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

Bad infrastructure obstructs earthquake relief: Baluchistan

Residents claim that relief operations in the quake-struck region of Mashkhel and its surrounding areas falls short of their needs, while government officials say they are doing all they can.

The death toll is also disputed. The deputy commissioner claims that 12 persons lost their lives, while 25 were injured. Media reports indicate that the . . . → Read More: Bad infrastructure obstructs earthquake relief: Baluchistan

12 killed in dust storms

At least 12 persons were killed and several others injured after heavy dust storm hit different parts of the country on Tuesday.

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9 people die as a result of target killings in Karachi

Despite its claims, the government appears unable to control the menace of target killings in Karachi at least nine people were killed in the metropolis on Monday, DawnNews reported.

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Sectarian attack: Bus attack in Kohistan leaves 18 dead

Outlawed terrorist group Jundallah has claimed responsibility for an attack a bus on Karakoram Highway in the Kohistan district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, which killed 18 people on Tuesday.

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What is it about Oakland’s 99%

The streets of Oakland, a California city of about 400,000, became a battle ground again on Saturday, as police showed excessive force in their response to Occupy Oakland demonstrations. Around 400 protesters were arrested, and many more, including the elderly, children, and some unwitting passersby, were tear-gassed and injured during the course of the first day of Occupy Oakland’s Move-In Weekend . . . → Read More: What is it about Oakland’s 99%

Ode to a Forgotten Hero

Walking through the streets of Lahore, you don’t realize how much of history are you taking in. Of course there is the Minar e Pakistan, a national symbol, or the Badshahi Mosque or the Lahore Fort. Yes, we all know these national monuments and the histories associated with them. After all, were we not taught . . . → Read More: Ode to a Forgotten Hero

Malir violence: At least 22 more people killed in emerging turf war

At least 22 people were shot dead in pitched gunbattles that are evolving into a fight for control of Karachi city itself. But more than the actual killings was the fear that the firing spread, especially in Malir.

Additional Inspector General of Police Saud Mirza said the police was working in tandem with the . . . → Read More: Malir violence: At least 22 more people killed in emerging turf war