The International Federation of Journalists joins its affiliate the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists in expressing outrage and condemning the killing of journalist Mushtaq Khand, a reporter for privately-owned Dharti TV, during a public meeting organised by the ruling Pakistan People's Party in Khairpur, in the south-eastern province of Sindh, ... (more)
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A Pakistani teenage activist shot in the head by the Taliban for demanding an education has left her beloved country for specialized medical treatment in Britain.http://www.topix.com/bigpic/mini-556da30a50dcd196e666f8464a5f44d8
Central Asia gas unlikely to reach Europe: WoodMac
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"China will balance domestic supply and its portfolio of imports, to avoid becoming too dependent on any one supplier," O'Rourke said. Although Central Asia could also supply Russia, Iran, India and Pakistan with gas, Wood Mackenzie said! that the ...
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'After recent efforts, Pak-India trade growing'
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"Growing trade between India and Pakistan will change the business and trade dynamics in South Asia because of the size of their economies," he said, "Pakistan and India can transform regional trade by linking Central Asia and Europe to South East Asia ...
The Taliban leader who apparently ordered the assassination of a Pakistani schoolgirl last week may not be well-known outside the remote, picturesque Swat Valley.http://www.topix.com/bigpic/mini-cb3a097e4e6b3467d2cc7aef6a4e30fe
Pakistani youths shouts slogans during a protest against the assassination attempt by Taliban on child activist Malala Yousafzai in Lahore on October 15, 2012.http://www.topix.com/bigpic/mini-7837344035ef1c635d613345ce19b035
In this Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012 file photo, 14-year-old schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai, is moved to a helicopter to be taken to Peshawar for treatment in Mingora, Swat Valley, Pakistan.http://www.topix.com/bigpic/mini-27b7a108d7d7f5497d0efd5f1f52d8cd
Pakistani villagers seek refuge on a dry patch in the flood-hit Jacobabad district of Sindh province, September 17, 2012.http://www.topix.com/bigpic/mini-e312b4440ea7bb59b76f24bb2962aabb
The fate of Australian sheep in Pakistan remains unknown, as the High Court has adjourned the case until tomorrow .
Pakistanis burn a U.S. flag during a protest against an anti-Islam movie in Islamabad on September 15.http://www.topix.com/bigpic/mini-7916f7809f42e3eee965477dd1f62b9d
The horrific shooting of a teenage girl by the Pakistani Taliban to silence her campaign for schooling for girls has forced a battered Pakistan to consider how it can tackle violent extremism after years of equivocation and toleration, analysts and politicians say.
Arifwala, Punjab: October 16, 2012. The Christian leaders of Pakpattan and Arifwala protested in District Headquarters Hospital and in front of District Police Office Arifwala to register a murder case against police on killing an old age Christian Niamat Masih here today who was tortured to death in Saddar Police Station Arifwala.http://www.topix.com/bigpic/mini-16bcda417b2cfe0779ebeac459ed06f3
On October 9, a Pakistani schoolgirl who dared to speak out against the Taliban took a bullet to the head for her act of defiance.http://www.topix.com/bigpic/mini-650410e992d40e39bc8f07e71ee33ff6
Pakistani soldiers fired heavy weapons into Indian Kashmir and killed three civilians on Tuesday, the Indian defence ministry said, in the latest reported skirmish between the rival nations.http://www.topix.com/bigpic/mini-d37cc3ccee892f4a961db5b9a2e5e21f
Gunmen on motorbikes have shot dead four people from the minority Shia Hazara community in the Pakistani city of Quetta, police say.http://www.topix.com/bigpic/mini-3f9545f17b2c64f47fde868be344f929
Noted Pakistani ghazal singer Ghulam Ali's house in Lahore was robbed of gold ornaments and cash worth Rs 7,00,000, a media report said Tuesday.http://www.topix.com/bigpic/mini-cfa61951268a53b3170be2f373169cb8
QUETTA, Pakistan: Gunmen shot dead four Shiite Muslims on Tuesday, in a fresh sectarian attack in Pakistan's troubled southwestern province of Baluchistan, police said.
A Pakistani mother and four of her children were killed Monday in a suspected arson attack on their home outside London, police said.http://www.topix.com/bigpic/mini-5d3ae77faa8844e1af283178d392aced
Pakistani officials say at least six law-enforcement officers were killed when more than 100 militants attacked a police station near the northwestern city of Peshawar.http://www.topix.com/bigpic/mini-32c6e8d8fa38919ff12f11951ad15838
They scarcely bat an eye when a truckload of blackened, bomb-shredded cars rolls out, or a Boeing 727 passenger jet, minus wings and tail, rolls in on the back of a giant trailer.
