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HRCP slams massacre in Karachi bus attack

LAHORE, 13 MAY (DNA) – The barbaric killing of members of the Ismaili community in a bus attack in Karachi is highly condemnable, but it deserves more than mere words of censure and sympathy from the authorities, the political parties and the civil society, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) said on Wednesday.In a statement, the Commission said: “It is tragic beyond words that once again bands of killers have massacred Pakistan’s daughters and sons, this time from the Ismaili community, and walked away without any apparent difficulty.


Nisar, DG Rangers discuss Karachi bus carnage

ISLAMABAD, 13 MAY (DNA) – Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Interior Minister, held a telephonic contact with Director General of Sindh Rangers Major General Bilal Akbar and discussed the recent deadly incident in Karachi that left at least 43 people dead on Wednesday.According to sources, the DG Rangers apprised the interior minister about the details of firing incident on the bus.


Chinese President’s significant visit to Pakistan

By Ansar M Bhatti  –       Chinese president’s visit to Pakistan on Apr 20-21 is rightly being considered as significant in many ways as both sides made solemn pledges to give new dimensions to their relations. As many as 51 projects were signed, most of which would be completed in next 10 to 15 years. Most of these projects include development of infrastructure including a network of road and railway tracks. Projects such as metro train also include in the list of signed MoUs. The total outlay ofRead More


Army chief Gen. Raheel cancels Sri Lanka trip; reaches Karachi

ISLAMABAD(DNA)- Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif has cancelled his Sri Lanka trip after attack on bus in Karachi in which 44 people have been killed. The army chief cancelled the trip keeping in view the gravity of the situation in Karachi. New dates will be announced after wards.


Five killed in Philadelphia train derailment

WASHINGTON: At least five people were killed and dozens injured after a train derailed and overturned in Philadelphia late Tuesday.Emergency personnel said six of the injured were in critical condition and 53 others were less critically hurt amid chaotic scenes after at least seven train cars, including the engine car, were crushed, turned over on their side or left upside down.


44 killed, several wounded as gunmen open fire on Karachi bus

KARACHI: At least 44 persons were killed and 25 others, including women, wounded when armed men opened fire on a bus near Safoora Chowk area in Karachi.An eye-witness said around eight men riding three to four motorcycles opened indiscriminate fire on a bus, wounding several passengers.The attackers managed to escape from the scene after the incident.Security and rescue teams reached the spot. Fear and panic gripped the area after the attack.