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  • Eight Hazara men shot dead in Quetta

    Dated: 2014-10-24

    Quetta: At least eight people were killed and another injured in a gun attack on the outskirts of Quetta on Thursday.

    According to police, the incident took place at a fruit and vegetable market in Hazar Ganji area on the outskirts of Quetta where unknown gunmen opened fire on a bus carrying members of Hazara community.

    Eight men of Hazara community were killed in the attack on the spot while another was wounded, SSP Sariyab Imran Qureshi told a private TV channel. He said the victims were going out of city when the attack occurred.

    The bodies and injured were shifted to civil hospital Quetta and Bolan Medical Complex for medico-legal formalities.

    A police official, while speaking to reporters, said the community members usually travel with police escort mobiles; however, the victims of today’s firing ca

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  • Hazara Democratic Party announces complete strike today

    Dated: 2014-10-24

    Quetta: Hazara Democratic Party has announced to observe strike in Balochistan on Friday, October 24 against Quetta incident.

    Hazara Democratic Party in press conference in Quetta said that the party would observe black day and complete shutter down strike today (Friday).

    Shia organizations including Masjis Wahdit Muslimeeen has also condemned Thursday attack and snnounce country wide day of mourning.

    At least eight people were killed and two injured in a firing incident near vegetable market in Hazar Ganji on Thursday, October 23.

    According to reports, the assailants fired on a mini bus of Hazar Community when they were going back their homes after purchasing the fruits item.

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  • Fazl escapes assassination attempt in Qutta; 3 killed in suicide attack

    Dated: 2014-10-24

    Quetta: Maulana Fazlur Rehman Thursday escaped life attempt as a suspected suicide attack occurred near his vehicle after a public rally in Quetta.

    At least three people were killed while more than a dozen others sustained injuries as an explosion took place near Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) public gathering in Quetta on Thursday soon after Maulana left rally.

    The explosion took place on Mechangi Road, killing at least three people and shattering glasses of nearby buildings.

    Firing was also heard at the site following the explosion, eyewitnesses said.

    All the gates of JUI-F public rally venue have been shut after the explosion.

    The injured persons have been rushed to the Civil Hospital. Maulana, while talking to media said he remained safe in the suicide attack because of his bullet proof vehicle.

    JUI-F chief said that he was

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  • Indian forces continue violating ceasefire on working boundary

    Dated: 2014-10-24

    Sialkot: Indian forces have continued the series of firing and shelling near the Line of control (LoC) on Thursday, officials said.

    Indian forces have targeted settlers in Charwah Sector, Bajra Garhi, Nagaur, Parel, Beeni Sulehrian, Naoni and other villages due to which people have started to migrate to safe havens.

    Earlier, India forces had resorted to unprovoked firing and shelling at Charwah Sector on Wednesday.

    Indian forces targeted Bajra Garhi, Charwah, Domala, Tulsipur, Gor, Baghiari and other villages.

    Meanwhile, Chenab Rangers responded effectively to the Indian aggression.

    Indian Border Security Forces (BSF) have opened fire and shelled Pakistani territory in recent days, leaving at least 12 civilians dead and forcing thousands to flee their homes.

    The LoC is a de-facto border that divides Kashmir into Ind

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  • Two soldiers martyred, 6 terrorists killed in Khyber Agency clashes

    Dated: 2014-10-24

    Peshawar: At least six suspected militants were killed and seven others injured in fresh clashes with security forces in Sipah area of Bara, officials said on Thursday.

    Meanwhile, two security personnel embraced martyrdom and ten others sustained injuries.

    The militants killed in Thursday clashes were reported belong to banned terror outfit "Lashkar-e-Islam".

    The operation, code-named "Khyber One", started from October 16, comes against the backdrop of a broader military operation in the lawless North Waziristan region south of Khyber, where the Pakistan Army has been battling to contain the insurgency since June.

    The fighting concentrated around the remote Tirah valley and Bara area in Khyber Agency, where different terrorist groups have been holed up since the start of the operation in North Waziristan.

    According to reports, more than 50 terrorists have b

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  • Battle has not ended, just began: Tahirul Qadri

    Dated: 2014-10-24

    ABBOTABAD: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Chairman Dr. Tahirul Qadri Thursday said that he ended his over two-month long Islamabad sit-in to transform it into a countrywide movement.

    “The battle has not ended yet, rather it has begun now,” Qadri said while addressing a public rally in Abbottabad.

    Qadri has said that Abbotabad has given its verdict in the favor of revolution.

    Responding to criticism on ending Islamabad sit-in, Tahirul Qadri said that Islamabad sit-in was never ended. ‘Revolution’ march was the first phase of the revolution.

