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1 hr ago | IRIN
As the flood emergency deepens in Pakistan, now affecting nearly 2.3 million people, humanitarian teams have mobilized to work alongside local government authorities to assess needs in the worst-affected areas. Late monsoon rains earlier this month hit the mountainous areas of Gilgit-Balitstan and Pakistani-administered Kashmir, unleashing a torrent of water flowing into Punjab's agricultural heartlands.
5 hrs ago | Sydney Morning Herald
Pakistan Navy personnel guard the PNS Zulfiqar after it returned to Karachi on June 23, 2011. Al-Qaeda militants took over Pakistani frigate PNS Zulfiqar but were killed before they could attack nearby US warships.
9 hrs ago | The Daily Star
The Jinnah International Airport in Karachi where security forces are fighting with attackers, Pakistan June 8, 2014. ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's military said Wednesday that it killed 40 insurgents and destroyed five of their hideouts in fresh air attacks as part of a major offensive against the Taliban in the northwest.
9 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald
Pakistan's military launched airstrikes on five militant hideouts in a troubled tribal region near the border with Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing 40 suspected fighters as part of a massive operation begun this summer. In a statement, the military said "precise" air strikes were carried out in Datta Khel, a Taliban stronghold in North Waziristan, where Pakistan launched the long-awaited offensive on June 15. The region has long been home to local and foreign militants who carry out attacks in Pakistan and against NATO forces in Afghanistan.
10 hrs ago | Mid-Day Mumbai
Islamabad: Police Wednesday registered murder cases against Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and several of his ministers in the killing of opposition activists during the anti-government protests here, police and lawyers said. A local court had ordered the police Monday to register the cases against the prime minister and 11 top officials, including the interior, defence and railways ministers and the city's chief commissioner and police chief, Xinhua reported.
KARACHI, Pakistan-Al Qaeda militants tried to hijack a Pakistan Navy frigate earlier this month and use it to target U.S. Navy vessels on antiterrorism patrol in the northwestern Indian Ocean, Pakistani security officials said. The Sept.
The 65-year-old woman may be stoned to death in her country as she is accused of adultery. Nida, an internally displaced girl, sits while waiting for handouts at a distribution point for internally displaced persons in Dera Ismail Khan, located in Pakistan's restive North West Frontier Province, October 30, 2009.
PESHAWAR: Pakistani troops Tuesday morning repulsed a terrorist attack from Afghanistan in the North Waziristan Agency, killing 11 terrorists and apprehending another. Three FC troops were martyred during an exchange of fire.
According to Radio Pakistan, Irrigation authorities said water influx at the barrage was recorded as over two hundred and seventy thousand and over one hundred sixty thousand cusecs this morning in Sukkur. Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah said all barrages on River Indus were stable and the flow of water would pass away easily through these barrages.
With the government launching a crackdown on protesters led by Imran Khan , the cricketer- turned-politician on Tuesday appealed to the Supreme Court to save Pakistan from anarchy saying the country is heading towards civil war. Khan, chief of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf party was addressing the participants of a sit-in here and said that the country is moving towards civil war and warned that a bloody revolution would take place if Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif 's government hindered the peaceful anti-government protests.
Lahore- Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique has said two new passenger trains will be run from next month to facilitate the travellers. Addressing a press conference in Lahore, he said the trains include Musa-Pak Express, which will run between Lahore and Multan and Mehran Express between Karachi and Mirpur Khas.
Angry passengers on board a PIA flight stopped former interior minister Rehman Malik and a Hindu lawmaker of the ruling PML-N from boarding the plane, accusing them of causing over two hours of delay. The Islamabad-bound Pakistan International Airlines flight PK-370 from Karachi was delayed by two and a half hours yesterday as it kept waiting for the arrival of Pakistan People's Party senator Malik and National Assembly member Dr Ramesh Kumar Wakwani.
QUETTA: The first day of a fresh polio vaccination campaign in Balochistan saw a Levies man killed as armed men attacked a polio team in the Pishin district on Monday, officials said. A Levies official who requested anonymity told Dawn that armed men opened fire at a polio team in Pishin's Karbala area and killed a Levies man.
Hundreds of people have died from the worst flooding in years in India and Pakistan. Tens of thousands of people are left homeless, with some still stranded in submerged homes.
KARACHI Pakistan People's Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that dictatorships were in fact covert attacks on the survival of Pakistan, fully devoted to following its founder's mission and shine in future as a model democratic Muslim nation. According to a statement here on Monday, in his message on the occasion of International Day of Democracy, Bilawal said that Egyptian or Bangladeshi models were the perils roaming the minds of those who lack foresights.
Pakistan's government has been posed an unprecedented challenge. While huge crowds of demonstrators call for the overthrow of PM Sharif, hundreds of thousands more of flood victims are relying on him to deliver them the help they need to survive.
Pakistan 's Gujranwala, Sargodha and Bahawalpur Board position holders said in an interview that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan is a popular leader but refrained from supporting his sit-in protests that is affecting the country's economy, security as well as education. According to The Nation, ten students were interviewed whereby four students said that Imran Khan was the most famous leader.
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 01:24 pm
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