The 14-year-old Pakistani girl who was targeted and nearly killed by the Taliban for supporting education for girls has been flown to the United Kingdom for medical treatment.http://www.topix.com/bigpic/mini-3951415b4c8dbda06a89dc5f02f17eaa
India hopes people from Central Asia do not give fodder to fundamentalism: Ansari
He further discussed the potentials of and possible challenges faced by various countries like Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tazakhistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, China and Russia. "India hopes that the people of Central Asia do not provide fodder to ...
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India, Iran working on new ! mechanisms for transfer of payments
The minister also asked New Delhi to make up its mind on the issue of joining Iran-Pakistan-India (IPI) gas pipeline project. "Indian government has made a payment of Rs one billion for ... ( Central Asia) Seyyed Abbas Araghchi told reporters here ...
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Expectations from ECO
Among the political reasons were the estrangement between Pakistan and Iran that set in under Zia and, in later days, the expansion of the militant outfits' activities to Central Asia. This created suspicions in some of the countries about Pakistan's ! ...
Gwadar cooperation opens up Central Asia to global marketplace
New Delhi is pressing hard to increase its influence in Afghanistan and the rest of Central Asia, but once the port is developed, all these states will be dependent on Pakistan and will no longer remain under Indian influence. The closer Pakistani! b> ...
South and Central Asian regions
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Speaking at South and Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Contact Group meeting in Tokyo on Friday, Finance Minister Hafeez Shaikh highlighted the steps taken by the political leadership in Pakistan for increasing the regional c! ooperation. He ...
Afghanistan remains main problem for TAPI's implementation
Situation in Afghanistan still remains one of the major problems for the implementation of Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project, but nevertheless Bangladesh is willing to join it, German expert on Central Asia Michael ...
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Everyone's Competin! g For Access To This Country's Natural Gas Reserves
The reclusive Central Asian nation is far from alone, however, in hoping to capitalize on this fact. Numerous outsiders including, but not limited to Russia, India, Pakistan, Turkey, China, the US all hold interests in the nation's vast hydrocarbon stores.
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Pak-Russian ties reset
Notably, it is also owing to the Pakistan's province of Balochistan where China has invested billion of dollars to develop Gwadar seaport which could link Central Asian trade with rest of the world irritates US and India. Therefore, their secret ...
'Quadrilateral summit put off'
In fact, Russia wants a proper role into the region to have easy access to Central Asian states and this cannot be achieved without active support of Pakistan and good relations between India and Pakistan. The logic of the process of regroupings in ...
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We ! have taken bold steps to normalise ties with India: Pak
Pakistan straddles South Asia, West Asia and Central Asia and "is destined to become a bridge between these regions", she said. The people of Pakistan want peace within and outside the country and the central plank of Islamabad's foreign policy has ...
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A demonstrator reacts after Pakistani policemen fire tear gas during a protest against power cuts in Karachi in June.http://www.topix.com/bigpic/mini-fd45a2a829c9edb0d78839f088bb6ac9
While the overlooked war in Afghanistan grinds on, a group of officials in Washington, Kabul and Islamabad are exploring a bare-bones strategy that would narrow each side's demands to a set of minimum conditions for escaping the current diplomatic dead end.
Lacking the necessary cash and manpower, Pakistan is struggling to stem the flow of millions of dollars in ancient Buddhist artifacts that looters dig up in the country's northwest and smuggle to collectors around the world.
As Pakistan's mullahs railed against a US-made anti-Islam film, Naveed Haider's print works went into overdrive, running off hundreds of US flags for angry protesters to burn at demonstrations.http://www.topix.com/bigpic/mini-dde7f8ed9243d04f5eeb46c3609b4227
Over four million brick kiln workers in Pakistan are bonded labourers, tied by debt to their employers.http://www.topix.com/bigpic/mini-4da5d78c5635a359ab1c68a5065d265b
This undated image from video seized from the walled compound of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan and released by the U.S. Department of Defense shows a man identified by the U.S. government as Osama Bin Laden in front of a television.http://www.topix.com/bigpic/mini-f706fecac480f1a4188e856d609c657a
Karachi: October 3, 2012. A Prominent Baloch leader and former Vice President of Jamhoori Watan Party JWP when Nawab Mohammad Akber Bugti was President will again act from today as Special Advisor to Dr.http://www.topix.com/bigpic/mini-e6c0dd0005e06d42e61620abf5ea4ff4
A prominent Pakistani journalist, Abdul Haq Baloch, was shot dead on Saturday in the city of Khuzdar, Baluchistan province.
