Hamid Mir shot, injured in Karachi

April 19, 2014 

KARACHI: Geo News senior anchorperson Hamid Mir was injured in a firing incident in Karachi on Saturday, Geo News reported.

According to reports, unknown armed men ambushed Mir’s vehicle at Natha Khan bridge. He received bullet injuries and was shifted to a private hospital.

Geo News reporter Afzal Nadeem Dogar said Mir . . . → Read More: Hamid Mir shot, injured in Karachi

Tribesmen’s dreams for a better future in Islamabad smeared

Having moved to Islamabad from other parts of the country with dreams of a better life, the victims of Wednesday’s terror attack in a vegetable market had no idea theirs would be cut short so abruptly. . . . → Read More: Tribesmen’s dreams for a better future in Islamabad smeared

Gang responsible for 30 robberies arrested

After six months of tracking a wanted gang of robbers from Afghanistan, the police managed to arrest them in the Sahiwal division. The gang was wanted for more than 30 robberies over the past year.

Police said on Sunday that the gang members hailed from Jalalabad, Afghanistan, and had settled in Cheechawatni, from where . . . → Read More: Gang responsible for 30 robberies arrested

Deobandi criticize and condemn terrorism

ISLAMABAD – (By Abdul Rahman) Pakistani scholars adhering to the Barelvi and Deobandi schools of Islamic thought have found common ground, agreeing that suicide attacks are haram.

Majlis-e-Sautul Islam (MSI), a Karachi-based Deobandi organisation, held a two-day seminar March 10-11 at the conclusion of a one-year training session for some of its intellectuals. There, it openly opposed . . . → Read More: Deobandi criticize and condemn terrorism

Armed robbery leaves Slovak doctor disheartened

“Instead of hoping that my dream of a better future for people having skin diseases in remote areas of the Punjab comes true, I am now afraid of being able to lead a peaceful life in Pakistan,” she says, clearly dejected. For two years, the 43 years old woman from Slovak Republic, Denisa Ol’ga . . . → Read More: Armed robbery leaves Slovak doctor disheartened

Can suicides be explained

Everyone has opinions on why people they have never met, and do not know, kill themselves. I hear people say things like “what a cowardly thing to do,” or “he was weak”. The words are redolent of casual judgment, perhaps born out of familiarity and even fear: the thoughts that lead some people to die . . . → Read More: Can suicides be explained

Fall of Dhaka: Some Facts

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Media reported the hanging of Abdul Quader Molla in Bangladesh, a leading Jamaat-i-Islami leader; the first person to go to gallows for the alleged massacre of 1971. A leading newspaper reported, “Molla’s lawyers had protested the original order, saying the death penalty was awarded based on evidence given by only one prosecution witness, who had . . . → Read More: Fall of Dhaka: Some Facts

Police nab abductors, recover five chidlren

Police on Wednesday arrested three alleged kidnappers and recovered five children from them. The children, all under 12 years of age, claimed to have been sexually abused and forced to peddle drugs, steal and beg at various locations in the city.

Usama Tauqeer, resident of Muhammad Ali Town, Allama Iqbal Colony; Niaz (a gypsy), resident . . . → Read More: Police nab abductors, recover five chidlren

Violence in Karachi leaves 15 dead

By Salis bin Perwaiz

KARACHI: Fifteen people, including workers of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) and Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), were killed in separate incidents reported in the city on Monday. Syed Manzoor Hussain Abidi, 40, was shot dead in Surjani Town police limits. The incident took place on Monday night in Sector-7D, North Karachi, Surjani Town.

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Media’s premature predictions could have led to ‘rigging’ allegations

Premature predictions raise concerns over media ethics

In an unbridled race to take lead in breaking news and exclusive footages, media, especially one particular TV channel, behaved irresponsibly and prompted all losers in the recently-held elections to get into the polling stations and maneuver elections as desired.

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