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.
KARACHI: Unidentified armed men shot dead college principal within the vicnity of Liaquatabad police station
Sources said college principal Sibt-e-Jaffar was on his way from the college to his home on motor cycle, when unidentified armed men intercepted him in Liaquatabad area and opened fire, killing him on the spot.
Meanwhile, The Shie Ulema council has announced three days of mournig and demanded that the killers be arrested immediately.
Sindh Professors and Lecturers Association (SAPLA) has also announced to shut colleges on Tuesday against the killing of Sibt-e-Jaffar.
PESHAWAR: A suicide bomber blew himself up outside two neighbouring mosques in the town of Hangu in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, killing at least 27 people and wounding over 40 others,
* 50 others wounded as suicide bomber detonates explosives packed into a motorcycle in a narrow lane containing both Shia and Sunni mosques
According to police, the bomber detonated his explosives as worshippers poured out after Friday (Jummah) prayers in the crowded Pat Market area.
At Least 22 shiite Muslims Have Been Martyred and Several Others injured in a suicideBlast Of Terrorists Outside a shia Mosque in Pat market of District Hangu
KARACHI: At least 60 people including women and children were killed and over 140 others sustained injuries after a powerful blast ripped through a densely populated area near Abbas Town, Health Department of Sindh said Sunday.
The injured and deceased included women and children.
A car containing explosives was detonated at the entrance of Iqra City and demolished two apartment buildings and nearby shops. Bomb Disposal Squad officials determined that a 150kg device was used.
QUETTA: A massive bomb targeting the shia Hazara tore through a busy Quetta market, killing as many as 63 people on Saturday including women and children and wounding 180 others, police and officials said.
The bomb, planted in a tanker on a tractor trolley ripped, through a packed bazaar in Hazara town, on Kirani road located on the outskirts of Quetta at around 6:00 pm.
“At least 63 people have been killed and 180 injured. Most of them were from the shia community,” Quetta city police chief Zubair Mehmood told reporters.
LAHORE: Thousands of angry protesters on Saturday set ablaze more than 178 houses/shops belonging to Christians over a blasphemy row in Lahore, the capital of Pakistan’s most populous province, Punjab, officials said.
Over 3,000 protesters turned violent over derogatory remarks against Prophet Mohammed (PBUH)
allegedly made by Sawan Masih, a 28-year-old Christian, three days earlier, police official Multan Khan said.
QUETTA / KARACHI: Hundreds of Shias protesting on Alamdar Road in Quetta announced the end of their four-day long sit-in on Monday after the government announced the imposition of governor’s rule in Balochistan,
An AFP photographer said families had started to take bodies of loved ones killed on Thursday to a local mosque to prepare them for burial.
The protest called by Qaumi Yakjehti Council (QYC) had continued for four days despite cold weather and rain, in which bereaved families sat on the roads alongside bodies of those who were killed in the blast. The protesters had claimed that they will not bury the bodies, which were slowly decomposing, till the government hands over Quetta to the army and imposes a governor rule.
Movement for Solidarity and Peace in Pakistan is building a nation of peace activists and nonviolent resisters. Together we will rise up and demonstrate once and for all that the terrorists who currently control Pakistan are nothing but lunatic cowards. This violence is not about religion - it is war by another means. All the Gulf Oil money in the world will not win it. The power of truth in nonviolence shall prevail.
On Thursday January 10th two bombs were exploded in a crowded area on Alamdar Road, Quetta, an area where most of Hazara and other Shias reside, killing 92 Hazara Shias and injuring more than 200. Earlier in the day, a bomb blast occurred in Meezan Choke close to a security check point manned by Frontier Corp (FC) personnel. Twelve people were killed in this blast, including bystanders.
Although the first blast was claimed to have been carried out by Baloch rebels, it appears that it was a strategy to engage and divert attention of the Pakistan Frontier Corps (FC) and other security personnel and carry out the other two well-planned blasts in Hazara area with devastating effects.
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