Lashkar E Jhangvi

  • Pakistani Punjab worried about infiltration by Taliban March 2, 2014

    Reports of the Taliban penetrating Punjab, Pakistan's most populous province of 90 million people, have alarmed the government led by Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif. The provincial government has been warned by intelligence agencies that militants are moving towards Punjab in the wake of air strikes in the restive tribal areas. "There is...
  • Shias protest in Pakistani cities over bomb attack on pilgrims January 24, 2014

    Islamabad/Karachi: Griefstricken families of Shia pilgrims killed in a bomb blast and members of the minority sect staged protests in Quetta and different parts of Pakistan on Thursday, refusing to bury victims for the third day and demanding operations against those behind the attack. Members of the Hazara Shia community, frequently...
  • Gilani's son got threats from LeJ, SipaheSahaba May 10, 2013

    Islamabad: Former premier Yousuf Raza Gilani's son Ali Haider, kidnapped by gunmen while campaigning for Pakistan's landmark elections, had received threats from the banned LashkareJhangvi and SipaheSahaba. Though no group has claimed responsibility for the abduction, Gilani and other members of his family told The Express Tribune that Ali Haider had...
  • Pak: Top LeJ commander involved in US journalist's murder arrested March 18, 2013

    Karachi: A top commander of the banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, who was allegedly involved in the murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl, was arrested on Sunday in this Pakistani city. Paramilitary Rangers arrested Qari Abdul Hayee, the former president of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi's (LeJ) Sindh chapter, during a raid in the city. A source in...
  • Pak PM calls for stern action against militant groups March 8, 2013

    Islamabad: Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has called for "stern action" against all banned militant groups, saying attacks like the recent bombing of a Shia neighbourhood in Karachi were aimed at weakening Pakistan's social fabric. "Directions have been issued for carrying out stern action against all the banned outfits without...
  • Pakistan: 69 killed in blast in Quetta February 17, 2013

    Islamabad: Sixtynine people, including women and children, were killed and nearly 200 injured when a powerful bomb ripped through a Shia neighbourhood of Quetta city in southwest Pakistan on Sunday, the latest in a string of attacks targeting the minority community. The blast occurred at Kirani Road in Hazara Town,...
  • Pak: 64, including school children, killed in Quetta blast February 17, 2013

    Quetta: Sixtyfour people including school children died on Saturday in a bomb attack carried out by extremists from Pakistan's Sunni Muslim majority, police said. A spokesman for LashkareJhangvi, a Sunni group, claimed responsibility for the bomb in Quetta, which caused casualties in the town's main bazaar, a school and a...
  • Pak: At least 47 people killed in bomb blast in Quetta February 16, 2013

    Islamabad: Sixtythree people, including women and children, were killed and nearly 200 injured when a powerful bomb ripped through a Shia neighbourhood of Quetta city in southwest Pakistan on Saturday, the latest in a string of attacks targeting the minority community. The blast occurred at Kirani Road in Hazara Town,...