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Karachi:9 killed as bomb hits SHC judge's convoy in Karachi

June 26

KARACHI  - At least nine people were killed and 15 others injured when a bomb hit Sindh High Court judge Maqbool Baqir s convoy in Karachi on Wednesday

According to police, Justice Baqir was going to court when a bomb attached to a motorcycle went off near his vehicle.

Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Memon said that Justice Baqir was wounded in the attack and he is being treated at Agha Khan Hospital.


GILGIT:10 including 9 foreigners killed in Gilgit, north Pakistan

June 23

GILGIT: Twenty-five local tour guides were arrested in connection with the killing of foreign mountaineers in Gilgit Baltistan on Sunday.

Security forces also took two eyewitnesses with them for questioning.

The victims include two Pakistanis, three Chinese, five Ukrainians and one Russian tourist.

Three injured tourists were shifted to hospital.

Meanwhile, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar met Chinese and Ukrainian diplomats to express condolence. He said two Chinese, one Nepali and one Chinese American have been identified while the process is under way to identify six others.

“We strongly condemn the terrorist attack,” he said.

Ukrainian envoy said that he took up the matter with the Pakistani government. He hoped that Pakistan would bring the culprits to book.


Peshawar:Suicide Blast In Madrassa Hussaini Leave 17 Dead

June 21

PESHAWAR: A suicide bomber blew himself up in Gulshan Colony, Peshawar, killing 15 and leaving 22 injured, Express News reported on Friday.

The Hussaini Madrassa in the area was the target of the blast. The interior of the madrassa was destroyed. There were around 40 people inside the madrassa at the time of the blast.

The madrassa has the capacity to hold up to 80 people. People inside the madrassa were preparing for Friday prayers at the time of the blast.

A rescue operation was conducted. The injured were shifted to a nearby local hospital and security forces sealed the affected areas.

President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Chief Altaf Hussain condemned the attack.


Blast in Quetta kills 11 women's university students

June 15

QUETTA: Two blasts in Quetta have left over 11 dead and more than 20 injured.

The first blast took place on a bus parked in the parking lot of Sardar Bahadur Khan University


A powerful blast ripped through a bus of a women's university in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta today, killing 11 students and injuring 22 others.

The incident occurred within the campus of Sardar Bahadur Khan Women's University at Brewery Road.

Students and faculty members were in the stationary bus when a bomb planted inside went off.

They were waiting to go home after the end of classes.

Police officials said 11 girls, all students of the university, were killed.

Twenty-two injured people, most of them students, were taken to a nearby hospital.

Doctors described the condition of three of them as serious.

Several girls sustained severe burn injuries as the explosion triggered a fire in the bus.


Taliban claim bomb in southwest Pakistan that kills 13

May 24

The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility on Thursday for a bomb that killed 11 security personnel and two civilians in the southwestern city of Quetta.

Sixteen people were wounded in the attack in the capital of Baluchistan province, and the death toll could rise, police said. The bomb was planted in a three-wheeled auto-rickshaw and blew up as a truck carrying the security men passed by.

"We proudly claim responsibility for Thursday's blast in Quetta and the target was local police. The Baluchistan police recently arrested and killed some of our colleagues belonging to the Swat Taliban," said Taliban spokesman Ihsanullah Ihsan.

Swat is a region in northwest Pakistan that the militants have tried to control for years.



Life as One of the Most-Persecuted Ethnic Groups on the Planet

May 22


Three girls from the Hazara ethnic group sit in a cave in Bamiyan, Afghanistan on December 15, 2001. The Taliban forced tens of thousands of Shi'ite Muslims to flee into the mountains during their rule over the country in the 1990s and early 2000s. (Peter Andrews/Reuters)

Imagine that you live in Afghanistan. Your ancestors have lived there for hundreds of years, but you are a minority. In fact, you are a minority two times over, because the religion you practice is different from the one most people practice, and the way you look is different from the way most people look.


76 killed in and outside Baghdad in a string of bombings

May 21

A series of blasts have rocked the Iraqi capital and its neighborhood killing at least 76 people and wounding dozens - the deadliest wave of violence in eight months.

In Baquba, a town 50 miles outside Baghdad, 43 people were killed and 56 were wounded after Friday prayers. The blast was followed by a second explosion tearing into the crowds of people who rushed to the scene to help the victims, police told Reuters.

“I was about 30 meters from the first explosion. When the first exploded, I ran to help them, and the second one went off. I saw bodies flying and I had shrapnel in my neck,” Hashim Munjiz, a college student, told Reuters.

The second bombing, at a funeral south of the capital, killed eight and wounded 11, AP said quoting medical sources.


Sharif stages comeback in landmark Pakistan election

May 13

Toppled in a 1999 coup, jailed and exiled, Nawaz Sharif has made a triumphant election comeback and was heading for a third term as Pakistan's prime minister.

The polls were a landmark, marking the first time one elected government will replace another. But the vote failed to realize the hopes of many that dynastic politics would end after years of misrule and corruption.

The wealthy steel magnate from the pivotal Punjab province held off a challenge from former cricket star Imran Khan who had hoped to break decades of dominance by Sharif and the Pakistan People's Party led by the Bhutto family.

Sharif, 63, declared victory in a jubilant speech to supporters as results from Saturday's election showed a overwhelming lead for his party.

"Results are still coming in, but this much is confirmed: we're the single largest party so far," he declared to hoots of joy from the crowd in Punjab's capital, Lahore.

"Please pray that by morning we're in a position that we don't need the crutch of coalition partners."



WATCH: Our Ad Campaign Has Now Hit Pakistani Airwaves

May 08

MSP has produced two advertisements to promote a message of anti-terrorism, no matter your class, religion, or ethnicity. Share these videos across your social media accounts and use your vote in this election to prevent attacks on any and all Pakistanis.  


What Pakistan’s Election Means to Its People

May 06


 A night rally for the independent candidate Jamshed Dasti in the district of Muzaffargarh.

Diego Ibarra Sanchez for The New York TimesA night rally for the independent candidate Jamshed Dasti in the district of Muzaffargarh.



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