Sindh

  • Pakistan: SC overturns decision to lift travel ban on Pervez Musharraf June 23, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan's Supreme Court on Monday overturned a High Court ruling to lift a travel ban slapped on Pervez Musharraf last year, a setback to the former military ruler facing multiple trials including one for high-treason. The Sindh High Court in a judgment of June 12 had allowed 70-year-old Musharraf to...
  • Pakistan court adjourns Musharraf travel ban application April 23, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's former military dictator Pervez Musharraf will have to wait for two weeks to learn if he will be allowed to go abroad to visit his ailing mother after a court on Wednesday adjourned the case till May 7. Musharraf, who is in Karachi for medical treatment and to visit...
  • Three drown, several others go missing as boat capsizes in Sindh river April 20, 2014

    Three persons drowned and several others went missing after a boat capsized on Sindh river near Indergarh town in the district on Sunday, police said. "So far, three bodies have been recovered and search is on to find others," Datia Superintendent of Police, RP Singh told PTI. However, the exact number of...
  • Hindu ashram attacked in Pakistan March 31, 2014

    A Hindu ashram was attacked in Pakistan's Sindh province by about four persons who also stole a 'trishul', triggering protests and a partial shutdown of businesses at several places, a media report said on Monday. The violators also desecrated parrh (a piece of cloth wrapped around the idol) at Faqir Par...
  • Hindu temple attacked, set on fire in Pakistan March 29, 2014

    A Hindu temple has been desecrated and set on fire by unidentified persons in Pakistan's southern Sindh province, two weeks ahead of an annual fair at the holy site. The caretaker of the temple of Hindu deity Hanuman, in Latifabad town told police that three men came on Friday to offer...
  • My goal is to fulfil my mother's dream: Benazir Bhutto's son Bilawal February 5, 2014

    In Pakistan, former prime minister Benazir Bhutto's son Bilawal Bhutto is in the spotlight. Just a month after he turned 25, the legal age to stand for election, Bhutto is making a splash with the Sindh Festival at Mohenjodaro. In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, Bhutto said that his goal...
  • Pakistan government asks SC to launch Musharraf's trial for treason November 18, 2013

    The Pakistan government, on Monday, asked the Supreme Court to launch treason proceedings against former dictator Pervez Musharraf for imposing emergency in 2007, the first time the civilian administration has sought the criminal prosecution of a military ruler. A letter sent by the Law Ministry to the apex court Registrar's Office...
  • Bilawal may contest from Bhutto family stronghold in Sindh October 18, 2013

    Karachi: Pakistan Peoples Party's (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari may contest from a national assembly seat which has traditionally been the stronghold of the Bhutto family in hometown Larkana in Sindh province. Former president Asif Ali Zardari on Thursday addressed a public rally in Naudero as part of Eid celebrations in...
  • Ratangarh stampede: 21 officials, policemen suspended October 15, 2013

    Datia: A total of 21 officials and policemen including Datia district Collector and Superintendent of Police were suspended by Madhya Pradesh government in the wake of stampede at Ratangarh temple, in which 115 people were killed and scores injured. Besides Collector Sanket Bhondwa and SP CS Solanki, the State government also suspended...
  • MP temple stampede: CPI slams govt for administrative lapse October 14, 2013

    The Communist Party of India slammed the Madhya Pradesh government for its administrative lapse in preparing with the Dussehra rush. The death toll in the temple stampede in Ratangarh in Madhya Pradesh has risen to 112 while more than 100 people have been injured. At least 30 of those dead...
  • Pak: Senior police officer arrested for raping two teenaged sisters October 14, 2013

    Karachi: A senior police officer and two of his subordinates have been arrested in interior Sindh after being accused of raping two teenage sisters at a police station. The alleged incident took place at a police station in Khimbra in Ghotki district. The mother of the sisters, aged 18 and...
  • Ratangarh stampede: Death toll reaches 90, over 100 injured October 13, 2013

    At least 90 people have been confirmed dead and more than 100 others injured in a stampede on Sunday morning at Ratangarh temple in Datia, police said. Madhya Pradesh government announces compensation of Rs.1.5 lakh  for Ratangarh stampede victims. A large number of devotees had gathered at the temple, located around 60km from...
  • Massive aftershocks jolt Pakistan's quake-hit areas again, tremors felt in Delhi September 28, 2013

    Several cities of Pakistan's Sindh and Balochistan provinces were on Saturday hit by a massive aftershock measuring 6.8, three days after a 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck the region killed over 500 people. Tremors were also felt in Delhi late on Saturday morning. The India Meteorological Department said the quake struck with...
  • Pakistan hit by 7.7 magnitude earthquake September 25, 2013

