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  • APML meeting to be a milestone, says Kasuri

    KARACHI - The All Pakistan Muslim League leaders ruled out the possibility of former president Musharraf’s arrest on his arrival to his motherland. APML central leader Ahmed Raza Kasuri along with Chaudhry Shahbaz and Pervez Ali Shah was briefing regarding the party’ meeting at the ...

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  • Military least corrupt institution: TIP

    KARACHI - Judiciary has stepped up into the 4th position from 6th in the previous year in terms of corruption, while land administration department has got the first position on the list of country’s most corrupt institutions, according to the National Corruption Perception Survey 2011, ...

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  • Haleem-KESC tussle reaches boiling point

    KARACHI - Advisor to Sindh Chief Minister Haleem Adil Sheikh on Sunday announced to establish a complaint committee to register consumers grievances regarding inflated bills and loadshedding in Karachi. Addressing a press conference at the Karachi Press Club, Haleem Adil Sheikh, who is also ...

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  • Haleem: More than a dessert on Ashura

    KARACHI - The Karachiites, without any discrimination, set up Sabeel (water stalls) and cooked Haleem (Niaz) to distribute among the faithful on the 9th and 10th of Muharram. The cooking of Haleem is an old tradition of the City as the people from various localities collected the amount and then ...

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  • 10 injured in Karachi mini cinema blast

    KARACHI Ten persons were injured in a small device blast in a mini-cinema situated in Lee Market here on Sunday in the limits of Kharadar police station. The blast accrued at 10.17pm in a mini-cinema namely Kumhar Cinema during interval, resultantly at least 10 people received multiple injuries ...

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  • Bomber blows himself up to evade arrest

    KARACHI - A suspected foreign militant on Friday blew himself up with explosives in his third floor flat in a residential complex of Block-13, Gulistan-e-Jauhar in Shahrah-e-Faisal Police precincts Station to avert possible arrest by security forces which raided the complex in the wee hours of ...

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  • Sindh Police stand nowhere

    KARACHI - The Sindh Police are clueless about the motive of the terrorists, who conducted bombing at Sea View on Wednesday. Police officials have no answers and since there is no (private) eyewitness, the attack remains a mystery. Officials claim that the attackers detonated their suicide vests ...

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  • Commissioner System in public interest

    KARACHI - Pakistan Muslim League (Functional) president Pir Pagara said that the Commissionerate System had ultimately revived in the province, which was in the best interest of the people. PML-F chief predicted that November may be the month of change at political ground. Talking to a delegation ...

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  • Altaf condemns PML-N tirade against president

    KARACHI - Altaf Hussain, chief of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM), has strongly denounced use of derogatory language by the PML-N leaders in a public meeting in Lahore. He said Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif did not say anything of importance in his address to the rally other than 'hurling ...

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  • Karachi resonates with 'release Qadri

    KARACHI - Scores of religious activists rallied in the city on Saturday demanding release of Mumtaz Qadri, the self-confessed killer of former Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer. The call for the protest rally was given by the Sunni Ittehad Council. Marching from Old Numaish roundabout to Tibet ...

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  • Synthesis of LG Ord 1979, 2001 proposed

    KARACHI - The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan said that the Sindh Local Government Ordinance 2001 effectively undercut the authority of the provincial government and created fiefdoms; thereby leading to a situation where the writ of the state was being undermined. However, the human rights ...

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  • Qadri sentencing arouses ire

    KARACHI - Scores of protesters were injured and at least 40 arrested on Sunday when police fired shots, tear gas shells and used truncheons and water cannons to stop activists of the Sunni Tehreek (ST) from reaching Tibet Centre to record their reservations over the death sentence to Mumtaz Qadri, ...

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  • Demand for electricity comes under fire

    KARACHI - Law enforcement Agencies (LEAs) and police used excessive baton charge and aerial firing to disperse peaceful protestors who came out on streets to record their protest against the prolonged and indefinite shortages of electricity here on Sunday. According to details, the residents of the ...

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  • Security risk halts rescue operations

    KARACHI - The governmental and non- governmental rescue organisations having or claiming the responsibility for working in volatile situations stopped working in the restive city causing increased number of losses. Ethnic and political violence erupted in various parts of the metropolitan city ...

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  • Warm welcome as MV Suez crew arrives in Karachi

    KARACHI - Emotional scenes were witnessed when 22 hostages of MV Suez reached PNS Zulfiqar at Karachi port after six days of journey on Saturday. Pakistan Fleet Vice Admiral Raza Abbas, Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad, Ansar Burney and family members of the Pakistani crew welcomed the victims ...

