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Three killed in Kalar Kahar accident

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Mar 29, 2014. Islamabad – The accident-prone Salt Range patch of the Lahore-Islamabad motorway near Kalar Kahar was the scene of another accident on Friday when a bus overturned on the road, killing three passengers and injuring four others. An eight-year-old […]

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Man who attempted self-immolation shifted out of hospital

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Mar 24, 2014. The family of a man who survived attempted self-immolation on Saturday shifted him out of the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) a day later to get treatment elsewhere, hospital and police officials confirmed. The man, a 24-year-old […]

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Woman, niece found dead in F-11 house

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Mar 16, 2014. A woman and her niece were found dead in a house in the capital’s sector F-11/2 on Saturday, according to police. The dead bodies of a 35-year-old woman and her niece, believed to be seven-years-old, were discovered in […]

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Art of Living yoga centre burnt down by unidentified attackers

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Mar 10, 2014. Islamabad – An internationally affiliated yoga centre on the suburbs of Islamabad was set on fire by unidentified arsonists, in what might be a religiously- or nationalistically-motivated hate crime. According to police, the “Art of Living” yoga centre […]

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Baloch students thrashed at private university

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Mar 10, 2014. Islamabad – Three Baloch students of the Preston University were allegedly targeted on the basis of ethnicity by fellow students and severely beaten up inside the university campus in the capital’s sector H-8 on Saturday. Meanwhile, the Industrial […]

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F-8 courts attack: Conflicting accounts about judge’s killing

An edited version of this article was published in The Express Tribune on Mar 8, 2014. Islamabad – Anti-terrorism Court (ATC) judge Atiqur Rehman does not believe in access to information. The media are barred from entry to his court for coverage. So it is difficult to independently verify what went on in Rehman’s court […]

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F-8 courts attack: Police seek public help in identifying terrorists

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Mar 6, 2014. Islamabad – Police have released the sketches of two suicide bombers who blew themselves up inside the F-8 district courts compound in a gun-and-suicide attack on Monday that killed 11 and injured around 30 people. The sketches, based […]

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F-8 courts attack: The slain policeman

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Mar 4, 2014. Islamabad – His colleagues will always remember him as their “innocent” friend; a man who could never ever be cunning because it was just not in his nature. Constable Muhammad Riaz, a policeman at the Margalla Police Station, […]

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F-8 courts attack: Seven years later, terror revisits courts compound

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Mar 4, 2014. Islamabad – The dark, bloody night of July 17, 2007, returned to the Islamabad district courts in Sector F-8 in broad daylight on Monday when suicide bombers exploded inside the courts after firing volleys of bullets on innocent […]

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Gun-and-suicide attack on F-8 courts

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Mar 4, 2014. Islamabad – A regular Monday morning at the Islamabad district courts turned in to a scene of murder and mayhem when at least three unidentified gunmen terrorized the legal fraternity with methodical firing and two suicide bombings, killing […]

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