Geography of Pakistan http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/30567/all en India 'concerned' over China running Pakistan port http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/india-concerned-over-china-running-pakistan-port <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>India's defence minister said Wednesday that New Delhi was concerned by Pakistan's decision last month to transfer management of a strategically located deep-sea port to China.</p> <p>"In one sentence, it is a matter of concern for us," A.K. Antony told reporters in Bangalore where he inaugurated the Indian air show. "My answer is very straigtforward and simple."</p> <p> On January 30, Pakistan approved a deal transferring management of Gwadar port on the Arabian Sea from a Singapore company to China, which provided most of the funding to build the facility in the province of Baluchistan.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/india-concerned-over-china-running-pakistan-port" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Geography of Pakistan Gwadar District War AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 10:00:42 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5747310 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-India "concerned" by China role in Pakistan port http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/update-1-pakistan-port-run-china-matter-concern-india-min <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>* Defence min concerned by Chinese role in Gwadar port</p> <p>* India and China jostling for influence in South Asia</p> <p>* Port close to Iran seen as important energy supply link</p> <p>* India defence budget tightened, Rafale deal unaffected-min</p> <p>By Anurag Kotoky and A. Ananthalakshmi</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/update-1-pakistan-port-run-china-matter-concern-india-min" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Aviation Business Geography of Pakistan Gwadar District Member states of the Commonwealth of Nations Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 10:30:31 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5747322 at http://www.globalpost.com Karachi on strike, court raps government http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/karachi-strike-court-raps-government <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>Schools and businesses went on strike in Pakistan's financial capital Karachi on Friday as the country's top court accused the government of failing to prevent record levels of unrest.</p> <p>Security and human rights officials estimate that around 300 people have died in the city of 18 million since January 1, many of them as a result of political, ethnic and sectarian tensions plaguing the country's business hub.</p> <p>Security officials confirmed six more deaths overnight, bringing to 16 the toll from shootings and a bombing in the last 36 hours.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/karachi-strike-court-raps-government" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Business Geography of Pakistan Hospitality Law Political geography Politics War AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 10:02:34 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5749819 at http://www.globalpost.com China takes over Pakistan port from Singapore http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/china-takes-over-pakistan-port-singapore <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>China took control of Pakistan's Gwadar port on Monday as part of its drive to secure energy and maritime routes that also gives it a potential Arabian Sea naval base, sparking Indian concern.</p> <p>"The contract of operation of Gwadar port is formally given to China. Today, the agreement is transferred from the Port of Singapore Authority to China Overseas Ports Holding Company Limited," President Asif Ali Zardari announced.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/china-takes-over-pakistan-port-singapore" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia China Geography of Pakistan Gwadar District AFP Mon, 18 Feb 2013 13:45:37 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5758975 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Bomb blast in Karachi kills 23: police http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/urgent-bomb-blast-karachi-kills-23-police <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 bomb attack in Pakistan's biggest city Karachi on Sunday killed at least 23 people including women and children, and wounded 50 others, police said.</p> <p>Fayaz Lughari, the police chief for Sindh province, of which Karachi is the capital, told AFP there were two blasts but it was not clear whether the second was also a bomb.</p> <p>mhm/sjd/pdw/pdh</p> Geography of Pakistan AFP Sun, 03 Mar 2013 16:30:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5772186 at http://www.globalpost.com Pakistan's 3rd sectarian attack in 2 months leaves 52 dead http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130304/pakistans-3rd-sectarian-attack-2-months-leaves-52-dead <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 4 (EFE).- Pakistan had its third massacre of Shi'ites in two months when an attack in Karachi left 52 people dead and 130 wounded, authorities said Monday.</p> <p>Sunday's bombing in Karachi's Abbas Town neighborhood comes after the two mass murders already this year in the western city of Quetta, leaving a total of 250 fatalities.</p> <p>The latest attack occurred around 7:30 p.m. Sunday, when more than 100 kilos (220 pounds) of explosives in a car and motorcycle destroyed dozens of homes, local police commander Mohamed Aslam said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130304/pakistans-3rd-sectarian-attack-2-months-leaves-52-dead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of Pakistan Politics War Agencia EFE Mon, 04 Mar 2013 19:01:35 +0000 Agencia EFE 5773140 at http://www.globalpost.com Western brands corner Pakistan middle class http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130306/western-brands-corner-pakistan-middle-class <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>American fast-food and Western fashion outlets are taking Pakistan's growing middle class by storm, defying stereotypes about a conservative Muslim country plagued by Al-Qaeda and Taliban-linked violence.</p> <p>The rupee may have nose-dived, a third of the population may live in poverty and sectarian violence may be at a record high, but remarkably, consumer spending is up among a resilient elite fond of imported luxuries.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130306/western-brands-corner-pakistan-middle-class" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Business Geography of Pakistan Government Social Issues AFP Thu, 07 Mar 2013 04:01:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5775696 at http://www.globalpost.com 24 Soldiers killed in Pakistan bus accident http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130316/24-soldiers-killed-pakistan-bus-accident <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 16 (EFE).- At least 24 soldiers died Saturday when the bus they were riding in western Pakistan plunged into a ravine, local television channel Geo reported.