Terrorism

  Karachi: Sharmila’s car snatched, MQM’s MPA looted

KARACHI: An official car used by Advisor to the chief minister Sharmeela Faqooqi has been robbed in New Town area of the metropolis, while Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s member of provincial assembly (MPA) was also looted on Friday. According to police, ...

  Karachi: Abducted trader recovered, 2 kidnapers killed

KARACHI: Special Investigation Unit (SIU) raided in Dumba Goth area of the metropolis, recovering abducted trader while killing two alleged kidnapers. SIU SSP Farooq Awan said that the accused opened fire during operation. On retaliation two kidnaper...

  Militants build barricade outside Ukrainian navy HQ

SEVASTOPOL: Pro-Russian militants put up a barricade of crates Friday outside the Ukrainian navy headquarters in Sevastopol in southern Crimea, an AFP reporter on the scene saw. Ukrainian soldiers "can come out if they want but if they do so we will ...

  SC takes notice of Tharparkar deaths

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Tassudduq Hussain Jillani has taken notice of deaths of over 100 children in Tharparkar due to malnutrition. Sources said that a three-member bench of the Supreme Court headed by the chief justice would start hear...

  Malaysian opposition leader Anwar convicted of sodomy

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was convicted of sodomy Friday in a fresh threat to the career of a charismatic politician who helped turn around the country´s once-hapless opposition. Saying a lower court misjudged evidence, ...

  Violence kills eight in Iraq

BAGHDAD: Shelling in Iraq´s city of Fallujah, held by anti-government fighters for more than two months, and a shooting targeting a local official killed eight people Friday, police and doctors said. Iraq has been hit by a year-long surge in bloodshe...

  Motorcycle bomb at market kills 5

KANDAHAR: An Afghan provincial official says a motorcycle bomb was remotely detonated in a crowded market in the country´s south, killing five people and wounding eight. Omar Zawaq, the spokesman for the governor of southern Helmand province, says th...

  Saudi lists Muslim Brotherhood as ´terror´ group

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia listed Friday the Muslim Brotherhood of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi as a terrorist organisation, along with Syria´s two main jihadist groups, according to Al-Arabiya television network. The jihadists listed are Al-Nu...

  Hasan claims India is trying to destablise Pakistan

LAHORE: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Ameer, Munawar Hasan said Friday that India is using its presence in Afghanistan to detablise Pakistan. Speaking to reporters here, Hasan claimed attacks were being carried out under the Taliban’s name. “Those who tried t...

  Army will inform government of available options: Asif

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said the government was seeking the army’s advice over the future course of action in the dialogue process. Speaking to media, Asif said the next phase of dialogue will be based on intelligence info...

  Corps Commanders Conference reviews security situation

RAWALPINDI: 170th Corps Commanders' Conference was held at General Headquarters today (Friday). Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif chaired the meeting. The conference was part of routine monthly meetings. The forum dwelt at length on va...

  Samiul Haq criticizes Asif’s statements

GUJRANWALA: Maulana Samiul Haq has criticized statements by Defence Minister Khawaja Asif regarding the launch of a full-scale military operation if the ceasefire is violated. The Taliban committee member said Asif should refrain from making such sta...

  Distribution of wheat was not appropriate, admits CM Sindh

KARACHI: The Sindh government on Friday ordered a probe into the death of 41 children who reportedly died of pneumonia and malnutrition in a stretch of the Thar desert. Officials were alarmed by media reports from Mithi, one of the least developed an...

  PM directs NDMA to provide immediate aid in Tharparkar

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has taken notice of the food shortage in Tharparkar and directed the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to provide immediate assistance. According to an official notification, the prime minister has d...

  Iftikhar Chaudhry writes letter to CJ over Thar situation

ISLAMABAD: Former Supreme Court chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry who took scores of suo motu notices in cases of public interest, has written a letter to his successor in the country’s top court Chief Justie Tassaduq Hussain Jillani to take n...

  Russia stands firm on Crimea standoff despite sanctions

SIMFEROPOL: Russia stood firm on Friday in its standoff with the West over Ukraine´s flashpoint peninsula of Crimea despite sanctions over the worst East-West crisis since the Cold War. The heads of Russia´s two houses of parliament indicated Preside...

  Khurshid Shah says interior minister defending the terrorists

ISLAMABAD: National Assembly Opposition Leader, Khursheed Shah has reiterated his demand to not have the army be part of the dialogue process with the Taliban. Speaking in the National Assembly, Shah said he was not opposed to talks, however, he want...

  Drought in Tharparkar: CJ SHC takes notice of children’s death

KARACHI: Chief Justice Sindh High Court (SHC) Justice Maqbool Baqar has taken notice of the deaths of children due to drought in Tharparkar, media reported. Taking notice, the chief justice has sought reply from Chief Secretary, Secretary Food and Di...

  Full-scale operation may be launched if Taliban violate ceasefire: Asif

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said a full-scale military operation could be launched against Pakistani Taliban insurgents in the tribal areas as early as this month. Asif warned insurgents not to violate a ceasefire. Mr Asif tol...

  Robbers on looting spree, 2 banks robbed in Karachi

KARACHI: Criminals went on a looting spree as two bank robberies were committed in the city within a span of 20 minutes. Five armed persons stormed into a private bank located at Paposhnagar, took the staff hostage and escaped with an amount of Rs3.5...


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