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PPF concerned over Murders of two Radio broadcasters

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to the H.E. Danilo Medina Sánchez President of the Dominican Republic, expressed concern over the murders of radio broadcaster Luis Manuel Medina Pérez  and producer Leónidas Antonio Evangelista Martínez during live broadcast on February 15, 2017 in the southeastern city of San Pedro de Macorís. PPF Secretary General Owais […]

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‘Uzbek’ militants storm court in Charsadda; seven killed

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CHARSADDA: Three suicide attackers and seven civilians were killed and 22 others injured in a clash between police and bombers who tried to enter the tehsil courts here on Tuesday. The attack was the latest in a wave of militant assaults across the country that has killed over 100 people since last week. According to […]

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Qalandar shrine bombing death toll climbs to 83

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Shahbaz says Rangers operation in Punjab, if needed; Lahore bombing facilitator identified; attack planned in Afghanistan; Afghan national carried out attack; suicide vest brought to Lahore from Peshawar by truck; CM asks Afghan refugees to point out suspects in their ranks or the law will take its course KARACHI: The death toll in the Lal […]

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IS bomber kills 76 at Sehwan shrine

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Sehwan/Karachi – At least 76 people died Thursday when a bomb ripped through a crowded Sufi shrine in Sindh, in the deadliest attack to hit the country so far in 2017. The Islamic State group claimed the attack, at the shrine of Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sehwan, in a statement carried by its propaganda […]

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Missing persons details to be given in three days

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ISLAMABAD: A Senate panel has passed the Right to Information Bill (RTI), 2016, seeking to ensure that relevant authorities provide written details on missing persons within three days of a request. The bill that aims to replace the toothless Freedom of Information Ordinance 2002 also includes provision for protection of whistleblowers in public sector organisations and […]

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Pakistan: Three staffers of television channel injured in suicide attack while covering protest rally

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Lahore: Three staff members of Aaj television channel were injured when a suicide bomber targeted police officials that were negotiating to end a protest by hundreds of pharmacists against amendments to the law to regulate sale of pharmaceutical drugs. The blast, which targeted the police officials in the busy Mall Road near the provincial assembly […]

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Two police teams formed to investigate deadly attack on DSNG

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KARACHI: A formal police investigation was launched into the deadly attack on the vehicle of a TV news channel on Sunday, with two separate teams of investigators being formed on Monday as the chief minister sought daily progress report of the investigation, while the interior minister assured the TV channel of early arrest of the […]

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Mall mauled

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At least 13 people, including a DIG Traffic and an SSP Operations, were killed and 84 others injured when a ‘suicide bomber’ exploded himself near a protest demonstration of Chemists Association at Faisal Chowk near Punjab Assembly building here on Monday evening. The incident occurred around 6:10pm when a suicide bomber reached near the police […]

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Staffer of television channel shot dead: Taliban claim responsibility for the killing

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Karachi: One person was killed when unidentified gunmen on a motorcycle fired at the Digital Satellite News Gathering (DSNG) van of “Samaa” television channel on February 12, in Karachi, the largest city of Pakistan.The person killed was twenty two years old Taimoor Abbas who was working as an Assistant on the DSNG van. The DSNG […]

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