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  • No cut in loadshedding even on holidays

    KARACHI - Karachiites are suffering long hours of power outage on the pretext of so-called technical faults. Previously KESC cited low generation of power as reason for loadshedding but now they have added technical fault to the list of excuses for making Karachiites suffer extended hours of power ...

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  • PML-N pledges to make countrys defence stronger

    KARACHI - A large number of activists of Pakistan Muslim league (Nawaz) observed Youm-e-Takbeer as Pakistan completed 13 years as a nuclear power on Saturday. The day was celebrated at PML-N House with a solemn pledge to make Pakistan a stronger country militarily and economically. On the 13th ...

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  • Fire guts 108 Empress shops

    KARACHI At least 108 shops and godowns were gutted when fire erupted in the metropolis second biggest wholesale market, commonly known as Empress Market of Saddar Town, here on Sunday. At leas 40 fire tenders along a large number of firefighters from all fire stations of the city extinguished the ...

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  • Police intercept ASELS protest rally

    KARACHI - To stop protesters march toward CM House, Police here on Thursday intercepted a protest rally of All Sindh Education Lower Staff (ASELS) by using water cannon and baton-charge while arresting and later releasing several. According to details, demanding regularisation of their jobs, a ...

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  • 9 accused of Shershah Market carnage released

    KARACHI - Administrative Judge of Anti-Terrorism Court, Justice Sajjad Ali Shah of Sindh High Court, Wednesday released nine accused who surrendered themselves to the police in Shershah Market carnage. According to reports, nine out of seventeen surrendered themselves and confessed to have ...

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  • Govt warned of countrywide protest

    KARACHI Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Muslimeen Pakistan warned the Government of a countrywide protest if 10 Shiite persons, abducted allegedly by security agencies, were not released. The families staged protest against 10 Shiite missing persons abducted from different areas of the city within 10 days by ...

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  • Action against land grabbers sought

    KARACHI Settlers of Karachi Electric Supply Corporation (KESC) Employers Cooperative Housing Society Welfare Association staged a protest demonstration against land mafia and society administrator demanded recovery of 12-acre land from the land mafia here on Sunday. Large number of settlers of ...

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  • Missing persons relatives for CJs help

    KARACHI - Families of 10 missing persons belonging to Shia Community have appealed to the Chief Justice to take action and help recover them from the custody of law enforcement agencies. As per details, Maulana Mirza Yousuf along with the family members of 10 Shia men who allegedly in the custody ...

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  • Aafias sentence HR violation: IJN

    KARACHI The Executive Director of International Justice Network (IJN) has rejected the appeal filed by the US lawyers, already refused by Dr. Aafia Siddique, against her sentence of 86-year imprisonment. Tina Faster, Executive Director IJN, in a press conference here on Sunday told newspersons ...

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  • CDGK fails to maintain approved food prices

    KARACHI The City District Government Karachi (CDGK) has failed to maintain prices of food items, as the shopkeepers violate approved rates because of lack of surveillance. Enterprise and Investment Promotion (E&IP) Department of CDGK releases price list twice a month at least, of food items ...

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  • 14 journalists selected

    KARACHI - International centre for Journalist (ICFJ), the Washington based organisation, has planned to train Pakistani journalist to enhance their reporting skills and advancing quality of journalism. This was stated in a press conference by Vice president ICFJ Patrick Butler along with Programme ...

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  • Funeral prayers of blast victims offered

    KARACHI The funeral prayers of police and Frontier Constabulary personnel martyred in deadly attack on CID Civil line Karachi were offered at Police Headquarters Garden on Friday. Sindh Home Minister Dr Zulfikar Mirza, Home Secretary Sindh Arif Khan, IGP Sindh Sultan Salahuddin Baber Khattak, CCPO ...

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  • Police still clueless as death toll surges by five

    KARACHI The deadly bomb blast at the CID Civil Lines office claimed five more lives on Friday while the law enforcement agencies are still in the dark and yet to find out the culprits behind the incident. Jinnah Post Graduate Medical causality in charge Dr Seemi Jamali confirmed death of 16 people ...

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  • Frequently missing govt vehicles alarm law-enforcers

    KARACHI - Frequently missing of government vehicles has alarmed law-enforcing agencies of upcoming threat of terrorism, TheNation has learnt. According to the reports, as many as five government vehicles including two police mobiles have vanished and police and concerned departments have failed to ...

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  • 11 killed on eve of PS-94 by-poll

    KARACHI - At least eleven people were killed and over one dozen others got injured in separate incidents of violence across the city on the eve of by-election in PS-94 constituency, Orangi Town, Karachi. According to details, two people were killed in Bukhari Colony in Orangi Town when unidentified ...

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