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Shias are worst victims of state repression in Pakistan

By Allabaksh   It is difficult to believe but true that Pakistan, a country created for Muslims, for Sunnis and Shias alike, has today become a nightmare for millions of Shias living there. A well-known writer and a member of the famous political family in Pakistan, Fatima Bhutto, said the ...

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MAY BRINGS BAD TIDINGS FOR PAKISTAN

By Manzoor Ahmed May 2016 has been a bad month for Pakistan. Its impotent anger and fears are becoming more public than ever before. It is not at war, so there is no war hysteria to keep the people glued together. It is not at peace – either with itself, ...

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Pakistan;Terrorists challenge judiciary

KARACHI: Terrorists have posed a challenge to the courts by kidnapping Owais Ali Shah, son of Sindh High Court (SHC) Chief Justice Sajjad Ali Shah, while the law enforcing and investigation agencies have  failed so far to recover him. An eight-member committee, which includes two DIGs, four SSPs and inspectors, ...

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39pc of Pakistanis live in poverty; Fata, Balochistan worst hit

by AMIN AHMED Nearly 39 per cent of Pakistanis live in multidimensional poverty with the highest rates in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) and Balochistan. Though the national poverty rates have dropped from 55 to 39pc since 2004. According to Pakistan’s first ever Multidim­ensional Poverty Index (MPI), launched on ...

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All flood warning radars in Pakistan obsolete

by KHALEEQ KIANI The country’s seven flood warning radars are now obsolete, this was disclosed at a meeting presided over by the federal minister for planning and development, Ahsan Iqbal, on flood preparedness and monsoon rains forecast by the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD). Those present at the meeting were also ...

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UK asks Pakistan to share evidence of extortion against MQM

By OWEN BENNETT-JONES Newly revealed Scotland Yard documents list over 70 past and present Muttahida Qaumi Movement-related bank accounts in London with 26 in the name of party chief Altaf Hussain and 38 in the name of Tariq Mir, the party’s former finance chief. There are another 12 accounts in ...

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