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Pakistani singer Amjad Sabri shot dead

ISLAMABAD: Motorcycle-borne gunmen on Wednesday shot dead an acclaimed Pakistani singer in the busy port city of Karachi, police said, two days after masked men kidnapped the son of a top provincial judge. Karachi, a metropolis of about 20 million people, is home to Pakistan’s stock exchange and central bank …

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Woman in Pakistan throws acid on Boyfriend for marriage refusal

MULTAN, Pakistan, June 16, (AFP): A Pakistani woman who allegedly threw acid on her boyfriend causing life-threatening injuries after he refused to marry her, officials said Thursday, and was arrested in a rare case of a woman attacking a man. Momil Mai, a married motherof- four, had been in a …

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Pakistan proves slippery target for Islamic State group

ISLAMABAD, June 15, (AFP): As investigators probe connections between the Orlando killer and the Islamic State group, analysts say the jihadists are struggling to gain a foothold in one country repeatedly linked to their high-profile attacks: Pakistan. White House hopeful Donald Trump mentioned Pakistan in a speech this week in …

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Pakistani police man beat an elderly Hindu man for not fasting during Ramadan

Pakistani police have arrested a fellow officer after he was accused of beating up an elderly Hindu man for not fasting during The Holy Month Ramadan, an incident that sparked a social media outcry. The elderly man was pictured bloodied after the attack which reportedly took place in Ghotki district …

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Pakistani Islamist criticises US – US drone strike victim’s family ‘push’ for justice

ISLAMABAD, June 11, (Agencies): Pakistan’s government met senior US officials Friday to discuss the fallout from a May 21 drone attack that killed Taleban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour, while the family of the taxi driver who died alongside Mansour demanded justice. Peter Lavoy, head of Washington’s South Asia desk at …

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Pakistan forces kill four militants in Quetta

QUETTA, Pakistan, June 4, (AFP): Pakistani forces shot four suspected militants dead on Friday during a skirmish in a Hazara Shiite area in the southwestern city of Quetta, authorities said. Officials in Balochistan province, of which Quetta is capital, said the incident erupted when policemen tried to signal to a …

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Pakistan army removes roofs in Waziristan

SHAKAI, Pakistan, June 2, (AFP): House after house flicks by hundreds of feet beneath a military helicopter, many distinguished by one arresting feature: their roofs have been removed by the army to allow an “aerial view” of militants who may take refuge there. South Waziristan was once a stronghold of …

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Pakistan teen burned alive

A young Pakistani woman died Wednesday after she was tortured and set alight in the country’s conservative northeast for refusing a marriage proposal from the son of a former colleague, relatives and police said. Maria Sadaqat, 19, was attacked by a group of people on Monday in the village of …

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‘Taleban bent on violence despite new chief’ – ‘All indicators’ confirm US killed Mansour: Pak

ISE-SHIMA, Japan, May 26, (Agencies): Hopes of negotiating peace with the Afghan Taleban’s new leader were swiftly fading from all sides Thursday, as US President Barack Obama warned the extremist movement will continue killing in Afghanistan. Obama told reporters in Japan, where he is meeting with other leaders of the …

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US kills Taleban leader – Potential successor likely hostile to negotiation

QUETTA, Pakistan, May 22, (Agencies): Taleban supremo Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a US drone attack in Pakistan, senior militant sources told AFP Sunday, adding that an insurgent assembly was underway to decide on his successor. Saturday’s bombing raid, the first known US assault on a top Afghan Taleban …

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