Sweden has suspended some of its financial aid to Uganda over a law that toughened punishment for gay people, becoming the fourth donor to do so, its government said in a statement.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed an anti-gay bill in late February that strengthens already strict laws against homosexuals by imposing a life sentence for certain . . . → Read More: Uganda’s anti-gay law causes aid suspension
“Instead of hoping that my dream of a better future for people having skin diseases in remote areas of the Punjab comes true, I am now afraid of being able to lead a peaceful life in Pakistan,” she says, clearly dejected. For two years, the 43 years old woman from Slovak Republic, Denisa Ol’ga . . . → Read More: Armed robbery leaves Slovak doctor disheartened
Investigative agencies released sketches of the two armed men who had attacked the district courts in Islamabad’s sector F-8 killing 11 people and injuring dozens on March 3, Express News reported.
The attackers, who were between 18 and 22 years of age, were slightly unshaven. One wore a hat while the other had curly hair, according to the . . . → Read More: Sketches of Islamabad court attackers released
The city’s police has begun a search for two girls who were kidnapped from Fateh Jhang in Attock district of Punjab, brought to Peshawar and sold.
According to a police official, Sana* and Nadia* were kidnapped in December 2013 from Kunyal area of Fateh Jhang and then brought to the provincial capital of K-P.
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Pakistan’s legal fraternity on Tuesday observing countrywide strike in protest against Monday’s terrorist attack on a local court in Islamabad, which left 11 people including a senior judge and four lawyer dead and over 30 injured.
While Islamabad High Court and District Bar have decided to boycott court proceedings for a week mourning the deaths . . . → Read More: Lawyers observe nation-wide strike
The upper house of parliament on Monday directed government to submit today (Tuesday) a detailed report identifying lapses on part of the authorities that enabled terrorists to carry out the attack in a district court complex in the capital city. . . . → Read More: Senate seeks report on Monday court attack, Islamabad
The national flag carrier, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), has been ‘rescued’ countless times in the last decade only to find itself in dire straits within weeks or months. It is chronically overmanned with 776 employees per aircraft against an international average of around 150 per aircraft. Its fleet — those of them actually capable of . . . → Read More: The tragic tale of the flag carrier
A dozen high-profile Taliban inmates have mistakenly been freed from the central jail in southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan with falsified documents, officials said on Sunday.
Kandahar Police Chief Col Rahmatullah Atrafi said a letter from the Attorney’s Office had ordered the release of 16 prisoners, who had their jail terms served. But later it . . . → Read More: Forged letter used to free Afghan Taliban