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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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Girl, 18, shot dead in street by security guard 'after refusing his marriage proposal'

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June 23

A teenager was shot dead in the street after rejecting a man who wanted to marry her, prosecutors in Pakistan believe.

Mehwish Arshad, 18, died as a result of the attack in Faisalabad, which was caught in deeply upsetting CCTV footage.



A former colleague has been arrested on suspicion of her murder.The clip shows Mehwish, a bus hostess, being confronted by a man on a flight of stairs.

He was also seen manhandling her while holding her at gunpoint.

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First-ever’ sports festival held for transgender community in Peshawar

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May 30

While all credit goes to KP government for organizing sports festival for #transgender community, trans people have also proved that they just need equality, not opportunity. They will create opportunities for themselves.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCj7ocQcu3k

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Two soldiers martyred, three injured in North Waziristan Agency: ISPR

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May 30

RAWALPINDI: Two soldiers were martyred and three injured after a security forces vehicle struck an IED in North Waziristan Agency, said the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).



The improvised explosive device (IED) was planted on the track by terrorists near Datakhel.

Soldiers Lance Naik Momin Ali and Sepoy Saleem were martyred. The injured were evacuated to CMH Peshawar, said the military's media wing.

 

 

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Sikh rights activist gunned down in Peshawar

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May 30

A renowned Sikh religious leader and rights activist was gunned down on the outskirts of Peshawar on Tuesday.



52-year-old Charnjit Singh was gunned down inside his shop in Scheme Chowk area.

“An attacker shot Singh inside his shop and escaped afterwards,” superintendent police Saddar Shaukat Khan told The Express Tribune. “He died on the spot.”

It was not clear whether it was a target killing incident or a result of personal enmity.

 

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At least 65 dead from heatstroke in Karachi: Edhi

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May 22

As temperatures soar, at least 65 people have died in different areas of Karachi from heatstroke, Faisal Edhi of the Edhi Foundation told DawnNews TV on Monday.


According to Faisal, 114 bodies were brought to the Edhi Foundation's morgues in Karachi's Korangi and Sohrab Goth areas in the past three days, out of which at least 65 had died from heatstroke. Most of the citizens who died from heatstroke were residents of Landhi and Korangi, Faisal said.

He added that most heatstroke victims had died at their home. The ages of people who succumbed to the ongoing heatwave in Karachi varied from six to 78 years, he said.

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5 'Afghan' suicide bombers killed in abortive attack on Quetta FC centre

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May 17

Five suicide bombers were killed while four Frontier Corps (FC) personnel sustained wounds in an abortive attack on FC Madadgar Centre in Quetta on Thursday evening.

“Security forces failed terrorist attempt to attack FC Help Centre Quetta,” said the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) in a statement.

“An explosive and ammunition laden vehicle with 5 SBs [suicide bombers] tried to enter help centre,” the military’s media wing added. “Vigilant FC soldiers fired at terrorists and stopped their entry. All terrorists killed.” It added that “all SBs [were] apparently Afghani.”

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LeJ Balochistan chief, two would-be suicide bombers killed in Balochistan operation

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May 17

QUETTA: Security forces on Thursday killed the Balochistan chief of proscribed Lashkar-e-Jhangvi during an intelligence-based operation in the Killi Almas area of Balochistan, said a statement from the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).




A Pakistan Army officer, Colonel Sohail Abid, was martyred during the operation and four other soldiers were injured during the security operation.

The operation was conducted on intelligence obtained from a high-value terrorist arrested earlier by security forces. Intelligence pointed to the presence of the LeJ chief and presence of suicide bombers at the terrorist hideout.

 

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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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