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February 4, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
A suicide bomber on a motorbike rammed into a minibus carrying Pakistani security personnel today in the garrison city of Rawalpindi, killing at least eight people, police said. The bus was destroyed and several other people were wounded in the blast near the offices of the army's National Logistics Cell, said Bisharat Abbasi, the local police chief. In recent months there have been a series of suicide bombings in Rawalpindi. On Dec. 27, opposition leader Benazir Bhutto and about 20 others were killed there.
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January 7, 2014 | By Aoun Sahi
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - He returned to Pakistan from self-imposed exile last March amid a media circus, death threats and boasts of reclaiming the presidency he once seized in a bloodless coup. But Gen. Pervez Musharraf's days in Pakistan appear to be numbered now that the former strongman has spent nearly a week in a military hospital complaining of health problems while avoiding a court appearance on treason charges. The special court hearing the case on Tuesday began reviewing a medical report saying the 70-year-old Musharraf was suffering from blocked arteries, a spinal cord problem and hypertension.
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OPINION
December 9, 2004
The tryst in the Oval Office by a military ruler on Dec. 5, "Bush Lauds the Efforts of Pakistani Ally," as covered in The Times and smartly placed next to the worrisome report highlighting the possible nuclear proliferation activities involving that country's scientists at largely military-managed atomic-weapon development programs, "Global Nuclear Inquiry Stalls," is amusing at best. The generals of Pakistan cannot be all things at one time! The world and the White House need to figure out and decide on either of their traits of good or ill. The sooner, the better.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 20, 2013 | By Aoun Sahi and Mark Magnier
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Perennial tensions between Pakistan and India found their way into movie theaters Tuesday when a Pakistani judge imposed restrictions on the screening of Indian films. Responding to a petition filed by controversial television talk show host Mubashir Luqman, the Lahore high court issued an interim order barring the screening of any imported film unless it can be established that it has proper documents and the sponsorship of a Pakistani national, both required by law. Luqman, once a film producer, is known for his anti-India views.
WORLD
December 4, 2009 | By Alex Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times
ISLAMABAD — Pakistani officials say at least 30 people have been killed and 40 to 50 injured today in a militant attack on a mosque in Rawalpindi. Pakistani military spokesman Athar Abbas told BBC Radio that more than two militants were involved in the attack, and that at least one entered the mosque and detonated a suicide bomb. Most deaths occurred in the mosque, Abbas said. One militant remained at large. Rawalpindi Police Chief Rao Iqbal said gunfire was continuing in the area.
WORLD
May 23, 2011 | By Alex Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times
Militants late Sunday stormed a naval base in Pakistan's largest city, Karachi, triggering a battle with government commandos that stretched into Monday morning in what was believed to be a revenge attack for the killing of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. Initial reports suggested between 10 and 15 militants were inside the base, though by early Monday authorities were reporting that perhaps as many as 20 to 25 terrorists had carried out the attack on the Mehran Naval Station in Karachi, the country's largest port.
WORLD
November 17, 2013 | By Aoun Sahi and Mark Magnier
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan will try former military ruler Gen. Pervez Musharraf on treason charges, which carries life imprisonment or the death penalty, for enacting emergency rule in 2007, the interior minister said Sunday. The government on Monday will name a special prosecutor and ask the Supreme Court to set up a three-judge tribunal to initiate proceedings against Musharraf under Article 6 of the constitution, he said. That article defines treason. “The decision has been taken in the national interest,” Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan told a press conference.
WORLD
January 7, 2014 | By Aoun Sahi
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - He returned to Pakistan from self-imposed exile last March amid a media circus, death threats and boasts of reclaiming the presidency he once seized in a bloodless coup. But Gen. Pervez Musharraf's days in Pakistan appear to be numbered now that the former strongman has spent nearly a week in a military hospital complaining of health problems while avoiding a court appearance on treason charges. The special court hearing the case on Tuesday began reviewing a medical report saying the 70-year-old Musharraf was suffering from blocked arteries, a spinal cord problem and hypertension.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 20, 2013 | By Aoun Sahi and Mark Magnier
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Perennial tensions between Pakistan and India found their way into movie theaters Tuesday when a Pakistani judge imposed restrictions on the screening of Indian films. Responding to a petition filed by controversial television talk show host Mubashir Luqman, the Lahore high court issued an interim order barring the screening of any imported film unless it can be established that it has proper documents and the sponsorship of a Pakistani national, both required by law. Luqman, once a film producer, is known for his anti-India views.
WORLD
September 4, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Two bombs ripped through an army bus and a commercial district today in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, killing at least 24 people and injuring 66 others, the army and police said. No one immediately claimed responsibility, but officials suggested that the bombings were the work of Islamic militants. Many victims were soldiers, but no details were given on how many deaths each bomb caused. Pakistan is a key ally in the U.S.-declared war on terrorism, and it has witnessed many bomb attacks since Sept. 11.
