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Evasion of tax: FBR teams collects data from Bol office

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KARACHI: A team of Customs intelligence on Friday collected record from equipment and gadgets installed at the headquarters of Bol television, a sister concern of Axact, the IT company allegedly involved in a multi-million fake degree scam. The team faced protest by a large number of journalists associated with Bol and some journalist bodies, who […]

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Protest in Jacobabad over girl’s conversion, marriage

SUKKUR: Election for the Hindu Punchayat in Jacobabad scheduled for Friday had to be postponed due to a wave of anger in the local minority community over conversion of a young female member. Reports from the Jhanjhri Street area of the city suggested that the girl, Ganga, daughter of Ashok Kumar, a gold trader, married […]

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Protest against Quetta killings

LAHORE: Human rights activists demanded stern action against the people involved in the killing of the Shia community and violence in the name of religion in the country. They staged a protest in front of the Lahore Press Club on Monday which was participated in by Neelam Hussain, Nasreen Shah, Samina Rehman, Irfan Mufti, Samson […]

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Protest over carnage cripples life across Sindh

KARACHI: A day of mourning and protest was observed on Sunday in the entire Sindh on a call given by the Majlis Wahdat-i-Muslimeen (MWM) which was supported by the Shia Ulema Council (SUC) and various political and religious organisations, including the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, against the Jan 10 Quetta carnage targeted against the Shia sect. […]

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Protests against Quetta carnage continue across the country

KARACHI: A strike was observed on Sunday in most parts of the country including Karachi, Multan, Hyderabad, Lahore, Islamabad and Quetta against Thursday’s blasts in Balochistan’s provincial capital. Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf flew to Quetta on Sunday to meet locals holding a protest alongside the bodies of family members killed in one of […]

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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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Journalists protest Altaf’s remarks

Mumtaz Alvi ISLAMABAD: Journalist fraternity stormed out of the Press Gallery of the Senate on Thursday evening against the alleged threatening remarks passed by Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) self-exiled leader Altaf Hussain in his speech from London the other day to a rally in Karachi to welcome Dr Tahirul Qadri. After assurance from Senators Mushahid […]

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