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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 […]


Five-member team formed to probe murder of anchor, friend

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KARACHI: A case has been registered against the murderer of private TV channel anchor, Mureed Abbas and his friend, Khizer Hayat. The South DIG formed a special five-member team headed by the South Zone Investigation SSP on Wednesday to probe the incident. The accused, Atif Zaman , who reportedly killed Abbas and Hayat over a personal […]


TV anchor Mureed Abbas shot dead in Karachi

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Karachi – Unidentified gunmen shot dead Bol News TV anchor Mureed Abbas and his friend in Karachi on Tuesday. According to police, unidentified gunmen fired on Mureed’s car at Khayaban- e-Bukhari area. Mureed Abbas received bullet injuries on his chest and abdomen and died on way to hospital. His friend Khizar was also killed along with him. […]


Police claim arrest of journalist’s murderer in Hyderabad

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HYDERABAD:Two weeks after the murder of journalist Ilyas Warsi in Hyderabad, the police claim to have arrested the murderer and a facilitator while also unearthing pecuniary dealings as motive of the murder. However, SSP Hyderabad Sarfaraz Nawaz Shaikh, who produced the two suspects before the media at a press conference on Friday, did not disclose […]


Police register FIR of journalist’s murder

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Hyderabad: As the Hyderabad Police remains clueless about the murderer and cause of murder of journalist Ilyas Warsi, an FIR has been lodged at Cantt Police Station nominating an unidentified suspect. The case was lodged on Sunday evening on the complaint of Warsi’s brother, Abdul Ghani. The complainant stated that when he, along with two other […]


Social media activist killed in Islamabad

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Islamabad: Social media activist and blogger Muhammad Bilal Khan was killed by unidentified assailants in Islamabad late Sunday night. Khan was stabbed in the capital’s G-9/4 area and was shifted to a hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. According to police, the assailants called Khan to meet them after which they attacked and subsequently killed […]


Journalist found murdered in Hyderabad

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Hyderabad: A journalist was found dead in his flat within the jurisdiction of the Cantonment police station on Saturday. Ilyas Warsi was associated with the daily Kawish. He appeared to have been hit with some blunt object on the head. He was in his mid 50s. His son Hasnain informed the press club manager that his […]


Family accuses police of illegally detaining reporter

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Local daily Urdu newspaper reporter Asad Ali has been missing since late on Wednesday evening when, according to the family, a mobile of the Bahadurabad police station came to their house in Malir and took him away with them. The family claims that Ali was reporting against the narcotics mafia operating in the city and […]


Journalist gets bail in illicit weapon case

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KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court on Thursday granted bail to a journalist in a case pertaining to alleged possession of an illicit weapon. Police had arrested Syed Matloob Hussain Mosavi, a reporter working for daily Jang in Karachi, on March 30. But the reporter alleged that he had been “taken away by unknown men” from his […]


Two SHOs suspended for storming journalist’s house

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Rawalpindi-The City Police Officer Faisal Rana placed two station house officers under suspension for storming into house of a journalist, taking hostage his family, threatening and humiliating them at gunpoint, said sources on Monday. The suspended police officers have been identified as Sub Inspector (SI) Ahsan Kiyani (SHO Police Station Banni) and SI Anwaar Ul […]


GE announces scholarship award winner from Pakistan

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Islamabad: The GE (NYSE: GE) Renewable Energy – Hydro Solutions announced the scholarship award winner from Pakistan. Hissam Karim, who is a student of National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) obtained a fully funded ‘Master in Hydraulic and Civil Engineering’ at the prestigious Institute National Polytechnique de Grenoble (INP) in Grenoble, France. The ceremony […]


Nine cinema halls demolished in Sialkot

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SIALKOT – As many as nine popular cinema halls have been demolished in various parts of Sialkot City during the last few years due to prolonged financial crisis, lowering number of cine-goers, and unbearable burden of taxation by the government. The cinemas in Sialkot City whose buildings have been demolished by their owners to avert […]