Charsadda student who shot dead principal remanded to police custody

Charsadda student who shot dead principal remanded to police custody

The Charsadda District Court on Tuesday remanded a student who allegedly killed his college principal in Shabqadar yesterday to police custody for three days. After a short hearing, Judicial Magistrate-I Attaullah Jan handed the student’s custody to the police. The grade 12 student, Faheem, had shot six bullets at his college’s principal,...

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COAS Gen Bajwa inaugurates Army Institute of Military History

COAS Gen Bajwa inaugurates Army Institute of Military History

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa inaugurated on Tuesday the Army Institute of Military History (AIMH) during a ceremony at the Army Auditorium, GHQ. A high number of senior serving and retired military officers attended the ceremony, including former army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani and...

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World XI tour Pakistan: COAS meets international hockey players

World XI tour Pakistan: COAS meets international hockey players

RAWALPINDI: International hockey players, who have come for the World XI series, and Pakistan’s hockey legends met Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday. COAS appreciated Pakistan Hockey Federation’s initiative for bringing the international players to the country, according to Inter Services Public Relations statement. Moreover, COAS also assured...

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The Incredibles 2: Sophia Bush, Isabella Rossellini join the cast; full details inside

The Incredibles 2: Sophia Bush, Isabella Rossellini join the cast; full details inside

Disney recently revealed the full cast of The Incredibles 2, and it couldn’t have been better. While Holly Hunter and Craig T Nelson return as the lead couple, the Parrs; a whole new bunch of talented actors have also been cast. Read on to know who made the cut. One...

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Ben Stokes to delay New Zealand arrival to attend court hearing

Ben Stokes to delay New Zealand arrival to attend court hearing

Ben Stokes was charged last week after a lengthy investigation into an incident outside a Bristol nightclub last September. Suspended England all-rounder Ben Stokes is to delay his arrival for the country’s tour of New Zealand in order to attend his first court hearing into a charge of affray. The...

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Turkey-Syria: an intolerable aggression

Turkey-Syria: an intolerable aggression

Turkey attacked the YPG Kurdish militias in Syria. Once again, the Erdogan government shows to be an unpredictable actor, says Kersten Knipp. But even more cynical is the silence of Ankara’s international partners. Turkey denied it: he said that the reports of the Syrian Human Rights Observer, based in London, on the...

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What is transhumanism and why many say it is an inevitable future

What is transhumanism and why many say it is an inevitable future

Although electronic devices are increasingly an integral part of our lives, few of us stop to consider how the convergence of technological elements will transform humanity. Some say that this transformation will be disorderly, complex and, at times, terrifying, but there are already signs that point to a future that...

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Thousands evacuated in London due to gas leak

Thousands evacuated in London due to gas leak

Some 1,450 people were evacuated today from a nightclub and a hotel in central London following a gas leak in the Strand area, which forced the closure of a metro station, the Fire Brigade (LFB) reported. This morning, firefighters evacuated the nightclub Heaven and a hotel when detecting the gas...

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Zainab’s murderer arrested: Police sources

Zainab’s murderer arrested: Police sources

KASUR: Police have made a major breakthrough in a case pertaining to the grisly rape and murder of seven-year-old Zainab in Kasur by arresting the main suspect, ARY News reported on Tuesday. According to informed sources, the tissue samples obtained from a suspect had matched the samples taken from the...

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Australian Open: Britain’s Kyle Edmund beats Grigor Dimitrov to reach semis

Australian Open: Britain’s Kyle Edmund beats Grigor Dimitrov to reach semis

Britain’s Kyle Edmund bludgeoned his way past third seed Grigor Dimitrov 6-4 3-6 6-3 6-4 on Rod Laver Arena on Tuesday to reach the Australian Open semi-finals. The unseeded 23-year-old, playing in his first grand slam quarter-final, showed no nerves as he blazed away with his fearsome forehand to subdue...

