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Acid hurled at two Pakistani teens in Karachi


December 26th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 26 (IANS) Two teenaged girls suffered horrific burns after a man threw acid at them in Pakistan's Karachi city.Kamran threw acid at Zarin, 19, and Irum, 18, in ... Read more...

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Pakistani parliament passes two bills for protection of women


December 13th, 2011 - 1:02 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 12 (IANS) Pakistani parliament's upper house, the Senate, Monday unanimously passed two landmark bills meant to protect women from negative customs and traditions and seeking severe punishments for ... Read more...

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Karachi youth killing: Court sentences one to death


August 12th, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 12 (IANS) An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan's port city of Karachi Friday sentenced to death a paramilitary trooper accused in the killing of an unarmed youth. Six others ... Read more...

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Raymond Davis’ release in accordance with Shariah laws: Pak Punjab Governor


March 21st, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar 21(ANI): Double murder-accused CIA contractor Raymond Davis was released by a Pakistani court after the heirs of the two victims pardoned him in return for blood-money worth 200 million rupees, ... Read more...

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Pak court dumps petition seeking ban on Facebook for ‘displaying blasphemous material’


March 1st, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar 1(ANI): The Lahore High Court has disposed of a petition seeking a ban on social networking website Facebook for displaying blasphemous material.Chief Justice Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry disposed of the ... Read more...

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Kerry heads to Pakistan after formal complaint against Davis (Lead)


February 15th, 2011 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 15 (IANS) Police in Pakistan Tuesday lodged a formal complaint in Lahore against US consular staffer Raymond Davis, arrested on charges of killing two Pakistani men, even as John ... Read more...

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Formal complaint filed against Davis in Lahore court


February 15th, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 15 (IANS) Police authorities have submitted a challan - a formal complaint - against Raymond Davis, a US consular staffer arrested on charges of killing two alleged robbers, before ... Read more...

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Raymond has diplomatic immunity: Pakistan’s ruling party


February 14th, 2011 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 14 (IANS) In the first sign of giving in to the US pressure on the Raymond Davis case, ruling Pakistan Peoples Party spokesman Fozia Wahab said Monday that the arrested ... Read more...

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US seeks immediate release of Davis


February 12th, 2011 - 6:21 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 12 (IANS) The US consul general in Lahore has called for immediate release of Raymond Davis, an American national arrested for gunning down two Pakistanis. While addressing the media Friday ... Read more...

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School kid booked for blasphemy in Karachi


January 30th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Jan 30 (IANS) A schoolboy has been arrested and slapped with charges of blasphemy here for writing derogatory remarks on his answer sheets against the Prophet, a media report stated Sunday. ... Read more...

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Karachi police arrests student on blasphemy allegations


January 30th, 2011 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Jan 30(ANI): The Karachi police has registered a blasphemy case against a student for writing derogatory remarks against Prophet.The police said Muhammad Samiullah, an intermediate student, was arrested on January 28, ... Read more...

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Blasphemy accused Pak-Christian woman may be shifted to women-only jail for safety


January 18th, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan 18(ANI): Aasia Bibi, the Pakistani-Christian woman sentenced to death on blasphemy charges, may be shifted to an all-women prison due to security concerns.The Punjab government is likely to shift Aasia ... Read more...

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Pakistani imam, son jailed on blasphemy charges


January 12th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 12 (IANS) A Pakistani court has sentenced to life imprisonment a mosque's chief clergy and his son for violating the country's blasphemy law, days after Punjab province governor Salmaan Taseer ... Read more...

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Sherry Rehman submits bill for removing draconian provisions of Pak blasphemy law


November 30th, 2010 - 7:15 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 30 (ANI): Amid announcements by religious forces in Pakistan to resist any move to change its blasphemy laws, former information minister and Pakistan People's Party MNA Sherry Rehman has ... Read more...

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Pak must knock sense into people who ‘mollycoddle the intolerant’: Daily Times


November 29th, 2010 - 7:20 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 29(ANI): The sentencing of a Christian woman to death for blasphemy in Pakistan is not just gaining momentum, it is leaving a torrent of controversy in its wake, where ... Read more...

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Court stays pardon of Pakistani woman sentenced to death


November 29th, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Nov 29 (IANS) The Lahore High Court Monday restrained Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari from granting pardon to Christian woman Aasia Bibi, who was sentenced to death on charges ... Read more...

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Pak’s blasphemy law is not God-given, but man-made: Salmaan Taseer


November 26th, 2010 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Nov 26 (ANI): Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer has said Pakistan's Blasphemy Law is man-made and not God-given, and that his meeting with blasphemy accused Pak-Christian woman- Aasia Bibi- is being politicised, ... Read more...

