Pakistan's army wants TV news channel shut down

Apr 24, 2014

Pakistan's army wants TV news channel shut down

Pakistan’s powerful army has asked a government regulator to shut down a leading private news channel over what the military calls “false” reports that the country’s intelligence service shot one of its top anchors. Press freedom advocates on Wednesday decried the move against Geo ...

Pakistan police bust gang of suspected sectarian killers

Apr 19, 2014

Pakistan police bust gang of suspected sectarian killers

Pakistani police said Saturday they have arrested six men suspected of carrying out a series of high-profile sectarian killings in the eastern city of Lahore as part of the militant outfit Lashkar-e-Jhangvi. The arrests were a rare success for the police in the country’s ...

Pakistani madrassa names library after bin Laden

Apr 19, 2014

Pakistani madrassa names library after bin Laden

A controversial Pakistani cleric who runs an Islamic seminary for girls in the capital, Islamabad, has named the school’s newly built library in honor of Osama bin Laden, his spokesman and a school administrator said Friday. The tribute is an unusual first, though there ...

Pakistan brothers in cannibalism case face court

Apr 16, 2014

Pakistan brothers in cannibalism case face court

Two brothers arrested for the second time over accusations of cannibalism appeared in court Tuesday, police officials said, in a sensational case that has horrified Pakistanis. A judge in an anti-terrorism court in Sargodha district ordered the men detained for a week pending an ...

Pakistan judge frees baby in attempted murder case

Apr 12, 2014

Pakistan judge frees baby in attempted murder case

A Pakistani lawyer said Saturday that a judge had freed a 9-month-old boy accused of attempting to murder police in the eastern city of Lahore after police withdrew charges. Lawyer Irfan Tarar said the judge announced the decision after a court hearing during which ...

Pakistani baby accused of attempted murder

Apr 10, 2014

Pakistani baby accused of attempted murder

While many children his age are still learning how to crawl, a 9-month-old boy in Pakistan has been accused of attempted murder in a case observers say highlights endemic flaws in the country’s legal system. Baby Mohammad Musa along with his father and other ...

Pakistan's Musharraf survives apparent assassination attempt

Apr 3, 2014

Pakistan's Musharraf survives apparent assassination attempt

Pakistan’s former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, who is on trial for treason, narrowly escaped what police called an assassination attempt as a roadside bomb went off shortly before his convoy was due to pass early Thursday. The bomb was planted on Musharraf’s route from ...

Pakistan court indicts former President Musharraf for treason

Mar 31, 2014

Pakistan court indicts former President Musharraf for treason

A Pakistani court Monday indicted former military ruler Pervez Musharraf for treason on charges relating to his 2007 imposition of emergency rule, in a historic first for a country controlled for half of its history by the army. Tahira Safdar, one of three judges ...

Pakistan to form group to talk directly with Taliban

Mar 7, 2014

Pakistan to form group to talk directly with Taliban

Pakistan on Thursday announced it was setting up a state committee to hold direct talks with the Taliban in a bid to accelerate the peace process. Dialogue aimed at ending the Islamists’ seven-year insurgency, which has claimed thousands of lives, resumed on Wednesday following ...