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News from South Asia, Tuesday 28th May 2013

Pakistan: BBC: A Shia lawyer and his two sons were killed in a sectarian attack in Karachi. “In the Karachi incident, police said that lawyer, Kauser Saqlain, was taking two sons aged 12 and 15 to school in the morning when gunmen on a motorbike opened fire on his car. An extremist Sunni militant group, […]

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News from South Asia, Friday 24th March 2013

Pakistan: Dawn: Britain has scrambled fighter jets to escort a Pakistani International Airlines plane from Lahore after it was diverted from Manchester. “Flight PK709 from the city of Lahore in Pakistan was due to land at Manchester Airport in north west England at 1230 GMT. The plane was diverted to Stansted airport, east of central London, according […]

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News from South Asia, Thursday 9th May 2013

Pakistan: BBC: Former Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani’s son has been kidnapped by unidentified gunmen during an election rally. “Mr Gilani told the BBC his son Ali Haider – a candidate for the Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) – was seized in the central city of Multan. He accused his political opponents of being behind the […]

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News from South Asia, Monday 29th April 2013

Pakistan: New York Times: A suicide bomber has killed nine people and wounded nearly thirty in Peshawar. “An attacker riding a motorcycle detonated his explosives near a police patrol car on the busy University Road during the morning rush hour, killing a police constable and several bystanders, said Faisal Kamran, a senior police official. ‘He […]

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News from South Asia, Wednesday 17th April 2013

Pakistan: BBC: At least seventeen people have been killed with many injured after a suicide bomb attack at a political rally in Peshawar. “The Awami National Party (ANP), which governed the restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, had called the political rally ahead of next month’s elections. The Pakistani Taliban, which has repeatedly targeted the ANP, said […]

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News from South Asia, Monday 15th April 2013

Pakistan: Guardian: A bomb planted in a bus has killed at least eight people near Peshawar. “A police official, Fazal Wahid Khan, said seven people were also wounded in Saturday’s bombing on the outskirts of Peshawar. He said the bus was travelling from Peshawar to a nearby town. No one immediately claimed responsibility.” Dawn: At […]

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News from South Asia, Friday 12 April 2013

Pakistan: The Hindu: A Pakistani court has extended bail provision to former president Pervez Musharraf. “A Pakistani court on Friday extended by six days the bail granted to former president Pervez Musharraf, who faces charges of placing judges under house arrest when ruling the country, his party officials said. Mr. Musharraf appeared before Islamabad High […]

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News from South Asia, Tuesday 9th April 2013

Pakistan: New York Times: Four days of fighting in Tirah Valley has left thirty Pakistani soldiers and nearly 100 militants dead. “The army launched its offensive in the Tirah Valley on Friday after weeks of fighting between rival militant groups forced tens of thousands of civilians to flee the area. The valley is in Khyber, […]

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News from South Asia, Friday 5th April 2013

Pakistan: BBC: The coming days may present security threats for Pakistan’s secular political parties. “The PPP is one of three parties recently named by a spokesman of the Pakistani Taliban as ‘legitimate’ targets for militant attacks during the elections, due in May. The other two parties on the hit list are the Karachi-based MQM, and the Pashtun […]

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News from South Asia, Monday 1st April 2013

Pakistan: Salon: A suicide bomber has killed eleven people in an attack near the US consulate in Peshawar. “A suicide bomb blast near the U.S. consulate in Pakistan’s Peshawar killed 11 people and injured another 22, Friday, police said. According to the local media reports quoting witnesses, a suicide bomber rode to a security check […]

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