Terrorism

  Armed forces will retaliate against terrorism: Kh Asif

ISLAMABAD: Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said on Thursday that armed forces will respond strongly to the malicious acts carried out by the terrorists, media reported. The minister assured that the government would take every possible step to safeguar...

  CJ takes suo moto notice of threats to Kalash, Chitral people

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jilani has taken suo moto notice of the ultimatum to the people of Kalash and Chitral to convert to Islam, media reported. The chief justice has summoned Attorney General and Advocate Gene...

  Three Indian agents arrested from Kasur

KASUR: Intelligence agencies have arrested three alleged Indian secret agents from Kasur, media reported. According to intelligence sources, Indian passport, currency and arms were recovered from the agents, identified as Kashif, Umair and Shahzad. T...

  Air strikes in Mir Ali after PM approval

ISLAMABAD: The military leadership took decision of air strikes in Mir Ali after the approval of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, media reported. Sources said the decision over the attacks on militants hideouts in North Waziristan was made after consecut...

  Not disappointed with dialogue process after NWA strikes: Maulana Yusuf

ISLAMABAD: Taliban nominated peace negotiator and coordinator of the team Maulana Yusuf Shah said on Thursday that he is hopeful to yield results through dialogue process even after Pakistan Air Force (PAF) strikes in North Waziristan that killed 35 ...

  HRW urges US to probe deadly drone strike in Yemen

WASHINGTON: Human Rights Watch demanded Thursday that the US government investigate a drone strike that killed 12 people in Yemen during a December wedding procession, saying it may have violated international law. The attack raised "serious concerns...

  Kiev in flames as Obama warns of ´consequences´

KIEV: Thousands of helmeted protesters steeled themselves Wednesday for new clashes with riot police on Kiev´s flame-engulfed main square after the deadliest night of violence in Ukraine´s post-Soviet history. US President Barack Obama warned starkly...

  US warns of airline shoe-bomb threat

WASHINGTON: US security officials warned Wednesday about a potential shoe-bomb threat on international flights to the United States, local media reported. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a warning to airlines based on "very recent in...

  15 killed as Pak warplanes pound militant hideouts in NWA

PESHAWAR: Though the fate of talks between the Nawaz-government and the Taliban has yet to be decided, the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) warplanes pounded militant hideouts in North Waziristan that killed fifteen local and foreign militants, security sour...

  Session judge’s son gunned down in Hyderabad

HYDERABAD: Unknown gunmen shot dead a son of session judge on Thandi Sarak area, media reported. According to police, the deceased, son of session judge Khalid Hussain Shah, was traveling with his family when his vehicle was intercepted by unknown gu...

  Karachi: Police dig trenches amid security threats

KARACHI: Police have made rare security arrangements ranging from digging trenches outside some police stations , placing barricades to erecting additional walls to protect the facilities against any terrorists attack after a warning by intelligence ...

  Police recover body in city

QUETTA: Satellite town police recovered a body from Pashtoonabad area of provincial capital on Tuesday. Acting on a tip off, the police party reached the site and took the body into custody which was dumped at Killi Usman Abad area. Later the body wa...

  Peshawar: Explosion in Gulbahar; no casualty reported

PESHAWAR: An explosion took place near a residence of former provincial minister Haji Javed in Javed Town, Gulbahar on Wednesday. No casualty was reported as a result of blast, the sources said....

  Deadlock in talks persists, Rashid says awaiting Taliban response

ISLAMABAD: The deadlock in talks between the committees formed by the government and Taliban persists. Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid says the ball is in the court of the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and the government is waiting fo...

  KP govt prepares 15 missing persons’ report

PESHAWAR: The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province has prepared the report pertaining to the biographic information of fifteen missing persons that would be presented in Sindh High Court, media reported on Wednesday. According to the Home Minist...

  Even India didn’t slaughter Pakistani prisoners, says Rashid

ISLAMABAD: Federal Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid has said that the government would make its decision after getting a briefing from its negotiating committee on the Taliban’s stance. Talking to journalists here Wednesday, the federal informatio...

  MQM demands ban on media coverage of Taliban statements

LONDON: Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) Coordination Committee has demanded of the government to put a ban on media coverage of statements from the Taliban. In a statement issued here Wednesday, the MQM’s coordination committee recommended the Gover...

  Call for one-sided ceasefire incomprehensible: Prof Ibrahim

PESHAWAR: Leader Jamat-e-Islami and member Taliban-appointed committee Prof Ibrahim Wednesday said the government committee’s demand for a one-sided ceasefire is beyond comprehension, and called for a bilateral move to hold fire. In a statement, Prof...

  4th Pakistani interviewed in London money laundering case

LONDON: Scotland Yard has interviewed one more Pakistani in connection with the ongoing investigation into the money laundering case linked to the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Dr Imran Farooq’s murder. According to sources, the Scotland Yard...

  Eight Johar Town victims laid to rest in Gujranwala

GUJRANWALA: Eight family members including three minors and two women, who were found murdered inside their house at Johar Town area of Lahore, have been laid to rest in Gujranwala Wednesday. The bodies were shifted to Kamboh Colony of Gujranwala aft...


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