Government of Pakistan http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25468/all en UPDATE 5-Shi'ite leader challenges Pakistan army chief over attacks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-5-shiite-leader-challenges-pakistan-army-chief-over-atta <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Death toll from series of bombings rises to 126</p> <p>* Sunni group claims responsibility for deadliest attack</p> <p>* Human Rights Watch says authorities are failing Shi'ites</p> <p>By Gul Yousufzai</p> <p>QUETTA, Pakistan, Jan 11 (Reuters) - In a rare challenge, a Shi'ite Muslim leader publicly criticised Pakistani military chief General Ashfaq Kayani over security in the country on Friday after bombings targeting the minority sect killed 93 people.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-5-shiite-leader-challenges-pakistan-army-chief-over-atta" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Government of Pakistan Politics Quetta Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 07:15:20 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733003 at http://www.globalpost.com Pakistan cleric's party may take part in election http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/pakistan-clerics-party-may-take-part-election <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Fiery cleric's party may contest elections</p> <p>* A threat of more protests if demands not met</p> <p>By Mubaher Bukhari</p> <p>ISLAMABAD, Jan 18 (Reuters) - A cleric who has been pushing for electoral reforms in Pakistan will resort to street protests aqain if the government does not abide by an agreement that eased a political crisis, an aide said on Friday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/pakistan-clerics-party-may-take-part-election" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Government of Pakistan Hospitality Law Pakistan Pakistani politicians Politics Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 09:00:14 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736004 at http://www.globalpost.com US withdraws military equipment through Pakistan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/us-withdraws-military-equipment-through-pakistan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The US military has started to withdraw equipment from Afghanistan through Pakistan ahead of next year's deadline for combat troops to leave the war against the Taliban, an official said Monday.</p> <p>Two convoys, each hauling 25 shipping containers, entered Pakistan at the Chaman and Torkham border crossings on Sunday as part of the US redeployment of equipment from Afghanistan, US Lieutenant Colonel Les Carroll told AFP.</p> <p>"The passage of these convoys marks the first US shipments from Afghanistan through Pakistan since July 2012," Carroll said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/us-withdraws-military-equipment-through-pakistan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Administrative units of Pakistan Government of Pakistan Military of Pakistan War AFP Mon, 11 Feb 2013 14:00:31 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5752683 at http://www.globalpost.com US withdraws military equipment through Pakistan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/us-withdraws-military-equipment-through-pakistan-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The US military has started to withdraw equipment from Afghanistan through Pakistan ahead of next year's deadline for combat troops to leave the war against the Taliban, an official said Monday.</p> <p>Two convoys, each hauling 25 shipping containers, entered Pakistan at the Chaman and Torkham border crossings on Sunday as part of the US redeployment of equipment from Afghanistan, US Lieutenant Colonel Les Carroll told AFP.</p> <p>"The passage of these convoys marks the first US shipments from Afghanistan through Pakistan since July 2012," Carroll said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/us-withdraws-military-equipment-through-pakistan-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Government of Pakistan Politics War AFP Mon, 11 Feb 2013 14:31:01 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5752717 at http://www.globalpost.com Journalist gunned down in Pakistan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130227/journalist-gunned-down-pakistan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Islamabad, Feb 27 (EFE).- A television journalist was killed Wednesday by gunmen in the city of Miranshah, capital of the tribal region of North Waziristan, a Pakistani official told Efe.</p> <p>Malik Mumtaz, who worked for Geo TV, was attacked by unknown killers who opened fire on his vehicle and then fled.</p> <p>The journalist had been reporting for many years from the dangerous tribal zones bordering Afghanistan, which serve as a refuge for Islamist groups like the Taliban.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130227/journalist-gunned-down-pakistan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government of Pakistan Miranshah Waziristan Agencia EFE Wed, 27 Feb 2013 22:16:43 +0000 Agencia EFE 5769019 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Oregon man charged with helping in deadly Pakistan bombing http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130306/update-2-oregon-man-charged-helping-deadly-pakistan-bombing <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds details on case, background on bombing and byline)</p> <p>By Teresa Carson</p> <p>PORTLAND, Ore., March 5 (Reuters) - An Oregon man was arrested on Tuesday on charges he gave advice and financial assistance to one of three Islamist militants who carried out a 2009 suicide bombing in Pakistan that killed 30 people and wounded 300 others, U.S. officials said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130306/update-2-oregon-man-charged-helping-deadly-pakistan-bombing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ali Jaleel Government of Pakistan Inter-Services Intelligence War Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Mar 2013 12:30:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5774910 at http://www.globalpost.com US, China take part in Pakistan naval drills http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130307/us-china-take-part-pakistan-naval-drills <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The United States and China began naval drills in the Arabian Sea with Pakistan and other countries on Thursday, the Pakistani navy said, in a show of strength against terrorism and piracy.</p> <p>The AMAN-13 exercise involves ships from 13 countries and observers from 20 others and comes two weeks after China took control of a strategic Pakistani Arabian Sea port from Singapore's PSA International.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130307/us-china-take-part-pakistan-naval-drills" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government of Pakistan Pakistan Navy Political geography AFP Thu, 07 Mar 2013 08:45:31 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5775847 at http://www.globalpost.com Pakistan PM arrives in India to 'open arms' welcome http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130309/pakistan-pm-arrives-india-open-arms-welcome <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Pakistan's premier Raja Pervez Ashraf arrived in India on Saturday for a pilgrimage to a revered Muslim shrine, with Indian Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid welcoming him with "open arms".