Everyone in the teeming, tense community of Muslims and Christians just outside Islamabad seems to have a different story about the young girl and the Koran.http://www.topix.com/bigpic/mini-f683e0f85247fea0b69439f710f0f360
Thousands of Indian citizens fled major urban centers such as Bangalore and Hyderabad for the security of their home states as rumors swirled online late last week of imminent attacks against them.
An unmanned American aircraft fired missiles at a vehicle in a Pakistani tribal area bordering Afghanistan Tuesday, killing five suspected militants and injuring two, Pakistani intelligence officials said.
Muslims torched Christian homes and "destroyed" a church in a slum area of Islamabad while suspected militants shot at another church outside Pakistan's capital, after the jailing of a mentally handicapped Christian girl for "blasphemy", witnesses said Tuesday, August 21.
Pakistani Girl Arrested For Blasphemy
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Women in short skirts and men with gelled hair bump and grind on a dance floor as a disc jockey pumps up the volume.
Will Gen Kayani's increasingly conservative soldiers fight the Waziri militants, who have long been lauded as a sword arm of Pakistan, asks Ajai Shukla.http://www.topix.com/bigpic/mini-6f30528f5a0f4ca0b660c33f970c0cf9
Osama bin Laden has been dead for more than a year, but dozens of people are shelling out big bucks to kill him again in a real-life, role-play game in Minnesota.http://www.topix.com/bigpic/mini-0d104d78736cad7c72ee0c816f28773e
A Christian girl was sent to a Pakistani prison after being accused by her furious Muslim neighbors of burning pages of the Islamic holy book, the Quran, in violation of the country's strict blasphemy laws.http://www.topix.com/bigpic/mini-a82cae69ce4fd97d8b71336a12e9a241
Over 2,000 Pakistani nationals are overstaying since 1995 in Nagpur despite the expiry of their visitors visa, a RTI query has found.http://www.topix.com/bigpic/mini-8675bceb29828d414bca9d86636e5253
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Silk Road extending from Europe through Egypt, Somalia, the Arabian Peninsula, Iran, Afghanistan, Central Asia, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Java-Indonesia, and Vietnam until it reaches China. The land routes are red, and the water routes are blue ...
China is planning to increase investments in Pakistan, and some Pakistanis feel China is trying to become a new colonial power.http://www.topix.com/bigpic/mini-fca4a4421001dac8c4b84fdce6096509
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Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari is closely following the affair. Yesterday, he ordered the Interior Ministry to investigate the matter. At the same time, he said that Christian lives and property must be protected. "We will not allow the misuse of ...
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American drones fired a flurry of missiles in a Pakistani tribal area bordering Afghanistan Sunday, killing a total of 10 suspected militants, Pakistani officials said.
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Pakistan shut down mobile phone networks overnight in major cities to prevent Taliban and Al-Qaeda attacks as celebrations began for the biggest Muslim festival of the year.http://www.topix.com/bigpic/mini-fb5be7793197b9c0ae413af1beb3b5b1
Abbottabad? No, it's New Hope, Minn., where participation in a make-believe SEAL mission is yours for just $325. The raid that killed Osama bin Laden provided a lucrative business idea for one former Navy SEAL, who is now charging $325 per person to reenact the covert military operation.http://www.topix.com/bigpic/mini-462e74cbe9394ff966ff0685164a34a3
Cleric Hafiz Mohammad Zubair, third from right, meets with residents in a suburb of Islamabad, Pakistan at a local mosque on Monday, Aug.http://www.topix.com/bigpic/mini-0cc0ce7336555b4983fbfda3a757f4e1
Islamabad, Aug 20: With no new Urdu or Punjabi films releasing on Eid in Pakistan, movie buffs in the port city of Karachi are flocking to theatres showing action movies "The Dark Knight Rises" and "The Expendables 2". Moviegoers were excited with reports that said at least a couple of Urdu films and a few Punjabi movies were to see the light of ... (more)http://www.topix.com/bigpic/mini-998060107972a63178939d1be916f3a6
Liaquat has recently returned to Geo TV, Pakistan's top TV channel, amid much fanfare and an even bigger salary.http://www.topix.com/bigpic/mini-cafe4aa814e1f9042a9d1237cddca7ed
An 11-year-old Christian Pakistani girl said to suffer from a mental disorder could face the death penalty under the country's notorious blasphemy laws, after she was accused by her neighbours of deliberately burning sacred Islamic texts.http://www.topix.com/bigpic/mini-b1837c614b888fe7bee38a310483faf9
Pakistan on Sunday rejected the Indian stand on the doctored MMS that triggered exodus of Northeast Indians from Bangalore, saying Indian Home Secretary RK Singh's statement is highly irresponsible, reported Indian media.
ISLAMABAD: A Christian girl with Down's Syndrome has been arrested on blasphemy charges in Pakistan, accused of burning pages inscribed with verses from the Koran, police and activists said on Sunday.
Hurricane Gordon sped across the Atlantic early Sunday toward the eastern Azores islands, where a hurricane warning is in effect, U.S. forecasters in Miami said.
ISLAMABAD: To mark the 67th anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Indonesia, the country's Ambassador Ishak Latuconsina and Butar Latuconsina hosted a reception at the Serena Hotel on Friday.
