Two killed, one injured in firing outside Lahore Sessions Court

Two killed, one injured in firing outside Lahore Sessions Court

LAHORE: At least two persons, a police officer and an accused, have died while another police officer has been injured in a firing incident outside the Lahore Sessions Court on Wednesday. According to initial details and police, the incident occurred when they tried to capture fleeing accused persons from the near...

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Sooraj Pancholi charged with abetting Jiah Khan’s suicide

Sooraj Pancholi charged with abetting Jiah Khan’s suicide

Four and a half years after Jiah Khan’s suicide, her former boyfriend, Sooraj Pancholi has been charged with abetment to suicide. According to Hindustan Times, Pancholi has pleaded not guilty in court and the trial will begin on February 17. Khan committed suicide in 2013 by hanging herself; she left a...

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Sindh government not supporting Rao Anwar, says Nasir Shah

Sindh government not supporting Rao Anwar, says Nasir Shah

KARACHI: Sindh Information Minister Nasir Hussain Shah has denied allegations that the provincial government is protecting suspended SSP Malir Rao Anwar. “The Sindh government is not supporting Rao Anwar. No one is above the law,” the minister said on Wednesday, a day after the three-day deadline by the Supreme Court...

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Preventive measures against earthquakes: How to act before, during and after an earthquake

Preventive measures against earthquakes: How to act before, during and after an earthquake

An earthquake is the sudden movement of the Earth caused by the release of accumulated energy for a long time. Usually these movements are slow and imperceptible, but in some the displacement releases a great amount of energy, when one of the plates moves abruptly against the other, breaking it and...

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SC gives verdict on 100-year-old property dispute case

SC gives verdict on 100-year-old property dispute case

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan announced verdict in a 100-year-old property inheritance case that started in the court of Rajasthan, India in 1918. The case revolves around a dispute over the inheritance of 5,600 kanals of land in Khairpur Tamiwali tehsil in Bahawalpur district that was transferred to the...

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Earthquake tremors felt in several cities of Pakistan, region

Earthquake tremors felt in several cities of Pakistan, region

Intense earthquake tremors were felt in across Pakistan and the region on Wednesday. The earthquake, said to be 6.1 on the Richter scale, struck at a depth of 178km in the Hindukush region of Afghanistan, in Badakhshan province, according to the US Geological Survey. In Bela town of Lasbela, a minor girl...

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Months back, Kasur suspect also booked for abduction

Months back, Kasur suspect also booked for abduction

ISLAMABAD: Rawalpindi’s regional police officer (RPO) has sought the criminal record of Imran Ali – the suspected murderer of Kasur’s seven-year-old Zainab – from a police station where a criminal case was registered against him some months back for abducting a married woman. “Two days ago the RPO office sought all...

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Kohat killing: SC to hear Asma murder suo motu case today

Kohat killing: SC to hear Asma murder suo motu case today

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court will hear the suo motu case of Asma Rani murder case today (Wednesday). Asma Rani, a third-year medical student was killed in her hometown of Kohat after she refused a marriage proposal. The victim’s family claims she was shot dead by the prime suspect Mujahid Afridi...

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Nawaz’s counsel asks for time as SC begins Article 62 case hearing

Nawaz’s counsel asks for time as SC begins Article 62 case hearing

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s counsel Azam Tarar appeared today in the Supreme Court as it began proceedings of the case pertaining to the disqualification time period of lawmakers. A five-member larger bench, headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar, is hearing the case to determine the duration of disqualification...

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Pakistan revives hope of recovering $800 million from Etisalat

Pakistan revives hope of recovering $800 million from Etisalat

ISLAMABAD: After putting recovery of $800 million from Etisalat on the backburner eight months ago by terming it a “sensitive matter”, the PML-N government has again expressed hope of getting outstanding amount from the Dubai-based firm. A delegation of Etisalat – a telecom giant of the United Arab Emirates – is...

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