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6th May 2013

Pakistan: Polling stations targetted in Balochistan

Two school buildings were partially damaged in two separate blasts in Barkhan area of Balochistan. (File Photo)   QUETTA (Dawn): Within the past 24 hours, four attacks took place at different locations in Balochistan province which were designated as polling … Continued

5th May 2013

Bangladesh: 3 killed, 80 injured, as Paltan turns battlefield

(Three Hefajat-e Islami supporters try to save themselves from violence as they and two other children take refuge in the gap of a hawker shop on a footpath. Violence erupted during a clash killing 3 people in Paltan area in the … Continued

5th May 2013

Pakistan: Two FC personnel killed in shoot-out in Bolan

QUETTA, (Dawn): At least two Frontier Corps (FC) personnel and four dacoits were killed on Sunday during an exchange of fire in the Bhag area of Balochistan’s Bolan district, FC sources said. According to FC sources, security personnel conducted a … Continued

5th May 2013

Pakistan: Hand-grenade attack injures three near election office of PTI

By Zahir Shah Shirazi   PESHAWAR: At least three persons were injured in a hand-grenade attack on Sunday near an election office of the Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) in Fazalabad area of Takht Bhai tehsil near Mardan. Rescue and officials reached … Continued

4th May 2013

Pakistan: Young lawyer shot dead in ‘sectarian’ attack

KARACHI, (Dawn): A young lawyer was shot dead and his advocate father was wounded in what police described as an attack apparently on sectarian grounds on Friday. The police said that gunmen targeted Shakeel Ahmed Jan Bangash, 30, and his father … Continued

Bangladesh: 19 more bodies found, death toll now 551, in Savar building collapse
4th May 2013

Bangladesh: 19 more bodies found, death toll now 551, in Savar building collapse

Photo shows several cranes removing the rubble of the Rana Plaza in Savar bazaar bus stand as the death toll of the country’s worst building collapse continue to rise.   Dhaka, (Daily Star): Rescuers pulled out 19 more bodies from … Continued

4th May 2013

Pakistan: Musharraf’s party announces elections boycott

ISLAMABAD, (Xinhua): Days after a court in Pakistan banned former President Pervez Musharraf from contesting elections for the rest of his life for abrogating constitution during the emergency in 2007, his party Friday announced boycott of the May 11 elections. … Continued

4th May 2013

Pakistan: Firing in Orangi town, kills five

KARACHI, (Dawn): At least five people were killed including three women and a child in a firing incident in Karachi’s Oorangi Town area on Saturday, DawnNews reported. According to Superintendent Police (SP) Orangi Chaudhry Assad, bullet riddled bodies of five … Continued

3rd May 2013

Bangladesh: Death toll soars to 501 in Savar Bbilding collapse

The Rana Plaza came crashing down nine days ago and people have been looking for their dear ones. Amongst them, holding missing persons leaflets, a woman cries out loud on Thursday. Photo: STAR   Dhaka, (Daily Star): Death toll from … Continued

3rd May 2013

Pakistan: 118 killed, 377 injured in 29 bomb blasts across Pakistan during April

By Jamil Bhatti ISLAMABAD, (Xinhua): At least 118 people were killed and 377 others got injured in 29 bomb blasts as the militants raised the number of attacks at the political rallies and offices of parties across Pakistan during the … Continued

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

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