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

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.

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

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.

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

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”.


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

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.

Senior lawyer and social activist Asma Jahangir passes away

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.


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.

Swat: 11 Pakistan Army soldiers including officer embrace martyrdom, 13 injured

SWAT: 11 Pakistan Army soldiers were martyred in a terrorists’ attack on army unit sports area in district Swat on Sunday. 13 were also injured in the ghastly attack. 

According to ISPR, the attack occurred in Kabal town of Swat district, nearly 10 kilometres from Mingora city, where a suicide bomber blew himself up near military unit sports area.

Among the martyred include Captain Jahanzaib, who succumbed to his wounds when the suicide bomber struck.

published Levies man shot dead in Quetta in MSP is on the Move 2018-01-31 08:32:19 -0500

Levies man shot dead in Quetta

QUETTA: A Levies Force personnel was shot dead by some unidentified armed assailants at Qambarani Road near Sariab area, here on Tuesday.

According to police sources, the Levies Force official Muhammad Ismail s/o Muhammad Akbar resident of Mastung was near Sharif Abad, Qambarani Road when some unknown armed assailants riding a motorbike opened fire at him and fled away from the scene. As a result, he died on the spot.

The body of the deceased was shifted to Sheikh Zahid Hospital for medico- legal formalities.

The police cordoned of the entire area and started efforts to trace out suspects. Further investigations were underway.


Girl killed for refusing marriage proposal

KOHAT: A medical student Aasma Rani  has been  killed by a man  after she rejected his marriage proposal in Kohat.

According to police, Mujahidullah Afridi shot dead Aasma Rani, a third-year MBBS student, for refusing to marry him. The accused shot her thrice on Saturday after she stepped out of a rickshaw with her sister-in-law. Soon after the incident,  the girl was rushed to the medical facility where she succumbed to her wounds on Sunday evening.

Student shoots dead college principal in Charsadda

CHARSADDA: A student in Charsadda shot dead his principal on Monday after the college administration marked him absent for missing classes to attend a protest by the Tehreek-e-Labaik religious group in Islamabad.

Faheem Ashraf – a second-year student at New Islamia Public College Shabqadar – opened fire at college principal Sareer Ahmed after the two argued over the student's absence from college to attend the Faizabad sit-in in the federal capital in November, police said. 

Ahmed was critically injured after Ashraf shot him on the college campus. The injured principal later succumbed to his wounds at a hospital in Peshawar, police added. 

Pakistani Shia Muslim "Sayyed Hassan Ali" shot martyred by takfiris of Sipah-e-Sahabah

Pakistani Shia Muslim "Sayyed Hassan Ali" shot martyred by takfiri terrorists of Sipah-e-Sahabah in Dera Ismail Khan on 20.1.2018

In Dera Ismail Khan, a Shia youth embraced martyrdom due to targeted attack on his life by takfiri terrorists of Sipah-e-Sahabah of Pakistan.

Syed Hassan Ali, son of Syed Ghulam Akbar alias Gullu Shah was attacked near Eid Gah Kallan area in Dera Ismail Khan. He sustained critical wounds due to bullet injuries. He was being shifted to Islamabad for needed treatment when he breathed his last in Tala Gang area.

8-year-old boy allegedly tortured to death by seminary teacher

KARACHI Jan. 22 (TNS): In the latest incident of corporal punishment on children, an eight-year-old boy died after he was allegedly beaten up by a seminary teacher in the city’s Bin Qasim Town.

The local police said the child was meted out harsh punishment first by his family members and then by the teacher for not going to a seminary for religious lessons.

His parents alleged their son was subjected to torture by his teacher, which resulted in his death. However, they seemed to be reluctant to seek legal action against the teacher.

Following the death of the minor boy, his family members and the residents of the area caught the teacher and handed him over to the police.

No further details could be obtained immediately about the child.

Gunmen in Pakistan kill two women working to eradicate polio

QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Gunmen in Pakistan shot and killed two women working on a polio eradication campaign on Thursday, the latest in a string of attacks on efforts to protect children from the crippling and sometimes deadly disease.

This is the second incident of violence in Quetta today. Earlier today, two policemen were shot dead in a targeted attack in the Zarghoon Road area.

