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Targeted attacks claimed most lives: HRCP report

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KARACHI: Some 1,726 people were killed in the city during the fist six months of 2013, showing a steep rise of over 42 per cent against the 1,215 killings recorded during the corresponding period of 2012, says a report. According to the report prepared by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), the single largest […]

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‘Violence has influenced art tremendously in recent times’

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By: SYED HASSAN ALI KARACHI: As artists are greatly affected by their surroundings, not only the death and destruction caused by bomb blasts, gun attacks and arson activities but also the subsequent changes in lifestyle of people and their emotions associated with growing violence are bound to reflect in their work, say artists and art […]

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Blasts destroy CD shops in Peshawar

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PESHAWAR: At least three CD and music shops were blown up in two back-to-back blasts near the traffic police lines at Bacha Khan Chowk here on Tuesday evening. An official of Faqirabad police station said that dynamites were planted near the shops that went off one after another. However, the blast caused no casualty and […]

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TV channels’ rating race puts lives in harm’s way

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By: Syed Ali Shah QUETTA: The hollow-cheeked father of the slain television cameraman, Imran Sheikh, bursts into tears while narrating the ordeal of his family. Imran Sheikh was killed in the line of duty during the recent bombings in Alamdar road area of the provincial capital along with Saifur Rehman of Samaa TV and Iqbal […]

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UNESCO Director-General condemns bombings in Pakistan that claimed at least 95 lives, including three journalists

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In the wake of the Quetta bombings in Pakistan last Friday, UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova today expressed her condolences to the people of Pakistan and urged the national authorities to do their utmost to bring those responsible to justice. According to media reports, more than 95 people were killed in a series of bombings, including […]

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Victims of Quetta bomb blasts laid to rest, finally

By: Saleem Shahid QUETTA: After the acceptance of their demand for imposition of governor’s rule in Balochistan, the Hazara Shia community ended their four-day protest on Monday and buried amid tears and sobs the bodies of their 86 loved ones killed in the twin bomb blasts. Hundreds of thousands of people, including women and children, […]

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Quetta’s dead remain unburied

Shias demonstrate and sit between the coffins of bomb blast victims in Quetta on January 12, 2013. Shia families refusing to bury their dead after twin bombings in Pakistan’s troubled southwestern city of Quetta vowed to continue their sit-in protest until the army takes over security. As the devastated Shia protesters in Quetta continued their […]

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Martyred journalists laid to rest

The Namaz-e-Janaza of three journalists, who were martyred in a powerful bomb blast during coverage of an earlier bomb blast incident last day, have been offered on Friday and they were laid to rest in graveyards of their native areas. The three journalists who sacrificed their lives during performing their duty included, Saifur Rehman, Reporter, […]

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Journalists protest against Quetta blasts

SUKKUR: Many journalists have lost their lives while doing their jobs. Dozens of journalists belonging to the print and electronic media held a demonstration at the Clock Tower roundabout on Friday, to protest against the bomb blasts in Quetta that killed over 100 people on Thursday. The deceased include Samaa TV’s reporter Saifur Rehman Baloch […]

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Journalists condemn killing of colleagues in Quetta blasts

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PESHAWAR: Journalists in the provincial metropolis on Friday staged protest to condemn the killing of media men in the deadly blasts in Quetta. The protest was jointly arranged by Khyber Union of Journalists (KhUJ) and Peshawar Press Club (PPC) on the call of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists. Three journalists working for Samaa television including […]

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Three media professionals killed, three injured in bomb blasts in Quetta

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Three media professionals were killed and three others injured in bomb blast in Quetta, the capital of the restive Balochistan province of Pakistan. The journalists were reporting on an explosion that had occurred about a few minutes earlier, when the second bomb exploded, killing and injuring many, including the journalists. Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, a militant group has […]

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