Malik Ayub Sumbal

 FreePressers Staff

Killing of senior journalist rocks Pakistan's media community

By Malik Ayub Sumbal     ISLAMABAD — A senior correspondent was found dead on May 31 near Sarai Alamgir, 150 kilometers (93 miles) southeast of Islamabad.      The killing of Syed Saleem Shahzad, a senior investigative reporter for the Hong Kong-based online newspaper Asian Times and an Italian news Adnkronos International (AKI) agency, has shattered Pakistan’s journalist’s community and is being […]

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Pakistan grants U.S. official diplomatic immunity, but final outcome to be decided in court

Pakistan grants U.S. official diplomatic immunity, but final outcome to be decided in court

By Malik Ayub Sumbal      ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s government has decided to grant diplomatic immunity to Raymond Davis, a U.S. official arrested in Lahore for the killing of two young Pakistani men on Jan. 27, a high-ranking government official told this correspondent on Wednesday.  However the fate of Davis will be decided by a Lahore court where the case […]

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Valentine's Day celebrated in Pakistan, but for many the feelings are mixed

Valentine's Day celebrated in Pakistan, but for many the feelings are mixed

By Malik Ayub Sumbal      ISLAMABAD: Some Pakistani teenagers are preparing for Valentine’s Day with great enthusiasm, thronging to gift shops to buy presents for their loved ones.   The commemoration of Valentine’s Day is mostly admonished in this society as the day is linked to the values and traditions of western societies. Some young people do not […]

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Teen bomber kills 35 soldiers in Northwest Pakistan

Teen bomber kills 35 soldiers in Northwest Pakistan

By Malik Ayub Sumbal    ISLAMABAD: A teen suicide bomber who disguised in school uniform killed 35 soldiers and  wounded 50 in an army camp in the Northwest city Mardan on Feb. 10.  The bomber walked into a military base in Mardan, 120 kilometers Northwest of Islamabad, and detonated explosives as soldiers were lining up for […]

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U.S. demands release of American charged in shooting death of two Pakistanis

U.S. demands release of American charged in shooting death of two Pakistanis

By Malik Ayub Sumbal   ISLAMABAD: The United States is toughening its stance toward the Raymond Davis trial, accusing Islamabad of denying the American diplomat  both a lawyer and translation assistance at the Lahore High Court.   The U.S. embassy statement made clear that the “responsibility for the safety and well-being of the illegally detained diplomat rests with the Government […]