SC orders production of 14 missing persons in court tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Friday expressed its dissatisfaction over a report submitted by the Federal Minister for Defence Khawaja Asif before it which listed details of missing persons and ordered the production of 14 of the 35 missing persons in court tomorrow and the remaining on Dec 9, DawnNews reported.

A three-member bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, resumed the hearing over the missing persons case.

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Two gunmen kidnap schoolgirl in Assam

JORHAT: Two unidentified gunmen kidnapped 11 schoolchildren of Nazira Kendra Vidayalaya by hijacking the school van in which they were returning home at Simaluguri in Sivsagar district near the Assam-Nagaland border on Wednesday afternoon.

However, the van driver’s presence of mind and courage helped in saving 10 of the students from the clutches of the abductors. The miscreants forced the driver to drive towards Nagaland, but the latter immobilized the vehicle by driving it into a drain in the Chantak tea estate, some distance from the kidnapping spot. The kidnappers then left behind 10 of the children there, and took away one — a girl — towards Nagaland.

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Fifty two killed in targeted attacks in Yemen


SANAA: A suicide bomber rammed an explosives-packed car into the Yemeni defence ministry complex on Thursday, followed by an armed assault in which 52 people died, including seven foreign medical staff, officials said.

The brazen daylight attack on the sprawling facility followed a spate of hit-and-run strikes on military personnel and officials, as the country struggles to complete a thorny political transition.

“This terrorist act has killed 52 people,” Yemen’s supreme security committee said.

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Odisha MLAs Condemn Sharif for Comment on Kashmir


Cutting across party lines, members of the Odisha Assembly today condemned Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for his reported statement that Kashmir is a flash point which “can trigger a fourth war” with India.

The MLAs, belonging to the ruling BJD and Congress, favoured a censure motion against the Pakistan Prime Minister for his “dreams” of a “fourth war” against India.

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South Africa thrash India by 141 runs, take 1-0 lead


JOHANNESBURG: It was not the nip in the air but the murderous blade of South African batsmen and the hostility of their pacers that sent a chill down the spine as the hosts first slaughtered India’s toothless attack to post a formidable tally of 358/4 and then bowled India out for 217 in the first ODI to win by a massive 141-run margin. This result might just be the prelude to a torrid December.

Chasing a massive target under lights, the Indian top-order was clueless against pace and bounce extracted by South African pace quintet of Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Ryan McLaren, Lonwabo Tsotsobe and Wayne Parnell.

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Pakistan bowler Bilawal Bhatti travels to UAE on expired visa


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan fast bowler Bilawal Bhatti has been waylaid in Dubai since Tuesday after landing in the United Arab Emirates with an expired visa.

The Pakistan Cricket Board says in a statement it has made arrangements for Bhatti to stay at a hotel inside Dubai airport and has applied for a new visa. The board is hopeful the issue will be resolved within 24 hours and Bhatti can continue his journey home.

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Militants kill policeman in checkpost attack near Bannu


PESHAWAR: Militants killed one policeman and wounded another in an attack on a checkpost in northwestern Pakistan, officials said on Thursday.

The attack took place on the outskirts of Bannu town, in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, which has seen several terrorist attacks in the past — many of them targeting security officials.

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