    Next phase was the sit-in, he said. PAT chief said that he wanted to end the government in the first phase but God had other plans.

    He said that the movement has now spread throughout the country. He said that people have now stood up for the first time after the Pakistan National Alliance movement of 1977. He said that the ‘GoNawa

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  • Important announcement over Kashmir Issue soon: Sartaj Aziz

    Dated: 2014-10-24

    Islamabad: Special Advisor to Prime Minister on foreign affairs Sartaj Aziz has said that dictation of India over Kashmir issue is unacceptable, new and solid message regarding Kashmir issue would be given to world including New Delhi.

    In an interview Sartaj Aziz has said, if Kashmir is not an issue then why 0.7 million soldiers have been deployed in Kashmir and holding guns on each other at LOC, Pakistan will not sit silent until Kashmir issue is resolved, he added.

    He said, When Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif went to India to attend Oath taking ceremony of Indian Prime Minister then restoration of relation and negotiation between both countries were discussed but the Issue of Kashmir was off the table due to India\s stubbornness

    He said, however, Pakistan cannot ignore Kashmiris and would move forward for negotiation.

    Sartaj Aziz has said that, Pakistan will not accept the superiority of India and would continue high lig

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  • NA passes resolution against Indian aggression

    Dated: 2014-10-24

    ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Thursday approved a unanimous resolution against unprovoked Indian aggression and shelling from across the line of control and the working boundary, Samaa reports.

    The resolution was tabled by PM’s Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz.

    The resolution condemned killing of innocent civilians as a result of Indian firing and mortar shelling on Pakistani border areas. Around 14 civilians have so far been martyred and several others have been injured due to unprovoked firing in recent weeks. The response given by the Pakistan Army was appreciated in the resolution.

    Speaking on the occasion, Federal Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said that the Pakistani army is fully capable to respond appropriately to Indian aggression.

    But he said Islamabad did not want to escalate tensions between the two nuclear-armed nations.

    “Our desire for peace should not be tak

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  • Ending dharnas victory of all : Khurshid Shah

    Dated: 2014-10-24

    ISLAMABAD: Opposition leader in National Assembly (NA) Syed Khurshid Shah has said end to dharnas is neither victory nor defeat of any one but it is victory of all.

    “ End to dharnas is neither victory nor defeat of any one but it is victory of all. There is no room for criticizing any one and it is responsibility of government to go ahead through consultation process keeping in mind the prevailing situation”, he said this while speaking in National Assembly (NA) here Thursday.

    He held Tahir ul Qadri has gone back but government should not feel happy over it because a parliamentarian group is still sitting outside there which is Pakistan Tehreek-e- Insaf.

    Appealing to Imran Khan to end dharna and come back to parliament he made it clear that parliament is the proper forum and its voice is powerful and is heard outside.

    He said firing on LoC is regr

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  • Banned Jundullah claims responsibility of attack on Fazl

    Dated: 2014-10-24

    QUETTA: Banned outfit Jundullah has claimed the responsibility of the suicide attack on Jamiat Ulema Islam-Fazl (JUIF) chief, Maulana Fazlur Rahman.

    TV reports quoting the commander of banned Jundullah, Ahmed as saying that his organization waged today’s attack on Maulana Fazlur Rahman.

    In a short statement, he said that his organization targeted the JUIF chief due to his pro-democracy approach.

    Earlier, Maulana Fazlur Rahman had a narrow escape from a suicide blast, which took place immediately after his address with a public gathering at Mekangi Road, Quetta. The blast however left two dead and 23 injured, out of which four were said to be in precarious condition at a hospital

