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Karachi: Facebook banned by Mobile companies too

As reported by The News, Lahore High Court ordered impermanent ban on Facebook on Wednesday, which is holding a competition of imitations of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), mobile phone companies also shunned facebook over blasphemous cartoons publish. Related posts:

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Islamabad: YouTube suspended in Pakistan over blasphemous material

Posted: 20 May 2010 04:19 AM PDT
As reported by The News, Pakistan has blocked the popular video sharing website YouTube in a bid to contain blasphemous material, after the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) directed Wednesday Internet service providers to stop access to social network. Related posts:

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Karachi: Notices served for detention of businessman

Posted: 20 May 2010 05:01 AM PDT
As reported by The News, the Sindh High Court (SHC) issued notices to the Ministry of Interior, Home Department and others in a petition, submitted by Tahira Begum, against the alleged detention of a businessman Related posts:

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Karachi: 23 dead as furiousness revisits the city

Posted: 20 May 2010 04:34 AM PDT
As reported by The News, at least 23 people, including a 4 year old boy along with his father, were shot down on Wednesday in a fresh flap of ethnic and political killings throughout Karachi. The targeted killings staged a counter just a day after the coalition parties restated their pledge to work together for peace and prosperity of Sindh. Related posts:

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Dadu: Highwaymen attack, 5 passengers wounded

Posted: 20 May 2010 03:53 AM PDT
As reported by the Dawn News, a group of robbers blocked the Indus Highway and started plundering people passing through the highway. They also tried to stop the Karachi-bound coach but the driver did not stop and the outlaws opened fire Related posts:

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Naushahro Feroze: 5 houses of the Bridegroom’s relatives burnt down after free will marriage

Posted: 20 May 2010 03:32 AM PDT
As reported by the Dawn News, a girl 20 years old Rashida Chohan (d/o Mohammad Yaqoob Chohan) got married on Monday with Mohammad Hussain Toto on her free will in a court Related posts:

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Hyderabad: Petrol bomb attack on shop

Posted: 20 May 2010 03:06 AM PDT
As reported by the Dawn News, Abdul Kareem Khan told journalists Wednesday that two unidentified men riding a bike threw a locally made petrol bomb at a carpet shop Related posts:

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Mirpur Khas: 3 wrangle with doctor over delay in treatment

Posted: 20 May 2010 02:39 AM PDT
As reported by the Dawn News, a quarrel erupted between a doctor, Dr Ghazi Khan Mari, and attendants, identified as Javed Qazi, Mohammad Ramzan Khokhar and Kamran Malik, over delay in providing treatment Related posts:

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Mardan: Bomb hurts militant while planting

Posted: 20 May 2010 01:26 AM PDT
As reported by the Dawn News a passer-by and a militant, Jamshed (r/o Warha Bainai), were injured Wednesday night when he was planting an Improvised Explosive Device (IDE) at the shop of Lutaf Gul (ANP leader) Related posts:

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Lahore: Cousins of CM Punjab accused of fraud

Posted: 19 May 2010 05:53 AM PDT
LAHORE: Three cousins of Chief Minister Punjab Mian Shahbaz Sharif, Mian Muneer, Mian Muhammad Qasim, and Mian Arshad, have been accused of fraud and case (329/10) was registered against them by Major (Retd) Muhammad Arshad, resident of Askari Flats in Cantonment Area in the Naseerabad Police Station Tuesday night, The Nation reported Wednesday. Related posts:

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Rawalpindi: Robbers loots 5 of cash, gold; 6 vehicles stolen

Posted: 18 May 2010 04:35 AM PDT
According to the Dawn News, five persons, identified as Mohammad Shahzad, Rana Akbar Ali, Naseem, Mohammad Zafar, and an expatriate, Arkha Wali, were impoverished of foreign currency, cash and gold ornaments

Khalabat Township: 5 of a family extinguished, minor survives

Posted: 18 May 2010 04:27 AM PDT
According to the Dawn News, unidentified gunmen on Sunday night eliminated a whole family of five, identified as Doran Khan (75), his wife Imtiaz, sons

Karachi: Man target-killed in Gulistan-e-Jauhar

Posted: 18 May 2010 04:18 AM PDT
The Daily Times reported Tuesday that in the latest incident of target killing, a man, Muhammad Shahid, was killed by an unidentified person in Johar Morr area in Gulistan-e-Jauhar within the precincts of Shahrah-e-Faisal Police Station here Monday.

Mardan: Police book suspected militant

Posted: 18 May 2010 04:14 AM PDT
A Police party, led by Station House Officer Fazal Ilahi Khan of Jabbar Police Station raided a house in Sawaldher village Monday and arrested a suspected militant, Gul Mohammad with 25kgs of explosives, the Dawn News reported Tuesday.

