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  • Pakistan's Rejection of Israel Threatens Pakistani Lives

    08/18/2020 7:26:06 AM PDT · by Cronos · 3 replies
    haaretz ^ | 11 Aug 2020 | Sumeera Asghar Roy & Hassan F. Virk
    Pakistan’s foreign policy has been incoherent and inconsistent since its inception. It has suffered from a chasm between policy and strategy, xenophobic tendencies, domestic politics interfering negatively with the foreign policy process, and vice versa – including the unsettling influence of the military on civilian politics and the outsize impact of religious groups. Policy-makers, rather than focusing on the policy process and the outcomes, serially succumb to socio-religious pressures, intensifying policy volatility, and that volatility, read as vulnerability, opens Pakistan up to manipulation by stronger world powers. The result is that on the issues that Pakistan flags as central to...
  • Thousands protest UAE-Israel peace deal in Pakistan

    08/18/2020 7:02:50 AM PDT · by Cronos · 13 replies
    middle east monitor ^ | 18 Aug 2020 | MEMA
    Tens of thousands of Pakistanis protested on Sunday against the normalisation deal signed between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Israel, Anadolu reported. Mass rallies were held across Pakistan, including the capital, Islamabad, the port city of Karachi, northeastern city of Lahore, Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Quetta, Faisalabad, Multan and Hyderabad. The protests were organised by the Milli Yakjehti Council, a political-religious alliance which called on the Pakistani people to join the protests and denounce “the controversial deal between Abu Dhabi and Tel Aviv”. In the city of Rawalpindi, thousands of citizens marched through the city streets led by Senator Sirajul...
  • Pakistan Jet Crashed Shortly After Bizarre Landing Attempt At 327 KPH

    05/28/2020 2:00:56 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 62 replies
    NDTV ^ | 28 May 2020 | Alan Levin
    At no point did the pilots say they had a problem with their landing gear or any other type of emergency, according to the radio calls. A deadly plane crash in Pakistan is prompting questions about how the crew could touch down without landing gear when their sophisticated jetliner was bristling with equipment to prevent pilots from doing just that "It is unbelievable to me that an airline crew on a jet like an Airbus, with all the warning systems, would attempt to land the plane without the gear extended," said John Cox, an aviation safety consultant who formerly flew...
  • One in three pilots in Pakistan has a FAKE flying license, aviation minister reveals amid probe into crash last month that killed 97 people

    06/25/2020 8:04:59 AM PDT · by texas booster · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 25 2020 | Chris Pleasance
    A third of all pilots in Pakistan are flying with fake licences after paying people to sit their exam for them, it has been revealed. Out of 860 pilots currently licenced in Pakistan, investigators identified 262 who 'did not take the exam themselves' and 'don't have flying experience', he said.
  • Vietnam Suspends 27 Pakistani Pilots Working in its Airlines

    07/19/2020 9:42:00 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 26 replies
    DefenseWorld ^ | June 29, 2020 | "our bureau"
    Vietnam has suspended 27 Pakistani pilots working at local airlines after 262 of 860 civilian commercial pilots in Pakistan were found to have fake licenses. "All of the pilots are of Pakistani nationality and licensed in the country. These pilots are working at several airlines in Viet Nam," Dinh Viet Thang, Civil Aviation Administration of Viet Nam (CAAV), was quoted as saying by Vietnam News Agency. Minister of Transport of Vietnam Nguyen Van The has asked the CAAV to review the licenses and certificates of foreign pilots who are working at local airlines. The minister ordered ban of fight missions...
  • Multiple people dead after attack on Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi

    06/29/2020 2:04:42 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | June 29, 2020 | Sophia Saifi,
    At least five people have died after shots were fired at the Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi, according to rescue officials on Monday. Rescue and paramilitary security personnel are at the scene in an ongoing operation, Azeem said. Video shows security and barricades outside the stock exchange in Karachi, according to CNN affiliate Geo News. Abid Ali, director of the Pakistan Stock Exchange, said in a media briefing on Geo News that four attackers entered the compound and started firing but were killed by security forces. The Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) group has claimed responsibility for the attack, according to...
  • Official: Pakistani Passenger Plane Crashes Near Karachi

    05/22/2020 3:59:14 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 17 replies
    A passenger plane belonging to state-run airline Pakistani International Airlines has crashed near the southern port city of Karachi, according to Abdul Sattar Kokhar, spokesman for the country's civil aviation authority.
  • Accused blasphemer Asia Bibi still trapped in Pakistan, denied medical care

