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Grave robbing brothers engage in cannibalism

It is possible that after eating human flesh, one might develop a taste for it, but two brothers in Pakistan have taken the practice to the extreme. Already out of jail after a two year sentence for grave robbing and eating a corpse, they are at it again.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 6 comments

Pakistani Taliban refuse to extend ceasefire, will continue talks

Bannu - The Pakistani Taliban Wednesday said they would not extend a ceasefire called to help peace negotiations with the government, but insisted they were still committed to the talks process.
In the Media by AFP

Pakistani Taliban refuse to extend ceasefire, will continue talks

Bannu - The Pakistani Taliban Wednesday said they would not extend a ceasefire called to help negotiations with the government but said they were still committed to the peace talks process.
In the Media by AFP

Pakistan to use polio vaccine checkpoints in Taliban areas

Peshawar - Pakistani officials said Monday they would begin administering polio vaccines to children at security checkpoints in the country's lawless tribal belt to protect against Taliban attacks.
In the Media by AFP

Pakistani held for cannibalism after eating baby

Lahore - A Pakistani man was arrested Monday on suspicion of cannibalism when the head of a newborn baby was found at his home -- three years after he was jailed for the same offence.
In the Media by AFP

Pakistan court drops attempted murder case against baby

Lahore - A Pakistani court on Saturday threw out charges of attempted murder against a nine-month-old baby, in a case that highlighted endemic flaws in the country's legal system and provoked widespread ridicule.
In the Media by AFP

Bomb kills 15, wounds 35 in Islamabad

Islamabad - A bomb explosion Wednesday killed at least 15 people and wounded 35 others in Islamabad's bustling fruit and vegetable market, police and hospital officials said.
In the Media by AFP

Pakistani court sentences Christian couple to death for blasphemy

Islamabad - On April 4th a judge in a court in eastern Pakistan sentenced Shafqat Emmanuel and Shagufta Kausar to death for allegedly sending a text message that insulted the Prophet Mohammed.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 11 comments

Op-Ed: Nine-month-old baby accused of attempted murder in Pakistan

Lahore - In what could be the most bizarre criminal court case in history, nine-month-old Muhammad Mosa Khan stands trial for charges of attempted murder, assault, and interfering with state affairs in Pakistan.
In the Media by Scott Tuttle

Pakistan couple gets death over 'blasphemous' text message

Lahore - A court in eastern Pakistan has sentenced a Christian couple to death for sending a blasphemous text message insulting to the Prophet Mohammed, their lawyer said Saturday.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Pakistan policeman suspended for accusing baby of attempted murder

Lahore - A Pakistani policeman has been suspended for bringing a case of attempted murder against a nine-month old boy and forcing the crying infant to appear in court, officials said Friday.
In the Media by AFP

Pakistan's Musharraf survives assassination bomb attempt: police

Islamabad - Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, who is on trial for treason, narrowly escaped an assassination attempt as a bomb went off shortly before his convoy was due to pass early Thursday, police said.
In the Media by AFP

Pakistan court indicts ex-president Musharraf for treason

Islamabad - A Pakistani court Monday indicted former military ruler Pervez Musharraf for treason on charges relating to his 2007 imposition of emergency in a historic first for a country ruled for half its history by the army.
In the Media by AFP

Hindus in Pakistan protest against burning of their temple

Hyderabad - Protests continued for the second day after a Hindu temple in Pakistan’s Sindh province was set on fire by unidentified men
In the Media by Ernest Dempsey - 3 comments

Pakistan to vaccinate 750,000 children in troubled northwest

Peshawar - Pakistani health teams will Sunday launch a drive to vaccinate some 750,000 children in the troubled northwest, with thousands of police guarding against attacks by militants who claim the polio campaign is a front for spying.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Pakistani Christian sentenced to death for blasphemy

Lahore - A Christian man has been convicted of blasphemy against Islam and sentenced to death in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 30 comments

Venue set for Pakistan, Taliban direct talks

Islamabad - Pakistan's negotiators have agreed on a location to hold direct peace talks with the Taliban, the head of the militant group's negotiation committee said on Saturday."The process of talking directly to the Taliban will start in two to three days, both ...
In the Media by AFP

Op-Ed: Authorities now bribing parents for polio vaccination in Pakistan

Peshawar - After using scare tactics at places, authorities in Pakistan are moving to bribe parents for vaccinating their children with the questionable oral polio vaccine (OPV).
In the Media by Ernest Dempsey - 4 comments

Rape victim dies after setting herself ablaze

Muzaffargarh - An eighteen year old college student who was allegedly gang raped by five men set herself on fire in front of a local police station after the man accused of initiating the rape was released by officials.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 1 comment

Court reduces sentence of doctor who helped find bin Laden

Peshawar - A Pakistani tribunal on Saturday reduced by 10 years the sentence of a doctor who helped the CIA find Osama bin Laden, after he was jailed for ties to militants. Shakeel Afridi was convicted of treason under the country's tribal justice system.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment
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