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  • The night my family miraculously escaped Hyderabad Deccan for Pakistan

    My mother’s family lived in Hyderabad Deccan in a beautiful house commissioned by my nana abba, Syed Taqquidin, then the Finance Secretary to the Nizam of Hyderabad...

    History: Two countries, shared traumasWanting to maintain its independence, the Nizam of Hyderabad went against British advice and refused to accede his state to either India or Pakistan...

  • Pemra seeks ARY News response to IB complaint against 'fake news'

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Saturday directed ARY News to respond to a complaint filed by the Intelligence Bureau (IB) against its report on a list of lawmakers suspected of links with banned militant groups allegedly compiled by the IB...

    The list first came to light when ARY News programme 'Power Play' aired a report on Sept 25 claiming that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif had directed the IB on...

  • Pemra serves notices to ARY, Bol News over 'fake' news regarding cabinet reshuffle

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has issued show-cause notices to ARY News and Bol News for airing news items regarding a reshuffle in the federal cabinet and change in the portfolios of some federal ministers, it emerged on Tuesday...

    The two media outlets had aired the news on Monday morning about a possible reshuffle in the posts for Minister for Finance and Minister of State for Interior held by Asad Umar...

  • Gang involved in street crime busted

    ISLAMABAD: The Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) of the capital police have busted a gang involved in street crimes and recovered vehicle, valuables, and weapons, police said on Saturday...

    During interrogation they confessed to their involvement in several cases of street crime in the areas of Ramana, Margalla, Shalimar, Aabpara police stations in Islamabad and Rawalpindi while further investigation is underway from them...

  • Rise in street crime in Karachi in first 10 days of Ramazan

    Official data shows a sharp rise in cell phone and motorbike snatching in the first 10 days of holy month compared to crime rate during the corresponding period before Ramazan, indicating renewed activities of armed groups and individuals in the city despite ongoing Rangers-led operation...

    The rise in street crimes was sharply felt when the recent crime rate in Ramazan was compared with the trend observed in the holy month last...

  • Police seeks ‘N’ lawmakers’ help to curb street crime

    LAHORE: Lahore police sought help and suggestions from ruling party parliamentarians for the implementation on the National Action Plan to root out terrorism and street crime from the provincial capital...

    The request was made by Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Amin Wains in a meeting at Qila Gujjar Singh Police Lines on Saturday attended by various PML-N members of national and provincial assemblies, according to a news release......

  • In Beijing, Ahsan Iqbal urges global cooperation to tackle terrorism, international crime

    Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Tuesday urged global cooperation in the fight against terrorism and international crime at the 86th General Assembly of Interpol in Beijing, according to China...

    "Today terrorists and criminals are forming global networks which require strong global collaboration between crime-fighting organisations," Iqbal said, adding that Pakistan is working on modernising its police force in order to meet the...

  • Crime down but misery persists one year since ‘Jungle’ camp evacuation

    CALAIS: For Fabien Sudry, a senior state official in the port of Calais, the evacuation of the squalid “Jungle” migrant camp 12 months ago has changed the lives of security forces and locals...

    The number of nightly break-ins into trucks heading for Britain has been divided by three, while intrusions at the tunnel linking France and Britain have stopped
  • Despite crime allegations, gurus in India hold sway

    News report said that the guru, who claimed be a reincarnation of a medieval mystic poet, was bathed in milk, which was then used to make “kheer,” a sweet rice pudding...

    Several news reports alleged that he sexually abused devotees accusations he denied as vilification campaigns...

  • BBC journalist on trial for Thailand crime reporting

    Rights groups have said the case exposes how Thailand's broad defamation and computer crime laws scupper investigative journalism and make it difficult to uncover wrongdoing in an endemically corrupt country...

    Unlike most countries where defamation is a civil crime, in Thailand it is a criminal offence...

  • IGP admits fighting street crime is enormous challenge

    Khowaja on Thursday admitted that fighting street crime in Karachi had emerged as a serious challenge for the law-enforcement agency, but simultaneously sounded confident to control the menace with the help of latest technology which was being acquired by the institution with huge investment from the government...

    “Street crime is indeed a serious challenge for the police,” he told journalists after inauguration of the police...

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