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Sindh govt announces public holiday

KARACHI: The Sindh Government has announced a holiday on November 4, 2017 to commemorate the Urs of Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai.  According to a notification by Sindh Government, all government offices will remain close on the day. Educational institutes will also be closed to mark the Urs of the saint. Thousands of devotees pay homage…

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Suspect accused of murdering Tania Khaskheli arrested from Balochistan

SEHWAN: The main suspect Khan Noohani, in the Tania Khaskheli murder case, has been arrested from Balochistan more than ten days after he committed the murder of the student.  According to details, Khan Noohani, who is accused of murdering 19-year-old student from Sehwan Tania Khaskheli for turning down his marriage proposal, was arrested by police…

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He didn’t even let Tania drink water before murdering her–sister

DADU: Sister of Tania, the murdered 19-year-old student who was shot to death by an influential landlord after she turned down his marriage proposal, spoke to SAMAA TV to share the chilling account of her sister’s killing.  Watch how she recalls her sister being shot by the influential feudal lord who told her that she…

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Family of murdered student Tania fear for their lives after being threatened by feudal lord

SEHWAN: An influential landlord has turned to issuing threats to the father of a 19-year-old student he murdered when she refused his marriage proposal. According to details, Tania’s father is being threatened with dire consequences after his daughter was killed by the same feudal lord for turning down his marriage proposal. Deceased Tania’s sisters have…

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Video: Record number of visitors at Qalandar Urs

It was the first Urs following them the most ravaging terrorism at the shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar with record number of visitors. DCO says over 2.2 million people attended the Urs ceremonies including Dhamaal in first two days. Watch more in the video report.

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Dar phones parliamentary leaders to discuss military courts

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Senator Muhammad Ishaq Dar on Saturday telephoned parliamentary leaders to discuss matters concerning extension in working of military courts for speedy trial of terrorists. The political leaders telephoned included Maulana Fazal ur Rahman, Syed Naveed Qamar, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao and Maulana Atta-ur-Rahman. During his telephonic conversation, Ishaq Dar…

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Sehwan blast: FIR lodged against unknown suspects

HYDERABAD: Jamshoro police have lodged an FIR against four unknown suspects for the terrorist attack at the shrine of Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalandar (RA) in Sehwan. According to the FIR, three suspects were involved in recce while one carried out the suicide attack on the 800-year-old shrine. The FIR was registered on complaint of SHO…

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Suicide blast footage at Lal Shahbaz shrine

Samaa has gained the clear footage of suicide blast at Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine. Thousands of visitors were gathered during the Dhamaal (dance). Watch video

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HRCP demands decisive crackdown on terrorists

LAHORE: Strongly condemning the Sehwan Sharif suicide bombing and a series of terrorist attacks in the country over the last few days, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has demanded decisive crackdown on all manifestations of violence, especially in the name of faith. In a statement issued on Friday, the Commission said: “HRCP is…

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China offers support to Pakistan in terror fight

BEIJING: China on Friday strongly condemned the terrorist attack at a Sufi shrine in Sehwan, Sindh province and offered its support to Pakistan in its fight against menace of terrorism and extremism. “We strongly condemn this terrorist attack, express our deep condolences to the victims and sincere sympathies to the injured and the bereaved,” Chinese…

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PM directs armed forces to eliminate enemy with full force of state

SEHWAN: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Friday reiterated his government’s resolve to counter terrorists and authorised the army to “eliminate the enemy wherever they are.” According to a PM House statement, he was chairing a meeting here in  the aftermath of horrific bomb blast at the shrine of sufi saint Lal Shahbaz Qalandar. The prime…

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Threat alert issued for Pindi, Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: The country’s intelligence agencies have issued security alert over threats of terrorism to the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi following series of terrorist incidents in Lahore and Sehwan.  National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) issued a letter to Secretary Punjab Home Department. According to the notification, a suicide bomber, Usama, has been primed for…

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Sehwan blast; A three-day mourning in Sindh

KARACHI: A three-day mourning against terrorist acts will be observed today across Sindh, the national flag will remain at half-mast.

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CNS places all Naval Hospitals at Karachi on high alert

ISLAMABAD: Chief of Naval Staff has placed all Naval Hospitals in Karachi on high alert and ready to receive injured persons through night capable helicopters.

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Terrorists were neither Muslims nor human beings: Sindh CM

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has strongly condemned the blast at the shrine of Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sehwan on Thursday evening. A statement here said, the chief minister telephoned the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sindh and Commissioner Hyderabad and sought details about the incident. The Chief Minister declared emergency…

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At least 72 killed in Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine blast

DADU: At least 72 people, including 20 children and nine women, were killed and scores of others were wounded when a  suicide bomber ripped through Lal Shahbaz Qalandar Shrine in Sehwan Sharif on Thursday, officials said. The death toll is feared to go up as many of the injured are in critical condition. Senior police…

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Elderly man recounts horror of shrine blast

An elderly man was among scores of people who were injured in a deadly suicide blast at Lal Shahbaz Qalandar Shrine in Sehwan Sharif. “Everything fell apart after the blast. I lost my daughter,” the terrified man told SAMAA.  

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Around 65 killed, over 500 injured in shrine blast: Rescue worker

A rescue worker has told SAMAA that at least 65 people have been killed and more than 500 people are injured in the bomb blast at Lal Shahbaz Qalandar Shrine in Sehwan Sharif. Children, women and elderly people are among the victims.

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PM Sharif condemns attack on Sufi shrine, urges unity

KARACHI: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday strongly condemned a suicide attack on Lal Shahbaz Qalandar Shrine which killed at least 25 people and left scores of others wounded. “The attack on the shrines of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar represents an attack on the progressive, inclusive future of Pakistan; one where every man women and child…

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Politics and Rangers should not be mixed: Sindh CM

SEHWAN SHARIF: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah promised to represent Sindh in the best manner possible across all forums. He was speaking to the media after he paid his respects at the tomb of the revered spiritual personality Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sehwan Sharif, Sindh. “I will raise issues pertaining to Sindh…

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