Terrorism

  Second death anniversary of Bashir Quraishi today

KARACHI: Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz (JSQM) observing the second death anniversary of its former chairperson, Bashir Khan Qureshi, on Monday (today), media reported Bashir Khan belonged to a poor family of Ratodero, Larkana. Qureshi died on April 7, 2012,...

  Iran passes law to boost cooperation with Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Despite tensions prevailing between Pakistan and Iran in the past few months over incidents on the Pak-Iran border in Balochistan and Iran's Sistan-Baluchestan province, Sunday saw a marked difference. Iran's parliament adopted a bill whic...

  Karachi: Gang war accused killed in alleged police encounter

KARACHI: An accused of gang war has been gunned down in an alleged police encounter in Kemari area of the metropolis on late Sunday. According to SSP South Nasir Aftab, the accused of gang war, Mullah Nazir, has been shot dead in an encounter. Two ha...

  Obama to travel to army base to honor shooting rampage victims

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama will travel on Wednesday to a Texas military base to honor the victims of a deadly shooting by a troubled US soldier, the White House said. Presidential adviser Dan Pfeiffer told CBS television on Sunday that presid...

  Imran felicitates KP govt over ‘improved law, order’

LAHORE: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Imran Khan Sunday congratulated the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government over its 57 percent population describing the province’s law and order as satisfactory. In a statement, the PTI Chief referred to ...

  Talks moving ahead with CBMs: Prof. Ibrahim

ISLAMABAD: Taliban liaison committee member Professor Ibrahim Sunday said that the success of talks between the government and Taliban would fulfill the dream for peace in the country, media reported. Talking to media, Professor Ibrahim said that gov...

  Govt., Taliban second direct talks in next 2/3 days

ISLAMABAD: The government and Taliban second direct talks expected in next two/three days, media reported on Sunday. The government had earlier announced that 13 Taliban commandos would be released, but for paving talks for peace 13 more Taliban to b...

  16-inch gas pipeline blown up in Pir Koh

DERA BUGTI: A sixteen-inch diameter gas transmission pipeline running from Pirkoh gas field well nos.15, 16 and 29 to the plant here was blown up on Sunday.. Levies sources said that miscreants blew up 16-inch diameter pipeline in Pir Koh today, whic...

  Attempt to blow up gas pipeline in Rahimyar Khan foiled

RAHIMYAR KHAN: Police here foiled an attempt to blow up the main gas pipeline near Bhong by arresting three accused and recovered nine kilogram of explosives from them on Sunday here, media reported. District police officer, Sohail Zafar Chatta in pr...

  Halt in drone strikes enters 100 days

PESHAWAR: The halt in drone strikes within the geographical territory of Pakistan Sunday completed 100 days, media reported. The federal government claims that the halt in drone strikes was the outcome of their persistent diplomatic efforts, however,...

  Target killer arrested from Qasba Colony

KARACHI: Rangers carried out targeted operation in Qasba Colony locality of Karachi, arresting an alleged target killer on late Saturday. According to the Rangers spokesman, the Rangers personnel raided the areas near furniture market and Bangla Baza...

  Obama hails 'critical' Afghan vote

WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama welcomed the completion of Afghanistan's presidential vote, set to usher in the country's first democratic transfer of power, saying it was critical to ensure more international support. Afghan voters lined up ou...

  US, UN, Nato all praise for Afghans courage in landmark vote

KABUL: The United States and the UN have praised the "courage" of Afghan people who turned out in force for presidential elections, despite Taliban threats against the vote which passed off largely peacefully. Afghan voters formed long lines outside ...

  Rangers recover two kidnapped youth from Lyari

KARACHI: The Rangers conducted raid in Lyari area of the Karachi, recovering two abducted youth in the wee hours of Sunday According to the Rangers spokesman, the raid was conducted after getting a secret information. He said that the released youth ...

  Gunmen kill one young man in Quetta

QUETTA: Some unknown armed men opened fire killing one person at Satellite Town on Sunday here, media reported. Police said that the unidentified gunmen shot dead one young man at Bhoosa Mandi in Satellite police station limit and fled away. Rescue v...

  Firing claims two lives in Karachi

KARACHI: Two people were killed in a firing incident that took place in Gulshan e Iqbal area of the metropolis on Saturday night. According to the police, the incident took place when a person opened fire to resist a robbery in Gulshan e Iqbal Block ...

  Govt to release 13 Taliban prisoners: Nisar

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has said that those who were opposing talks should see how much lives have been saved since the process began. Talking to media on Saturday, he said talk process would bring peace in Pakistan. He, ...

  23 killed in feud between families in south Egypt

LUXOR: A bloody feud in southern Egypt between an Arab clan and a Nubian family killed at least 23 people in two days of fighting, leaving bodies strewn on hospital floors and homes torched in its wake, government officials and witnesses said Saturda...

  Meeting with Taliban Shura likely within couple of days: Sami

ISLAMABAD: Maulana Samiul Haq has said that a meeting with the Taliban Shura was expected within to two three days. Speaking to media, after meeting with Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, he said that the major demand of the militants was re...

  Talks with Taliban will bring peace in Pakistan: Nisar

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has said that those who were opposing talks should see how much lives have been saved since the process began. Talking to media on Saturday, he said talk process would bring peace in Pakistan. He, ...


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Feature / Analysis

  • Conflict, Violence Harsh on Afghan, Pakistani Women

    ISLAMABAD: Prolonged conflicts in Pakistan and Afghanistan have had a ...

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  • Feature: Afghan women still suffer from discrimination and poverty

    MAZAR-E-SHARIF, Afghanistan: Although women's rights have seen conside...

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  • Afghanistan: Building a Vision Of Hope and Change

    Afghanistan is creating a positive future for itself. Sixty per cent o...

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  • Analysts See Promising Trends From Afghan Election

    WASHINGTON: While uncertainty remains over the outcome of the Afghan e...

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Opinion

  • Detention of Taliban commander by UAE disrupts Afghan peace talks

    KABUL: A former Taliban commander involved in peace negotiations with ...

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  • In Afghanistan, childhood is often a full-time job

    It's estimated that at least a quarter of Afghan children work, despit...

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  • America’s Last Task in Kabul

    WASHINGTON: Until now, fighting the Afghan war has been an American pr...

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  • ‘The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan, 2001-2014’ by Carlotta Gall

    In 2012, I rode in a white Toyota Corolla past upscale villas and cafe...

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