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  • Probe launched into cracker attack

    RAWALPNDI: The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) launched an investigation into the Wednesday night cracker attack outside Jinnah Public Park after registering a case under the anti-terrorism and explosive act...

    The cracker was hurled on the public park’s main gate by some unidentified people riding a white car that sped off towards Jhelum Road...

  • Child dies in Quetta cracker blast

    QUETTA: A child died and three others were injured when a cracker went off in the Killi Barat area here on Monday...

    According to the police, unidentified people in a vehicle hurled the cracker wrapped in a handkerchief on the children playing outside their house and fled...

  • Cracker blasts at police station, school, college sow fear

    KARACHI: Peace, it seems, remains elusive in Karachi as three cracker blasts rocked the sanctity of an otherwise calm Friday morning even as the Inter Services Public Relations Director General Lt Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa briefed the media about the Rangers’ accomplishments in the Karachi operation...

    ”A bomb disposal squad official said it was a home-made ‘cracker ball’ that also contained ball bearings...

  • Five schoolboys held in ‘cracker attack’ case released

    KARACHI: Five schoolboys detained on Monday for carrying out a ‘cracker attack’ at their school in North Nazimabad were released later in the evening, police said...

    The cracker blast, which left one student Osama injured, took place at Campus-1 of Educators in North Nazimabad Block-A on Friday morning shortly before ‘cracker ball’ explosions near the APWA Govt College in Karimabad and at the Mobina Town police station in...

  • Three injured in Kharadar cracker attack

    KARACHI: Three people sustained injuries when assailants threw a cracker in a busy bazaar in the old city area of Kharadar on Wednesday, police said...

    Another police officer who wished not to be named told Dawn that gangsters linked with Lyari were involved in the cracker attack...

  • ‘Bottle’ bomb, not cracker, hurled on Jinnah Park

    RAWALPINDI: Investigators probing the cracker’s attack on Jinnah Public Park on Friday suspected that it was a ‘bottle bomb’ which was hurled on the main gate of the park on Wednesday...

    Earlier, the police claimed that a cracker was hurled at the main gate of the park by some unidentified car riders...

  • Cracker explosion near private university in Karachi triggers panic

    KARACHI: Two persons were injured when unknown miscreants resorted to firing and hurled crackers near a private university in Karachi's Gulistan-e-Johar area Monday evening, triggering fear and panic...

    “Unknown miscreants threw two crackers, which landed near the boundary wall of Habib University,” said Gulshan Superintendent of Police, Abid Qaimkhani
  • Boy killed, 21 hurt in ‘cracker’ attack on Imambargah

    “One boy, identified as Faraz Bashir, was killed and over 21 others, including women and children, were injured in the cracker attack on the Imambargah,” said Karachi-Central SSP, Muqadas Haider, adding that the condition of the wounded persons was stable...

    The SSP said two motorcyclists dressed in black hurled a ‘cracker’ at the Imambargah in the F...

  • NYT accuses software firm of running fake degree empire

    The lead story — Fake Diplomas, Real Cash: A Net of Made-Up Schools — by veteran reporter Declan Walsh and carried on the front page of the Times described Axact as a “secretive” Pakistani software company that offers “everything from high school diplomas for about $350, to doctoral degrees for $4,000 and above”...

    Axact employs over 2,000 people and calls itself Pakistan’s largest software exporter...

  • SBP to facilitate software exports

    KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan has decided to facilitate software exporters by reviewing instructions related to the export of software and removing hurdles, a circular issued by the SBP said on Friday...

    The instructions related to the exports of software are contained in F...

  • Android software creator unveils ‘Essential’ phone

    SAN FRANCISCO: A creator of the Android software powering smartphones around the world steps into the hardware market with a handset that promises to tackle the clutter, complexity and rapid obsolescence of current devices...

    Google makes Android software — which powers most of the world’s smartphones — available free to device makers...

  • Apple to set up software lab in India

    MUMBAI: Apple Inc will set up a software laboratory in India to help Indian startups and developers working on the company's iOS platform, Apple said hours after Chief Executive Tim Cook began his first official visit to the country...

    The company is also expected to unveil plans to expand its software development centre in the southern city of Hyderabad, also home to Microsoft's first India office, where engineers are working on...

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