Ashraf Javed

  • LAHORE - The overall crime rate registered an upward trend during the first six months of this year as compared to the previous one. The surge in violence was attributed to the rising incidents of crime against property including armed robberies, motor-vehicle lifting and cattle theft. The ...

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  • LAHORE - Many of the thousands of victims of Pakistan’s biggest land scam case staged a strong demonstration at the Lahore Press Club Thursday, triggering traffic mess in the downtown. The protesters, including women and children, chanted slogans against the Defense Housing Authority, the ...

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  • LAHORE - A 40-year-old woman and her teenage daughter were killed for ‘honour’ at their house in Badami Bagh, police said on Tuesday. The victims were identified as Bushra and her 16-year-old daughter Noor Fiza. Their bodies were moved to the morgue for autopsies. The main suspect was ...

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  • LAHORE - At least six girls, as young as seven-year-old, have been murdered after being raped in Kasur district of the Punjab province during the last couple of months. The latest killing reported by police in the same district last week has sent shocking waves among the local population. Many ...

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  • LAHORE - Pakistan is going to release at least 80 Indian fishermen as a goodwill gesture, official sources said on Saturday. Pakistan Rangers will hand over these fishermen to Indian border security force on Monday at Wagah border.  This move, described by Pakistani officials as a goodwill ...

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  • LAHORE - An in-depth study is under way to regulate vehicular traffic in Lahore on modern lines with the help of Turkish experts. A senior official told The Nation on Friday that a four-member delegation of Turkish national police was currently visiting this sprawling metropolis to understand ...

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  • LAHORE - At least 5,002 armed robberies took place in the Punjab province during the first five months of this year, latest police data shows. Also, more than five gunmen were involved in some 300 dacoities registered with the provincial police from January to May. The police had reported 5700 ...

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  • LAHORE -  Robber strikes Thursday continued unabated in the metropolis, making off with cash, gold ornaments, and other valuables worth millions of rupees. Over a dozen families and motorists were robbed of their belongings while two cars and four motorcycles were either snatched or stolen ...

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  • LAHORE - A 43-year-old shopkeeper was shot dead and several other citizens were wounded last week while fighting back criminals during armed robberies in Lahore. Only in one week, robbers struck the provincial capital successfully for more than 180 times and made off with cash, gold ornaments, and ...

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  • LAHORE - Police security has been heightened across the provincial metropolis to maintain peace on Youm-e-Ali (RA) to be marked today. Amid growing security threats, the police have also launched snap-checking at all the entry and exit points of the Punjab capital. Several operations rooms are ...

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  • LAHORE - More than one hundred suspects were detained during midnight police operations launched in Lahore. Many among the arrested persons were proclaimed offenders who were wanted to the police in different cases of heinous crimes including homicide. The first major search or combing operations ...

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  • LAHORE - City police last week arrested a few hotel owners for violating the ‘Ehtram-e-Ramazan Ordinance’ during raids in the Manga Mandi police area. Later, they were sent to jail. Special teams of the city district government have also been constituted to monitor hotels and ...

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  • LAHORE - The Punjab government has approved recruitment of hundreds of junior traffic officers and assistant traffic officers for all districts of the province. In Lahore, more than 1,500 junior and assistant traffic officers will be recruited to help traffic wardens and senior traffic wardens. The ...

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  • LAHORE - The provincial government jacked up police spending by almost 100 percent during the last five years but extra-judicial killings, rampant corruption, and faulty investigations remain the hallmark of the country’s largest law enforcement agency. In their campaign manifesto, the ruling ...

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  • LAHORE - Punjab finance minister Friday announced record funding under the head of “law and order and justice” but with no new schemes as the government has failed to complete on-time several previous projects. In her budget speech, Dr Ayesha Pasha told the provincial assembly that at ...

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  • LAHORE - The incidents of sexual assault continue to haunt the Punjab province, where police reported no less than 900 rape and at least 60 gang-rape cases during the first four months of this year. Most of the victims appeared to be young women who were assaulted by their relatives or neighbours ...

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  • LAHORE - At least 142 places have been identified as vulnerable to terror attacks in Lahore, where police would readjust traffic movement to secure installations and other important facilities. The traffic police department is giving final touches to a “special plan” to restrict the ...

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  • LAHORE - City police officers and community leaders last week agreed to improve working relationship. They would help police hunt down criminals and intensify surveillance in societies as part of the recently-introduced community policing initiative. Lahore’s Mayor, Deputy Mayors, all ...

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  • LAHORE - A grand dance party was stopped in the middle, shortly after religious leaders forced the police to stop the event or face the consequences. The party was taking place near the Sozo Water Park late Saturday night when the police and district administration ordered the organisers to ...

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  • LAHORE - Several officers of Police Service of Pakistan last week appeared before the Punjab chief minister and reportedly they were interviewed for new postings as district or regional police officers. It was unclear yet whether they were called by the CM office or the police department forwarded ...

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  • LAHORE -  If you are well-off, you can skip punishment even in murder cases but in case you are poor then your jail time is not over even if you have completed your term. At least 132 people belonging to poor families are rotting in Punjab’s jails even after the completion of their ...

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  • LAHORE -  City traffic police are going to introduce a smart-phone application named “Rasta” to help citizens and road users with real-time information related to traffic related issues. The Punjab Information Technology Board is developing the latest mobile phone application with ...

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  • LAHORE - A couple was killed in a brazen gun-attack in the name of honour in Nishtar Colony neighbourhood of the Punjab capital Tuesday afternoon, police said. The gunmen took away their one and a half years old child, who was recovered as the cops arrested one of the killers in the evening near ...

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  • LAHORE - The federal investigation agency last week smashed a kidney racket in Lahore; a sprawling city already described in the international media as ‘Pakistan’s kidney bazaar’. The government recently empowered the FIA to raid, arrest, and investigate the culprits involved in ...

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  • LAHORE - Every third policeman was penalised on different grounds last year in the Punjab province, official data reveals, while many police were punished over absence from duty, corruption, and misuse of powers. Out of the total 180,000 strong Punjab police force, 61,404 cops were punished in 2016 ...

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  • LAHORE - Police stormed a dance party at a farmhouse during Saturday’s rainy weather in Lahore’s posh neighbourhood near Sundar and arrested no less than 60 girls and 86 boys. All the partygoers were shifted to the City Raiwind police station. Hours later, they were released “with ...

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  • LAHORE -  A 60-year-old professor was found butchered at her official residence in Punjab University’s New Campus on early Tuesday, police and rescue workers said. Investigators were treating the death as cold-blooded murder. No arrest was made so far. The body was moved to the morgue ...

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  • LAHORE - Former officer of the Police Service of Pakistan, Mushtaq Ahmed Sukhera last week was again “recruited” in the police department. The ex-inspector general of police now will work as advisor to the police department. He will enjoy the status equal to a provincial minister, ...

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  • LAHORE - Punjab’s counter-terror operatives Sunday confirmed that the young lady arrested during a security operation in Lahore’s Factory Area on Friday night had joined the self-styled Islamic State group months ago. Sources in the counter-terrorism department revealed that Noreen ...

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  • LAHORE - City traffic police department is all set to launch electronic ticketing system to replace manual challan books in the provincial metropolis. The latest initiative, the first of its kind in Lahore, is part of the multi-billion safe city project. Under the e-challaning mechanism, traffic ...

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