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Defiant journalist Imran Riaz Khan arrested



Journalist Imran Riaz Khan was arrested on Tuesday close to Islamabad Toll Plaza on the outskirts of the federal capital.

Speaking to media, the consul for Imran Riaz, Mian Ali Ashfaq stated Imran Riaz Khan was heading to Islamabad for showing within the Islamabad Excessive Court docket when he was arrested in reference to a treason case registered in opposition to him in Attock.

Ashfaq stated his consumer was named in 17 treason instances throughout Punjab, including that he was submitting a contempt of courtroom petition in opposition to the police. Earlier than his arrest, Imran Riaz by means of a video message stated that he was being focused however he had recorded a video carrying the names of all of the conspirators behind his arrest.

He stated that the video message could be posted on his social media accounts quickly whereby he had talked about all particulars concerning the conspiracy hatched in opposition to him.

Social media reviews urged that Imran Riaz’s consul had moved Islamabad Excessive Court docket (IHC) and journalists had began gathering outdoors the IHC amid reviews of seemingly opening of the courtroom late Tuesday evening.

Prime journalists, politicians and activists condemned the arrest of Imran Riaz. These posted messages in help of Imran Riaz Khan have been PTI Secretary Normal Asad Umar who condemned the arrest. He stated expression of opinions ought to be met with counterarguments as an alternative of arrests.



PTI Vice President Fawad Chaudhry strongly condemned the arrest and hope that the courts would take motion.


PTI Central Secretary Infor­m­ation Farrukh Habib shared a video relating to the journalist’s apprehension by legislation enforcement companies.


PTI chief Ali Haider Zaidi additionally condemned the incident and stated the nation stood with Khan.


In a latest video on his Youtube channel, the journalist had straight addressed Chief of Military Employees Normal Qamar Javed Bajwa and alleged that he was threatened after asking questions from navy sources concerning the nation’s present political and financial scenario.

A number of instances have been lodged in opposition to senior journalists and anchors, together with Khan, Sabir Shakir, Arshad Sharif, Sami Ibrahim and Moeed Pirzada, for allegedly spreading hate in opposition to military and state establishments.

The registration of instances in opposition to the above, who’re seen to favour the PTI, was condemned by PTI Chairman Imran Khan earlier as we speak in a video deal with.

In Might, the Lahore Excessive Court docket had accepted Khan’s plea for protecting bail after a number of sedition instances have been registered in opposition to him.

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Boss arrested hours after ARY Information taken off air



— PEMRA asks channel to elucidate ‘hateful, seditious’ feedback of PTI chief

ISLAMABAD/KARACHI: Hours after tv station ARY Information was taken off air in a lot of the nation for being vital of the federal government and for allegedly airing “seditious” content material, Ammad Yousaf, the favored outlet’s vice chairman, was arrested from Karachi within the early hours of Wednesday, the channel stated.

Based on ARY Information, Yousaf was arrested and not using a warrant from his residence situated within the Defence Housing Authority (DHA) neighbourhood of Karachi.

“Law enforcement officials, together with plain-clothed personnel, forcibly entered the home of Ammad Yousaf. The raiding group diverted the CCTV cameras of Yousaf’s home, and jumped into the home from the highest of the principle entrance,” the channel stated.

Previous to his arrest, Yousaf was taken away from his residence, based on the chief government officer (CEO) of the media organisation, Salman Iqbal, who tweeted concerning the incident.

“@ARYNEWSOFFICIAL information head @AmmadYousaf picked up by unknown individuals from his home,” he stated.


ARY Information acquired Monday a discover from the Pakistan Digital Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) which stated it was taken off the air “for airing objectionable, hateful, seditious [content], primarily based on absolute disinformation with a transparent and current menace to nationwide sec by instigating insurrection inside the armed forces with malafide intent to trigger a rift between [government] and [armed] forces”.

On August 8, the channel invited a senior Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief, Shehbaz Gill, to touch upon a narrative throughout a broadcast on Monday whereby he suggested civil servants to not comply with orders of their high officers in the event that they had been “towards the feelings of the general public.”

