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2,090 people killed in sectarian violence since 2008, Senate told

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ISLAMABAD:The Senate was informed on Wednesday that the government is taking measures to address sectarian violence in the country and legislation is also being tabled in this regard.
Minister of State for Interior Balighur Rehman told the House during question hour that 2,090 people have been killed in sectarian attacks since 2008. He said 173 people have been convicted in these sectarian attacks and killings.

He said 104 people were killed in Punjab in these incidents while 252 in Sindh, 22 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 737 in Balochistan, 867 in FATA, 103 in Gilgit Baltistan and five people were killed in Islamabad.



To a question, the minister said that the government is taking steps to control cybercrime in the country. He said Prevention of Cyber Crime Act has been prepared and submitted to the cabinet for approval. He said that it would be introduced in the House shortly and would address all the issues related to cybercrime.

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Nine dead as gunmen storm hostel of Peshawar’s Agricultural Training Institute

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December 01

Nine people were killed and 37 injured as at least three terrorists dressed in burkas stormed the hostel of Peshawar's Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) on Friday morning.

The attack was claimed by the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan. Both police and military officials said the attackers had been coordinating with handlers based in Afghanistan.

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3 dead, 9 injured in clash between religious groups in Khairpur, Sindh

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December 01

Three people were killed and nine injured in a violent confrontation between Deobandi and Barelvi religious groups in Jani Burira village in Sindh's Khairpur district on Thursday.



Participants in a rally clashed with participants of another rally, held to mark Eid Miladun Nabi, at the Ameer Shah Chowk, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Azfar Maheser told DawnNews.

The deceased and the injured were shifted to a local hospital. Those killed in the incident were identified as Mushtaq Ahmed, Abdul Latif and Zulfiqar Buriro.


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One killed, three injured in firing at Islamabad Imambargah

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November 29

A man was killed and three others were injured when unidentified men opened fire in front of Babul Ilm Imambargah in Islamabad’s I-8  Markaz on Wednesday.

Initial reports suggest that the deceased, identified as Syed Hubdar Hussain Shah, 52, was a constable of the Intelligence Bureau.

 

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Four dead in suicide attack on FC vehicle in Quetta

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November 25

QUETTA: At least four people, including a child, have been killed and 19 others injured in a bomb attack on a vehicle of the Frontier Corps on Sariab Road on Saturday.

 

“It was a suicide attack and the target was the vehicle of the FC commandant. Luckily, he was not travelling in the vehicle when the attack occurred,” a rescue official told The Express Tribune.

According to Wasim Baig, spokesperson for the Civil Hospital, they have received 19 injured and four bodies. A state of emergency has been declared in all hospitals of the provincial capital.

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi condemned the attack and expressed grief over the loss of innocent lives.

Chief Minister Sanaullah Zehri also denounced the bombing and directed the health department to provide best possible treatment to the injured.
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Shocking: Teenage girl forced to walk naked in DI Khan

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November 21

DERA ISMAIL KHAN: Inspector General of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police Salahuddin took notice of a shocking incident that took place in Dera Ismail Khan where a teenage girl was forced to walk naked through the village streets.

An FIR has been lodged in Chaudhwan police station against the influential people of the village involved in the incident.

According to the details, at least five gunmen coerced a 14-year old girl to walk through the streets of the village with no clothes on at the behest of the influential people on account of family feud.


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Senior police official, three family members martyred in Quetta firing

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November 15

QUETTA: A senior police official and his three family members were martyred when unknown gunmen opened fire on their vehicle here on Tuesday evening.



The son, wife and grandson of the police official were also martyred in the attack which took place in the Nawa Kali area of the provincial capital. 

The police official, SP Investigation Mohammad Ilyas, and his family members were travelling in a vehicle when they were targetted by unknown gunmen on motorcycles. 

 

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Peshawar: 29 years old Ibrahim Shah in chains for the past 22 years

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November 07

29 years Ibrahim Shah has spent 22 years of his life in chains because of his mother's fear of losing him Ibrahim, a mentally challenged boy since childhood.Ran away from his house multiple times at the age of 7.He was taken to different doctors But due to the lack of funds could never be treated Despite being in chains for 22 years.Ibrahim is a humble and social boy who hugs passersby and tries to speak to them in his own language.Which they are not able to understand.Ibrahim's mother spends days and nights with him on the road Saying that Ibrahim can be treated to the extent where he can take care of himself.

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Quaid-e-Azam’s daughter Dina Wadia is no more

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November 03

Quaid e Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah’s only child Dina Wadia passed away today at 98 years. She was born on 15th August, 1919 and was an Indian citizen.

The Wadias lived in Mumbai and had two children, a boy and a girl. Dina Wadia did not travel to Pakistan until her father's funeral in Karachi in September 1948.



Wadia's relationship with her father became strained when she expressed her desire to marry a Parsi-born Indian Neville Wadia.


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Afsheen, the girl whose head hangs down to her left

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October 31

MITHI: EIGHT YEARS OLD AFSHEEN WAIT FOR A MESSIAH

Afsheen the girls whose head hangs down to her left was only eight months old when she met with an accident while playing outside which lead to her head hanging down to her left.

Due to which she has trouble walking, talking, eating or doing anything on her own. Belonging to a poor family, there was nothing much her parents could do at that time to save their daughter from her misery.

MITHI: EIGHT YEARS OLD AFSHEEN WAIT FOR A MESSIAH
Afsheen the girls whose head hangs down to her left was only eight months old when she met with an accident while playing outside which lead to her head hanging down to her left.

Due to which she has trouble walking, talking, eating or doing anything on her own. Belonging to a poor family, there was nothing much her parents could do at that time to save their daughter from her misery.

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