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‘No confidence in ATC judge’: Naqeebullah’s father wants case moved to another court

  • The father of Naqeebullah Mehsud — a Waziristan native killed in a staged encounter in Karachi earlier this year — on Monday moved an application requesting that the case concerning his son’s murder be transferred to another court as he has lost confidence in the ability of Special Judge Anti-Terrorism Court-II Khalida Yaseen to conduct […]

  • Oil tanker catches fire at Gadani yard; rescue efforts underway to evacuate labourers

    Rescue workers are trying to evacuate around 15 labourers stuck on an oil tanker ship that has caught fire at the Gadani ship-breaking yard, police officials said. According to officials, the fire erupted when welding work was being conducted to dismantle the stationary vessel. PML-N’s Sanaullah Zehri-led provincial government had placed a ban on dismantling […]

  • Peshawar police hold flag march

    PESHAWAR: The capital city police on Sunday observed a flag march in wake of the deteriorating security situation in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The flag march was led by Capital City Police Officer Qazi Jamil-ur-Rehman. SSP operations Javed Iqbal, SP city Kokab Farooq, officials of the bomb disposal squared, special combat unit, rapid response force, elite force […]

  • PML-N workers, leaders arrested for violating section 144

    RAWALPINDI: More than a hundred local leaders and workers of PML-N have been arrested for flouting the ban on congregations and rallying and obstructing a National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) official from arresting retired Captain Mohammed Safdar. The son-in-law of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was sentenced to one-year imprisonment in the Avenfield reference. The workers […]

  • Experts alarmed by rising XDR typhoid cases in Karachi

    KARACHI: Health experts have raised alarm over the increasing number of ‘extensively-drug resistant’ (XDR) typhoid cases being reported in the city and have urged the public to adopt good hygiene practices, drink boiled water and avoid eating raw food. They also called upon the government to initiate efforts for better sanitation and free vaccination campaigns […]

  • Asif Zardari, Faryal Talpur skip FIA hearing in fake accounts case

    A day after the Supreme Court ordered the names of all those connected to the accounts to be placed on the Exit Control List (ECL), the FIA constituted a Joint Investigation Team (JIT), headed by FIA Sindh chief Munir Ahmed Shaikh, to investigate the matter. The FIA had directed the duo to appear before the […]