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Crime & Justice

Sindh police set sights on dacoits after crackdown on militants

Sindh police set sights on dacoits after crackdown on militants

Dacoits have conducted a range of activities for many years, including smuggling, gun-running, kidnapping for ransom and highway robberies. Authorities aim to wipe them out entirely.


New legislation in KP enacts harsh sentences to stamp out illegal drugs

New legislation in KP enacts harsh sentences to stamp out illegal drugs

The KP Control of Narcotics Substances Bill 2019 outlines the punishment -- sometimes capital punishment -- for trafficking, processing and transporting illegal drugs.


Authorities cite major successes in recent crackdown on smuggling

Authorities cite major successes in recent crackdown on smuggling

Smuggling, often used by extremists to finance their violent campaigns, is a serious threat to the economy and security, according to authorities.


Modern forensic lab in Karachi to help improve criminal, terror investigations

Modern forensic lab in Karachi to help improve criminal, terror investigations

Sindh police and other law enforcement agencies previously used to rely on conventional investigation techniques, which often yielded inferior or compromised results.


Police begin tackling crimes reported on social media

Police begin tackling crimes reported on social media

Arrests have been made in the past several months stemming from complaints on Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp.


Bajaur residents welcome first-ever court hearings

Bajaur residents welcome first-ever court hearings

The new courts are part of the mainstreaming of the erstwhile Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), which merged with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in 2018.


Militants face increasingly harsh sentences amid world crackdown on extremism

Militants face increasingly harsh sentences amid world crackdown on extremism

Sentencing members of terrorist organisations to death has become more common around the world as governments seek to end the scourge of extremism.


Iranian regime providing 'massive support' for drug trafficking in Pakistan

Iranian regime providing 'massive support' for drug trafficking in Pakistan

Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and Basij paramilitary force are heavily involved in drug production and trafficking, and are facilitating drug routes into Pakistan and elsewhere.


Peshawar police recertify renters amid terrorist hideout concerns

Peshawar police recertify renters amid terrorist hideout concerns

The drive comes after a group of suspected terrorists was found using a rented house in Hayatabad in April.


KP eyes harsher penalties for 'ice' use

KP eyes harsher penalties for 'ice' use

New legislation is needed to reduce crystal meth abuse among youth, officials say.


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