Light to Pakistan’s lepers, Dr Ruth Pfau passes away in Karachi

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KARACHI: Dr Ruth Pfau, a symbol of selflessness and devotion to leprosy patients, passed away at the age of 87 in Karachi late Wednesday night while she was undergoing surgery, DawnNews reported. Dr Ruth had been undergoing treatment at the Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre for two weeks and passed away during surgery at 12:30am on Wednesday night, said the centre. The late Dr ...

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Man decapitates wife for not quitting job in Lahore

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LAHORE: A man allegedly decapitated his wife with a chopper in the name of honour at Manga Mandi on Sunday. Police said 37-year-old Nasreen, a mother of three, a resident of Shamke Bhattian, was found dead by her children and neighbours in a room of her house with her head severed. The police after being informed of the murder reached ...

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Hafiz Saeed to register Jamaat ud Dawah as political party


“After Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jamat-ud-Dawah, Hafiz Saeed led Kashmir Jihadist group is now being rebranded as Milli Muslim League Pakistan.” The Mumbai 25/11 attacks mastermind, Hafiz Saeed has decided to register his terror outfit Jamaat ud Dawah as a political party after renaming it as  Milli Muslim League Pakistan. Most wanted terrorist Hafiz Saeed has decided to launch his own political ...

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Musharraf says certain people could have arranged money, weapons for Afghan war


KABUL: The former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has said the Pakistani military as an institution has not arranged money or weapons for the Afghan war. However, he said certain people could have arranged money and weapons transfer to Afghanistan. Musharraf made the remarks during an interview with BBC’s Urdu service, insisting that the Pakistani military as an institution did not ...

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Pakistan epicenter of global terrorism: MQM


KABUL: Muhajir Qaumi Movement (MQM), Pakistan’s opposition party has staged a massive demonstration in front of White House against enforced disappearances, paramilitary operation and extra judicial killings of its party members in Karachi, capital city of Sindh province, Pajhwok Afghan News reported. Mohajir Qaumi Movement (MQM) Convener Nadeem Nusrat, members of Coordination Committee, office bearers, workers, supporters and members of ...

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ANP accepts the SC decision, keeping its reservations aside, says Asfandyar Wali Khan


Asfandyar says parliament must complete its term PESHAWAR: Awami National Party (ANP) chief Asfandyar Wali Khan says Pakistan Muslim League-N leader Nawaz Sharif has become victim of the articles of the Constitution the ANP wanted to change but the former prime minister vehemently refused. “Articles 62 and 63 relating to sagacity and righteousness of a parliamentarian as in the 1973 ...

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Pakistani prime minister step down after Supreme Court’s disqualification verdict

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Friday disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from holding public office in a landmark decision on the Panama Papers case. Shortly after, the PM House issued a notification saying that Nawaz Sharif, despite having “strong reservations” on the SC’s verdict, has stepped down from his post as the premier. Reacting to the court’s order, a PML-N ...

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PHC transfers Mashal Khan murder case to Haripur ATC from Mardan


PESHAWAR: Peshawar High Court (PHC) Chief Justice Yahya Afridi on Thursday ordered the transfer of the Mashal Khan murder case from Mardan to an Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Haripur jail after Khan’s father requested the move fearing “influential adversaries”. A two-judge bench comprising Justice Afridi and Justice Ishtiaq Ibrahim heard Muhammad Iqbal Khan’s plea requesting transfer of the case from Mardan amid ...

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Pakistan: Panchayat in Punjab orders rape of the sister of a rapist


PUNJAB: A panchayat or tribal council in Punjab province of Pakistan ordered the rape of a man who had raped a young girl. The incident took place recently in Rajpur area of Muzaffarabad where a 12-year-old girl was raped by the man. According to the police officials in Multan, the rape of the sister of the rapist was ordered during ...

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Explosion leaves 26 dead, several wounded in Lahore city of Pakistan


LAHORE: An explosion ripped through a market in Lahore city, the provincial capital of Punjab in Pakistan, leaving 26 dead, several wounded. According to the local security officials quoted by the local media, the incident took place this afternoon in the vicinity of Ferozpur road. The officials are saying that the blast ripped through a vegetable market and was apparently ...

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