A 70-year-old British national, sentenced to death in Pakistan under controversial blasphemy law, was today shot and critically wounded by a police commando inside a prison in the garrison city of Rawalpindi.
Defence lawyers in the 2008 Mumbai attacks case on Wednesday opposed the plea before a Pakistani anti- terrorism court to hold the trial of?the seven accused through a video-link or allow witnesses to submit their recorded statements.
After observing a six-year 'informal' moratorium on capital punishments, Pakistan is all set to hang a death row prisoner on September 18, amid outcry by human rights activists demanding abolition of the death penalty.
As Pakistani authorities are all set to raze a 79-year-old temple in Rawalpindi, anger and disappointment prevail among the country`s Hindu minority that is seeking protection and freedom to practise their religion in an Islamic state.
Pakistani Army Chief Gen Raheel Sharif is said to have advised the government to allow former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, indicted for treason, to go abroad for treatment and to look after his ailing mother.
A special court constituted for the treason trial against Pakistan`s former president Pervez Musharraf has issued an arrest warrant against him rejecting his plea to be allowed to go abroad for treatment, reports said.
Amidst fears of a military offensive against militants, thousands of people have fled Pakistan`s North Waziristan tribal region, which has witnessed heavy bombing by the air force in retaliation for a string of terror attacks targeting security personnel.
At least 13 people, among them six soldiers, were killed Monday and 17 others injured in a suicide bombing attack on security forces in Rawalpindi city, for which the Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility.