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Police register FIR of Chinese Consulate attack in Karachi

KARACHI: The police on Saturday registered a first information report (FIR) of the attack on Chinese Consulate in Karachi that left at least two policemen dead, ARY News reported. The state is complainant in the FIR lodged by the police at Counter Terrorism Department police station in Karachi. The complaint also mentions names of 13 facilitators of the attack. According to text of the FIR, police had killed all three terrorists during an exchange of fire at the consulate’s entrance gate. Earlier in the day, police…

Sindh IGP recommends Tamgha-i-Shujaat for two martyred policemen  

KARACHI: In recognition of their valour and bravery they demonstrated in foiling terrorist attack on the Chinese Consulate, the Sindh Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr Syed Kaleem Imam recommended Tamgha-i-Shujaat for the two martyred police officials. According to the details, the Sindh IG directed AIG Welfare Sindh to ensure all the perks and benefits to the families of the martyrs on emergency bases. He ordered the concerned officials to complete all the legal requirement in this regard immediately and put the case in…

Pakistan closes consulate in Afghan city of Jalalabad

KABUL: Pakistan has closed its Consulate General in Jalalabad city in Nangarhar province of Afghanistan over meddling in the diplomatic office's internal affairs by local officials. “The Embassy wishes to inform that the Consulate General will remain closed until the security arrangements are complete to the satisfaction of the embassy,” the Pakistani embassy in Kabul said in a press release on Friday. The embassy said the decision has been made in reaction to provincial governor Hayatullah Hayat’s intervention in…

Pakistani consulate refutes rumours of Aafia Siddiqui’s death

HOUSTON: Amid rumours about the death of Dr Aafia Siddiqui circulating on social media, Pakistani consul general in Houston on Wednesday visited the incarcerated neuro-scientist in a detention facility in Texas. According to a statement, Pakistani consul general in Houston Aisha Farooq visited Siddiqui, detained under the terrorism charges at the Federal Medical Center (FMXC) Carswell in Fort Worth, Texas. The meeting lasted for about two hours, and was the fourth consular visit in the past fourteen months. The…

French consulate employee suspected of smuggling arms to Palestinians: Israel

JERUSALEM: Israel said on Monday it had arrested a French citizen, an employee of France’s consulate in Jerusalem, on suspicion of smuggling weapons to Palestinians. In a statement, the Shin Bet security service said Romain Franck used a consulate vehicle to elude Israeli security checks and move a total of 70 pistols and two assault rifles across the Gaza-Israel border and on to the occupied West Bank on at least five occasions. A spokesman for the French Embassy in Tel Aviv described the suspect as “a member of the…

Washington tells Russia to close consulate, buildings in US

WASHINGTON: The United States has told Russia to close its consulate in San Francisco and two annex buildings in Washington and New York, the State Department said on Thursday, a response to Moscow last month ordering cuts in the U.S. diplomatic mission in Russia. The announcement was the latest in tit-for-tat measures between the two countries that have helped to drive relations to a new post-Cold War low, thwarting hopes on both sides that they might improve after U.S. President Donald Trump took office in January.…