Pakistan

Pashtuns’ whammy: When you are a victim and a terrorist simultaneously

Dilawar Khan, my cousin, was standing in the door of his room at home. A stray bullet came and pierced his chest. He fell into the lap of his sister. Since curfew was imposed, therefore, he couldn’t be taken to hospital. Eventually he bled to death in the arms of his sister. My aunt has left smiling, and living, from ...

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Theatre actor Sumbul Khan shot dead in Mardan

PAKISTAN: A female actor based in Mardan was shot dead on Saturday. According to local police, Sumbul Khan was fatally shot by three armed men who had broken into her house in Sheikh Maltoon Town and demanded that she accompany them to perform at a private event. The men opened fire when Sumbul refused and fled the scene after killing ...

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#PashtunLongMarch: Social media is abuzz with posts #PashtunRejectStateTerrorism

Media blackout of Pashtun sit-in condemned. Activists claim state following ‘racist’ policy against Pashtun community. ISLAMABAD: A sit-in by the Pashtun community in front of Islamabad Press Club against the murder of Naqeebullah Mehsud and alleged state oppression has entered its third day. Despite electronic media’s blackout of the protest, social media is abuzz with posts expressing solidarity with the protesters. ...

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Pashtun Spring in Islamabad demands an end to Pashtuns’ genocide

Pashtun Spring in Pakistan; ‘Pakistan’s security agencies conduct slow motion Pashtun genocide and sponsor terrorism in Afghanistan’. The Pashtun Long March has reached Islamabad and staged a sit-in in front of press club, wanting Justice for Naqeeb Mahsood, full stop to Pashtun genocide in Pakistan, human rights violations in FATA and Pakistan imposed terrorism and militarism, but it was totally ...

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Establishment never accepted 1973 Constitution wholeheartedly: Afrasiab Khattak

ISLAMABAD: Former senator Afrasiab Khattak on Thursday said the establishment never accepted the 1973 Constitution wholeheartedly and this was why whenever military dictators came to power they suspended the Constitution and introduced a presidential system. He was speaking at a conference, ‘Exclusionary practices: building resilience and responsiveness in state and society’ organised by Awaaz Forum at a local hotel. Mr ...

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Naqeebullah protest moves to Islamabad, demands end to ‘Pakhtun genocide’

A stage is set up in Islamabad during the protest demanding justice for Naqeebullah Mehsud.— Photo by Shakeel Qarar Hundreds of people from the tribal areas rallied in Islamabad on Thursday, demanding the arrest of suspended SP Rao Anwar who has been accused of killing 27-year-old aspiring model Naqeebullah Mehsud in a staged ‘encounter’ in Karachi. The protesters had gathered in ...

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Pakistan says 27 Taliban, Haqqani network suspects handed over to Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD: The officials in Islamabad are saying that 27 Taliban and Haqqani network suspects have been handed over to the authorities in Afghanistan. A spokesman for the ministry of foreign affairs of Pakistan Dr. Mohammad Faisal said Pakistan continues to push any suspected Tehrik-e-Taliban Afghanistan and Haqqani network elements to prevent them from using the Pakistani soil for any terrorist ...

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3 policemen allegedly involved in Naqeebullah murder case identified by eyewitnesses

DN: Three policemen allegedly involved in a Karachi ‘encounter’ resulting in the extrajudicial killing of North Waziristan native Naqeebullah Mehsud were picked out by eyewitnesses during an identification parade in court on Wednesday. Assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Allahyar, head constable Muhammad Iqbal and constable Arshad Ali were produced before a judicial magistrate in Malir, where two eyewitnesses identified them in an ...

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Afghan security officials visit Pakistan to hand over evidence regarding Kabul attacks

ISLAMABAD: Top Afghan security officials have arrived in Islamabad the capital of Pakistan after a series of deadly attacks in Kabul and other parts of the country left scores of people dead. The two senior security officials, including the intelligence chief Masoom Stanikzai and minister of interior Wais Ahmad Barmak are expected to hold talks with the Pakistani officials. The ...

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Main accused in Asma murder case has successfully fled to Saudi Arabia on an Umrah visa: police

Asma was a third-year student at a medical college in Abbottabad — Photo by H. Farhan. A special team was formed on Monday to investigate the killing of Asma Rani, a third-year medical student who was reportedly shot dead in Kohat on Saturday for refusing a marriage proposal. District Police Officer (DPO) Abbas Majeed Marwat formed a team comprising six senior ...

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