Govt’s move to declare Malir Cantt sub-jail for Anwar challenged

Govt’s move to declare Malir Cantt sub-jail for Anwar challenged

KARACHI: Suspended SSP Malir Rao Anwar, imprisoned in a case pertaining to the death of Naqeebullah Mehsud in a fake encounter, moved an application in an anti-terrorism court on Monday, contending that he was not present at the crime scene at the time when South Waziristan youngster was killed.   The...

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Ahsan Iqbal gets discharged from the hospital after 9 days

Ahsan Iqbal gets discharged from the hospital after 9 days

Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal was discharged from Lahore’s Services Hospital on Monday. Iqbal was shot at and injured during a corner meeting in Narowal’s Kanjrur tehsil on May 6. He was hurriedly rushed to District Headquarters Hospital Narowal but was later airlifted to Services Hospital in Lahore where he has since been...

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Man gorged out son’s eyes for wanting to marry a girl of his choice

Man gorged out son’s eyes for wanting to marry a girl of his choice

QUETTA: A man wrested out his youngest son’s eyes for wanting to marry a girl against his family’s wishes in Loralai, Balochistan. On Sunday, the police said that the night before Abdul Baqi, a resident of Nasirabad village, told his family he wanted to marry a girl of his choice...

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NAB summons former prime minister Nawaz Sharif for misusing official power

NAB summons former prime minister Nawaz Sharif for misusing official power

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has summoned former prime minister Nawaz Sharif for probing into a case pertaining to misuse of official powers yet again. Sources said NAB’s combined investigation team has summoned the former prime minister on May 20. Earlier, Nawaz had not appeared before the bureau as...

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Nation wants “Islamic Pakistan” not “Naya Pakistan”

Nation wants “Islamic Pakistan” not “Naya Pakistan”

LAHORE: On Sunday, Jamat-e-Islami leader Sirajul Haq, speaking at the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal’s (MMA) first public gathering in Punjab said that the rally was a prim and proper clear signal that it was about time that the nation wanted an “Islamic Pakistan” rather than “Naya Pakistan”. “US agents are worried to...

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2008 Mumbai attacks were primarily used by India to malign Pakistan

2008 Mumbai attacks were primarily used by India to malign Pakistan

On Sunday, the former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, remarked on affairs pertaining to the 2008 Mumbai attacks, saying that the incident was used by India to malign Pakistan. “Pakistan was heavily criticized over the Mumbai attacks,” he stated in response to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s recent remarks...

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Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal’s health appears to be radically improving

Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal’s health appears to be radically improving

LAHORE: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal’s health appears to have been gradually improving as the minister was witnessed waving to security personnel from the window of his hospital room on Thursday. This was Iqbal’s first appearance ever since he survived an assassination attempt in Narowal. He walked up to the window...

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NAB summons Hamza Shehbaz for affairs pertaining to Punjab’s ‘Saaf Pani’ company’s corruption case

NAB summons Hamza Shehbaz for affairs pertaining to Punjab’s ‘Saaf Pani’ company’s corruption case

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has summoned MNA Hamza Shehbaz, son of Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif, with regard to a corruption inquiry against management of Punjab Saaf Pani Company, according to a notice issued by NAB Lahore. The Punjab government established the company to conceive, plan, design, execute...

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Zainab’s father to sue TV channel for telefilm

Zainab’s father to sue TV channel for telefilm

KASUR: Amin Ansari, the father of six-year-old Zainab who was raped and murdered in Kasur in January this year, has announced to file a case against a private TV channel that is making a telefilm on his daughter. “The TV channel did not bother to seek my permission. I would...

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Bilawal visits Ahsan Iqbal; seeks unity against terrorism

Bilawal visits Ahsan Iqbal; seeks unity against terrorism

LAHORE: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has called for unity in the nation against terrorism and politics of hatred. “Whether we’re in the government or opposition we must show zero tolerance for terrorism. Only then we can counter the menace of terrorism,” he said while talking to...