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Australian Open Live, Day 9: Grigor Dimitrov goes down to Kyle Edmund; Elise Mertens stuns Elina Svitolina

Australian Open Live, Day 9: Grigor Dimitrov goes down to Kyle Edmund; Elise Mertens stuns Elina Svitolina

Australian Open Live, Day 9: Stay tuned for live scores and updates from Melbourne Park at the Australian Open on Day 9. Australian Open has already seen its share of scintillating matches and it reached prime level on Monday. On the third quarter filled with Alexander Zverev, Stan Wawrinka and...

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Australian Open 2018: Elise Mertens stuns Elina Svitolina to reach Melbourne semis

Australian Open 2018: Elise Mertens stuns Elina Svitolina to reach Melbourne semis

World number 37 Elise Mertens beat fourth seed Elina Svitolina and her first grand slam semi-final in 73 minutes. Elise Mertens produced another huge upset in a tournament littered with them when she thrashed fourth seed Elina Svitolina 6-4 6-0 to reach the semi-finals of the Australian Open at the...

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Don’t know if Virat Kohli is a long-term captaincy option for India, says Graeme Smith

Don’t know if Virat Kohli is a long-term captaincy option for India, says Graeme Smith

Graeme Smith said Virat Kohli will have consider how his reactions to certain situations affect the players around him. Former South African captain Graeme Smith raised questions on whether Virat Kohli is a long-term captaincy option for India. “I don’t know, when I look at him, if he is a long-term captaincy...

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Bitcoin to drop as low as $1000 this year from its peak $20,000: Wall Street CIO

Bitcoin to drop as low as $1000 this year from its peak $20,000: Wall Street CIO

A drastic drop of almost fifty percent in Bitcoin value last week has worried the investors while fears of global crackdown on cryptocurrency is an added woe to those investing in the digital currency. Peter Boockvar, the Chief Investment Officer at Bleakley Advisory Group, sees the potential for Bitcoin (BTC) to be around for a...

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Put an End to Mobile Snatching – How a Simple Code can help you Recover your Phone after Snatching

Put an End to Mobile Snatching – How a Simple Code can help you Recover your Phone after Snatching

With the rise of snatching incidents all across Pakistan and particularly in Karachi, it is very important for us to be educated about what needs to be done if, God forbid, you or someone you know has been in such incident. Almost 90% of Karachi’s population has been a victim...

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Shah Rukh Khan receives Crystal Award at World Economic Forum, thanks wife, mom and daughter for his values

Shah Rukh Khan receives Crystal Award at World Economic Forum, thanks wife, mom and daughter for his values

Shah Rukh Khan was ecstatic after receiving the Crystal Award at World Economic Forum along with Hollywood star Cate Blanchett and singer-songwriter Elton John. Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, Hollywood star Cate Blanchett and singer-songwriter Elton John received awards at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Monday for their...

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Jawad Ahmed holds concert to raise awareness about class disparity

Jawad Ahmed holds concert to raise awareness about class disparity

He has also launched a song, ‘Bhola Kya Karay’, which touches on the plight of underpaid workers. Renowned singer Jawad Ahmed on Monday performed at a concert aimed at raising awareness about inequality. The concert was organised by Oxfam and Indus Consortium in relation to the World Economic Forum being...

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Pakistan’s battle with militants ‘largest war on terror in the world’, says PM Abbasi

Pakistan’s battle with militants ‘largest war on terror in the world’, says PM Abbasi

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said on Monday that any sanctions against Pakistan would be counter-productive to the country’s own battle against militants, which he called “the largest war on terror in the world”. In an interview with Reuters, Abbasi also stressed his government will push ahead with plans to...

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Vikas Gupta filed criminal case against Shilpa Shinde? Here’s what Vikas has to say

Vikas Gupta filed criminal case against Shilpa Shinde? Here’s what Vikas has to say

Indian media got in touch with Vikas Gupta to know the reality about the case and Shilpa Shinde’s statement and he said, “Bigg Boss is over and it has ended with grace. Why dig up old graves now?” Bigg Boss 11 is over but the buzz around it is yet to...