</p> <p>The accident occurred in the Kohistan district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, which borders Afghanistan, when the driver lost control of the vehicle for unknown causes.</p> <p>Traveling on the bus were 30 soldiers on their way to the town of Gilgit from the central city of Rawalpindi.</p> Administrative units of Pakistan Asia Geography of Pakistan Agencia EFE Sat, 16 Mar 2013 18:45:40 +0000 Agencia EFE 5785519 at http://www.globalpost.com Bomb near Pakistan election rally kills two: police http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130331/bomb-near-pakistan-election-rally-kills-two-police <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 near an election rally in restive northwest Pakistan killed two people and injured six including a former MP on Sunday, police said.</p> <p>The bomb exploded in the town of Bannu, where former MP Adnan Wazir, a member of the secular Awami National Party (ANP) from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, was heading a convoy of dozens of vehicles to address the rally, </p> <p>"The remote-controlled bomb hit the convoy and damaged several vehicles. Two people later died in hospital," Nisar Ahmed Tanoli, a senior police official told AFP, adding that Wazir was among six injured.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130331/bomb-near-pakistan-election-rally-kills-two-police" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Administrative units of Pakistan Geography of Pakistan Pakistan War AFP Sun, 31 Mar 2013 07:15:32 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5797960 at http://www.globalpost.com Karachi violence http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130402/karachi-violence <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Karachi generates about two-thirds of revenue of Pakistan and thus plays an important role in building the economy of the country. An unstable Karachi means an unstable Pakistan. Karachi’s major problem is its dense population, which needs resources to be provided to citizens to control security issues.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130402/karachi-violence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Geography of Pakistan Political geography Asianet Tue, 02 Apr 2013 14:35:39 +0000 Asianet 5799357 at http://www.globalpost.com RPO refutes Rehman Malik’s statement http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130402/rpo-refutes-rehman-malik-s-statement <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Regional Police Officer Ghulam Rasool Zahid has rejected former interior minister Rehman Malik’s statement that the Tehreek i-Taliban Pakistan is present in district Rahim Yar Khan.</p><P>Addressing a press conference at the DPO Office Rahim Yar Khan, the RPO said that there was no presence of TTP in South Punjab’s region including Rahim Yar Khan and nor the TTP has claimed their existence in South Punjab.</p><P>“If there are signs of TTP’s presence in the region, they would be crushed at any cost.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130402/rpo-refutes-rehman-malik-s-statement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of Pakistan Rahim Yar Khan Rahim Yar Khan District Asianet Tue, 02 Apr 2013 15:22:14 +0000 Asianet 5799490 at http://www.globalpost.com 4 perish in mishaps http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130402/4-perish-mishaps <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Four persons were killed and another injured in separate incidents of violence and road accidents.</p><P>According to detail, in Sheikhupura two motorcyclists were knocked down by a rashly driven passenger wagon near Jhamke in the limit of Farooqabad Police station here the other day. According to reports, Ali Raza and Gul Sher, residents of village Pandoor were on the way to Sheikhupura on a motorcycle. When they reached near Jhamke a speeding van coming from the opposite direction rammed into the bike.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130402/4-perish-mishaps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Administrative units of Pakistan Geography of Pakistan Punjab, Pakistan Technology Asianet Tue, 02 Apr 2013 15:23:41 +0000 Asianet 5799498 at http://www.globalpost.com ZACM calls off strike http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130402/zacm-calls-strike <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> On the directions of the Caretaker Prime Minister Mir Hazar Khan Khoso, Federal Secretary Water &amp; Power Sikandar Ahmed Rai and Wapda Chairman Syed Raghib Abbas Shah had a meeting with the representatives of the Zamindar Action Committee Balochistan (ZACB) and apprised them of the steps being taken to improve power situation in Balochistan.</p><P>The delegation was informed that the power situation will be improved very soon not only on agriculture feeders but also in urban areas because of the aforesaid measures.</p><P>On the assurance of improvement in the power situation, according t</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130402/zacm-calls-strike" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of Pakistan Lahore Lahore Development Authority Technology Asianet Tue, 02 Apr 2013 15:30:43 +0000 Asianet 5799522 at http://www.globalpost.com KMC commits two buses to KU http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130403/kmc-commits-two-buses-ku <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Karachi Metropolitan Corporation KMC Administrator Syed Hashim Raza Zaidi has announced to give a gold medal to the student securing first position in the Postgraduate Diploma in Local Government and Administration held in Political Science Department of Karachi University.</p><P>He also assured all possible support and cooperation to Karachi University including the provision of two new buses.</p><P>This was stated by Chief Guest Deputy Commissioner and Administrator DMC Central Dr.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130403/kmc-commits-two-buses-ku" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Administrative units of Pakistan Geography of Pakistan Muhajir people Technology Asianet Wed, 03 Apr 2013 15:32:35 +0000 Asianet 5800396 at http://www.globalpost.com Five killed in Karachi violence http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130403/five-killed-karachi-violence <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Five people were killed and five others including a child and a woman injured in different acts of violence in the city here on Tuesday, police said. They said Ashraf Hussain, 50, son of Haji Hussain was gunned down by unidentified armed men in Malir No. 15 within the limits of Malir City police station. The body was shifted to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre JPMC for medicolegal formalities.</p><P>Police said the political affiliation of victim could not be found.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130403/five-killed-karachi-violence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Administrative units of Pakistan Geography of Pakistan Geography of Sindh Asianet Wed, 03 Apr 2013 15:35:24 +0000 Asianet 5800403 at http://www.globalpost.com