    03/10/2019 5:53:13 PM PDT · by robowombat · 12 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | MAR 10, 2019 2:00 PM | ROBERT SPENCER
    Accused blasphemer Asia Bibi still trapped in Pakistan, denied medical care And with so many Muslims in Pakistan avid to spill her blood, she cannot move about freely. Why the Trump administration has not called attention to this case and demanded that she be allowed to leave the country safely remains a mystery. “Persecuted Christian Woman Asia Bibi Remains Trapped In Pakistan Despite Acquittal,” by Jon Brown, Daily Caller, March 7, 2019 (thanks to The Religion of Peace): A Pakistani Catholic woman, acquitted in January of a blasphemy charge by the Supreme Court of Pakistan, remains trapped in the country...
  • Queen Elizabeth II in Pakistan (1961) | BFI National Archive

    Marvelous footage. Like Iran and Afghanistan, Pakistan was at one point just over the cusp of modernity before the Sharia effect.
  • Asia Bibi: Pakistani Authorities Barring Her From Leaving, Friend Says

    02/11/2019 6:34:23 PM PST · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 2/9/19 | Emma Graham-Harrison
    Labourer whose blasphemy death sentence was overturned has been transferred to KarachiPakistani authorities have moved Asia Bibi, a Christian woman recently acquitted of blasphemy charges, to a new “secure area” and are barring her from leaving the country, a close friend and rights campaigner has claimed. Bibi, who spent eight years on death row, was transferred from a location near the capital to a house in the southern port city of Karachi, her friend Aman Ullah told the Associated Press. She and her husband are locked in a single room in a house where the door opens only “at food...
  • Tidalgate: Climate Alarmists Caught Faking Sea Level Rise

    12/07/2017 3:00:44 AM PST · by markomalley · 40 replies
    Big Government ^ | 12/6/17 | James Delingpole
    Alarmist scientists have been caught red-handed tampering with raw data in order to exaggerate sea level rise.The raw (unadjusted) data from three Indian Ocean gauges – Aden, Karachi and Mumbai – showed that local sea level trends in the last 140 years had been very gently rising, neutral or negative (ie sea levels had fallen). But after the evidence had been adjusted by tidal records gatekeepers at the global databank Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level (PSMSL) it suddenly showed a sharp and dramatic rise.The whistle was blown by two Australian scientists Dr. Albert Parker and Dr. Clifford Ollier in a paper for Earth Systems and Environment.
  • More than 70 killed in Isis suicide attack on Sufi shrine in Pakistan

    02/16/2017 10:55:23 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 8 replies
    The Guardian ^ | February 16, 2017 | theguardian.com
    Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a bomb blast that killed at least 70 people and injured about 150 at a crowded shrine in southern Pakistan on Thursday. Officials said a suicide bomber detonated the bomb among crowds gathered for the busiest day of the week at the shrine to Sufi saint Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sehwan, a town in Sindh province.
  • China to build four submarines in Karachi

    10/06/2015 10:33:16 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    DAWN.COM ^ | October 7th, 2015 | BAQIR SAJJAD SYED
    ISLAMABAD: China will build in Karachi four of eight submarines that it is selling to Pakistan. Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain told at the inauguration of the Defence Export Promotion Organisation (DEPO) Display Centre in the federal capital that the deal for the acquisition of submarines from China had been finalised and four of them would be built here. He further said that construction of the submarines would simultaneously begin in Pakistan and China. China, he said, would transfer the technology to Pakistan for submarine construction. The implementation of the agreement would augment the existing submarine related capacity....
  • Both active and effective: A short history of Indian Special Ops

    06/13/2015 7:52:23 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | June 11, 2015 | Praveen Swami
    The dawn would have illuminated the pools of blood, as the villagers emerged to count their dead. For all of the night of February 24, 2000, residents of the hamlet of Lanjote had bunkered down, hoping not to be hit by artillery fire arcing across the LoC. The 16 bodies on the streets, though, bore evidence of the precision savagery of the knife, not the shell: 90-year-old Mohammad Alam Wali, and a young couple, Mohammad Murtaza and Kali Begum, had been decapitated. Limbs were severed; heads hacked. The youngest victim, Ahmad Niaz, was just two. With deliberation, it seemed, the...
  • Pakistani father sacrifices five children [his own] 'to gain magic powers

