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By: Omair Alavi Pakistan Super League is doing well in United Arab Emirates and spectators are loving both the high and low scoring matches of the second edition. For them, watching Kevin Pietersen in the flesh is a treat; sharing the ground with Sir Viv Richards is a dream come true. But Pakistan Cricket Board’s…

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Horrific menace reaches Karachi schools

A candy is being sold outside schools. Wrapped up in beautiful and attractive cover, Strawberry Quick has been made up of Methamphetamine—a strong stimulating narcotic that is mainly used as a recreational drug. The drug triggers children to become hyperactive and creates physical and mental disorders. Know more about it in this video report.

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Seven terrorists killed in Rangers raid in Karachi

KARACHI: At least seven terrorists were killed in armed encounter with the personnel of paramilitary force in Karachi area of Shah Lateef Town. Meantime, a Rangers man sustained injuries. According to Rangers spokesman, the terrorists were mapping out major attacks. The Rangers spokesman said the operation was executed on tip-off regarding the presence of terrorists…

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Section 144 imposed in Karachi

KARACHI: Sindh government has imposed Section 144, banning assembly of four or more people in Karachi for the next fifteen days, according to a notification issued Sunday. The decision was made on the recommendation of Inspector General of Sindh police and a notification has been issued in this regard by the Home Ministry. The law…

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One meeter/greeter allowed at airports: CAA

ISLAMABAD: The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), in wake of the recent spate of terror incident has augmented the security at all the country’s airports. According to the Spokesperson Ms Fareeha Shah here on Saturday, the CAA has decided to allow entry of one meeter/greeter at the airport for greeting the passengers at the time of…

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Careem launches unique service to heal wounds of Sehwan blast victims

Ride-hailing service Careem came up with a unique service after Sehwan blast, offering free transport to blood donors from Karachi to Jamshoro. Watch this report…

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Mazar-e-Quaid closed to public

KARACHI: Authorities on Friday ordered the closure of the mausoleum of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah in Karachi for an indefinite period. According to statement issued to media, Mazar-e-Quaid has been closed to visitors owing to security concerns. The Quaid’s mausoleum will remain shut till the improvement of security situation.  It, however, said that the mausoleum…

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Nine terrorists killed in Karachi shootout: police

KARACHI: At least nine suspected terrorists were killed in a shootout with police in Karachi on Friday. The gun-battle took place near Northern Bypass. SSP Malir Rao Anwar said that terrorists killed in the encounter were involved in an an attack on Rangers Headquarters. He said that suicide vests were also recovered from the possession…

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LeJ emir killed in Karachi raid: Rangers

KARACHI: At least 18 suspected terrorists, including local emir of a banned outfit, were killed in a crackdown by paramilitary force in Karachi in the last 24 hours. According to a statement issued by the Sindh Rangers, five of those killed in Mangho Pir area were members of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, including their local emir Malik Tasudduq…

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Shrine of Abdullah Shah Ghazi closed

Intensifying security at shrines and mosques countrywide, authorities on Friday closed almost all shrines in Karachi including the shrine of sufi saint Abdullah Shah Ghazi, a day after a suicide bomb left more than 80 people dead at Lal Shahbaz Qalandar’s shrine in Sehwan city of Sindh. The shrine of Abdullah Shah Ghazi was also…

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Sehwan victims open hearts to Qaim

Former Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah reached Civil Hospital to visit the injured of the ravaging blast at shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar. The grieving people opened their hearts to the former top executive of the province. Watch this clip.

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Shrines closed in Karachi; security beefed up at mosques

KARACHI/LAHORE/ISLAMABAD: Authorities beefed up security countrywide at mosques, imambargahs and shrines a day after a suicide blast left more than 70 people dead at Lal Shahbaz Qalandar’s shrine in Sehwan city of Sindh. According to our correspondent, extra contingents of police and Rangers have been deployed for security at mosques, imambargahs, shrines of sufi saints…

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Forces kill 18 terrorists in Karachi after Sehwan attack

KARACHI: At least 18 terrorists were killed in two separate encounters with Rangers in Karachi Friday morning. The action came a day after a deadly suicide attack killed more than 70 people including 20 children at the shrine of Sufi saint Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sehwan city of Sindh. In the first incident, seven terrorists…

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CM Sindh visits Sehwan hospital to inquire after health of injured

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah visited the Sehwan hospital to inquire after the health of injured people in deadly bomb blast yesterday at Lala Shahbaz Qalandar.

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Purse snatching caught on camera

A purse-snatching incident was caught on camera in Karachi’s Gulistan-e-Johar area this month. In the video, two women can be seen being robbed by unknown men in broad daylight. Watch the video.    

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Waseem Akhtar seeks holding of PSL final in Karachi

KARACHI: Waseem Akhtar, the mayor of Karachi, has urged Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to shift Pakistan Super League’s final from Lahore to Karachi. “I offer @TheRealPCB to hold #PSL2017 Final in #Karachi, we will cooperate in every way, if it happens it will be a Great Success,” he said on Twitter. I offer @TheRealPCB to…

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Speedy container knocks down three in Karachi

KARACHI: Number of road accidents is on the increase in Karachi as an uncontrollable container-carrying vehicle claimed lives of three people in the metropolis on Thursday. According to sources, the negligent driver ran his heavy vehicle over citizens and fled the scene along with the cleaner in Qayyumabad, killing three on the spot and injuring…

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Fresh cold wave likely from Friday

ISLAMABAD: Met. Office has predicted that another weather system is set to approach Pakistan on Friday, causing more rain and snowfall. The Pakistan Meteorological Department said a westerly wave is located over Iran, Afghanistan and adjoining areas and likely to approach upper parts of the country on Friday. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa/FATA: Rain/thunderstorm is expected at a…

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Karachi mall terror alert is fake: CTD

KARACHI: The Counter Terrorism Department of Sindh police on Wednesday clarified that a terror alert being circulated on social media through a Whatsapp message was fake. In a message on micro-blogging website Twitter, CTD SSP Omar Shahid Hamid urged social media users not to create a false sense of panic by spreading the “false” alert….

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MQM London workers among 12 held in police swoop

In Karachi, the law enforcement agencies crackdown on suspects involved in May 12 incident, arresting at least 12 alleged criminals including two workers of Muttahida Qaumi Movement London group. Watch this report…

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Partly cloudy weather likely in Karachi

KARACHI: The Met Office on Tuesday forecast partly cloudy weather in the metropolis over the next 24 hours. The minimum temperature is expected in the range between 16 to 18 degrees centigrade with 35 to 45 per cent humidity. Dry weather with cool night and misty morning is likely to prevail in upper Sindh, whereas…

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