Hands washed clean?: Official claims boss wants murder accused absolved

RAWALPINDI:  A Mandra police sub-inspector is allegedly being pressurised by his seniors to declare the killers of a 16-year old boy innocent. Talking to The Express Tribune, SI Nazar Muhammad said he had arrested three suspects in a murder case that took place in the jurisdiction of the Mandra Police Station on August 22, where Hassan Ali, a proclaimed offender, ...

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Combating militant ideologies: State organs asked to put their acts together

ISLAMABAD:  The state has to “put its act together” if it wants to counter militant ideologies and create a peaceful society, speakers at a seminar said on Friday. “It is a big challenge to tackle the prevailing environment of religious extremism,” Tariq Khosa, former inspector-general of the Balochistan police, said describing it as a “mindset” and “a product of faulty ...

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Eid rush: Transporters overcharge passengers

RAWALPINDI:  People travelling on the motorway in public transport vehicles have complained of overcrowding, highlighting the trend to maximise profits at the expense of safety. Transporters often carry extra passengers in violation of traffic rules, but the police ignore the issue, they said. “The motorway police are no different from other traffic officials,” said Muhammad Jabbar, a resident of Mardan. ...

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Ex-CIA analyst: Snowden doing well

CNN’s Anderson Cooper talks with former CIA analyst Ray McGovern about spending time with NSA leaker Edward Snowden.

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Fresh dengue cases: Twelve more patients at Pims

ISLAMABAD:  With the hospitalisation of 12 new patients at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims) in the last four days, the twin cities are facing a rise in the number of dengue patients. Eight of the patients are from Rawalpindi, while three are from Tarnol in Islamabad and one from Abbottabad. According to Pims spokesperson Dr Ayesha Eshani, all the ...

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Busted: Three suspected drug dealers nabbed

RAWALPINDI:  A team of the anti-narcotics force (ANF) on Friday busted two gangs of drug dealers and recovered 14 kg of opium and 14kg of hashish from their possession. An ANF squad intercepted a car (LHG 9445) in Pindi Bhattian and seized 6kg hashish and 2.4 kg opium which were hidden in secret cavities of the car. The team also ...

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VIDEO: Some US landmarks to re-open

The Grand Canyon, the Statue of Liberty and Mount Rushmore are to re-open to tourists after state governments reached a deal with the federal government

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Argentina shuns war criminal’s body

Argentina says it will not accept the body of convicted Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke, who died in Italy on Friday aged 100.

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Berlusconi wants community service

Lawyers for former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi have asked if he can serve his one-year sentence for tax fraud as community service, Milan’s chief prosecutor said Friday.

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Vietnam state funeral for general

A two-day state funeral is under way in Vietnam for General Vo Nguyen Giap, credited with overseeing the defeat of French and US forces in his country.

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