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‘Mafia’ using Jhelum graveyard to grow crops

Residents say animals are tied there too

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February 11, 2020


No place to bury the dead in Kasur’s Usmanwala  

They can’t use nearby graveyards either

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September 22, 2019


Drug user digs up infant’s grave for money: Lahore police

He was begging on the streets, claiming his child died

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April 16, 2019


Dera Ismail Khan ‘buries’ Hindu, Christian, Muslim differences

When you walk into Cha Syed Munawar Shah graveyard in Dera Ismail Khan you are met with an unusual sight: a Peepal tree and an olive tree. The Peepal tree was planted here as the Hindus believe that the goddess Lakshmi comes to dwell in it each week. The olive tree came because it is…

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May 29, 2018


Point Nemo, Earth’s watery graveyard for spacecraft

Paris: One place China’s Earth-bound and out-of-control spacelab, Tiangong-1, will probably not hit on Sunday is the forlorn spot in the southern Pacific Ocean where it was supposed to crash. Officially called an “ocean point of inaccessibility,” this watery graveyard for titanium fuel tanks and other high-tech space debris is better known to space junkies…

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March 30, 2018


Ghotki graveyard where ‘kari’ women numbering in the hundreds are buried

Reporting by Sahil Jogi Hundreds of women killed for karo-kari are buried in an isolated graveyard in Ghotki. The unattended cemetery is 150 kilometres away from the city. Left unattended, the area does not look like a graveyard. The graves have no bear mark of identification while scorching sand and thorny bushes cover the space….

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March 7, 2018


The ‘graveyard politics’ of MQM-P groups

After an open rebellion against each other, the two groups of Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) have now adopted their traditional method of politicking to woo the party supporters and voters. Watch this report…

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February 14, 2018


Missiles fired into Pakistan from Afghanistan, no casualties

PARACHINAR: Four missiles were fired from Afghanistan towards Pakistan’s Kurram Agency on Sunday, Samaa reported. No casualties were reported in the missile attack. Political administration has confirmed that one of the four missiles hit a shop in Shankak area of Kurram Agency whereas the second landed near a mosque. The shop was completely destroyed in…

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April 2, 2017


Rangers recover hidden ammunition in Karachi operation

KARACHI: Sindh Rangers seized a large cache of weapons hidden in a local graveyard in Karachi on Thursday night, Samaa reported. The para-military troops carried out an operation at Korangi Graveyard and recovered a large quantity of weapons hidden underground. The recovered weapons included a Light Machine Gun (LMG), 9mm pistol and hundreds of bullets….

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March 31, 2017


Tattoo and graveyard go hand in hand in Faisalabad

The craze for tattoo is on the rise in Faisalabad. However, the tattoo-maniacs do not go to any clinic for the purpose. Instead, they take recourse to a local cemetery to get tattoo. Surprised? Know more in Yousuf Cheema’s video report.

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February 3, 2017


Rangers kill suicide bomber in Hyderabad

HYDERABAD: Rangers on Friday foiled an act of terrorism in Hyderabad as they killed a suicide bomber during his attempt to blow up a local imambargah, Samaa reported. According to Rangers, soldiers of paramilitary Rangers were on their routine patrolling when they spotted a suspect inside Imami Shah Colony graveyard. “As Rangers approached him, he…

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December 16, 2016


Video: Gravedigger caught red-handed

Respect for greave and dead bodies is a symbol of a vibrant people. SAMAA revealed a scandal regarding grave-digging in Karachi. Sohail Shabbir uncovered disrespect being committed to the graves and dead bodies in Yasinabad cemetery. Watch this clip.

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December 10, 2016


SAMAA unveils offensive grave-selling scam

SAMAA unearthed an outrageous scandal regarding sale of graves on Saturday as the graves are being sold against Rs.15,000 to Rs.20,000 in Azizabad cemetery. Watch video report by Irfan-ul-Haq.

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December 10, 2016


World’s largest cemetery in Iraq grows bigger

The Wadi al-Salam cemetery in the Shi’ite holy city of Najaf is expanding at double its usual rate as the war against Islamic State takes its toll. Watch this report…

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September 1, 2016


Old graves dugged up in Korangi to make space for new ones

Samaa has uncovered a horrific crime in Karachi’s Korangi area where the gorkan dug up old graves to make space for new ones. Watch this report…

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June 28, 2016


Sewage water floods graveyard in Karachi

Samaa correspondent Monis Ahmed reports deplorable condition of a graveyard in Karachi’s Sachal Goth area where sewage water has flooded a cemetery. Watch this report…

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May 2, 2016


Torrential rains devastate Quetta graveyard

Torrential rains continued to lash Quetta, devastating QDA graveyard in the city. Watch this report.

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March 12, 2016


China-cutting reaches Makli necropolis

Land-grabbing, better known as ‘china-cutting’, has reached Makli graveyard in Thatta district of Sindh. World’s largest and centuries old necropolis is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Watch this report…

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February 25, 2016


Karachi cemeteries full to capacity

Cemeteries of Karachi have no more place for the new dead bodies. Also, the old graves are going missing. Faisal Khan reports from Karachi.

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January 14, 2016


The graveyard of unknown

Edhi Foundation’s graveyard for unidentified bodies is now filled upto to its capacity with nearly 80,000 graves. Watch Shayan Saleem’s report on those buried as ‘namaloom afrad’.

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October 16, 2015


Cache of arms recovered from graveyard

Rangers and police unearthed a huge cache of arms from a graveyard in Karachi. watch this report.

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August 28, 2015

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