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Supreme Court summons CEOs of all airlines over pilots validation of fake degree

Supreme Court summons CEOs of all airlines over pilots validation of fake degree

ISLAMABAD: On Saturday, the Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar has summoned the chief executive officers (CEO) of all airlines of the country to the apex court’s Karachi Registry. The chief justice gave directions while heading a three-member bench hearing the suo motu case related to fake degrees of...

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Peshawar’s hotel explosion leaves 5 dead, 2 injured

Peshawar’s hotel explosion leaves 5 dead, 2 injured

PESHAWAR: On Thursday night, five of a family were killed, while two others were injured in Hotel Afandi’s explosion that had occurred in Bilal Town area of Peshawar. According to CCPO Qazi Jamil-ur-Rehman, the family originally came from Hangu to Peshawar for medical treatment and made their stay at the...

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FBR reportedly sends tax evasion notice to Saba Qamar

FBR reportedly sends tax evasion notice to Saba Qamar

LAHORE: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has reportedly summoned actor Saba Qamar on May 16 for evasion of taxes. The FBR has reportedly sent a notice to the actor to explain a discrepancy in her filed income taxes. The actor’s income taxes filed for the year 2014-2015 are being audited,...

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NAB chief should present proof in 24 hours or resign: Nawaz

NAB chief should present proof in 24 hours or resign: Nawaz

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif demanded on Thursday the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman to present within 24 hours proof of money laundering against him or resign from office. “The NAB chairman should present all evidence against me within 24 hours,” Nawaz said while addressing an emergency press conference...

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PIA Advises Passengers to arrive 5 hours early to board from the Islamabad International Airport

PIA Advises Passengers to arrive 5 hours early to board from the Islamabad International Airport

ISLAMABAD: If customers want to board a flight from the Islamabad International Airport they must reach at least five hours prior to their boarding time,  according to the Twitter handle of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA). PIA tweeted, “Valued PIA customers, in light of the traffic congestion due to strict security checks...

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Blast near railway track in Dasht town of Balochistan

Blast near railway track in Dasht town of Balochistan

QUETTA: A homemade bomb was found near a railway track in Dasht town of Kharan district, soon after an explosion occurred at the same site Thursday morning. According to the bomb disposal squad (BDS) officials, explosive device was kept in a pressure cooker near the track. Explosive material weighing 18 to...

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General Bajwa on Forbes world’s most powerful people list

General Bajwa on Forbes world’s most powerful people list

Pakistan Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Jawed Bajwa has been named in the Forbes’ most powerful people list. General Bajwa, who was appointed to the post in 2016, was ranked 68 among 75 people, according to the global magazine. “There are nearly 7.5 billion humans on planet Earth, but...

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NAB initiates a probe against Kamran Michael for accumulating wealth disproportionate to his known sources of income

NAB initiates a probe against Kamran Michael for accumulating wealth disproportionate to his known sources of income

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has initiated a probe against Minister of Statistics Kamran Michael for allegedly accumulating assets beyond known sources of income. Quoting sources, news officials reported, a probe has been launched against the minister for allegedly amassing wealth disproportionate to his known sources of income. Sources...

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Transgender shot dead for not providing a Rs1000 change, video revealed, protest staged

Transgender shot dead for not providing a Rs1000 change, video revealed, protest staged

MANSEHRA: On Wednesday Police released a video footage related to the murder of a transgender person during a marriage ceremony in Mansehra district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province. The law enforcement agency also announced the arrest of the accused Mohammad Riaz who allegedly killed transgender Khurram Shahzad alias Muni in Mansehra’s...

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Shahbaz Sharif to appear before the NAB for PSPC case

Shahbaz Sharif to appear before the NAB for PSPC case

LAHORE: On Wednesday National Accountability Bureau summoned Punjab CM Shahbaz Sharif in the Punjab Saaf Pani Company (PSPC) case, said an official of the bureau. The Punjab chief minister is to appear before the anti-graft body on June 4. Sources within the anti-graft body informed media officials that a questionnaire had...

