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Maqsood’s family being threatened to forgive accused in fake encounter case: Jibran Nasir

The father of Maqsood, a youth killed in an alleged encounter on January 20, has appealed the government to provide his family justice and place the names of suspects on the Exit Control List. Human Rights activist Jibran Nasir has claimed that Maqsood’s family was given threats and told to forgive the accused. He said…

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Militants kill five-year-old, injure five policemen in Dasht

A five-year-old child was killed and five policemen injured when security forces conducted an operation against militants in Balochistan’s Dasht. The Counter-Terrorism Department, Frontier Constabulary, police’s Anti-Terrorism Force and intelligence agencies raided a house on the Dasht-Sibi Road, around 20 to 25 kilometres from Quetta, on Wednesday. According to CTD DIG Aitizaz Goraya, the raid…

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Car stuffed with guns seized in Karachi’s DHA

The Karachi police have arrested two men and seized a large cache of weapons from Defence’s Khayaban-e-Tanzeem. Police searched a black Corolla with Islamabad number plate GW-552 when they found it filled with guns. Two men, Javed Ashraf and Chanesar, were arrested. The car had 11 Kalashnikovs, seven shotguns and 10 pistols. It was full…

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SHO killed in IED blast en route to investigating murder in Sufi Mohammad hometown

A police mobile unit has been attacked in Lower Dir in which the SHO and driver have been killed, reports SAMAA’s Zahid Jan. The victims were identified as Zaindara Police Station SHO Bakht Buner Khan and his driver Irfan. His gunman and constable were injured. The police party was going to investigate the killing of…

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Missing persons: SHC annoyed by police failure

The Sindh High Court heard on Thursday a set of petitions pertaining to recovery of more than 70 missing persons. The court expressed its anger over performance of both police and JIT for making no progress in tracing the whereabouts of missing persons. Police investigation officer, DSP Korangi and other officials turned up as a…

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Gun battle between Dolphin Police, suspects claims life of 14-year-old

A 14-year-old was caught in the crosshairs of an alleged police encounter on Tuesday. The victim succumbed to his wounds as police arrested five suspects for being involved in the gun battle.  According to details, the Dolphin Force signalled to a vehicle to stop at Ring Road in Lahore but it refused to follow the…

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Gilgit residents up in arms about “anti-people” GB Order 2018

Protests broke out in 10 districts of Gilgit-Baltistan Sunday as people are up in arms about what they say is an “anti-people” executive order. Residents of Gilgit-Baltistan boycotted all economic activity and staged protests. On Saturday, a number of people were injured as police tried to stop the protesters from approaching the Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly…

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10 protesters dead in south India clashes: police

A protester was killed by a rubber bullet in a second day of clashes in southern India Wednesday, after 10 were shot dead when police opened fire on a rally demanding the closure of a copper plant, officials said. Police fired rubber bullets at the crowd and sent volleys of live ammunition overhead, officials and…

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Indian cricketer Ravindra Jadeja’s wife attacked by policeman

The wife of Indian cricketer Ravindra Jadeja was allegedly attacked by a policeman in Jamnanagar following their vehicles’ collision on Monday evening. According to Hindustan Times, Rivaba Jadeja’s car collided with the bike of constable Sanjay Ahrir. “After both vehicles stopped, Ahrir allegedly attacked Rivaba when she stepped out of the car,” the report said….

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Four bodies found in sacks at Sukkur Barrage

Four dead bodies, packed in sacks, were recovered from Sukkur Barrage on Sunday. The victims have not been identified. Rescue teams and police arrived at the scene and shifted the corpses to a hospital for post-mortem. The rescue workers said that they bodies got swept from Punjab and got trapped in the doors of the…

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Indonesia police shoot dead four men after attack on Riau HQ

Indonesian police shot dead four men on Wednesday after they used samurai swords to attack officers at Riau police headquarters in Pekanbaru, Sumatra, a police spokesman said. The men had driven their car into the police yard before getting out to stage the attack, Setyo Wasisto, national police spokesman, told a briefing. Two officers were…

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Congress leader Shashi Tharoor charged over wife’s death

A charismatic Indian opposition figure and former top UN official was charged Monday over the death of his wife, reigniting a mystery that shook the country’s establishment. Shashi Tharoor, 62, is accused of cruelty toward his wife Sunanda Pushkar and abetting her suicide in a five-star hotel room in 2014. Delhi police said on Twitter…

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Indian police charge MP Shashi Tharoor over wife’s death

The police in Delhi charged Indian MP and former UN diplomat Shashi Tharoor with aiding his wife’s suicide in 2014. The death of his wife, Sunanda Pushkar, was initially treated as suicide. However, the police later said she had been murdered. They did not name any suspect. Now, they have charged Mr Tharoor, who belongs…

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Police forced me to record statement against Rao Anwar: prime witness

The police forced me to record a statement against Rao Anwar, stated the primary witness in the Naqeebullah murder case in a court hearing on Monday. Rao Anwar, a former police chief of Malir district, is the main accused in the case. According to the petitioners, he picked up Naqeebullah Mehsud, a 27-year-old aspiring model…

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MQM-P lawmakers concerned over withdrawal of security

The MQM Pakistan MPAs have expressed concerns over withdrawal of their security. The policemen deployed for security of the MQM’s Sindh Assembly members have been directed to report back to DIG office. The MQM leaders claimed that the security was withdrawn after their protest in the house during  budget session. “The move is aimed at…

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Blast in Bannu kills policeman

A blast near a police mobile van on Bannu’s Kohat Road left a policeman dead on Friday. Four other police officials and six passers-by were also injured. They were taken to a hospital. (This is a developing story)

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In India, boy victims of sex crimes don’t get talked about

He was lured into a room near where he played cricket, a man then shut the door and window, and raped him. That’s what a 14-year-old Mumbai boy told his mother from his hospital bed last July. The boy died soon after, killed by the rat poison he consumed after the assault, according to details…

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Suicide bombers, gunmen attack Kabul police stations

Suicide bombers and gunmen launched apparent coordinated attacks on two Kabul police stations on Wednesday, with security forces still searching buildings for some of the assailants. A series of loud explosions rocked the Afghan capital in the late morning and were quickly followed by volleys of gunfire as police engaged in fierce battles with militants….

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Pakistani police exhume Italian woman over suspected ‘honor killing’

Pakistani police exhumed the body of an Italian-Pakistani on Wednesday to investigate suspicion her family killed her in the name of so-called honor after she refused to marry a man of their choosing. Sana Cheema, 25, who lived in Brescia, Italy, was visiting relatives in Pakistan this month when her family says she died after…

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Ten killed as van plows into Toronto crowd in ‘deliberate’ act

TORONTO: At least 10 people have died after a man plowed a white rental van into a crowd of pedestrians in Canada’s biggest city Toronto on Monday. The incident took place in broad daylight around 16 kilometers (10 miles) from a conference center hosting a meeting of G7 ministers, but officials said they had no evidence of…

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Cop killed, SHO injured in Karachi shooting

By Shah Nawaz Ali KARACHI: A cop was killed and a police officer was injured during a suspected encounter in Karachi on Saturday evening, officials said. The shootout took place in Clifton. According to sources, unidentified gunmen riding a motorcycle opened straight fire on a police team and managed to escape from the scene unscathed….

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