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  • KARACHI: House Job Doctors hold a demonstration in support of their demands outside Karachi Press Club.
  • KARACHI: Activists of Sindhi Nationalist Parties hold a demonstration in support of their demands in Karachi.
  • KARACHI: Activists of Sindhi Nationalist Parties hold a demonstration in support of their demands in Karachi.
  • KARACHI: Barrister Ahmad Raza Kasuri talking to the media persons outside City Court.
  • KARACHI: Barrister Said and Barrister Ahmad Raza Kasuri coming to city court to submit a petition against Opposition Leader Syed Khursheed Shah.
  • KARACHI: Vice Chancellor Dow Medical Health and Sciences Univeristy Oja Campus Masood Hameed leading an awareness walk in Karachi.
  • LAHORE: Students and people from different walks of life, taking part in anti polio campaign, in Lahore.
  • LAHORE: Students and people from different walks of life, taking part in anti polio campaign, in Lahore.
  • LAHORE: A woman selling second hand items on the footpath at Sheranwala Gate.
  • LAHORE: A delegation of Sunni Tahreek Lahore called on CCPO Lahore Captain (Retd) Ameen Venice, at his office.
  • LAHORE: Activists of World Pasban Khatm-e-Nabowat hold a demonstration in support of their demands at GPO Chowk.
  • LAHORE: Allama Zubair Ahmad Zaheer speaks during Shahadat Umer Farooq Seminar at Lahore High Court.
  • ATTOCK: Students and Teachers of Government Pilot Secondary School Attock taking part in a Dengue Awareness Walk, in Attock.
  • HYDERABAD: Activists of Qumi Awami Party burn tires during a protest against new administrative units in Sindh suggested by Mutehda Qumi Movement, at Hyderabad Bypass.
  • HYDERABAD: Leader of Jeay Sindh Qammar Bhatti advocate coming in High court for file a petition against MQM Cheif Altaf Hussein and suggestion of new administrative units in Sindh.
  • HYDERABAD: Children of a gypsy family sits around their mother as they wait for bread near railway lines.
  • HYDERABAD: Government Secondary Teachers Association hold a protest rally against management cedar notification, outside HPC.
  • HYDERABAD: Roads are seen deserted and shops are close in Cant area during strike call against new administrative units in Sindh suggested by Mutehda Qumi Movement.
  • HYDERABAD: Police commandos stand alert at outside Old campus SU during strike call against new administrative units in Sindh suggested by Mutehda Qumi Movement.
  • RAWALPINDI: Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami Siraj ul Haq speaks during Donors Conference in Rawalpindi.
  • ABBOTTABAD: Workers of Pakistan Awami Tahreek showering rose petals on the vehicle of PAT Chief Dr Tahir ul Qadri, in Abbottabad.
  • ABBOTTABAD: Workers of Pakistan Awami Tahreek showering rose petals on the vehicle of PAT Chief Dr Tahir ul Qadri, in Abbottabad.
  • ABBOTTABAD: Workers of Pakistan Awami Tahreek taking part in the PAT Public meeting in Abbottabad.
  • ABBOTTABAD: Workers of Pakistan Awami Tahreek taking part in the PAT Public meeting in Abbottabad.
  • ABBOTTABAD: Workers of Pakistan Awami Tahreek taking part in the PAT Public meeting in Abbottabad.
  • ABBOTTABAD: Chief of Pakistan Awami Tahreek Dr Tahir ul Qadri waving toward the people during PAT Public meeting in Abbottabad.
  • ABBOTTABAD: Chief of Pakistan Awami Tahreek Dr Tahir ul Qadri waving toward the people during PAT Public meeting in Abbottabad.
  • KARACHI: Children collecting reusable items from the garbage at Gujjar Nullah.
  • KARACHI: A large number of illegal electricity connections near Lines Area, needing attention of the concerned authorities.
  • KARACHI: A view of the rough state of the track of Circular Railway, Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah has ordered resumption of Circular Railway in Karachi.
  • KARACHI: Students cling to a school van, which may result in any accient.
  • KARACHI: Activists of Heat Aaima Masajid Ulmaa Imamia Pakistan, hold a demonstration in support of their demands outside Karachi Press Club.
  • KARACHI: Activists of Government Secondary Teachers Association Sindh hold a demonstration in support of their demands outside Karachi Press Club.
  • QUETTA: Man seen in a bus parked outside a police station after it was attacked by unknown gunmen in Hazar Ganji.
  • QUETTA: Policemen seen near a bus parked outside a police station after it was attacked by unknown gunmen in Hazar Ganji.
  • QUETTA: Policemen examining wreckage of a bike which was destroyed in a bomb blast on Qambrani Road.
  • QUETTA: Policeman examining wreckage of a bike which was destroyed in a bomb blast on Qambrani Road.
  • QUETTA: Relatives sitting near the coffins of victims of Hazar Ganji firing incident.
  • QUETTA: Men escorting coffin of man killed by the firing of unknown gunmen in Hazar Ganji.
  • QUETTA: Additional IG Balochistan Ahsan Mehboob giving trophy to cadet on his performance at ATF School during passing out parade ceremony.
  • QUETTA: Cadets seen during first passing out parade ceremony of ATF School.
  • KARACHI: Chairperson PPP (SB) Ghinva Bhutto and others offering Fateha on the occasion of death anniversary of Nusrat Bhutto, at 70 Clifton in the port city.
  • ISLAMABAD: CDA workers cleaning the area where participants of Inqilab March were staging sit in protest.
