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Pakistan seeks Iran’s help to investigate RAW agent’s activities

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Pakistan seeks Iran’s help to investigate RAW agent’s activities

Posted on 31 March 2016 by PakBee Team - Total hits: 867

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistani government has written a letter to Tehran asking for their help in investigating the activities of Kulbhushan Yadav, a serving agent of Indian spy agency RAW arrested from Balochistan.

In the letter written by the Interior Ministry, Pakistan requests the Iranian government to help them investigate other RAW agents operating in the region as well and calls on Tehran to arrest and hand over Indian RAW Sub Inspector Rakesh alias Rizwan, who is known to be a key RAW operative assisting Kulbhushan Yadav.

Sub inspector Rakesh is also working undercover as a businessman dealing in jewelry and is known to be present in Iran, says the letter.

According to a copy of the letter available with Geo News, Pakistan has requested the “proactive support of the brotherly Iranian government” for the immediate arrest and handing over of RAW Sub Inspector Rakesh alias Rizwan for interrogation in Pakistan, verifying the activities of captured RAW officer Kulbhushan Yadav during his stay along with record of visits to Iran, and the records of people that the Indian RAW officers have been interacting with and purpose of their interaction and business

The Pakistani Interior Ministry has also asked the Iranian government to share details of RAW networks on Iranian soil.

Earlier, the Iranian Embassy in response to Yadav’s presence on its soil had said that the two countries had always enjoyed brotherly relations but some elements were bent on sabotaging them. “Iran wants a stable Pakistan. Iran has never felt danger from Pakistan at its border,” a statement from the Iranian Embassy said.

Kulbhushan Yadav was arrested by a intelligence agencies in Balochistan last week and he was later shifted to Islamabad for investigation.

During preliminary investigations, the undercover Indian agent had revealed that his main agenda was to sabotage the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) through propaganda and to create disharmony among the Baloch nationalist political parties.

In a video confession that military spokesman Gen Asim Bajwa played during a press conference, Yadav said: “I am still a serving officer in the Indian Navy and will be due for retirement in 2022.”

“By 2002, I commenced intelligence operations. In 2003, I established a small business in Chabahar in Iran. As I was able to achieve undetected existence and visits to Karachi in 2003 and 2004 and, having done some basic assignments within India for RAW, I was picked up by RAW in 2013,” he added.

His confession came as the Indian government denied he was a serving Navy officer, claiming Yadav had taken premature retirement from service and had nothing to do with the Indian government.

According to documents available with Geo News, Yadev joined the Indian National Defence Academy in 1987. He has a wife and two daughters who live with his father Sudhir in Mumbai.

in the video shown to the media by the ISPR, Yadav can be seen admitting that he is an active officer of the Indian Navy and was working in Pakistan at the behest of RAW.

Yadav confessed that he launched a covert operation against Pakistan from the Iranian port of Chahbahar, for which he used to take instructions from RAW’s joint secretary Anil Gupta.

The detained Indian spy also admitted that RAW had been funding the Baloch separatists for the Balochistan insurgency.

“I am still a serving officer in the Indian Navy and will be due for retirement in 2022,” said Yadav.

“By 2002, I commenced intelligence operations. In 2003, I established a small business in Chabahar in Iran. As I was able to achieve undetected existence and visits to Karachi in 2003 and 2004 and, having done some basic assignments within India for RAW, I was picked up by RAW in 2013,” he added.

The Indian spy said that he had been directing various activities in Karachi and Balochistan at the behest of RAW since 2013. He also confessed of playing a role in deteriorating law and order situation of Karachi.

“These activities have been of anti-national or terrorist nature which resulted in the killing and wounding of Pakistani citizens.”

The capture of the RAW agent is the latest evidence of Islamabad’s claim that the neighbouring country is actively trying to destabilize Pakistan.