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) stated Gill was “kidnapped” in Islamabad on Tuesday afternoon and the get together was unable to find him.

PEMRA has additionally directed Iqbal, the CEO, to seem in particular person for a listening to on Wednesday.

The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) warned of nationwide protests if the complete transmission was not restored.

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Afghan Muslim arrested for killings that shook New Mexico’s Islamic group



The newest sufferer, Nayeem Hussain, 25, a truck driver who grew to become a US citizen on July 8, was killed on Friday, hours after attending the burial of the 2 males slain in July and August, each of them of Pakistani descent.

The three most up-to-date victims all attended the Islamic Heart of New Mexico, Albuquerque’s largest mosque. They have been all shot close to Central Avenue in southeastern Albuquerque.

The primary recognized sufferer, Mohammad Ahmadi, 62, a local of Afghanistan, was killed on November 7, 2021, whereas smoking a cigarette outdoors a grocery retailer and cafe that he ran along with his brother within the southeastern a part of the town.


Police stated the 2 killings with which Syed was initially charged have been tied collectively based mostly on bullet casings discovered on the two homicide scenes, and the gun utilized in these shootings was later present in his residence.

In response to police, detectives have been making ready to look Syed’s residence in southeastern Albuquerque on Monday when he drove from the residence within the automotive that investigators had recognized to the general public a day earlier as a “automobile of curiosity.”

Albuquerque and state authorities have been working to supply an additional police presence at mosques throughout occasions of prayer because the investigation proceeded within the metropolis, residence to as many as 5,000 Muslims out of a complete inhabitants of 565,000.

The ambush-style shootings of the boys have terrified Albuquerque’s Muslim group. Households went into hiding of their properties, and a few Pakistani college students on the College of New Mexico left city out of concern.

Imtiaz Hussain, whose brother labored as a metropolis planning director and was killed on Aug. 1, stated information of the arrest reassured many within the Muslim group.

“My youngsters requested me, ‘Can we sit on our balcony now?’ and I stated, ‘Sure,’ and so they stated, ‘Can we exit and play now?’ and I stated, ‘Sure,’” he stated.

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North Waziristan suicide assault kills 4 troopers: ISPR



ISLAMABAD: A suicide bomber attacked a army convoy in a former Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) stronghold within the tribal area alongside the Afghanistan border, killing 4 troopers, the military mentioned on Tuesday.

The incident came about in Mir Ali city of North Waziristan district, in response to an Inter-Companies Public Relations (ISPR) assertion.

Police and intelligence officers advised Reuters the bomber rammed a three-wheeler into the convoy late on Monday within the distant district, which has seen an increase in militant violence in current weeks.

The area was as soon as a hotbed of native and overseas militants however they’ve principally been pushed out by numerous army operations.

Nobody has claimed the accountability for the bombing, which got here a day after a senior TTP militant with a $3 million bounty on his head, Abdul Wali, often known as Omar Khalid Khurasani, was killed in an explosion in Afghanistan.

Khurasani’s Jamat-ul-Ahrar (JuA), designated as a terrorist group by america and the United Nations, had claimed accountability for a number of assaults in opposition to police, army, minority Shi’ite Muslims and Christians, which killed lots of of individuals in Pakistan.

TTP, often known as the Pakistani Taliban, an umbrella group of militant teams which incorporates the JuA, confirmed Khurasani’s demise.

Khurasani together with three different commanders was killed in an “enemy assault”, the TTP mentioned in a press release despatched to Reuters with out giving the mode of the assault or the place of its taking place.

Khurasani’s demise was a heavy blow to the TTP, which is in talks with Islamabad amid an ongoing cease-fire, introduced in Might. Remoted militant assaults have continued, although the TTP has not claimed accountability for any of them because the truce first went into impact.

The talks are being hosted by the Afghan Taliban.

Two Pakistan intelligence officers advised The Related Press that Monday’s suicide bombing within the city of Mir Ali additionally wounded an unspecified variety of civilians and troopers.

The officers wouldn’t elaborate and spoke on situation of anonymity as a result of they weren’t authorised to talk to the media on the document.

— With enter from AP

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