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John Kerry refused to use aid as a weapon to persuade Pakistan to release Dr Shakil Afridi

WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State John Kerry has refused to use aid as a weapon to persuade Pakistan to release Dr Shakil Afridi. Secretary Kerry appeared before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday afternoon to formally present the administration’s budget request for fiscal 2016. The US State Department’s budget proposal includes about $900 million … Continue reading

Pakistan: 933 killed for honor in two years

ISLAMABAD: Some 933 people were killed across the country in the name of honor during the past two years while 83 non-Muslims were also reported to be killed during the period. The majority of these cases were reported in Sindh. These statistics were provided to the National Assembly on Friday by Federal Ministry of Law, in … Continue reading

Pakistan: YouTube to remain blocked indefinitely

ISLAMABAD: YouTube will remain blocked ‘indefinitely’ in Pakistan, a government official said Saturday as experts failed to find a way to filter content deemed offensive and blasphemous. The video-sharing website has been blocked in the country since September 2012 over its hosting of the “Innocence of Muslims”, a movie that sparked furious protests around the … Continue reading

Muslim pours acid down wife’s throat in Pakistan

Lahore: A 25-year-old married woman in Pakistan’s Punjab province is battling for her life after her husband allegedly poured acid down her throat following an argument over trivial domestic issues. The incident occurred late yesterday in Kot Addu tehsil of Muzaffargarh district, some 400 kilometres from here. Victim Gulnaz’s husband Fahim Ahmed had an argument … Continue reading

Pakistani girl, 6, murdered after rape attempt: police

  Members of the Hazara ethnic community seen here in Quetta, Pakistan. (Shutterstock) AFP, Quetta Police in southwest Pakistan are investigating after a six-year-old girl was strangled and dumped near a garbage heap after apparently being subjected to rape attempts. Sahar Batool, who was from the minority Hazara ethnic group, was found on Wednesday in … Continue reading

Pakistan Frees Daniel Pearl Kidnapper

by Daniel Greenfield It’s Pakistan. I’m just surprised that they haven’t given him a medal or elected him to higher office. A suspected Islamic militant was charged in Pakistan with plotting to abduct Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, who was killed after his 2002 kidnapping in Karachi. The suspect, Mohammed Hashim Qadeer, could be … Continue reading

Acid attack injures three women in southwest Pakistan

Three women in southwest Pakistan were injured in an acid attack over a family dispute, officials said Wednesday as police carried out raids to apprehend the suspects. The attack took place Tuesday night in the Pishin district of the restive province of Baluchistan around 30 miles(50 kilometers) from the provincial capital Quetta. Hundreds of acid … Continue reading