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PTI Chief urges reopening of Asghar Khan’s case in order to solve the ‘aliens’ puzzle

PTI Chief urges reopening of Asghar Khan’s case in order to solve the ‘aliens’ puzzle

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan said the Asghar Khan case should be reopened if the ‘aliens’ puzzle was to be solved. The statement came during his joint press conference alongside MNA Khusro Bakhtiar, who being the head leads a group of national and provincial lawmakers. While...

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Bank accounts of private schools to be frozen for violating fee directives: report

Bank accounts of private schools to be frozen for violating fee directives: report

PESHAWAR:  The State Bank of Pakistan has been requested by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Private Schools Regulatory Authority (PSRA) to freeze the bank accounts of 22 private educational institutes for failing to implement a new fee structure devised after Peshawar High Court’s (PHC) directions, a local media outlet reported on Monday. According to...

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Election date not yet finalised, clarifies ECP

Election date not yet finalised, clarifies ECP

ISLAMABAD: Disputing media reports claiming finalisation of the election date, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) today clarified that it has not yet decided on any particular date to hold general elections 2018. The reports were going rounds that the ECP decided July 26 as the day of elections in the...

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“Zardari has destroyed Sindh” says Shahbaz Sharif

“Zardari has destroyed Sindh” says Shahbaz Sharif

MATIARI: On Tuesday, PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif accused PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari of being prosperous despite Sindh being lagging far behind. “It is sad to see the state of roads, schools, and hospitals in this province,” he stated while addressing a rally in Matiari. Taking a jibe at the...

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“If PPP decides to hold their rally at a different venue then we will also change the location of our rally from Hakeem Saeed Ground”, says PTI Firdous

“If PPP decides to hold their rally at a different venue then we will also change the location of our rally from Hakeem Saeed Ground”, says PTI Firdous

KARACHI: The tussle between the Pakistan Peoples Party and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf over both parties wanting to hold their May 12 rallies at the Hakeem Saeed Ground came to an end on Tuesday, when PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari invited PTI chairman Imran Khan to hold rally at the ground. In...

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Forensic reports: Italian-Cheema girl strangled to death over ‘honor’, neck bone broken, thorough investigations underway

Forensic reports: Italian-Cheema girl strangled to death over ‘honor’, neck bone broken, thorough investigations underway

GUJRAT: Italian-Pakistani woman, Sana Cheema, who was reportedly killed in a so-called case of ‘honour killing’ was apparently strangled to death, revealed a forensic report on Wednesday. According to the Punjab Forensic Laboratory report, Sana’s neck bone was broken. On April 24, it was reported that Sana was assassinated by...

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“Politics is not just an ambition to become the prime minister – We don’t want any delay in general polls” says Khursheed Shah

“Politics is not just an ambition to become the prime minister – We don’t want any delay in general polls” says Khursheed Shah

SWAT: On Tuesday, leader of the Opposition in National Assembly Khursheed Shah said that a delay in general polls was seemingly undesirable. Speaking at the Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) workers convention in Saidu Sharif, Shah claimed he was yet to stir a discussion pertaining to candidates for the caretaker prime...

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Some elements influencing minds of youth to create anarchy: COAS

Some elements influencing minds of youth to create anarchy: COAS

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa said on Tuesday that some elements were trying to influence the minds of our youth at this stage to create dissatisfaction and anarchy in the society, according to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). Interacting with youth from universities in Quetta,...

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PTI alleged Lyari gang war under PPP’s support for attacking workers

PTI alleged Lyari gang war under PPP’s support for attacking workers

KARACHI: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) senior vice president for Central region alleged Monday night that members of the Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) opened direct fire on their camp here in the city’s Hakeem Saeed Ground, media reported. While addressing journalists, PTI’s Ali Haider Zaidi claimed that the PPP bombarded their...

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PTI PPP violence could impede nation’s existing law and order situation, says Governor Sindh

PTI PPP violence could impede nation’s existing law and order situation, says Governor Sindh

KARACHI: On Monday night, Governor Sindh Muhammad Zubair stated that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) had not sought permission to hold a rally in the metropolis’ Hakeem Saeed ground while the Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) had. “We had made Karachi peaceful with the help of police and Rangers,” he noted, referring...

