Pakistan centre to help traumatized journalists, but stigma attached


PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Death threats, bombings and getting attacked is part of the job for many Pakistani journalists but they say one of the biggest barriers to seeking counselling to help cope is the stigma that they need it - and others in the business talking about it.

Bangladesh ex-ruling party leader gets death for war crimes 24 Nov 2014

DHAKA - A former leader of Bangladesh's ruling party was sentenced to death by a war crimes tribunal on Monday in connection with atrocities committed during the country's war of independence from Pakistan.


China commits 29 billion pounds for economic corridor with Pakistan 21 Nov 2014

ISLAMABAD - The Chinese government and banks will finance Chinese companies to build $45.6 billion(29.1 billion pounds)worth of energy and infrastructure projects in Pakistan over the next six years, according to new details of the deal seen by Reuters on Friday. The Chinese companies will be able to operate the projects as profit-making entities, according to the deal signed by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during a visit to China earlier this month.

U.S. drone strike kills six suspected militants in northwest Pakistan - officials 21 Nov 2014

PESHAWAR Pakistan - A U.S. drone strike killed six suspected militants in northwestern Pakistan, security officials said on Friday, as al Qaeda said two members of the group had been killed in a previous strike.


Pakistani family sentenced to death over 'honour killing' outside court 19 Nov 2014

LAHORE Pakistan - Four relatives of a pregnant woman who bludgeoned her to death outside one of Pakistan's top courts were sentenced to death on Wednesday for the crime, their defence lawyer said.


Thanks but no thanks - Pakistan PM shuns Indian limo for Nepal summit 18 Nov 2014

KATHMANDU - Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will bring his own car to a regional meeting in Nepal next week, an official said on Tuesday, turning down an offer to borrow a bulletproof limousine lent by Pakistan's arch rival, India.

Four Pakistani soldiers dead, eight missing after checkpoint attack 16 Nov 2014

DERA ISMAIL KHAN/WANA Pakistan - Four Pakistani soldiers were killed and at least eight were missing after insurgents using rockets and grenades stormed a checkpoint overnight in the remote border region of North Waziristan, security sources said on Sunday.

Pakistani army - 1,200 militants killed during five-month offensive 16 Nov 2014

MIR ALI Pakistan - The Pakistani army has killed 1,200 suspected militants in an anti-Taliban offensive during the past five months, seriously reducing the group's ability to carry out attacks, senior officers said on Sunday during a rare trip to the conflict zone.


Scion of Pakistan's dynasty struggles to shake off father's legacy 15 Nov 2014

NAUDERO Pakistan - He was a 19-year-old Oxford undergraduate when his family named him chairman of Pakistan's oldest dynastic party.


Pakistan prime minister pledges support for new Afghan president 15 Nov 2014

ISLAMABAD - Looking to overcome years of mistrust and hostility between their two nations, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the new Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani, promised on Saturday to boost security and trade ties.