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Thousands attend funeral of slain Sufi musician in Pakistan

Karachi - Thousands of Pakistanis on Thursday thronged the streets of Karachi to attend the funeral of one of the country's best known Sufi musicians, who was gunned down a day earlier in what police called an "act of terror".

Pakistan calls for aid for its millions of Afghan refugees

Islamabad - Pakistan, home for decades to millions of Afghan refugees, called for the support of the international community as it warned that without help, the flow of those fleeing Afghanistan's decades-long war to Europe could increase.

Pakistani Sufi singer Amjad Sabri shot dead in 'act of terror'

Karachi - One of Pakistan's best-known Sufi musicians, Amjad Sabri, was shot dead by unknown assailants riding a motorcycle in Karachi on Wednesday, triggering an outpouring of grief over what police described as an "act of terror".

Pakistan clerics issue fatwa against honour killings

Lahore - An influential group of Pakistani clerics has issued a fatwa against honour killings, with a spokesman calling them "unethical and unjustifiable" Monday following a series of attacks on women that have caused national outrage.

Mothers comfort scared daughters after Pakistan 'honour killing'

Lahore - Two young girls stand inches from charred bricks and ash, staring at the spot where a "kind and gentle" teenager who taught them the Koran was savagely burned by her mother for marrying the man of her choice.

'I want justice': Husband of Pakistani teen murdered for honour

Lahore - The husband of a 16-year-old Pakistani girl who was murdered by her family for marrying him vowed Thursday to do whatever it took to get justice for his young wife.

Pakistani father of 35 aims for 100 children

Quetta - A Pakistani father of 35 is now searching for a fourth wife as he romps towards his goal of 100 children, a dubious ambition in the conservative Muslim country where polygamy is rare but still practiced.

How to spot a militant: Pakistani army removes roofs in Waziristan

- House after house flicks by hundreds of feet beneath a military helicopter, many distinguished by one arresting feature: their roofs have been removed by the army to allow an "aerial view" of militants who may take refuge there.

Brother of slain Taliban chief's driver presses charges against U.S.

Quetta - The brother of a man who was killed alongside the Taliban's slain chief Mullah Akthar Mansour in an American drone strike in southwest Pakistan is pressing murder and terrorism charges against US officials, police said Sunday.

Pakistanis hit back as clerics say men can 'lightly beat' wives

Islamabad - Pakistani media and activists poured scorn Friday on a suggestion from an Islamic religious body that men should be allowed to "lightly beat" their wives, made in their draft of a women's protection bill.

The Shura: ideological guardians of the Taliban movement

Islamabad - Through war and peace, the Taliban's Rahbari Shura has been at the heart of its decision-making process since the movement's inception, and is now tasked with finding a new leader to succeed Mullah Akthar Mansour.

Death of Taliban chief Mansour: what happens next?

Islamabad - President Barack Obama confirmed Monday that a US drone strike in southwest Pakistan had killed Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour, heralding a new chapter in the Afghan insurgency which had grown fiercer under him.Who will succeed him?

Afghan Taliban sources confirm death of leader in U.S. attack

Quetta - Taliban supremo Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a US drone attack in Pakistan, senior militant sources told AFP Sunday, adding that an insurgent assembly was underway to decide on his successor.

Pakistan denounces US drone strike on Afghan Taliban chief

Islamabad - Pakistan on Sunday denounced the US drone strike believed to have killed the Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour as a violation of its air space and said only negotiations could bring a lasting peace to Afghanistan.

US drone strike on Taliban leader — What happens next?

Islamabad - An American drone strike "likely killed" Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour in Pakistan's southwestern province of Balochistan on Saturday, US officials said.

Son of slain Pakistani governor narrates horrific kidnap ordeal

Islamabad - The son of a murdered Pakistani governor has described in chilling detail how he was flogged, shot and had his nails pulled out by Islamic militants during almost five years in captivity.

Afghan, international forces free ex-Pakistan PM's hostage son

Islamabad - Afghan and international forces freed the kidnapped son of a former Pakistani prime minister during a raid on an Al-Qaeda cell in Afghanistan, Kabul and Islamabad said Tuesday, three years after he was kidnapped in a hail of bullets.

Pakistan celebrates Sadiq Khan's London mayor win

Islamabad - The election of a Pakistani bus driver's son as the mayor of London was greeted with celebration on Saturday in Pakistan, from where Sadiq Khan's parents emigrated to Britain in the 1960s.

Pakistani shopkeeper killed dozens with 'revenge' sweets

Multan - A Pakistani sweetshop owner has confessed to fatally poisoning at least 30 people by lacing his goods with pesticide in an attempt to take revenge on his older brother, police told AFP Friday.

Pakistani woman 'strangled for helping friend elope'

Peshawar - A Pakistani woman was drugged, strangled and then her body set ablaze because she helped her friend elope, police said Thursday, announcing the arrest of 14 people in a twist on the grim practice of "honour killings".
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