Ethnic violence stalks Karachi

KARACHI: A wave of ethnic violence pitching Pakhtuns (originally from the northern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province) against Urdu-speaking people (descendants of people who migrated to Pakistan after Partition in 1947) in Karachi has resulted in at least 34 deaths since May 19. Both groups are linked to political parties, adding a…

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HRCP sees improvement in Swat law & order

PESHAWAR: A fact-finding mission from the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) to Swat has found considerable improvement in the law and order situation, but also noted some illegal practices by the security forces including arbitrary detentions, forced displacement of families of suspected militants, denial of basic rights and freedoms…

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