pakistan http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/19955/all en Taliban video shows execution of Pakistani policemen http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/pakistan/110718/taliban-release-video-showing-policemens-executio <p> The killers&#39; faces are concealed by scarves.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/pakistan/110718/taliban-release-video-showing-policemens-executio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan War pakistan Conflict Zones Asia-Pacific Military War Pakistan Mon, 18 Jul 2011 12:00:00 +0000 News Desk 5670799 at http://www.globalpost.com Flooding Strikes Pakistan for Second Time in Little More Than a Year http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5675558 <p> Heavy rains and floods have forced two million people to flee their homes. An estimated 300 people have died, and 400,000 homes have been destroyed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5675558" target="_blank">read more</a></p> pakistan Pakistan Fri, 16 Sep 2011 18:34:00 +0000 News Desk 5675558 at http://www.globalpost.com Winter packs wallop in Asia, Europe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/120107/snow-slams-austria-pakistan <p> The risk of avalanche is extreme as more snow is forecast in the coming days.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/120107/snow-slams-austria-pakistan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Austria avalanche Climate Change india Kashmir pakistan snow Weather Asia-Pacific Europe India Pakistan Sat, 07 Jan 2012 22:20:09 +0000 David Trifunov 5686345 at http://www.globalpost.com Husain Haqqani trapped in Pakistan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/pakistan/120109/husain-haqqani-trapped-pakistan <p> The former ambassador has had his passport confiscated and is practically under house arrest due to security concerns.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/pakistan/120109/husain-haqqani-trapped-pakistan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> pakistan Conflict Zones Diplomacy Pakistan Mon, 09 Jan 2012 15:39:00 +0000 Priyanka Boghani 5686467 at http://www.globalpost.com Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani sacks Defense Secretary Naeem Khalid Lodhi http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/pakistan/120111/yousaf-raza-gilani-sacks-defense-secretary-naeem-khalid-lodhi <p> The situation has been steadily worsening since the memo scandal involving Pakistan&#39;s ambassador to the US.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/pakistan/120111/yousaf-raza-gilani-sacks-defense-secretary-naeem-khalid-lodhi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> pakistan Military Pakistan Wed, 11 Jan 2012 15:21:00 +0000 Priyanka Boghani 5686907 at http://www.globalpost.com Bomb kills Pakistani worshipers (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/pakistan/120115/bomb-kills-pakistani-worshipers <p> &nbsp;Pakistani intelligence officials said they intercepted Taliban radio transmissions about Hakimullah Mehsud&rsquo;s death.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/pakistan/120115/bomb-kills-pakistani-worshipers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> drone pakistan shia sunni Taliban Pakistan Sun, 15 Jan 2012 21:55:00 +0000 David Trifunov 5687487 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama confirms US drone strikes in Pakistan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/war/afghanistan-war/120131/obama-confirms-us-drone-strikes-pakistan <p> Obama acknowledged the drone strikes as a &ldquo;targeted, focused effort at people who are on a list of active terrorists&rdquo; during an hour-long online video &ldquo;hangout&rdquo; with users of Google&rsquo;s Google+ social network.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/war/afghanistan-war/120131/obama-confirms-us-drone-strikes-pakistan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan War Afghanistan War Asia Pacific pakistan war Asia-Pacific War Pakistan Tue, 31 Jan 2012 10:31:00 +0000 Luke Browne 5689603 at http://www.globalpost.com Pakistan factory collapses, killing four and trapping dozens http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/pakistan/120206/pakistan-factory-collapses-killing-four <p> Records indicate that 62 people, including women and children, were inside the factory when it collapsed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/pakistan/120206/pakistan-factory-collapses-killing-four" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Pacific pakistan Asia-Pacific Pakistan Mon, 06 Feb 2012 13:09:00 +0000 Luke Browne 5690512 at http://www.globalpost.com US drone attack kills 10 in Pakistan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/pakistan/120208/us-drone-attack-kills-10-pakistan <p> Officials said the ten killed in the strike - the fifth so far this year - included foreign fighters, but did not specify their nationalities.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/pakistan/120208/us-drone-attack-kills-10-pakistan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan War Afghanistan War Asia Pacific pakistan Asia-Pacific Pakistan Wed, 08 Feb 2012 10:19:24 +0000 Luke Browne 5690862 at http://www.globalpost.com Badar Mansoor, Al Qaeda leader in Pakistan, killed in US drone strike http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/pakistan/120209/badar-mansoor-al-qaeda-leader-pakistan-killed-drone <p> Badar Mansoor moved between the militant groups of Harkat-ul-Mujahideen, the Pakistani Taliban and Al Qaeda, and is believed to have planned the May 2010 suicide attack against Pakistan&rsquo;s Ahmadi Muslim minority in Lahore in which up to 90 people died.