Six security personnel were killed in terrorist attacks in Balochistan.

On Sunday, six security personnel, including a captain, were killed and at least 17 people were injured in terrorist attacks in Balochistan, Pakistan.

In one incident, an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) targeted security forces, resulting in the deaths of Captain Fahad, Lance Naik Imtiaz, and sepoys Asghar, Mehran, and Shamoon.

In another incident, a clearance operation in the Sambaza area of Zhob resulted in the death of one security member and the injury of two others.

In separate attacks in Quetta, Hub, Kalat, and Turbat, no loss of life or injuries were reported.

The Prime Minister of Pakistan and the Chief Minister of Balochistan condemned the attacks.


SHC sets aside life imprisonment of two in a rape case

The Sindh High Court (SHC) in Pakistan has overturned the life imprisonment sentence of two men, Mohammad Aijaz and Zafar, who were convicted of raping a 16-year-old girl.

The SHC ruled that the prosecution had failed to establish the charges against the men and that the evidence presented was contradictory and unreliable.

The SHC also noted that the investigation did not follow guidelines set by the high court and Supreme Court for handling rape cases, including the absence of DNA reports or forensics.

The SHC ordered the release of Aijaz and Zafar if they are not being held for other cases.


Bodies of three family members found in South Waziristan

Three family members who were kidnapped a day earlier were found dead in South Waziristan, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

Local police are investigating the incident and have not yet identified the perpetrators.

Incidents of extortion, terrorism, and targeted attacks have been on the rise in K-P since the Taliban took control of Kabul in August 2021. The K-P police have established 18 check posts and arrested 806 terrorists, including 90 with head money on their arrest, while 196 were killed in encounters in 2022.

Additional IGP Muhammad Ali Baba Khel stated that the police have launched a crackdown on extortionists and have foiled several terrorism attempts.


Hospital in Kohat has been non-operational since it was built 11 years ago

The Type-D Hospital in Darra Adamkhel has been non-operational since its construction 11 years ago, due to a lack of facilities, but staff members are still receiving salaries without fulfilling their duties.

PPP Senator Shamim Afridi visited the hospital and found that the building was in poor condition with broken windows, doors, and washrooms.

He promised to conduct an inquiry and recover the money paid to the absent staff, and directed the district administration to pay the land owner for the hospital site.

He also plans to present a detailed report to the Senate committee on health to ensure that the hospital, located in a backward area, has all necessary facilities and staff members fulfill their duties.


Protest in Gilgit Baltistan against killing of woman during robbery, demand government action to ensure safety

Youth in Gilgit-Baltistan protested at Zulfiqarabad Chowk against the killing of a woman who resisted during a robbery in Noor Colony.

The protestors demanded that the government ensure the safety of people’s lives and property, as daily incidents of robbery and theft have made life difficult for the community.

The speakers at the protest, criticized the government for failing to protect the lives and property of the people, despite allocating a budget of 47 billion to institutions for this purpose.

They also accused the government of ignoring the rights of the people and making cases against those who speak up for their rights, while FC, Rangers, GB Scouts, and the police are unable to prevent incidents of robbery, attempted robbery, murder, and theft.

They demanded that the government, state institutions, home secretary, IGP, and force commander arrest the killers and bring them to justice, and ensure the safety of life and property, or face a wider scope of protest.


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