Pakistan kills senior Lashkar-e-Jhangvi militant in Baluchistan raid

By Gul Yousafzai QUETTA, Pakistan May 17 : Pakistan’s military has killed a senior member of Islamist militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi(LeJ) along two suicide bombers in a raid in the southwestern province of Baluchistan, the army’s media wing said on Thursday. A military intelligence officer was killed and four other soldiers wounded during the operation targeting […]

Pakistani ethnic rights group stages first rally in Karachi

By Saad Sayeed KARACHI, May 13 : A Pakistani ethnic Pashtun rights group on Sunday staged its first rally in the southern city of Karachi, the site of a killing in January that sparked the movement and led to nationwide protests and rallies. The Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) emerged after the January killing by police […]

Pakistan police arrest two in suspected “honour killing” of Italian woman

By Mubasher Bukhari KARACHI, Pakistan, May 10 : Police in Pakistan have arrested the father and brother of an Italian woman of Pakistani descent strangled in a suspected honour killing, police said on Thursday. Rights groups say hundreds of women and girls are killed in Pakistan each year by family members angered at perceived damage […]

Pakistan’s interior minister wounded in gun attack, out of danger

By Mubasher Bukhari and Asif Shahzad LAHORE/ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, May 6 : Pakistan’s Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal was wounded in an apparent assassination attempt on Sunday, officials said, an incident likely to heighten political tensions ahead of general elections expected in late July. Junior interior minister Talal Chaudhry said Iqbal was hit by a bullet in […]