Pakistan

Shoot-on-sight orders issued in Karachi

Shoot-on-sight orders issued in KarachiLahore, Apr. 30 : The Pakistan Government has issued shoot-on-sight orders for `miscreants' in Karachi to counter the deteriorating law and order situation in the city.

State Minister for Ports and Shipping Nabeel Gabol said certain elements were trying to create trouble in the region by fanning ethnic tension.

Gabol said these forces were trying to sabotage the PPP, ANP and MQM coalition in the province.

Taliban demolishes Sikh properties in FATA for failure to pay ''protection fees''

Islamabad, Apr.

Obama "gravely concerned" about situation in Pakistan

Obama "gravely concerned" about situation in PakistanWashington - US President Barack Obama said he was "gravely concerned" by the situation in Pakistan and expressed fears about the fragility of a civilian government struggling to contain the growing Taliban insurgency.

Obama said the Pakistani government lacked the ability to provide basic services for its people and promised the United States would do all it could to build up its institutions.

Is Radio Pakistan trying to influence Indian elections?

Is Radio Pakistan trying to influence Indian elections?Abohar, April 29: A question that is being asked here is whether Radio Pakistan’s Punjabi Durbar programme will be questioned by the Indian Election Commission for conducting campaigns.

The Punjabi Durbar programmes have been making allegations critical of the United Progressive Alliance Government of India for ‘neglecting minorities’ in the country.

Everyone here is aware that India is known around the world for its multi-religious, secular and democratic set up.

Suspected US airstrike in Pakistan kills at least six

Suspected US airstrike in Pakistan kills at least sixIslamabad - A suspected US missile strike in Pakistan's troubled South Waziristan tribal district near Afghan border on Wednesday killed at least six people, officials said.

Two missiles, believed to have been fired from a US-operated Predator drone, hit a house in Kani Goram area of the district, a known safe-haven of Taliban and al-Qaeda fighters.

Balochistan’s grievances need quick redress: Governor

Balochistan’s grievances need quick redress: GovernorKarachi, Apr 29: Balochistan Governor Nawab Zulfiqar Ali Magsi today said that the government would constitute a new inquiry tribunal into the Turbat killings which would be acceptable to Baloch nationalist parties, and underscored the need for expeditiously resolving the problems underlying the unrest in the province.

Talking to journalists, Magsi said the situation could worsen if the issues were not promptly and amicably resolved.

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