ATC sentences man to 29 years in prison for acid attack

RAWALPINDI: An anti-terrorism court on Tuesday sentenced a man to prison for 29 years for throwing acid on a woman, besides imposing Rs1.7 million fine. ATC judge Muhammad Asghar heard the case of throwing acid on a woman. After recording statements of witnesses and examining the evidence put up by …

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Saudi Arabia arrests four over alleged Islamic State bomb plot

Saudi security forces foiled an alleged suicide bomb plot by the Islamic State (IS) group targeting the defence ministry and arrested four suspects, authorities said Tuesday. Two of the suspects are alleged Yemeni members of IS while the others are Saudis accused of links to them, the official news agency SPAreported. …

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CTD sacks official for sharing secret information with terrorists

KARACHI: A senior police official has been removed from service after it was found out that he was allegedly sharing sensitive information with terrorists. According to a Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) notification, Syed Ali Raza, an official of the Sectarian Terrorists Intelligence Group (STIG), has been dismissed from service “with immediate …

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Court irked following Dr Asim’s departure without NOC

KARACHI: An accountability court on Tuesday was irked when the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Karachi President Dr Asim Hussain’s flew abroad for medical treatment without having sought permission. Dr Asim, a close aide of former president Asif Ali Zardari travelled to London on Sunday where he will undergo disc replacement …

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Khursheed Shah critcises low attendance of lawmakers in NA

ISLAMABAD: The opposition leader in the National Assembly (NA), Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) Khursheed Shah, on Tuesday expressed displeasure over the dismal attendance in the Lower House of Parliament. The strong resentment from the opposition leader came to the fore as the House conducted members private day on Tuesday and …

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‘Only the lion can roar in 120’?

LAHORE: Javed, a resident of Mozang (UC-68) for more than 50 years, has spent most of his life making and selling tea. A shiny, well-carpetted road lies between his tea shop and the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) central office, which Maryam Nawaz inaugurated on Aug 29, as she started her …

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Bangladesh’s Hasina lambasts Myanmar for ‘atrocities’

DHAKA: Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has lambasted Myanmar for the “atrocities” that have driven hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims across the border into Bangladesh in recent weeks. The Bangladeshi premier urged Buddhist-majority Myanmar to bring the Rohingya back, while the country’s parliament passed a motion on Monday night …

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Police gun down two suspected kidnappers in Karachi shootout

KARACHI: The police claimed to have shot dead two suspected kidnappers in a shootout within the limits of Steel Town police station late on Monday night. According to police officials, two suspects identified as Abdul Malik alias Haji and Haider Ali alias Rajo were killed in a shootout with the law …

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1,287th Urs of Abdullah Shah Ghazi commences today

KARACHI: The three-day celebrations commemorating the 1287th Urs of Abdullah Shah Ghazi have commenced today. The three-day event was inaugurated by Sindh Minister for Labour, Transport and Information Syed Nasir Hussain Shah. Devotees from all over the country are making their way to Karachi to attend the Urs. Fool proof …

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