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Mark your calendars, summer vacations rescheduled due to soaring temperatures and the holy month Ramadan, dates announced: 14 May-17 July

Mark your calendars, summer vacations rescheduled due to soaring temperatures and the holy month Ramadan, dates announced: 14 May-17 July

KARACHI: On Monday, Sindh government announced early summer vacations for public and private schools across Sindh. Summer vacations are being held early due to the sweltering heat and commencement of the Holy month of Ramadan. The official notice states that “summer vacations for all public and private educational institutions in...

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PPP PTI lock horns and resort to violence over venue reservation, uproar in Karachi

PPP PTI lock horns and resort to violence over venue reservation, uproar in Karachi

KARACHI: The city’s University Road and petrol pumps on it were opened to traffic and public, respectively, hours after workers of the Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) had resorted to violence and came to blows over a venue dispute for their May 12 rallies in Karachi’s Hakim Saeed...

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Pakistan’s military seeks rapprochement with India, says report

Pakistan’s military seeks rapprochement with India, says report

KARACHI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa believes that peace and prosperity in Pakistan is linked to better military cooperation with arch rival India, says a report by a UK-based think tank. According to the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) report, published on May 3, bilateral ties between the two...

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4 unidentified people expire as auto-van collide and flames spread near Indus Highway

4 unidentified people expire as auto-van collide and flames spread near Indus Highway

SEHWAN: Four people expire after a blaze erupted following a traffic collision on Sunday night here in the city’s Chachar area, media officials reported, citing authorities. The wrecked vehicles; a rickshaw and a van — caught fire soon after the collision near Indus Highway, killing four people as they were set...

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Ahsan Iqbal shifted to the ICU post surgery

Ahsan Iqbal shifted to the ICU post surgery

LAHORE: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal, who was shot and injured in an assassination attempt during a corner meeting in Narowal on Sunday evening, has been shifted to intensive care unit (ICU) after his successful operation at Services Hospital Lahore. The minister is now stated to be in stable condition after...

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Haripur: Woman and 3 daughters poisoned to death, husband suspected

Haripur: Woman and 3 daughters poisoned to death, husband suspected

HARIPUR: On Sunday morning A woman and her three daughters were found dead at their residence in Qutba area of District Haripur. The police stated that the bodies were tied to chairs with litters of juice boxes lying around them. It is being speculated that unidentified men entered the house,...

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Sixteen killed in coal mine collapse near Quetta

Sixteen killed in coal mine collapse near Quetta

QUETTA:  At least sixteen miners were killed and nine others were wounded Saturday when a coal mine collapsed due to a gas explosion near Quetta, officials said. The accident occurred in Marwaarh, 45 kilometres (28 miles) east of Quetta. “The roof caved in following an explosion triggered by the accumulation...

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FDA grants permission to Novartis for AG combination to treat aggressive thyroid cancer

FDA grants permission to Novartis for AG combination to treat aggressive thyroid cancer

On Friday, the US Food and Drug Administration approved Novartis AG’s combination therapy to treat an aggressive form of thyroid cancer. The therapy, which uses Novartis’ Tafinlar and Mekinist, was approved to treat anaplastic thyroid cancer that apparently cannot be removed surgically and has a type of abnormal gene known...

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Political, military leaders condemn gun attack on interior minister

Political, military leaders condemn gun attack on interior minister

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi “strongly condemned” the gun attack on Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Sunday and called for an immediate report into the incident by the Punjab chief of police. He also inquired after the minister on telephone and prayed for his recovery. Condemning the firing incident...

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Ahsan Iqbal survives armed attack

Ahsan Iqbal survives armed attack

A man shot Ahsan Iqbal after a political act in the east of the country. The authority resulted in a shoulder injury and is out of danger. With a bullet wound in the right shoulder was the Interior Minister of Pakistan, Ahsan Iqbal, after being attacked at the end of a...

