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Enemies of country's toughest policeman finally catch up with him

Liberals under siege as fundamentalists rally to back blasphemy law

Twenty thousand supporters of fundamentalist parties have rallied in the streets of Karachi in support of Pakistan's blasphemy laws as they escalated threats against liberal politicians who, like Salmaan Taseer, the slain governor of Punjab, want to see them amended.

Pakistan's coalition averts crisis with a U-turn

Pakistan's political crisis eased yesterday as a junior coalition partner said that it was rejoining the government, restoring its slim majority and averting any attempts to oust the Prime Minister.

Karachi attacks kill dozens after militant arrests

Militants launched a gun and bomb attack on the anti-terrorist police headquarters in Pakistan's largest city yesterday, killing at least 26 people and injuring more than 100 others. Six armed men fought a gun battle with police before a truck filled with explosive rammed the headquarters of Karachi's Criminal Investigation Department, detonated and levelled the building.

Police bureau wrecked as blast hits Karachi

Militants attacked a police compound in the heart of Pakistan's largest city today with hail of gunfire and massive car bomb, leveling the building and killing at least 15 people, authorities and witnesses said.

Thousands mourn slain Pakistani politician

Thousands of mourners attended the funeral today of a Pakistani politician who was stabbed in London in September in a slaying that set off rioting in his hometown of Karachi.

E-fit of suspect released after Pakistani politician murdered

Police investigating the murder of a Pakistani politician released an e-fit of one of his suspected attackers today.

Market massacre in Karachi kills 11

Gunmen have opened fire in a commercial market in Karachi, killing 11 people and raising the death toll from political violence to 51, a Pakistani official said.

Dozens killed in Karachi poll violence

Gunmen have killed at least 25 people in Karachi in the past 24 hours, raising tensions in Pakistan's largest city as voters cast ballots to replace a provincial MP murdered in August.

Pakistan: Militants attack leading Sufi shrine

Two suspected suicide bombers attacked the most revered Sufi shrine in Pakistan's largest city yesterday, killing at least seven people and wounding 65 others.

Bomb alert plane resumes journey after UK stop

A passenger jet at the centre of an alleged terrorism bomb hoax resumed its flight to Pakistan after a brief stop in the UK.

Murdered politician's widow in tearful plea

The widow of the murdered Pakistani politician Imran Farooq collapsed with emotion yesterday as she appealed for help to catch his killer.

The murder in suburbia that sent shockwaves across the world

As one of Britain's most prominent exiled Pakistani politicians and the subject of long-standing death threats, Imran Farooq was always cautious about his security. He regularly changed addresses, rented homes under assumed names and, occasionally, employed a bodyguard.

Karachi stunned by politician's London murder

The murder of a prominent Pakistani politician in London brought Pakistan's second largest city to a standstill today.

Australia players in dispute with authorities over IPL salary levy

Australian players have threatened not to sign contracts with Cricket Australia next year if the board deducts 10 per cent from their Indian Premier League salaries.

Zardari returns to flood-stricken Pakistan to face mounting criticism

President accused of failing to respond to country's worst-ever natural disaster as rising waters continue to cause devastation
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