|Target killings: Seven Hazaras, one police official killed in Quetta|
14 April 2012
QUETTA: Eight people, including seven belonging to the Hazara community and a police constable, were gunned down in separate incidents of firing in Quetta on Saturday morning in what appeared to be cases of sectarian targeted killings.
A complete shutter down strike was being observed in the provincial capital.
The first incident took place on Brewery road where a group of armed men ambushed a taxi carrying people from the Hazara community. Resultantly, all six died on the spot and assailants managed to flee from the scene.
“The victims were on their way to Killi Ibraimzai from Hazara Town when attacked. It is a case of sectarian targeted killing,” Deputy Inspector General Police Qazi Wahid told The Express Tribune.
“Police have been deputed in different parts of the city to maintain law and order” he added.
In another incident, a man belonging to the Hazara community was shot dead on Sabzal Road.
Separately, a police constable was gunned down in Shal Kot area, on the outskirts of Quetta, in an apparent incident of target killing.
A shutter down strike was being observed in the city following the strike call given by Hazara Democratic Party (HDP).
All the shops and markets on Prince Road, Brewery, Joint Road, Liaquat Bazar, Alamdar Road, Jinnah Town, Hazara Town and other areas were closed.
Stringing security measures have been adopted across the provincial capital with the heavy deployment of Frontier Corps (FC), police and other law enforcement agencies.
|See Also in Political News|
|Not going anywhere till PM, CM’s hanging: Qadri|
27 August 2014
ISLAMABAD: The Lahore High Court’s decision of vetting the Sessions Court ruling in the case of Model Town tragedy proved to be an energy drink for Pakistan Awami Tehrik chief Dr Tahirul Qadri who on Tuesday announced that now it was not just about sending the government to packing but they were not going anywhere till Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif are hanged to death.
Dr Qadri interpreted the Lahore High Court decision and judicial commission report as ... Full Story
|PM, COAS agree to resolve political tension soon|
27 August 2014
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Army chief General Raheel Sharif on Tuesday agreed to resolve the ongoing political tension ‘expeditiously and in the best national interest’.
Gen Raheel met the prime minister at the PM House for the third time since the beginning of the PTI and PAT marches and subsequent sit-ins in the federal capital that have exposed the residents of Islamabad and Rawalpindi to myriads of problems.
The one-on-one meeting, also attended by Interior ... Full Story
|Final round of talks between govt, PTI today: Imran|
27 August 2014
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan has said that final round of talks with the government will be held today (Wednesday).
Addressing party participants of the PTI sit-in, he said that Nawaz Sharif should have resigned.
Khan said that he will announce future course of action on Wednesday evening after deciding it at the meeting of the PTI.
He categorically said that it will be the final round of talks between the government and the PTI.Full Story