Poo-Powered Pumps Help Pakistan Farmers Grow Richer, Greener

By Saleem Shaikh and Sughra Tunio FATEH JHANG, Pakistan, May 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – For farmer Mujahid Abbasi, switching the power source for his irrigation pump from diesel to biogas has brought economic and health gains. The 43-year-old from Fateh Jhang village, some 26 miles (42 km) from Pakistan‘s capital city Islamabad, has benefited

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Kidnapped Son of Slain Pakistani Governor Rescued From Captors

ISLAMABAD, March 8 – The kidnapped son of a Pakistani governor who was murdered for criticising blasphemy laws was freed on Tuesday, a week after his father’s killer was executed, authorities said. Shahbaz Taseer, in his 30s, had been missing for more than four years since he was abducted from his car in Lahore, just months

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Mumtaz Qadri’s Execution May Just Be A Turning Point In Pakistan

By Omar R Quraishi Mumtaz Qadri was a member of an elite police detachment tasked with guarding important people in the Pakistan government. On January 4, 2011, while deployed in the security detail of then Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer he pumped 28 bullets into his body in an affluent neighborhood of the country’s capital Islamabad. He immediately

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