</p> <p>Khurshid's warm welcome for Ashraf -- making his first visit to India as prime minister -- comes despite strained relations between the nuclear-armed rivals over recent border clashes.</p> <p>"It's in our culture to welcome our guests with open arms," said Khurshid ahead of a lunch he will host for Ashraf at the Rambagh Palace, a luxury heritage hotel in the city of Jaipur in north western India.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130309/pakistan-pm-arrives-india-open-arms-welcome" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ashraf Government of Pakistan Hospitality Political geography AFP Sat, 09 Mar 2013 09:15:35 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5777938 at http://www.globalpost.com Pakistan PM prays for peace at Muslim shrine in India http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130309/pakistan-pm-prays-peace-at-muslim-shrine-india <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Pakistan's premier Raja Pervez Ashraf on Saturday prayed for peace in his country at a 13th-century Muslim shrine in northern India on a lightning visit in which politics was kept off the agenda.</p> <p>Ashraf and his family prayed at the revered shrine of Sufi saint Hazrat Khwaja Gharib Nawaz in the Indian desert state of Rajasthan, and was slated to return to Islamabad later Saturday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130309/pakistan-pm-prays-peace-at-muslim-shrine-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Government of Pakistan Iranian Plateau Political geography AFP Sat, 09 Mar 2013 14:16:13 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5778085 at http://www.globalpost.com Pakistan middle class fixes sights on China http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/pakistan-middle-class-fixes-sights-china <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>When Misbah Rashid taught Chinese 30 years ago, few signed up. Today her department has more than 200 Pakistani students, increasingly attracted by the prospect of an affordable education and a job.</p> <p>For decades, a foreign education was the preserve of the richest who could afford the stratospheric expense of sending their progeny to Oxford or Harvard to mingle with an international elite.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/pakistan-middle-class-fixes-sights-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government of Pakistan Military of Pakistan Political geography Social Issues War AFP Mon, 11 Mar 2013 04:15:44 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5779324 at http://www.globalpost.com Roadside bomb kills three Pakistan troops: officials http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/roadside-bomb-kills-three-pakistan-troops-officials <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A roadside bomb attack Monday in northwest Pakistan's restive tribal region killed three soldiers and wounded two others, officials said.</p> <p>A captain was killed along with two other soldiers when their vehicle hit an improvised bomb in Masuzai area of Kurram tribal district, a security official told AFP.</p> <p>Another security official in Peshawar, northwest Pakistan's main city, confirmed the attack saying the troops had been patrolling around 30 kilometres (18 miles) east of Parachinar, a major town in Kurram district.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/roadside-bomb-kills-three-pakistan-troops-officials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Administrative units of Pakistan Federally Administered Tribal Areas Government of Pakistan Social Issues War AFP Mon, 11 Mar 2013 08:00:30 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5779402 at http://www.globalpost.com Car bomb kills 12 in Pakistan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130321/car-bomb-kills-12-pakistan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Islamabad, Mar 21 (EFE).- At least 12 people died and 35 others were wounded Thursday in a car bomb attack in a camp of displaced people in northwestern Pakistan, police told Efe.</p> <p>The attack occurred at 11:30 a.m. as aid was being distributed to the families at the Jalozai refugee camp in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, police official Nasir Awasi said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130321/car-bomb-kills-12-pakistan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government of Pakistan Jalozai Pakistan Politics Agencia EFE Thu, 21 Mar 2013 22:00:57 +0000 Agencia EFE 5790466 at http://www.globalpost.com Suicide attack kills 17 Pakistan soldiers: military http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130324/suicide-attack-kills-17-pakistan-soldiers-military <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A suicide bomber rammed a water tanker into a Pakistani check post late Saturday, killing 17 soldiers in the notorious tribal district of North Waziristan, the military said.</p> <p>There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. North Waziristan is perhaps the most notorious of Pakistan's tribal districts on the Afghan border, a known stronghold of the Taliban and Al-Qaeda-linked operatives.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130324/suicide-attack-kills-17-pakistan-soldiers-military" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government of Pakistan Pakistan War Waziristan AFP Sun, 24 Mar 2013 06:17:30 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5792306 at http://www.globalpost.com Suicide attack kills 17 Pakistani security forces http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130324/suicide-attack-kills-17-pakistani-security-forces <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MIRANSHAH, Pakistan (Reuters) - The death toll from a suicide bombing on a military checkpost in Pakistan's North Waziristan region has reached 17, the military said on Sunday.</p> <p>There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack on Saturday, which prompted the regional government to impose a curfew in the tribal region near the Afghan border.</p> <p>The military responded with mortar and artillery fire directed at positions held by the Taliban. In a statement, the military said 17 security forces personnel "embraced martyrdom".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130324/suicide-attack-kills-17-pakistani-security-forces" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government of Pakistan Taliban War Waziristan Thomson Reuters Sun, 24 Mar 2013 06:45:17 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5792311 at http://www.globalpost.com Kerry skips Pakistan to avoid poll campaign http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130325/kerry-skips-pakistan-avoid-poll-campaign <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US Secretary of State John Kerry scrapped a planned visit to Pakistan to avoid accusations of meddling in the upcoming elections, US officials said on Monday.</p> <p>Kerry, who landed in neighbouring Kabul after a trip to the Middle East, dropped Islamabad from his itinerary as Pakistan prepares for elections on May 11 that will mark the country's first democratic transition of power.</p> <p>"Originally Secretary Kerry was hopeful he would be able to go to Pakistan on this trip as well," a US official told reporters travelling with Kerry.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130325/kerry-skips-pakistan-avoid-poll-campaign" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Government of Pakistan John Kerry Military personnel War AFP Mon, 25 Mar 2013 15:01:06 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5793294 at http://www.globalpost.com