Attacks targeting polio teams have decreased in frequency over the last few years.

No group claimed responsibility for the killings in the southwestern city of Quetta but such attacks have in the past been carried out by Islamist militants, who oppose the immunization of children as un-Islamic.

Sakina Bibi, 50, and her 20-year-old daughter, Alizah, were giving immunization drops to children when two gunmen riding on a motorcycle shot them, said police official Naseebullah Khan.

 “They died on their way to a hospital,” said Khan.

13-year-old boy shot dead by 'influential' relative in Chakwal over monetary dispute

A teenage boy was shot dead in his house on Thursday by an elder relative who had been allegedly harassing the victim's family for the past several months over a monetary dispute, family members and police said. The incident took place in Punjab's Chakwal district.

A relative of the boy, Haroon, opened fire on the deceased due to a prevalent monetary dispute, killing him on the spot, Station House Officer Duman police station Faisal Mansoor told DawnNews. He said the boy's mother and paternal uncle were also injured in the incident.

Arsalan, a cousin of the child, told that 13-year-old Haroon was having breakfast while wearing his uniform, ready to leave for school, when the relative barged into their house in Kolian village of Chakwal and opened fire on the boy.

Youth Intizar Ahmed shot dead on Saturday killed by ACLC police

KARACHI: The murder case of a youth in Defence Housing Authority (DHA) took a U-turn on Sunday after personnel of the Anti-Car Lifting Cell (ACLC) of the Karachi police were found to be involved in the killing.

Though the police high-ups have suspended all nine ACLC men allegedly involved in the murder, officials only arrested six of them as according to the police, the remaining three had gone into hiding to avoid arrest.

In an unfortunate incident late on Saturday evening in Karachi’s posh locality of DHA, a 21-year-old man, Intizar Ahmed, who lived on Khayaban-e-Badban, was found shot dead in mysterious circumstances on Khayaban-e-Ittehad.

Civil society demands thorough investigation into Dr Hasan Zafar Arif’s death

Condemning the death of Dr Hasan Zafar Arif and calling it a “brutal murder”, members of the civil society held a news conference at the Karachi Press Club on Tuesday, followed by a demonstration.

Headed by Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) Vice Chairperson Asad Butt, the call to protest was also joined by the Tehrik-e-Niswan’s Sheema Kermani, the Aurat Foundation’s Mahnaz Rahman, the National Trade Union Federation’s Nasir Mansoor, teachers Dr Riaz Ahmed and Dr Tauseef Ahmed and trade unionist Razi Mansoor.

The body of the intellectual, a member of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-London, was found in his car in Rehri Goth on Sunday, two days after he had gone missing. Terming it an “extrajudicial killing”, the civil society demanded answers from the law enforcement agencies, especially pertaining to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre’s post-mortem examination report that declared Dr Hasan’s body did not bear any torture marks.

Anger on social media after Waziristan man killed in Karachi 'encounter'

Acquaintances and relatives of a man who was killed in an allegedly staged encounter by police in Karachi last week have disputed the police claim that the deceased was a militant affiliated with the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).

Naqeebullah, a 27-year-old hailing from South Waziristan, was allegedly among four suspects killed in an 'encounter' with a police team headed by Senior Superintendent of Police Rao Anwar in the Usman Khaskheli Goth on the outskirts of the metropolis last week.

Anwar had alleged at the time that the slain suspects were involved in several high-profile terror cases and had ties with terrorist outfits Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LJ) and the militant Islamic State (IS). However, Naqeebullah was not mentioned by name then.

Cleric arrested for alleged sexual assault of 14-year-old in Karachi

KARACHI: Police have arrested a seminary teacher for allegedly sexually assaulting a 14-year-old student in the city’s Gulistan-e-Johar locality.


The minor boy informed police that the cleric, Qari Muhammad Saleem sexually assaulted him on Friday night inside the seminary, which prompted the police to conduct a raid and apprehend the accused.

A medical examination confirmed the sexual assault, after which a case was registered against the cleric, police said.

Sindh Home Minister Sohail Anwar Siyal has taken notice of the incident, seeking a detailed inquiry report from East Deputy Inspector General of Police, The Newsreported.


Rape and murder dominate land of Bulleh Shah

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

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.


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