At least 22 people were confirmed dead after a violent attack against Shia Muslims in northwestern Pakistan, officials said Thursday.
Tall, stately and handsome, a young son of the present Khan of Kalat Mir Suleman Daud Ahmadzai has pledged allegiance to Pakistan, unlike his father who says he will give hs life for the freedom of Balochistan.http://www.topix.com/bigpic/mini-004caba7a6ef033e4a0f5c3831ba2324
QUETTA, : A suicide bomber blew up his explosive-laden car at a check post in Quetta overnight killing five people including three soldiers, an official said Saturday.
A Pakistani official says a suicide car bomber has killed five security troops at a road checkpoint in the country's volatile southwest.http://www.topix.com/bigpic/mini-22b46d8ebc19c135753782198a8f452f
At least five people, among them four members of a paramilitary force, died in a suicide bomb attack early Saturday in Pakistan's Quetta city.
US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta had said on Monday that Pakistan had decided to launch a military operation against Pakistani Taliban in North Waziristan but the campaign was not against the Haqqani network.
Nine people were killed by Pakistani security forces after the assailants stormed into runway area of the Pakistan Air Force Base Minhas about 2 a.m. Thursday, reports from Islamabad detail.
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Islamabad: Islamabad has refused to ask India for a no-objection certificate needed to get multilateral funding for a dam in the disputed Gilgit-Baltistan region, a media report said Tuesday.
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KARACHI: The Department of Youth Affairs, Government of Sindh, and Habib University Foundation organised an event here on Sunday to celebrate the International Youth Day.
At least 20 militants and five soldiers were killed when Pakistani forces and a group of militants clashed in northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, military officials said.
Pakistan has indicated that it plans to launch combat operations against Taliban militants soon in a tribal area near the Afghan border that also serves as a haven for leaders of the al-Qaida-affiliated Haqqani network, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Monday.
Brother of prominent Balochi TV news producer Razzak Sarbazi along with his friend were forcibly adbucted by Pakistan's intelligence services from the zoological garden in Karachi Sunday afternoon.http://www.topix.com/bigpic/mini-ff332f3a710ca3c78f55ee0aed52ec0e
Pakistani students visit the mausoleum of Mohammed Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan, to mark Independence Day in Karachi Aug.http://www.topix.com/bigpic/mini-43fb175879edfb3d1e596490a07007bb
Pakistani Rangers and Indian Border Security Force lower their respective country flags during the daily parade at the Pakistan-India joint check-post at Wagah border, on the outskirts of Lahore May 11, 2010.http://www.topix.com/bigpic/mini-0bae3aa2eb9305d7e459b5476ac3754f
When a Pakistani family dispute over land degenerated into cold-blooded murder, Zaman Khan was quickly in over his head.
"The latest victims of this paediatric disease are children in the Mohmand Agency of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas where nine deaths have been confirmed as a result of non-vaccination," Dr.http://www.topix.com/bigpic/mini-0ec430e794fd514ca3e3fe77bf022721
Prime Minister Raja Parvez Ashraf has expressed the resolve to transform Pakistan into a truly welfare state.
KABUL: The Wolesi Jirga Speaker Abdul Rauf Ibrahim has said the ISAF Commander General John Allen had told him that they could no more tolerate Pakistan's mortar attacks on Afghanistan.
ISLAMABAD: A moderate 5.4-magnitude earthquake struck the far northern region of Pakistan early Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.
Police say a woman may have been padlocked in the bedroom of her boyfriend's New Jersey apartment for long periods of time over the span of years.
President Asif Ali Zardari said the government is committed to better relations between Pakistan and India and he hopes that search by the two countries for peaceful resolution to all disputes through sustained and productive dialogue will bear fruit.
On the initiative and with support of the First Lady of Azerbaijan, Mehriban Aliyeva, Pakistan Sweet Home Foundation, functioning under the secretariat of Pakistani Prime Minister, organized an iftar dinner for 1,200 inmates of 11 orphanages of the country.http://www.topix.com/bigpic/mini-78630a73e13223f2aa84696a1496ad57
QUETTA, : Two Pakistanis were killed in an attack by Nato helicopters in an Afghan area close to the border with Pakistan on Sunday evening.
The wife of a Maryland man abducted in Pakistan is pleading for his safe return on the one-year anniversary of his kidnapping, saying her husband is in poor health and is missed by grandchildren who ask for him every day.
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Every year during the Islamic holy month of Ramzan, the Indian High Commission in Pakistan mounts an operation with military-like precision to spread goodwill and give Pakistanis a taste of some of India's finest sweets.
Afghan officials have held secret talks with the Taliban's former second in command who is in detention in Pakistan in a move which could help rekindle stalled peace talks with the insurgents, according to senior officials from both countries.http://www.topix.com/bigpic/mini-967d9a100f5948f304e48e25c310cc11
Islamabad, Aug 12: Pakistan has offered help to Iran after powerful earthquakes there killed 250 people and injured about 1,800 others, Geo News reported Sunday.
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He said the growing gender discrimination and violation of women rights has created an alarming situation in Pakistan.