Articles by Sadaqat Jan



Pakistan Rejects Appeal for Sharif Candidacy

  • 19 December 07
  • The Associated Press
Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif lost his appeal against the rejection of his nomination for next month's parliamentary elections, an official said Tuesday, eliminating one of Pakistan's key opposition leaders from the crucial vote.

Pakistan Rejects Appeal for Sharif Candidacy

  • 19 December 07
  • The Associated Press
Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif lost his appeal against the rejection of his nomination for next month's parliamentary elections, an official said Tuesday, eliminating one of Pakistan's key opposition leaders from the crucial vote.

Pakistan Raids Mosque, Ending Siege

  • 12 July 07
  • The Associated Press
Pakistani commandos cleared the Red Mosque complex of all its defenders Wednesday, ending a fierce eight-day siege and street battles that left more than 80 dead.

Pakistan Blasts Mosque Walls

  • 09 July 07
  • The Associated Press
Pakistan's army tried to blast through the wall of a besieged radical Islamic seminary early Sunday to help free hostages held by a cleric and his militant supporters, leaving a commando dead, an official said.

Another 5 Pakistani Judges Resign in Protest

  • 20 March 07
  • The Associated Press
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Five more Pakistani judges resigned Monday and hundreds of lawyers demonstrated against President General ­Pervez Musharraf's controversial removal of the country's chief justice, deepening the political mess now facing the ­military leader.

Pakistan Says U.S. Assisted in Raid

  • 01 November 06
  • The Associated Press
Pakistan used intelligence provided by U.S.-led coalition forces in Afghanistan in a raid that killed 80 suspected militants, but U.S. forces did not fire any missiles, Pakistan's army spokesman said Tuesday.

Aid for Pakistan Arrives From Around the World

  • 13 October 05
  • The Associated Press
Supplies from about 30 countries poured in for Pakistan's quake victims Wednesday as the UN warned of measles outbreaks among the millions of homeless and hopes dimmed for finding more survivors under the rubble.

Quake Leaves 2.5 Million Homeless

  • 11 October 05
  • The Associated Press
Aircraft rushed in supplies from abroad and Washington pledged $50 million in aid Monday as hungry families displaced in Pakistan's worst earthquake huddled in tents and shopkeepers clashed with looters.

Quake in Pakistan Kills Over 20,000

  • 10 October 05
  • The Associated Press
Villagers dug with bare hands into collapsed schools and homes Sunday in desperate searches for survivors of a huge magnitude 7.7 earthquake that struck South Asia, with Pakistan calling it the country's worst-ever disaster and appealing for urgent help.

Pakistan Rearrests Alleged Rapists

  • 29 June 05
  • The Associated Press
Pakistan's Supreme Court overturns an earlier acquittal of the six men implicated in the rape of a villager turned activist.