Rape abduction and the Afghan Law

By Alissa J. Rubin

Amid all the shouting, Lal Bibi and her family are very unsure whether justice will be done or whether they will be forever humiliated

The policeman spoke with calm and assurance as he insisted that he could not have raped the teenage daughter of a local shepherd, because a mullah had . . . → Read More: Rape abduction and the Afghan Law

The Good the Bad and the Ugly Taliban

On June 19, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s (K-P) information minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain shocked us all when, at the end of his keynote speech at a CRSS-Radio launch ceremony in Peshawar, he asked all those present to raise their hands and pray for the safety of all in the province. Never before did Hussain, who lost his son to . . . → Read More: The Good the Bad and the Ugly Taliban

13 Shia pilgrims die in bomb blast near Quetta

By Bari Baloch

At least 13 Shia pilgrims were killed and 25 others injured when the bus they were travelling in became the target of a remote-controlled car bomb attack, in Western Bypass area, on the outskirts of Quetta on Thursday.

According to police, the bus, carrying around 50 pilgrims hailing from Hazara community and travelling . . . → Read More: 13 Shia pilgrims die in bomb blast near Quetta

Bakhtawar Bhutto graduates in a luxurious manner

By Murtaza Ali Shah

Scottish Police threw a security blanket around the University of Edinburgh as Bkhtawar Bhutto-Zardari graduated in a ceremony of formality, pomp and show.

Watched proudly by her father, President Asif Ali Zardari, her aunt Sanam Bhutto and siblings Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Asifa Bhutto, Bakhtawar was declared a graduate of . . . → Read More: Bakhtawar Bhutto graduates in a luxurious manner

Students of NUST display their Software Engineering Genius

The NUST College of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (EME) was a hub of genius on Wednesday as it hosted its 11th Inter-college software exhibition. With over 22 universities participating and 78 diverse projects, the event was a measure of the level of innovation within engineering and software development students across Pakistan.

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Lahore – Pedestrian Bridge gives away

LAHORE: At least two people got trapped under the rubble when part of a pedestrian bridge collapsed at Ring Road in Harbanspura area of Lahore Thursday morning, Geo News reported.

According to sources, part of the bridge came down when a truck was passing under the bridge resultantly trapping two persons under its rubble. Due . . . → Read More: Lahore – Pedestrian Bridge gives away

NewsCorp to Split into two

NEW YORK — The board of directors at Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. has approved a plan that calls for splitting the global media conglomerate into two separate companies, one holding its newspaper business and another its entertainment operations, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.

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Pentagon builds Satellite that will salvage reusable metal objects in Space

The Pentagon’s “mad scientists’ division” wants to harvest dead communication satellites for spare parts and re-use them in orbit. The program, called Phoenix, may hold an orbital trial phase by 2015.

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Shahabuddin asks for pre-arrest bail in ephedrine case

By Mudassir Raja

Textile Minister Makhdoom Shahabuddin approached the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday, asking for pre-arrest bail in the case concerning the illegal allotment of ephedrine quota while he was health minister.

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Stricter code of conduct to be enforced by EC

By Irfan Ghauri

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), largely considered toothless in the past, may be baring a new set of sharp dentures.

The commission on Wednesday issued an amended code of conduct for election campaigns, for an interim period, prescribing punishments that could ultimately lead to disqualification of violators.

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