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CM Mahmood seeks Safe City implementation plan in 3 days

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PESHAWAR: The provincial chief minister on Tuesday gave officials three days to come up with a plan to start work on the Safe City Project in Peshawar, stressing that further delays in the project will not be tolerated. This was directed by Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Chief Minister Mahmood Khan while chairing a high-level meeting regarding the project […]


TV anchor murder case transferred to ATC for trial

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KARACHI: A judicial magistrate on Tuesday transferred the murder case of TV anchor Mureed Abbas and another individual to an antiterrorism court for trial. Police booked and arrested suspect Atif Zaman for allegedly killing his two business partners — Mureed Abbas and Khizar Hayat — in Khayaban-i-Bukhari, Defence, on the night of July 9. Judicial […]


PFMA allegedly involved in fixing flour prices: CCP

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Pakistan Flour Mills Association (PFMA) was allegedly involved in fixing flour prices and providing its members a platform to exchange commercially sensitive information and strategic data on flour prices which is, prima facie, violation of section 4 of the Competition Act. This was, prime facie, conclusion of an inquiry completed against the PFMA by the […]


Climate change adviser warns of rise in temperatures

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ISLAMABAD: Temperatures will rise by more than 1°C in Pakistan if there is a 1°C rise in temperatures in the rest of the world, if the effects of global warming are not mitigated, Adviser to the Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam said on Thursday. He explained that this meant that when temperatures […]


Doctors warn of possible outbreak of water-borne diseases

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KARACHI: Expressing concern over the presence of stagnant water in various parts of the metropolis even a week after the first spell of monsoon rain, health experts have warned of possible epidemics of various water-borne diseases, fevers with unknown origins and viral diseases in Karachi. Cautioning the government’s health agencies, the health experts warn of […]


Two more arrested for minor’s alleged rape, murder

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HYDERABAD: The Joint Investigation Team investigating the suspected rape and murder of a 10-year-old girl in Larkana on July 24 has arrested two more suspects in addition to the 13-year-old boy, who had earlier confessed to the crime. The police, in the presence of the judicial magistrate and victim’s family, exhumed her body after the family […]


13-year-old girl killed over marriage issue

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FAISALABAD: A 13-year-old girl was killed over a marriage issue near Sahianwala on Thursday. Malaika, a class 9 student, of Chak Jhumra along with her mother was going to a market when unidentified people shot her dead. The motive behind the murder was that the mother of Malaika had refused to marry her with a […]


Relatives of murdered anchor, friend protest outside press club

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KARACHI: Family members and friends of murdered anchorperson Mureed Abbas and his friend Khizar Hayat on Monday held a demonstration outside Karachi Press Club, urging the authorities to provide justice and security to the heirs as they were allegedly being threatened. Mureed and Khizar were shot dead allegedly by Atif Zaman over an apparent monetary […]


House of journalist burgled in Hayatabad

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PESHAWAR: Senior journalist Faizur Rahman was deprived of precious electronic goods and watches when burglars broke into his house in Hayatabad. Faizur Rahman, who lives in Street 3 in F-3 in Hayatabad Phase 6, reported to the police that he and his family had gone to his village in Swabi to attend a relative’s funeral […]


The deadly side of social media

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LAHORE: The advantages of social media may be taken for granted, given how indispensable certain platforms have become, but what is often overlooked is the risk such technologies bring with the benefits. As helpful as they are to the average individual, social media platforms have also provided criminal elements convenient tools to lure potential victims. Take […]


Driver of TV anchor’s murder suspect dies in hospital

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KARACHI: The driver of a suspect in a TV anchor’s murder case died during treatment at a hospital on Friday night, according to officials. Nadeem, 43, had attemp­ted suicide by taking poison five days ago at his residence in Kashmir Colony. He was shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for treatment where his health […]


Eyewitnesses summoned in court for recording statements in TV anchor murder case

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KARACHI: A local court on Thursday summoned eyewitnesses for recording their testimonies in a case pertaining to the double murder of television anchorperson Mureed Abbas and another person allegedly over a financial dispute. Police detained and booked Atif Zaman for allegedly killing his business partners Mureed Abbas and Khizar Hayat in the Khayaban-i-Bukhari area of […]


As police probe TV anchor’s murder, multi-million rupee scam surfaces

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KARACHI: The investigation team, probing the circumstances behind the brutal murder of TV anchorperson Mureed Abbas and his associate in Defence Housing Authority (DHA), have recorded the statement of Umar Rehan, the main eye-witness in the incident. Separately, police have also arrested the driver of the accused, Atif Zaman. They have yet to decide, however, […]


Another case registered against suspect in anchor’s murder

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Karachi: The Darakhshan police on Thursday registered another case against Atif Zaman, the suspect who had gunned down TV anchorperson Mureed Abbas, 34, and Khizar Hayat, 45, over a monetary dispute in Defence Housing Authority on Tuesday evening before attempting suicide. Darakhshan SHO Shah Jehan Lashari said on Thursday that it transpired during the investigation that the […]