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A map and timeline of bomb blasts in Islamabad [since 2007]

. UPDATE: The map has been updated with news of a bomb blast at a shrine in Islamabad on June 20. Use the arrows on the text slide below to go through the map points. [Click here to view the map in a separate browser window.] Read the rest of the post below the map. […]

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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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By-election NA-48: People seem uninterested in electing the second time around

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Aug 23, 2013. Islamabad – Political parties and candidates failed to mobilize voters in the federal capital as the city witnessed the first-ever by-elections at one of its two National Assembly constituencies on Thursday. The turnout in Islamabad’s NA-48, the National […]

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By-election NA-48: Presiding Officers chill out as few voters turn up for polls

Islamabad – Presiding Officers supervising the NA-48 by-elections seemed to have an easy day at the job on Thursday as the voter response in the capital remained slow and peaceful throughout. The officers, who were granted the powers of Magistrate first class powers, said they did not feel the need to use their express authority […]

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By-election NA-48: PTI likely to challenge PML-N to the finish line

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Aug 22, 2013. Islamabad – The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is likely to challenge the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) in the federal capital a second time around as voters in Islamabad’s NA-48 head to the by-polls on Thursday. In the May […]

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By-election NA-48: No steam in the race

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Aug 18, 2013. Islamabad – The battle for urban Islamabad is turning out to be a dud, the second time around. With just two days left before the campaign deadline for the August 22 by-elections, voter mobilization in the capital’s NA-48 […]

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Jinnah Avenue stand-off: Gunman keeps capital on tenterhooks

An edited and updated version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Aug 16, 2013. Islamabad – In a major security lapse in the federal capital, an armed man, who demanded enforcement of Shariah Law, caused a stand-off with police that lasted for around five hours on Jinnah Avenue, within two kilometers […]

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By-election NA-48: Anjum Aqeel gets approval from ECP

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Aug 13, 2013. Islamabad – Candidates running for the August 22 National Assembly by-elections from NA-48 will now get a say in deciding the fate of Anjum Aqeel Khan’s attempts to restore his candidacy for the elections. The Election Commission of […]

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