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Kidnapped Son of Pakistani Ex-PM Arrives Home from Afghanistan

By James Mackenzie and Mehreen Zahra-Malik KABUL/ISLAMABAD, Pakistan May 11 – The son of a former Pakistani prime minister who was rescued by Afghan and U.S. forces from Al Qaeda captors in Afghanistan landed in the Pakistani city of Lahore on Wednesday, three years after being kidnapped from his home town. Ali Haider Gilani was

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Pakistan Court Orders Ruling On Muslim NGO’s Illegal Sharia Courts

By Mehreen Zahra-Malik and Mubasher Bukhari LAHORE, Pakistan, April 28 – A Pakistani judge directed Punjab province on Wednesday to decide a complaint against an Islamic charity that has been accused of running unauthorized sharia courts in the eastern city of Lahore. The charity Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) is listed as a “foreign terrorist organization” by the

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Pakistan: Lahore Mourning

The fight against terrorism is yet to be won By Feisal Naqvi Lahore is no stranger to tragedy. Since 2004, there have been more than 30 major terrorist attacks in Pakistan’s second-largest city, which harbors its largest Christian population. But Sunday’s suicide blast which killed more than 70 people and injured 300 still came as

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Pakistan Detained More Than 5,000 After Easter Bombing Killed 70

By Asad Hashim ISLAMABAD, March 29 – Pakistani authorities detained more than 5,000 suspects, then released most of them, in the two days since a suicide bomber hit a park in the eastern city of Lahore at Easter, killing at least 70 people, a provincial minister said on Tuesday. Investigators were keeping 216 suspects in

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Pakistan to Launch Paramilitary Crackdown after Easter Bombing Kills 70

By Mehreen Zahra-Malik and Mubasher Bukhari LAHORE, Pakistan, March 28 – Pakistan will launch a paramilitary crackdown on Islamist militants in Punjab, the country’s richest and most populous province, after an Easter Day bombing killed 70 people in the provincial capital Lahore, officials said on Monday. Sunday’s suicide bombing on a public park was claimed

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Suicide Bomber Kills at Least 52, Mostly Women, Kids in Pakistan Park

By Mubasher Bukhari LAHORE, Pakistan, March 27 – A suicide bomber killed at least 52 people, mostly women and children, at a public park in the Pakistani city of Lahore on Sunday, government officials and police said, striking at the heart of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s political base of Punjab. The blast occurred in the

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Pakistan’s First Women-Only Rickshaw Service Struggles After Just a Year

By Mubasher Bukhari LAHORE, Pakistan, March 22 – Pakistan’s first women-only rickshaw service was meant to provide its staff with a new way of gaining financial independence and its passengers with the chance of a ride without being groped and harassed by male drivers. But, after just a year in business, the “Pink Rickshaw” in

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Polio Worker Shot as Pakistan Holds Countrywide Vaccination Drive

LAHORE, Pakistan Feb 17 – Gunmen shot and wounded a Pakistani polio worker in the eastern city of Lahore on Wednesday, the latest in a string of attacks against eradication teams in a country that accounts for more than 70 percent of the world’s cases of the virus. More than 100,000 health workers fanned out

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