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  • Man jailed for 14 years in Saudi consulate attack case

    KARACHI: An antiterrorism court sentenced on Wednesday a man to 14 years in prison in a case pertaining to a grenade attack on the consulate of Saudi Arabia...

    Zaki Kazmi was found guilty of carrying out the attack with his now dead accomplice at the consulate in the Defence Housing Authority in May 2011...

  • Dubai legal firm confirms legality of documents showing PM's employment status: report

    A UAE-based legal firm has verified the contents of a report submitted to the Supreme Court by the joint investigation team (JIT), which states that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was an employee of an offshore company in Dubai, read a report published in the Khaleej Times on Wednesday...

    The JIT in its report submitted to the SC on July 10 confirmed that PM Sharif served as the chairman of the board of Capital FZE...

  • IHC seeks report on status of Grand Hyatt land

    ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday sought a report on the status of the plot allotted to the Grand Hyatt luxury hotel, which was cancelled by the Capital Development Authority (CDA) and restored by the Supreme Court...

    An IHC division bench of Chief Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb asked the CDA Director Planning Faraz Malik for information on the status of the land on a petition by a...

  • SC sacks KWSB MD after report reveals substandard water supply in Karachi, Hyderabad

    The Supreme Court on Monday ordered the removal of Karachi Water and Sewage Board Managing Director Misbahuddin during hearing of a case on the government’s failure to provide safe drinking water and sanitation facilities to the people of Sindh...

    A three-judge bench of the apex court headed by Justice Amir Hani Muslim, Justice Qazi Faez Isa and Justice Faisal Arab were hearing the case pertaining to the lack of provision of safe...

  • Canada to deport Pakistani accused of plotting to bomb US consulate

    OTTAWA: Canadian immigration authorities on Friday ordered the deportation of a Pakistani man accused of plotting to bomb the US consulate and financial buildings in Toronto...

    Read: Pakistani accused in US consulate plot held in CanadaAccording to the immigration board's written decision, Malik “planned to conduct a violent attack against a United States government building and other targets in the financial district of Toronto,...

  • 26 protesters held outside Indian consulate in Hambantota

    COLOMBO: Twenty-six people were arrested after around 2,000 supporters of the opposition Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) attempted to storm the Indian consul general’s office in Hambantota on Friday demanding that they did not want an ‘Indian colony’ in the island nation...

    Although there were also slogans against China’s take over of the harbour, the wrath of the masses was mainly directed against India, with the crowd protesting...
  • US orders closure of Russia’s San Francisco consulate in retaliation

    WASHINGTON: The United States on Thursday ordered Russia to close its consulate in San Francisco as well as two annexes in Washington and New York in two days, in a tit-for-tat response to Moscow’s drastic reduction of US diplomatic staff in their country...

    Along with the San Francisco consulate, the installations ordered closed were a chancery annex in Washington, where Moscow has a giant embassy complex, and a consular annex in New...

  • Afghanistan condoles death of Pakistani consulate staffer

    Afghan National Security Adviser (NSA) Hanif Atmar on Tuesday telephoned his Pakistan counterpart, Nasser Janjua, to condole the death of Nayyar Iqbal, a staffer of the Pakistani consulate in Afghanistan who was killed a day earlier...

    Iqbal's murder comes a few months after two Pakistani diplomats working at the same consulate in Jalalabad were kidnapped, but later freed...

  • S African cricketer Imran Tahir allegedly humiliated by Pakistani consulate in Birmingham

    South African cricketer and World XI squad member Imran Tahir ? who is due to play the Independence Cup series in Lahore this month ? accused the Pakistani consulate in Birmingham of "humiliating" him and his family when they attempted to apply for a visa to travel here...

    Tahir, a cricketer of Pakistani origin, said he had visited the consulate to obtain Pakistani visas for himself and his family members but had to endure a...

  • Lahore US consulate guard dies after self-inflicted gunshot

    LAHORE: A guard stationed at the United States consulate on Empress Road died in hospital from a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Tuesday...

    Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Operations Dr Haider Ashraf told Dawn that the guard identified as Anjum Shah of Khushab was on duty in a cabin outside the consulate when he accidentally shot himself and died on the way to Ganga Ram Hospital...

  • Honorary consulate of Somalia ransacked in Karachi

    The Honorary Consulate of Somalia, which is situated in the offices of a private pharmaceutical firm in Karachi's Clifton area, was robbed late Friday night, police said...

    Senior Superintendent of Police (District South) Saqib Ismail Memon told Dawn that six or seven armed men entered the premises of the consulate late night...

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