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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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One dead, 22 injured in blast targeting security forces' vehicle in Chaman

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September 19

CHAMAN: At least one person was dead and 22 others, including security personnel injured when a roadside explosion occurred near their vehicle at the Pak-Afghan border here on Monday evening, levies sources said.




Risaldar Zarak Khan said that the security forces’ vehicle was heading towards the Bab-e-Dosti when a suicide bomber approached it and blew himself.

The dead and the wounded had been shifted to hospital, he said, adding that condition of five of the injured is critical.

The border had been closed and the area was sealed following the blast.


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Highway attack: Four Hazaras gunned down in Kuchlak

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September 11

QUETTA: Four people belonging to the Hazara community were killed and two others severely injured in an attack by armed men in the Kuchlak area on Sunday evening.



A 12-year-old boy was among the victims, while two women travelling with them remained unhurt as they were sitting in a vehicle when the attackers opened fire on the men who were standing outside.

According to officials, eight members of the Hazara Shia community were coming to Quetta from Chaman town on the Afghan border. They stopped their vehicle near a petrol station at Jalogir turn on the Quetta-Chaman road to take rest.

In the meantime, two men on a motorcycle appeared at the site and opened indiscriminate fire on them, killing three people on the spot and injuring three others, including the boy.

 

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Sacrifice camels tied up in Hindu Temple - Karachi

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September 01

A small Hindu temple near Karachi airport, sacrificial camels have been deliberately tied up by the owners to hurt the local Hindus sentiments. Is it the essence of Qurbani?




This is disrespect !




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Two Policemen Gunned Down in Karachi Firing

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August 28

Karachi (August 28, 2017): Two private security guards deployed outside a Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) office in Karachi were shot dead by unidentified assailants on Monday in a suspected attack of targeted killing, police said.

 

According to the initial details, two people were killed when unidentified attackers opened fire on them in the city’s Gulistan-e-Jauhar area.

Unknown armed men opened fire on policemen on duty outside FBR Office in Gulistan-e-Jauhar.

Police officials said the deceased, a security guard and an official of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), were outside the FBR office in Jauhar’s Block 14 when they were fired at.


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Deadly blast strikes Pakistan's Quetta

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August 12

Explosion near site of independence day celebrations claims at least 15 lives in main city of Balochistan province.

A blast in the Pakistani city of Quetta in Balochistan province has killed at least 15 people and injured 32 others, reports say, in an incident blamed by the military on "terrorists".



Saturday's explosion targeted a military truck, killing eight soldiers and seven civilians, who were nearby, the Pakistan's military said in a statement.

President Mamnoon Hussain condemned the attack, saying "Our resolve won't succumb to any challenge".

The military said an incendiary explosive was used causing fire in vehicles parked near the area.

The blast occurred near a stadium where celebrations to mark the 70th anniversary of Pakistan's independence were under way.

"We can now confirm that 15 people have died in the explosion today. At least 32 others are wounded," Balochistan home minister Sarfraz Bugti told AFP, adding that a rescue operation was still underway.

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DSP among two traffic police officials gunned down in Karachi

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August 12

KARACHI – At least two traffic police officials, including a deputy superintendent of police, were gunned down on Friday in Azizabad area of Karachi, local media reported.

 

As per reports, unknown assailants opened fire on a police mobile in which DSP traffic Azizabad, Hanif Khan was traveling to Gulshan Iqbal from Federal B Area.

During the firing, the driver of the police mobile, Sultan and DSP were hit by bullets that caused their death. The bodies have been shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital.

According to DIG West Zulfiqar Larak, the martyred DSP passed through this area daily.


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Bomb rips through fruit truck in Lahore; 45 injured

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August 08

LAHORE: At least 45 people were injured in an explosion in a fruit truck stationed in a parking lot on Band Road on Monday night.


The blast occurred at around 8:50pm. Apart from the injuries, dozens of vehicles were damaged and the roof of a building caved in, while the windows of many buildings in a 500-metre radius of the blast had also shattered.

Incidentally, Nawaz Sharif’s cancelled Sunday rally was scheduled to pass through the same road.

Imtiaz Ahmad, who lives across the bridge from where the blast occurred, said he was at home with his family when the incident occurred. “Everything around me started shaking so forcefully that I thought it was an earthquake,” he said.

 

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26 killed, over 56 wounded in suicide blast near Lahore's Arfa technology park

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July 24

LAHORE (Web Desk/AFP) – A suicide blast in Sabzi Mandi near Arfa Software Technology Park on Monday claimed lives of nine police among 26 persons and left over 56 wounded.


Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Operations Wing of Punjab Police Dr Haider Ashraf confirmed in a media talk that it was a suicide blast. Preliminary probe suggested that at least nine to 11 kilograms of explosives were used in the attack.

Banned Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has claimed responsibility of the attack.



06:45pm: Details of the wounded and killed, compiled by the Government of Punjab

 

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People of gilgit are much civilised as compared to other parts of the country

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July 22

In the footages below a mini truck tipped over in a populated area of Gilgit city. The truck was containing cans of cooking oil. You will see no one stealing the oil cans and the cans are there on the road side. 
This is Gilgiltbaltistan for you people. The land of warriors and hospitality. The model society.

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