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Anger at Charlie Hebdo Turns Violent in Pakistan

by Zia ur-Rehman and Salman Masood

January 16, 2015

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/17/world/asia/4-shot-during-protest-against-charlie-hebdo-in-pakistan.html

KARACHI, Pakistan — Clashes between the police and protesters outside the French Consulate in Karachi on Friday left four people, including two journalists, with gunshot wounds as demonstrations erupted across  680 more words

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Scores Killed After Bus Collides With Oil Tanker in Pakistan

BY Zia ur-Rehman

January 11, 2015

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/12/world/asia/dozens-killed-after-bus-collides-with-oil-tanker-in-pakistan.html?ref=asia&_r=0

KARACHI, Pakistan — At least 62 people were killed on Sunday when a passenger bus crashed into an oil tanker on the outskirts of Karachi. 298 more words

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Footprints: Opposition to madressah reforms

By Zia Ur Rehman

January 11th, 2015

http://www.dawn.com/news/1156315/footprints-opposition-to-madressah-reforms

Sitting at a tea stall near Jamia Farooqia, a seminary in Karachi’s Shah Faisal Colony, a group of five young students discuss the current issue of madressah reforms. 771 more words

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Buner beware

By Zia Ur Rehman

January 9, 2014

http://www.thefridaytimes.com/tft/buner-beware/

On December 31, unidentified militants shot dead three police constables and injured the station house officer of the Jowar police station in Buner. 703 more words

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Footprints: The crime of being Mehsud

January 4th, 2015

By Zia Ur Rehman

http://www.dawn.com/news/1154883/footprints-the-crime-of-being-mehsud

Outside a house in Chatta Gabol Goth, a neighbourhood on Superhighway in Karachi, dozens of Mehsud tribesmen gathered to offer condolences to Abdullah Mehsud’s relatives. 851 more words

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Crackdown in Karachi

By Zia Ur Rehman

December 26, 2014

http://www.thefridaytimes.com/tft/crackdown-in-karachi/

Law enforcement agencies have intensified operations against various Taliban groups in Karachi, in response to the December 16 killing of over 140 children at an army-run school in Peshawar. 522 more words

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Target: Mangal Bagh

By Zia Ur Rehman

December 17, 2014

http://www.thefridaytimes.com/tft/target-mangal-bagh/

Lashkar-e-Islam (LeI), the Mangal Bagh-led militant organization based in the Khyber tribal agency, is facing a serious existential threat after the Pakistani military started a full-fledged operation codenamed ‘Operation Khyber One’ in the tribal district. 635 more words

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