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Teacher in China Is Sentenced to Death for Poisoning 25 Students
The teacher put nitrite in the kindergarten students’ breakfast porridge, poisoning 25 and killing one.

Wed, 30 Sep 2020 04:06:10 +0000


Your Wednesday Briefing
New York uptick, Hong Kong activists, Amnesty International: Here’s what you need to know.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 19:50:08 +0000


Philippine leader Duterte Lashes Out at Facebook After Fake Accounts Removed
The Philippine leader, who harnessed the social network as he rose to power, is now making vague threats to shut it down.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 18:21:31 +0000


Coronavirus Deaths Pass One Million Worldwide
Over the past 10 months, the virus has taken more lives than H.I.V., malaria, influenza and cholera. And as it sows destruction in daily life around the globe, it is still growing quickly.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 17:45:31 +0000


No More ‘Ladies and Gentlemen’ on Japan Airlines
The carrier pledged to use inclusive language in a country where gender roles are entrenched.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 15:20:14 +0000


Amnesty International Closes India Offices, Citing Government Attacks
The organization’s premises have been raided and its bank accounts frozen. The actions, it says, are reprisals for criticizing the country’s human rights record.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 14:18:40 +0000


For Hong Kong Protesters Caught at Sea, Trial in China Is Likely
Detained by the Chinese Coast Guard as they tried to flee the city, the activists are now in the hands of the mainland’s opaque criminal justice system.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 13:47:22 +0000


In Proud Corners of Afghanistan, New Calls for Autonomy
In Panjshir, one of the last holdout regions against the Soviets and the Taliban, some would prefer to go their own way rather than support a government negotiating peace with the insurgency.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 04:30:24 +0000


Swami Agnivesh, Crusader Against Labor Abuses in India, Dies at 80
A pacifist monk, he championed social justice causes, fighting against child labor, indentured servitude and a rising tide of Hindu fundamentalism.

Mon, 28 Sep 2020 22:37:00 +0000

The Islamic Republic of Pakistan

Pakistan, a country in the west of Asia, right there where the Himalayas push to make the roof of the world, is a country with around 180 million people.  It has a functioning democratic government and a functioning judiciary; and a bandit element that at times overwhelms law and order.

Pakistan was part of India, but in the partition that caused such upheaval in 1947, the west wing of India became Pakistan and the east wing became Bangladesh. During that time, when the British left, Indian Muslims were forced out of India into Pakistan, and Indian Hindus forced out of the new countries to India. A lot of lives lost, fortunes lost. Bangladesh click here. India click here.


Pakistan is often in the news: today, May 28 2015, it is in the news because the CEO of a fake degree mill was arrested after the New York Times ran an article a week ago, saying the degree mill made up fake universities and high schools and issued beautiful looking diplomas for a price.


I have included a handful of videos and some news feeds, so you get a general idea of the country. Youtube has more than 5 million videos about Pakistan. I don't have the years left to watch them all.

Pakistan is always interesting, because it broke off from Britain and India on the same day, 14 Aug 1947, the day before India became independent. Also, because India does not like it, nor does China and it has nuclear weapons and a large area of territory that it claims, and so does India. It is the home of the first prime minister to give birth in office, Benazir Bhutto. It is the home of the youngest Nobel Laureate, Malala Yousafzi. It was the place of death of murdered American journalist, Daniel Pearl, and of assassinated Al Qaeda leader, Osama bin Laden

A great tragedy befell Pakistan in 2014, when a school was attacked and over 140 children massacred.


Pakistan produces some amazing cricketers, one who has transitioned into being a senior statesmen, after a successful marriage to a British lady, is Imran Khan.

Area controlled by Pakistan shown in dark green; claimed but uncontrolled territory shown in light green.
News feed from Tribune

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India forces Amnesty International to shut shop
London-based rights group was being hounded by different agencies for raising voice against injustice

Wed, 30 Sep 20 03:52:12 +0500


315 stranded Kashmiri students to return today
Around 100 Pakistanis stranded in India also return to home country

Tue, 29 Sep 20 19:36:29 +0500


Gang-rape victim agrees to give statement
Survivor of horrific motorway incident will also identify suspect Shafqat Ali

Tue, 29 Sep 20 19:20:52 +0500


Govt to push for Nawaz’s deportation again
Federal cabinet decides to write second letter to UK authorities

Tue, 29 Sep 20 18:53:15 +0500


Pakistan rejects 'fabricated' Indian assertions over Gilgit-Baltistan
FO says New Delhi has no locus standi in the decision of making G-B a province of Pakistan

Tue, 29 Sep 20 16:07:20 +0500


Veteran TV actor Mirza Shahi dies of coronavirus
Members of the showbiz fraternity had expressed their concern for the actor

Tue, 29 Sep 20 15:50:46 +0500
News feed from Islam Times

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Pakistan to Launch Int’l Ferry Service to Iran, Iraq
Islam Times - Pakistan’s federal cabinet gave formal approval to the launch of a ferry service from Karachi and Gwadar ports to neighboring states of Iran, Iraq, and beyond.

Wed, 09 Sep 2020 08:49:34 GMT


Pakistanis Condemn Charlie Hebdo's Insulting Cartoons
Islam Times - Thousands of Pakistani people on Sunday protested against French magazine Charlie Hebdo’s reprinting of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) cartoons.

Mon, 07 Sep 2020 06:47:03 GMT


Impact of Islamabad’s Role on Afghan Peace Negotiation Process
Islam Times - In parallel with internal debates over the formation of intra-Afghan talks between the government and Taliban militants, recently, a high-level delegation from the group, led by political chief Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, left for Islamabad upon the invitation of the Pakistani Foreign Ministry to hold talks with Pakistani officials.

Mon, 31 Aug 2020 03:14:46 GMT


How Did Warm Saudi-Pakistani Ties Turned Chilly ?
Islam Times - The warm Saudi-Pakistani relations turned chilly sooner than it was expected. The chill in Riyadh-Islamabad showed itself when Saudi Arabia turned its back on Islamabad after Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman refused to meet Pakistan's Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, who visited Riyadh to repair ties with Saudi Arabia last week.

Thu, 27 Aug 2020 04:22:51 GMT


At Least 90 Killed in Pakistan Floods
Islam Times - Three days of monsoon rains have killed at least 90 people and damaged at least a thousand homes across Pakistan, the country’s national disaster management agency said Tuesday.

Wed, 26 Aug 2020 06:52:45 GMT


Pakistanis Condemn Israel-UAE Deal in Islamabad
Islam Times - A large number of Pakistani religious and political leaders attended a protest on Friday to express solidarity with the Palestinians and condemn an agreement between the United Arab Emirates and Israel aimed at establishing their diplomatic relations.

Sat, 22 Aug 2020 07:08:22 GMT