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Bhara Kahu failed suicide bombing attempt

Islamabad – Police on Sunday were still trying to establish whether the suspected suicide bomber, who was killed after a foiled attack on a mosque in Bhara Kahu on Friday, the first day of Eidul Fitr, was linked with some terrorist outfit or acting alone. One security guard was also killed in the attack. However, […]

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Eid day’s unsung hero: The man who died saving the mosque

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Aug 12, 2013. Islamabad – When the suspected suicide bomber managed to enter the gated compound that houses Masjid Ali ibne Abi Talib in Bhara Kahu on Eid day and started shooting indiscriminately, Syed Amin Hussain had just finished his professional […]

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Security beefed up in the federal capital

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Aug 6, 2013. Islamabad – The Federal Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan chaired a meeting of senior police officers in Islamabad on Monday, as security remained on high alert in the city for the second day amid […]

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Commandos deployed on Margalla Hills

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Aug 5, 2013. Islamabad – Security in the capital was put on high alert on Sunday and 30 joint teams comprising of commandos from the Islamabad Police, Air Force and Navy were deployed in the Margalla Hills. The police said the […]

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Suspected terrorists hold woman hostage, rob car for escape on Margalla Road

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Aug 4, 2013. Dramatic scenes were witnessed on Saturday afternoon on the Margalla Road near Fatima Jinnah Park after two men engaged in a gun battle with the police and managed to escape in a stolen car. According to police, officers […]

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Met Department fears more flash floods in Eastern Islamabad

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Jul 25, 2013. Islamabad – Eastern parts of the federal capital received heavy rains once again on Wednesday as the fifth spell of the ongoing Monsoon season started in twin cities. The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) recorded 93 millimeter (mm) rain […]

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No local govt elections in Islamabad unless law gets changed

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Jul 23, 2013. Islamabad – The urban residents of the federal capital will not have local government representation unless the federal legislature amends the city’s law for local bodies. The scope of the Capital Territory Local Government Ordinance 1979, which is […]

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Construction banned in Rawal Lake catchment areas

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Jul 28, 2013. The Rawal Lake monitoring committee has decided to formally forbid any future construction in Rawal Lake’s catchment areas and watershed region without prior environmental approval, Asif Shuja, the committee’s chairperson, told The Express Tribune. Shuja, who is also […]

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Solar traffic lights pilot project

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Jul 11, 2013. Islamabad – Traffic police wardens in Islamabad could have their work cut out, thanks to the sun. When traffic signals shut down during load shedding hours, it is the wardens who have to manually conduct road traffic. But […]

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Flash floods sweep away man, body not founds

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Jul 7, 2013. Islamabad – One man was swept away by torrential rainwater in a drain in France Colony, sector F-7/4, late on Saturday night as the first of the monsoon rains battered the federal capital. Somi, 19, son of Ilyas […]

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