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Tag Archives: pakistan

Young Pak female boxers punch through gender barriers – Growth of sport for both genders dogged by lack of adequate facilities

KARACHI, Pakistan, Feb 29, (RTRS): In a dense and dusty neighbourhood in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi, eight young girls lined up against a …

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Air strikes kill at least 34 militants – Clashes leave 5 Pakistani troops dead

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Feb 28, (Agencies): The Pakistani military’s latest ground and aerial onslaught in the troubled northwest killed at least 34 Islamist militants Saturday while …

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Honor killings film moves PM – All Def v Oscars

Meanwhile,  Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif vowed Monday to act against the “despicable” practice known as honor killing after viewing an Oscar-nominated documentary about the …

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Pakistan arrests 97 militants – Jailbreak plan to free Pearl murderer foiled

ISLAMABAD, Feb 12, (RTRS): Pakistan has arrested 97 al-Qaeda and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi militants, including three commanders, in the southern city of Karachi and foiled a planned …

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Senior Afghan Taleban member dies in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Feb 10, (AFP): A senior Afghan Taleban member has died in Pakistan after an illness, militant sources said Tuesday, potentially embarassing Islamabad which denies …

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Director hopes ‘Girl’ will help end Pak honour killings – Oscar-nominated film tackles ‘evil’ practice

KARACHI/ISLAMABAD, Feb 8, (RTRS): An Oscar-winning filmmaker hopes her latest Academy Award-nominated documentary will help bring tougher laws against honour killings in Pakistan, which account …

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Pakistan’s Shah gets three month drug suspension: ICC – Cricket-related activities

DUBAI, Feb 7, (AFP): Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah has been banned for three months after pleading guilty for a failed dope test last year, the …

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Obama urges ‘serious’ action against Pak extremists – University attack suspects held

ISLAMABAD, Jan 24, (Agencies): Pakistani security agencies have arrested five men accused of helping organise Wednesday’s attack on a university in the country’s troubled northwest …

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Pakistan lifts ban on hunting of rare bird

ISLAMABAD, Jan 23, (RTRS): Pakistan’s Supreme Court lifted a ban on hunting a rare bird on Friday, after the government argued it hurt relations with …

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Bomber kills ten in northwest Pakistan

PESHAWAR, Jan 19, (AFP): A suicide bomber killed at least 10 people Tuesday in a rush-hour attack on a market on the outskirts of the …

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