SINDH PROVINCE

  • 12 injured as 4.5 magnitude earthquake strikes Pakistan September 6, 2014

    Karachi: At least 12 people were injured on Saturday when an earthquake of 4.5 magnitude jolted Pakistan's southern Sindh Province. The earthquake struck Nawabshah district and its adjoining areas in the province, causing panic and forcing people to come out on streets. Residents from Lahore, Nankana and Sheikhupura also headed...
  • Pakistan: Army deployment for Karachi byelections August 19, 2013

    Islamabad: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has decided to deploy army at all polling stations in the port city of Karachi during the August 22 byelections, Geo News reported Sunday. The ECP, while calling for deployment of troops inside and outside the polling stations, has sent a letter to the...
  • Pak polls: PTI will act as a 'solid Opposition', says Imran Khan May 12, 2013

    Islamabad: Crickterturnedpolitician Imran Khan on Sunday said his party would act as a "solid Opposition" even as he alleged that the general elections in Pakistan were marred by rigging in some provinces. "The greatest strength of democracy is a solid opposition, which was not there in Pakistan for the past...
  • Pakistan: Blast at a Sufi shrine gathering kills 4 February 25, 2013

    Islamabad: A bomb blast ripped through a gathering at a Sufi shrine in Pakistan's southern Sindh province on Monday, killing four persons and injuring 12 others, police said. The explosion occurred at the Hajan Shah Mauri Dargah near Shikarpur when a large number of people were visiting the shrine. The blast...
  • Pakistan: Mob burns man accused of desecrating Quran December 22, 2012

    Hyderabad, Pakistan: A mob broke into a Pakistani police station and burnt a man accused of desecrating the Quran alive, police said Saturday, in the latest violence focusing attention on the country's blasphemy laws. The man was a traveller and had spent Thursday night at the mosque, said Maulvi Memon,...
  • Pak Hindu girl raped, gets treatment after 10 days December 15, 2012

    Islamabad: A sixyearold Hindu girl, who was allegedly raped in Pakistan's southern Sindh province, has been admitted to a hospital in Karachi about 10 days after she was molested, according to reports on Saturday. The girl, a student of Class 1, was playing near her home in Ghulam Nabi Shah...
  • Pak to send back hearing impaired Indian girl August 14, 2012

    Karachi: Pakistan's Sindh province government has established contact with a wellknown welfare foundation to obtain details of a hearing impaired Indian girl, who had inadvertently strayed into the country some 13 years ago, as efforts were being made to send her back to India. An official of the Edhi trust foundation,...
  • Hindu leaders in Pak approach Indian, US missions for help August 12, 2012

    Islamabad: With no let up in crimes against Hindus in Mirpurkhas area of Pakistan's Sindh province from where nearly 20 families have left the country, the minority community leaders from the region have approached the Indian and US missions for help. The Hindu community in Mirpurkhas and its surrounding areas is...
  • Kidnapped Pak Hindu girl embraces Islam, marries August 11, 2012

    Islamabad: A 14yearold Hindu girl in Pakistan, who was kidnapped two days ago, has converted to Islam and married a Muslim, a media report said on Saturday. Her distraught father, however, says that she "can never give up on her religion, she has been coerced into doing it". Manisha Kumari, 14,...
  • Hindu girl kidnapping: 'Pak government failed to act' August 10, 2012

    A 14yearold Hindu girl was kidnapped in the Sindh province of Pakistan on Thursday. ...
  • Hindu teen girl kidnapped in Pakistan August 9, 2012

    Islamabad: A 14yearold Hindu girl has been kidnapped in Pakistan's southern Sindh province, causing widespread concern in the minority community amidst reports of their apparent exodus. The teenage girl, Manisha Kumari, was kidnapped from Jacobabad, which has a sizeable Hindu community, on August 7, said Pakistan Hindu Council president Jethanand Doonger...
  • Pak police parade man, woman naked through streets August 5, 2012

    Islamabad: In a shocking incident, a man and a woman arrested on charges of "intent to commit adultery" were paraded naked by police through a town in Sindh province of southern Pakistan, promoting authorities to arrest four policemen involved in the case. Mumtaz Mirbahar, a trader, and a woman were arrested...
  • Pakistani province has dead employees still on rolls August 3, 2012

    Islamabad: There are 338 dead employees on the rolls in Pakistan's Sindh province, leading a daily to wonder: "Governance? A troupe of performing parrots would do a better job". An editorial in the News International on Wednesday said that a month ago there was the national scandal of thousands of ghost...
  • Three Hindu traders kidnapped in Pakistan July 14, 2012

    Islamabad: Three prominent Hindu businessmen were kidnapped along with their driver by unidentified armed men in Sindh province of southern Pakistan on Saturday. The businessmen, Ramesh Lal, Ashok Kumar and Hari Ram, were abducted with their driver in Ranipur area of Sindh, Pakistan Hindu Council patron Ramesh Kumar Vankwani said. In addition...
  • ATM machines, rail tracks targeted in Pak's Sindh May 2, 2012

    Islamabad: At least 19 lowintensity bomb blasts targeted ATM machines of staterun banks and railway tracks in Sindh province of southern Pakistan on Wednesday, injuring six persons, including two policemen. The explosions occurred in cities and towns across Sindh, including the capital city of Karachi, early on Wednesday morning. A private security...
  • Zardari seeks report on killing of Hindu doctors November 8, 2011

    Islamabad: President Asif Ali Zardari has sought a report on the killing of three Hindu brothers, who were doctors, in Pakistan's Sindh province. Ajit Kumar and his two brothers, Ashok and Naresh, were gunned down in Shikarpur district. Zardari has taken a serious note of the attack and sought an immediate report,...
  • PMLN offices attacked in Pakistan October 30, 2011

    Islamabad: Armed men have attacked PMLN offices across Sindh province and burnt alive a party leader two days after the main opposition party staged a major rally against the Pakistan People's Partyled government. PMLN offices were ransacked and set on fire in different cities and towns of southern Sindh province, a...
  • Gunmen torch Afghanbound oil tankers in Pak October 13, 2011

    Islamabad: Unidentified gunmen in southern Pakistan torched four tankers carrying oil for NATO forces in Afghanistan on Thursday though there were no casualties, police and witnesses said. The gunmen, who were riding motorcycles, first fired at vehicles in a convoy in Shakarpur district of Sindh province and then torched three tankers,...
  • Over two lakh people affected by floods in Pak August 15, 2011

    Karachi: Over 2 lakh people have been affected and displaced by a fresh wave of floods that has hit parts of Pakistan's southern Sindh province, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said on Monday. The heavy floods that swept away hundreds of villages and damaged rice crops have stirred memories...