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Pakistan Selects the AW139 Helicopters for SAR Role

ROME: Leonardo-Finmeccanica announced today that Government of Pakistan has signed a contract for an undisclosed number of AgustaWestland AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters. The signing was held in Islamabad in presence of the H.E. Show More Summary

Transgender activist dies from eight gunshots after being denied treatment at hospital

5 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Sunday night, Alesha, a 23-year-old transgender District Coordinator for TransAction in northern Pakistan, was attacked and shot eight times, according to a Facebook post from the organization. Her friends rushed her to the hospital, but doctors wouldn’t treat her and she died Wednesday morning....

New Taliban leader is seen as more a teacher than a fighter, but don't expect attacks to end

When a drone strike killed Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour last week in Pakistan, analysts expected the Taliban to be plunged into a period of infighting as it sought to select a new leader. Mansour, after all, had only recently been named the Taliban's leader, years after his predecessor had died....

US Senate Approves $800 Million Fund To Compensate Pakistan For War

A proposal for a new fund to pay Pakistan for its assistance in the war on terror has received approval from the U.S. Senate Armed Services...

Shehzad left out of 22-man probables list for England tour

10 hours agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Pakistan opener Ahmed Shehzad, who had been left out of the teams's training camp on disciplinary grounds at the start of May, was omitted from 22-man preliminary squad for the England tour in July-August as well

What Does the US Killing Mullah Mansour Inside Pakistan Mean?

It is one thing for the US officials to describe Pakistan as the 'ally from hell' and its policies as 'duplicitous' and quite another to actually remove any doubt about it by taking out Mullah Akhtar Mansour right on Pakistani soil. Mullah...Show More Summary

New Afghan Taliban leader was compromise candidate: sources

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Haibatullah Akhundzada, the Islamic legal scholar appointed leader of the Afghan Taliban on Wednesday, was not the obvious choice when senior members of the militant movement gathered to appoint a new "emir".

Pakistani transgender activist dies after being shot six times and then refused treatment

15 hours agoNews : BlogPost

When a 23-year-old transgender activist was shot six times by a gang on Sunday night in northern Pakistan, other members of her community frantically rushed her to a hospital. Violent attacks on transgender people aren't rare in Pakistan, or across South Asia and beyond for that matter, and the group young Alesha coordinated for, Trans Action, had long campaigned […]

China's dream of a new Silk Road runs into hurdles at its first stop: Pakistan

18 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

Families were still at home when the bulldozers came. Children were returning from school exams. The residents of nearly 80 apartments were given hours to vacate Postal Colony — housing allotted to low-level postal workers — to make way for a new metro train station. In a chaotic evacuation before...

Pakistan Aims to Plant a Billion Trees in a Green ‘Tsunami’

A billion trees sounds like a lot, but the question is whether this is merely a political symbol or real action.

Pakistan army tells US it is concerned over drone strike

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s military says the country’s army chief met with U.S. Ambassador David Hale to express Islamabad’s serious concerns over the drone strike that killed the former Taliban leader. Wednesday’s military statement says army chief Gen. Show More Summary

Transgender activist in Pakistan shot six times, taunted at hospital, dies after surgery

Alisha, a 23-year-old transgender activist, died at a northern Pakistani hospital Wednesday after a shooting incident and delays in medical care that exposed the discrimination faced by sexual minorities in the South Asian country. Shot six times in an altercation on Sunday, Alisha was brought...

'Green News Report' - May 24, 2016

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: In wake of massive Fort McMurray wildfire, Canada's insurance industry calls for national strategy to prepare for climate change losses; Pakistan digs mass graves...Show More Summary

Karachi Files, Pakistan, and music in displacement

We live in worlds of displacement. Some of those new geographies are chosen, are freeing. This is the age of cheap airfares, of migratory artists crossing oceans, of global communication and spontaneous international collaborations. Then, there’s the inescapable darker side: forced migration, refugees. Show More Summary

SCO to Consider Iran's Accession After India, Pakistan

Chinese Foreign Minister said that Iran’s accession to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) can be put on the organization’s agenda once India and Pakistan work through the mechanism of accession.

Pakistan to ‘Ramp Up’ Security to Shield Taliban From US Drone Strikes

Islamabad will ramp up security in Balochistan, possibly providing cover to the remaining elements of the Taliban still present in the province, attempting to shield them from further US drone strikes, according to the US-based intelligence analysis company Stratfor.

Pakistan: DNA tests to confirm Taliban leaders death

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s Interior Minister, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, says authorities will perform DNA tests on the body of a man who was killed in an American drone strike to determine whether the slain man is actually Taliban chief Mullah Mohammed Akhtar Mansour. Khan said Tuesday that Pakistan is still unable to officially confirm […]

Pakistan says can't confirm Taliban leader killed in U.S. drone strike

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's interior minister said on Tuesday he could not confirm that Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour had been killed in a U.S. drone strike, saying that the body recovered from near the Afghan border was charred beyond recognition.

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