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Blasphemy accused Pak-Christian woman “innocent”: Minister


November 23rd, 2010 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Nov 23 (ANI): Pakistan's Minister for Minority Affairs, Shahbaz Bhatti, has said that Aasia Bibi, the Pakistani Christian woman sentenced to death on charges of blasphemy, is innocent."According to my own ... Read more...

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Zardari stays execution of blasphemy accused Pak-Christian woman


November 20th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 20 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has stayed the execution of a Christian mother sentenced to death on charges of blasphemy.On Friday, Zardari directed the federal minister for minorities, ... Read more...

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Zardari stays execution of Christian woman


November 19th, 2010 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Nov 19 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari Friday stayed the execution of a Christian woman who was sentenced to death on charges of blasphemy.The woman, Aasia Bibi, was ... Read more...

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Pope wants Pak-Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy released


November 18th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Vatican City, Nov 18 (ANI): Pope Benedict XVI has called for the release of Asia Bibi, a Christian woman in Pakistan facing the death sentence awarded by a court in the Nankana ... Read more...

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Jinnah Institute blasts Pak-Christian woman’s shocking death sentence for ‘blasphemy’


November 17th, 2010 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 17 (ANI): The Jinnah Institute in Pakistan has expressed its shock and dismay at the death sentence awarded to Aasia Bibi, a Christian lady and mother of five, by a ... Read more...

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In a first, Pak court orders execution of Christian woman for ‘blasphemy’


November 12th, 2010 - 6:39 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Nov 12 (ANI): A Pakistani court has sentenced a Christian woman to death for blasphemy in a first such conviction in the country.A local court in Nankana district sentenced 45-year-old Aasia ... Read more...

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Livid Malik refuses to resign, declares war on ‘mudslinging’ TV anchors


September 28th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep 28 (ANI): Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has refused to resign from office, saying he cannot be tagged as a beneficiary of the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO), and accused TV ... Read more...

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Pak Punjab Assembly’s minority members demand review of blasphemy laws


July 22nd, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, July 22 (ANI): In the wake of the brutal murder of two Christian brothers, who were charged for blasphemy, outside the Faisalabad court premises earlier this week, the minority members of ... Read more...

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Zardari signs bill against women harassment at workplace


January 30th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Jan.30 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has signed legislation against harassment of women at workplaces.'The Protection against Harassment of Women at Workplace Bill 2009' makes the offence punishable with ... Read more...

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Pak NA passes bill against sexual harassment of women at workplace


January 21st, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan.21 (ANI): The Pakistan National Assembly has passed a bill to amend the existing law against sexual harassment of women at workplace.The new amendment bill, which was moved in the Lower ... Read more...

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Gojra riots inquiry panel demands immediate changes in blasphemy laws to protect minorities


December 7th, 2009 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec. 7 (ANI): An inquiry panel into Pakistan's Gojra riots has proposed amendments to the country's existing blasphemy laws in order to avoid such incidents in future.Nine people- including four ... Read more...

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Tollywood actress Meera’s husband gets bail


September 30th, 2009 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Sep. 30 (ANI): A district court in Pakistan has granted bail to Lollywood actress Meera's alleged husband until October 5 on the charges of criminal intimidation.Earlier, Meera had had lodged an ... Read more...

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Meera and family members granted interim bail


September 6th, 2009 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, September 6 (ANI): Lollywood actress Meera and five other members of her family were granted interim bail until September 11 by a court on Saturday.Additional District and Sessions Judge Shafiqur ... Read more...

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Woman, 80, raped by 70-year-old ‘hakeem’


August 13th, 2009 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug 13 (ANI): An 80-year-old woman in Pakistan was allegedly raped by a 70-year-old 'hakeem' in his clinic after he intoxicated her.The elderly woman registered an FIR against the accused Ahmed ... Read more...

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Musharraf booked for judges’ house arrest


August 11th, 2009 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 11 (IANS) Acting swiftly on a court order, police here have booked former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf for ordering the house arrest of the Supreme Court judges he had ... Read more...

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Pak human rights body condemns killing of Christians in Gojra


August 4th, 2009 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Aug 4 (ANI): The Human Rights Society of Pakistan (HRSP) has condemned the brutal killing of innocent Christians in Gojra.According to a statement issued on Monday, the HRSP said these ... Read more...

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PML-N to leave no stone unturned to launch high treason case against Musharraf


July 28th, 2009 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 28 (ANI): The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has decided to launch a massive legal war against former President General Pervez Musharraf and pressurise the government to charge him for ... Read more...

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Lahore Police claims arresting RAW agent


July 12th, 2009 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, July 12 (ANI): The Lahore Police has claimed arresting an agent of the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), India's premier secret services organization.Lahore Police officials said they have arrested a man, ... Read more...

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