Terrorism

  Peshawar: Pillion riding banned for three days

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has banned pillion riding for three days in Peshawar to ensure security on the occasion of Hazrat Imam Hussain's (RA) Chehlum, which will be observed on December 24. The local administration also imposed Se...

  Pillion riding banned for 24 hours in Lahore

LAHORE: In order to ensure foolproof security during the observance of Hazrat Imam Hussain’s (RA) Chehlum on December 24, the Punjab government has imposed a ban on pillion riding in Lahore for 24 hours, media reported. The ban takes effect from 12:0...

  12 suspects rounded up by Rangers

KARACHI: Pakistan Rangers Sindh on Monday arrested 12 suspects and recovered weapons in different parts of the city. Pakistan Rangers spokesman said targeted raids were conducted in Landhi 36 B, PIB Press Club, Quarters Al Siraj Square in Gulberg Blo...

  Quetta Chehlum security plan finalized

QUETTA: Security arrangements on the occasion of Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) have been finalised by the provincial government here, media reported on Monday. Sources said that the Balochistan home ministry has already sent a memo to the feder...

  Karachi : 8000 security personnel to guard Chehlum processions

KARACHI: The law enforcing agencies have beefed up security for Hazrat Imam Hussain's (RA) Chehlum processions after intelligence authorities warned them of possible law and order problems. Among all the mourning processions planned for Karachi, at l...

  Elaborate security planned for Chehlum

KARACHI: Elaborate security arrangements have been put in place on the eve of Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) on Tuesday which is observed across the country with mourning processions taken out in almost every city and town besides holding of Maj...

  Shelling kills four Iraq army officers, two soldiers

BAGHDAD: Mortar rounds struck an Iraqi army base west of Baghdad on Monday, killing four officers and two soldiers, security officials said. A brigade commander was among the dead in the attack, which took place in the Abu Ghraib area, the sources sa...

  Brotherhood prisoners launch hunger strike in Egypt

CAIRO: More than 450 imprisoned Muslim Brotherhood members launched a hunger strike Monday over their "inhuman treatment" after being jailed following the military’s overthrow of Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, the group said. A Twitter account ope...

  Iraq journalists killed in suicide assault on TV: police

TIKRIT: Four suicide bombers attacked a local television station headquarters north of Baghdad on Monday, killing two journalists, police officers said. Security forces have launched an assault to clear the Salaheddin television building, the officer...

  Pillion riding banned in Sindh for one day

KARACHI: Sindh government has imposed a ban on pillion riding for one day (Tuesday) on the occasion of Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain (R.A) in the province including Karachi, media reported. The ban remain effective for 24 hours starting 12:00 midnig...

  IHC rejects Musharraf’s petition against special court

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court on Monday rejected three petitions of former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf in the treason case. The first petition filed by Musharraf, challenged the constitution of the special court to hear the treaso...

  North Waziristan: govt announces four-hour curfew relaxation

MIRANSHAH: The government has relaxed curfew for four hours in North Waziristan tribal agency, media reported Monday. The announcement somewhat relieved the tribal people, who had remained confined to their houses for more than a week. Following the ...

  Pak, India DGMOs meet Tuesday

LAHORE: Director Generals of Military Operations (DGMOs) of Pakistan and India will meet at the Wagah border on Tuesday (tomorrow) to discuss ways to ensure ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC). Pakistan’s DGMO Major General Amir Riaz had invite...

  Legitimacy of special court questioned by Musharraf's counsel

ISLAMABAD: Former president General (retired) Pervez Musharraf's counsel Monday challenged the setting up of the special court and the appointment of judges for his client's trial in the treason case, media reported. Islamabad High Court (IHC) Justic...

  Nato soldier killed in eastern Afghanistan attack

KABUL: NATO says an attack in eastern Afghanistan has killed one of its service members. A statement from the U.S.-led coalition says the soldier died after coming under direct fire by enemy forces on Monday. The coalition, known as the International...

  5,000 security men to be deployed for Chehlum in Quetta

QUETTA: The security arrangements on the occasion of the Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) have been finalized by the provincial government here, media reported on Monday. Sources said that the Balochistan home ministry has already sent a memo to t...

  SHC tells Musharraf to contact govt. on ECL

KARACHI: Sindh High court (SHC) Monday advised former president General (retired) Pervez Musharraf to approach the government for lifting ban on his travel abroad, media reported.While announcing the ruling on Musharraf’s petition seeking removal of ...

  Three bodies found on Super Highway in Karachi

KARACHI: Three bodies were recovered from the Super Highway in the outskirt of the city on Monday morning here, media reported. Rescue sources said that three tortured to death bodies were found near Ansari Bridge on the Super Highway here. The decea...

  ANP vows to continue mission of Bashir Bilour

PESHAWAR: Paying tributes to late Bashir Ahmad Bilour, the Awami National Party (ANP) leadership on Sunday vowed to continue his mission for peace and asked the militants to shun violence and stop killing the Pakhtuns. A gathering to observe the firs...

  Government considering KMC inquiry committee report

PESHAWAR: The committee set up to probe the incident in which a first year, veil-wearing student Misbah Syed had alleged that she was humiliated and slapped by her teacher Dr Rahim Bangash at the Khyber Medical College (KMC) has completed its work an...


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