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Super Market bomb blast – Remembering the slain security guard

. Islamabad – Everyone called him Chaudhry Chacha*. “Chacha used to tell us to have a wicketkeeper when we played cricket at night at the parking lot,” said Asad, an employee at Munchies food outlet in the Super Market. “He used to say ‘stop it, you’ll break the windowpanes.’” But there was no night cricket […]

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Two bombs go off in capital, reminding citizens of city’s vulnerability

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on May 25, 2014. Islamabad – Two low-intensity bombs exploded in separate parts of the federal capital in the early hours of Saturday, killing one watchman, injuring another and causing damage to property, according to police. The explosions occurred at a time […]

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Police shoot at two motorcyclists for not stopping at picket, try to frame them as terrorists

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on May 19, 2014. Islamabad – The capital police allegedly tried to pin a terrorism charge on two innocent motorcycle riders on Sunday to save its own skin, but had to back off after locals and political workers intervened. The incident occurred […]

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Extortionists attack contractor’s home near Wah

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Apr 13, 2014. Islamabad – The house of a contractor, who had received an extortion demand from a militant outfit just a day before, was attacked with a hand grenade on Friday, according to police. The contractor works for the Askari […]

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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: 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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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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