WORLD
November 17, 2013 | By Aoun Sahi and Mark Magnier
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan will try former military ruler Gen. Pervez Musharraf on treason charges, which carries life imprisonment or the death penalty, for enacting emergency rule in 2007, the interior minister said Sunday. The government on Monday will name a special prosecutor and ask the Supreme Court to set up a three-judge tribunal to initiate proceedings against Musharraf under Article 6 of the constitution, he said. That article defines treason. “The decision has been taken in the national interest,” Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan told a press conference.
WORLD
May 23, 2011 | By Alex Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times
Militants late Sunday stormed a naval base in Pakistan's largest city, Karachi, triggering a battle with government commandos that stretched into Monday morning in what was believed to be a revenge attack for the killing of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. Initial reports suggested between 10 and 15 militants were inside the base, though by early Monday authorities were reporting that perhaps as many as 20 to 25 terrorists had carried out the attack on the Mehran Naval Station in Karachi, the country's largest port.
WORLD
December 5, 2009 | By Alex Rodriguez
In a daring midday raid that showed insurgents' ability to strike the Pakistani military virtually at will, militants Friday stormed a Rawalpindi mosque filled with military officers and their children, killing at least 37 people with a deadly combination of gunfire, grenades and suicide bomb blasts. The attack, which also injured at least 86 people, was the latest in a series of devastating terrorist strikes meant as retaliation for the Pakistani military's assault on Taliban strongholds in South Waziristan and other tribal areas along the nation's border with Afghanistan.
WORLD
December 4, 2009 | By Alex Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times
ISLAMABAD — Pakistani officials say at least 30 people have been killed and 40 to 50 injured today in a militant attack on a mosque in Rawalpindi. Pakistani military spokesman Athar Abbas told BBC Radio that more than two militants were involved in the attack, and that at least one entered the mosque and detonated a suicide bomb. Most deaths occurred in the mosque, Abbas said. One militant remained at large. Rawalpindi Police Chief Rao Iqbal said gunfire was continuing in the area.
WORLD
November 3, 2009 | Alex Rodriguez
Militants today continued to exact a price on Pakistan for the government's offensive against the Taliban near the Afghan border, killing 35 people in a suicide bomb attack on military personnel and on civilian workers lined up at a bank to get their monthly wages and pension checks. The United Nations, meanwhile, announced that the violence in Pakistan had forced it to suspend long-term development efforts in western Pakistan and pull out some of its expatriate staff members. The midmorning bomb blast in the city of Rawalpindi, just a few hundred yards from the Pakistani army's sprawling headquarters, was followed by another suicide bombing at a highway checkpoint outside the eastern city of Lahore that injured at least 15 people.
NEWS
May 25, 2008 | Kim Barker, Chicago Tribune
Everything is at the new superstore: trampolines, motorcycles, skateboards, romaine lettuce, mutton, live crabs, aluminum ladders. A man roller-blades through the aisles, wearing a giant package advertising "super frozen" flatbread. The floors gleam. The meat is not a mystery. The frozen food stays frozen, and the expiration dates are not fake. There is only one fly in the fish section. Another section is devoted to cheese. The superstore, which opened April 3, is a revelation for residents of Pakistan's capital and neighboring Rawalpindi.
NEWS
May 25, 2008 | Kim Barker, Chicago Tribune
Everything is at the new superstore: trampolines, motorcycles, skateboards, romaine lettuce, mutton, live crabs, aluminum ladders. A man roller-blades through the aisles, wearing a giant package advertising "super frozen" flatbread. The floors gleam. The meat is not a mystery. The frozen food stays frozen, and the expiration dates are not fake. There is only one fly in the fish section. Another section is devoted to cheese. The superstore, which opened April 3, is a revelation for residents of Pakistan's capital and neighboring Rawalpindi.
WORLD
December 5, 2009 | By Alex Rodriguez
In a daring midday raid that showed insurgents' ability to strike the Pakistani military virtually at will, militants Friday stormed a Rawalpindi mosque filled with military officers and their children, killing at least 37 people with a deadly combination of gunfire, grenades and suicide bomb blasts. The attack, which also injured at least 86 people, was the latest in a series of devastating terrorist strikes meant as retaliation for the Pakistani military's assault on Taliban strongholds in South Waziristan and other tribal areas along the nation's border with Afghanistan.
WORLD
February 4, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
A suicide bomber on a motorbike rammed into a minibus carrying Pakistani security personnel today in the garrison city of Rawalpindi, killing at least eight people, police said. The bus was destroyed and several other people were wounded in the blast near the offices of the army's National Logistics Cell, said Bisharat Abbasi, the local police chief. In recent months there have been a series of suicide bombings in Rawalpindi. On Dec. 27, opposition leader Benazir Bhutto and about 20 others were killed there.
WORLD
September 4, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Two bombs ripped through an army bus and a commercial district today in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, killing at least 24 people and injuring 66 others, the army and police said. No one immediately claimed responsibility, but officials suggested that the bombings were the work of Islamic militants. Many victims were soldiers, but no details were given on how many deaths each bomb caused. Pakistan is a key ally in the U.S.-declared war on terrorism, and it has witnessed many bomb attacks since Sept. 11.
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