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Sahiwal ‘encounter’: Family stages sit-in against police on GT Road

SAHIWAL: Heirs of Sahiwal shootout victims on late Saturday night took to the streets and staged a protest sit-in against police officials involved in killing their family members in an alleged encounter, ARY News reported. The heirs and relatives brought bodies of their loved ones to the street and blocked the G.T. Road in protest. The protesters remained on the street in cold weather throughout the night. Traffic flow was also disrupted on the thoroughfare in the wake of protest. The family members demanded of the…

Tens of thousands protest in India over flashpoint temple

NILAKKAL: Tens of thousands of women formed a human chain across a southern Indian state on Tuesday, in support of a court order overturning a partial ban on women entering one of Hinduism's holiest temples, witnesses said. The 'Women's Wall' rally was backed by the communist government in Kerala state where the court order on Sabarimala temple has triggered weeks of protests by opponents and supporters of the ban. Media reports and supporters of the initiative claimed hundreds of thousands of women formed a human…

Pakistan lodges protest over ceasefire violations by India

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan summoned the Indian acting deputy high commissioner to the Foreign Office on Tuesday and lodged a strong protest with him over the unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian occupation forces along the Line of Control in Athmuqam area of Shahkot Sector.    As a result of this firing an innocent woman Asia Bibi was martyred while seven civilians including two women and three children sustained splinter injuries. The Indian forces along the Line of Control and the Working Boundary are continuously…

Pakistan summons Indian envoy, protests over unprovoked LoC firing

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's Foreign Office on Tuesday summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner and protested against unprovoked firing by Indian forces at the Line of Control (LoC), ARY News reported. According to Foreign Office Spokesman, Director General South Asia and SAARC summoned the Acting Indian deputy high commissioner and handed over him a protest note from Pakistan over firing at the LoC. In unprovoked firing of Indian forces at Neelum Valley on the LoC yesterday a woman was martyred and nine civilians were…

Pakistan lodges protest with Iran over attack on FC convoy

KARACHI: Six Pakistani soldiers embraced martyrdom last night when around 30 terrorists ambushed an Frontier Corps convoy on patrolling duty along the Pakistan-Iran border. According to a statement issued by Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr. Muhammad Faisal, fourteen other soldiers were also injured in the cowardly terrorist attack. He said four terrorists were killed in exchange of fire. The spokesperson said the Iranian Ambassador to Pakistan was called to the Foreign Office to lodge a strong protest against the…