Pak Cops After Mosque Blast

This is the deadliest attack Pakistan has seen for several years. (File) Pakistan: Pakistan police officers say they have been “thrown to the beasts” in their battle against rising militancy after a blast at a city headquarters killed dozens of their colleagues. A suicide bomber wearing a police uniform infiltrated the heavily guarded compound in … Read more

Pakistan’s economy is on the brink

Islamabad/London CNN — Muhammad Radaqat, a 27-year-old greengrocer, is worried. He doesn’t know how much an onion will cost next week, let alone how he’ll be able to afford the fuel he needs to heat his home and keep his family warm. “All we’re being told by the government is that things are going to … Read more

Pakistan mosque blast: Security breach or negligence? | News

A suicide bombing at a mosque in Peshawar has brought attention to the precarious security situation in Pakistan’s tribal region near the Afghan border. The blast on Monday targeted worshipers during the afternoon prayer at a mosque inside the northwestern city’s highly fortified police compound. The attack killed at least 101 people, most of them … Read more

Pakistan mosque bombing survivors traumatized but undeterred | News

Peshawar, Pakistan – Naib Rehman lies on his hospital bed with his leg wrapped in plaster. The 44-year-old recalls that as he stood for the afternoon prayer along with 300 other worshippers, a massive blast shook the mosque in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar. At least 100 people, most of them policemen, were killed … Read more

Peshawar, Pakistan blast: Death toll rises to at least 100 in mosque suspected suicide bombing

Islamabad, Pakistan CNN — The death toll from a suicide bomb that ripped through a mosque in Peshawar, northwestern Pakistan, rose to at least 100 on Tuesday, marking one of the deadliest attacks in the country in years as it faces what one analyst described as “a national security crisis .” Muhammad Asim Khan, spokesperson … Read more

Death toll from Pakistan mosque bombing rises to 100 | Crime News

The death toll from Monday’s suicide bombing at a mosque in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar has risen to 100, according to a medical official, as the South Asian country faces a mounting security challenge from armed groups. “So far, 100 bodies have been brought to Lady Reading Hospital,” the spokesperson for the largest … Read more

Pakistan blames ‘security lapse’ for mosque blast; 100 dead

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A suicide bombing that struck inside a mosque at a police and government compound in northwest Pakistan reflects “security lapses,” current and former officials said as the death toll from the devastating blast climbed to 100 on Tuesday. The blast, which ripped through a Sunni mosque inside a major police facility … Read more

Pakistan mosque suicide bomber kills 59, wounds over 150

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A suicide bomber struck a crowded mosque inside a police compound in Pakistan on Monday, causing the roof to collapse and killing at least 59 people and wounding more than 150 others, officials said. Most of the casualties were police officers. It was not clear how the bomber was able to … Read more

“Just Like Pandavas Couldn’t Pick Their Relatives…”: S Jaishankar On Pak

S Jaishankar also said that the Indus Waters Treaty is a technical matter. (File) Pune: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Saturday said that just as the Pandavas could not choose their relatives, India cannot choose its geographical neighbors. “It is a reality to us … Pandavas could not choose relatives, we can’t choose our … Read more

Lights out in Pakistan as energy-saving move backfires

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Most of Pakistan was left without power Monday as an energy-saving measure by the government backfired. The outage spread panic and raised questions about the cash-strapped government’s handling of the country’s economic crisis. It all started when electricity was turned off during low usage hours overnight to conserve fuel across the country, … Read more