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Girl given bail in Pakistan blasphemy case

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- A 14-year-old Pakistani Christian girl, imprisoned on accusations of blasphemy and burning pages of the Koran, was granted bail, officials in Islamabad said.

Two aid workers kidnapped in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Police said Friday two international aid workers -- a German and an Italian -- have been kidnapped in a central-western Pakistani province.

Husain Haqqani fears for life in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Husain Haqqani, Pakistan's former ambassador to the United States, said he fears he will be killed if he leaves the security of the prime minister's residence.

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Death sentence for Pakistani bodyguard

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- A police bodyguard convicted of assassinating a Pakistani regional governor in January was sentenced to death in Rawalpindi Saturday.

Speakers praise slain governor

KARACHI, Pakistan, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Speakers at a condolence meeting for slain Pakistan Punjab Gov. Salman Taseer praised the liberal leader and called for rejection of extremism.

Punjab court sentences blasphemers

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan's Punjab province has sentenced a Muslim cleric and his son to life in prison for blasphemy.

An indispensable man

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- French President Charles DeGaulle cautioned the overly ambitious with the admonition that cemeteries are filled with the indispensable and irreplaceable. Regarding Pakistan, the good general was wrong.
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Pakistani cop-assassin jailed after plea

KARACHI, Pakistan, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- A former Pakistani policeman was jailed Monday after pleading guilty to murdering a provincial governor over a law banning criticism of the Prophet Mohammed.

Paper: Taseer died for 'questioning a law'

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- The twist in the assassination of Pakistan Punjab Gov. Salman Taseer was that while he broke no law, he died "for questioning a law," a Dawn editorial said.

Alleged killer seen as security threat

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- The security guard alleged to have assassinated Pakistan's Punjab Gov. Salman Taseer had previously been seen by police as a security threat, authorities said.

Assassination shows extremists' sway

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- The assassination of Punjab Gov. Salman Taseer is another example of the determination of religious extremists in Pakistan, experts said.

Taseer had sought change in blasphemy law

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Punjab Gov. Salman Taseer, assassinated Tuesday, had sought changes to Pakistan's blasphemy law to make it less harsh.

Pakistan governor shot dead in market

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Pakistan's prime minister appealed for calm as the country starts three days of mourning for the governor of Punjab province after he was gunned down.

Slain governor had opposed blasphemy law

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- The slain governor of Pakistan's Punjab province was allegedly assassinated by his own security guard for his liberal views, authorities said.
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