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FIR registered against unknown men for assaulting Junaid Jamshed

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FIR registered against unknown men for assaulting Junaid Jamshed

Posted on 30 March 2016 by PakBee Team - Total hits: 3,907

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ISLAMABAD: Former singer turned televangelist Junaid Jamshed has registered a case against eight unknown men for assaulting him at the Benazir International Airport.

According to his statement, “Seven to eight men attacked me at the airport. I don’t know them personally but I can identify if they come in front of me. Police and airport security protected me and took me home.”

The former vocalist of the band Vital Signs received kicks and blows by a small group of men just as he was leaving the airport on Saturday.

The group chanted slogans against Jamshed before beating him up. A security official came to his rescue and led him back to the safety of the arrival lounge at the airport.

A video of the incident that became viral on social media showed Jamshed asking the crowd to talk to him instead of resorting to violence.

Provoked by his fellows by chants of “Maaro, maaro! (beat him, beat him!)”, a man could be seen chasing Jamshed and kicking him before the former pop singer disappeared into the arrival lounge.

 

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Lahore suicide bomber identified

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Lahore suicide bomber identified

Posted on 29 March 2016 by PakBee Team - Total hits: 955

LAHORE: Investigation for the Lahore Attack took a new turn as police said that the identity card found from the location of the blast did not belong to the suicide bomber. Instead, they suspect Salahuddin Khorasani, a member of a banned outfit, carried out the suicide bombing.

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Initial investigation of the blast at Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park, which killed 72 on Sunday, had led the police to believe that a man named Muhammad Yousuf from Muzafargarh, whose identity card was found at the crime scene, was the suicide bomber. Law enforcers had arrested three of his brothers and raided a seminary where he was a teacher.

On Tuesday, it was revealed that the bomber was in fact Salahuddin Khurasani from the Jamat ul Ahrar group, a breakaway faction of the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) terrorist organisation.

With the help of eye witnesses, police sketched a picture of the suicide bomber. Salahuddin Khurasani has an olive complexion, a large nose, a short beard, and thick hair. He is beleived to be between the age of 20 to 25 years.

The paramilitary has launched a crackdown against terrorists in Punjab after the deadly bombing, . According to a press statement by DG ISPR Lt-Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa, intelligence agencies with Army and Rangers carried out five operations in Lahore, Faisalabad, and Multan since the attack in the busy Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park in the Punjab capital.

Sources confirmed that the anti-terror crackdown was launched on the orders of the Army chief and will commence with operations in southern Punjab, long believed to be a hotbed of religious extremism and militancy.

The sources added that troops from the Army and Rangers will take part in the crackdown, and that the military’s Corps Commander in Lahore will be regularly apprised of the progress of the operation.

In an address to the nation late on Monday, the Prime Minister vowed to bring justice for the victims of the blast. “Terrorists should know failure is their fate,” he said.

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Careem Launches in Islamabad

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Careem Launches in Islamabad

Posted on 29 March 2016 by PakBee Team - Total hits: 1,020

After Lahore and Karachi, Careem is soft launching its services in Islamabad today to become the first 360 degrees on-demand cab service of the capital city.
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Careem service will be available in Islamabad through its app, phone and website, starting today (March 28th, 2016) 2PM.

Just in case if you don’t know, Careem is an affordable yet comfortable cab service that can be requested at your door-step through Careem App, website or through a helpline number.

Launched in Pakistan during late 2015, Careem serves in 26 cities across the region from Dubai to Riyadh, Morocco to Doha, Karachi to Lahore and now in Islamabad.

You can use Careem for your daily commute options within the city any time of the day. Careem also provides Airport Pick & Drop options for the customers, thus making the commute to the airport hassle free. Careem offers fare waiver for Airport pickups if ride is late by more than five minutes.

Not to mention, this is a soft launch and Careem is reportedly planning to do a media event with proper launch with-in few days, for which details haven’t been disclosed as of yet.

