Ashraf Javed

  • 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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  • LAHORE - Lahore police will reward citizens and community leaders with cash and certificates in case they would pass on useful information related to criminals and suspected militants. The names of communicators will be kept secret. Also, police will blacklist those who would try to convey wrong ...

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  • LAHORE - Punjab’s counter terror operatives are ruthlessly killing suspected terrorists in armed encounters since the federal government launched “national action plan” to quell terrorism, sectarianism, and extremism. The provincial police also kill hundreds of criminals in ...

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  • LAHORE - A veterinarian doctor of Ahmadi community was killed in a brazen gun-attack in Lahore’s Sabzazar neighbourhood Friday afternoon, in an apparent faith-based attack. Police said it was too early to say if Ashfaq Ahmed, a 68-year-old retired professor of the University of Veterinary ...

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  • LAHORE -  The second suicide blast within 50 days in Lahore has put a question mark on the police security plan for a sprawling city where cops Thursday launched search operations afresh. The alleged bomber, said to be an Afghani or Uzbek, targeted the census team in Lahore on Wednesday ...

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  • LAHORE - Four soldiers of Pakistan Army and an off-duty officer of Pakistan Air Force were among six men who died in a suicide blast on Lahore’s Bedian Road early Wednesday. At least 18 persons, including nine military personnel, were admitted to hospitals with multiple injuries following the ...

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  • LAHORE - Dozens of terrorists are killed and hundreds of their accomplices have been arrested as paramilitary forces dug deeper into the Punjab province as part of the latest military operation, codenamed as Raddul Fasaad. Most of the arrests were made during the security operations launched in big ...

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  • LAHORE - More than 3,000 vehicles were either snatched at gunpoint or stolen away from different parts of Punjab during the first two months of this year. In 2015, some 3,500 people were deprived of their vehicles either by robbers or thieves during the corresponding period. Latest police data ...

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  • 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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