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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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Madrassa teacher arrested for sexually abusing girls in Karachi

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April 05

KARACHI: Police on Wednesday arrested a madrassa teacher for sexually abusing at least 10 young girls in Korangi area of Karachi.

According to ARY News correspondent, the man named Alam Ghouri sexually abused at least 10 girls aged between five and 14 and filmed the act on his cellphone camera.

Alam was arrested after an area resident lodged a First Information Report (FIR) with police claiming that four years ago, Alam Ghouri not only raped his daughter but filmed the act.

The complainant claimed that her daughter was 14 when the incident occurred and now the accused is blackmailing him with the video.

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Man shot dead in suspected sectarian crime

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March 22

KARACHI: A man was gunned down in Karachi by armed assailants on Thursday afternoon after his car came under attack.

The incident took place near Safoora Chowrangi. According to the initial investigation of police, the unknown men who were pillion riders attacked the vehicle and shot indiscriminately resulting in three injured, including one minor.

One of the three, a 70-year-old resident of New Rizvia Society, succumbed to injuries and died. His body was shifted to Jinnah Post-Graduate Medical Centre. The other two injured survived and are currently under medical treatment.

Sachal police SHO Shakir Ali told that the attackers escaped after the incident.

 

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SHO killed in police encounter near Kohat

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March 21

KOHAT: Station House Officer (SHO) Astarzai Police Station Abbas Ali was killed during a shootout with bandits near Kohat on Tuesday, according to reports.


The encounter with the alleged kidnappers took place near the Bilitang area of the district, officials told the media. One of the kidnappers was also killed in the exchange of fire.

A large contingent of law enforcement personnel have surrounded the area, and the District Police Officer Abbas Majeed has also reached the area

 

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At least 8 martyred, several injured in Raiwind suicide blast on police check post

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March 15

At least eight persons, including five policemen, lost their lives and 20 others were injured in a suicide attack which targeted a police check post in Raiwind on the outskirts of Lahore.

 

Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Operations Dr Haider Ashraf confirmed that it was a suicide blast which ripped through a police check post located on Raiwind Road leading towards the ground where ijtima (congregation) of Tableeghi Jamaat is held.

The police camp was set up for the security of an ongoing congregation of Tableeghi Jamaat.

The senior police official said initial reports suggest that a motorcycle was used to carry out the suicide attack, adding that investigations were underway out to identify and locate the accomplices of the alleged suicide attacker.

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Two policemen martyred as DSP's car comes under attack in Quetta

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February 28

QUETTA: Two policemen were martyred when Deputy Superintendent of Police Hameedullah Dasti’s car came under heavy firing by unknown assailants on Sumungli Road in Quetta early Wednesday morning.



“DSP Dasti remained safe in the attack,” confirmed Balochistan police.

The deceased were identified as Muhammad Thair and Ayoub shah

According to the police, DSP Dasti was on his way to the office when his vehicle came under attack.

Four FC men martyred in Quetta attack

“The attackers were already present on Sumungli Road when the DSP’s car reached the spot,” added the police.




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FIA officials forced me to have sex with main blasphemy accused, claims injured suspect

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February 26

LAHORE: A suspect in a blasphemy case, who jumped from the fourth floor of the Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) Punjab headquarters building during investigation on Friday evening, has made harrowing revelations in a video statement on Saturday, claiming that he was forced to jump after the FIA investigators first tortured him and later coerced him into having sex with his cousin, Patras Masih, the main accused.

A police team had handed over primary accused Patras, 18, to the FIA’s cybercrime wing on Friday afternoon for interrogation. The FIA had also summoned Sajid Masih, 24, to the headquarters for questioning after Patras said during investigation that he had shared the sacrilegious image with his cousin on Facebook.

Earlier this week, an FIR [First Information Report] was registered with the Shahdara Town Police Station under Section 295-C of the blasphemy law against Patras. The complainant Hafiz Muhammad Awais had alleged that Patras had posted a sacrilegious photo on Jan 16, 2018, on a Facebook group named “Paaglon Ki Basti”.

 

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Karachi school for street children receives threats, given two-day deadline

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February 24

KARACHI: The administration of a street school in Karachi educating underprivileged children for free claims it is receiving threats to close down by an official of a government-backed public sector organisation. 




Syeda Anfas Ali Shah Zaidi, who has been running the Footpath school near the Abdullah Shah Ghazi shrine in Clifton for the past three years, accused the Sindh Education Foundation managing director Naheed Durrani of making the alleged threats, asking them to close down the school within two days.

Speaking to Geo News on Tuesday, Zaidi said an initial meeting was held with the SEF official in which she claims she was addressed in an inappropriate tone.

“The way we are running the school, the entire world is watching,” said Anfas.

The school's students have refused to be moved to any other institution, she said.




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Senior lawyer and social activist Asma Jahangir passes away

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February 11

Senior lawyer and social activist Asma Jahangir has passed away due to cardiac arrest. 

She as among the senior advocates in Pakistan and she co-founded Human Rights of Commission of Pakistan.

According to media reports, she was also suffering from cancer and remained under treatment for years. She was rushed to hospital after falling ill but passed away. 

"Unfortunately we have lost her," Hina Jilani, also a prominent rights activist, told AFP.

Jahangir's supporters and former opponents alike took to social media to offer their condolences and expressed shock at the news of her death.

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ANOTHER SHIA MUSLIM MARTYRED IN DERA ISMAIL KHAN BY ASWJ TERRORISTS

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February 08

Notorious takfiri terrorists of banned terrorist outfit ASWJ/LeJ shot martyred another Shia Muslim in Dera Ismail Khan making this district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa an abattoir where they slaughter innocent human beings.



Iftikhar Hussain was a trader and had a dairy shop. He was shot dead in Mohallah Qasaban. His maternal uncle was also martyred by terrorists. 

Takfiri terrorists have intensified their campaign aimed at Shia genocide in Dera Ismail Khan where they had earlier killed a custodian of an Imam Bargah namely Motiullah. Prior to that, they shot dead a Shia youth. 


KY province is ruled by PTI government that has formed an alliance with pro-Taliban JUI-S chief Samiul Haq who is an ally of banned ASWJ in so-called Difa-e-Pakistan Council. It seems the terrorists not has got free hand to continue Shia genocide in Dera Ismail Khan.

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