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Police inspector among three shot dead in Karachi

KARACHI (Sarzameen News) – At least three people including a police official were killed in separate incidents of violence in the city, police said on Thursday. Iqbal Mehmood, a sub-inspector of police was killed near Lal flats on Rashid Minhas road. Another police official and a civilian also sustained injuries in the incident. “Iqbal was

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Turkish police free six Pakistani hostages, four smugglers held

ISTANBU (Monitoring Desk) – Turkish police on Wednesday freed six Pakistani nationals taken hostage by human smugglers, while they were on way to Greece, the Foreign Office and Pakistani Embassy in Istanbul confirmed. These Pakistanis were going to Greece to find work that they were abducted by human smugglers. The culprits brutally tortured these hostages and filmed it

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Lahore protest, shelling causes traffic gridlock

LAHORE (Sarzameen News) – Commuters in Lahore were stuck in a massive traffic gridlock on Wednesday after police barricaded roads to prevent a rally from a religious party and resorted to teargas shells to disperse protestors. Hundreds of supporters of a religious party gathered in Gulberg area of Lahore to mark Tahuffaz-e-Namoos-e-Risalat on the sixth

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SC hints at tracing any misuse of public office by Nawaz Sharif

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – While conducting fresh hearing of the Panama Papers case, a five-member larger bench of the Supreme Court has asked key questions from Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s lawyer on Wednesday. The apex court asked the defense lawyer to tell exact date regarding Nawaz Sharif’s appointment as the minister of finance, his selection

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Five die after drinking toxic liquor in Peshawar

PESHAWAR (Sarzameen News) – At least five people lost their lives after drinking toxic liquor in Peshawar on Wednesday. The condition of five people, which included four members of a single family, living in slums along railway lines deteriorated after consuming toxic liquor. Four people identified as Nasir, Qaisar, Victor and Kamal died on the

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SC to hear Panama Papers case on daily basis

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – A new five-member larger bench of the Supreme Court has decided today (Thursday) to conduct hearing of Panama Papers case on daily basis. Justice Asif Saeed Khosa is heading the five-member bench comprising Justice Ejaz Afzal, Justice Gulzar Ahmad, Justice Azmat Saeed Sheikh and Justice Ijazul Ahsan. During the case proceeding,

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Interior ministry rubbishes allegations of Sindh govt over NAP implementation

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – Interior ministry Tuesday rejected the allegations leveled by Sindh government regarding implementation of National Action Plan (NAP). Responding to statements of Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah and Spokesman for the Sindh government, a spokesperson for interior ministry said it is quite unfortunate that a national security issue has been used merely

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Pakistan believes in peaceful co-existence with regional countries: PM

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has emphasized that Pakistan believes in peaceful co-existence with all countries of the region. Chairing a high level meeting on foreign policy in Islamabad on Tuesday, he said Pakistan looks forward to establishing strong and mutually beneficial relations with countries of the region. The Prime Minister said peaceful

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Qatari prince’s letter is fraudulent, claims Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan on Tuesday claimed that letter by Qatar prince in Panama Papers case was ‘fake’ a ‘fraud’ for which he should be penalised. “The Qatari letter is a fraud and forgery for which the prince should be sentenced and jailed. He is not supposed to turn

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PTI submits additional documents regarding Panama case in SC

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) through its counsel Naeem Bukhari on Tuesday submitted additional documents in Supreme Court regarding Panama Leaks case. The forty-page document includes details of conversation between British Virgin Islands’ investigation department and Mosack Fonseca Company while emails of Minerva Community Services and Mosack, terming Maryam Nawaz as beneficial owner

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