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Indonesia earthquake: Missing toll soars to 5,000

Officials are still gathering the data

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More than 1,000 may still be missing in Indonesia disaster: official

Palu city on Sulawesi island has been left in ruins

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Two lawyers go missing from Khairpur

Sahil Jogi Two lawyers went missing from Khairpur Tuesday. Advocate Jafar Ali Shah, the former general secretary of the Khairpur District Bar Association, and Advocate Imran Pathan had left Khairpur for Hyderabad in their car early Tuesday morning. At around 10am, their car was found stranded in Kandiaro, Naushero Feroz. Lawyers started to protest in…

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37 dead, scores missing in Siberia shopping mall fire

NEWS DESK: At least 37 people were killed when a fire ripped through a busy shopping centre in an industrial city in western Siberia, with scores more reported missing, including children, reported AFP. Images on Russian television showed thick black smoke pouring out of the Winter Cherry shopping centre in the city of Kemerovo, which…

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Police fail to recover two missing girls

KARACHI: Police have not managed to recover two girls who mysteriously disappeared from Karachi’s Gulistan-e-Jauahar area, Samaa reported. According to details, the two girls – identified as 13-year-old Batool and 12-year-old Sanya – had disappeared 11 days ago. It is pertinent to mention that Batool is the daughter of of the landlord while Sanya is…

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More than 100 girls ‘missing’ after Boko Haram school attack

NEWS DESK: More than 100 girls were missing on Wednesday, two days after a Boko Haram attack on their school in northeast Nigeria that has raised fears of a repeat of the 2014 Chibok kidnapping that shocked the world, reported AFP. Islamist militants stormed the Government Girls Science Secondary School in Dapchi, Yobe state, on…

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Cricket legend Saeed Anwar’s brother-in-law goes missing

LAHORE: A close relative of Pakistani cricket legend Saeed Anwar has gone missing from his residence in Lahore under mysterious circumstances, reported SAMAA on Monday. According to police, Asad Munir, who is the brother-in-law of former cricketer Saeed Anwar, went missing along with his personal computer. “Efforts are under way to find Asad Munir,” the…

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Foreigners trying to scale Nanga Parbat “go missing”

NEWS DESK: Two foreigners who were on an expedition to scale the mighty Nanga Parbat have reportedly gone missing, according to a Skardu-based website’s Twitter handle. Quoting sources, the tweet said that Polish mountaineer Tomek Mackiewicz and Frenchwoman Elisabeth Revol have gone missing. Skardu.pk tweeted: “Two climbers trying to scale Nanga Parbat ‘go missing’. A…

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Death toll in Thatta boat accident mounts to 17

KARACHI: At least 17 people were killed and more than 20 are still missing after two passenger boats collided in the sea off Thatta in southern Pakistan, officials said Thursday. The boats, carrying more than 60 people in total, were ferrying passengers to visit a popular Sufi Muslim shrine in the Sindh province when they…

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Death toll in Thatta boat capsize mounts to 16

THATTA: The death toll from a capsized boat off Mirpur Sakro coast rose to 16 while 47 people were rescued by divers.  At least fifty people, including women and children, drowned on Thursday when their boat capsized in Arabian Sea in Thatta district of Sindh. The incident occurred near Mirpur Sakro area in the coastal…

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Peace activist goes missing in Lahore

LAHORE: A social activist went missing from his residence in Model Colony in Lahore within the Naseerabad police’s jurisdiction. Raza Mahmood, Pakistan’s convener of Aghaz-i-Dosti, a friendship initiative between the youth of India and Pakistan, went to his residence after a meeting with friends on Saturday but was never heard of after that.   According…

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Police hunt for 11-year-old girl who vanished after leaving school

NEWS DESK: The UK Police are urgently appealing to trace an 11-year-old girl who has been missing since leaving school, reported The Independent. Leah Taylor was last seen in the Holderness Road area of Hull at around 12.10pm on Monday. Humberside Police are appealing for anyone who sees her or knows where she is to…

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Death toll rises to 31 in California wildfires, hundreds missing

SONOMA, Calif.: Firefighters gained ground on Thursday against wildfires that have killed at least 31 people in Northern California and left hundreds missing in the chaos of mass evacuations in the heart of the state’s wine country, reported Reuters. The death toll, revised upward by eight on Thursday, marked the greatest loss of life from…

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KU professor goes missing

An associate professor of University of Karachi’s Department of Islamic Studies has been missing for the past two weeks, SAMAA reported. Dr Mohammad Ismail was whisked away from his residence in Gulshan-e-Maymar by law enforcement agencies (LEA) on Sept 15, according to his wife Amna Ismail. She said that she had sought help from the…

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Teen hiker lost in Tennessee forest for 11 days turns up ‘looking fine’

NEWS DESK: A teenager who went missing in a dense Tennessee forest for 11 days has been found in “good condition”, reported The Independent. Austin Bohanan got lost after being separated from his stepfather during a hike in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The 18-year-old, who managed to survive for nearly two weeks without…

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Two officials of Pakistan Consul General Jalalabad missing

ISLAMABAD: Two officials of Pakistan Consulate General Jalalabad are missing since 16th June, while commuting to the country by road, foreign office said here Sunday. The matter has been raised with the relevant Afghan authorities for their safety and recovery, at the earliest, a statement of the foreign office said. The Afghan authorities have informed…

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Inquiry underway to trace missing girl with ‘extremist views’

Law enforcement agencies have started its investigation of the disappearance of a female MBBS student who has gone missing in Hyderabad. Read the complete story here: Female MBBS student with ‘extremist views’ goes missing 

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Female MBBS student with ‘extremist views’ goes missing

HYDERABAD: A female student studying MBBS in a Hyderabad medical university has gone missing under mysterious circumstances, police said. According to SSP Hyderabad Irfan Al Baloch, police have launched an investigation into the sudden disappearance of girl named Noreen. Mr Baloch said the girl boarded a Lahore-bound bus last month before losing contacts with her…

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Dozens of Indian commandos go missing: report

Dozens of trainee commandos from India’s elite jungle warfare unit have gone missing on the eve of their first deployment to a restive region considered a stronghold of left-wing rebels. The soldiers were on their way to India’s eastern Bihar state by train on Sunday when they took an unexpected late-night detour without informing their…

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Four rights activists go missing in a week

ISLAMABAD: At least four Pakistani activists known on social media have gone missing this week, relatives and NGO workers told AFP Sunday, as analysts voiced rights concerns. Two of the men — Waqas Goraya and Asim Saeed — disappeared on January 4, according to a cybersecurity NGO, while Salman Haider vanished Friday and Ahmed Raza…

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Police fail to recover Salman Haider

ISLAMABAD: Police failed to recover human rights activist professor Salman Haider, who went missing in Islamabad on Friday. Salman Haider, a professor at Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU), is popular for his Urdu poetry. According to his family members, Salman Haider went missing from Bani Gala on Friday night and his car was recovered by…

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