» 04/12/2006, 00.00
Church condemns Karachi bomb blast and joins Muslims for peace
Archbishop of Karachi Evaristo Pinto tells AsiaNews that "our sympathies go to those who have lost their dear ones and are in mourning. Our people are with them to bring about reconciliation, harmony and unity".
“I was on the truck with Bhutto when all hell broke loose,” said Shahbaz Bhatti
The chairman of the All Pakistan Minorities Alliance (APMA) witnessed yesterday’s terrorist attack in Karachi. The death toll now stands at 138 with more than 400 people wounded. Police blame terrorists; for Ms Bhutto’s husband, elements within the government are the culprits.
Gospel of Judas interesting for history, not theology
Pakistani prelates describe the apocryphal text as just another stunt by Western, secular media interested only in making money with sensationalism. Card Albert Vanhoye explains that the document was elaborated by a Gnostic sect.
23/07/2007 PAKISTAN – USA
Islamabad rejects idea that US troops cross into Pakistan
US intelligence sources say Bin Ladin is in a safe haven in northern Pakistan. Pakistani government denies the claim, calls on the US to be more forthcoming it its cooperation.
US diplomat killed by car bomb ahead of Bush visit
US president confirms the killing during his visit in New Delhi. "Terrorists and killers" won't stop Bush who is expected in Islamabad on Saturday.
Judge Chaudhry calls for a popular “uprising”
Sacked Chief justice calls on Pakistanis to take to the streets in protest. Despite the crackdown demonstrations against the state of emergency continue. About one lawyer in four has been placed under arrest. Government makes vague pledges about the upcoming scheduled parliamentary elections. United states calls on Musharraf to quit as army chief. Minorities warn that by his actions the president is weakening the moderates and strengthening the extremists.
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