Ashraf Javed

  • LAHORE - At least 23,000 newly-stitched uniforms have been given to police officers in Lahore and some 7000 cops are waiting for the new dress. In a phased programme, the provincial government is going to replace the age-old black police uniform with olive green. In Lahore, the city police ...

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  • LAHORE - Police fired tear-gas shells and arrested over two dozen students after violent clashes erupted between two groups at the Punjab University’s New Campus on Tuesday afternoon. Over a dozen students were rushed to public hospitals on ambulances shortly after two student groups - ...

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  • LAHORE - The police department last week launched the “Local Eye” software in Lahore to step up surveillance with the help of communities and public representatives in the sprawling city. The latest initiative has been introduced in the metropolis just a few weeks after Prime Minister ...

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  • LAHORE - A local PPP leader was killed in a brazen gun-attack inside his house in Lahore’s Manawan neighbourhood, police said on Monday. Babar Sohail Butt Lakhoderi received multiple bullet wounds and was rushed to the Services Hospital late Sunday where he died later. Raids were underway to ...

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  • LAHORE - Finally, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif last week reached the central police office in Lahore to inaugurate “digital system service” for the Punjab police. In early February, PM’s scheduled visit to the CPO was cancelled at the eleventh hour because of security ...

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  • LAHORE -  Two Kashmiri schoolboys reached Lahore’s Wahga border yesterday after facing six-month interrogation by India’s national investigation agency in connection with last year’s deadliest terror assault on a military base in Uri, in occupied Kashmir. Faisal Hussain Awan ...

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  • LAHORE - A minor girl and her parents were burnt alive when a fire broke out inside a three-storey apartment in Mozang Thursday. The victims were identified as 45-year-old Zahid, 38-year-old Samina, and their four-year-old daughter Ayesha. They were sleeping in their one-room quarter on the third ...

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  • LAHORE - A major reshuffle in the Punjab police hierarchy has become talk of the town as the brutal assault on Lahore’s The Mall forced the government to call in paramilitary troopers. Punjab inspector general of police Mushtaq Ahmed Sukhera is going to retire in weeks. The new police chief, ...

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  • LAHORE - Amid growing security threats, paramilitary troops on Friday launched snap-checking at the entry and exit points of the provincial metropolis. The move comes days after the Interior Ministry approved, at least for 60 days, the employment of paratroopers in the Punjab province under Section ...

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  • LAHORE - Ten people died and over 30 others were wounded when a mysterious blast ripped through a plaza in Lahore’s Defence Housing Authority, shortly before Thursday noon. There was a lot of uncertainty about the nature of the explosion that came around 11:12am at the busy Z-Block commercial ...

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  • LAHORE - By the way, this was not the job of police to hold negotiations with protesters on The Mall. According to the standard operating procedure, it is the responsibility of the district administration to hold talks with angry mob in case of protests or violence. The provincial authorities last ...

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  • LAHORE - The counter-terrorism department yesterday released a CCTV image of the handler behind Monday’s bombing on Lahore’s The Mall, as police heightened security at headquarters across the province. Senior police officers are advised to keep their movement secret, use alternatives ...

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  • LAHORE -  Punjab’s counter-terror operatives have stepped up manhunt for a tall man who was “handling” the young bomber at Lahore’s The Mall on Monday evening. The death toll swelled to 14 yesterday as another victim died in the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital after battling for ...

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  • LAHORE - City police yesterday rejected as “baseless rumours” the reports circulating on social networking sites suggesting that leading shopping malls face imminent terror threat. On social media, friends and relatives are being requested to stay away from crowded places particularly ...

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  • LAHORE - Over a dozen suspects are rounded up in the Punjab-wide crackdown as counter terrorism department begins probe into the Monday’s deadly blast in the heart of Lahore. A senior official last night told The Nation that dozens of special teams comprising counter terror operatives and ...

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  • LAHORE - Subordinates and batch-mates burst into tears as coffins of seven martyred officers were brought, in a row, for funeral prayers at the Elite police training center on Lahore’s Badian road yesterday. Hundreds of people were attending the prayers to pay respects to the sons of the ...

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  • LAHORE - Chief Traffic Officer Syed Ahmed Mobeen was about to start an exclusive interview with The Nation at his office yesterday afternoon when he received a call on his official landline. “I have to leave urgently” the officer said while placing the handset back. “I am leaving ...

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  • LAHORE - As many as 14 people including six police died and over 80 wounded yesterday when a suspected suicide bomber blew himself up at a protest in Lahore, shattering the growing sense of security of a teeming city of over 10 million. Hundreds of people - mainly chemists and pharmacists – ...

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  • LAHORE - Three gangsters wanted to police in robbery-cum-gang-rape cases were shot and killed by police in district Sargodha last week. Another four members of this gang have already been killed in a similar shootout with policemen somewhere in the Punjab province in 2016. The latest incident of ...

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  • LAHORE - The provincial police killed as many as 340 criminals in ‘encounters’ across the province during the previous year. In 2015, at least 457 criminals had been killed in shooting with policemen. Most of the gangsters were killed in “staged shooting” as the ...

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  • LAHORE - Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed was taken into custody from the Jamia Al-Qaadsia mosque shortly after Monday midnight. The police action comes just a day after his organisations, JuD and its charity wing Falah-e-Insaniyat Foundation, were put on the terror watch-list by the ...

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  • LAHORE - Although the incidents of so-called honour killings saw a slight decrease during the previous year in the most populated Punjab province, yet a large number of people were murdered for bringing shame to their families in 2016. The latest figures collected by the provincial police ...

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  • LAHORE - A former military brigadier and nine other persons were arrested by the Punjab’s anti-graft body yesterday for committing a mega property fraud involving more than 1200-kanal piece of land. One of the alleged fraudsters was identified by officials as retired Brigadier Ibrahim Khalid. ...

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  • LAHORE - Most of the prisoners languishing in dozens of Punjab jails can easily skip “hard labour” at a cost of fixed bribe to prisons staff as the government has failed to develop a mechanism to properly implement the rigorous punishment awarded to convicted criminals which are no less ...

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  • LAHORE - Several top judges, headed by Lahore High Court Chief Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah, arrived at the Punjab’s central police office last week. Perhaps, it was the first ever visit of any Chief Justice to the Central Police Office in decades. Senior Justice Muhammad Yawar Ali, Justice ...

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  • LAHORE - Police yesterday arrested several persons and seized kites and bundles of chemical strings from their possession. The raids were part of the ongoing police campaign against kite-flyers. The arrests were made ‘soon after’ local news channels aired footage showing people busy in ...

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  • LAHORE - Families of victims are calling for compensation as dozens of people, mostly young workers, have been killed during the construction of the multi-billion dollar Orange Line Metro Train project in Lahore. So far, more than 50 people have died in road and other accidents around the ...

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  • LAHORE - Seven young men died and several others sustained burns when huge fire erupted in the site office of a construction company working on the metro-train project near Mahmood Booti interchange, police and rescue workers said yesterday. At least nine fire victims were admitted to a hospital ...

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  • LAHORE - Many people commit frauds in our status-conscious and corruption-riddled society by impersonating themselves as government officers, ministers, and bureaucrats. Some are caught red handed and most of them go unpunished. Last week, the federal investigation agency arrested a fake federal ...

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  • LAHORE -  Police yesterday released at least 200 participants of “Save Islam” rally after filing cases against them with different police stations of the metropolis. A senior officer told The Nation that the religious activists were released as a result of successful negotiations ...

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