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Hrithik Roshan begins his Super 30 journey on an auspicious note, see his tweet

Hrithik Roshan begins his Super 30 journey on an auspicious note, see his tweet

Hrithik Roshan took to Twitter to post about his upcoming movie Super 30. The actor has started prepping for his role as the popular Patna-based IIT tutor Anand Kumar. Kumkum Bhagya’s Mrunal Thakur might play the female lead. After many debates and discussions over his personal life, Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan...

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Bhaagamathie will not have any traces of Baahubali, Arundhati or Rudramadevi: Anushka Shetty

Bhaagamathie will not have any traces of Baahubali, Arundhati or Rudramadevi: Anushka Shetty

Touted to be a horror thriller, south Indian actor Anushka Shetty asserts that upcoming bilingual film Bhaagamathie is thoroughly unique with a strong script that revolves around her character. Arundhati, Rudhramadevi, Size Zero and the magnum opus Baahubali franchise — Anushka Shetty’s filmography is peppered with strong performances. After Baahubali’s historic...

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Before Padmaavat, a look at how Ranveer Singh’s last five films fared at the box office

Before Padmaavat, a look at how Ranveer Singh’s last five films fared at the box office

Ranveer Singh has the charisma and lure to attract moviegoers even if movie critics pan his films. Everything indicates that if everything goes well, Padmaavat will be a huge domestic and global success. Ranveer Singh will appear as Alauddin Khilji in the upcoming Sanjay Leela Bhansali film Padmaavat. The actor has...

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Commotion in Peshawar Assembly over Imran’s diatribe against parliament

Commotion in Peshawar Assembly over Imran’s diatribe against parliament

PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman Imran Khan’s anti-parliament remarks sparked uproar in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly on Monday after a ruling party member repeated his leader’s words in the house. The trouble began in the house after Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz MPA Sardar Aurangzeb Nalotha sought Speaker Asad Qaisar’s permission to allow...

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UK man ‘obsessed’ with Muslims, hit group with van: court

UK man ‘obsessed’ with Muslims, hit group with van: court

LONDON: A British man “obsessed” with Muslims deliberately drove into a group outside a mosque in an act of terrorism intended to kill as many as possible, a court heard Monday. Darren Osborne is accused of murdering 51-year-old Makram Ali and trying to kill others in the Finsbury Park area...

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Seasonal influenza in Multan claims three lives in 24 hours

Seasonal influenza in Multan claims three lives in 24 hours

MULTAN: A woman was among the three people who died of seasonal influenza in the city’s Nishtar Hospital, bringing the total tally since December 15 to 31. The deceased include a woman from Muzaffargarh, and two men from Rajanpur and Multan, respectively. Multan health department spokesman told Geo that 12...

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150 booked after two student groups brawl at Punjab University

150 booked after two student groups brawl at Punjab University

LAHORE: Police have booked three different cases against 15 people and 100 unidentified persons for their alleged involvement in a clash between two student groups on late Sunday night. Terrorism acts were also included in the FIR, registered by the university against the student groups. Moreover, the university administration stopped...

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Nawaz Sharif real owner of Avenfield flats, reveals NAB reference

Nawaz Sharif real owner of Avenfield flats, reveals NAB reference

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif is the real owner of the Avenfield flats, reveals a supplementary reference filed against him and members of his family in a case pertaining to their London properties. According to the reference, a copy of which is available with ARY News, Sharif is the...

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Lahore High Court reserved its verdict on petition seeking disqualification of CM Shahbaz

Lahore High Court reserved its verdict on petition seeking disqualification of CM Shahbaz

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday questioned maintainability of a constitutional petition seeking disqualification of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif from his office. A bench of the LHC reserved the verdict on maintainability of the petition after hearing arguments of the petitioner. At the outset, the bench asked...

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Naqeeb murder case: FIA thwarts Rao Anwar’s attempt to flee country

Naqeeb murder case: FIA thwarts Rao Anwar’s attempt to flee country

RAWALPINDI: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Tuesday stopped former SSP Malir Rao Anwar, who is facing a probe into alleged extrajudicial killing of 27-year-old youth from South Waziristan, from leaving the country. Quoting sources, ARY News reported, SSP Anwar tried to flee the country to avoid the investigation into the killing...

