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NCSW voices grave concern over Kasur tragedy

ISLAMABAD: The National Commission on the Status of Women (NCSW) on Wednesday expressed grave concern over the assault and murder of a minor girl in Kasur. The eight-year old girl was allegedly raped and killed, after she was abducting near her home. Zainab went missing five days prior to her body being found on Tuesday night in a…

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January 10, 2018

 

Three of a family die after house crashes in Lahore

LAHORE: At least three people including two children were killed when their three-storey building crashed onto them on Saturday. The building was in bedraggled condition before it finally crumbled. The building fell on its four inhabitants; of them, a child was rescued alive. The deceased include minors, Ali Gohar and Zahid Haider, the Rescue 1122…

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January 6, 2018

 

The Tragedy of the Commons: Karachi

By Saman Siddiqui “The Tragedy of the Commons,” is one of the most powerful illustrations of the environmental problem. In 1968 Garrett Hardin wrote an article which claimed to show that many environmental problems are caused by a system of open access to commonly owned resources. This is known as an economic theory of a…

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November 14, 2017

 

Death of 60 Rohingya refugees in boat capsize highlights their tragedy

Cox’s Bazar: More than 60 Rohingya refugees are feared dead after a boat carrying them from Myanmar capsized, leaving distraught relatives to hold burials on Friday in squalid Bangladesh camps which the Red Cross says are tipping into a health crisis. Half a million Rohingya have crushed into camps in Bangladesh in just over a…

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September 29, 2017

 

Ahmedpur Sharqia tragedy: Death toll mounts to 219

BAHAWALPUR: The death toll of Ahmedpur Sharqia oil tanker inferno has risen to 219 as another patient admitted to burn unit of Nishtar Hospital Multan had succumbed to his injuries. Hospital sources told APP on Monday that a large number of people suffered severe burn wounds in oil tanker inferno which took place on National…

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July 10, 2017

 

Video: Bahria Town show becomes a nightmare for Samina’s family

Several days have gone by after Bahria Town Enclave tragedy; however, the victims are still sad. Members of Samina’s bereaved family are grieving her demise. The crash incident occurred while ARY Zindagi’s entertainment show was in progress. The tragedy left scores of visitors wounded. Watch Arshad Virk’s report.

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May 10, 2017

 

Two students, teacher killed as truck rams into AJK school

ISLAMABAD: At least two students and a teacher were killed and eight other girl students injured when an out-of-control truck crashed through a school building in Bagh district of Azad Kashmir on Friday morning. As per details, the driver lost control of the vehicle due to faulty brakes and rammed into a school in Birpani…

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January 13, 2017

 

Bilawal pays glowing tributes to Karbala martyrs

KARACHI: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has paid the glowing tribute to Hazrat Imam Husain (AS) and other Shaheeds of Karbala, who sacrificed their lives during fighting against the injustice and atrocities and exalted the humanity and honor and dignity of Islam. In a message on 10th of Muharam Youm-e-Ashur, Chairman Pakistan Peoples…

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October 12, 2016

 

Safety in focus, one year after Hughes tragedy

SYDNEY, Australia: On the first anniversary of the tragic death of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes, questions are being asked about safety — and the new pink ball being used at this week’s historic day-night Test. Hughes, who played 26 Tests, died from bleeding on the brain on November 27 last year after being hit on…

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November 26, 2015

 

Jacobabad blast report says attacker missed target

  KARACHI: The preliminary report of Jacobabad bombing has been readied. According to the report, the assailant blew up before reaching the target. According to the report, the bullet from the attacker’s pistol hit himself that resulted in an explosion. According to the report, a bullet was found stuck in chamber of the attacker’s pistol….

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October 29, 2015

 

Her luggage reaches home without her

Faisalabad’s Naseem Akhtar went missing after Mina tragedy. Her luggage reached her home. Her family members say that they are unable to muster up courage to check her luggage. Mudassir Nazeer reports.

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October 3, 2015

 

Hundreds still missing a week after deadly hajj stampede

DUBAI: Hundreds of people were still unaccounted for a week after a hajj stampede killed hundreds more, with national tallies of the dead far exceeding figures provided by Saudi Arabia. The kingdom gave a toll of 769 people killed and 934 injured in the tragedy during a pilgrimage stoning ritual at Mina near the holy…

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October 2, 2015

 

Family awaiting Khalid’s safe return

Khalid Rumani went to perform Hajj from Faisalabad but he is still unaccounted for even after the lapse of five days. His family members are immensely disturbed.

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September 30, 2015

 

Sore queries linger five days on

Despite the repeated claims by the officials in Pakistan and Saudi Arab, the actual death of Mina stampede is still unknown. The members of pilgrims’ families are inconsiderably distressed about the impending reports. Watch this report on the saga of pain.

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September 29, 2015

 

Okara’s Yousuf, Kohat’s Pari go missing

Okara’s Muhammed and Kohat’s 55-year Bas Pari Jaan are among the missing as a result of sanguineous stampede at Mina as the Hajj rituals were near conclusion. The members of their families are on tenterhooks unable to take rest. Watch this heart-touching report.

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September 29, 2015

 

Where is Lyari’s Ghani after Mina mishap?

Abdul Ghani who hails from Lyari area of Karachi is among the missing after Mina stampede. Each and every passing moment is agonizingly heavy on his family members. Shehla Mehmood reports.

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September 29, 2015

 

Biometric verification of Mina martyrs begins

KARACHI: The process regarding the biometric verification of Mina martyrs has been initiated, as Saudi officials have begun taking fingerprints from the bodies. The data of fingerprints from the martyrs’ bodies will be matched with those present at the central data. The finalized list of martyrs will be compiled according to their respective nationalities only after…

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September 29, 2015

 

Amjad Sabri prays for Mina’s Pakistani victims

Renowned qawwal and Naat-Khawan Amjad Sabri expressed deep emotions for the deceased and the missing people of Mina tragedy. He prayed for them.

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September 29, 2015

 

Mother wails for missing Bushra

Karachi’s 27-year Bushra is missing ever since Mina stampede. Her mother cannot help but shed tears down her cheeks.

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September 29, 2015

 

Critics question Saudi safety focus after hajj tragedy

DUBAI: The worst disaster in 25 years at the annual hajj pilgrimage has left critics questioning the Saudi government’s attention to safety, despite billions of dollars invested in improving conditions. A stampede on Thursday killed more than 700 people during a stoning ritual attended by hundreds of thousands of Muslim pilgrims from around the world….

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September 25, 2015

 

Minister confirms six Pakistani deaths in Mina stampede

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Religious and Interfaith Harmony Sardar Muhammad Yousaf on Thursday confirmed the death of six Pakistani pilgrims in Mina, outside Makkah, due to stampede. Talking to private TV channel, the minister, sharing the information, said two women hailing from Karachi, identified as Hifsa and Nasreen have martyred. Their relatives have been informed about…

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September 25, 2015

 
 
 
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