Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Pakistan

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Pakistan

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Jan 25: Two men were captured and charged with murder, terrorism, and conspiracy in connection with the May suicide attack on a Sheraton hotel in Karachi that killed eleven French engineers and two Pakistani bystanders. [BBC, 1/25]

Feb. 8: Pakistan ordered the Indian High Commissioner to leave his post in Islamabad after India accused a top Pakistani envoy of channeling money to Kashmiri separatists and ordered him to leave the country. [BBC, 2/8]

Feb. 13: A group of 30 people attacked and set fire to a circus in Dera Ismail Khan during celebrations of the Eid al-Adha religious festival. The reason for the attack is unknown. [BBC, 2/13]

Feb. 23: Banks, shops, and petrol stations in Karachi were stoned by mourners, after a funeral for nine Shi'ites gunned down in a mosque. [BBC, 2/23]

Feb. 27: After three days in Pakistan, the UN's High Commissioner for Human Rights stated that despite the right of governments to arrest and detain terrorist suspects, the "shroud of secrecy" surrounding the detention of al-Qa'ida and Taliban suspects should be replaced by a more transparent process. [BBC, 2/27]

Mar. 1: Khalid Shaykh Mohammed, a top official of al-Qa'ida, was captured in a joint US-Pakistani raid in Rawalpindi. …

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