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Rangers raid The Nation resident editor’s house

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Islamabad: Rangers officials raided the house of Salman Masood The Nation’s Resident Editor in Islamabad earlier this morning looking to search the premises. The officials arrived without any documents or warrant and said that a “terrorist search operation is underway”. A civilian man among the officials said he is from the “intelligence” without revealing his […]

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Rangers thrash The Nation reporter

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KARACHI – The Rangers manhandled a staff member of The Nation during snap-checking in Allah Wali Chowrangi area at Tariq Road intersection on Sunday. According to details, Abdullah Zafar, a staff reporter of The Nation was on his way to home from office located at MA Jinnah Road when traffic police personnel intercepted him at […]

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Journalist receives life threats

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ISLAMABAD: A journalist is receiving life threats and obnoxious messages on his mobile phone from some unknown persons while police are doing nothing to protect him. Israr Ahmed, crime reporter of an English national daily, has been given life threats by some unknown persons on his cell number for many days. He has lodged a […]

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Pakistani journalist arrested in London

LONDON: Senior Pakistani journalist Muhammad Sarwar has been arrested by the Metropolitan Police on sexual assault charges after a woman believed to be of Pakistani origin registered a complaint at an East London Police station. Sarwar, chief editor of weekly newspaper The Nation and Kashmir News, was arrested from outside the Lee Bridge Road mosque, […]

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A sad saga of human rights

By: Afzal Hussain Jammu and Kashmir was and still is famous for its enthralling beauty and natural scenery throughout the world. According to its history, the Mughal Emperor Jahangir once said: “If there is a paradise on earth, it is here, it is here, it is here.” However, after the partition of the subcontinent, unfortunately, […]

Human Rights

National Human Rights Commission

By: Zeeshan Adhi On December 21, 2011, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed a bill for the establishment of the National Human Rights Commission. A question that may arise at the outset is: Why a government sponsored National Human Rights Commission is required in the first place? This question is particularly relevant in the context […]

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Jirga seeks ‘full-fledged’ education facilities for Khanori’s girls

PESHAWAR: Uthmankhel Qaumi Movement’s (UQM’s) grand jirga has demanded full-fledged educational facilities for girls in Bajaur, Malakand and Momand Agencies. The jirga was held at the remotest village of Khanori, Malakand Agency, which was attended by 200 elders of Uthmankhel tribe from all nearby villages namely, Selai Patay, Badama, Dherai, Seend Ghara and Kot Manzaray […]

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73 murdered, 22 women raped in Narowal last year

NAROWAL – 73 people were murdered and 22 women were raped in different incidents besides 646 hits of dacoity, robbery, snatching and theft were registered in the district during the year 2011. The statistics collected from 13 police stations and 5 police posts of the district show that people were deprived of their valuable belongings […]

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Occupation of Press Club building: Journalists snub admin, police

BAHAWALPUR – Press Club President Amin Basit and a number of local working journalists have expressed deep concern over the occupation of the Press Club building by a group. They said that the ongoing situation was very critical and any incident at any time could happen. They alleged that the local administration and police have […]

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‘Honour’ girl shot dead

LAHORE – City police on Wednesday handed over the dead body of an 18-year-old girl to her family after the autopsy. Resident of Teeza Girah, Anam Bibi was shot dead by her brother in the name of honour in Manawan police area late on Tuesday night. Police investigators said that Muhammad Usman shot dead his […]

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