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Bloodbath in Rawalpindi as Ashura Procession went rogue

Ashura procession in Rawalpindi turned into a bloodbath after a clash between Shias and Sunnis near Fawara Chowk, Raja Bazar. Reportedly, a mosque, seminary and more than 100 shops at Madina Cloth Market were gutted. Unconfirmed reports suggest more than 30 deaths, including slit throats and smashed heads of seminary students.   update: Death toll [...]

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Shell Eco Marathon Asia 2013 NUST Rawalpindi Event

Top universities from Pakistan unveiled their hand-built fuel-efficient vehicles for the Shell Eco Marathon Asia at a launch ceremony held at NUST in Rawalpindi. This event has put Pakistani teams on track for the Shell Eco Marathon Asia competition at the Sepang F-1 track in Kuala Lumpur in July 2013. There, they will compete with [...]

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Terror Attacks Pakistan While Government Plays Dumb

Wednesday, November 21, 2012, Muharram 06, 1434 AH: Terror and mayhem ripped through Pakistan as IEDs and alleged suicide attackers targeted Pakistanis in Quetta, Karachi and Rawalpindi. The death toll on Wednesday is: Shangla: 1 Karachi: 3 Bannu: 4 Quetta: 7 Rawalpindi: 23 So at least 38 killed and dozens critically injured. All this and [...]

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Karachi Protests Anti Islam Film

A Day of Rage in Pakistan

September 2012 will be remembered as a bloody month in the history of Karachi and Pakistan. Hundreds have lost their lives in floods, fire, target killings and accidents. Properties and vehicles worth billions of rupees have been razed and ransacked during this month alone. Friday, September 21st, was observed as Ishq-Rasool Day (Love Prophet Day). [...]

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List of Passengers and Crew of Bhoja Air B4-123

List of passengers and cabin crew of Bhoja Air flight B4-123 that crashed at Koral Chowk on Islamabad Express Highway in Rawalpindi. Passengers in Bhoja Air flight B4-123: 1. Abbas Ali 2. Abida Javed Malik 3. Adeel Chughtai 4. Aiman Ikram 5. Altamash Khan 6. Anisa Akbar 7. Anum Hussain 8. Asif Aftab 9. Asmaa [...]

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Bhoja Air Crash near Islamabad

How Twitter Covered Bhoja Air Crash

After the fateful crash of Bhoja Air Flight B213 from Karachi to Islamabad that left 127 dead in its wreckage, social media was ablaze with comments, questions and prayers. People of Pakistan came out strongly against the vulture like behaviour of main stream media, their reporters sniffing the debris of Bhoja Air plane like hounds [...]

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Bhoja Air

Bhoja Air flight from Karachi to Islamabad crashed near Rawalpindi. 127 dead.

It is reported that Bhoja Air flight B213, crashed at the Koral Chowk on Islamabad Express Highway in Rawalpindi. The passengers and crew, a total of 127 people, are reportedly dead on scene. According to Geo, the plane which flew from Karachi at 5:00 PM was supposed to land in Islamabad at 6:50 PM, but [...]

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Corrupt Police

To the Guardians of our Security

This event is a remake of what my friend narrated to me today. The incident and the underlying message was so strong that I felt the need of highlighting it. My friend “x” was on his way from Rawalpindi to Lahore via train. I wish instead of what I write, I should have written the [...]

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The Road Tragedy: A Commuter’s Dilemma of Traveling Between Rawalpindi and Islamabad

I felt like blowing myself up along with the check post in front of me. I tried hard to control this strong desire but found myself failing terribly. I thought of the ways I can accomplish the goal easily and quickly. Each moment was like eternity. I looked at time on my cell phone every [...]

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Pakistan Floods

Disastrous Flood in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

An emergency situation has developed in the country as the second spell of monsoon rains in various parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in the northwest of Pakistan, results in devastating flood in various rivers. Torrential rains, flash floods, lightning and collapsed houses killed nearly 150 people and left several thousands stranded and uprooted more than [...]

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