Lahore: Girl kidnapped, gang-raped in Nishtar Town

Posted: 18 May 2010 04:12 AM PDT
Driver of a local passenger van, Abdul Hakim, his conductor Ghulam Qadir, and two aides, Nadir and Faryad, kidnapped and gang-raped a young girl, Sumaira d/o Allah Rakhi r/o Usman Block, Monday in Nishtar Town and left her in a traumatised condition on Ferozepur Road, the Daily Times reported Tuesday.

Lahore: Notice to another PPP MNA for fake degrees

Posted: 18 May 2010 04:07 AM PDT
According to the Dawn News, The Lahore High Court Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed on Monday, on the petition filed by Muhammad Arshad Pirzada (a voter from the constituency)

Shikarpur: Tribal feud ends up in loss of 3 lives

Posted: 18 May 2010 04:06 AM PDT
A long-running tribal feud over theft of cattle continued to take more lives Monday when a man, Mouj Ali Teghani, his wife, Nazaan, and his son Mughal were killed by some unknown armed men from Ogahi tribe in Ghulam Rasool Jatoi village in the Rustum area, the Dawn News reported Tuesday.

Noshki: Assailants shoot dead a man

Posted: 18 May 2010 04:04 AM PDT
As reported by the Business Recorder on Tuesday, some unknown assailants killed a person, Shaan, and injured his companion, Junaid, both residents of Karachi, when they were heading towards Quetta from Taftan here Monday.

Nawabshah: Former driver dies after shooting down 2 at MPA’s house

Posted: 18 May 2010 04:01 AM PDT
According to the Dawn News, a man, identified as Shahid Machhi alias Shahu (former driver of MPA Syed Fasih Ahmed Shah), who was terminated when found guilty of a theft, barged into the house of his employer

Quetta: 23 students wounded in clashes

Posted: 18 May 2010 03:49 AM PDT
As reported in the Dawn News Tuesday, at least 23 students were injured when clashes erupted between students of Agriculture College, Lasbela Marine University, and Balochistan University. The Balochistan University and Agriculture College in Quetta were closed for three days. [More...]

Hyderabad: 7 of a family abducted, released after police action

Posted: 17 May 2010 06:18 AM PDT
As reported by the Dawn News, relatives of a woman, Shabana Solangi (r/o Shabana Solangi), who had married in court a person, Aslam Solangi, of her choice, on Sunday kidnapped seven relatives of her husband, identified as Aslam’s father Gullan Solangi, brother-in-law Anwar, Anwar’s wife Shabnam, another relative Akram, his wife Roshan and daughter Asia, from Panwharbad and later freed all of them in the wake of registration of FIR against Ibrahim, Sheroo, Ghulamoo, Dado and four other persons.

Charsadda: Husband killed, wife injured in hand grenade attack

Posted: 17 May 2010 06:11 AM PDT
As reported by the Dawn News, a man, recognized as Zahid Shah, was killed Saturday night and his wife suffered injuries as a hand grenade

Peshawar jail riots: 34 prisoners remanded

Posted: 17 May 2010 06:05 AM PDT
In connection with a prison mutiny, judge of Anti-Terrorism Court, Anwar Ali Khan, on Saturday remanded 34 suspected militants in the custody of police for at least 30 days, the Dawn News reported Sunday.

Hangu: Filling station’s owner killed by kidnappers

Posted: 17 May 2010 06:01 AM PDT
As reported by the Dawn News, the owner, identified as Qaziullah, of a filling station, Qazi Pump, was shot dead on Sunday in exchange of fire

Akhtarabad: Police arrest Safdar Gang

Posted: 17 May 2010 05:56 AM PDT
Okara Police raided a place in Akhtarabad Sunday and busted the Safdari Shah Gang arresting its ringleader, Safdar Shah, wanted in various crimes of dacoity besides recovering from their possession eight motorcycles, the Express News reported Monday.

Swat: 7 militants give up, four caught

Posted: 17 May 2010 05:55 AM PDT
As reported by the Dawn News, seven militants associated with banned Tanzim Nifaz Shariat-i-Muhammadi including the deputy chief of the organization, Zareef Khan, and his four companions surrendered to security forces

Lahore: Cop suspended over misconduct

Posted: 17 May 2010 05:54 AM PDT
During a sudden visit to offices of three divisional Superintendents of Police (SPs), SSP Operations Chaudhry Shafiq Ahmed suspended Sub-Inspector Kamran Aziz over misconduct with a citizen, The News reported Monday.