Following 10,000-people-strong road blockade on Saturday
(PESHAWAR, Pakistan) — Thousands of people protesting U.S. drone strikes blocked a road in northwest Pakistan on Saturday used to truck NATO troop supplies and equipment in and out of Afghanistan, the latest sign of rising tension caused by the attacks.
The protest, led by Pakistani politician and cricket star Imran Khan, had more …
The drone strike targeted an Islamic seminary allegedly linked to the Haqqani insurgent network
(GADANI, Pakistan) — Fifteen year-old Sammi Baluch has been walking for nearly a month through southern Pakistan’s parched, mountainous landscape in the hope of finding her father, who disappeared four years ago after being taken by security forces.
She is part of a group of around two dozen activists making the 700-kilometer …
(PARACHINAR, Pakistan) — A suspected U.S. drone carried out a rare missile strike in northwest Pakistan outside the country’s remote tribal region on Thursday, killing at least five people, including three Afghan militants, Pakistani police and security officials said.
The missiles hit an Islamic seminary in Hangu district in Khyber …
(LAHORE, Pakistan) — Police say gunmen on a motorcycle have killed a Shiite Muslim university director and his driver in eastern Pakistan in a possible sectarian attack.
Police officer Nazir Asif Rizvi says Shabbir Shah and his driver were killed in the city of Gujrat on Tuesday as he was heading to work at the University of Gujrat. …
Former military chief could face the death penalty if convicted
(ISLAMABAD) — Pakistan’s interior minister says the government plans to put former President Pervez Musharraf on trial for treason.
Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said Sunday that the government would put Musharraf on trial under Article 6 of the constitution for declaring a state of emergency in 2007 and suspending the …
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‘I believe the gun has no power at all,’ said the 16-year-old girls’ education activist
(ISLAMABAD) — The Pakistani government says it has appointed a new ambassador to the United States.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement on Friday that Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani has been appointed as the new ambassador to Washington.
Jilani is a career diplomat who joined the foreign service in 1979. …
The elevation of the commander who ordered the shooting of Malala will be a major obstacle to any peace negotiations
The Taliban commander who ordered the shooting of Malala gets a promotion