Terrorism

  DPC rallies against drone attacks in Lahore

LAHORE: Difa-e-Pakistan Council (DPC) rallied from Neela Gunbad to Masjid e Shuhada in a protest against drone attacks here on Sunday, media reported. The participants of the rally have reached Masjid-e-Shahuda where public meeting has been org...

  Missing persons case: No FC men yet produced before DIG CID

QUETTA: Frontier Constabulary (FC) personnel have not yet been produced before the DIG CID Quetta in missing person case despite orders of the Supreme Court.   On Friday, the apex court had directed the IG FC to produce all officials, nominated ...

  Dr Munaf recovered after ransom payment: Sultan Tareen

QUETTA: Pakistan Medical Association Balochistan President Sultan Tareen has said that the kidnapped cardiologist Dr Munaf Tareen was recovered after payment of Rs 5 crore as ransom. Addressing a press conference here Sunday, Sultan Tareen said...

  US base in Afghanistan to endanger peace in the region

SUKKUR: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam- Fazl (JUI-F) Amir Maulana Fazlur Rahman Sunday said that Taliban and the terrorists were earlier considered the sign of danger, but now it was the US forces’ further stay in Afghanistan would endanger the region,media...

  PTI sit-in against NATO supplies enters 8th day

PESHAWAR: The sit-in of Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) and its allied parties to block NATO supplies in protest against US drone strikes has entered eighth consecutive day on Sunday here, media reported.   In Peshawar‚ the PTI and Jamaat-e-Islami ...

  Quetta doctors continue strike despite release of Dr Munaf

QUETTA: Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) Sunday decided to continue it protests in the government hospitals here even after the release of the kidnapped cardiologist, Dr. Munaf Tareen, media reported.   Balochistan PMA president Dr. Sultan Tare...

  Adiala Jail officials’ abuse nudges inmate to commit suicide

RAWALPINDI: A prisoner committed suicide in the Adiala Jail on Sunday here, media reported.   Sources said that the prisoner took this extreme step as he was said tot be quite upset over the maltreatment being meted out by the Adiala Jail authori...

  Dr. Munaf Tareen sent to Karachi

QUETTA: Dr. Munaf Tareen a cardiologist kidnapped two and a half months ago from Quetta was released by the kidnappers dropping him near Othal and fled away, media reported Sunday morning.   Lasbela DPO, Ahmad Nawaz Cheema said that Dr. Munaf Tar...

  Karzai nudges US closer to wholesale withdrawal

WASHINGTON: In January, when U.S. officials first raised the prospect of keeping no troops in Afghanistan after 2014, this “zero option” was broadly seen as a rhetorical bargaining chip the White House was using to nudge along talks over a long-te...

  Four ‘target killers’ held in Karachi

KARACHI: Police have arrested four alleged target killers during a raid in Garden area of the city, official sources said.   The sources said the police carried out the raid on a tip off. They were shifted to an undisclosed location for investigat...

  Altaf urges Imran to order shooting down of US drones

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement chief Altaf Hussain has said if Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan was brave enough, he should order shooting down US drones, instead of creating troubles for people by blocking Nato supplies.   ...

  Karachi police arrest eight ‘extortionists’

KARACHI: Police claimed to have arrested eight extortionists during raids in different parts of the city.   SSP SIU Farooq Awan said the accused were involved in several crimes including extortion in PIB colony, Gulshan Mamar and Defence areas of ...

  Kidnapped Balochistan doctor recovered

QUETTA: Dr Munaf Tareen, who was kidnapped in September this year,has been recovered in Othal, sources told media on Sunday.   The doctor, whose kidnapping triggered large scale protests by doctor fraternity, was kidnapped from Pasheen stop area o...

  Police raid Punjab University, arrest 2 IJT members

LAHORE: Police have conducted raid in Punjab University, arresting two students, affiliated with Islami Jamiat e Talaba (IJT), for allegedly manhandling teachers of the academic institution.   According to the sources, the teachers were manhandle...

  Rangers arrested 20 in raids

KARACHI: Pakistan Rangers Sindh on Saturday arrested 20 criminals in different raids in various areas of city and recovered weapons from their possession.   Rangers spokesman said targeted raids were conducted in Ghareebabad, Gaddap, Model Colon...

  Seven dead in renewed Iraq bloodshed

Baghdad : Attacks near Baghdad and north of Iraq's capital left seven people dead on Saturday, amid a protracted surge in bloodshed fuelling fears the country is slipping back into all-out sectarian war. Iraq's worst violence since 2008 has left...

  Maoist attack on train in India kills three policemen

PATNA: Maoist rebels opened fire on a passenger train in the eastern Indian state of Bihar Saturday, killing three railway security men, police said. The guerrillas fired at the policemen as the train passed through a tunnel on its way to stat...

  Stable, peaceful Afghanistan in Pakistan's interest: Nawaz

KABUL: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai here on Saturday in his first visit to Afghanistan since he took office in May.   Prime Minister Sharif held a meeting with President Karzai in which the Afghan peace proc...

  Police arrest two target killers, one extortionist of MQM

KARACHI: Police claimed to have arrested three accused including two target killers and an extortionist from different areas of Karachi, media reported.   Addressing a press conference, DIG CIA Sultan Khawaja said the arrested target killers and...

  PTI anti-drone protest staged in front of UN in NY

UNITED NATIONS: Braving bitter cold weather dozens of Pakistanis and their fellow Americans staged a demonstration in front of the U.N. building demanding an end to US drone attacks on Pakistan's territory that result in civilian casualties.   S...


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Feature / Analysis

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