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Islamabad dharna: LEAs prepare to move in as deadline nears

ISLAMABAD: Law enforcement personnel prepared to move in on protesters who have staged a sit-in since the past 12 days in the federal capital, SAMAA TV reported on Friday.  According to details, Rangers, Frontier Corps and Islamabad police have surrounded the Faizabaad exchange where the sit-in protest is taking place. In his briefing to the…

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LEAs arrest three terrorists, seize explosives from Attock

ATTOCK: Law enforcement agencies on Wednesday arrested three terrorists and seized large cache of ammunition and explosives from Attock, Samaa reported. According to details, Police and Rangers and carried out a search operation in the jurisdiction of Bahtar Police Station. It was carried out following information provided by intelligence agencies. The security forces nabbed three…

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NAB court orders to freeze Ishaq Dar’s assets

ISLAMABAD: The Accountability Court Monday ordered to freeze the assets possessed by Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on a request by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in corruption reference of assets beyond known sources of income. The NAB Chairman froze the assets of the finance minister and requested the NAB court to corroborate the step. The…

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Assets case: Ishaq Dar reached Accountability Court

ISLAMABAD: Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar Monday reached the Accountability Court that is hearing assets beyond the known sources of income. Meantime, the NAB court will begin trial in three corruption references against former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his children and son-in-law from October 26. The first witness will get his statement recorded before the…

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Eight terrorists including head of banned outfit killed in Karachi encounter

KARACHI: Eight terrorists including the head of banned outfit Ansar-ul-Sharia and master of mind of various terrorist attacks, Sheheryar alias Dr. Abdullah Hashmi have been killed in an encounter with Rangers and Counter Terrorism Department(CTD) in Raees Goth area of Baldia Town. Another member of a banned outfit Arsalan Baig has also been killed in…

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WATCH: Tight security measures being taken for Sri Lanka T20 series

Fool proof security arrangements are being made for Sri Lankan team’s visit to Pakistan after a period of eight years. Large contingent of Pakistan Army, Rangers and Police will serve duty during the T20 series in Lahore.

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Rangers recover weapons, ammunition in Karachi

KARACHI: Rangers foiled a terror bid in Karachi as the para-military force recovered a large-cache of ammunition from Memon Goth area. According to a spokesman of Pakistan Rangers (Sindh), the para-military force carried out a crackdown at Darsano Channo in Memon Goth area. The recovered weapons included four sub-machine guns, magazines and 891 ammunition rounds…

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Rangers power extended

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has approved the extension of special power of Pakistan Rangers for another 90 days. The special powers given to Pakistan Rangers are expiring on October 12, 2017. The chief minister extended the powers from October 13 for another 90 days.  – SAMAA

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Uzair Baloch makes sensational revelations about PPP leadership, police officials

KARACHI: Notorious criminal and a key figure in the Lyari underworld, Uzair Baloch, on Monday made sensational revelations against senior PPP leaders and police officials. According to Uzair Baloch, he secured 14 sugar mills by force on the directives of senior leaders of PPP. Baloch also said that the bounty on his head was struck…

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No one ordered Rangers to be deployed in court premises: Iqbal

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal has said that no one had prohibited him from entering the Accountability Court during Nawaz corruption Sharif’s hearing, Samaa reported. In his interview in Samaa TV program Agenda 360, Iqbal stated that administration had not issued any orders to deploy Rangers in the court premises. “We are searching for that person…

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Fear grips city as serial slasher remains at large

By Minerwa Tahir KARACHI: A serial slasher has been on a stabbing spree in Gulshan-e-Iqbal and adjoining areas over the past week. On Wednesday, he attacked four more women, taking the official toll of survivors to 11. Unofficial accounts suggest that the number of survivors has crossed 20. Police insist that the lone attacker is…

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Terrorized female residents of Karachi restrict movement, obtain sharp objects to counter ‘psychopath’ slasher

By Minerwa Tahir KARACHI: A serial slasher has been on a stabbing spree in Gulshan-e-Iqbal and adjoining areas over the past week. On Wednesday, he attacked four more women, taking the official toll of survivors to 11. Unofficial accounts suggest that the number of survivors has crossed 20. Police insist that the lone attacker is…

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Imran lambasts Iqbal over Rangers criticism

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Monday branded Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal’s media talk outside the Judicial Complex a premeditated move to save the ruling Sharif family from facing accountability. “They are intentionally targeting army and state institutions to save a disqualified man from accountability,” Khan told media persons. “Ahsan Iqbal was staging…

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Interior Secretary launches probe into Rangers deployment

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Interior Secretary on Monday launched a probe into deployment of paramilitary Rangers force at Judicial Complex on the directive of Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal. According to reports, SSP Islamabad had written a letter to Deputy Commissioner to deploy the paramilitary forces to avert any untoward incident during the appearance of ousted Prime…

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Why did Ahsan Iqbal go to the accountability court? Talks about it on Twitter

NEWS DESK: Federal Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal was barred from entering the premises of the Accountability Court on Monday by Rangers personnel. After the hue and cry over this inappropriate action of the force that is subordinate to the interior ministry, a columnist on Twitter asked Iqbal why he went to the accountability court. And…

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Why was I stopped: Ahsan Iqbal seeks clarification from Secretary Interior

ISLAMABAD: Federal Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal Monday summoned Secretary Interior to clarify as to who issued the orders to bar federal ministers from entering Judicial Complex.   The federal minister called the secretary of his ministry to account for the situation that cropped up after personnel of paramilitary force stopped him from entering the Judicial…

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Ahsan Iqbal lashes out at Rangers for barring entry

NEWS DESK: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Monday lashed out at Rangers for barring PML-N leaders, lawyers and supporters of ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif as well as media personnel from entering the accountability court in Islamabad where the former prime minister has appeared for a hearing into graft cases against him. Speaking to the media, the…

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I cannot be a puppet interior minister, lashes out Ahsan Iqbal

NEWS DESK: There will one law and one government here, said Interior Minister, saying that he refuses to be a puppet interior minister. He said that those who violated their jurisdiction by barring him from entering the accountability court premises will be taken to task. Watch here:

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Twitter springs into action as Rangers stop Ahsan Iqbal from entering court premises

NEWS DESK: Twitter users sprung into action as paramilitary soldiers barred Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal from entering the court premises. Some even compared this action to a ‘coup’. Let’s take a look at how Twitterati reacted: Dear world, today a soldier of Pakistan Rangers denied entry to the Federal Interior Minister into open court. Cable…

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Watch: Ahsan Iqbal barred from entering court premises

NEWS DESK: Federal Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal was stopped on Monday by Rangers from entering the premises of Accountability Court where hearing of three NAB references against Nawaz Sharif and his children are in progress. Watch here:

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‘Shame, shame’ slogans shouted against Rangers

NEWS DESK: Slogans of ‘Shame, shame’ were raised against the Rangers after they barred Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal from entering the court premises. People questioned what authority the paramilitary soldiers had to do so. Watch here:

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