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Eight more executed in jails accross Punjab

GUJRAT/ MULTAN /ATTOCK/KASUR /JHANG/SARGODHA: Eight more death row prisoners were executed on Wednesday morning in jails throughout Punjab. Three death row prisoners, including a father Aftab Ahmed and his son Muhammad Usman, were hanged in Attock Jail. Both were convicted in a double murder case in the Attock police area. The motive behind the murder was a domestic dispute. A case was registered against them in 1998. The third convict, Safdar, was also found guilty of a double murder committed in 2003. A condemned prisoner was executed in Sargodha’s districtRead More

Lashkar-i-Jhangvi chief Malik Ishaq, 2 sons killed

LAHORE: Malik Ishaq, chief of banned sectarian outfit Lashkar-i-Jhangvi, his two sons Usman and Haq Nawaz, and 11 others were killed in an alleged exchange of fire with police personnel late on Tuesday night. At least six policemen were injured in the alleged encounter. Ishaq and his sons were arrested by the Counter-Terrorism Department a week ago. Following their latest arrest, the police had interrogated them and had subsequently taken them to Shahwala in Punjab’s Muzaffargarh district to aid the police in recovering weapons and explosives, sources in the CTDRead More

Banned groups’s commander arrested in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: Police on Wednesday claimed the arrest of the commander of a banned outfit and recovery weapons and explosive during several raids conducted in Peshawar. According to Peshawar SSP (operations) Dr Mian Saeed, search operations were conducted in Hazar Khawani, Dir Colony, Tor Baba and Ghafoorabad areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s provincial capital city. During the raids the commander of a proscribed militant organisation, identified as M Fahim son of Naseem Khan and resident of Hazar Khawani areas, was arrested, Saeed further said. He added that three grenades, cartridges, bomb timers,Read More

Mullah Omar is dead: Reports

KABUL: The leader of the Afghan Taliban, Mullah Mohammed Omar, has died, Afghan officials say, but the militant group has not commented on the claim. The reclusive leader died two to three years ago, Afghan government and intelligence sources said. No further details were released. A Taliban spokesman said the group would issue a statement shortly.There have been several reports of Mullah Omar’s death in the past.However, this is the first to be confirmed by top sources in the Afghan government. Mullah Omar led the Taliban to victory over rivalRead More