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Monday, April 30th, 2018

 

Deadliest Day for Afghan Media in 15 Years: 10 Journalists Including BBC Reporter, Famed Photographer Among 42 Killed

“This is the deadliest day for Afghan media in the past 15 years,” the head of Tolo News TV, Lotfullah Najafizada, told the BBC. April 30, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — BBC reporter Ahmed Shah, famed Afghan photographer (AFP chief photographer in Kabul, Shah Marai) and 8 other journalists were killed among 42 in a series of deadly attacks in Afghanistan on Monday. A twin bomb blast in Kabul was the deadliest attack on journalists since the fall of the Taliban in 2001, while in another attack in Kandahar 11 children wereRead More


With 345 Infanticides in 15 Months, Karachi Becoming a ‘Killing Field For Newborn Girls’

Zaitoun, who had moved to Karachi, from the rural northwest in 2011, had a telling-tale that she shared grimly with Aljazeera in 2014: Just days after she gave birth, Zaitoun said, her husband killed the child, their first, because she was a girl. April 30, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — As Pakistan becomes more urbanized, Karachi’s population has grown exponentially. Most of the migrants who move from villages to the country’s largest city on the Arabian Sea in search of better economic opportunities end up living in densely packed, illegal housing settlements.Read More