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Saturday, January 16th, 2016


Target killing down by 55pc in Karachi after opt: IG

KARACHI, 16 JAN (DNA) – Inspector General of Sindh Police Ghulam Haider Jamali on Saturday said that war against terrorism will be taken to its logical conclusion. Situation is gradually improving due to ongoing targeted action in Karachi. Addressing the passing out parade of 28th batch of Eaglet Force at Razzaqabad Training Centre, the Inspector General (IG) said that targeted operation in Karachi has reduced terror-related violence by 80%, incidents of target killing 55%, kidnapping for ransom 98% and extortion cases by 53%. In 2015, Sindh police conducted 10,725 raids, in which,Read More

PM Nawaz, COAS to visit KSA, Iran on Monday        


ISLAMABAD, 16 JAN (DNA) – Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif will leave for Saudi Arabia and Iran on Monday. According to details, PM Nawaz has been scheduled to meet Saudi king Shah Salman during his visit to discuss key issues.  The premier will also hold meetings with higher Saudi officials. Nawaz Sharif will also depart for Iran after completing Saudi Arabia visit however, Advisor to PM Sartaj Aziz and Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif will accompany him. The trip comes amid mounting tensions in the region overRead More

Sindh CM defends ‘controversial’ criminal prosecution bill

CM Sindh Sain Qaim

KARACHI, 16 JAN  (DNA) –  Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah Saturday defended the criminal prosecution bill approved by Sindh Assembly to empower prosecution to withdraw any case against a suspect with the consent of the court. Talking to media here, Shah said that wrong perception is being created against the newly adopted bill, which is declared a “black law” by opposition parties in the province. Under the criminal prosecution bill, he said, the final decision to withdraw any case would be taken by the court. To a question,Read More

Schools shut unannounced in Peshawar for security reasons

PESHAWAR: Private and government schools on Saturday have been suddenly shut in cantonment area over security threat. Students arriving at the schools for normal lectures were directed to return. Teachers also were not informed in this regard and the faculty showed up. Education department stated that the institutions were shut unannounced on Peshawar Deputy Commissioner’s directives. Students said that they were not informed about the day off. However, education department has not issued a formal notification in the matter. Security of all private and government schools was beefed up after attack onRead More

Woman, three children axed to death in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: A woman and her three minor children were found murdered in the limits of Paharipura police station here on Friday. Police said the incident took place in Islamabad Mohallah locality. A police official told media it was not immediately clear when the incident took place as they came to know about it around 11am on Friday. “When police personnel reached the house, they found a woman and three children dead,” the official added. He said that the slain were killed with an axe. He identified them as Bakht Meena,Read More

Uzair Baloch’s close aide killed in ‘encounter’

Forces kill LeJ militants linked to Quetta police attack

KARACHI: Pakistan Rangers, Sindh, on Friday claimed to have killed a suspected gangster in an ‘encounter’ in Lyari on Friday morning. The suspect, identified as Nasir Wachani, was ‘very close’ to Uzair Baloch, as he looked after his ‘financial and land affairs’, sources said. According to the Rangers spokesperson, the paramilitary force conducted a raid against Lyari gang warfare suspects in Lyari. As they approached a hideout of the suspects, they came under fire, he said, explaining that they returned fire that left one suspect wounded. He was rushed toRead More