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Pakistani Shiites protest against ban on Iran road travel

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 01:02

Hundreds of protesters from Pakistan`s minority Shiite Hazara community on Sunday staged a demonstration in the south-western city of Quetta against a government ban on road travel to Iran where they go for pilgrimage.

Hazara community ends protests in Pakistan, buries dead

Last Updated: Friday, January 24, 2014, 21:34

After two days of nationwide protests, bodies of 29 Shia Hazaras killed in suicide attack in Pakistan were laid to rest after government assurances that perpetrators would be brought to book.

Terrorist attacks kill 2,050 people in Pak last year: Report

Last Updated: Thursday, April 04, 2013, 23:47

A total of 2,050 people were killed and another 3,822 injured in over 1,500 terrorist attacks across Pakistan last year, according to a report issued by a leading rights body on Thursday.

Blast in Pakistan`s Balochistan province kills eight

Last Updated: Friday, March 22, 2013, 14:43

A powerful bomb ripped through a crowded market at Dera Allah Yar town in the restive Balochistan province of Pakistan on Friday, killing eight persons and injuring more than 40 others, officials said.

Influential cleric`s `long march` inches towards Pak capital

Last Updated: Monday, January 14, 2013, 17:23

Protesters led by cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri inched towards Islamabad demanding sweeping electoral reforms, as riot police turned the Pakistani capital Islamabad into a virtual fortress.

Shias refuse to bury deads despite Ashraf`s intervention

Last Updated: Sunday, January 13, 2013, 22:38

Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf on Sunday failed to convince Shia leaders to end a protest over the killing of nearly 100 members of the vulnerable community in bomb attacks in Quetta, with Shia leaders saying their dead would not be buried till their demands are met.

Violence in Baluchistan has claimed 2,100 lives in five years

Last Updated: Thursday, January 03, 2013, 22:51

Violence in Pakistan`s Baluchistan has claimed over 2,100 lives and left 3,845 injured in 3,234 incidents of bomb blasts, rocket attacks besides sectarian and ethnic killings in the last five years.

6 Shias killed in sectarian attack in Balochistan

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 10, 2012, 10:36

Unidentified gunmen Monday night shot and killed six members of the minority Shia Hazara community in a sectarian attack at Quetta city in southwest Pakistan.