Pakistan court sentences child killer, rapist to death

By Mubasher Bukhari LAHORE, Feb 17 : A Pakistani anti-terrorism court on Saturday sentenced a suspected serial killer to death for the rape and murder of a seven-year-old girl, a prosecutor said. The girl’s murder ignited nationwide protests over allegations of government inaction, and a media campaign led to his arrest after years of him […]

Pakistan bans charities linked to U.N.-designated “terrorist” – official

By Asif Shahzad ISLAMABAD, Feb 14 : Pakistan has banned two charities linked to Islamist leader Hafiz Saeed, an official said on Wednesday, in a move against the U.N.-designated “terrorist” who the United States says was behind an attack on Mumbai in 2008 that killed 166 people. Authorities had begun seizing control of offices and […]

Pakistani Taliban kill four government paramilitary troopers in gun attack

By Gul Yousafzai Quetta, Pakistan, Feb 14 : Pakistani Taliban militants shot dead four paramilitary soldiers in Pakistan’s western city of Quetta, where last month seven security men were killed in a suicide attack, police and the Islamist group said. The Frontier Corps troopers were patrolling the residential neighborhood of Langoabad on motorcycles when they […]

Pakistani Taliban confirm deputy killed by drone, appoint new one

By Jibran Ahmed PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Feb 12 : The Pakistani Taliban confirmed on Monday that their deputy leader was killed in a suspected U.S. drone strike last week and said they had appointed a new deputy in his place. A pair of suspected U.S. missile strikes killed the militant leader, Khalid Mehsud, also known by […]

Suspected U.S. drone strikes kill Pakistani Taliban commander, officials say

By Jibran Ahmed Saud Mahsud PESHAWAR/DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan, Feb 9 : A pair of suspected U.S. missile strikes killed a senior Pakistani Taliban deputy and other militants in the border regions of Afghanistan and Pakistan, officials said on Friday. Four Pakistani intelligence officials and three Taliban commanders told Reuters on Friday that two separate […]

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 […]