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Over twenty killed in Karachi as militants attack Pakistan’s largest civilian airport

A team of heavily armed militants launched a brazen attack on Pakistan’s largest civilian airport on Sunday, killing at least 13 people and setting the airport ablaze during a night-long assault. Police said up to 10 attackers wearing suicide vests managed to enter Jinnah international airport in Karachi carrying assault…

Gunmen shoot up NATO oil tanker in southwest Pakistan

Gunmen in restive southwest Pakistan on Sunday fired bullets at an oil tanker carrying fuel bound for NATO troops in Afghanistan, setting the vehicle and a car ablaze, police said. The attack highlights the continuing dangers facing the US-led coalition……

Husband of Pakistani woman who was stoned to death says he murdered his first wife

The husband of a pregnant Pakistani woman bludgeoned to death outside a courthouse murdered his first wife, he told AFP on Thursday, in a twist to a story that has shocked rights activists. Farzana Parveen was murdered on Tuesday outside the High Court in the eastern city of Lahore by…

India’s Modi invites Pakistan PM to his swearing-in ceremony

Indian prime minister-elect Narendra Modi has invited Pakistan's premier Nawaz Sharif as well as other South Asian leaders to his swearing-in ceremony next Monday, a spokeswoman for his party told AFP. Nirmala Sitharaman, from the Bharatiya Janata Party……

Pakistan’s first solar power park will be the largest in the world

Pakistan’s first large-scale solar power project, the Quaid-e-Azam Solar Park project, was recently inaugurated by Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, representing one of the country’s first clear steps towards renewable energy. The project……

Pakistan orders Indian journalists to leave by May 20

Pakistan has ordered the only two Indian journalists stationed in the country to leave within a week, telling them their visas would not be renewed, officials said Wednesday. Meena Menon of The Hindu newspaper and Snehesh Alex Philip of the Press Trust……

U.S. urges Pakistan to investigate shooting death of lawyer in blasphemy case

The United States Friday called on Pakistan to investigate the killing of a lawyer shot dead for defending a university lecturer accused of blasphemy under strict laws against defaming Islam. “We were deeply saddened by the murder of Rashid Rehman, an attorney and human rights defender in Pakistan,” State Department…

Lawyers in Pakistan go on strike to mourn colleague killed over blasphemy

Lawyers in Pakistan went on strike Thursday to mourn a colleague shot dead for defending a university lecturer accused of blasphemy, the latest killing linked to the controversial law. Gunmen stormed the office of Rashid Rehman in the central city of Multan on Wednesday evening and started firing indiscriminately, killing…

FBI agent arrested on weapons charges at Pakistani airport

A U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agent arrested in Pakistan for trying to board a civilian flight with bullets and a knife in his luggage is being investigated on possible criminal charges, Pakistani authorities said on Thursday. Joel Cox, confirmed by the U.S. State Department as an FBI agent,…

Artists install massive poster of child’s face in Pakistan field to shame drone operators

An artists collective has unfurled a massive poster showing a child’s face in a heavily bombed area of Pakistan in the hopes that it will give pause to drone operators searching the area for kills. According to #notabugsplat, named after the description given to kills on the ground when viewed…

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