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Here Pakistan figures high in poll campaign and rhetoric (Election Special)

By Jaideep Sarin Amritsar, April 20 (IANS) — In Punjab’s Amritsar Lok Sabha constituency, which is seeing a high-pitched... (more...)

This near and yet so far: India/Pakistan travelogues by Indians/Pakistanis (Column: Bookends)

By Vikas Datta A colleague recently visited Lahore to cover a fashion show. She enjoyed her sojourn but experienced a poignant... (more...)

Dreaded cannibal brothers back in Pakistan jail

London, April 17 (IANS) — Two notorious brothers in Pakistan who were arrested in 2011 on charges of digging up about... (more...)

Indian election elicits keen interest in Pakistan (Election Special)

By Nivedita Lahore, April 16 (IANS) — Will Narendra Modi win? Will India get a stable government? What are Arvind Kejriwal’s... (more...)

Pakistani judge dismisses attempted murder case against 9-month-old boy after public outcry

By Munir Ahmed THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A Pakistani judge dismissed an attempted murder charge Saturday... (more...)

Nine month Pakistan toddler Mohammad Musa is held by his grandfather Muhammad Yasin for a court hearing in Lahore on April 12, 2014. Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images

Big surprise! Pakistani judge dismisses attempted murder case against nine-month-old boy after outcry

Nine month Pakistan toddler Mohammad Musa is held by his grandfather Muhammad Yasin for a court hearing in Lahore on April... (more...)

An unidentified family member with a nine-month-old boy, leave after the boy's court appearance in Lahore, Pakistan, Saturday, April 12, 2014. A Pakistani lawyer said a judge has freed the boy accused of attempting to murder police in the eastern city of Lahore after police withdrew charges. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

Pakistani judge dismisses attempted murder case against 9-month-old boy after public outcry

By Munir Ahmed THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A Pakistani judge dismissed an attempted murder case Saturday... (more...)

Lawyer says Pakistani judge frees 9-month-old boy accused of attempted murder of police

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A Pakistani lawyer says a judge has freed a nine-month old boy accused of... (more...)

Six killed in Pakistan road accident

Islamabad, April 12 (IANS) — At least six people were killed and eight injured Saturday when a van overturned in Pakistan’s... (more...)

Lawyer says Pakistani judge frees 9-month-old boy accused of attempted murder of police

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A Pakistani lawyer says a judge has freed a nine-month old boy accused of... (more...)

12 injured in Lahore blast

Islamabad, April 11 (IANS) — At least 12 people were injured in a blast at a shop in Pakistan’s Lahore city ... (more...)

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