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Teenage Girl Among 3 Killed In Anti-India Protest in Held Kashmir

JUL 7, 2018: 3 Kashmiri youth including a teenage girl were killed by Indian security forces’ firing in the Himalayan valley on Saturday leading to thousands participating in their funeral hours after police said they were killed when government forces fired at anti-India protesters. Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson Dr. Faisal while condemning the latest incident of killing of innocent Kashmiri youth, tweeted, “#India continues to kill with impunity in IoK – the #OHCHR commission of inquiry must be established at the earliest #kashmirbleeds. Police said in a statement that someRead More


At Least 65 People Die From Heatstroke in Karachi

“People did not get medical help on time, which resulted in their death” May 21, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — At least 65 people have died of heatstroke in Karachi since Saturday as the temperature hit 44 degrees Celsius (111.2 Fahrenheit) on Monday during the Holy month of Ramazan, said Edhi Foundation. According to Edhi chief, 114 bodies were brought to the Foundation’s morgues in Karachi’s Korangi and Sohrab Goth areas in the past three days, out of which at least 65 have died from heatstroke. Most of the citizens who diedRead More


Why Salad Has Become A Major Source Of Food Poisoning In The US

“Mass-produced chopped, bagged lettuce that gets shipped around the US amplifies the risk of poisoning” May 19, 2018 (BE2C2) — A 2013 analysis by Centers for Disease Control of food poisoning cases between 1998 to 2008 found that salads caused a quarter of all food poisoning outbreaks in the U.S. Since March, the outbreak grew into the largest multi-state E. coli scare since 2006. As of May 15, 172 people in 32 states have fallen ill, including one person who died in California. Of these cases, 75 have been hospitalized,Read More


Quetta Coalmine Explosion: 16 Killed, 9 Injured, More Than a Dozen Trapped

May 5, 2018 (BE2C2) — A coalmine explosion on Saturday killed at least 16 labors and injured several others in Quetta, with over a dozen still trapped, officials said. Sixteen miners were killed and nine others were wounded when a coal mine collapsed due after methane gas triggered underground blast. The accident occurred in Marwaarh, 45 kilometers (28 miles) east of Quetta, which is the capital of oil and gas-rich Balochistan province bordering Iran and Afghanistan. “The roof caved in following an explosion triggered by the accumulation of methane gas,Read More


With 345 Infanticides in 15 Months, Karachi Becoming a ‘Killing Field For Newborn Girls’

Zaitoun, who had moved to Karachi, from the rural northwest in 2011, had a telling-tale that she shared grimly with Aljazeera in 2014: Just days after she gave birth, Zaitoun said, her husband killed the child, their first, because she was a girl. April 30, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — As Pakistan becomes more urbanized, Karachi’s population has grown exponentially. Most of the migrants who move from villages to the country’s largest city on the Arabian Sea in search of better economic opportunities end up living in densely packed, illegal housing settlements.Read More


OIC Condemns New Wave of Violence in Indian Occupied Kashmir (Pics, Videos)

Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said heavy weaponry was being used by the Indian forces at the Line of Control (LoC) and continuing ceasefire violations by them could pave way for a major war between the two neighboring countries. (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) General Secretariat has condemned indiscriminate use of force by the Indian occupation forces killing at least twenty innocent Kashmiris in different incidents in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK) on 1st April 2018. A curfew has been imposed in parts of the occupied Himalayan valley.Read More