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Riyadh: Bomb Blast in Mosque, four feared dead

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Riyadh: Bomb Blast in Mosque, four feared dead RIYADH: An explosion in a mosque during prayers left four people dead, while 30 people got injured here on Friday, Aaj News reported. In eastern part of Saudi Arabia a blast was reported. A suicide bomber has blown himself at a Shiite mosque in the east of Saudi Arabia during Friday prayers The blast occurred...


Axact has 34 fake bank accounts: FIA

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Axact has 34 fake bank accounts: FIA ISLAMABAD: At least 34 bank accounts of Axact have been opened on fake identity cards, Aaj News reported. This was stated at a briefing held by the Federal Investigation Agency in Islamabad. Officials from FIA briefed the director. It was stated that the agency will investigate all of these bank accounts. It was also said...


Who made it to the green team?

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Who made it to the green team? WEB DESK: In the match between Pakistan and Zimbabwe two 19-year olds are making their debut. Opener Nauman Anwar and former under-19 captain Imad Wasim will be playing for the first time for the national team. Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Sami, Anwar Ali, Bilawal Bhatti and Hammaz Azam are making their return to the squad. The...


Quetta blast injures FC personnel among four

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Quetta blast injures FC personnel among four QUETTA: As many as four people were injured on Friday when a bomb exploded near a security forces vehicles in Quetta, police said. Police reports claimed that the incident happened near a hotel on Qambrani road area on the outskirts of the city. The bomb exploded just as a security forces vehicle was passing by...


Police gun-down six alleged terrorist

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Police gun-down six alleged terrorist KARACHI: Police shot down six alleged terrorist in different areas of the city, Aaj News reported. Terrorist are on the loose again as a father and his two sons were targeted in a hotel situated in Malir 15. Another person was shot dead at the Liaqatabad furniture market. Counter terrorism department raided Ittehad Town to...


1500 kg meat of dead animals recovered

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1500 kg meat of dead animals recovered FAISALABAD: A team of the district live stock recovered 1500 kg meat of dead animals from a van from Samanabad area here on Thursday. On a tip-off, a team of live stock officers led by DO (livestock) Dr Hayder Ali stopped a carry-van (FSK- 144  ) near Jawalanager railway crossing in Samanabad and recovered meat...


Security forces kill 16 terrorist in North Waziristan

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Security forces kill 16 terrorist in North Waziristan NORTH WAZIRISTAN: Security forces gunned down at least 16 militants, including foreign terrorist and also targeted their hide outs, Aaj News reported. Security forces launched an operation in Datta Khel killing at least 16 terrorist including four foreigners. At least five terrorist hideouts were decimated in the attack. The operation was part of Zarb-e-Azab, a...


PML-N wins PP-196 by poll

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PML-N wins PP-196 by poll MULTAN: After receiving 30278 votes, Pakistan Mulsim League-N candidate Rana Mahoodul Hassan won by-election at Multan’s PP-196 constituency here on Thursday. According to unofficial results of 133 polling station announced by the returning officer Pakistan Tehrik-e- Insaf candidate Rana Abdul Jabbar remained the runner up with 19321 votes. Pakistan People’s Party’s candidate, Mohammad Hussain Araein...


JIT report on Model Town firing

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JIT report on Model Town firing A joint investigation team (JIT) formed by the Punjab government last November to hold an inquiry into the Model Town police firing incident at the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) headquarters has released its report. Eleven PAT workers were killed and 60 others sustained bullet wounds in the incident almost a year ago. And in the...


Saad Aziz: the boy next door

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Saad Aziz: the boy next door by Sidrah Roghay KARACHI: He was the regular boy-next-door. Saad Aziz, one of the alleged master minds of the Safoora Bus attack and murder of Sabeen Mahmud was a graduate from the prestigious Institute of Business Administration. Aziz graduated from IBA in 2011. His friends describe him as a mild-mannered and gentle person. “I met...


Safoora Bus Attack terrorists returned to the police on physical remand

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Safoora Bus Attack terrorists returned to the police on physical remand KARACHI: The four alleged masterminds of the Safoora bus attack have been taken by the police on physical remand for 14 days, Aaj News reported. The accused of the bus attack Tahir Minhas, Azhar Ishrat, Saad Aziz and Muhammad Nasir were presented amid strict security to the Anti-Terrorism Court. The court asked the accused about...


DG Rangers: Safoora bus attack terrorist had been released on bail before

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DG Rangers: Safoora bus attack terrorist had been released on bail before KARACHI: This is not the first time Tahir Minhas, one of the four alleged terrorists for the Safoora bus attack, was arrested by the police, Aaj News reported. Major General Bilal Akbar DG Rangers Sindh said that Minhas was arrested once before as well but was released on bail. “If he had not been released...


Polling process for by-elections in PP-196 begins

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Polling process for by-elections in PP-196 begins MULTAN: Polling process in by-election in  PP-196 has started amid tight security arrangements. About 3000 police officials have been discharging duties to maintain security arrangements in the constituency. According to official sources, Rangers officials are guarding the polling station. A total of 133 polling stations have been set up for 176,315 registered voters of the...