  • ISLAMABAD: CDA workers cleaning the area where participants of Inqilab March were staging sit in protest.
  • ISLAMABAD: Woman takes keen interest in art work displayed during exhibition at a local art gallery in the capital.
  • ISLAMABAD: Visitors seen at a local art gallery during exhibition of art work.
  • ISLAMABAD: Men are seen carrying gas balloons on bike in the capital.
  • ISLAMABAD: MD Pakistan Baitul Mal Barrister Abid Waheed Sheikh, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Sheikh Aftab Ahmad and Deputy Ambasador of Azerbaijan giving relief items to flood affectees arrange by the government of Azerbaijan, at Fatima Jinnah Park.
  • ISLAMABAD: ChairmanBenazir Income Support Programme (BISP) Enver Baig addressing the concluding session of stake holders workshop.
  • PESHAWAR: Motorists passing by open manhole which can cause accident on Pajgai Road.
  • PESHAWAR: Lawyers of High Court Bar Association sitting at a protest camp during a demonstration in support of demands in front of Peshawar High Court.
  • PESHAWAR: President Tajir Ittehad University Road Kafayat Ullah Durrani addressing a press conference at Peshawar Press Club.
  • PESHAWAR: Vendor selling socks on his cart as demand increased due to cold weather.
  • PESHAWAR: General Secretary of Pak-US Alumni Network Waheed-ur-Rehman addressing the ceremony of The Reunion at a local hotel.
  • LAHORE: Workers of PPP light candles in the memory of Nusrat Bhutto on the occasion of her 3rd death anniversary outside Lahore Press Club.
  • QUETTA: Security personnel collecting evidences from the site of suicide bomb blast which targeted chief of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (F) Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman.
  • QUETTA: Security personnel collecting evidences from the site of suicide bomb blast which targeted chief of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (F) Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman.
  • QUETTA: Man seen near car damage due to suicide bomb blast which targeted chief of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (F) Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman.
  • QUETTA: Man seen at the site of suicide bomb blast which targeted chief of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (F) Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman.
  • QUETTA: A donkey seen lying at the site of suicide bomb blast which targeted chief of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (F) Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman.
  • KARACHI: Advisor to the CM Sindh for Finance Murad Ali Shah addressing during a ceremony held at a local hotel.
  • KARACHI: Chief Operating Officer, Pharm Evo Syed Jamsheed Ahmad addressing a press conference at Karachi Press Club.
  • NOWSHERA: Affectees of Khyber Agency operation seen arriving at Jalozai camp.
  • NOWSHERA: Affectees of Khyber Agency operation seen arriving at Jalozai camp.
  • KARACHI: President of AAPSO Dr Helamy Al Hadidy addressing a press conference at Karachi Press Club. General Secretary of KPC Amir Latif is also present.
  • ATTOCK: ADC Attock Kinza Murtaza meeting with TMO and police officers to discuss security for upcoming holy month of Muharramul Haram.
  • RAWALPINDI: CTO Rawalpindi Shoaib Khurram addressing a press conference regarding traffic plan for the holy month of Muharramul Haram.
  • ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Zahid Hamid, Ambassador of Turkey Babur Girgin, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Rashad Mahmood and other dignitaries cutting the cake during a ceremony to celebrate the 91st Anniversary of the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey.
  • RAWALPINDI: Leader of Jamiat Ahl-e-Sunnat Pakistan Maulana Qazi Abdul Rasheed addressing a press conference at Rawalpindi Press Club.
  • RAWALPINDI: Additional Director General Sattar Khan giving keys of bike to a staffer of Pakistan Post at GPO Saddar Cantt.
  • KARACHI: A Hindu woman preparing Rangoli on floor on the occasion of Diwali at Swaminarayan Mandar.
  • KARACHI: Hindu girls decorating Rangoli on floor on the occasion of Diwali at Swaminarayan Mandar.
  • KARACHI: Hindu women hold sparklers as they celebrate their religious festival of Diwali at Swaminarayan Mandar.
  • KARACHI: Renowned journalist and poet Ashraf Shad giving set of his books to former Vice Chancellor of Karachi University Pirzada Qasim during launching ceremony of his four books organized by Literary Committee of Karachi Press Club.
  • LAHORE: Hindus display fireworks as they celebrate their religious festival of Diwali at Balak Mandar in Neela Gumbad.
  • LAHORE: A Hindus woman holds earthen lamps during celebrations of Diwali at Balak Mandar in Neela Gumbad.
  • QUETTA: Chief of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (F) Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman, who escaped a suicide attack, is seen shaking hands with Provincial Minister for Food Mir Izhar Hussain Khan Khosa.
  • QUETTA: Chief of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (F) Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman addressing public on the occasion of Mufti Mehmood Conference.