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11th May 2013

Pakistan: Nawaz declares victory for his party

LAHORE, (The News): Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif late Saturday declared victory for his centre-right opposition Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) party and invited other parties to work with him.   “We should thank Allah that he has given PML-N another … Continued

11th May 2013

Pakistan: Jamaat-i-Islami boycotts elections in Karachi, Hyderabad

Dawn: In an emergency press conference called Saturday, the Jamaat-i-Islami announced that it was boycotting elections in protest against what they called the threatening and scaring of voters in several constituencies of Karachi and Hyderabad. Party chief Syed Munawar Hasan … Continued

11th May 2013

Pakistan: Toll rises to 11 in Quaidabad blast

KARACHI,(The News): A bomb blast targeting an election candidate killed eleven people and wounded dozens near Dawood intersection in Quaidabd area of Karachi as historic elections got underway on Saturday, police said.   “We have received 11 dead bodies and … Continued

11th May 2013

Pakistan: Bombings kill one, injures seven in Balochistan

By Syed Ali Shah (Dawn): At least one person was killed and seven injured in two different bomb explosions in Balochistan’s insurgency hit Naseerabad district on Saturday as people visited polling stations to cast their votes. One person was killed … Continued

11th May 2013

Bangladesh: Rescuers pull out 30 more bodies, death toll 1088 in Savar building collapse

[May 10 photo shows rescuers carrying a body recovered from the rubble of the collapsed Rana Plaza at Savar. The nine-storey building collapsed on April 24.]   Dhaka, (Daily Star): Rescuers pulled out 30 more bodies from the debris of … Continued

Bangladesh: Woman pulled out alive, Savar building collapse
10th May 2013

Bangladesh: Woman pulled out alive, Savar building collapse

[Rescuers gather around the Rana Plaza rubble to bring out a woman spotted alive and almost unhurt on Friday, the 17th day of the deadly collapse. Photo: TV grab] Dhaka, (Daily Star]: Miraculous as it may sound, a woman has … Continued

10th May 2013

Pakistan: Son of former Pakistan PM Gilani abducted at election rally

Police in Pakistan have confirmed that Ali Haider Gilani, a son of former Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, was kidnapped in the southern Punjab province on Thursday. A candidate himself, Gilani was at a campaign rally. Police said on Thursday … Continued

Bangladesh: Death toll on Savar building collapse jumps to 1033
10th May 2013

Bangladesh: Death toll on Savar building collapse jumps to 1033

Dhaka, (Daily Star): The death toll from Savar building collapse has reached 1033 on Friday on the 17th day of the disaster.   Twenty bodies were recovered between 6:00am and 10:00am, according to army control room in Savar.   Rescuers … Continued

10th May 2013

Pakistan: Bomb blast in Miramshah market kills four; injures 10

By Zahir Shah Sherazi PESHAWAR, (Dawn, The News): At least four people were killed and 10 others were injured in a bomb blast on Friday in Miramshah’s Khwaja Jan market in the North Waziristan tribal region, DawnNews reported. According to … Continued

10th May 2013

India: School-bus driver molested kids, showed porn

New Delhi, (Hindustan Times): A 28-year-old school bus driver and his helper from a prominent south Delhi school have been arrested by the Hauz Khas police for allegedly molesting some minor students and making them watch pornography.   The accused … Continued

9th May 2013

Bangladesh: 73 bodies recovered, death toll 819 building collapse

[For 15 days Hosena has been waiting at Adhar Chandra High School playground for her only daughter Marzina. She had hoped to find her alive but now, in tears, Hosena waits for the body. Marzina was the sole bread earner … Continued

9th May 2013

Pakistan: Mehmoodabad blast leaves 23 injured

  KARACHI, (The News) : At least 23 people including two women and six minors were injured when an improvised  explosive device (IED) meticulously concealed in a concrete construction block tore through a densely populated area of metropolis, Geo News … Continued

9th May 2013

Pakistan: Attack on PML-N rally in Turbat kills two

By Syed Ali Shah QUETTA, (Dawn): At least two people were killed and three others were injured when gunmen opened fire on a Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) rally in Balochistan’s Turbat region on Thursday. According to police, PML-N … Continued

Bangladesh:8 killed in garment factory fire
9th May 2013

Bangladesh:8 killed in garment factory fire

[Fire fighters try to douse a blaze at a garment factory on the third floor of an 11-storey building in Mirpur Darussalam area early today. The fire broke out at Tung Hai Sweater Ltd yesterday around 11:05pm.Photo: Rashed Shumon]   … Continued

8th May 2013

Bangladesh: 20 more bodies retrieved, 766 dead in Savar building collapse

Dhaka, (Daily Star): The death toll from Savar building collapse has reached 766 on Wednesday as 20 more bodies were retrieved from the site on the 15th day of the disaster. A total of 588 bodies were handed over to … Continued

Paksitan: Three killed in suicide car bomb attack on Bannu police station
8th May 2013

Paksitan: Three killed in suicide car bomb attack on Bannu police station

(Photo: Geo TV) By Zahir Shah Sherazi PESHAWAR, (Dawn): At least three people, including two women and a policeman, were killed while 27 others, among them 10 women and children, nine policemen and eight civilians were injured as militants targeted … Continued

Bangladesh: 18 more bodies retrieved, 697 dead in Savar building collapse
7th May 2013

Bangladesh: 18 more bodies retrieved, 697 dead in Savar building collapse

(Rescuers carrying a body recovered from the rubble of the collapsed Rana Plaza at Savar, an outskirt area of the capital. The nine-storey building collapsed on April 24. Photo: Star)   Dhaka, (Daily Star): Rescuers pulled out 18 more bodies … Continued

7th May 2013

Bangladesh: Fears of violence grows after 41 killed in blasphemy protest

By Naim-Ul-Karim DHAKA, (Xinhua): Anxieties grow across Bangladesh over deadly violence that erupted Sunday afternoon and continued until the evening hours of Monday, leaving at least 41 people dead and hundreds injured. At dinner tables, family gatherings, business meetings and … Continued

7th May 2013

Pakistan: Kurram: JUI-F rally bomb blast death toll rises to 24

SADDA/HANGU, (The News): The death toll of a blast at the election rally of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) candidates in the central Kurram Agency on Monday has risen to 24, Geo News reported said.   The political agent initially stated that … Continued

7th May 2013

Pakistan: Five gunned down in Jhal Magsi

JHAL MAGSI. (The News): Five persons were killed when two groups exchanged fire in District Jhal Magsi of Balochistan Tuesday, Geo News reported.   According to Naib Tehsildar Arbab Magsi, two armed and allegedly rival groups exchanged fire over a … Continued

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