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Muslim man thrashed after Modi’s unity speech


May 27, 2019

Hindu-Muslim unity to deliver a truer freedom to India, a Muslim man was thrashed by alleged Hindutva activists in neighbouring Haryana state for wearing a skullcap. The Hindu said on Sunday that Mohammed Barkat was told to remove his cap and chant Jai Shri Ram. “One of the men called me with an offensive word and told me that skullcap …

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S. Korean ambassador hosts Iftar dinner


May 27, 2019

Kwak Sung-Kyu, ambassador of the Republic of South Korea, hosted an Iftar dinner last week. Pakistan Tourist Development Cooperation Chairman Zulfiqar Bukhar, who is also an adviser to the prime minister, was invited to the dinner as chief guest. The event was attended by diplomats and guests from all walks of life, including representatives from the tourism industry, higher education …

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Mobile phone service suspension, pillion riding ban for Youm-i-Ali in Lahore


May 27, 2019

LAHORE: Pillion riding has been banned and the mobile phone service will also be suspended in the provincial capital on Monday to ensure law and order on the occasion of the martyrdom day of Hazrat Ali (AS) and the arrival of the Chinese Vice-President Wang Qishan. Earlier, the provincial government had banned pillion riding in Lahore for two days on …

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Hamza sees a ‘tsunami of price hike with new taxes’ in budget


May 27, 2019

LAHORE: Opposition Leader in the Punjab Assembly Hamza Shahbaz has predicted an escalation in inflation after the forthcoming budget. “There will be a tsunami of price hike after the budget, as the government has proposed new taxes worth Rs700 billion in the budget to be presented next month, and the selected rulers have no agenda to rescue the sinking boat …

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514 prisoners freed after govt pays their fine


May 27, 2019

LAHORE: Chief Minister Usman Buzdar is said to have arranged Rs38.2 million through donations from affluent people to pay fine and diyat for 657 poor prisoners and release them before Eid. The process of releasing the prisoners, after paying fine and diyat, has begun and so far 514 prisoners have been released. The remaining 143 will be freed before Eid. …

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Four arrested for assault, murder of minor boy


May 27, 2019

HARIPUR: The police on Sunday arrested four people for assault and murder of a minor boy. Police said Haseebullah, 6, son of Habibur Rehman, a Kohistani by origin and presently settled in Mohallah Jandran of Sera-i-Saleh, had been missing since May 23, and despite efforts neither family nor police could find his whereabouts. However, the police said the locals spotted …

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Students of private schools in a fix over KP board examination


May 27, 2019

PESHAWAR: The stubborn attitude of private schools to teach the subjects of 9th grade to the students of 8th class has resulted in wastage of two precious months of the students as the education department has decided to conduct 8th grade examination through the educational boards, according to sources. “Since long, the private educational institutions have been skipping the course …

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Order reserved on plea for transfer of Abidi murder case to sessions court


May 27, 2019

KARACHI: An antiterrorism court has reserved its order on an application seeking transfer of the Ali Raza Abidi murder case to a sessions court for trial. Former Muttahida Qaumi Movement lawmaker Abidi, was assassinated by armed motorcyclists near his residence in Defence Housing Authority on Dec 25, 2018. The Counter-Terrorism Department booked and arrested four suspects — Mohammad Farooq, Abdul …

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HR body seeks report on rape involving policemen


May 27, 2019

RAWALPINDI: The National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) has taken suo motu notice of a gang rape incident involving police officials and asked Rawalpindi police to submit a report to it. Three police constables, of Rawat police station are among four people suspected of gang-raping a woman working for a call centre. The four suspects, who have been on remand …

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