World News | Associated Press | Tuesday June 3, 2014
A British police arrested one of Pakistan's most well-known and divisive politicians Tuesday on suspicion of money-laundering, sparking fears of violence in his power base of Karachi where businesses closed early and residents rushed home.
World News | Press Trust of India | Friday April 11, 2014
A senior lawyer belonging to the ruling Pakistan Muslim League (N) party was shot dead today, the latest in a spate of violence in the city in the last 24 hours.
World News | Associated Press | Saturday February 22, 2014
Pakistani helicopter gunships targeted a militant training facility in the country's northwest on Saturday, killing nine insurgents in the latest violence to disrupt troubled peace negotiations, according to police and security officials.
World News | Reuters | Thursday February 13, 2014
An explosion targeting a bus full of Pakistani policemen killed 11 and injured 33 near the southern port city of Karachi on Thursday, officials said, in the latest incident of violence while the government and the Taliban are engaged in peace talks.
World News | Associated Press | Sunday February 2, 2014
Folk dancers and singers wearing traditional multicolored dresses took the stage on Saturday at one of the world's most ancient archaeological sites in southern Pakistan for a festival that organizers say aspires to promote peace in a nation where political violence has left some 40,000 dead in recent years
World News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday December 4, 2013
Violence rocked Pakistan's biggest city today as 13 people were killed in targeted shootings including five suspected Taliban activists, a Shia scholar and two Moroccan students at a religious seminary.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday November 22, 2013
Pakistan on Friday boosted security across the country after Sunni Muslim groups called for protests against last week's sectarian violence in the garrison city of Rawalpindi that killed 11 people.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday October 5, 2013
Rampant violence has terrorised Karachi, Pakistan's biggest city and economic heartbeat, in recent years, but a recent security crackdown seems to have brought a lull in the bloodshed.
World News | Reuters | Sunday May 19, 2013
Gunmen killed a senior female politician from a reformist party in Pakistan on Saturday night, the latest violent incident in a bloody election campaign and one that set off a war of words between two major opposition parties.
World News | Associated Press | Tuesday May 7, 2013
In majority Muslim Pakistan, religious minorities say democracy is killing them. Intolerance has been on the rise for the past five years under Pakistan's democratically elected government because of the growing violence of Islamic radicals, who are then courted by political parties, say many in the country's communities of Shiite Muslims, Christi...
World News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday April 28, 2013
Twin bomb explosions on Saturday killed one person and wounded 19 others in Pakistan's port city of Karachi, police and hospital officials said, the latest violence ahead of polls next month.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday March 17, 2013
Pakistan's elected government completed its full five-year term on Saturday, the first in the country's turbulent history to do so, leaving a legacy of Taliban violence, sectarian unrest, chronic power cuts and a fragile economy.
World News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday March 5, 2013
At least three people were killed and 24 others injured on Monday in violence in Pakistan's biggest city, a day after deadly twin bomb blasts close to a Shia-dominated housing society here that claimed 48 lives.
World News | Associated Press | Friday February 8, 2013
Pakistani youth leader Syed Ali Abbas Zaidi has a plan to counter the relentless message of violence spewed forth by radical Islamic groups in his country - and he is stealing a gimmick from the hard-liners' own playbook to do it.
World News | Associated Press | Tuesday May 22, 2012
Gunmen opened fire on a political rally in the Pakistani city of Karachi on Tuesday, killing at least nine people and sparking rioting, police said. The violence was a reminder of the port city's volatility. It is home to several political parties with armed wings that extort its citizens and feud among themselves, leading to frequent outbreaks of ...
World News | Associated Press | Saturday July 9, 2011
Gunshots rattled Pakistan's largest city on Saturday as authorities scrambled to bring an end to political and ethnic violence that has claimed at least 93 lives in five days.The fighting in Karachi, a southern port city of 18 million people, has added to the instability in this nuclear-armed nation and U.S. ally already bedeviled by Islamist milit...
World News | Associated Press | Friday July 8, 2011
Security forces were ordered to shoot gunmen on sight Friday in Pakistan's largest city, after three days of violence that killed at least 61 people and prompted political leaders to call for a day of mourning that shut businesses and kept public traffic off the roads.This week's violent spate in Karachi was among the worst this year for a city tha...
World News | Jane Perlez, New York Times | Friday November 19, 2010
This chaotic city of 18 million people on the shores of the Arabian Sea has never shrunk from violence. But this year, Karachi has outdone even itself. Drive-by shootings motivated by political and ethnic rivalries have reached new heights. Marauding gangs are grabbing tracts of land to fatten their electoral rolls. Drug barons are carving out fief...
Friday October 22, 2010
Unrest and violence have forced Pakistan Cricket Board to postpone the first round matches of prestigious domestic tournament Quaid-e-Azam Trophy in Karachi.The
World News | Associated Press | Tuesday August 3, 2010
The Hospital staff says 45 people have been killed and 93 others wounded in a wave of violence which has brought much of Pakistan's commercial capital Karachi to a standstill.Dozens of vehicles and shops were set on fire as security forces struggled to gain control. Schools and colleges were ordered by the government on Tuesday to close.The violenc...
World News | Press Trust of India | Monday May 25, 2009
Shoot-at-sight order was issued in Karachi on Monday to quell violence.
World News | Press Trust of India | Thursday April 30, 2009
At least four persons were killed in fresh clashes between two ethnic groups in Pakistan's port city Karachi.
World News | Press Trust of India | Thursday April 30, 2009
The clashes began after two activists of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement were found shot dead.