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LoC violations: Pakistan lodges protest with Indian High Commissioner

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has denounced unprovoked Indian firing on the Line of Control in Rawalakot sector on Thursday that resulted in the martyrdom of one civilian. The Indian Deputy High Commissioner J.P Singh was summoned to Foreign Office on Thursday and a strong protest was lodged with him. In a statement, Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Muhammad…

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‘Padmaavat’ glorifies Rajputs, says Indian right-wing group; withdraws protest

India’s  right-wing Hindu group on Friday announced it has decided to take back its protest against the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Padmaavat”, stating the movie glorifies the valour of the Rajputs. The group had been protesting against the move, alleging that it involved an intimate scene between a Hindu queen and a Muslim ruler….

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Families of Maqsood, Naqeebullah join protest camp for justice

Bereaved family of Maqsood – a youth killed by police in Karachi in a suspected encounter – seek justice for the loss of their beloved one’s life, urging authorities to take notice of the ‘extra-judicial’ killing. Maqsood’s family members reached Karachi on Wednesday to join protest camp for another youth – Naqeebullah – who was…

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Padvaamat releases in India amid high security

A controversial Indian movie that has angered Hindu extremists finally opens on Thursday amid heightened security owing to fears of widespread riots. Police are on high alert across several states after protesters pledged to disrupt the release of “Padmaavat”, a Bollywood epic about a mythical Hindu queen. Radical groups say the film will portray queen…

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Video: KU students protest against Naqeeb’s killing

KARACHI: A protest was organized by students of Karachi University (KU) against the killing of Naqeebullah Mehsud, who was shot dead in an encounter with a police team led by Rao Anwar. Watch here:

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Protesters demand justice for Naqeeb Ullah, Intizar Ahmed

KARACHI: Protest demonstrations were held in different cities, including Karachi, Peshawar and Quetta, Sunday demanding justice for two youths Naqeeb Ullah Mehsood and Intizar Ahmed killed in Karachi. Naqeebullah Mehsood was killed by a police team in Karachi last week in a suspicious encounter whereas Intizar Ahmed was shot dead in Karachi’s Defence Housing Authority…

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Social media brims with anger over Naqeebullah Mehsood’s killing

Death of a 27-year-old man Naqeebullah Mehsood in a suspected police encounter in Karachi triggered rage and anger on the social media. Watch this report…

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Rao Anwar on Naqeebullah Mehsood’s death in ‘encounter’

KARACHI: Senior Superintendent of Police Rao Anwar insists that Naqeebullah, a man who was killed by police in Karachi last week, was a terrorist. While speaking to Samaa, Rao Anwar claimed that the suspect was involved in several murders and had ties with terrorist outfits. Sindh Home Minister Sohail Anwar Siyal, today, took notice of…

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Govt not feared of opposition’s protest or resignations: Pervaiz Rasheed

ISLAMABAD:Senator of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) Pervaiz Rasheed Wednesday said the government was not feared of the protest of opposition. Talking to a private news channel, he said Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) were badly failed to show their power against the government in Lahore. The senator…

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Asif Zardari, Imran Khan willing to dissolve assemblies: PAT leader

KARACHI: PPP President Asif Ali Zardari and PTI ChairmanImran Khan are ready to dissolve the assemblies of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh, PAT leader Khurram Nawaz Gandapur has claimed.  “God willing, both Asif Ali Zardari and Imran Khan are going to announce announce that they are ready to dissolve their assemblies,” Gandapur told SAMAA’s senior anchorperson…

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Watch: Aerial footage of Model Town protest

Thousands of people have joined a rally called by PAT head Dr Tahir ul Qadri to demand justice in connection with the 2014 Model Town massacre. The PAT’s protest is being supported by all major opposition groups, including PPP, PTI and JI. Watch the aerial footage of the venue.

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“Are you so scared of educated people now?”

By Minerwa Tahir KARACHI: Are you so scared of educated people now? Classical dancer and human rights activist Sheema Kermani asked this question while addressing a press conference at the Karachi Press Club on the mysterious death of philosopher Prof Dr Hasan Zafar Arif. Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), headed by Asad Iqbal Butt,…

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Zainab murder case: Court sets 36-hour deadline for arrest of culprit

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) has ordered Inspector General Punjab (IGP) to arrest the culprit responsible for 6-year-old Zainab’s abduction, rape and murder within 36 hours. LHC Chief Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah issued these directives while hearing a petition filed by Advocate Shaheem Pirzada to arrest the culprit. The CJ expressed surprise that…

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Kasur tragedy: Protests enter third day

The countrywide protests continued on Friday against heartless rape, torture and murder of little Zainab in Kasur. The protestors blocked roads in the city and clashed with police. Education institutions and markets remained in the city amid mourning for the litter girl whose body was found from garbage heap on Wednesday.  

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Suspected child rapist killed

SHEIKHUPURA: An alleged murderer and rapist of a six-year-old girl was killed in Sheikhupura during police encounter on Wednesday night. According to our correspondent, the man Shiraz Arif Raja had abducted, assaulted and murdered a six-year-old girl, whose body was found in trash on January 4 from a gunny bag. She had gone missing on…

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Break the taboo, talk about child abuse

A protest was staged at Karachi press club on Thursday to denounce the horrific molestation and killing of seven-year-old Zainab in Kasur. Participants of the protest stressed on the need to make people aware that child abuse is not a taboo anymore. Our reporter Minerva Tahir has more on the issue.

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People looking towards SC and army chief for justice: Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has said that masses are looking towards Supreme Court and army chief for the justice in Zainab murder case, Samaa reported Thursday. “The victim’s father and protesters were not seeking justice from the Punjab government or Punjab police, they looked towards Supreme Court and army chief for justice,”…

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A look into Zainab murder investigation

KASUR: Authorities are conducting investigation to track down the killer of six-year-old Zainab, who was murdered in Kasur after sexual assault, Samaa reported. According to our correspondent, Chief Minister Punjab has been briefed by security agencies about so far progress into the investigation; however, police is still clueless about the killer. Shahbaz Sharif has formed…

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Justice For Zainab: 2nd day of protests as govt forms JIT, offers reward for killer’s info

Kasur: Hundreds of protesters enraged over the murder of a young girl threw stones at government buildings in Kasur for a second day Thursday, amid growing outrage over the killing. The demonstrators hurled projectiles at a hospital, attacked the home of at least one local politician, and complained of police inaction, a day after two…

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Zainab’s father urges protesters to remain peaceful

KASUR: Ameen Ansari, the father of seven-year-old Zainab, who was murdered after being sexually assaulted in Kasur, has called upon protester s to stay peaceful during their ongoing protests, Samaa reported Thursday. “I appeal people to remain peaceful during their protesters. They should not damage public properties,” he said, while speaking to reporters. Earlier in…

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Kasur minor rape case: Police fire directly at protesters

NEWS DESK: After firing aerial shots during a protest against the rape of a minor in Kasur, police have now begun straight firing aimed at protesters. A large number of protesters bearing sticks in their hands had gathered outside the DCO Office, demanding justice for the seven-year-old child. They pelted stones at the office. Police…

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