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Snow leopard mauls 8-year-old boy to death in Galiyat


March 20, 2019

Listed as a vulnerable species globally, a snow leopard mauled a minor boy to death in Galiyat region of Abbottabad district, it emerged on Tuesday. Eight-year-old Sufiyan, a resident of Chanati village in Namli Mira was playing outside his home on Monday when he was attacked by the leopard, a police source told Dawn. A file photo of Sufiyan, the deceased …

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Passer-by killed in cross-fire near Karachi’s Tariq Road


March 20, 2019

KARACHI: A passer-by was killed and another injured after getting caught in cross-fire during an encounter between the Rangers and two alleged robbers near Tariq Road here on Monday. A Rangers soldier and one of the alleged robbers were also injured in the incident. According to sources, the robbers were trying to snatch cell phone from a man. When they …

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New Zealand PM has ‘won hearts of Pakistanis’ with her leadership after mosque attacks: FO spokesman


March 20, 2019

Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal on Tuesday said that New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern had “won the hearts of Pakistanis” with the compassion and leadership she demonstrated after a right-wing white supremacist murdered 50 people at two mosques in Christchurch during Friday prayers. “The clear [and] decisive manner in which NZ PM has dealt with Christchurch terrorist attack has won …

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NAB requests security arrangements ahead of Bilawal, Zardari’s appearance before probe team


March 20, 2019

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday wrote to the Islamabad chief commissioner and the capital police chief requesting security arrangments ahead of former president Asif Ali Zardari and PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari’s appearance before a Combine Investigation Team (CIT). The letter written by NAB Additional Director (Staff) Muhammad Saleem Ahmed Khan to the capital authorities said “it is intimated” …

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Faisalabad man sentenced to death for rape, murder of 8-year-old girl


March 20, 2019

A sessions court in Faisalabad on Tuesday sentenced a man to death for the rape and murder of a minor girl. The convict, identified as Abdul Razzak, was found guilty of abducting the 8-year-old girl on July 2, 2018, subjecting her to rape, and dumping her body in the Razabad neighbourhood of Faisalabad. Police had arrested the convict while he …

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PPP rejects US-based body’s survey in praise of PTI


March 20, 2019

ISLAMABAD: The opposition Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has rejected findings of a survey conducted by the US-based International Republican Institute (IRI) and questioned the timing of the release of the survey that was conducted in November last year. In a statement issued by the party’s media office on Monday, PPP secretary general Nayyar Bokhari said the release of the survey at a …

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Two ex-ministers summoned to testify in Nandipur corruption case


March 20, 2019

ISLAMABAD: The accountability court of Islamabad on Tuesday summoned former federal ministers Khawaja Mohammad Asif and Syed Naveed Qamar for recording their statements in the Nandipur corruption reference on March 21. The reference is about inordinate delay in legally vetting the Nandipur power project which led to an increase in the project cost by several billions rupees. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) …

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PPP may sue Rashid for ‘hurling death threat’ at Bilawal


March 19, 2019

LAHORE: Reacting strongly to Rail­ways Minister Sheikh Rashid’s “threat” to party chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, several leaders of the Pakistan Peoples Party on Sunday announced that the party would not ignore the minister’s statement and might take legal action against him. “From delivering hate speeches in the past, the federal minister is now hurling a direct death threat at Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari. …

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