Facebook meets Pakistan government after blasphemy death sentence

By Asif Shahzad and Saad Sayeed ISLAMABAD, Jul 7 : A senior Facebook official met with Pakistan’s interior minister today to discuss a demand the company prevent blasphemous content or be blocked. The meeting comes after a Pakistani counter-terrorism court sentenced a 30-year-old man to death for making blasphemous comments on Facebook, part of a […]

Pakistan orders Shell subsidiary to pay $2.4 million for tanker blast

By Saad Sayeed ISLAMABAD, July 7 : – Pakistan’s oil and gas regulator on Friday ordered a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell to pay about 257 million rupees ($2.4 million) in damages and compensation for a tanker explosion that killed more than 200 people. The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) has held Shell Pakistan […]

Pakistan orders Shell subsidiary to pay $2.4 million for tanker blast

By Saad Sayeed ISLAMABAD, Jul 7 : Pakistan’s oil and gas regulator on Friday ordered a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell to pay about 257 million rupees ($2.4 million) in damages and compensation for a tanker explosion that killed more than 200 people last month. The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) has held Shell […]

Pakistani politician shot dead in Baluchistan province

By Gul Yusufzai QUETTA, Pakistan, Jul 6 : Gunmen today shot and killed a Pakistani regional political party leader in the city of Quetta, police said, the latest violence in the southwestern province of Baluchistan. Malik Naveed, 38, and his guard, Mohammad Zareef, 42, died en route to hospital after gunmen riding two motorcycles attacked […]

Pakistan investigating Shell contractor’s tanker blast that killed 209

By Saad Sayeed ISLAMABAD, Jul 4 : Pakistan’s oil and gas regulator expects the first report this week in an investigation into a tanker explosion involving a Shell Pakistan contractor that killed 209 people, a spokesman for the regulatory authority said today. The June 25 explosion took place after the oil tanker went off road […]

No regional peace without Pakistan, US senator McCain says in visit

By Kay Johnson ISLAMABAD, Jul 2 : US Senator John McCain said today there could be “no peace” in Afghanistan or the rest of the region without Pakistan’s cooperation, as he visited Islamabad ahead of a review from the United States of its Afghan war strategy. McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, met […]