Indian spy sentenced to death in Pakistan

An Indian spy identified as Kulbhushan Jadhav, who was arrested in March 2016 by Pakistani security operatives on the grounds of espionage and sabotage has been sentenced to death. Jadhav who was sentenced on charges of planning, coordinating and organising espionage activities was convicted by a military tribunal. The Pakistani military in a statement said…

PAKISTAN: Shrine keeper drugs, kills 20 devotees in deadly attack

A deadly attack at a shrine has left no less than 20 devotees dead in the Pakistani province of Punjab. Reports say, Abdul Waheed, custodian of the Ali Muhammad Gujjar shrine, drugged the devotees before beating them with sticks and stabbing them to death late on Saturday. According to local police officer Shaukat Manzoor who…

Unveiled: Finalists of 2017 Commonwealth Youth Awards

The founder of a youth-led organisation in Papua New Guinea that uses sport as a tool to end violence against women, and the owner of a Nigerian company which uses ‘geo-mapping’ to recycle waste, are among the finalists of the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Awards. Seventeen young change makers from 13 countries are in the running…

Pakistan military retaliates, kills 100 ‘terrorists’ after shrine attack

Less than 24-hours after several worshippers were killed following a suicide bomb blast at the Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine in Sindh province which claimed the lives of no less than 75 people in an attack claimed by ISIL, Pakistan military has retaliated killing 100 terrorists following an operation. The retaliation was announced by the military’s…

Pakistan military retaliates, kills 100 ‘terrorists’ after shrine attack

Less than 24-hours after several worshippers were killed following a suicide bomb blast at the Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine in Sindh province which claimed the lives of no less than 75 people in an attack claimed by ISIL, Pakistan military has retaliated killing 100 terrorists following an operation. The retaliation was announced by the military’s…

75 feared dead as suicide blast rocks shrine in Pakistan

A deadly bomb blast at the Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine in Sindh province in Pakistan has claimed the lives of no less than 75 victims including children and women in the deadliest attack to hit the country in more than two years. Reports say the attack which also wounded a hundred others saw a suicide…

Pakistan bans Valentines Day Celebrations

A court in Pakistan has banned public celebrations of Valentine’s Day in the capital, Islamabad, on the grounds that it is not part of Muslim culture. The Islamabad High Court’s order prohibits all Valentine’s Day festivities in government offices and public spaces with immediate effect. It also directs the media not to promote or cover……

Popular TV host banned over ‘hate speech’ in Pakistan

One of Pakistan’s most popular TV personalities has been banned by media regulators in the country after he was accused of “hate speech” and “incitement to violence”. According to a statement, Aamir Liaquat was banned after he hosted a series of shows accusing five abducted activists and their supporters of blasphemy which authorities say could…

Woman bags death sentence for burning daughter alive

Perveen Bibi sentenced to death A woman in Pakistan has been sentenced to death for burning her daughter alive in a so-called “honor killing” incident. Parveen Bibi told a court in Lahore, Punjab that she killed her daughter “for bringing shame to her family,” police spokeswoman Nabila Ghazanfar told CNN Tuesday. Parveen’s son Ahmer Rafique…

Pakistani court sets execution date for mentally ill ex-cop

Authorities in Pakistan have set an execution date for Khizar Hayat, a 55-year-old former police officer, who was sentenced to death in 2003 for shooting a fellow colleague. The death warrant for Hayat described as a schizophrenic man was issued after Lahore prison authorities pressed for the death warrant, which was granted by a court…

39 die after drinking toxic liquor

Mourners in Pakistan At least 39 people died after consuming toxic liquor in eastern Pakistan, health officials and police said on Tuesday, as over 150 people were rushed to clinics for treatment. “We have received 105 patients and 23 have died”, said Aisf Saleemi, a doctor at the District Headquarters Hospital Toba Tek Singh. He…

Probe begins into cause of Pakistan plane crash which claimed 47 lives

Relevant authorities in Pakistan are probing the remote and immediate cause of a plane crash which claimed the lives of no less than 47 people including a famed-rockstar-turned-Muslim evangelist, two infants and three foreigners. Officials are said to be making efforts to pinpoint the cause of the disaster considered to be the deadliest plane crash…