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MQM questions JIT’s credibility is Inappropriate: Sharjeel Memon

KARACHI: Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon on Monday said that the criticism on Baldia factory fire's Joint Investigation Team (JIT) report was not appropriate. Speaking to reporters outside the Sindh Assembly building, Memon said: “JIT has joint representatives of several institutions such as police, Rangers, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Military Intelligence (MI) and Intelligence Bureau (IB) to carry out investigations…to...

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Karachi: Rangers arrest 12th May carnage accused

KARACHI: Rangers have claimed to arrest a senior Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) worker who was allegedly involved in the May 12, 2007 carnage in an operation carried out in Karachi’s Mehmoodabad area. The accused, identified as Abdul Rafiq Rajput alias Kaein, was MQM’s sector in-charge in Mehmoodabad. According to the Rangers spokesperson, during the initial interrogation, the suspect confessed he...

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Karachi’s Commerce Center catches fire

KARACHI: The Commerce Centre building located on Karachi’s I.I. Chundrigar Road caught fire on Monday. The fire erupted on the fourth floor of the building. At least eight fire tenders have arrived at the scene and are trying to extinguish the blaze which is growing in intensity. Fire brigades across the city have been placed on high-alert. According to one...

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Landhi: Two Dacotis killed by the local residents

KARACHI: Two Dacotis have been killed by the local residents near Landhi area, NewsOne reported here on Monday. According to the details , a couple of dacoits broke into a house in a predawn swoop but a commotion that followed after the inmates put up some resistance raised alarm in the neighborhood located in Korangi No.6 area of metropolis.” Sources...

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MQM dismiss JIT report on Baldia factory fire

KARACHI: Following rejection of a Joint Investigation Team's (JIT) report on Badia Town factory fire by Altaf Hussain, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leaders on Sunday also dismissed the report, terming it ‘factious’ and ‘biased’. Speaking at a press conference held at the MQM headquarters Nine-Zero, Haider Abbas Rizvi said the JIT report was not based on facts but was...

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TTP commander Umar Khorasani injured in Afghanistan

The outlawed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Mohmand faction Chief, and patron of TTP-Jamatul Ahrar (TTP-JA) Umar Khalid Khorasani has suffered serious injuries in a clash with Afghan security forces in the Nigrahar province of Afghanistan. Former Pakistani Taliban spokesperson, and Khorasani's close aide, Ehsanullah Ehsan confirmed that the TTP Mohmand chief was injured in a clash with the Afghan security forces....

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PM Nawaz pays surprise visit to Islamabad markets

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif on Sunday paid a surprise visits to Aabpara and G-10 Markaz markets of the Federal Capital and personally inquired into the prices of daily used edible items. The Premier mingled with people and inquired about the prices of fruits, vegetables and other essential commodities. He also assured to resolve problems faced by the traders....

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PTI accepts PPP mediation offer: Khursheed Shah claims

SUKKUR: Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly, Syed Khursheed Shah, on Sunday claimed that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has expressed willingness on Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) offer for PTI-govt negotiations, NewsOne reported. Speaking to media in Sukkur, the veteran politician urged PTI chief Imran Khan to play an active role in parliamentary politics. Shah claimed that Khan has given a...

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Police killed two gangsters in Liyari

KARACHI: Two alleged Lyari gangsters were killed in a police encounter in Moach Goth area of the city on Sunday. Fida Hussain, SSP City, said that the suspects opened fire on a police party during a raid conducted on a tip off. He said that the police returned fire when the alleged gangsters tried to escape, leaving both of them...

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Altaf spurns JIT report on Baldia factory blaze

HYDERABAD: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Chief Altaf Hussain rejected the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) report about the arson in Baldia Town factory, asserting the half of the country was lost owing to such reports as this. Addressing foundation-stone laying ceremony of Altaf Hussain University at Bagh-e-Mustafa Ground overnight, he said the soldiers of Pakistan Army are busy grappling with the...

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Zardari, Shujaat discusses Senate elections

KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party’s (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari on Saturday telephoned Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) leader Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and discussed with him the upcoming Senate elections, NewsOne reported. Asif Zardari and Shujaat exchanged views over possible cooperation in Senate elections in Punjab and Balochistan. PML-Q is rooting for Ch Shujaat to contest the Senate election from Punjab and...

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Siraj wants political party name involved in Baldia Factory Fire

KARACHI: Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Sirajul Haq has asked Sindh government to take the name of the political party involved in torching of factory in Baldia, NewsOne reported. He further demanded that the federal government sholud resign after the report of Joint investigation team (JIT). Addressing a press conference here on Saturday, JI Ameer said that the JIT report take a...

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Military courts to begin hearing 12 cases: DG ISPR

RAWALPINDI: The Director General Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), Major General Asim Saleem Bajwa said that the military courts will begin hearings for 12 assigned cases. In a tweet on Saturday, Bajwa said that after scrutiny the cases were forwarded to them by the Interior Ministry which in turn was sent cases by the provincial apex committees. On February 6,...

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Rigging allegations by Imran are baseless: Ayaz Sadiq

LAHORE: While recording his statement before an election tribunal in Lahore on Saturday over alleged rigging in the NA-122 constituency, National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq said that Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf's (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan's allegations against him are baseless. He rejected the allegations leveled against him and said that the NA-122 constituency had seen fair and transparent polls. The NA speaker...

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Imran shocked over JIT report of Baldia factory incident

SLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan Saturday expressed shock over joint investigation team (JIT) report of Baldia Town garment factory that stated it was not an accident but arson. “Shocking to see such inhuman callousness by extortionist mafia which set fire to Baldia Town factory killing over 258 workers,” Khan said in a message posted on micro blogging website....

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Seven terrorists killed in Mohmand Agency operation

PESHAWAR: At least seven militants were killed in a clash with security forces in Mohmand Agency on Saturday, according to a statement by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). Seven militants were killed by security forces in a clash that erupted after their [militants'] movement was intercepted by the forces, said the ISPR statement. The bodies, which were taken into custody,...

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