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Russian athletes challenge doping ban at CAS

Russian athletes challenge doping ban at CAS

GENEVA: Dozens of Russian athletes banned by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for life over doping began an appeal against their suspension on Monday at the world’s top sports court. The week-long hearing at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) includes appeals from 39 Russians who competed at the...

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‘PSF is providing best, equal opportunities to all players’

‘PSF is providing best, equal opportunities to all players’

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Squash Federation (PSF) has been providing equal and best opportunities to all players and it is upto the players to work hard and win the titles. This was stated by PSF secretary Tahir Sultan, who was talking to Dawn in response to allegation levelled by country’s top...

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Deal ends US government shutdown

Deal ends US government shutdown

WASHINGTON: The US Senate voted on Monday to reopen the government, ending a three-day standoff that left federal agencies shuttered and hundreds of thousands of workers in limbo. In a house of 100, 81 senators voted to approve a spending bill that would allow the federal government to resume its...

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Aaqib questions Pakistan’s rotation policy on NZ tour

Aaqib questions Pakistan’s rotation policy on NZ tour

LAHORE: Former Test fast bowler Aaqib Javed has questioned the strategy adopted by captain Sarfraz Ahmed and head coach Mickey Arthur during Pakistan team’s ongoing New Zealand tour where the visitors have been simply outclassed. Pakistan suffered a humiliating 0-5 clean-sweep by New Zealand in the five-match ODI series before...

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After Kabul attack, Washington urges Pakistan to ‘take action’ against Taliban leaders

After Kabul attack, Washington urges Pakistan to ‘take action’ against Taliban leaders

In the wake of an attack on a landmark hotel in Kabul carried out by the Taliban, the White House on Monday called on Islamabad to take action against the militant group’s leaders. At least 22 people were killed when Taliban militants stormed the luxury Intercontinental Hotel in the Afghan capital on...

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FIA says Rao Anwar stopped from fleeing country at Isb airport; police official denies reports

FIA says Rao Anwar stopped from fleeing country at Isb airport; police official denies reports

Rao Anwar, the former senior superintendent of police Malir, was stopped from boarding a Dubai-bound flight at Islamabad’s Benazir Bhutto International Airport late on Monday night, sources told Dawn. Anwar, however, has denied the reports. “I did not try to go anywhere,” the senior police official told Dawn on Tuesday. “Yesterday, there was...

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‘Taj Mahal is dying’

‘Taj Mahal is dying’

AGRA, India: Tourist Muskan Mahuwakar pictured the Taj Mahal as a dazzling vision of symmetry and beauty but upon reaching the monument, she – like thousands of other visitors – was disappointed to find it covered in scaffolding, its once white marble now yellowing due to pollution. Building restoration at...

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College principal shot dead by student in Charsadda

College principal shot dead by student in Charsadda

A grade 12 student at a private college in Charsadda shot dead the principal of the college on Monday, District Police Officer (DPO) Charsadda Zahoor Afridi said. Shabqadar police said Faheem fired six bullets at his principal Sareer which proved fatal. They said the principal had earlier expressed his anger...

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Apple partners with Malala Fund to fight for girls’ education

Apple partners with Malala Fund to fight for girls’ education

Apple announced yesterday that the company is partnering with the Malala Fund to become its first Laureate Partner in order to fund free education for girls. The Fund led by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai aims to educate young girls to 12 years of free, safe, quality education. The programs banner under the Gulmakai...

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The wonderful story of the ghost islands that had to be erased from the map

The wonderful story of the ghost islands that had to be erased from the map

“When we look at the sky, we imagine gods, when we look at the ocean, we imagine islands.” Thus begins the author Malachy Tallack his wonderful book “ The Un-Discovered Islands “ or “ Islands Des-known ” , illustrated by Katie Scott, in which he talks about two dozen islands that were once believed to be real. And, according...

