in the … Continued

10th Nov 2013

Pakistan: Road accident near Sehwan leaves four dead

SEHWAN, (The News): Four persons were killed and two injured when a car with pilgrims on board rammed into a dumper on Sunday near here, Geo News reported.   Police said that the pilgrims from Kharadar, Karachi were on way … Continued

9th Nov 2013

Pakistan: Attacks on Shi’a Muslim religious centres kill three in Gujranwala

[Photo: Jang newspaper]   GUJRANWALA, (Agencies): At least three worshipers were killed early Saturday morning when gunmen opened fire at two different Imambargahs in Gujranwala, sparking protests from mourners and enraged members of the Shia community. According to police reports, … Continued

7th Nov 2013

India: One killed, 6 injured in twin-bomb explosions in Manipur

(PTI): A labourer was killed and six others were injured when suspected militants exploded two bombs in Thoubal district of Manipur, police said on Thursday. The remote-controlled bombs went off at around 11.45pm  last night killing Lali Kumar (30), who … Continued

6th Nov 2013

Pakistan: Passenger bus overturns near Khairpur; 23 injured

  File photo shows the wreckage of a passenger bus following a traffic accident. File photo KHAIRPUR, (APP): At least 23 people, including women and children, were injured as a passenger bus turned turtle in Khairpur on Wednesday morning. According … Continued

Paksitan: Karachi violence claims eleven lives
5th Nov 2013

Paksitan: Karachi violence claims eleven lives

  [The recent wave of violence appears to have intensified with the month of Muharram beginning on Wednesday. File Photo] KARACHI, (Dawn): At least 11 people were killed in separate incidents of violence in Karachi on Tuesday, DawnNews reported. The recent … Continued

4th Nov 2013

India: 16-year-old forced to drink alcohol, raped by four

Mumbai, (Hindustan Times): A 16-year-old girl from Mumbai’s Goregaon (East) was allegedly raped by four men after being forced to drink alcohol, on Friday. Two others have been booked for their roles as accomplices. All the accused, who are in … Continued

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