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CNG stations to remain shut for 6 hours during Ramadan

CNG stations to remain shut for 6 hours during Ramadan

CNG stations will remain close for a time span of six hours from 5:00pm to 11:00pm during the month of Ramadan, UNB sources claim. This was decided at a meeting at Power Division with state minister for power and energy namely; Nasrul Hamid. Apparently, CNG stations remain close from 5:00pm...

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Pakistani girl honored for being  the youngest high achiever of the Pakistan-US Alumni Network ’30 Under 30 Series’

Pakistani girl honored for being the youngest high achiever of the Pakistan-US Alumni Network ’30 Under 30 Series’

ISLAMABAD: The US Department of State honored 10 outstanding young leaders from around the world, including Dania Hassan from Pakistan in owing to her efforts of promoting and cultivating positive social change in the education sector of Pakistan. Dania Hassan, 18, after attending summer school at John’s Hopkins University through...

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Shahid Khaqan urges government and opposition to reach mutual consensus over a caretaker setup

Shahid Khaqan urges government and opposition to reach mutual consensus over a caretaker setup

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi claimed that the government is likely to show consent over any name proposed by the opposition for a caretaker prime minister for the upcoming general elections. He said this while addressing the journalists after a farewell dinner hosted by Speaker of the National Assembly...

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Journalists stage protest and enter into a clash with Islamabad police at World Press Freedom Day rally

Journalists stage protest and enter into a clash with Islamabad police at World Press Freedom Day rally

ISLAMABAD: On Thursday Islamabad Police encountered a clash with journalists participating in a rally to mark “World Press Freedom Day”. According to media officials, police stopped the rally at D Chowk and were not allowing journalists to proceed further towards the Parliament, resulting in uncalled clashes between the two parties....

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CM takes suo motu of women subject to tyranny in Faisalabad

CM takes suo motu of women subject to tyranny in Faisalabad

FAISALABAD: On Thursday Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif took suo motu of torture of women over a property dispute in Faisalabad and ordered immediate arrest of culprits. Apparently, the incident took place on April 28, when vice-chairman of city council, along with other accomplices, barged into a house in Faisalabad’s...

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Attock: 1 killed, 7 injured during vehicle-attack

Attock: 1 killed, 7 injured during vehicle-attack

ATTOCK: On Thursday, at least one person got killed and seven others wounded in a vehicle attack near Attock, said security sources. As per security sources, the motorist was apparently an attacker who had hit the vehicle. After the attack, security forces reached the area and conducted a rescue operation....

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3-month budget to be announced on 10th May FY’18-19

3-month budget to be announced on 10th May FY’18-19

KARACHI: On Wednesday, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah announced that he would present the budget for the next financial year 2018-19 on May 10. The chief minister was addressing media at Kakri Ground in Lyari where he attended the third death anniversary of Akbar Nagori, brother of MPA...

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Forgotten favors: Nawaz mocks Khan

Forgotten favors: Nawaz mocks Khan

On Wednesday, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif mocked Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan saying that he has “forgotten all the favors” done to him by the Sharif family back in the day. Addressing a rally of his supporters in Sadiqabad, Sharif, who was last year deemed unfit to hold public office...

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ATC indicts three accused in Imran Farooq’s murder case, confessions revealed, arrest warrants issued

ATC indicts three accused in Imran Farooq’s murder case, confessions revealed, arrest warrants issued

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, an Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) accused three suspects in the murder case of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Dr Imran Farooq. ATC judge Shahrukh Arjumand issued the charge sheet to the accused under various sections of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) and Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA), 1997, related to...

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Nation’s toll of sexual assaults rise: Two suspects arrested for molestation and murder of a 9-year-old girl, Larkhana

Nation’s toll of sexual assaults rise: Two suspects arrested for molestation and murder of a 9-year-old girl, Larkhana

On Wednesday, Larkana police confirmed that they have successfully arrested two suspects involved in the murder of a nine-year-old minor, whose dead body was found last week. The arrests were made after Larkana’s Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Abdullah Sheikh and SSP Tanweer Tunio were issued notices by the Sindh High Court...

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