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Thursday, November 19th, 2015

 

US Senators laud Pakistan’s anti-terrorism efforts

WASHINGTON: Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif on Thursday met with members of US Senate Committee on Intelligence to discuss regional security and counter-terrorism strategy. The director general of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Lt Gen Asim Bajwa, informed through a series of tweets that the committee chairman Richard Burr and vice chairman Dianne Feinstein lauded Pakistan’s sacrifices in anti-terror war and the country’s anti-terrorism strategy which resulted in decline of such incidents on its soil. The committee members were of the view that Pakistan has forced terrorists on backRead More


Paris attacks ‘mastermind’ killed in police raid

PARIS: The militant belonging to the self-styled Islamic State (IS) suspected of masterminding the Paris attacks was killed during a major police raid, prosecutors confirmed on Thursday, as French lawmakers voted to extend a state of emergency imposed after the carnage. Abdelhamid Abaaoud was killed in Wednesday’s assault by elite police units on an apartment in northern Paris, which left at least two people dead. Handprint analysis was used to identify the Belgian’s body, which was found among the rubble of the shattered building after officers rained fire and grenadesRead More


62% Pakistanis lack definite opinion about IS: report

LAHORE, 19 NOV (DNA) – As disappointing as it may sound, majority of Pakistanis do not care to hold opinion about atrocities by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), claims a survey by Pew Research Centre.A survey conducted by the research centre shows that nine percent of Pakistanis think positive about the extremist group while 62 percent do not have a definite opinion over the self-proclaimed Islam endorsers. Among Muslim countries, Pakistan has the highest ‘confused’ ratio when it comes to IS.


Three die of measles in Balochistan

QUETTA: At least two children and a teenage girl died of Measles in Zhob district of Balochistan on Thursday. A senior official of the provincial health department confirmed that two minors and a 17 year old girl died of measles in the district. “There is an outbreak of measles in district Zhob,” the official said while adding that 23 children are still suffering from disease. The official further said that the health department immediately sent eight vaccination and one medical team to the affected area after the outbreak was reportedRead More


European Dean Ambassador Emilian fetes newly-arrived envoys

ISLAMABAD, NOV 19 (DNA) =Dean of European Ambassador Emilian ION, Ambassador of Romania hosted a sumptuous lunch for the newly-arrived ambassador and high commissioners at his residence on Thursday. While welcoming the newly arrived ambassadors, Ambassador Emilan said, he was honoured to have a galaxy of diplomats gathered at his residence to welcome their new colleagues. He also recognized the services of the Cuban ambassador who was about to leave the country after completing his tenure in Pakistan. Ambassador Emilian said during the tenure of Cuban Ambassador Jesus, relations between CubaRead More


Model Ayyan indicted in currency smuggling case

RAWALPINDI: A customs court here on Thursday indicted model Ayyan Ali for attempting to smuggle out of the country more than half a million dollars in cash. She has pleaded not guilty. The court has summoned prosecution witnesses on December 8 to record their statements in the currency smuggling case. Rejecting the arguments of her counsel Sardar Latif Khan Khosa, Judge Rana Aftab Ahmed indicted Ayyan just over eight months after she was arrested. The special court of customs, excise and taxation had dismissed Ayyan’s acquittal plea on Nov 6.Read More