Karachi worries me
At least two dozen people were killed in riots in Karachi yesterday. I suspect we are going to be hearing a lot more about this city over the next year or so, and that very little of it will be good. These are the headlines this morning in Dawn of Pakistan’s daily e-mail summary of ...
At least two dozen people were killed in riots in Karachi yesterday. I suspect we are going to be hearing a lot more about this city over the next year or so, and that very little of it will be good.
These are the headlines this morning in Dawn of Pakistan’s daily e-mail summary of the news. Remember, this is just one day:
25 lives lost 20 vehicles torched Altaf appeals for peace: Widespread violence afflicts Karachi
By Tahir Siddiqui
KARACHI, April 29: At least 25 people were killed . . . .
Forces regain control of Daggar
By Abdur Rahman Abid & Haleem Asad
BUNER / TIMERGARA, April 29: Army’s helicopter-borne units landed in Daggar, the Buner district headquarters . . .
‘Shoot at sight’ orders issued
By Syed Irfan Raza
ISLAMABAD, April 29: The Minister of State for Ports and Shipping, Nabeel Gabol, has said that Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah and Home Minister Zulfiqar Ali Mirza have issued ‘shoot at sight’ orders to security forces in Karachi. . . .
18 of 70 kidnapped security men recovered: ISPR
By Iftikhar A. Khan
ISLAMABAD, April 29: Military spokesman Maj-Gen Athar Abbas said at a press briefing here. . . .
Magsi urges urgent steps to save Balochistan
By Saleem Shahid
QUETTA, April 29: Balochistan Governor Nawab Zulfiqar Ali Magsi warned on Wednesday that the situation in the province . . . .
Police party ambushed on motorway
By Yaqoob Malik
“Around 30 militants hiding behind trees ambushed the patrol vehicle and fired a rocket-propelled grenade . . . .”
Ai yi yi.
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