Ashraf Javed

  • TLAHORE     -    Rights activists called for implementation of the Transgender Protection Act 2108 in letter and spirit to safeguard transgender rights in Pakistan, as the second edition of an international conference on human rights concluded in Lahore on ...

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  • TLAHORE    -   Distinguished speakers paid rich tributes to human rights champion Asma Jahangir for dedicating her life to service of  humanity, particularly marginalised communities. A good number of politicians, diplomats, lawyers, judges, journalists, activists, and ...

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  • TLAHORE    -   The second edition of Asma Jahangir Conference began under the aegis of AGHS Legal Aid Cell at a local hotel on Friday. The first-half of the pre-event conference was titled ‘Moving Closer to 2030 – SDGs, Gender Equality, and the Justice Gap. The ...

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  • TLAHORE     -   Many trade leaders in Lahore on Tuesday strongly opposed the call for a shutter down strike given by a group of traders on October 28th and 29th, and called for more consultation, unity, and a joint strategy to serve the cause of business community. A ...

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  • TLAHORE - The most populated Punjab province has become a safe haven for dacoits and thieves, as armed robberies reported by police have increase manifold. The new police data shows incidents of dacoities, robberies, burglary, auto-lifting, and cattle-theft have increased to an alarming extent ...

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  • TLAHORE    -   Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday categorically announced his party’s full support to the anti-government protest march, called by JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman as NAB arrested him in Chaudhry Sugar Mills case. This clear-cut statement of ...

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  • TLAHORE    -   Four close aides to Jamaatud Dawa chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed were arrested during a counterterrorism operation somewhere in Punjab province on Thursday, an official said. The suspects arrested by CTD in the latest operation were identified as Prof Zafar Iqbal, ...

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  • TLAHORE - CCTV footage showing vehicle of former Punjab law minister Rana Sanaullah moving on city roads shortly before his arrest went viral on social media on Wednesday. The video clips taken from high-tech cameras installed in Lahore as part of the Safe City Authority also contradicted the ...

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  • TLAHORE   -   Chief of Jamaat-e-Islami Siraj-ul-Haq on Sunday came down hard on Prime Minister Imran Khan over the worsening human rights situation in the Indian Occupied Kashmir. He said PM Imran Khan and his aides could not fight the case of Kashmir while sitting in the ...

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  • TLAHORE - Four police officials are facing murder charge after an alleged gambler died during a midnight raid on his house in Lahore’s Johar Town neighbourhood. Police said they raided the place after getting secret information that Ashfaq was running a gambling den at his house. The ...

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  • TLAHORE     -   The overall crime rate has swelled to an alarming level in the Punjab province during the first nine months of this year as compared to the previous. The latest police data shows that the incidents of armed robberies, auto-lifting, and cattle-theft are ...

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  • TLAHORE - The Punjab government on Wednesday constituted a high-powered joint investigation team (JIT) to probe into the abductions and killings of four children in district Kasur. According to provincial home department, the five-member team comprises representatives of the counterterrorism ...

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  • TLAHORE    -   Police in Punjab have launched a high-level investigation after three children were found murdered near Chunian in district Kasur on Tuesday. Police sources confirmed that three of the four children who went missing under mysterious circumstances from Chunian ...

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  • TLAHORE - Ashura was observed peacefully across Punjab on late on Tuesday. Millions of mourners participated in processions taken out on 9th and 10th of Muharram to commemorate the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA). Charity food camps were set up along routes of mourning processions while ...

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  • TLAHORE - Like around the world, the faithful are commemorating the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) across the country. At the onset of Muharram, devotees started descending on allocated worship places to perform rituals and pay tribute to the Karbala martyrs. Speakers shed light on the event ...

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  • TLAHORE - Police allegedly tortured to death another man in custody on Tuesday. The body of 28-year-old Amir Masih sent for autopsy. Amir’s brother Sunny Masih alleged police demanded bribe and refusal resulted in the killing. This latest death in police custody comes barely days after police ...

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  • TLAHORE -  Police Thursday unveiled a security plan to maintain peace in Muharram. Highlighting security steps, DIG (Operations) Ashfaq Kahn said more than 15,000 police will man mourning processions and sittings during the upcoming holy month. The Army and Punjab Rangers and will back the city ...

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  • TLAHORE - Local residents on Monday allegedly unearthed a private torture cell being run by Lahore police in Gujjarpura. At least five suspects were found chained inside the building surrounded by thick forest and bushes. A few policemen deployed at the illegal torture centre disappeared as locals ...

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  • TLAHORE - Police have stepped up security for as the nation prepare to celebrate Independence Day today, just like other parts of the country. Thousands of police are deployed around key government installations, leading markets, and at important roads to ensure foolproof security amid security ...

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  • TLAHORE - Furniture and fabric were reduced to ashes as fire erupted in one of the leading fashion brand stores in Gulberg on Tuesday. The cause of the fire was yet to be ascertained. However, firefighters say they believe short circuit as reason for the fire in the well-furnished building on the ...

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  • TLAHORE - Ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz was arrested from Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat jail, shortly after she reached the high-security prison to meet her jailed father. A NAB spokesman said the PML-N leader was arrested in connection with a corruption probe. Her ...

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  • TLAHORE   -   A 17-year-old girl was found dead in an auto-rickshaw in Race Course police precincts on Wednesday. The body, not identified yet, was sent to a morgue for autopsy.  An official said the body was lying in the rickshaw parked alongside a road in Zaman Park as ...

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  • TLAHORE - The city district government and the Lahore Development Authority seized the residence of former finance minister Ishaq Dar on the orders of the National Accountability Bureau in Lahore on Saturday. A team of district administration headed by State Commissioner Model Town Zeeshan Ranjha ...

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  • TLAHORE - The district government has decided to detain at least 284 workers of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz for 30 days period under the Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance 1960. The lists prepared by police and the district intelligence branch are approved by the Lahore’s deputy ...

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  • TLAHORE - A 40-year-old woman was allegedly tortured to death by police during a raid at her house in Shahdara on Saturday. The body was moved to a morgue for autopsy. The victim identified as Bashiran Bibi was running a shop adjacent to her house in Begum Kot. According to her family, a police team ...

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  • TLAHORE   -   Lahore Police on Friday registered criminal cases against several leaders of the opposition parties, a day after they took out anti-government rallies nationwide. Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif, PPP leader Qamar Zaman Kaira, and veteran ...

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  • TLAHORE   -   Ousted prime minister and PML-N Quaid Mian Nawaz Sharif is ‘still enjoying better-class’ with homemade food and an air-conditioner in Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat prison. A source in the Punjab Prison Department on Thursday disclosed to The Nation that ...

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  • TLAHORE   -  The provincial cabinet endorsed key policy decisions at a meeting here on Saturday with Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar in the chair. All provincial ministers, advisers, special advisers, Punjab chief secretary and other senior government officials were present ...

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  • TLAHORE   -  The State Bank of Pakistan, on the request of National Accountability Bureau, has frozen all bank accounts of Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif and his family members. The move comes as the government intensifies clampdown on political leaders ...

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  • TLAHORE - In yet another explosive development, NAB has arrested former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and is searching for former Finance Minister Miftah Ismail in a corruption case pertaining to a multi-billion LNG deal. The action on Thursday, which came after signing of their arrest ...

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