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Police baton-charge sacked cops during protest in Karachi

KARACHI: Police officers who were sacked from their services over pay dispute in their hiring resorted to protest outside Karachi Press Club, galvanizing on-duty cops into action against the protesters. The protesting ex-policemen, demanding release of their pending salaries, had to brave water cannons, baton-charge by fellow police officers during the protest. It all started, according to our correspondent, when one of the ex-cops attempted to commit self-immolation while police contingent tried to stop him, leading…

Man demanding Gen. Raheel Sharif’s extension dies

KARACHI: A man who was observing a hunger strike till death seeking an extension in the tenure of now former Army Chief General Raheel Sharif, has died. Lutuf Ameen Shibli was protesting outside the Karachi Press Club since the last three weeks and was observing hunger strike. Shibli, who was an ardent and die-hard supporter of the former Army Chief, had said that Gen. Raheel has rendered tremendous services for the nation including action against terrorism and corruption and he should be given an extension in his…

Section 144 imposed over public gathering in red zone

KARACHI: Home Department of Sindh has on Tuesday banned gathering of more than five people in the red zone area of Karachi by imposing Section 144 which means that no party, including Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), will be able to stage protest outside Karachi Press Club (KPC), Governor House or Chief Minister House, ARY News reported.

Family members of missing pilgrims slam govt apathy

KARACHI: Saddened over not being able to locate their loved ones and hit by the apathy of the government, the relatives and family members of pilgrims disappeared during Hajj stampede in Saudi Arabia made it to the Karachi Press Club on Tuesday evening with a glimmer of hope that highlighting of their plight by media could bring them some help.