2017 October 09

Archive for October 9th, 2017

Pakistan’s Shi’ite Community Under Attack Again

October 9, 2017 |

ISLAMABAD Unknown gunmen opened fire on members of Pakistan's Hazara community in the northwestern city Quetta Monday morning, killing four Hazaras along with a bystander.

Local police said the gunmen were waiting near a speed breaker in the road and …

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Pakistani Tribesmen Call For Legal, Constitutional Reforms

October 9, 2017 |

Hundreds of people from Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) have rallied in the capital, Islamabad, calling on the federal government to implement legal and constitutional reforms in the northwestern region.

A group of FATA legislators led the October 9 …

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Former PM Sharif’s Son-In-Law Arrested On Return To Pakistan

October 9, 2017 |

The son-in-law of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been arrested by Pakistani anticorruption authorities in connection with corruption cases pending against him.

Cabinet minister Talal Chaudhry said that Muhammad Safdar was arrested at Islamabad airport early on October 9 …

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Gunmen Kill Five In Attack On Shi’ites In Southwestern Pakistan

October 9, 2017 |

Gunmen ambushed a vehicle carrying minority Shi'ite Muslims in Pakistan's southwestern city of Quetta on October 9, killing four of them and a passer-by, police say.

Two other passers-by were also wounded in the attack in Quetta, the capital of …

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Pakistan Nabs Suspect Distributing Pamphlets Allegedly Linked to Hizb-ut-Tahrir

October 9, 2017 |

Authorities in Pakistan say a terror suspect is in custody on charges of distributing pamphlets on behalf of banned Islamic extremist group Hizb-ut-Tahrir, or HuT, and that a case has been opened against him under anti-terrorism laws. VOA could not …

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Former PM Sharif’s Son-In-Law Arrested On Return To Pakistan

October 9, 2017 |

The son-in-law of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been arrested by Pakistani anticorruption authorities in connection with corruption cases pending against him.

Cabinet minister Talal Chaudhry said that Muhammad Safdar was arrested at Islamabad airport early on October 9 …

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Pakistani Anti-Corruption Body Arrests Son-in-Law of Ousted PM Sharif

October 9, 2017 |

ISLAMABAD The son-in-law of ousted Pakistani premier Nawaz Sharif was arrested at Islamabad airport on Monday by Pakistan's anti-corruption body on his return from London, officials said, a rare instance of a powerful Pakistani politician being detained.

Muhammad Safdar, a …

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Pakistani Tribesmen Call For Legal, Constitutional Reforms

October 9, 2017 |

Hundreds of people from Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) have rallied in the capital, Islamabad, calling on the federal government to implement legal and constitutional reforms in the northwestern region.

A group of FATA legislators led the October 9 …

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IS Deprives Thousands of Children of Education in Afghan Province

October 9, 2017 |

JAWZJAN, WASHINGTON Local affiliates of the so-called Islamic State militant group have shut down dozens of schools in a restive district of northern Afghanistan, provincial officials said.

Abdul Hai Yasheen, the director of education in northern Jawzjan province, told VOA …

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Should Jihadist Families Be Prosecuted?

October 9, 2017 |

PARIS Then French President Nicolas Sarkozy declared March 19, 2012, the date an Islamic militant killed a Jewish rabbi and three children in Toulouse, a day of national tragedy.

The gunman, Mohammed Merah, a French petty criminal of Algerian descent, …

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Gunmen Kill Five In Attack On Shi’ites In Southwestern Pakistan

October 9, 2017 |

Gunmen ambushed a vehicle carrying minority Shi'ite Muslims in Pakistan's southwestern city of Quetta on October 9, killing four of them and a passer-by, police say.

Two other passers-by were also wounded in the attack in Quetta, the capital of …

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Pakistan Nabs Suspect Distributing Pamphlets Allegedly Linked to Hizb-ut-Tahrir

October 9, 2017 |

Authorities in Pakistan say a terror suspect is in custody on charges of distributing pamphlets on behalf of banned Islamic extremist group Hizb-ut-Tahrir, or HuT, and that a case has been opened against him under anti-terrorism laws. VOA could not …

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