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September 3, 2013
15:45 // 1 year ago
August 20, 2013
Ex-Pakistani president faces murder charges in Bhutto’s assassination: On Tuesday, a Pakistani court indicted former president and general Pervez Musharraf, above, with murder and conspiracy charges in the 2007 assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, an icon in the country. Musharraf, who came to power in a coup and resigned in disgrace in 2008, is accused of not doing enough to protect Bhutto’s safety. At the time of her death, she was a leading opposition candidate in the country’s elections. Musharraf was in exile for years, but has faced numerous legal issues since his return earlier this year. (Photo by Saeed Khan/AFP)

Ex-Pakistani president faces murder charges in Bhutto’s assassination: On Tuesday, a Pakistani court indicted former president and general Pervez Musharraf, above, with murder and conspiracy charges in the 2007 assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, an icon in the country. Musharraf, who came to power in a coup and resigned in disgrace in 2008, is accused of not doing enough to protect Bhutto’s safety. At the time of her death, she was a leading opposition candidate in the country’s elections. Musharraf was in exile for years, but has faced numerous legal issues since his return earlier this year. (Photo by Saeed Khan/AFP)

1:35 // 1 year ago
July 30, 2013

Hundreds more inmates freed after latest Taliban prison attack

  • 250+ inmates in Pakistan were freed on Monday after the Taliban attacked a jail outside the city of Dera Ismail Khan, leaving six policemen dead in the process. Roughly 70 Taliban fighters poured through a hole in the jail’s wall, created by a bomb blast felt miles away from the facility, and at least 24 wanted terrorists have been confirmed to be among those who escaped. source
16:02 // 1 year ago
June 30, 2013
united-nations:

Take a look at this UNHCR map of refugee data. Discover data on countries of origin and asylum for states across the world, stretching as far back as 1960, and build a picture of how the world’s refugee community has changed over the last 50 years.
Interact with the map here: http://rfg.ee/mlaIY

The country with the highest number of refugees, as of 2012? Pakistan, which is currently offering refuge to more than 1.6 million people. More than 2.5 million refugees have left nearby Afghanistan.

united-nations:

Take a look at this UNHCR map of refugee data. Discover data on countries of origin and asylum for states across the world, stretching as far back as 1960, and build a picture of how the world’s refugee community has changed over the last 50 years.

Interact with the map here: http://rfg.ee/mlaIY

The country with the highest number of refugees, as of 2012? Pakistan, which is currently offering refuge to more than 1.6 million people. More than 2.5 million refugees have left nearby Afghanistan.

13:20 // 1 year ago
May 24, 2013
We landed safely and then he announced that they had some kind of threat from someone and that’s why he landed the plane.
A passenger on Pakistan International Airlines Flight PK709 • Discussing the reason the flight was diverted to an airport near London, rather than landing at its expected destination of Manchester, England. Fighter jets guided the plane to safety, and two men were arrested for endangering an aircraft Friday. Despite the nature of the incident, officials are treating the incident as criminal, not terror.
14:41 // 1 year ago
April 20, 2013
Former General and President of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf has been placed under house arrest, to be held for two weeks awaiting his next hearing over the 2007 firing and detainment of several judges. Musharraf, who rose to power following a military coup in 1999, had been out of Pakistan for four years, then returned in March, an eye on a political rebirth with a general election in Pakistan coming next month. What he’s instead gotten out of his return is legal trouble — in addition to the firing of the aforementioned judges, Pakistan’s high court is also hearing a petition to try Musharraf for treason, due to his 2007 imposition of emergency law. (Photo by Chatham House, London) source

Former General and President of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf has been placed under house arrest, to be held for two weeks awaiting his next hearing over the 2007 firing and detainment of several judges. Musharraf, who rose to power following a military coup in 1999, had been out of Pakistan for four years, then returned in March, an eye on a political rebirth with a general election in Pakistan coming next month. What he’s instead gotten out of his return is legal trouble — in addition to the firing of the aforementioned judges, Pakistan’s high court is also hearing a petition to try Musharraf for treason, due to his 2007 imposition of emergency law. (Photo by Chatham House, Londonsource

18:16 // 1 year ago
April 16, 2013

Dozens were injured or killed by Tuesday’s earthquake near the Iran-Pakistan border

  • 35+ people have died as a result of the earthquake which struck Iran and Pakistan, all of whom were residents of Pakistan, according to government officials.
  • 167+ people were injured during/after the 7.8 magnitude quake, which was felt as far away as Dubai. and the numbers could still rise. Emergency teams and rescue dogs continue to scour the rubble, double-checking for any survivors who may still be trapped on Tuesday afternoon. source
17:21 // 1 year ago
April 13, 2013

Fatal bus bombing in northwestern Pakistan

  • 9people killed in the bombing of a bus in Pakistan, in Peshawar, a city in the country’s norrthwest. Injuries were sustained by another 9 people in the blast. The region the bus was bombed in has been the site of operations against the Pakistani Taliban, as well as other militants, though nobody has yet claimed responsibility. source
15:06 // 1 year ago
March 16, 2013
reuters:

The United States has violated Pakistan’s sovereignty and shattered tribal structures with unmanned drone strikes in its counterterrorism operations near the Afghan border, a U.N. human rights investigator said in a statement on Friday.

Pakistan’s relations with the U.S. have been placed under strain in recent years by the latter’s drone program, as well as by the most prominent (and in the United States, most popular) violation of Pakistani sovereignty – the clandestine raid that killed Osama bin Laden in his compound in Abbottabad.

reuters:

The United States has violated Pakistan’s sovereignty and shattered tribal structures with unmanned drone strikes in its counterterrorism operations near the Afghan border, a U.N. human rights investigator said in a statement on Friday.

Pakistan’s relations with the U.S. have been placed under strain in recent years by the latter’s drone program, as well as by the most prominent (and in the United States, most popular) violation of Pakistani sovereignty – the clandestine raid that killed Osama bin Laden in his compound in Abbottabad.

15:45 // 1 year ago
February 20, 2013
17:43 // 1 year ago