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Suspected terrorist killed, another arrested in Karachi's Urdu Bazaar area Suspected terrorist killed, another arrested in Karachi's Urdu Bazaar area
A suspected terrorist was killed and another arrested after Rangers personnel conducted a targeted operation in the Urdu Bazaar area of Karachi on Monday. Four Rangers personnel were injured in the operation as the suspected terrorists retaliated by throwing grenades and firing during the operation. Two people, including a teenager, were also injured. The paramilitary force conducted a ta...
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Sindh unhappy with Centre’s policy of ‘census secrecy’ Sindh unhappy with Centre’s policy of ‘census secrecy’
KARACHI: The Sindh government has expressed its discontent over the procedures that the federal government has adopted in carrying out census in the country after it was apprised by the provincial census commissioner in a recent meeting of the Sindh cabinet that he himself was not aware of the exact figures vis-a-vis number of houses that had so far been counted, it emerged on Saturday. Officia...
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‘Tortured’ child servant freed, man held in DHA raid ‘Tortured’ child servant freed, man held in DHA raid
KARACHI: An 11-year-old child servant allegedly tortured and confined in a bungalow in Defence Housing Authority was recovered during a raid by police on Thursday, officials said. They also arrested the house owner, Mohammad Rizwan Shaikh, who, along with his wife, used to allegedly torture the boy, Ali Asghar, at their house, said Karachi South SSP Saqib Ismail Memon. There were visible tor...
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Professional biker killed in road accident in Karachi Professional biker killed in road accident in Karachi
KARACHI: A professional biker was killed after his motorcycle crashed into a car near Do-Darya in Karachi’s Defence Phase 8 on Wednesday night. Arshad Mehmood Butt, who leaves behind two children and a wife, met the fatal accident while riding with a group of bikers in Phase 8. According to details, Butt’s motorcycle collided with a Honda Civic when the car suddenly made a U-turn and came right...
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Police decide to launch Sindh-wide crackdown against ‘illegal’ immigrants Police decide to launch Sindh-wide crackdown against ‘illegal’ immigrants
KARACHI: Police authorities have decided to launch an “effective crackdown” against “illegal immigrants” residing across Sindh and to appoint a deputy superintendent of police (security) in each district to monitor and ensure security arrangements at all shrines, worship places and vital installations. These decisions were taken at a meeting, which was chaired by inspector general of police A.D...
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Dedicated security force proposed for Sindh-Balochistan border Dedicated security force proposed for Sindh-Balochistan border
KARACHI: The Sindh security establishment has proposed to the government that a dedicated force be raised to keep an eye on its border with Balochistan after it was found that the suspects involved in the recent terrorist attacks here had come from the neighbouring province, officials said on Sunday. This proposal was discussed at multiple meetings held between the security officials and top ad...
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Five hurt as protest turns violent in Orangi Five hurt as protest turns violent in Orangi
KARACHI: A protest demonstration against robberies and police inefficiency in Orangi Town turned violent on Sunday as protesters threw stones at police who resorted to baton-charge and fired into the air to disperse the crowd. Five persons were hurt, while several people were taken into custody in subsequent police raids on nearby houses in Orangi Town’s Islam Chowk area. SSP-West Nasir Afta...
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62 banned groups active in Sindh, says official report 62 banned groups active in Sindh, says official report
KARACHI: An official report authored by the Sindh home ministry has identified 62 banned religious or sectarian organisations active in the province, including the re-emergence of 35 such groups, it emerged on Wednesday. “We have identified 62 banned religious / sectarian organisations and have requested the Ministry of Interior (MoI) for more information [about them],” said the report that was...
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Three suspected militants shot dead in ‘encounter’ with Rangers in Karachi Three suspected militants shot dead in ‘encounter’ with Rangers in Karachi
Pakistan Rangers Sindh on Wednesday night claimed to have killed three suspected militants in an alleged encounter in the outskirts of Karachi, it has been learnt. “The paramilitary force had conducted an intelligence driven action on suspected hideouts of banned outfit’s hardcore criminals at Mangopir area who were allegedly involved in terrorist activities,” said Rangers spokesperson. "Dur...
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Awards conferred on polio workers in Paris Awards conferred on polio workers in Paris
KARACHI: Two polio workers from Pakistan received awards in Paris for their commitment towards eradication of the crippling disease. The awards were given in connection with the World Polio Day marked in the French capital on Oct 24. Syed Latif, who hails from northern Pakistan, and Azra Altaf from Punjab spent decades going door-to-door to ensure children were routinely vaccinated. In 20...
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