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Ex-Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Sentenced to 10 Years Over Corruption

Ex-Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Sentenced to 10 Years Over Corruption

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been found guilty of corruption and sentenced to 10 years in prison and a $10.5m fine, dealing a heavy blow to his political career. Judge Muhammad Bashir read the verdict before a packed courtroom in the capital Islamabad on Friday. The case relates to the ownership of four […]

Pakistan’s City with No Water

Pakistan’s City with No Water

The City with no water: Imagine having to spend half your salary or more buying water, sometimes only available illegally from criminals. Or if water taps in your area only ran once a fortnight in the middle of the night for less than two hours. That was the situation for millions in the city of […]

Exclusive Factbox – Which Are the World’s 10 Most Dangerous Countries for Women?

Exclusive Factbox – Which Are the World’s 10 Most Dangerous Countries for Women?

India named as the world’s most dangerous country for women in a survey of global experts India was named as the world’s most dangerous country for women in a survey of global experts released on Tuesday. The Thomson Reuters Foundation survey of about 550 experts on women’s issues ranked war-torn Afghanistan and Syria in second […]

Fencing starts along Pakistan’s disputed border with Afghanistan in bid to stop fighters’ movement

Fencing starts along Pakistan’s disputed border with Afghanistan in bid to stop fighters’ movement

Pakistan’s military has begun fencing parts of its disputed northwestern border with Afghanistan to curb the movement of Pakistani Taliban fighters it says are based on Afghan soil, according to a statement. Fencing started in the Pakistani Bajaur and Mohmand districts, which border the eastern Afghan provinces of Nangarhar and Kunar, Pakistan’s Army Chief Qamar […]

Pakistan fears India’s new giant flag could be used for spying

Pakistan fears India’s new giant flag could be used for spying

Pakistan has expressed fears that neighboring India’s new 360 foot (110 meter) high flag, which can be seen all the way from Lahore, could be used to as a spying mechanism. India erected the flag in Attari, just 200 meters from the Attari-Wagah border in Punjab in northern India on Sunday. The flag is 80 […]

Pakistan set to execute severely mentally ill man

Pakistan set to execute severely mentally ill man

A mentally ill man in Pakistan is set to be executed in a sentencing deemed “appalling” by human rights experts. Pakistan’s interior ministry handed down a so-called “black warrant” confirming that it plans to hang Imdad Ali – who suffers from paranoid schizophrenia – on November 2. Mr Imdad, 50, was sentenced to death in […]

Pakistan bans all Indian media – movies, TV blacked out

Pakistan bans all Indian media – movies, TV blacked out

Pakistan has taken a firm stand against India. It has decided to ban all Indian media, TV channels and radio broadcasts. The decision has been taken in national interest. A top official has called upon the public to endorse the ban reminding citizens to be Pakistani and see Pakistani. He has said, “We should only […]

ISIS Is Now Shooting Civilians

ISIS Is Now Shooting Civilians

The ISIS group has been shooting at civilians as they try to flee the nearly two-week battle between Iraqi government forces and IS militants in the city of Fallujah, west of Baghdad, an international aid organization and Iraqi military say. On Sunday, the militants shot and killed seven civilians and seven IS defectors inside Fallujah […]

72 killed as Taliban suicide bomber blows himself up in Pakistan

72 killed as Taliban suicide bomber blows himself up in Pakistan

More than 70 people, including 29 children, have been killed by a Taliban suicide bomber who targeted Christians near a children’s playground in a park in Pakistan. Some 300 people were injured when explosives packed with ball bearings ripped through crowds near the children’s swings in the Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park, in Lahore, where many had gathered […]

ISIS Suicide Bomber Kills 65 People in a Football Stadium Near Baghdad

ISIS Suicide Bomber Kills 65 People in a Football Stadium Near Baghdad

A suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowd after a local football game in a village south of Baghdad, killing at least 65 people, police and medics said. ‘They were just handing the trophy to the winners, the suicide attacker blew himself up in the crowd,’ a police captain from the village, Al-Asriya, told […]

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