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Rangers raid MQM HQ in Karachi, arrest member of Rabita Committee

Schools, business centers and petrol stations shut down as party activists protest raid. —AP/File KARACHI: A heavy contingent of Rangers raided Nine Zero, the headquarters of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) in Karachi’s Azizabad neighbourhood on Wednesday morning, prompting a protest by party activists and a subsequent call for a day of “peaceful mourning”. According to [...]

The scuffle broke out as blind protesters attempted to enter a Punjab Assembly session in order to record their protest. -DawnNews screengrab LAHORE: Police in Lahore on Tuesday engaged in a scuffle with blind protesters, thwarting their attempt to enter an ongoing Punjab Assembly session to record a protest, DawnNews reported. The protesters had been staging [...]

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KARACHI: Former acting chief justice Rana Bhagwandas passed away in Karachi on Monday, DawnNews reported. The 73-year-old former judge was under treatment for a heart ailment at a private hospital at the time of his passing. He was the first Hindu and the second non-Muslim head of Pakistan’s judiciary and had been a Supreme Court [...]

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LAHORE: Confusion persists over the execution of Ikramul Haq, an activist of the banned Sipah-i-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP), who was scheduled to be hanged early on Thursday. The hanging was reportedly delayed at the 11th hour after an agreement was reached between the plaintiff and the defendant. Haq was set to be hanged at Kot Lakhpat Central [...]

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MULTAN: Two members of banned Sipah-e-Sahaba were hanged in Multan Central Jail, Wednesday morning, making them the latest in a string of executions after the government lifted a moratorium on the death penalty. Ghulam Shabir Arif and Ali Ahmed Arif were on death row since 2002. Ghulam had killed Deputy Superintendent of Police, Anwar Khan and his [...]

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ISLAMABAD: Two city police officers have been suspended for releasing a religious leader who was caught overnight but released after a civil judge granted him bail on Thursday. In a late night move, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif ordered the suspension of Senior Superintendent of Islamabad Police Asmatullah Junejo and another officer for showing leniency to [...]

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LONDON: Muttahida Qaumi Movement chief Altaf Hussain was arrested in London on the charges of money laundering, sources in MQM said on Tuesday. The London Police had been investigating Hussain in this case for over several months now. In a TV interview, Altaf had revealed that all his bank accounts in Britain had been frozen [...]

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KARACHI: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has stopped balloting at 42 polling stations of NA-250 Karachi over rigging complaints. According to ECP, the polling was halted over complaints of rigging from Deputy Returning Officer. It further says that polling will be held again on these polling stations. It may be noted here that voting started [...]

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In an emergency press conference called Saturday, the Jamaat-i-Islami announced that it was boycotting elections in protest against what they called the threatening and scaring of voters in several constituencies of Karachi and Hyderabad. Party chief Syed Munawar Hasan accused the MQM of being directly involved in the incidents of violence and rigging. “Even in [...]

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SIALKOT: Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan has withdrawn from NA-110 in favour of the PTI candidate contesting from the same constituency. PTI candidate Usman Dar is among the candidate for the seat which also include PML-N candidate Khawaja Asif and JI candidate Arshad Mahmood.

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