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Friday, April 8th, 2016


At least two dead in shooting at US Air Force base

SAN ANTONIO: Texas authorities say at least two persons have been killed in a shooting at an Air Force base. Bexar County sheriff’s spokesman James Keith said Friday that deputies have responded to reports of an active shooter at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, which is the home of Air Force basic training. Keith confirms that two person have died in the shooting and says that “we could have more.” Bexar County Sheriff Department has confirmed that the scene is still active.  

UNODC joins hand with Australia to halt human trafficking in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, April 08 (DNA): The UNODC Country Office in Pakistan on Friday signed a one year project with the Australian Government aimed at strengthening responses to human trafficking and migrant smuggling in Pakistan. The project will be implemented under the UNODC Country Programme for Pakistan (2016-2019) with financial support of approximately USD550, 000 provided by the Australian Government. Cesar Guedes, UNODC Country Office Representative in Pakistan, highlighted the importance of building the capacity of law enforcement agencies in Pakistan to detect effectively and disrupt trafficking and smuggling networks that areRead More

TAPI pipeline to help address energy shortages in Pakistan: Minister

ASHGABAT, 08 APR (DNA) – State Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources, Jam Kamal Khan on Friday said Turkmenistan–Afghanistan–Pakistan–India Pipeline (TAPI) will help bring in 13.8 billion cubic meters of gas from Turkmenistan to meet Pakistan’s growing energy demand adding that it will boost the country’s energy security, bring economic benefits to our people through job opportunities, and provide and upgrade associated infrastructure. The shareholders of the TAPI Pipeline Company Limited (TPCL) signed an Investment Agreement today in a ceremony witnessed by petroleum ministers and senior government officials of Turkmenistan,Read More

Opposition demands ‘forensic audit firm’ probe Panama leaks

ISLAMABAD: Locking horns with the PML-N government in the National Assembly on Friday, opposition members demanded a “forensic audit by a reputable international firm” into revelations made regarding the Sharif family’s offshore accounts in the Panama data leaks. Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Shah Mahmood Qureshi said the government’s explanations regarding the leaks were not satisfactory and reiterated his party’s call for the Chief Justice of Pakistan to head a judicial commission probing the leaks. He also demanded that the results of the judicial commission be made public. Qureshi said anRead More

Three shot dead in suspected sectarian killing in Karachi

ASI of sindh police gunned down

KARACHI: Three people were shot dead in the city’s North Karachi area Friday afternoon in what police suspect is a sectarian attack. The victims, all of whom belong to the Shia community, had just offered Friday prayers at the Najaf Imambargah, said Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Central Investigation Arab Mahar. “The victims were riding a motorbike and were attacked near Shafiq Mor,” the police official said. This is the first major incident of sectarian violence in Karachi in 2016. Although incidents of sectarian violence have decreased over the past year,Read More

Young doctors close down OPDs across Balochistan after police ‘torture’

QUETTA: Young doctors closed down all outpatients departments (OPD) across Balochistan after alleged use of force by police during their protest outside Balochistan Assembly. Memberes of the Young Doctors Association (YDA) were protesting the lack of facilities in Bolan Medical College Hospital and other government-run hospitals when policemen allegedly tortured them. YDA claims at least eight doctors were injured during the clash with baton-wielding policemen deployed to stop doctors from entering the Red Zone. “One of our colleagues has lost an eye after police torture”, Dr. Hafeez Mandokhail, President YDARead More