Terrorism

  Altaf terms killing of FC men as barbarism

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Chief Altaf Hussain on Wednesday urged the nation to unite against terrorism. Talking to Pakistan Ulema Council leader Hafiz Tahir Ashrafi by telephone, he said that his party had already been pressing for a so...

  2 dead as gas pipeline explodes in Sindh

GHOTKI: A 36-inch diameter gas pipeline from Qadirpur Gas Field caught fire after a huge explosion near Mir Kosh area in Ghotki district, police said on Wednesday. The police said that two people were killed and two others sustained injured in the ex...

  Islamabad declared ‘extremely dangerous’ in Interior Ministry report

ISLAMABAD: A report prepared by the Interior Ministry has declared the capital city as ‘extremely dangerous’ due to the presence and functioning of banned outfits along with other factors, media reported....

  ‘Hitman’ killed in Karachi police encounter

KARACHI: A gunman was killed reportedly after he attacked a police mobile in Orangi Town area of the city on late Tuesday night. According to SSP Irfan Baloch, a man opened fire on a police vehicle near Qatar Hospital and was killed when the police r...

  Report undermines US Iran sanctions push

WASHINGTON: A new non-partisan report by top foreign policy experts largely backs White House warnings that imposing new sanctions on Iran could seriously complicate, if not derail, hopes of a final nuclear deal with Tehran. The study by the Iran Pro...

  Six police officers killed in Kiev clashes: interior ministry

KIEV: Six police officers died from gunshot wounds on Tuesday in the bloodiest day of clashes with anti-government protesters during three months of demonstrations, the Ukrainian interior ministry said in a statement. Another 160 officers were wounde...

  Violence may spike if peace talks not held: Yousuf Shah

ISLAMABAD: The coordinator of Taliban-appointed negotiation committee, Yousuf Shah has cautioned that there could be a surge in acts of violence in case peace negotiations were not held. “The government committee doe not appear to be serious in holdi...

  ‘If govt body not interested to meet, neither do we’: Sami

PESHAWAR: The spokesman for Maulana Samiul Haq, one of the members of Taliban-appointed committee, Tuesday said if the government appointed body is not interested to meet, the TTP contact committee isn’t excited about it either. Talking to media the ...

  Two killed, two injured in Karachi firing

KARACHI: At least two people were killed and as many injured when unknown armed men opened fire at a shop after midnight, media reported Wednesday. According to police, two people were killed and two others including a woman injured when armed men op...

  Afghan gov't-backed peace body spokesman terms U.S. arrogant

KABUL: A spokesman for the Afghan government-backed peace body the High Peace Council (HPC), Mawlawi Shahzada Shahid has termed the United States arrogant and called for its forces withdrawal from Afghanistan. Shahzada Shahid who spoke at a function ...

  Afghan-US security deal should ensure peace and stability: Karzai

Afghan president Hamid Karzai once again insisted that the bilateral security between Kabul and Washington should ensure peace and stability in the country. President Karzai said the agreement would have no benefit for Afghanistan, if it would only p...

  FC troops killing: Will demand reply from Taliban, says Prof Ibrahim

ISLAMABAD: Professor Ibrahim Khan, member of Taliban negotiating team, said on Tuesday that the team will demand an answer from Taliban over the ruthless killing of 23 Frontier Corps (FC) soldiers, media reported. While talking to media, Professor Ib...

  Two TTP-linked accused remanded in policy custody

KARACHI: An Anti-Terrorist Court (ATC) on Tuesday remanded in police custody two persons linked with the proscribed Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) over charges of demanding extortion and issuing life threats. The two accused, Muhammad Kashif and Muh...

  Taliban serious about peace talks: TTP spokesman

PESHAWAR: Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesman Shahidullah Shahid said the Taliban were serious about peace talks. The spokesman said the TTP had contacted Taliban factions on the issue of a ceasefire and a decision would be made soon. Shahidul...

  Karachi violence claims nine lives

KARACHI: At least nine people have been killed in Karachi since last night, media reported. Four dead bodies were found from Surjani Town area early Tuesday morning. According to police, the bodies were recovered from Zero Point in Surjani Town today...

  Eight of a family killed in Lahore

LAHORE: Eight members of the same family were murdered in the Johar Town area of the city during the early hours of Tuesday. Police said the victims' throats were slit prior to them being shot. Lahore’s police chief, Shafiq Ahmed Chaudhry told media ...

  Musharraf not indicted during court appearance

ISLAMABAD: Former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf finally appeared before the special court on Tuesday but was not indicted. Musharraf in his stance before the court maintained that the jurisdiction of the special court should be decided pr...

  PM Nawaz meets government committee

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Tuesday met with the four-member government committee formed to hold peace talks. A detailed discussion over the dialogue process with the Taliban was held during the meeting. The government committee said attac...

  Army chief meets PM Nawaz

ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday, media reported. COAS Raheel Sharif and PM Nawaz discussed issues of national security....

  Major martyred in terrorist attack: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: The media wing of the military, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) says a major of the Pakistan army was martyred in a terrorist attack outside Peshawar. According to the ISPR, Major Jahenzeb was martyred when terrorists attacked a se...


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