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  • Aftab Masih’s execution

    Once again, Pakistan has spectacularly failed a basic test of humanity...

    Aftab Bahadur Masih was a 15-year-old child when he was convicted of murder in 1992, on the basis of a confession allegedly elicited through torture and the evidence of witnesses who have since recanted...

  • 'Juvenile' Aftab Bahadur Masih executed in Lahore

    LAHORE: Aftab Bahadur Masih was executed on Wednesday morning in Lahore's Kot Lakhpat Jail, prison officials said...

    "Aftab Bahadur Masih, a Christian man, was hanged in Kot Lakhpat prison of Lahore Wednesday morning," an official at the jail told AFP on condition of anonymity...

  • ‘SMP militant’ held for killing TV journalist Aftab Alam

    KARACHI: Police on Monday claimed to have arrested a suspected militant of the outlawed Sipah-i-Mohammad Pakistan allegedly involved in the recent killing of a television journalist...

    “He is associated with the Raza Imam group of the banned Sipah-i-Mohammed Pakistan,” said SSP Amir Farooqi of the CTD...

  • DG Rangers suspends five officers in Aftab Ahmed case

    KARACHI: Director General (DG) Rangers Major General Bilal Akbar announced the suspension and arrest of at least five Rangers officers for their alleged involvement in the death of MQM worker Aftab Ahmed...

    According to Geo News anchor Shahzeb Khanzada, Major General Bilal Akbar said five Rangers personnel have been suspended and arrested following the probe launched to resolve the matter of Aftab Ahmed's death in Rangers' custody... ...

  • Aftab, Rameez inspire HBL into semis as SSGC go top

    KARACHI: A magnificent display of batting from Aftab Khan and Rameez Aziz helped Habib Bank Limited (HBL) qualify for the semi-finals of the National One-day Cup for Departments with a five-wicket in over Khan Research Laboratories (KRL) here on Tuesday...

    The sixth-round of matches also not only ensured Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) a last-four place but also catapulted them into top spot in the standings with 65-run defeat of...

  • Pakistan welcomes US offer to take on Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan

    WASHINGTON: Days before crucial talks with the US defence secretary, Pakistan has welcomed an American offer to take action against militants involved in cross-border raids from the Afghan soil, the Voice of America radio service reported on Wednesday...

    The official US news outlet also reported that Pakistan believed the US offer “augurs well” for regional counterterrorism cooperation...

  • Pakistan 2 rout Pakistan 1 to clinch World Snooker team gold

    KARACHI: Pakistan 2 overcome fighting Pakistan 1 by 5-4 frames in agonising all-Pakistan final played for the first time in any global event to win the IBSF Team Event Snooker Championship in the Egyptian city of Hurghadha on Thursday evening...

    Pakistan 2 was represented by the former world amateur snooker champion Mohammad Asif and Babar Masih while Pakistan 1 comprised national champion Mohammad Sajjad and runner-up Asjad Iqbal... ...

  • Round 2: All eyes on Pakistan to pull a Pakistan against India

    In the previous outing between these two on Wednesday, Pakistan were horrible to watch, failing miserably in what was a lop-sided eight-wicket defeat...

    Read: 5 takeaways from Pakistan's predictable meltdown against IndiaIn the game against Afghanistan days later, they regressed more, and were quite possibly the worst version of themselves...

  • Large contingent would have fetched more medals for Pakistan: Pakistan Olympic Association

    LAHORE: Needless reduction in the number of athletes in Pakistan’s contingent by Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) for the ongoing 13th South Asian Games in Nepal has affected Pakistan’s chances of winning more medals in the mega event...

    In a press release, the Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) stated on Friday that while small countries like the host Nepal (596 athletes), Sri Lanka (564 athletes), Bangladesh (470 athletes) and India (487...

  • As Test cricket returns to Pakistan, Sri Lanka win toss, opt to bat first against Pakistan

    As Test cricket returns to Pakistan after over a decade, Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bat against Pakistan in the first Test at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium on Wednesday...

    Ahead of the start of the series, Pakistan's skipper Azhar Ali on Tuesday thanked Sri Lanka for returning to Pakistan for the first Test tour in the country in a decade, after a fatal militant attack on their team in 2009 drove international cricket away... ...

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