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# pakistani - Saturday 27 May, 2017

So many people have drowned in this Pakistani city that swimming has been banned

It has been banned for six months.

# pakistani - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

Man suffers elbow fracture in racist attack in his own driveway

Osamah Zaidi says that he and his family are “desperate” and would like to be moved by South Dublin County Council.

# pakistani - Sunday 26 January, 2014

Six Pakistani children killed while playing with hand grenade

The children, aged seven to twelve, were playing near their home when the grenade exploded.

# pakistani - Saturday 23 November, 2013

Pakistani doctor who helped find bin Laden charged with murder and fraud

Shakeel Afridi was recruited by the CIA to run a fake vaccination programme in Abbottabad in hopes of obtaining DNA samples to identify the Al Qaeda chief.

# pakistani - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

British couple jailed for rape and trafficking of deaf girl

The girl, who could not speak, was trafficked from Pakistan to work as a servant.

# pakistani - Saturday 20 April, 2013

Pakistan court extends Musharraf custody

He was arrested yesterday ahead of key elections – the arrest was due to Musharraf’s decision to sack judges when he imposed emergency rule in November 2007.

# pakistani - Monday 4 March, 2013

Domestic violence survivor wins High Court immigration case

The woman had been married to an EU national, but left him after being subjected to serious abuse. She has now won her right to stay in the country.

# pakistani - Thursday 22 November, 2012

Sarkozy faces a slew of legal inquiries in French court

France’s ex-president is being questioned about media spying, cash from Muammar Gaddafi, the ‘Karachi’ affair and financial backing from Liliane Bettencourt.

# pakistani - Friday 18 May, 2012

Man arrested as Revenue seize €450k of heroin at Dublin Airport

The drugs were found concealed in a tailored suitcase being carried by a man on a flight from Dubai.

# pakistani - Wednesday 9 May, 2012

UK: Nine men jailed in racially charged sex ring case

The men, all of South Asian descent, were found to have lured girls as young as 13 into sexual encounters using alcohol and drugs. Far-right parties protested outside the court

# pakistani - Thursday 6 October, 2011

Doctor who 'helped CIA find bin Laden' accused of treason

The CIA’s fake vaccination programme in the Pakistani town where bin Laden was found and killed in May has caused many problems in its aftermath.

# pakistani - Sunday 22 August, 2010

PAKISTAN’S AMBASSADOR to Ireland has warned that millions of people will die if more aid does not reach Pakistan soon.

Speaking on RTÉ radio, Naghmana Hashmi described the country was faced with the threat of a “major humanitarian disaster”. She also defended the country in the face of mounting criticism over its reaction to the disaster and its military budget.

Hashmi said that the scale of the disaster is hard to conceive, explaining that size of the area affected is the equivalent to just more than the countries of Switzerland, Austria and Belgium combined.

She also outlined how one in 10 Pakistanis – and 6 million children – will be destitute as a result of the catastrophe.

Hashmi defended Pakistan’s military budget, the size of which has been the focus of criticism. Pakistan’s detractors say the large amount of money spent on the country’s army should be put towards food and shelter for the Pakistani people, as well as providing humanitarian relief in response to the flooding.

However, Hashmi said that Pakistan is a bulwark in the ‘war’ against terrorism and needs to defend itself. She asked that critics consider Pakistan’s history and the threats to the country before they begin to tear apart its military budget.

Meanwhile, Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has called for an urgent meeting is between health officials, provincial leaders, and aid agencies in order to coordinate the relief efforts in Pakistan,.