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Govt wants citizens to share videos, pictures of vandals

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has stepped up efforts to identify and prosecute miscreants who damaged public and private properties during the recent protests over acquittal of Aasia Bibi in a blasphemy case. The Ministry of Interior on Sunday set up a complaint cell, urging citizens to share pictures and videos of those involved in damaging state and private properties in the name of protests. They have been asked to share such pictures and videos on 03315480011 to help identify the rioters. The ministry has…

Govt to launch crackdown on mobsters who damaged property

ISLAMABAD: A day after the religious parties led by the Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) ended the countrywide protests over Aasia Bibi’s acquittal, the Ministry of Interior on Saturday issued directives for a crackdown on mobsters who damaged property during the demonstrations.  In a statement, the ministry said elements who vandalized public and private properties in the guise of protests across the country would be prosecuted, adding that such individuals would be identified with the help of videos and CCTV footage.…

Major changes in procedure for inclusion or exclusion of names from ECL on the cards

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf-led government has decided to bring major amendments to the procedure for inclusion or removal of names from the Exit Control List (ECL), ARY News reported.   As per details, the Ministry of Interior has readied its recommendations which will likely be presented to Parliament's relevant standing committee which is scheduled to meet tomorrow. The ministry has recommended that name of a person be added or removed from the no-fly list following directives of the Supreme Court or any…

ATC awaits Indian response on witnesses in Mumbai attacks case

ISLAMABAD: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Islamabad on Wednesday directed the ministries of interior and foreign affairs to apprise it of whether the Indian government will send as many as 27 witnesses to Pakistan to testify in the Mumbai attacks case.  The ATC judge summoned the last two Pakistani witnesses – Wajid Zia, who is additional director general of the Federal Investigation Agency, and Zahid Akhtar – to record their statements. He noted the case has entered the final phase as only two witnesses from…

Abductors themselves freed Shahbaz Taseer: report

ISLAMABAD: "Abductors themselves had freed Shahbaz Taseer, son of slain Punjab governor Salman Taseer, and that he was not recovered in a raid by security forces," officials stated in their report to Ministry of Interior recommending action against the ones taking credit of the high-profile recovery, ARY News reported.