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Pakistani military orders officers to quit social media

Islamabad (dpa) Hundreds of Pakistani Army Officers have quit WhatsApp groups and deactivated their Facebook accounts after an order to leave social media platforms...

Pakistani Islamists continue protests against acquittal of Christian accused of blasphemy

Islamist protesters blocked roads in Pakistan’s major cities for a second day on Thursday, opposing a Supreme Court decision on Wednesday to acquit a Christian woman on death row for blasphemy allegations, media said.

Pakistan orders Shell subsidiary to pay $2.4 million for petrol tanker...

By Saad Sayeed Islamabad (Reuters) Pakistan's oil and gas regulator on Friday ordered a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell to pay about 257 million rupees ($2.4...

Pakistan to jail anyone who ‘eats openly’ during Ramadan

By Andy Wells Islamabad (Reuters) Anyone caught smoking or eating openly during Ramadan in Pakistan will be slapped a three-month prison term. Senator Tanveer Khan told a...

Online activists are disappearing in Pakistan

By Qurratulain (Annie) Zaman In a troubling start to the new year, reports are emerging from families and civil rights organizations that as many as...

Pakistan girl burned alive for rejecting marriage proposal

A teenage girl died in Pakistan after being doused in petrol and set alight by a man who wanted to marry her but whose...

Police accuse 9-month-old Pakistani baby of attempted murder

By Waqar Hussain Lahore (Pakistan) (AFP) - While many children his age are still learning how to crawl, a nine-month-old boy in Pakistan has been accused...

Pakistani Christian gets death sentence in blasphemy case

BY ZAHEER BABAR LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) -- A court convicted a Pakistani Christian man and sentenced him to death on Thursday in a blasphemy case that...

Nigeria, four others top child mortality list

BY CARLEY PETESCH ASSOCIATED PRESS LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Childhood death rates around the world have halved since 1990 but an estimated 6.6 million children under the...

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