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Several Indian media outlets peddle fake news of CIVIL WAR in Pakistan

Indian news outlets and social media have been widely circulating fake news, claiming a civil war had broken out in Karachi, Pakistan. Reports emerged after local Pakistani media said troops had kidnapped the provincial police chief to force him to arrest a top opposition leader. Indian media went much further saying the clashes between the […]

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Pakistan’s army orders probe into allegation of kidnapping police chief and pressuring police

Pakistan’s army chief ordered an inquiry into allegations that a provincial police chief was forcibly taken from his home by paramilitary forces and pressured into arresting the son-in-law of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. The inquiry comes as provincial police chief Mushtaq Mehar and more than 50 other senior police officers in the southern province […]

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Gunmen ambush convoy of vehicles killing at least 15 people in Balochistan

Gunmen killed at least 15 people in the southwestern Pakistani province of Balochistan on Thursday after ambushing a convoy of vehicles travelling on a major highway towards the country’s largest city Karachi. The vehicles were travelling to Karachi from the port town of Gwadar when they were ambushed near the small town of Ormara, about […]

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Karachi records highest rainfall in a single day; Floods kill at least 19

Karachi, Pakistan’s financial capital plunged into chaos on Friday with power cuts, streets under water and cellphone outages caused by heavy rains as officials said at least 19 people had been killed in downpours the previous day. Record torrential rainfall flooded streets, damaged homes and buildings on Thursday. The provincial government declared a public holiday […]

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Insane World

Man smoothly slides over flowing monsoon floods in Karachi

After heavy rains lashed Pakistan’s coastal city of Karachi visuals of inundated roads, submerged roads and waves of water gushing over roads filled the Internet. A viral video showed a man comfortably going with the flow of water over a road stunning the people around. He seemed to be reclining on a support as it […]

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Pakistan Railway train crashes into van carrying Sikh pilgrims, 21 dead

A train rammed into a van in north-eastern Pakistan killing at least 21 Sikh pilgrims in the Punjab province. The Karachi-Lahore express train crashed into the van near Sheikhupura at an unmanned level crossing a little over noon today. The dead includes 13 male and 7 female. The driver of the van is also among […]

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Preliminary probe blames ATC, overconfident pilot for crashed PIA fight 8303

A preliminary probe into the crash of Pakistan International Airlines Flight 8303, which left nearly 100 people dead, has laid the blame for the accident on the pilot of the plane and the air traffic controller (ATC) who was in communication with him, Pakistani media reported on Monday. The preliminary probe, which is to be […]

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Coordinated blasts kill 4, wounds at least 12 in Pakistan

Three consecutive explosions claimed by a little-known separatist group killed four people including two soldiers in Pakistan’s southern province of Sindh on Friday. At least a dozen people were also injured. Shadowy secessionist organization the Sindhudesh Revolutionary Army, which wants the province to break from the Pakistani federation, said it carried out the attacks. One […]

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PIA Plane Crash: Pilot Ignored Air Traffic Control

Pakistani aviation authorities have told Pakistan International Airlines that the pilot of a passenger plane that crashed into a residential district of Karachi last month had ignored air traffic control’s instructions for landing, a PIA spokesman said on Wednesday. The PIA Airbus A320 crashed on May 22 while trying to land after the pilots reported […]

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PIA Plane Crash: 13-year-old who was wounded on the ground succumbs to burn injuries

A 13-year-old girl, who was critically wounded on the ground when a Pakistan International Airlines plane crashed in a crowded neighbourhood, has died due to her burn injuries, taking the death count in the accident to 98, according to a media report on Tuesday. The PIA flight PK-8303 from Lahore crashed in Karachi on May […]

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Investigators find 30 million in cash in crashed PIA aircraft wreckage

Investigators and rescue officials found Rs 30 million (US$ 1,86,719.52) in cash in the wreckage of the Pakistan International Airlines’ aircraft that crashed with 99 people on board, killing 97 people, including nine children. Flight PK-8303 from Lahore to Karachi crashed in a residential area near Karachi International Airport on Friday, with only two passengers […]

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Violation of multiple SoPs by Pilot and ATC led to fatal PIA plane crash

Multiple standard operating procedures were violated in the fatal crash of PK-8303 both by cockpit crew and air traffic control as apparently the relevant warning signals and alarms in Airbus 320 were ignored which eventually led to the disaster. The Airbus has 21 types of warning signals and alarms to handle different situations. Pilot was […]