Team Green ready to collide with Zimbabwe

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Team Green ready to collide with Zimbabwe LAHORE: Pakistan and Zimbabwe are ready for their first match in a T20 match, Aaj News reported. Zimababwe resumed their practice session under the guidance of Dav Whatmore, Zimbabwean Coach. The session took place in Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore under high security. Teams green also resumed their training with Waqar Younis, head coach of Pakistan cricket...


Two million people suffering from epilepsy in Pakistan

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Two million people suffering from epilepsy in Pakistan KARACHI: Over two million people suffer from epilepsy in Pakistan, said neurologists at an event hosted at Karachi University on Wednesday. The country suffers from under-trained doctors with only one doctor available for 15200 patients, it was maintained. “Epilepsy is very well treatable with medications (anti-epileptic drugs). The majority of people with epilepsy (PWE) are...


At six, Hamza becomes youngest Microsoft Certified Professional

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At six, Hamza becomes youngest Microsoft Certified Professional After Arfa Karim, who became the youngest Microsoft Certified Professional at the age of 9, another computer genius has made the entire country proud. Muhammad Humza Shahzad,6, became the youngest Microsoft Professional. To clear the exam of Microsoft Certification, a candidate needs to score 700 points while Humza scored 757 points at the exam which...


Four more convicts hanged

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Four more convicts hanged Gujranwala/FAISALABAD: Four convicts on death row were hanged early morning on Thursday in Gujranwala and Faisalabad Central jails, Aaj News reported. The offender, Aijaz, in Central Jail Gujranwala, had committed a murder in 1998, while another offender, Amjad, had been convicted of killing a man in 1999. Convict Shaukat Masih committed a murder in the...


Walsh seeks to step up pressure on Axact

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Walsh seeks to step up pressure on Axact Senior journalist Declan Walsh has claimed that he has further evidence regarding what he says the involvement of Axact in fake educational degrees’ business. In an interview with BBC Urdu’s Sairbeen, broadcast by Aaj TV, Walsh said that he had been working on the Pakistani media for quite some time; and during his work he...


Why did Walsh investigate Axact? Exclusive interview on Aaj today

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Why did Walsh investigate Axact? Exclusive interview on Aaj today WEB DESK: In an exclusive interview with BBC Urdu, Declan Walsh, the journalist who covered the million dollar fake degree scam, will reveal why he chose to investigate the issue. His interview will be aired on Aaj Tv at 7:00pm today. A story published in the New York Times by Walsh has taken over the...


PTI submits resolution against Axact

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PTI submits resolution against Axact WEB DESK: The Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaaf submited a resolution in the Punjab Assembly against Axact, Aaj News reported. In Lahore, Mehmood-ur-Rasheed, of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf submitted a resolution in the Punjab Assembly today. Rasheed said that the scandal of bogus degrees affected the image of Pakistan worldwide. He also raised a question on the credibility of...


Saudi advertises for swordsmen as execution rate soars

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Saudi advertises for swordsmen as execution rate soars Riyadh – Saudi Arabia advertised vacancies for eight executioners Tuesday after beheading nearly as many people since the start of the year as it did in the whole of 2014. The civil service ministry said that no qualifications were necessary and that applicants would be exempted from the usual entrance exams. It said that as...


PM arrives on two-day official visit of Turkmenistan

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PM arrives on two-day official visit of Turkmenistan ASHGABAT: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif was accorded a red-carpet welcome when he arrived here Wednesday on a two-day official visit of this land-locked Central Asian state. The Prime Minister was received at the airport by Turkmenistan’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Rasit Meredow. During the visit, the Prime Minister will hold...


FIA to interrogate chairman Axact

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FIA to interrogate chairman Axact ISLAMABAD: Federal investigation agency’s ‘Corporate Crime Circle’ wing asked Shoaib Ahmed Sheikh, chairman of aXact  to  show up at 11 am to probe him, Aaj News reported Special unit of FIA, CCC will interrogate the chairman of aXact today. FIA has decided to add Shaikh’s name in exit control list. According to source from FIA,...


Tiny spiders rain down in Australia

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Tiny spiders rain down in Australia Have you ever seen spiders raining from the sky? People in Southern Australia cringed with fear as baby spiders rained from the sky on Monday. According to reports which appeared in the Goulburn Post, millions of spiders dropped from the sky, blanketing the countryside with their webs. The falling spiders looked like snow initially. But...


Four suspects involved in Safoora Goth incident arrested: Sindh CM

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Four suspects involved in Safoora Goth incident arrested: Sindh CM NAWABSHAH: Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Qaim Ali Shah, said on Tuesday that four suspects involved in Safoora Goth bus firing incident have been arrested. Talking to newsmen after the conclusion of 13th Convocation of Peoples University of Medical and Health Science (PUMHS) for Women he said that it was not possible to check every person...


DSP gunned down in Peshawar

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DSP gunned down in Peshawar PESHAWAR: Deputy Superintendent Bahadur Khan has been killed when unidentified assailants opened fire in Peshawar’s Gulbahar area on Wednesday, Aaj News reported. According to the initial reports, DSP Bahadur Khan had departed from his home near Gulbahar chowk and was en route to the office when unidentified assailants opened fire on his vehicle, due to which...


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