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Abducted MES employee found murdered in Pindi

Abducted MES employee found murdered in Pindi

A Military Engineering Service (MES) employee reportedly abducted earlier this month was found dead near Rawalpindi’s Adiala Road area on Monday. MES Superintendent Aftab was kidnapped by unidentified individuals on Dec 7 on the way back from Bahria Town, City Police Officer (CPO) Israr Ahmed Khan Abbasi told DawnNews. After Aftab went missing, a kidnapping case […]

Two admit involvement in jirga-sanctioned murder of Karachi couple

Two admit involvement in jirga-sanctioned murder of Karachi couple

Two suspects have admitted their involvement in the murder of a newly-married couple residing in Karachi allegedly on the orders of a jirga. The accused, Ziaul Haq and Ghulam Rasool, stated to a judicial magistrate that a jirga had ordered the torture and murder of Abdul Hadi and Hussaini Bibi for contracting a free-will marriage. Haq and Rasool told […]

South Korea’s Moon seeks to ‘normalise’ ties with China in first state visit

South Korea’s Moon seeks to ‘normalise’ ties with China in first state visit

Agencies: South Korean President Moon Jae-In hopes to “normalise” ties with giant neighbour China on his first state visit to the country this week, his office said on Monday, after Beijing was infuriated by a US missile system deployment. Seoul and Washington decided to install the powerful US THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) system in the South […]

ATC refuses to transfer 2014 PTV attack case against Imran Khan to civil court

ATC refuses to transfer 2014 PTV attack case against Imran Khan to civil court

An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Monday rejected Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan’s request to transfer the ongoing 2014 Pakistan Television (PTV) attack case to a civil court. The court also extended Khan’s interim bail in the case till December 14. In 2014, Khan and Pakistan Awami Tehreek Chairman Tahirul Qadri staged a major rally […]

NAB reference: Nawaz, Maryam reach accountability court

NAB reference: Nawaz, Maryam reach accountability court

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law retired Captain Mohammad Safdar reached accountability court early Monday morning for hearing of cases filed against them by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), reported  News. The hearing was suspended by Judge Muhammad Bashir till 1pm who stated that a copy of the verdict would be faxed to the court. The family […]

Girl ‘raped’ by father and brother in Indian village

Girl ‘raped’ by father and brother in Indian village

In a shocking incident in a village in India’s Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, a woman was raped allegedly by her father, brother and two uncles to punish her for eloping with a man. The incident took place in Dhaneda village, Times Now reported. The area’s SHO, Kushal Pal Singh, said police had filed a case against the suspects on the directives of the […]

Four Cameroon soldiers killed in restive anglophone region

Four Cameroon soldiers killed in restive anglophone region

YAOUNDé: Four Cameroonian soldiers were killed by suspected separatists in a restive English-speaking region early Wednesday, army and government sources said. “Four soldiers were killed around 2am around Mamfe,” a city in the country’s Southwest Region, according to an army source.”They murdered our soldiers. If that’s not terrorism, what is it?” the source said angrily. The […]

Cyclone Cempaka kills at least 19 in Indonesia

Cyclone Cempaka kills at least 19 in Indonesia

  JAKARTA: A tropical cyclone which hit Indonesia’s main island of  Java has triggered severe flooding and landslides which left 19 dead, an official said Wednesday. Landslides claimed 15 lives in east and central Java, while four others perished in floods unleashed by Cyclone Cempaka. “Thousands of homes, hectares of agricultural land and public facilities are […]

Two human rights campaigners killed in Philippines

Two human rights campaigners killed in Philippines

MANILA: Two campaigners investigating alleged human rights abuses have been shot dead in the Philippines, authorities said Wednesday, deepening concerns that a “climate of impunity” is threatening rights activists. The pair, who were looking into accusations of land-grabbing by a mayor on the central island of Negros, were riding a motorcycle when gunmen on two other […]

Ivanka Trump a ‘rockstar’ in India, despite criticism

Ivanka Trump a ‘rockstar’ in India, despite criticism

  HYDERABAD: Ivanka Trump on Wednesday pushed business leaders to change their attitudes toward women at an Indian summit where she has drawn mixed reviews amid criticism over her White House role and clothes brand. US President Donald Trump’s eldest daughter stole the show at the summit in Hyderabad, where Indian officials feted the 36-year-old presidential […]

ATC sentences MQM activist to 10 years in prison

ATC sentences MQM activist to 10 years in prison

An anti-terrorism court in Karachi sentenced a Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) activist to 10 years in prison on Wednesday for possession of illegal weapons. The activist Shakeel alias Banarsi was arrested in Rangers’ raid on MQM headquarters Nine Zero in 2015. The court also imposed a Rs100,000 fine. The illegal weapons had been recovered from Federal […]

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