Enemies of country's toughest policeman finally catch up with him
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Friday 05 August 2011
rescue workers recover an injured girl from the rubble of a five-storey residential building which collapsed in Karachi yesterday.
Wednesday 03 August 2011
At least 34 people have been killed in two days of unrest in Pakistan's largest city, Karachi, prompting authorities to call in paramilitary troops.
Saturday 18 June 2011
Police have charged six members of a paramilitary force with the killing of an unarmed man, a government lawyer said, in a rare rebuke to Pakistan's powerful military.
Friday 10 June 2011
Pakistani authorities are investigating a video that appears to show paramilitary forces shooting dead an unarmed teenager.
Saturday 04 June 2011
Syed Saleem Shahzad had strong hands.
Wednesday 01 June 2011
Monday 23 May 2011
Gunmen stormed a naval base in the Pakistani city of Karachi last night, destroying a US-supplied surveillance aircraft, firing rockets and battling commandos sent to subdue them in one of the most brazen attacks in years. At least four navy personnel were killed and nine wounded in fighting at the Naval Station Mehran that was going on more than four hours after the strike began, said a navy spokesman. Between 10 and 15 attackers entered the site before splitting up into smaller groups, setting off explosions and hiding in the sprawling facility.
Monday 16 May 2011
Gunmen on a motorbike shot and killed a Saudi diplomat as he was driving in Pakistan's largest city today, just days after two hand grenades were tossed at the Arab state's consulate building, police in Karachi said.
Tuesday 03 May 2011
A middle-aged nonentity, a political failure outstripped by history – by the millions of Arabs demanding freedom and democracy in the Middle East – died in Pakistan yesterday. And then the world went mad.
Tuesday 26 April 2011
Bombs planted by the roadside tore through two Pakistani navy buses taking employees to work on Tuesday, killing four people and wounding more than 50 others.
Friday 25 March 2011
Aamer Hussein's novel takes its title from Kalidasa's great Sanskrit poem "The Cloud Messenger". An exiled lover confides messages to a roving cloud, to be delivered to the beloved as life-giving rain. In Hussein's version, the narrator-hero, Mehran, is also a nomad, growing up in London far from his native Karachi and his mother's Indore, searching in a maze of tongues for the language of the heart.
Thursday 03 February 2011
Pakistan's Prime Minister, Yousaf Gilani, said yesterday that his government had no plans to amend the country's controversial blasphemy laws, despite an earlier undertaking that the legislation would be reformed.
Wednesday 02 February 2011
Police have arrested a 17-year-old boy for writing an allegedly blasphemous remark in an exam paper.
Friday 21 January 2011
In Mohsin Hamid's short story "A Beheading", published in Granta Pakistan last autumn, an unnamed man is dragged from his bed in the middle of the night and kidnapped. The man knows he's as good as dead when he is taken in the trunk of his assailants' 1981 Toyota Corolla. Within four paragraphs, the man is bound and gagged, on his knees in front of a video camera, remembering a goat that was sacrificed for Eid. Within six, he's begging them: "Tell me what to write. I'll never write again." And by the seventh paragraph, he has been beheaded.
Friday 21 January 2011
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