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  • Police lay siege to Mirza Farmhouse, withdraw amid street protests

    The 300-strong police contingent and commandos laid a siege to the Mirza Farmhouse at Maurjhar, near Badin city, but remained confined to their mobile vans and armoured personnel carriers for several hours sending messages to the armed guards they did not intend to arrest Dr Mirza...

    They said the suspects were hiding in Mirza Farmhouse to escape arrest...

  • Fehmida lashes out at CM over farmhouse siege, ‘fake’ FIRs

    BADIN: Pakistan Peoples Party MNA Dr Fehmida Mirza, who travelled from Karachi to her family’s besieged farmhouse late on Tuesday night, held a second press conference within 24 hours on Wednesday afternoon to express her resentment over “constant violations of court orders” regarding provision of security to her and her husband Dr Zulfikar Mirza...

    She told the crowded press conference at Maurjhar, a couple of kilometres from...

  • ‘Remote-controlled blast’ at farmhouse damages room

    DERA GHAZI KHAN: Suspected terrorists blew up the roof of a one-room farmhouse belonging to a relative of the Balochistan home minister in Dolli, Rujhan tehsil, in Rajanpur district...

    Sources told Dawn that the farmhouse belonged to Shah Murad Masoori Bugti, a relative of Sarfraz Bugti, located in Border Military Police precincts, 150km from here...

  • Two university students die under mysterious circumstances at farmhouse

    Two university students died under mysterious circumstances at a farmhouse in the Gulshan-e-Maymar locality of Karachi...

    Johar Husain, 24, a student of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST), and Abdul Rehman, 20, were found foaming from their mouths in their room at the farmhouse on Sunday morning, the Gulshan-e-Maymar Station House Officer (SHO) Fasih-uz-Zaman said...

  • Five sent to jail for trespassing on minister Azam Swati's farmhouse

    ISLAMABAD: Five people, including two women, were arrested on the charge of trespassing on the farmhouse of Minister for Science and Technology Senator Azam Swati and beating his guards...

    The police said that on Oct 26 animals of people from Bajaur, who have established slums on government land by encroaching it, damaged Mr Swati’s farmhouse...

  • Family arrested for trespassing on Azam Swati’s farmhouse freed

    ISLAMABAD: The family that was arrested for trespassing on Minister for Science and Technology Azam Khan Swati’s farmhouse was released on Tuesday after a day’s detention in Adiala jail...

    He said the sit-in will be staged outside the minister’s farmhouse and that notable and elders of the Bajaur Agency will hold a jirga on Wednesday to devise a strategy...

  • Our armed forces fully capable of defending the country, says PM as country marks Defence Day

    The president said the nation saluted the martyrs as well as their families for their fortitude as they set a great example of patriotism by sacrificing their loved ones for defence of the country...

    Prime Minister Imran Khan said that Pakistan’s desire for peace must not be misconstrued as its weakness, adding that the country's armed forces were "fully capable" of defending the country...

  • Nawaz may launch second phase of mass contact drive from KP

    LAHORE: Ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif is starting the second-phase of his public contact campaign from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Sept 10 after his return from London...

    “After his arrival from London by the end of this week, Mian Sahib will attend a public meeting in my constituency in Abbotabad, launching the second phase of his public contact campaign,” National Assembly Deputy Speaker Murtaza Javed Abbasi told Dawn on Tuesday... ...

  • Red Cross in contact with foreign wives of IS fighters

    GENEVA: The Interna­tional Com­mittee of the Red Cross said on Thursday it had access to more than 1,300 foreign wives and children of suspected fighters of the militant Islamic State (IS) group, following concerns expressed for the safety of the families held by Iraqi forces near Mosul...

    The neutral aid agency called on all sides in the wars in Iraq and Syria to treat detainees in line with international law that prohibits torture or...
  • PML-N leaders discuss mass contact drive

    LAHORE: Ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif held a consultation at his Jati Umra residence here on Friday, in which some of his close family members and some ministers participated and discussed issues including the Hudaibiya Paper Mills case and the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) proposed mass contact drive...

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