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10-kg bomb defused outside Imambargah in Muzzaffargarh

MUZAFFARGARH: A bomb weighing about 10 kilograms was found outside an imambargah on Sunday morning and defused by the Bomb Disposal Squad in Alipur Tehsil of Punjab’s Muzaffargarh district. A majlis for women was taking place at the Markazi Imambargah Hussainia since Saturday evening, which ended pre-maturely after the discovery of the explosives conclealed in a milk drum placed outside the place of worship. The Majlis was scheduled to end around noon today. The bomb disposal squad and additional contingents of police arrived at the site. The explosives were defusedRead More

Meat shop, food outlets sealed and fined in Islamabad

Seminary sealed in Quetta

ISLAMABAD: A meat shop and two cafes were sealed whereas another cafe and a restaurant were fined during raids conducted by Additional Deputy Commissioner Islamabad Abdul Sattar Isani in Kohsar Market area of the federal capital city on Saturday. The ICT administration’s official Facebook page claims that Qureshi Meat Shop was sealed after all freezers were found rusty. The page further said that there were no expiry dates found on the preserved meat while, meat trays were open, uncovered and dirty. Meat stored in the cold storage was scattered on the floor,Read More

Navy ready to protect Gwadar port, says chief

KARACHI: Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Mohammad Zakaullah has expressed resolve to ensure protection of Gwadar Port “against all asymmetric threats under the prevalent precarious internal and external security environment.” He said this on Saturday while visiting the Gwadar Port, said a Pakistan Navy statement. He visited naval units and forward bases along the Makran coast, including Jinnah Naval Base in Ormara and other units in Pasni, Gwadar and Jiwani, to witness operational readiness of these units during the ongoing major maritime exercise SEASPARK 15.

COAS to share ideas with US on Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD: Army chief Gen Raheel Sharif is expected to mainly focus on Afghanistan during his coming visit to the United States.During his stay in the US, from Nov 15 to 20, the COAS will meet senior officials at the Pentagon and the State Department, according to officials making preparation for the visit. This will be the army chief’s second visit to Washington in a year. And it comes close on the heels of a visit to Washington by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif last month when he discussed almost everything with PresidentRead More

PTI worker dies in Lahore

LAHORE, 08 NOV (DNA) – Muhammad Hayat, a Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) worker, who was shot and injured last month in Kasur, succumbed to his injuries on Sunday. Family members of the deceased had accused some members of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) of shooting him on October 11 in Kasur. A large number of PTI workers and relatives of the victim protested outside the hospital where Hayat was being treated. Police said three suspects involved in attack on the PTI worker have been taken into custody. DNA

US statement on Taliban insignificant: Afghan official

PESHAWAR: Afghan Deputy Chief Executive Muhammad Khan has said that a statement of the US government terming the Taliban ‘important partners’ did not carry significance.“We should not believe in such statements. Just a few days ago the US government had announced extension of stay of its forces in Afghanistan,” he told Dawn when asked about the recent statement of United States defence department. The Pentagon spokesman had stated that the US viewed Taliban as important partners in a peaceful Afghan-led reconciliation process.