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Muhammad Saleh Zaafir
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Monday said the government would not differentiate between terrorists and their facilitators and a second Zarb-e-Azb operation would be launched countrywide soon to eliminate enemies hiding in the ...
 
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Faisal Kamal Pasha, Jamal Khurshid
RAWALPINDI/KARACHI: The Lahore High Court and Sindh High Court on Monday suspended on technical grounds the black warrants for seven convicted terrorists ahead of their hanging in Rawalpindi and Sukkur, prompting the federal government to instruct ...
 
 

ASADABAD, Afghanistan: The Afghan security forces have launched an operation against militants in an eastern province seen as a rear base for the Pakistani Taliban, which carried out a school massacre last week, officials said on Monday.
TTP ...
 
 
Syed Bukhar Shah
PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Monday put up eight proposals to counter terrorism.
He backed the demand of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government to the federal government to expel the Afghan refugees illegally ...
 
 
Ansar Abbasi
ISLAMABAD: The interior minister-led committee on the National Action Plan to counter terrorism is considering setting up special courts in the tribal areas for the trial of terrorism cases, full gear activation of the National Counter Terrorism ...
 
 
Umar Cheema
ISLAMABAD: The Anti-terrorism courts in the federal capital have not convicted even a single terror suspect whereas the conviction rate remained the highest in Balochistan from 2008 to 2014 followed by Sindh, the Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, an ...
 
 
Salis bin Perwaiz
KARACHI: A police team of District Malir on Monday evening killed 13 members of Al-Qaeda and the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) during a shootout in Sohrab Goth.
On the other hand, the police claimed to have arrested a would-be suicide bomber ...
 
 
Amir Mir
ISLAMABAD: The federal government has requested the superior judiciary to ensure speedy disposal of pending appeals of several high-profile killers [including the murderers of American journalist Daniel Pearl and former Governor Salmaan Taseer], ...
 
 
Israr Khan
ISLAMABAD: Despite the government’s efforts to ramp up the performance of Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM) through bailout packages worth billions of rupees, the low prices of foreign steel products as a result of smuggling and under invoicing are ...
 
 
Mehtab Haider
ISLAMABAD: Federal minister for planning, development and reforms Professor Ahsan Iqbal has said that the group rivalries within the civil service were the major stumbling block for any reforms in the bureaucracy.
Brushing aside the criticism ...
 
 
Ahmad Noorani
ISLAMABAD: In a strange development, after the SSP police, the police chief of the federal capital showed no confidence in the Interior Ministry and National Counter Terrorism Authority (Nacta) list of proscribed/ banned terrorist ...
 
 

MULTAN: Jamaatud Dawah (JuD) Chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed said the killers of children in the name of Islam are ‘Kharijites’ and endorsed the decision of the government to hang the terrorists.Addressing the JuD workers at Qasimpur College in Multan ...
 
 
Mumtaz Alvi
ISLAMABAD: Enraged legislators in the Senate on Monday called on the government and the military to take steps for the elimination of terrorism from Pakistan and demolishing the jehadi infrastructure, saying that terrorists had nothing to do with ...
 
 
our correspondents
MULTAN: Hundreds of people staged demonstrations against gas loadshedding and low pressure in the city on Monday.
The demonstrations were staged at more than six busy and populous localities, and also in front of the Sui Northern Gas Pipelines ...
 
 
Wajid Ali Syed
WASHINGTON: The United States has said that starting next year American forces in Afghanistan may not target Taliban leaders, including Mulla Omar, unless they posed a direct threat to the country.
“Being a member of the Taliban does not mean ...
 
 

ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Monday announced Rs26 billion for the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government to combat terrorism.
Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Pervaiz Rashid said that the reservations expressed by ...
 
 
our correspondent
PESHAWAR: The KP security agencies were tipped off in August about a possible attack on the schools in the Peshawar Cantonment but adequate security measures weren’t taken, a source said. The lapse resulted in the biggest tragedy in Pakistan ...
 
 
our correspondent
ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Finance Muhammad Ishaq Dar Monday informed Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif that the country’s foreign exchange reserves had crossed $15 billion.
“Ten billion dollars are with the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) ...
 
 

MIANWALI: A death row prisoner in Mianwali jail Monday died of cardiac arrest due to the fear of execution of the sentence. The government has recently lifted the six-year ban on executions in the country after a terror attack on the Army Public ...
 
 
News Desk
ISLAMABAD: Islamabad’s Benazir International Airport was put on red alert early on Tuesday morning, reportedly due to security reasons, television channels reported. The airport was cleared roughly an hour later and resumed normal operations ...
 
 
Muhammad Anis
ISLAMABAD: Negotiating teams of the PML-N government and Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) would meet here on Tuesday (today) to discuss Terms of References (ToRs) for the constitution of a judicial commission to probe PTI’s allegations of rigging in ...
 
 
our correspondent
ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday recalled its notification declaring Ghaus Ali Shah the returned candidate from NA-215 (Khairpur-I), issued on December 9 after the ruling of an election tribunal.The electoral body ...