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Militants attack a checkpost in S. Waziristan, kill 3 security men

ISLAMABAD: At least three security personnel were killed on Tuesday during a militant attack on a security checkpost in South Waziristan’s Ladha area. Security sources told media that, “Terrorists attacked a security check post in Ladha and opened fire, resulting in the demise of three security personnel: Jafar Hussain, Mohammad Ali and Arsalan Khan.”The sources added that the assailants escaped after the attack. Ladha, once a stronghold of the Taliban, lies between Kaniguram and Makeen. It is the largest of the agency’s administrative sub-divisions in terms of population. The armyRead More


No militancy in Punjab seminaries: Rana Sanaullah

LAHORE: Punjab Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs Rana Sanaullah said on Tuesday that “not a single madressah(seminary) in Pakistan’s most populous province was reported to have any links with militancy.” Addressing a press conference at Punjab Assembly Cafeteria on Tuesday, Sanaullah said “geo-tagging of 13,787 seminaries had been completed” where about a million students were acquiring religious education. The provincial law minister and Pakistan Muslim Leafue – N stalwart went on to say that law enforcement agencies had completed search operations in hostels and universities, following ae “zero toleranceRead More


Bilawal campaigns to revitalise the PPP in Punjab

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, who is currently making efforts to revitalise party workers in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, met office bearers representing the city and district chapters of Faisalabad on Tuesday. Bilawal is currently spearheading a campaign to meet district and tehsil level party workers in Punjab and KP provinces in order to resolve party differences and stabilise organisational matters. The meetings, which lasted for over five hours, discussed a host of issues revolving around the party’s organisational matters, the prevailing political scenario and challengesRead More


Nawaz calls for strengthening economic, trade ties with Kazakhstan

ASTANA: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said the purpose of his visit to Kazakhstan was to further strengthen ties, expand cooperation in different areas, and increase bilateral trade, investment and economic cooperation. “There is a large scope for trade in textile and cotton products, pharmaceuticals, food items, engineering equipment and machinery and construction enterprises,” Nawaz mentioned as he met his Kazakh counterpart Karim Massimov. “Pakistan’s ports (Gawadar and Karachi) provide the shortest route to sea for the Central Asian Republics (CARs),” he said, adding Pakistan was eager to see a prosperousRead More


Army chief approves increase in military courts for Karachi

KARACHI: Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif on Tuesday approved an increase in the number of military courts for Karachi to handle outstanding terror cases. General Sharif took the decision while chairing the security briefing at Corps V Headquarters. He was also briefed on the current security situation of the city. The security briefing was also attended by the Corps Commander, Director General (DG) Rangers Major General Bilal Akbar, DG Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asim Bajwa, Sindh Police Inspector General (IG) Ghulam Hyder Jamali and representatives fromRead More


Govt-MQM meeting: formation of grievance redressal committee discussed 

ISLAMABAD: The first round of talks between the government and Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) held at Punjab House — pertaining to the formation of a committee to address their grievances — ended here on Tuesday After the session, MQM leader Kunwar Naveed said that the government has agreed with most of their demands. Another MQM leader Barrister Mohammad Ali Saif on the occasion said that talks between the two sides are progressing towards the right direction. He further said that the next round of talks is expected to be heldRead More