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/pakistan/120209/badar-mansoor-al-qaeda-leader-pakistan-killed-drone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan War Afghanistan War Asia Pacific pakistan war Asia-Pacific War Pakistan Thu, 09 Feb 2012 15:11:05 +0000 Luke Browne 5691065 at http://www.globalpost.com Pakistan's Prime Minister, Yousuf Raza Gilani, charged with contempt http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/pakistan/120213/pakistan-prime-minister-yousuf-raza-gilani-charged-contempt-court <p> Judge Nasir ul-Mulk said Gilani had &ldquo;wilfully flouted, disregarded and disobeyed&rdquo; orders from the Supreme Court over re-opening alleged laundered money cases.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/pakistan/120213/pakistan-prime-minister-yousuf-raza-gilani-charged-contempt-court" target="_blank">read more</a></p> pakistan World Leaders Politics Pakistan Mon, 13 Feb 2012 10:17:00 +0000 Amanda Morrow 5691447 at http://www.globalpost.com Pakistan will ask Interpol for help in arresting Musharraf http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/pakistan/120221/pakistan-will-ask-interpol-help-arresting-musharr <p> The Pakistani Interior Ministry said it will seek Interpol&#39;s help in bringing former President Pervez Musharaf to justice in connection with the assassination of former Prime Minster Benazir Bhutto.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/pakistan/120221/pakistan-will-ask-interpol-help-arresting-musharr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> pakistan suicide attacks Taliban Asia-Pacific Pakistan Tue, 21 Feb 2012 20:25:00 +0000 Alexander Besant 5692742 at http://www.globalpost.com 15 killed, dozens wounded in Pakistani bomb attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/pakistan/120223/at-least-15-killed-and-dozens-wounded-car-bomb <p> Officials said that almost 90 pounds of explosives planted in a white car parked at the Kohat bus terminal triggered a blast which destroyed more than 20 other vehicles.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/pakistan/120223/at-least-15-killed-and-dozens-wounded-car-bomb" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Pacific pakistan Asia-Pacific Pakistan Thu, 23 Feb 2012 11:05:00 +0000 Luke Browne 5693090 at http://www.globalpost.com Dear Pakistani men: Quit staring already http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/wanderlust/pakistani-men-quit-staring <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In Pakistan, women launch a campaign to prevent men from shamelessly staring at them. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Iva Roze Skoch </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Pakistani women decided to fight the thing that has been making their their daily commutes miserable. No, it&rsquo;s not pollution. In Karachi, the real problem is what they call the &ldquo;staring syndrome.&rdquo;</p> <p> In <a href="http://blogs.tribune.com.pk/story/10336/my-problem-with-your-staring-problem/">The Express Tribune</a>, a Pakistani newspaper, a young woman described her five-minute commute from work as the most stressful part of her day:</p> <blockquote><p> Whether I am wearing jeans with a shirt or am covered in a burqa, there are three points in that five-minute walk where I feel&nbsp;people eyeing me with extreme interest.&nbsp;The first is an under construction building, where&nbsp;poor and deprived&nbsp;labourers clearly get bored with their work all day long.&nbsp;The second is a showroom and its prolific guards who like to watch girls instead of thieves and intruders; the third is our area&rsquo;s cobbler who I am sure has some serious vision problems because once his eyes get fixed at a point, they simply cannot deviate from it. And this is not it. Occasionally, an old toothless man or young, pre-pubescent boy walks by passing lewd comments.</p> </blockquote> <p> She also writes that Pakistani women are used to atrocious staring, but that doesn&rsquo;t mean they like it.</p> <p> In fact, they dislike it so much an organization called <a href="http://gawaahi.org/">Gawaahi, Media for Awareness and Advocacy</a> organization, put together a video campaign titled &ldquo;Stop Street Harassment,&rdquo; to draw attention to the problem and to encourage women to stand to up &ldquo;starers.&rdquo;</p> <p> <a href="http://youtu.be/BD11cKCbGjQ" target="_blank">In the video</a>, one of the thing women say is that &ldquo;staring makes them feel they only exist for a man&rsquo;s pleasure.&quot;</p> <p> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/BD11cKCbGjQ" width="560"></iframe></p> <p> What&rsquo;s perhaps most interesting here is how some people in Pakistan have reacted to the anti-staring campaign.</p> <p> Here is a sample of some of the comments in the above article:</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/wanderlust/pakistani-men-quit-staring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> pakistan staring syndrome the express tribune Pakistan Wanderlust Fri, 24 Feb 2012 21:52:36 +0000 Iva Roze Skoch 5693356 at http://www.globalpost.com Pakistan begins demolishing Osama bin Laden compound http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/pakistan/120225/pakistan-begins-demolishing-bin-laden-compound <p> Residents say the government brought in three mechanised backhoes on Saturday, and started to destroy the compound&rsquo;s tall outer walls after sunset.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/pakistan/120225/pakistan-begins-demolishing-bin-laden-compound" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan War Afghanistan War Asia Pacific pakistan Asia-Pacific Pakistan Sat, 25 Feb 2012 18:15:33 +0000 Luke Browne 5693462 at http://www.globalpost.com