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Families of Chinese activists face house arrest, harassment from ‘smiling tigers’

BEIJING: When a team of Chinese state security agents picked up Li Wenzu and then prevented her from leaving her own home last week, she was scared but not surprised. She was detained on the seventh day of a protest march she organized in an attempt to get the authorities to explain what has happened to her husband, Wang Quanzhang, a lawyer who has been missing since August 2015 during a sweeping crackdown on rights activists. Li was initially barricaded in her home by dozens of people, including plainclothes security…

35 Jamaat-ud-Dawa members placed on ECL

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Interior on Wednesday reportedly placed thirty-five members of the Jamaat-ud-Dawa on the Exit Control List (ECL) and barred them from travelling abroad, ARY News reported. The Interior Ministry had on Monday placed five leaders including Hafiz Muhammad Saeed under house arrest, and placed its charity wing  Falah-e-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF) on the watch list for next six months, and frozen all financial assets of both organisations. READ MORE: JuD chief Hafiz Saeed placed under house arrest…

‘Key PTI leaders to be placed under house arrest’

ISLAMABAD: The government has devised a ‘strict plan’ to deal with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s planned lockdown of Islamabad on November 2.   According to ARY News correspondent Azhar Farooq, the government has issued orders to place central leaders of PTI and Pakistan Muslim League (Quaid-e-Azam) under house arrest, two days before the sit-in. It has also been decided to detain PTI’s active party workers ahead of sit-in. Besides, the capital administration is considering shutting Lahore-Islamabad motorway to bar…