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Two involved in killing 20 police officials arrested in Karachi

According to the police, Mochko Police Station’s team managed to trace and engage two alleged target killers in their area. The alleged target killers opened fire at the police team and tried to escape from the scene but they were taken into the custody after an armed encounter, police said. The arrested target killers belong to a banned outfit and ... Read More »

Trolley collide kills three coalminers in Balochistan

This incident of trolley crash took place in a private coalmine in Tehsil Dakki, where three miners sustained serious injuries after a lethal hit of coal-trolley while performing their duties, told the police. It took some time before shifting those three injured coalminers to hospital and they all succumbed to injuries on the way before getting any medical assistance, added ... Read More »

Muharram security: Troops deployments in Sindh begins

The Sindh government had formally requested for military deployment in various sensitive cities, including Karachi. Army troops have started moving from Sindh’s Pano Aqil cantonment to Sindh interior cities and from Malir cantt. to different areas of Karachi, officials said. As part of Muharram security plan, the Sindh government has banned pillion-riding on the motorbike for 9th and 10th Muharram ... Read More »

LB polls: MQM seeks two more days for filing of nomination

The MQM’s Rabta Committee asserts that thousands of candidates could not file their candidature owing to lack of appropriate arrangements, adding some Returning Officers (ROs) said that the papers could not be accepted as new schedule is about to be issued from Election Commission and that date for arrangements is being pushed ahead. The committee noted if the uncertainty regarding ... Read More »

Pillion riding banned in Karachi on Muharram 9, 10

KARACHI: The Sindh government issued a notification on Monday, placing a ban on pillion riding during 9 and 10 Muharram. The two-day ban has been imposed in the city in the wake of security concerns Read More »

MWM seeks Munawar Hasan’s apology on martyrdom remarks

LAHORE: The Majlis Wahdat-e-Muslimeen (MWM) on Monday said that dead terrorists could not be declared as martyrs, adding Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) leader Syed Munawar Hasan should tender apology for controversial statements. Addressing a press conference here, MWM chief Allama Nasir Abbas Jafri said it is wrong to express sympathies for terrorists. “Hands of terrorists are colored with bloods of innocent people,” ... Read More »

Swat jirga backs army’s call for Munawar apology

SWAT: A local jirga in Swat called for apology from Jamaat-e-Islami chief Munawar Hasan for declaring terrorists as martyrs. The jirga, which was held in Naik Pekhel area of Swat, asked Hasan to retract his controversial statement. Later, jirga chief Muhammad Idrees told media persons that Hasan’s statement was an artificial edict. “Calling Hakimullah Mehsud a martyr is an insult ... Read More »

Sindh Assembly resolution demands postponement of LB polls

The house showed unprecedented unity in support of the resolution jointly presented by MQM, PPP, PML-F and the opposition PML-N. The resolution stated that holding of local body elections as per the ECP schedule is impossible and the hustle might leave questions on fairness of polls. Earlier, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) filed a petition to the Supreme Court ... Read More »

Afghan Taliban leader Jalal Uddin Haqqani’s son slain in Islamabad

Sources cited police officials saying that unknown gunmen on motorbike gunned down Nasir Uddin Haqqani in Islamabad’s Bara Kahu area last night and took along his body. Police said two accomplices of the Taliban leader’s son were also injured in the attack. Police were further investigating the incident. Read More »

ECP readies petition for postponement of LB polls

According to sources, the petition is destined to be filed to the Supreme Court of Pakistan. The ECP in its plea states that since the printing of ballot papers is ‘impossible’ within a very short time, the rules and regulations prepared by the provinces carry legal flaws, therefore, the holding of local body polls is ‘not possible’. To seek deferment ... Read More »

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