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Nigeria police bust suspected kidnapping ring, arrest 37

ABUJA: Nigerian police have arrested 37 people in southern Nigeria's Abia state on suspicion of being part of a major kidnapping ring, a spokesman said on Friday. Nigeria is one of the world's highest rates of kidnapping, an enterprise that funnels hundreds of millions of dollars to the sophisticated criminal gangs that carry it out. It is concentrated in the relatively prosperous south of Africa's biggest economy and top oil producer. The crime mostly targets Nigerians, although expatriates are sometimes snatched -…

Govt not to commit mistake of arresting Dr. Qadri, says Shah

ISLAMABAD: Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah said government would not commit a mistake of arresting Dr. Tahirul Qadri, ARY News reported Sunday. Talking to media, the PPP leader said his party would be an ally of every democratic alliance. There is no gain if Article-6 of the Constitution is not linked with Oct 12, 1999 move , he added. He said if Dr. Qadri was arrested, the term of incumbent government would reduce to six months from official five years. It may be noted here that reports are…