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Violence of Pakistani ,Hazaras Brave Uncertain Journey

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April 28

  Some migrants are arrested by police officers and border guards along the way and deported back to Pakistan; others are extorted or abandoned by the traffickers, or robbed on the roadside. In many cases, they end up paying thousands of dollars more — in bribes to crooked border officers or supplemental fees to smugglers — so they can keep pressing toward Australia.

The last leg is the most treacherous. In Indonesia, migrants buy tickets aboard small, overcrowded boats bound for Christmas Island, a small Australian territory about 240 miles off the Indonesian coast, where they apply for political asylum. There, they join other boat people — Sri Lankans, Iranians, Afghans, Iraqis.

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Fleeing Pakistan Violence, Hazaras Brave Uncertain Journey

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April 28

Ali, a Hazara originally from Quetta, in western Pakistan, now living in Karachi. The 26-year-old said he was quitting his accounting studies to leave for Australia.

Written By DECLAN WALSH

KARACHI, Pakistan — Stranded in a dingy hotel in the heart of this port city, waiting for the smuggler’s call, Hussain felt at once trapped and poised for freedom

Behind lay his hometown, Quetta, the city in western Pakistan that has become a killing ground for Sunni sectarian death squads that hunt Shiites. So far this year they have killed almost 200 people, and Hussain was nearly one of them. Lifting a pants leg, he displayed an eight-inch scar from a bomb blast in January.

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10 people dead in bomb blast at Karachi election office

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April 27

At least 10 people, including four children, were killed and 24 wounded when a car bomb exploded outside an election office in Pakistan's commercial hub of Karachi

The bomb blast occurred on Friday, near the office of the Awami National Party's (ANP) candidate in the neighbourhood of Mominabad, police said, Al Jazeera reported. 

 

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Nine dead in Karachi bomb attack on ANP

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April 27

KARACHI: At least nine people were killed and more than 40 injured — including six children — in an explosion near an Awami National Party (ANP) office in the Mominabad area of Orangi Town on Friday





According to the bomb disposal squad explosives were planted in a rickshaw. The explosives were attached to a remote-controlled device.

 

 

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Blast Near MQM office In Karachi kills 5, injures 12

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April 25

Karachi: At least five people including three brothers have been killed and 14 others injured after an explosive material went off near the election office of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) in North Nazimabad area of Karachi, a metropolitan of Pakistan


Three brothers among 4 dead in the blast incident, said hospital’s administration.


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blasts In Quetta:Four killed, 30 hurt as 4 blasts rock Quetta

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April 23

[24-April-2013]
QUETTA: 
The city of Quetta on Tuesday was rocked by four back-to-back explosions, spreading panic and fear among residents.


A suicide bomber in a car killed at least four people, when he blew himself up near a Fronteir Corps (FC) checkpost near the Shia-dominated area of Alamdar Road. The blast killed at least two Frontier Corps (FC) personnel, and injured 40 others, including four children.

 

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Karachi blast: MQM to observe Wednesday as day of mourning

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April 23

[24-April-2013]

Blast in Karachi kills 3, injures 12


KARACHI:
 At least three persons were reported killed and twelve others injured in apowerful blast at a bus stop near People’s Chowrangi in North Nazimabad Karachi here on Tuesday 

Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Tuesday announced to observe a day of mourning all across the province of Sindh following what it said killings and injuries of its workers as a result of today’s blast at its camp office here


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The bomb was planted in a motorbike
Police and rescue services reached the site of  incident soon after the blast and shifted the injured people to Abbasi Shaheed hospital.



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Dagestani jihadist group issues statement on Boston bombings – by Thomas Joscelyn

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April 23

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Vilayat Dagestan, a jihadist group that is part of the Caucasus Emirate, an al Qaeda-linked group operating in the North Caucasus, has issued a statement on the Boston Marathon bombings.

The group released the statement on its main website earlier today, citing “speculation” in the press that one of the bombers “could be affiliated with the mujahideen of the Caucasus Emirate, in particular, the mujahideen of Dagestan.” The statement has been translated by the SITE Intelligence Group.

The organization’s statement references Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of two brothers responsible for the bombings, who reportedly traveled to Dagestan and Chechnya last year.

 

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Thank you, CM Najam Sethi: PML-N-led mob targets Christian locality in Gujranwala

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April 03

Sunni Muslim mob targets Christian locality in Gujranwala ‘for disrespecting Islam’

[03-April-2013]

LAHORE - In a renewed attack on minorities, a violent Sunni Muslim mob, mostly comprising Deobandi militants of Sipah-e-Sahaba (ASWJ), attacked a Christian locality in Gujranwala on Wednesday (3 April 2013), damaging shops, houses and vehicles belonging to the local Christians following a clash between the youths of the two communities last night, Pakistan Today has learnt.

 

According to initial information, a group of Christian boys was snubbed by a local cleric for playing music on their cell phones while passing by a mosque on Tuesday evening.

 

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Pakistan: Killing Of Human Rights Defender Ms Perveen Rehman

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March 26

[13-March-2013] 

Human rights defender Ms Perveen Rehman was shot and killed by armed motorcyclists, close to her offices. Perveen Rehman was a social and economic rights defender, working with communities in the slums of Karachi.

 

Perveen Rehman was director of the Orangi Pilot Project, one of Pakistan's most successful non-for-profit social programmes, which helps local communities escape from poverty. Perveen Rehman had recently been documenting the situation in villages close to Karachi, which are affected by land grabbers and religious extremists.

 

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