Karachi Bus Massacre

Six men armed with 9mm pistols dressed in police or security guard uniforms riding three motorcycles stopped a bus loaded with men and women of the Ismaili community in broad daylight on a busy Karachi street. They boarded the bus and killed 43 at close range and in cold blood. The Chief Minister . . . → Read More: Karachi Bus Massacre

The innocent target

By Ahsan Waheed

There is very little doubt that the very talented Sabeen Mahmud became the unwitting pawn in a bigger game. Her brutal murder on a Karachi street right after she organized a seminar on ‘Unsilencing Baluchistan’ is a grim reminder that in the high stakes game of destabilizing Pakistan and maligning . . . → Read More: The innocent target

The ‘other’ martyrs

This week, Rashid Rehman joined the ranks of Salman Taseer and Shahbaz Bhatti. A brave and courageous man, Rehman was the only lawyer in south Punjab brave enough to defend Junaid Hafeez, a visiting professor at Bahauddin Zakriya University now called a blasphemy accused. And he was murdered for it.

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Sheikh Hasina Gone Mad: Ruining Bangladesh’s image as a hub of international sports

By Corrupt Keeray PAKISTANPAL’S BLOG

The autocratic elected Prime Minister of Bangladesh has decreed that BanglaDeshi citizens will not wave the flag of any nationality except Bangladesh at sports events. This Quixotic gag flag order comes after the largely Bangladeshi crowd was seen waving Pakistan flags at the T20 cricket match when the Pakistani team . . . → Read More: Sheikh Hasina Gone Mad: Ruining Bangladesh’s image as a hub of international sports

PAKISTAN HAS NO ENEMIES

By Ahsan Waheed

As of now Pakistan has no enemies. Even those who hate us and want to do us in are not really our enemies. Take India for example—basking in the glow of its many achievements it is gloating as Pakistan stews in its own juices. All it has to do is wait for . . . → Read More: PAKISTAN HAS NO ENEMIES

Altaf Hussain slams sectarian killings

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain has said that the sectarian killings in the city are a part of a conspiracy and urged the government and security forces to bring an end to the killings.

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9 PML-N activists booked for causing damage in protests last Friday

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) is unhappy that cases have been lodged against its activists who protested against the anti-Islam film on Friday, when mobs ransacked banks and cinemas in downtown Karachi.

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President Zardari urges for targeted action to resolve Karachi’s lawlessness

KARACHI: President Asif Ali Zardari ordered indiscriminate targeted action against criminals on Monday and said that the menace of lawlessness and target killings in Karachi could be eradicated only if the PPP, MQM and ANP joined hands.

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Sectarian violence kills 6 people in Quetta

By Saleem Shahid

The banned Lashkar-i-Jhangvi (LJ) claimed responsibility for the killing.

Balochistan Chief Minister Aslam Raisani suspended eight policemen, including an inspector, for negligence of duty. They were part of a team patrolling the area.

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Why should religion make us lose respect for human life?

Eighteen bloodied bodies, shot Gestapo-style, lay by the roadside. Men in army uniforms had stopped four buses bound from Rawalpindi to Gilgit, demanding that all 117 persons on board alight.Those with Shia sounding names on their national identification cards were separated out. Minutes later it was all over; the earlier massacres of Hazara Shias in . . . → Read More: Why should religion make us lose respect for human life?