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Three gunned down over pretext of honour in Jaffarabad area

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JAFFARABAD: Three people, including a woman, were gunned down over pretext of honour in Jaffarabad area of Balochistan on Monday. According to police, in Dera Allahyar area of Jaffarabad, unidentified men opened fire, killing three people including a woman on the spot. They also injured a girl. The bodies and injured were moved to a nearby hospital, where the unidentified armed men also tried to kill the injured girl. However, the hospital staff saved the injured woman and later upon being informed the police reached the spot to control the situation. Meanwhile, a man allegedly killed his sister in the name of honor after she came to live with her parents following a dispute with her husband. According to the police, accused Liaquat killed his sister after he took her out of their...

Tickets for Multan Test go on sale

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Multan: The tickets for the second Test between Pakistan and England at the Multan Cricket Stadium will go on sale today at 1400. The iconic fixture will see the return of Test cricket in the City of Saints after over 16 years and will be played from 9-13 December. To make the most prestigious format of the game accessible to more and more people, the Pakistan Cricket Board has set the prices of the tickets at nominal PKR250 for VIP and PKR150 for Premium enclosure. The VIP enclosures are Imran Khan, Fazal Mehmood, Javed Miandad and Zaheer Abbas, while the enclosure that fall into Premium category are Wasim Akram, Elahi Brother, Hanif Mohammad and Mushtaq Ahmed. The tickets will be sold in physical form only and will be available at Gulgasht Bagh and Main Vihari Chowk from 0900 till ...

Dacoits gang comprising Afghans busted in Narowal

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NAROWAL: The police claimed on Sunday to have busted a seven-member inter-provincial dacoit gang comprising Afghan nationals in Narowal. The police also claimed to recovering cash worth millions of rupees, eight motorbikes and mobile phones from the gang members and initiated an investigation after filing a case against them. Police adopted the latest investigation methodology to arrest the gang. According to police, the gang members used to hide in Peshawar after doing robberies in Narowal. The police said that the gang members would reveal further information during an investigation.

PTI leads in second phase of AJK local polls

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MUZAFFARABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is leading with 229 seats in the second phase of the local government elections in Azad and Jammu Kashmir (AJK), according to interim results. The polling was held in four districts of Poonch division - Bagh, Rawlakot, Haveli, Sudhanoti on Saturday. The AJK Election Commission said it had received results of 708 out of total 787 seats. The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) currently sit at the second position after securing 129 seats, followed by PPP with 104 seats. The Jammu Kashmir People Party bagged 28 seats while the TLP managed to win seven seats in the local government elections. Interestingly, independent candidates have secured 233 seats. The interim results show the ruling PTI failed to get its chairmen elected in Abaspur, Dhi...

Two earthquakes jolt KP areas; No causality reported

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PESHAWAR: Two earthquakes jolted parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province, including Peshawar and Chitral on Saturday, however, no causality was report yet. According to National Seismic Monitoring Centre, the first earthquake with magnitude of 4.5 on the Richter scale struck parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The quake tremors were felt in Chitral, Dir and other areas of the KP. The depth of the earthquake was 101 kilometers and its epicenter was 73 away from Chitral. No casualty was reported so far. The panic gripped the areas and people rushed to safe areas. According to US Geological Survey (USGS), the second earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale hit the region after an hour and a half which was located 144 kilometers north of the first earthquake in Ishkashim in KP. The earth...

Three tourists die in Murree

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MURREE: Four people were found in a state of semi-consciousness in a Murree hotel situated on Expressway Dana in Lower Topa and later three of them were pronounced dead when taken to a hospital on Saturday. The dead were identified as Muhammad Awais, Faisal Ayaz and Muhammad Shah Rukh. However, the semi-conscious man has been identified as Muhammad. The hotel administration informed the Rescue officials about the state of the four persons who were semi-conscious in their room. When the Rescue 1122 officials reached the venue, they found the persons in a state of semi-consciousness in the hotel room. The officials took them to a hospital where three of them expired. However, the condition of their fourth companion was also critical. After getting information about the incident, pol...