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Syed Yaseen Hashmi

Syed Yaseen Hashmi

The writer is a senior journalist.

PTI gets conditional approval to hold rally in Rawalpindi on Nov 26

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Friday received conditional permission to hold a demonstration in Faizabad, Rawalpindi on November 26. As per a notification issued by Deputy Commissioner (DC) Rawalpindi, protestors cannot chant any anti-state slogans or deliver speeches that are against

Guard pushed female reporter off the container, claims colleague

A colleague of Sadaf Naeem, a reporter who died during an accident while covering the PTI’s long march for Channel 5, claimed on Sunday that the PTI chairman’s guard pushed the reporter off the container. The fellow reporter has claimed

Containers placed, Islamabad admin ready to thwart PTI’s long march

ISLAMABAD: PLM-N led coalition government has arranged thousands of containers to seal the federal capital completely in order to counter the potential Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaft (PTI) long march. 1,100 containers had been arranged to seal the capital completely during the PTI’s

FIA registers case against Imran Khan for ‘prohibited funding’

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Tuesday lodged a prohibited funding case against the former Prime Minister and PTI Chairman Imran Khan. The first information report (FIR) registered against the former prime minister has been lodged at the FIA’s

FIA arrests man for cyber harassment and blackmailing

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Monday arrested a man from the federal capital on charges of cyber harassment and blackmailing, FIA said. As per the statement, Cyber Crime Wing of FIA Islamabad conducted a raid and arrested an

Family demands justice after man died in Taxila police custody

TAXILA: Relatives of a man, who died in Taxila police custody in mysterious circumstances on Saturday, have started protesting, demanding justice from high authorities. As per details, Adil, a resident of Taxila, was arrested by the police two days ago.

Govt starts sealing entry points of Islamabad to stop PTI march

ISLAMABAD: The PLM-N led coalition government has once again seized thousands of shipping containers from trucks moving goods across the country and started preparations to stop the potential long march or sit-in of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). The red zone

IHC grants Imran Khan pre-arrest bail in contempt case

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Sunday approved former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s pre-arrest bail in a contempt case lodged against him for his controversial remarks against an Islamabad judge. Through his attorney Dr. Babar Awan, the former prime

Court discharges senior journalist Ayaz Amir from Sarah murder case

ISLAMABAD: An Islamabad Court on Tuesday discharged senior journalist Ayaz Amir from the murder case of his daughter-in-law Sarah Inam. Police have already detained Shahnawaz for allegedly killing his Canadian national wife. Shahnawaz reportedly confessed to committing the crime and

Sarah murder case: Police recover unlicensed Kalashnikov from Shahnawaz

ISLAMABAD: The Capital Police on Tuesday recovered an unlicensed Kalashnikov from the custody of Ayaz Amir’s son Shahnawaz along with the purse and Mercedes car of the victim during the Sarah Inam’s murder investigation. Police have already detained Shahnawaz for

194 new dengue cases reported in twin cities during last 24 hours

ISLAMABAD: The federal capital and Rawalpindi on Thursday reported 96 and 98 new cases respectively of dengue fever in the last 24 hours. The federal capital reported 96 dengue cases, including 53 from rural and 43 from urban areas, in

IHC approves Shahbaz Gill’s bail in sedition case

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court on Thursday granted bail to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf leader Shahbaz Gill in the sedition case. Chief Justice IHC Athar Minallah heard Gill’s petition for bail in the sedition case and ordered his release against surety bonds

98 more cases of dengue fever reported in twin cities

RAWALPINDI: 98 more cases of the mosquito-borne dengue virus fever have been reported in the twin cities during the last 24 hours. According to District Health officer Islamabad, 32 cases were reported in rural areas of the capital territory, while

National Women’s Basketball Championship to kick off from Oct 3

ISLAMABAD: The National Basketball Championship for Women is set to start from Oct 3 to 7 here at the Liaquat Gymnasium of the Pakistan Sports Complex, Federal Basketball Association said on Monday. Talking to the media, FBBA General Secretary Dr

ANF arrests 6 people, recovers over 36kgs narcotics

RAWALPINDI: Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) while conducting raids in different areas of the country, managed to recover over 36 kgs narcotics and arrested 6 people. According to an ANF Headquarters spokesman, ANF in an operation conducted a raid at Karachi toll

ANF seizes huge quantity of drugs from various areas

ISLAMABAD: The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) has seized a huge quantity of drugs in various parts of the country. The drugs were mostly recovered from Peshawar, Islamabad, Jehlum and Quetta. According to details, 100 capsules filled with heroin were found in

Pakistan’s youngest Taekwondo star wins gold

BURIRAM: Pakistan’s young taekwondo sensation Ayesha Ayaz has won gold and silver medals in the ongoing Taekwondo International Championship in Thailand. 11-year-old Ayesha now has become the first Pakistani female athlete to win two golds, a silver and a bronze

Religious teacher held for allegedly raping and killing student

ATTOCK: Police have arrested a religious teacher who has allegedly raped and killed his 10-year-old student in the Faqeerabad area of Attock. The accused Imran, who is also a memorizer of the Quran and prayer leader in Jamia Masjid Bilal,

Newborn baby kidnapped, replaced with stuffed doll at Rawalpindi hospital

RAWALPINDI: A newborn baby was abducted from Holy Family Hospital in Rawalpindi after alleged abductors replaced the child with a doll. The tragic incident at ICU Ward at the Holy Family Hospital, where the suspects replaced the child in the

Cop resigns after failing to get holidays to look after his ailing mother

ISLAMABAD: The constable of federal police has resigned after failing to get holidays to look after his cancer-stricken mother. As per details, police constable named Syed Mohsin Naqvi Ballot No.C 573 had asked the SP headquarters for a day leave