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Aug 18, 2014

Pakistan’s third largest party to quit parliament to force PM resignation

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Lawmakers from Pakistan’s third largest party will resign from parliament to try to force Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to step down, a party official said on Monday.

Led by former cricketer Imran Khan, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf controls 34 of the National Assembly’s 342 seats.

May 31, 2013
via Photographers' Blog

Pierced by a mother’s grief

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Gujrat, Islamabad

By Faisal Mahmood

It was my day off, but for some reason I’d woken up early. As I was about to have breakfast with my wife and children the phone rang. It was my picture editor. A school bus had caught fire in Gujrat, 100 miles from Islamabad. Seventeen children were dead.

As I gathered my cameras, I could not stop thinking about how the parents must have sent their children to school after sharing the same kind of breakfast we’d just been having at home. I was dreading what I would find.