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Sardar Akhtar
Saturday, December 20, 2014
FAISALABAD: Two convicted terrorists, Aqeel alias Dr Usman and Arshad Mahmood, were sent to the gallows at the district jail at 9pm here on Friday.
They became the first two to be executed after the government lifted the 2008 moratorium on death ...
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Saturday, December 20, 2014
RAWALPINDI: The country’s top civil and military leadership on Friday resolved to expand the ongoing military Operation Zarb-e-Azb and take forceful action against terrorists and their abettors.
The resolve was made in a meeting of the civil and ...
Shamim Bano
Saturday, December 20, 2014
KARACHI: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement chief, Altaf Hussain, has demanded of the concerned intelligence agencies and the army to demolish the Lal Masjid and close Jamia Hafsa as Lal Masjid Khateeb Maulana Abdul Aziz had declared the Peshawar School ...
Munir Khan Afridi
Saturday, December 20, 2014
BARA: Fifty-seven militants, including important commanders, were killed on Friday as security forces tightened the noose against the terrorists in all parts of the country.
Around 44 militants, including commanders, were killed and many others ...

Saturday, December 20, 2014
ISLAMABAD: Minister for Defence Khwaja Asif has said that military courts are being established for trials of terrorism-related cases.
Talking to a private TV channel on Friday, Khwaja Asif said the government had consciously decided to lift the ...
Ahmad Noorani
Saturday, December 20, 2014
ISLAMABAD: The whole country was put on red alert and educational institutions of security forces were closed down on Friday following the initiation of process of hanging terrorists and December 18 radio intercepts of top Taliban terrorist leaders ...

Saturday, December 20, 2014
PESHAWAR: Eight militants were killed in a US drone strike in the Nazyan district of Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province, on the zero line bordering the Khyber Agency. There were also rumours of the death of Mullah Fazlullah in this ...

Saturday, December 20, 2014
ISLAMABAD: As Aqeel alias Dr Usman, a former dispenser with the Army Medical Corps, and Arshad Mahmood, a former Army Naik, were finally hanged on terrorism charges in Faisalabad, at least 18 more terrorists who have either been handed down death ...
Usman Manzoor
Saturday, December 20, 2014
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has so far proscribed some 60 outfits while three have been put under observation yet the implementation gaps and metamorphism of these organisations remains a challenge for national internal security apparatus as these ...
Amir Mir
Saturday, December 20, 2014
ISLAMABAD: Himself a brutal killer, Aqeel Ahmed alias Dr Usman’s love for his own life can be gauged from the fact that he had hidden himself in the false ceiling of the General Headquarters’ security offices to save his life, after telling his ...
Ansar Abbasi
Saturday, December 20, 2014
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has conveyed to the Afghan president as well as the Isaf commander that Islamabad’s patience is running out after the Peshawar carnage by the militants and it wanted Kabul to move decisively against the wanted Pakistani Taliban ...
Mumtaz Alvi
Saturday, December 20, 2014
ISLAMABAD: The Senate on Friday vehemently condemned through a unanimous resolution the terrorist attack on the Peshawar school, asserting that such inhuman acts neither could derail the ongoing war against terrorism nor dampen ‘our resolve to ...
Asim Yasin
Saturday, December 20, 2014
ISLAMABAD: The Committee on National Action Plan to Counter Terrorism on Friday agreed with consensus to form an Experts Working Group to evolve a strategy on this issue.
The committee met with its Chairman Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar in ...

Saturday, December 20, 2014
ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI: Outrage against the Peshawar massacre is still visible across the globe, as top personalities and ordinary people joined hands to support Pakistan and condemn the terrorists.
In London, British Foreign Secretary Philip ...

Saturday, December 20, 2014
ISLAMABAD: A day after an anti-terrorism court granted bail to the alleged mastermind of the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai, the government detained him under Maintenance of Public Order (MPO) on Friday.
Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, of the banned ...
Javed Aziz Khan
Saturday, December 20, 2014
PESHAWAR: At least three of the attackers involved in December 16 attack on the Army Public School and College had cellphones to communicate with each other as well as their handlers, a source told The News.
The data of the cellphones used by ...
Muhammad Anis
Saturday, December 20, 2014
ISLAMABAD: An agreement between the PML-N-led government and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on the formation of a judicial commission to probe the alleged rigging in the 2013 general elections is expected next week, as both sides have reached close ...
our correspondent
Saturday, December 20, 2014
ISLAMABAD: The perception that the European Union will take away the recently acquired GSP Plus status given to Pakistan if the moratorium on the death penalty was lifted is incorrect.
The EU Ambassador in Islamabad has clarified the stand taken ...

Saturday, December 20, 2014
ABU DHABI: Skipper Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor hit half-centuries while paceman Matt Henry recorded career best bowling figures as New Zealand thumped Pakistan by 68 runs in the fifth and final one-dayer in Abu Dhabi on Friday.
Williamson’s ...
our correspondent
Saturday, December 20, 2014
ISLAMABAD: The OGDCL Managing Director (MD), Mohammad Rafi, is not being removed as he was currently serving as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company on look after basis, said sources.
They said that he was a regular employee of the ...

Saturday, December 20, 2014
ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) on Friday approved Rs 2.97 per unit decrease in power tariff under fuel price adjustment for the month of November.This decision was made during a public hearing chaired by NEPRA ...
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