PAKISTAN VIOLENCE

  • 717 people died in Pakistan in religious violence: USCIRF July 18, 2013

    Washington: At least 717 people were killed and 1108 injured in 203 targeted violence against religious communities in Pakistan since January last year, a report released by a Congress established independent commission has said. Among those killed included two Hindus and one Sikh, said the "Pakistan Religious Violence Project" report...
  • Pakistani girl accused of blasphemy has fled to Canada: BBC June 30, 2013

    London: A teenaged Pakistani Christian girl, who was "falsely accused" of blasphemy has fled to Canada with her family, BBC reported. Rimsha Masih, 14, was detained in a maximum security prison for several weeks in August 2012, after being accused of burning pages from the Quran. Although charges against the girl...
  • Pakistan: Suicide bomber kills 25 at election rally May 7, 2013

    Peshawar: A suicide bomber targeted an election rally organised by a religious party in Pakistan on Monday, killing 25 people, officials said. The attack at a gathering of members of the Jamiat Ulemae Islam religious party wounded 65 people, they said. Pakistan's Taliban claimed responsibility for the bombing. The polls mark...
  • Pakistan: 24 killed in Karachi violence November 11, 2012

    Karachi: At least 24 people have been killed in various incidents of target killings in Pakistan's biggest city in the last 24 hours. Fresh violence erupted in Karachi on Saturday when armed gunmen on motorcycles opened fire on people sitting at a tea stall close to a well known Madrasa...
  • State of violence: nearly 100 killed in Pak in a month September 27, 2009

    Islamabad: Nearly 100 people have been killed in Pakistan so far this month in different incidents of suicide as well as US drone attacks, the Online news agency reported on Sunday. Between September 1 and September 26, at least 95 people have lost their lives in different attacks in Paksitan, particularly...
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