Pakistan court convicts 31 over campus lynching of student accused of blasphemy

By Jibran Ahmed PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Feb 7 : A Pakistani court on Wednesday convicted 31 people over the campus lynching of a university student who was falsely accused of blasphemy, and sentenced one of them to death, a defence lawyer said. The killing of student Mashal Khan, 23, last year sparked an outcry and raised […]

Chinese shipping employee shot dead in Pakistan’s city of Karachi

By Syed Raza Hassan KARACHI, Pakistan, Feb 6 : A Chinese man working with a shipping company in Pakistan was shot dead on Monday in what police described as a targeted attack in Karachi, police and hospital officials said. While there was no claim of responsibility and the motive was not immediately clear, China in […]

Chinese shipping employee shot dead in Pakistan’s city of Karachi

By Syed Raza Hassan Karachi, Pakistan, Feb 5 : A Chinese man working with a shipping company in Pakistan was shot dead on Monday in what police described as a targeted attack in Karachi, police and hospital officials said. While there was no claim of responsibility and the motive was not immediately clear, China in […]

Suicide bomber kills at least 11 soldiers in northern Pakistan

By Jibran Ahmad PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Feb 3 : At least 11 soldiers were killed and 13 wounded on Saturday in a suicide attack near an army base in northern Pakistan, officials said, in a region that was once controlled by a local faction of the Taliban. Attacks have decreased sharply in the picturesque Swat Valley […]

Suicide bomber kills at least 3 soldiers in northern Pakistan

By Jibran Ahmad PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Feb 3 : At least three soldiers were killed and seven wounded on Saturday in a suicide attack on an army base camp in northern Pakistan, officials said, in a region that was once controlled by a local faction of the Taliban. Attacks have decreased sharply in the picturesque Swat […]

Pakistan recommends five-month extension for Afghan refugees

By Asif Shahzad ISLAMABAD, Jan 31 : A Pakistani government ministry recommended on Wednesday that Afghan refugees be given a five-month extension of their stay, dispelling fears that a large-scale repatriation back to violence-plagued Afghanistan was imminent. Pakistan is home to the world’s second-largest refugee population, with a total of 2.5 million Afghans, many of […]