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Pakistan ranks 47th on WEF’s Inclusive Development Index – much better than India

Pakistan ranks 47th on WEF’s Inclusive Development Index – much better than India

Pakistan was ranked at the 47th place among emerging economies on an Inclusive Development Index, while India is behind Pakistan at the 62nd rank, according to World Economic Forum. (WEF) Norway remains the world’s most inclusive advanced economy, while Lithuania again tops the list of emerging economies, the World Economic Forum (WEF) said while releasing the...

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The Tale of Everyday Heroes in Pakistan – Rava Special Report

The Tale of Everyday Heroes in Pakistan – Rava Special Report

While our country has the highest youth bulge with massive potential, the heroes and high achievers usually go unnoticed amidst the ‘terror news’ and negative triggers on mainstream media. Not all superheroes wear capes. Unlike their depiction in popular culture, heroes have no fixed templates. They may not always pop out...

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Punjab University situation under control, VC vows action against perpetrators

Punjab University situation under control, VC vows action against perpetrators

LAHORE: A large contingent of police stands guard at the Punjab University where two groups clashed over a cultural event in the wee hours of Monday morning.  Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif took notice of the incident and ordered CPO Lahore to submit a report.  Speaking to Geo News, Vice...

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Icahn, Deason to jointly push Xerox to explore selling itself, other options: WSJ

Icahn, Deason to jointly push Xerox to explore selling itself, other options: WSJ

Investor Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason, the biggest- and third-largest shareholders of Xerox Corp, jointly plan to push the printer and photocopier maker to explore options, including a sale of the firm, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. Icahn and Deason, who together own 15.7 percent of the photocopier...

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Baseless, negative, insulting, venomous campaign: Jang/Geo Group issues legal notice to Imran Khan

Baseless, negative, insulting, venomous campaign: Jang/Geo Group issues legal notice to Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: For all false, baseless, unfounded allegations and a malicious campaign that Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has launched against Jang/Geo Group, Chief Executive and Editor-in-Chief of Jang Group and Geo TV, Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, has served a legal notice on Imran Khan, asking him to tender an unconditional apology...

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Exclusive: Philadelphia Energy Solutions to file for bankruptcy – memo

Exclusive: Philadelphia Energy Solutions to file for bankruptcy – memo

Philadelphia Energy Solutions LLC, the owner of the largest U.S. East Coast oil refining complex, announced to its employees on Sunday that it plans to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, according to an internal memo reviewed. The bankruptcy would come six years after private equity firm Carlyle Group LP (CG.O)...

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What are the calories that obsess us so much and how are they measured?

What are the calories that obsess us so much and how are they measured?

We count them, we worry about the ingested ones or those that we burn, and sometimes they torment us because they are the price that we pay for a pleasure. But, do you know what exactly calories are? For a calorie is the amount of heat required to raise the temperature...

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Wal-Mart shops Brazil unit stake to Advent, other funds: sources

Wal-Mart shops Brazil unit stake to Advent, other funds: sources

SAO PAULO – Wal-Mart Stores Inc is in talks with buyout firm Advent International Corp and other funds to sell a major stake in its Brazilian operations, two people with direct knowledge of the matter said on Sunday. Wal-Mart is being advised by Goldman Sachs & Co, according to one...

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Sanofi confirms deal to buy Bioverativ for $11.6 billion

Sanofi confirms deal to buy Bioverativ for $11.6 billion

PARIS – French healthcare group Sanofi has agreed to buy U.S. peer Bioverativ for $11.6 billion, in a deal which Sanofi said would boost its earnings and strengthen its presence in the field of treatment for rare diseases. Sanofi has agreed to buy all of the outstanding shares of Bioverativ...

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Naqeebullah killing: Won’t appear before probe team today, says Rao Anwar

Naqeebullah killing: Won’t appear before probe team today, says Rao Anwar

KARACHI: Suspended Malir SSP Rao Anwar announced on Monday that he will not appear before the investigative committee probing the Naqeebullah fake encounter case. SSP Anwar is facing an inquiry into the extrajudicial murder of Waziristan native Naqeebullah Mehsud. Mehsud, 27, was among four suspected terrorists killed in an ‘exchange...

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