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Careem Rides in Lahore

In our conversation with MD Careem, Junaid Iqbal, he said “We are very excited to launch this service for the Residents of Islamabad who can now benefit from hassle free transportation across town at very economical rates. The car shall be available to them within minutes at the touch of a button and ensure safe & secure commute. Over the coming days, we plan to aggressively expand our services in Islamabad & Rawalpindi to cater to the growing transportation needs of the city.”

With Careem in Islamabad, you can pay cash or add your debit/credit card into your account pay seamlessly without involving any cash.
How to Book Careem Rides

As mentioned above, you can book Careem rides 24/7

Through Careem Android or iOS app
or Through Careem Wesbite
or Careem Helpline (number for Islamabad to be announced later)

Coverage Areas in Islamabad

Sources at Careem have disclosed that they shall be catering to all the sectors of Islamabad at the moment and Airport.

Rawalpindi is currently not included but service will be extended to residents of Rawalpindi very soon.
Careem Rates

The rates for Careem are the same as in Lahore & Karachi, which are as follows:

NOW Booking: (Basic: Rs.150) + (Per Km fare: Rs. 25 / Km) + (Waiting: Rs. 4 / Min)
LATER Booking: (Basic: Rs.350) + (Per Km fare: Rs. 25 / Km) + (Waiting: Rs. 4 / Min)

Note: Careem defines wait time as time when the car is traveling less than 16 km/h

Fixed-time bookings (Later Booking) need to be made at least 1 hour before the pickup. The bookings are confirmed instantly for a punctual, reliable, and comfortable ride.

NOW bookings do not have any advance booking requirements. When you request a car NOW, Careem will dispatch the closest available car and let you know how long it will take for the car to reach you. If it is going to take longer than you can afford to wait, you can Cancel the booking within the first 2 minutes without any charge.
Promo Code for Islamabad

With the launch, Careem is offering 12KMs of ride for Rs. 100 only. More details are as following:

Enter Promo Code: ISB
Any ride less than 12KMs will be charged at Rs. 100 flat
This promotion is valid till April 15th, 2016
One user can avail maximum of two rides with the promo code

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CAREEM Conducts Scavenger Hunt to Celebrate Spirit of Pakistan Day

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CAREEM Conducts Scavenger Hunt to Celebrate Spirit of Pakistan Day

Posted on 25 March 2016 by PakBee Team - Total hits: 851

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CAREEM, the service for booking chauffeur-driven cars, conducted a scavenger hunt for the public of Karachi and Lahore on Pakistan Day. Themed around photography of local cultural & historic sites, the hunt saw participants, based on clues provided, racing to various locations of their respective city by utilizing CAREEM’s services.

“Although we are a Dubai-based start-up, present in 25 global cities, we are proud to say our roots can be traced back to this country, as CAREEM’s app has been completely developed in Pakistan,” said Junaid Iqbal, Managing Director – CAREEM Networks. “This scavenger hunt was planned to not only celebrate this historic day, but also to inculcate in today’s youth the need to be in touch with our roots. For this reason, we chose historic and culturally rich sites for this competition, while the aspect of uploading photographs of each site to social media allows us to promote these locations across the world.”

The monuments for the competition, were the Quaid-e-Azam Library, Lahore Fort, Azadi Bridge, Lahore Museum and Fortress Stadium in Lahore and Pakistan Air Force Museum, Tomb of Abdullah Shah Ghazi, Hindu Gymkhana, Jehangir Kotheri Parade and Karachi Goan Association in Karachi.

36 participants from Lahore and 27 from Karachi were chosen to take part in this unique scavenger hunt through a prior registration process. Beginning at 11 am, the participants, along with their loved ones, went about their respective cities to take a picture of each location, upload it to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Team Markhor from Karachi and Team KalaJaado from Lahore, the winners of the competition, were able to upload pictures of all the locations by 3:00PM on Wednesday, the competition’s deadline. The hunt concluded with a closing ceremony at both cities, where winners and runners-up were handed prizes.

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