Terrorism

  Halt in US drone attacks not part of any deal: Sartaj Aziz

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister’s Advisor on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said the US had not stopped drone attacks in tribal areas as part of any reconciliation between the two countries. Talking to BBC Urdu, he said that the US had n...

  Gunmen kill three in Multan

MULTAN: Unknown gunmen opened fire on a car in Matni Tal area, killing at least three people. According to police, the three people traveling in the car were returning from a wedding when the attackers opened fire and fled the scene. The deceased wer...

  Punjab CM arrives Muzaffargarh

MUZAFFARGARH: Punjab Chief Minister, Shahbaz Sharif on Saturday flew in here and went straight to the house of the teenaged victim of sex assault, who immolated herself on Thursday and died of severe burn injuries on Friday, media reported. Shahbaz S...

  Rangers seize 50 kg explosives in Lyari raid

KARACHI: Rangers have seized 50 kg explosive material during a raid at a residential address in Lyari area of the city, media reported Saturday. According to Rangers spokesman, bombs, hand grenades and explosives were recovered during a raid in Nayab...

  Muzafargarh incident: CM Punjab take stern action against police officials

MUZAFFARGARH: Punjab Chief Minister, Shahbaz Sharif Saturday took stern action against the police officials who mishandled the gang-rape case of the teenaged girl later frustrated self-immolated and succumbed to burn injuries, media reported.The chie...

  Two gas pipelines blown up in Kashmor

Kashmor: Two gas pipelines were blown up with explosives in two different areas on Saturday. Banned Balochistan Liberation Army has claimed responsibility of destroying the gas pipelines. Police said that 18-inch diameter pipe line was blown up in Ba...

  Bombs kill at least 8 people in Baghdad

BAGHDAD: Iraqi officials say a string of bombings has targeted marketplaces and a commercial area in the capital, Baghdad, killing at least eight people and wounding 26. Police officials say the deadliest attack took place inside a market in the Shul...

  Knife fight in China market leaves 6 dead

BEIJING: A fight between two food stall owners at a market in southern China on Friday left five people hacked to death and one person fatally shot by police, authorities said. A dispute at the market in Changsha, the capital of Hunan province, erupt...

  PM directs to shift ATCs in Malir Cantt

KARACHI: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has directed to shift Anti-Terrorism Courts (ATCs) to Malir Cantt Karachi, media reported. According to Prime Minister House, the premier issued these orders for protection of investigation officers, eyewitnesses,...

  11 dead, 40 injured in Quetta blast

QUETTA: Eleven people including two children lost their lives while another 40 people were injured when a bomb exploded on Prince Road near Science College chowk in Quetta. The powerful explosion shattered windows of nearby buildings while fire erupt...

  Prof. Ibrahim terms meeting with Taliban shura ‘positive’

PESHAWAR: Professor Ibrahim, member Taliban negotiating team, has termed the meeting with Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) shura‘positive’, media reported. Talking to media on team’s return from North Waziristan here at Akora Khattak, Professor Imbrah...

  Ahrar-ul Hind claims bomb attacks in Quetta and Peshwar

KARACHI: The Ahrar-ul Hind, a splinter group that broke away from the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), has claimed responsibility for the bombings in Peshawar and Quetta which left 19 people dead including children. The spokesman for Ahrar-ul Hind cl...

  Time for govt committee, Taliban to come to table: Sami

AKORA KHATTAK: The head of the Taliban negotiation committee, Maulana Samiul Haq Friday noted that it is high time the government committee and the Taliban were brought to the dialogue table. Maulana Sami was talking to media following his meeting wi...

  Bombings in Peshawar, Quetta leave 19 dead, 65 hurt

KARACHI: Two bomb attacks on Friday in Peshawar and Quetta left 19 people dead while over 60 were injured. The suicide attack in Peshawar was followed by a time-delay explosion an hour later in Quetta. Peshawar Eight people including a woman and chil...

  Musharraf arrest warrant show proceedings will continue: experts

ISLAMABAD: The Special Court hearing the former president Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf treason trial appears to have exercised caution by fixing a date for implementing the non-bailable warrant. According to Justice (retd) Wajihuddin Ahmed this time n...

  Funeral prayers of Muzaffargarh gang-rape victim held

MUZAFFARGARH: The funeral prayers of Muzaffargarh gang-rape victim was held here on Friday, media reported. The victim committed suicide by setting herself on fire outside the Bait Mir Hazar Khan police station after the main accused in the case were...

  Lyari gangster, four others arrested from Thatta

THATTA: Five accused including a Lyari gangster Saddam Shahikh have been arrested from Thatta on Friday, police said. According to SSP Haseeb Baig, the accused were arrested from Bukhari Muhalla area of Thatta. Besides Lyari gangster, four others acc...

  Some leaders of ruling party back Lyari gangsters: DG Rangers

KARACHI: Director General (DG) Rangers Sindh Major General Rizwan Akhtar has disclosed that some leaders of ruling party were backing gangsters in Lyari, media reported. This was disclosed in a high-level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Shari...

  Karachi firing, other incidents claim three lives

KARACHI: Three persons were killed and two sustained injuries in firing and other incidents in different areas of the city on Friday here, media reported. Rescue sources said that one body was found from Garden, who appeared to have been shot dead. S...

  Muzaffargarh gang-rape victim dies after self-immolation bid

MULTAN: The Muzaffargarh gang-rape victim girl after yesterday’s self-immolation bid succumbed to her injuries at Multan Nishtar Hospital on Friday morning, media reported. It may be recalled that a second-year student on Thursday attempted suicide i...


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Feature / Analysis

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