    Pakistan was hit by the earthquake measuring 7.7 on the Richter scale. The massive quake was also felt in the adjoining province of Sindh and as far as Karachi. North India too felt the tremors in the aftermath of the quake. ...
  • Peshawar Church Blast: Death toll rises to 81, 150 injured September 23, 2013

    The death toll in the twin suicide bombings near a church in Peshawar rose to 81 on Monday, officials said. The dead include 34 women and seven children. Those injured in Sunday's twin explosions numbered 150. Meanwhile, at least 67 victims were discharged on Monday from the Lady Reading Hospital after their...
  • 8,000 affected in Pakistan as Indus river continues to be in spate August 31, 2013

    About 8,000 people have been affected by flood in Matiari district of Pakistan's Sindh province as the Indus river continues to be in spate, Online News Agency reported on Friday. In an interview with state-run radio, Matiari's deputy commissioner said that people from 32 villages have been accommodated in relief camps...
  • 15-year-old MP boy 'accidently' crosses over into Pakistan, arrested August 22, 2013

    An Indian teenager, who allegedly left his home after a quarrel with his mother has accidentally crossed over into Pakistan and has been arrested.  Jitendar Arjunwar, 15, was sent to Juvenile Prison in the country's Hyderabad city in Sindh province on Wednesday. He had crossed the border near Khokhrapar and...
  • Pakistan: Army deployment for Karachi by-elections 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 by-elections, Geo News reported Sunday. The ECP, while calling for deployment of troops inside and outside the polling stations, has sent a letter to the...
  • Pakistan set to end moratorium on executions August 13, 2013

    Karachi: Pakistan's five-year-old moratorium on executions will end with the hanging of four convicts, including three high-profile terrorists, this month, a senior official said on Tuesday. Ejaz Chaudhary, Chief Secretary of southern Sindh province, said the four convicts will be hanged in Sukkur Jail on August 20, 21 and 22. He told...
  • Pak Hindus victims of 'religious apartheid': Hindu group June 30, 2013

    Karachi: Hindus in Pakistan are not equal citizens of the state but victims of a "religious apartheid", a newly formed Hindu group has said, demanding a special session of Parliament to probe persecution of Hindus and other minorities in the country. Hindu community feels insecure in this country due to...
  • Pak polls: PTI will act as a 'solid Opposition', says Imran Khan May 12, 2013

    Islamabad: Crickter-turned-politician 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...
  • Sindhu moves into quarter-finals of India Open April 25, 2013

    New Delhi: The world No.16 PV Sindhu defeated Yu Sun of China 19-21, 21-19, 21-15 to enter the quarter-final of India Open here on Thursday. In the two matches she has played at the event here, it has not been smooth sailing for the Hyderabad girl. After being one game down,...
  • Pakistan polls: MQM candidate shot dead in Sindh April 11, 2013

    Islamabad: A Muttahida Qaumi Movement leader, who was a candidate for Pakistan's upcoming polls, was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in southern Sindh province on Thursday, police said. Two gunmen, who were riding a motorcycle, shot at Fakhrul Islam outside his home in Halanaka area of Hyderabad city this afternoon. Islam...
  • Shoe hurled at Pervez Musharraf outside Sindh HC March 29, 2013

    Islamabad: A shoe was hurled at Pakistan former president Pervez Musharraf outside the Sindh High Court in Karachi on Friday. The shoe, which was thrown at Musharraf by a lawyer, missed its target and the lawyer was not detained as no charges were filed against him. Musharraf, who seized power...
  • 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 six-year-old 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 court stays demolition of 200-year-old temple September 15, 2012

    Karachi: The Sindh High Court has issued a stay order on the demolition of a 200-year-old Hindu temple in the old area of the city here. The division bench of the court, headed by Chief Justice Mushir Alam, issued a stay order on a petition filed by Kailash Wishram, stopping the...
  • Rs 100 crore medicine scam unearthed in Sindh August 21, 2012

    Islamabad: A huge scam involving purchase of drugs worth Rs 100 crore has been unearthed in Pakistan's Sindh province, Geo News reported. An audit report for the 2012 financial year revealed that district governments in Sindh bought medicines that were not verified by the central or provincial drug laboratories. A notification issued...
  • Pakistan: Sindh asked to frame anti-conversion law August 18, 2012

    Islamabad: Against the backdrop of reports of mass migration of Pakistani Hindus to India, President Asif Ali Zardari has directed the Sindh government to frame a draft law to amend the Constitution as part of efforts to prevent forced conversion of the minorities in the southern province. The President made the...