Terrorism

  Two alleged target killers killed in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: Two alleged target killers were killed in a police encounter in Matni Bazaar here on Sunday. Another alleged target killer was taken into custody during the operation in the area. Police said one of the target killers was from Afghanistan....

  Penalty on Geo News excessive: Altaf

LONDON: MQM chief Altaf Hussain has called the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) penalty on Geo News “excessive.” Altaf Hussain said he will tell those who have imposed the penalty on Geo News to decrease it.The MQM chief address...

  CPJ denounces suspension of Geo license by PEMRA

KARACHI: Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has decried in strong terms the decision of Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to suspend the license of Geo News – the country’s most watched TV channel. Joel Simon, the Executive Director of ...

  Man shot dead in Quetta

QUETTA: Some armed persons gunned down a man in Sariab area on Sunday morning here, media reported. Rescue sources said that some unidentified armed motorbike riders targeting a man standing beside the road opened fire with modern weapons grievously ...

  Militants seize Anbar University campus in Iraq: police

RAMADI: Jihadists took staff and students hostage on Saturday at a university campus in the Iraqi city of Ramadi, where security forces have been battling rebels for months, police said. The militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group...

  Five shot dead in Karachi

KARACHI: Five people were shot dead while three others were injured in separate incidents in the city on Saturday. A man named Sajjad, 32 was seriously injured when unidentified gunmen opened fire on him near Khyber Chowk in Tauhidi Mohalla, Ittehad ...

  Twin blasts in Bajaur Agency kill two soldiers

RAWALPINDI: Twin blasts caused by the roadside bombs killed two soldiers of Pakistan Army in Bajaur Agency on Saturday, media reported. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), two soldiers lost their lives when improvised explosive devic...

  Policemen killed in Hyderabad firing

HYDERABAD: In another incident of target killing, a policeman lost his life when unknown armed culprits opened fire at Court Road in Hyderabad, media reported on Friday. According to police, two policemen named Riaz Awan and Muhammad Ejaz were on the...

  Oxygen deficiency kills three infants at Karachi hospital

KARACHI: Three new born babies lost their lives after oxygen supply to their incubators was disconnected due to load shedding at a hospital in Korangi area of Karachi, media reported on Saturday. According to the spokesman of Sindh Department of Heal...

  Wary US unlikely to restore full Egypt aid soon

WASHINGTON: As Egypt prepares to swear in its fourth leader since 2011, a huge slice of $1.5 billion in US aid remains in deep-freeze amid fears the nation is sliding back into authoritarianism. Former general Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will be crowned as ...

  ‘We are shutting down Geo out of respect for law’

KARACHI: "Although we don’t agree with Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) decision to suspend our license for 15 days, we are going to shut down our transmission out of respect for law," said Geo News on Friday few hours after the...

  Pakistan condemns terrorist attack in Kabul

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan condemns the terrorist attack on the convoy of Presidential candidate Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in Kabul, in which several innocent lives were lost and many were injured, said a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on F...

  Democratic government shuts down Pakistan's no. 1 channel

KARACHI: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has ordered GEO News to shut down for 15 days. This goes against the sentiments of the civil society, parliamentarians, political parties as well as all journalistic associations inc...

  Pakistani doctor arrested in Houston

HOUSTON: MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas : Authorities say the Montgomery County’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force arrested 21 men including a Pakistani accused of soliciting minors in the month of May. Officials from the Conroe Police Departmen...

  Ban on Geo News is attack on press freedom: Amnesty International

Karachi: The Pakistani government’s suspension of Geo TV, the country’s largest private broadcaster, is a politically motivated attack on freedom of expression and the media, said Amnesty International in a statement issued here on Friday. “The suspe...

  Six children die at a private hospital

KARACHI: Six children died at a private hospital due to alleged negligence by the staffers, media reported. The parents of the victims alleged that their children died due to shortage of oxygen and negligence of hospital administration. Sources in th...

  Suspension of Geo News license draws outrage

LAHORE: Lawyers, politicians and civil society has strongly condemned the PEMRA decision, suspending Geo News license for 15 days. Eminent lawyer and human rights activists Asma Jahangir PEMRA decision to suspend Geo News license reflects that not on...

  Suicide bombers, fighting kill 33 in northern Iraq

MOSUL: Twin suicide bombings targeting Iraq´s Shabak minority and fighting between security forces and militants killed 33 people in the northern province of Nineveh on Friday, officials said. Provincial capital Mosul is one of Iraq´s most dangerous ...

  Captured US soldier was treated well: Taliban

KABUL: The Taliban said Friday that US Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was treated well during the five years they held him captive and was even allowed to play soccer with the men holding him. The spokesman, Zaibullah Mujahid, told The Associated Press by teleph...

  Altaf Hussain shifted to police station

LONDON: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain has been moved to the police station from hospital, media reported. A London Metropolitan Police statement said the 60-year-old man arrested on Tuesday, 3 June in connection with a money laun...


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