Terrorism

  TTP claim responsibility for Karachi police bus attack

MIRANSHAH: The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has claimed responsibility for the bombing of a police bus in Karachi which claimed the lives of 13 policemen. TTP spokesman Shahidullah Shahid said the attack in Karachi was in retaliation to the killi...

  CM Sindh, Karachi Police Chief call on Nisar

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Qaim Ali Shah and Karachi Police Chief Shahid Hyat met Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan to discuss law and order situation and on-going targeted operation in Karachi. Speaking to media on Thursday, Pakistan Muslim League...

  MQM apprises Nisar of problems

KARACHI: A Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) delegation met Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan here on Thursday. Speaking to media after the meeting, senior MQM leader Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui said they had informed the interior minister about the...

  Govt, COAS must take decision to end terror: Altaf

LONDON: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain has urged the government and the army chief to reach a decision to put and end to terrorism. He demanded the army and the government to take a decision for protection of citizens or else info...

  12 cops killed as police vehicles attacked in Karachi

KARACHI: A bombing targeting a police bus on Thursday claimed the lives of 12 policemen and left 55 others injured, officials said. The attack took place in Razzakabad near the police training centre. It was unclear whether the blast was set off by a...

  Nisar says terrorism and dialogue cannot coexist

KARACHI: Pakistan’s Interior Minister, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan says terrorism and talks cannot coexist. Nisar arrived in Karachi on the directives of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to evaluate the ongoing targeted operation in the city. Speaking to repo...

  Govt committee demands immediate halt to Taliban acts

ISLAMABAD: The government committee formed to hold peace talks has written a letter to the committee nominated by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) According to sources, the letter calls for an immediate end to Taliban activities as terrorist atta...

  Attack on Karachi police reaction of targeted op: Sharjeel

KARACHI: Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Memon has said that attack on Karachi police bus was reaction of targeted action against terrorists in the metropolis, media reported. Talking to media outside the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC)...

  'Dangerous' Afghans to be released in 24 hours: US

KABUL: The Afghan government plans within 24 hours to start releasing from a former American detention facility a group of 65 inmates that the U.S considers highly dangerous, the NATO-led coalition said late Wednesday. U.S. forces in Afghanistan have...

  3 killed as Venezuelan protests turn violent

CARACAS: Armed vigilantes on motorcycles attacked anti-overnment demonstrators in Venezuela on Wednesday, setting off a stampede by firing into crowds as the biggest protest against President Nicolas Maduro´s year-old administration turned violent. T...

  US has nothing to do with peace talks, operation: Olson

KARACHI: US Ambassador Richard Olson said that militancy is an internal matter of Pakistan, adding that all the options including talks with or operation against the Taliban have nothing to do with the United States. He said this in a meeting with Ja...

  11 cops killed as police vehicles attacked in Karachi

KARACHI: Eleven policemen were killed and more than 40 injured when a suicide blast occurred near a police vehicle in Razzaqabad area of Karachi Thursday morning, media reported. According to the initial report, the incident occurred in Razzakabad ne...

  Lahore: Four kidnapers killed in alleged encounter

LAHORE: Four kidnappers have been killed in Township area of Lahore in an alleged police encounter. According to CIA police, a kidnapper opened fire on the police team when they were moving to arrest him after catching three of his companions. Police...

  Islamabad police arrest two alleged terrorists

ISLAMABAD: Police claimed to have arrested two alleged terrorists and recovered explosive material from their possession in federal capital. According to the police, the accused were planning an attack on Imambargah. The police team led by SP Jamil H...

  Man sets his brother house on fire over land dispute; 3 kids dead

DERA GHAZI KHAN: A man set his brother’s house on fire in Dera Ghazi Khan over a land dispute, killing three kids and injuring six others including a woman, in the wee hours of Thursday. According to police, the accused, Suleman, managed to flee afte...

  Amnesty: Muslim exodus in CAR ´ethnic cleansing´

DAKAR: The exodus of tens of thousands of Muslims from Central African Republic amounts to "ethnic cleansing," Amnesty International said Wednesday, warning that the sectarian bloodshed now underway despite the presence of thousands of peacekeepers i...

  TTP wants Fazlullah to lead country

ISLAMABAD: In a move that could affect ongoing peace talks with the government, Taliban have said they want commander Mullah Fazlullah to lead the country. "In Pakistan, Mullah Fazlullah is leading us and he has all the qualities to lead the Pakistan...

  Nawaz satisfied with progress on Taliban peace talks

ANKARA: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday expressed satisfaction over progress of the government committee holding talks with the Taliban to bring an end to the acts of terrorism in the country. Talking to reporters here, Nawaz Sharif said tha...

  Karachi targeted operation will continue without pressure: CM Sindh

KARACHI: Chief Minister Sindh, Syed Qaim Ali Shah says the targeted operation in the city against terrorists and criminals will continue without any pressure. The chief minister chaired a high-level meeting over the law and order situation here on We...

  Repair work on Punjab gas pipelines completed

RAHIMYAR KHAN: The repair work on the three gas pipelines blown up by the Baloch Republican Army has been completed three days after the incident. Chief Engineer Ali Ahmed said that the gas supply had been restored after repair work and the radio gra...


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Feature / Analysis

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