The News International, a newspaper based in Karachi, claimed that untrained workers stabbed and clubbed the animals to death, while some of the sheep were buried alive.http://www.topix.com/bigpic/mini-36d2eee9563ee10744ccd3191fa259ba
Pakistani police say they have found no evidence that a mentally challenged Christian girl burned pages with verses of the Koran, deemed a holy book by Muslims, in a case that sparked international upheaval, Worthy News learned.http://www.topix.com/bigpic/mini-7a305f8837345cbb6b5203e72b149927
Several friends of mine are among the 35 American activists assembling in Pakistan in recent days in an effort to seek ground truth on the impact of U.S. drone strikes on civilians there.http://www.topix.com/bigpic/mini-28320579d2ef3fb829d624286952c0fc
CPI inflation eased to 8.79% in September Staff Report KARACHI: The Consumer Price Index inflation, declining gradually during each passing month in the current financial year, has further eased to stand at 8.79 percent in September as against 9.05 percent in August, reaching a 33-month low.
A judge in Pakistan has directed a woman accused of running a brothel to "improve herself" by attending classes at a mosque every day for a month.http://www.topix.com/bigpic/mini-ffdb99898faec5613e53354acc0caaae
KARACHI: Pakistani authorities on Monday denied a report that thousands of Australian sheep culled over disease fears were killed improperly, insisting they were slaughtered in accordance with Islamic practice.
In this Aug. 11, 2009, file photo, Pakistani security force members stand near weapons they took from militants after a shootout which killed four militants, top right, in Kabal, in the Swat valley of Pakistan.
The recent series of news articles on so called love affair between Pakistani foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar and co-chairman of Pakistan People's Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, by Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury, is perfect example of propaganda covertly packaged as credible news without sufficient transparency concerning the news item's source and ... (more)http://www.topix.com/bigpic/mini-0ebc4a37346b4e18bf9aaf889948ad71
Unidentified assailants shot to death a prominent journalist on Saturday in the city of Khuzdar in Baluchistan province, according to news reports.
A former Pakistani lawmaker today offered a USD 200,000 bounty for anyone who kills the maker of an anti-Islam film during a protest against the movie in Peshawar, days after a federal minister announced a reward of USD 100,000 for eliminating the person behind the video.http://www.topix.com/bigpic/mini-8675bceb29828d414bca9d86636e5253
For the second time in less than two weeks, a prominent Pakistani is offering a six-figure bounty to anyone who kills the man who produced "Innocence of Muslims," a film that has offended many Muslims throughout the world.http://www.topix.com/bigpic/mini-2e7fa62a25b3e1f4502e701a51047e35
A Chinese state-owned company is taking over the management and development of Pakistan's economically and militarily strategic Gwadar Port after a Singaporean company pulled out of its 40-year contract.
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Diversifying an isolationist policy
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After Pakistan's embrace of jihad against India through non-state actors — who were also interested in penetrating Central Asia and China — the relationship with Moscow was hardly set to improve. Two factors have brought about a change. Pakistan's ...
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India takes umbrage at Pakistan raising Kashmir at UN
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Turning to India's neighbourhood, Krishna said: "We have a vision of a peaceful, stable and prosperous region with enhanced cooperation and connectivity linking us with Central Asia, the Gulf and South-East Asia." "Within South Asia, we have sought to ...
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A road to peace
Many in Pakistan believe that the Silk Road strategy adapted by the US is to impinge on the vast natural resources in South Asia, since the whole world is now running out of their resources. Some analysts have described this ... It was thought that ...
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Central Asia: India's New Strategic Neighborhood!
India's alliance building in Central Asia is emblematic of this policy shift. Walter Russell Mead recently blogged that in the past, Indian policy makers would list three enemies: Pakistan, Pakistan and Pakistan. But the old rivalry of South Asia now ...
New developments on the horizonCalcutta Telegraph
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Has India begun loving Pakistan?
It is a stated objective of India to establish trade and economic relations with Central Asian States (CARs) by signing transit agreement with Pakistan. India has been pressing Pakistan to let to increase its trade volume with Pakistan. India has been ...
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Ties with US a great priority for India: SM Krishna!
"This will enable India to reconnect more closely with Central Asia, and also contribute to stability and prosperity in inter-linked South and Central Asian regions," Krishna said. (For updates you can share with your friends, follow IBNLive on ...
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