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Madrassa student arrested for killing Ahmadi homeopath in Peshawar clinic

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A teenage madrassa student has been arrested after shooting dead a homeopathic doctor from the minority Ahmadi community in his clinic in Bazid Khel locality of Peshawar, the fourth member of the minority community slain in targeted attacks in the city since July last year.

Tribesmen in Jandola hold protest to seek compensation

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February 6th, 2021; Bureau Report; PESHAWAR; The Bettani tribesmen have held a protest camp at Jandola town of the district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to call for compensation of damages suffered in the Rah-i-Nijat military operation. Scores of affected tribesmen participated in the protest camp in Jandola on Thursday, calling upon the provincial government to pay compensation for shops and businesses destroyed in the military operation in 2009. “The government has compensated tribal affectees in Khyber Agency, Bajaur and other areas but those from the Bettani tribe in Jandola have been denied any payment,” an affected tribesmen tells Voicepk.net. An affected tribesman, Abdullah, said 700 shops were damaged during the military operation and the affected owners had not been paid any compensation.

Mehsud tribesmen hold protest over delay in compensation

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January 28th, 2021; By Farooq Mehsud; LAHORE; Hundreds of Mehsud tribesmen held a demonstration outside the Deputy Commissioner’s camp office in the Tank district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The tribesmen are protesting the delay in payment compensation for houses damaged in the Rah-i-Nijaat operation in South Waziristan. On January 27, the protesters rode to Tank in vehicles from South Waziristan, Dera Ismail Khan, and other areas of KP. The affected tribesmen accused the district administration of corruption saying surveyors had taken Rs 100,000 from each household.

PM’s Advisor Moeed Yousaf says “Imran Khan wants 3G 4G services...

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January 21st, 2021; Bureau Report; LAHORE; “The PM understands the necessity of highspeed internet in the modern-age but his govt is trying to balance the “risks” involved," says PM's National Security advisor Yusaf Moeed.

Was there a lone survivor in the Machh incident?

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January 9th, 2021; By Ahmad Saeed & Asim Ahmad Khan; QUETTA/LAHORE; By Ahmad Saeed; LAHORE; A statement by the Afghan Embassy revealed that a person named Rasul had survived the Mach Incident and is currently being held by the Balochistan Police.

3 sentenced to death for sharing ‘blasphemous’ content on social media

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January 9th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; An anti-terrorism court in Islamabad on Friday sentenced three to death for sharing blasphemous content on social media while a fourth accused was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment.

Hazara protesters feel betrayed by PM’s blackmail accusation

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January 8th, 2021; By Asim Ahmed Khan; QUETTA; Mourners protesting against the Hazara killings say they are deeply upset by Prime Minister Imran Khan's remarks that their demands were akin to 'blackmail'.

Nation must protest Hazara killings: civil society

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January 7th, 2021; By Ahmad Saeed; LAHORE; The civil society on Thursday staged a demonstration at Liberty Roundabout to protest the heinous killings of Hazara Shias in Mach, calling upon the government to accept all demands of the victims’ families.

Civil society expresses outrage on Macch incident

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The brutal incident at Machh and the lack of the response shown by the government has given the civil society much to be angry about. They denounced the lack of government writ and demanded protection for marginalised citizens like the Hazaras.

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UN experts laud Pakistan for commuting death sentences of mentally ill inmates.

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