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Rape and murder dominate land of Bulleh Shah

January 14

LAHORE: Kasur —the city mostly known and visited for the shrine of Baba Bulleh Shah — has been in the news for all the wrong reasons since January 2017.

In the year between the gang rape of a Christian woman and the murder of seven-year-old Zainab, there have been at least 12 cases of sexual assault in the city.

Parents are now scared for the safety and wellbeing of their sons and daughters who themselves are hesitant to step out of the house.

Children are insecure in Punjab: Pervaiz Ashraf


Four TTP terrorists killed in encounter with Karachi police

January 13

Four terrorists have been gunned down in an encounter with the police near Shah Latif Town in Karachi.

According to Senior Superintendent Police (SSP) Malir Rao Anwar, police officials raided a house near Shah Latif Town after receiving a tip-off from intelligence agencies regarding their presence in the area.

Four al Qaeda terrorists killed in encounter with Karachi police

The terrorists opened fire on law enforcement officers upon seeing them and were killed in the shootout which followed.



School guard allegedly assaults 5-year-old girl in Karachi

January 12

KARACHI: In another shocking incident, a five-year-old student was allegedly assaulted by the guard at her school, SM Grammar School, in the Ibrahim Hyderi neighbourhood of Karachi.

Sources told The Express Tribune that the minor was assaulted in the premises of the school located near Benazir Chowk.

As news of the incident spread like wildfire on Friday, angry residents of the locality surrounded the school and protested.

According to Express News, the violent crowd locked the staff of the school in the staffroom and chanted slogans against the school administration. In a bid to deal with any untoward incident, a heavy contingent of police and Rangers was later called in.


Zainab murder: Riots in Pakistan's Kasur after child rape and killing

January 11

Two protesters have died in rioting over the latest in a series of child murders in the Pakistani city of Kasur.

The body of six-year-old Zainab was found in a rubbish dump on Tuesday, several days after she went missing. She had been raped and strangled.

Angry demonstrators say the authorities are doing little to stem the spate of abductions, sexual assaults and killings.

Police in Kasur say there have been 12 similar murders in the past two years.

They say five of them are linked to one suspect who is being hunted by hundreds of officers and DNA samples have been taken from 90 possible suspects.



Another girl found dead after sexual assault in Punjab

January 11

SARGODHA: A day after body of Zainab was found in Kasur, another girl was found dead in Punjab’s Sargodha district. She was allegedly raped before murder, police said.

According to our correspondent, the body was recovered from Tasawarabad area of Sargodha’s tehsil Bhalwal.

The victim was identified as 15-year-old girl Sajida. Her father told police that she had gone missing this morning, adding that the girl had been sexually assaulted and killed.



At least 8 dead, 16 injured in blast, gun attack on Quetta church

December 17
At least eight people, including a woman, were killed in a blast and 16 others injured at a Catholic church in Quetta city after which law enforcers have been dispatched to the area.
Inital reports say that four terrorists attacked the church located on Quetta’a Zarghoon Road.

Balochistan’s home minister says that apparently the attack targeted the church where prayers of Christian community were being held.

According to Quetta Deputy Commissioner Farukh Atiq, at least five people lost their lives while 16 others have been injured during attack on the church.

Balochistan Home Minister Sarfaraz Bugti said that a suicide bomber blew himself up at the entrance gate of the church when stopped by the security guards while another one managed to get inside.

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

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.


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

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.


One killed, three injured in firing at Islamabad Imambargah

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.



Four dead in suicide attack on FC vehicle in Quetta

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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