    01/11/2015 1:24:53 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 28 replies
    A Pakistani father-of-six is on the run after strangling five of his children to death, apparently believing the sacrifice would endow him with magical powers including alchemy, police said Friday. Ali Nawaz Leghari, 40, killed the two girls and three boys, aged between three and 13 overnight Thursday in the village of Saeed Khan, 230 kilometres (140 miles) north of the city of Karachi. "The man's financial condition was bad but he was also learning black magic and it seems that he made the sacrifice to excel in the craft," police officer Qamaruddin Rahimo told AFP. -snip- Rahimo said that...
  • Like magic: A purifying powder can turn muddy water clear, and safe.

    01/07/2005 4:15:31 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 85 replies · 2,943+ views
    The Philidelphia Inquirer ^ | Wed, Jan. 05, 2005 | Tom Avril
    They took a bucket of muddy, bacteria-laden water. Added a bit of white powder. Stirred. And within minutes, standing amid 100 refugees in war-torn Liberia, researchers from Johns Hopkins University had produced what seemed like a magic trick: Clear, drinkable water. "I couldn't believe it when I saw it," Hopkins researcher Shannon Doocy said of her work last year. "The people in Liberia couldn't believe it." The powder, developed by Procter & Gamble Co. with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is now headed for its biggest test yet: the tsunami zone. Relief agencies, led by AmeriCares of...
  • Karachi Airport Siege: Were the terrorists trying to hijack an Emirates Airline plane?

    06/09/2014 1:01:51 AM PDT · by mgist · 2 replies
    Daily Bhaskar ^ | 6/9/14 | NA
    Karachi: According to media reports, an Emirates Airline plane was caught in the middle of an attack on Karachi's Jinnah International Airport with passengers on board on the tarmac. Though, as militants attacked the airport, Pakistani military forces boarded the Emirates plane and helped passengers and crew disembark. An Emirates spokesman said, “The safety of our passengers and crew is of utmost importance and will not be compromised.” Meanwhile, some of the media reports and Tweets by a person, who was stranded on the plane, show that the terrorists were probably trying to hijack the flight. Twitter user – Syed...
  • Blasts, gunshots as armed militants storm Pakistan's largest airport

    06/08/2014 12:46:08 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 85 replies
    RT ^ | 6-8-2014 | RT
    At least 5 people have reportedly been killed and an airport emergency declared after heavily armed militants stormed the airport in Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city. Twelve militants are thought to be inside and fire is seen rising from the scene. The militants launched grenades and opened fire as they entered the building. Two of the terrorists have reportedly been killed. At least three blasts were heard, and an airport emergency has been declared, with flight operations suspended, reported the local Karachi Post. The five people killed are Airport Security Force (ASF) staff, according to Pakistani news channel Geo.tv
  • FBI concedes Aafia Siddiqui in US custody: lawyer

    08/04/2008 3:28:15 PM PDT · by Dog · 12 replies · 189+ views
    Dawn ^ | August 4 2008 | By Anwar Iqbal
    WASHINGTON, Aug 3: Five years after her mysterious disappearance in Karachi, the FBI has finally conceded that an MIT-trained Pakistani neuroscientist is alive and is in US custody in Afghanistan. Aafia Siddiqui, 36, disappeared with her three children while visiting her parents’ home in Karachi in March 2003, around the same time the FBI announced that it wanted to question her over her alleged links to Al Qaeda. Her family’s lawyer Elaine Whitfield Sharp said she believed recent media reports about Mrs Siddiqui’s incarceration increased pressure on the US and Pakistani authorities to divulge more information. “I don’t believe that...
  • Karachi: Christian family faced with blasphemy and forced conversion threats ( Pakistan )

    10/30/2013 10:14:04 AM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Asia News ^ | 10/29/2013 | Jibran Khan
    In September, the head of the family, Boota Masih, a 58-yeaer-old goldsmith, was killed, falsely accused of blasphemy. In fact, a business rival was behind the murder, and he is still free and unpunished. Meanwhile, armed men have threatened the victim's family, telling them to convert to Islam or face death. ... Everything began for the Masih family on 16 September when Muhammad Asif killed their main breadwinner after accusing him of blasphemy. The Muslim businessman attacked his victim at the Liaqatabad Gold Market in Karachi in broad daylight. Using a knife, he cut his throat, finishing him off with...