Pakistan

7:53am

Sun September 29, 2013
World

Market Bombing In Peshawar Leaves Dozens Dead

Originally published on Sun September 29, 2013 10:12 am

Pakistani rescue workers, police officers and civilians look for people who were wounded and killed at the site of a car bomb explosion in Peshawar, Pakistan, Sunday.
Mohammad Sajjad AP

A powerful explosion has killed at least 37 people in Peshawar, Pakistan, where authorities say they suspect a car bomb was detonated in a market district near a police station. The explosion left a scene of devastation, with casualties and severe damage to nearby buildings in the city's historic Qissa Khawani market.

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4:31pm

Sat September 28, 2013
Author Interviews

'Faithful Scribe': Tracing Ancestry Through Pakistan's History

Originally published on Sat September 28, 2013 5:10 pm

The Faithful Scribe, by Shahan Mufti

In The Faithful Scribe, Shahan Mufti examines the history of Pakistan and its relationship to the United States. He also explores how his own family story is part of the tumultuous story of the world's first Islamic democracy.

"A huge impetus for me in writing this book was actually being on both sides of this present conflict, where America is involved in this war in Afghanistan," Mufti tells NPR's Arun Rath. "As we know, the place of Pakistan in this conflict is very dubious and questionable."

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6:19am

Sat September 28, 2013
World

Another Earthquake, Measured At 6.8 Magnitude, Hits Pakistan

Originally published on Sat September 28, 2013 9:35 am

A Pakistani youth stands in the doorway of a damaged house in the devastated district of Awaran Wednesday. A powerful 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck the same region Saturday.
Banaras Khan AFP/Getty Images

Pakistanis who endured Tuesday's strong earthquake that killed hundreds of people felt another quake Saturday, as a 6.8-magnitude quake hit Pakistan's remote province of Baluchistan. The quake may also have been deadly, due to reports of collapsed mud houses.

Saturday's aftershock quake struck less than 20 miles from Tuesday's 7.7-magnitude event. And it came after survivors had already grown frustrated with the pace of relief efforts — an undertaking complicated by unrest in the area.

From Islamabad, NPR's Abdul Sattar reports:

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5:57am

Wed September 25, 2013
World

Pakistan Quake Killed Hundreds, Created Island Off Coast

Originally published on Wed September 25, 2013 9:26 am

It rose from the sea: The small island that appeared off the coast of Pakistan on Tuesday after an earthquake shook the region.
Government of Pakistan EPA/Landov

8:01am

Tue September 24, 2013
World

Dozens Killed By Strong Quake In Southwestern Pakistan

Originally published on Tue September 24, 2013 11:14 am

A U.S. Geological Survey map showing the location of Tuesday's earthquake in Pakistan.
USGS.gov

(This post last updated at 1:00 p.m. ET)

A strong, 7.7-magnitude earthquake in southern Pakistan on Tuesday has killed at least 45 people, according to Reuters. The U.S. Geological Survey says the initial temblor was followed by several aftershocks — one of them a 5.9-magnitude.

The affected area is reportedly about 145 miles southeast of Dalbandin in Pakistan's western province of Baluchistan.

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