Pakistani police exhume couple’s bodies suspecting honour killing

By Syed Raza Hassan KARACHI, Pakistan Nov 27 : Pakistani police on Monday exhumed the bodies of a young couple believed to have murdered by their families in a so-called honour killing, an investigator said. Zeeshan Siddiqui said Abdul Hadi, 25, already married with three children, and his 21-year-old cousin Hussaini Bibi ran away together […]

Islamist protesters clash with Pakistan police for second day

By Asif Shahzad ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Nov 26 :Islamist party activists on Sunday clashed with security forces for a second day on the outskirts of Pakistan’s capital, Islamabad, burning vehicles before withdrawing to a protest camp they have occupied for more than two weeks, police said. According media reports at least six people were killed on […]

Pakistani police battle Islamist hardliners near capital

By Asif Shahzad and Kay Johnson ISLAMABAD, Nov 25 : Pakistani police fought running battles with stone-throwing Islamist activists on Saturday as they tried to clear a sit-in by religious hard-liners who have blocked the main routes into Islamabad for more than two weeks. Dozens of people were injured, including many police, according to reports […]

Pakistani police battle Islamist hardliners near capital

By Asif Shahzad and Kay Johnson ISLAMABAD, Nov 25 : Pakistani police fought running battles with stone-throwing Islamist activists on Saturday as they tried to clear a sit-in by religious hard-liners who have blocked the main routes into Islamabad for more than two weeks. Dozens of people were injured, including many police, according to reports […]

Pakistani police fire tear gas to break up Islamists’ sit-in blocking capital

By Asif Shahzad and Kay Johnson ISLAMABAD, Nov 25 : Pakistani police used tear gas and watercannon in clashes with stone-throwing Islamist protesters on Saturday, as they moved to clear a protest by the religious hard-liners who have blocked main routes into Islamabad for more than two weeks. Clashes immediately broke out between members of […]

Pakistani Islamist blamed for 2008 attacks in Mumbai released from house arrest

By Mubasher Bukhari and Asif Shahzad LAHORE/ISLAMABAD, Nov 24 : Pakistani Islamist Hafiz Saeed, seen as the mastermind of a 2008 militant assault in the Indian financial hub of Mumbai in which 166 people were killed, has been released from house arrest, his religious charity said on Friday. Saeed has been under house arrest since […]