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Blasts in Mohmand Agency injure 9 security personnel

MOHMAND AGENCY: Nine security personnel sustained injuries Wednesday in two separate Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blasts in Mohmand Agency. The first blast occurred in Safai tehsil when an IED exploded near a security forces’ vehicle, wounding eight security personnel. The injured were shifted to Mamad Gut hospital for treatment. The second explosion also took place in Safai tehsil when an IED went off during a bomb disposal exercise, injuring one security man. According to the area’s political administration, two militant hideouts were destroyed in the Halemzai tehsil of Mohmand AgencyRead More

Gunmen kill 3 policemen in Karachi

KARACHI: At least three policemen, including a sub-inspector and two constables, were killed and another wounded early on Wednesday when unidentified attackers opened fire on a police mobile van in Karachi’s Bhangoria Goth area, a shanty-town in the limits of the Azizabad police. The assailants managed to escape from the scene after the attack. Security and rescue teams reached the spot. Security personnel cordoned off the area as a probe into the incident went underway. The director-general of Rangers, Major General Bilal Akbar, also visited the attack site. Sindh’s newly-appointedRead More

An Australian lady abandons her two children & joins IS

SYDNEY: A Sydney mother has abandoned her two children and fled to Syria for a new life with the self-styled Islamic State group, becoming one of more than 100 Australians who have joined the militants. The Australian government said it was deeply disturbed by the report and that it was monitoring the situation closely. The sources said Jasmina Milovanov, a 26-year-old Muslim convert, left her children, aged five and seven, with a babysitter earlier this month and never returned. It cited her ex-husband as saying she sent a text messageRead More

FIA takes Axact CEO Shoaib Shaikh into custody

KARACHI: Axact CEO and centre of a massive fake degree fraud, Shoaib Ahmad Shaikh was taken into custody in the early hours of Wednesday from his office. In the presence of officials from the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) as well as police, Shaikh was taken away in a white vehicle. Sheikh and seven other directors will be produced before a banking court on Wednesday morning. The arrest came after an FIA raid on the Axact office on Khayaban-e-Ittehad, where officials said a large number of university degrees and student identificationRead More

Six football officials apprehended in Zurich

GENEVA: Six football officials were arrested in Zurich early Wednesday upon request from US authorities, suspected of receiving bribes worth millions of dollars, Swiss authorities said. “The bribery suspects — representatives of sports media and sports promotion firms — are alleged to have been involved in schemes to make payments to the soccer functionaries, delegates of FIFA… and other functionaries of FIFA sub-organisations — totaling more than $100 million,” the Swiss justice ministry said in a statement. “In return, it is believed that they received media, marketing, and sponsorship rightsRead More

If Pakistan can hold elections, why not Afghanistan: Analysts

KABUL, 27 MAY (DNA) – A number of Afghan analysts said that considering security threats in Pakistan, holding of election is also possible in Afghanistan and the government of Afghanistan should not use insecurity as a pretext not to hold elections. The analysts add that however there are some common views from Pakistan’s politicians and political parties against Afghanistan that Afghanistan is a weak country but a peaceful election is in favour of Afghanistan. Pakistan’s general election was held amid tight security measures. It is said that for providing securityRead More