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Victims protest against ‘land mafia’ in Gulistan-e-Jauhar

KARACHI: Dozens of affectees protested on Thursday against the occupation and encroachments of their plots in Gulistan-e-Jauhar area of Karachi, ARY News reported. The residents gathered outside the Karachi Press Club to protest against the occupation of the plots in Block 10 and 11 of Gulistan-e-Jauhar. They stated that the 'land mafia' had occupied their plots similar to President Arif Alvi who also claimed that his plot had been encroached and sold off. A protester urged the government and the Chief Justice of…

Six years on victims of Pakistan’s 9/11 still await justice

KARACHI: With the march of time, the families of the people, who perished in deadly Baldia factory inferno, may have come to terms with the loss of their loved ones, but they still await justice to give them a sense of closure.  At least 260 workers were burnt alive when the ill-fated multistorey garment factory was set ablaze in the city’s Baldia Town on Sept 11, 2012. An anti-terrorism court, which is legally bound to decide a case within seven days after indictment under the anti-terrorism law, has still a long way…

Helpline 1099 set up for victims of human rights violations

ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Human Rights has established helpline number 1099 to report in case of any violation of human rights in the country. The public are requested to contact on this number 24/7 to serve the humanity. The purpose of this initiative is to discourage any kind of human rights violation in the society. Human rights are the fundamental rights that belong to every person in the world, regardless of their race, religion, color and sex, from birth to death. Sometimes human rights can be restricted…

IHC issues notices on petition against disclosure of rape victims’ identity

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday issued notices to secretaries of ministries of Information and Interior as well as chairmen of Pemra and PTA to submit their comments on a petition against disclosure of the identity of rape victims. After initial hearing, a bench of the high court issued notices to the official respondents to furnish their replies on the petition within 15 days. The petition pleaded with the court to issue directives for the authorities concerned to ensure that the identity of rape…

MQM protests against land mafia, expresses solidarity with china-cutting ‘victims’ in Karachi

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) on Saturday held a protest against land mafia and in solidarity with the victims whose properties have been demolished in an anti-encroachment campaign recently expedited by the city government in Karachi, ARY News reported. ARY News correspondent Abdul Rafay Hussain said the victims whose houses and marriage lawns had been demolished, a large number of MQM workers and most of the MQM leaders were also present on the occasion. Read More: YMCA ground recovered from land mafia;…

Airbus to pay compensation to 2007 Brazil crash victims

SAO PAULO: European aircraft giant Airbus will pay some 30 million reais ($9.1 million) in compensation to relatives of the 199 people killed in a 2007 air crash in Sao Paulo, a lawyer said Monday. "After years of negotiations, 33 families have signed the terms of the agreement with Airbus," Gabriela Ristow told AFP. The accord, which was reached with a total of 93 individuals, was signed in November but not previously made public. Read More: Human error led to Chapecoense plane crash Airbus has agreed to pay the…

Imran vows to stand by Model Town victims until justice is served

JARANWALA: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan on Friday announced to stand by Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Tahir-ul-Qadri until justice was served to the Model Town victims, ARY News reported. “I send forward Qadri this message that we will take to street with them. We will take Shehbaz Sharif and Nawaz Sharif to Adyala Jail. We will fight against them until they are put behind bars,” he said while addressing a crowd in Jaranwala. He said Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah, who is named in Model…

Eiffel Tower to go dark for Las Vegas victims

PARIS: The Eiffel Tower will go dark on Monday night in tribute to the victims of the attacks in Las Vegas and Marseille, Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo said on Twitter. At least 50 people were killed and hundreds wounded Sunday when a gunman opened fire at a concert in Las Vegas in the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history. Earlier Sunday, a man knifed two young women to death outside the main train station in Marseille, France's second-biggest city. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for both attacks…

Private vehicles beat ambulances in saving gunshot and stabbing victims: study

NEW YORK: Inner-city gunshot and stabbing victims had a better chance of surviving when they rode to trauma centers in private vehicles, rather than in ambulances, a new study showed. Those transported to urban U.S. hospitals in emergency vehicles were 62 percent more likely to die of gunshot or stab wounds than patients with similar injuries who arrived in private vehicles, researchers reported in JAMA Surgery. “In this narrow population of trauma patients, emergency medical services is not the answer,” said senior…