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Zero tolerance for terrorist organizations: COAS

RAWALPINDI: Chief of the Army Staff General Raheel Sharif reiterated Zero tolerance for terrorist organizations and directed all concerned to continue focused efforts for sustainable peace and security, ISPR reported. The army chief made these remarks while presiding over a meeting of Corps Commander Conference held at General Headquarters Wednesday. The COAS while speaking to the forum expressed his complete satisfaction over progress of operation Zarb e Azb, and operational preparedness of the Army. The army chief paid rich tributes to officers and men involved in operation for their sacrificesRead More

FC arrests 7 suspected militants in Balochistan

FC personnel killed in Quetta

QUETTA: Security forces arrested seven suspected militants during two search operations in Balochistan’s Zhob and Kalat districts on Wednesday, officials said. Four suspects belonging to the outlawed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) group were arrested after a raid in Gawal Ismailzai area of Zhob, said Khan Wasey, spokesman for the Frontier Corps (FC), adding that weapons were also recovered from their possession. Wasay alleged the weapons were being smuggled into interior Balochistan for use in subversive activities. Gwal Ismailzai is considered a sensitive area in northern Balochistan where TTP has carried outRead More

Police kills 5 suspected TTP militants in Karachi

Three FC men injured in a suicide attack in Kurram Agency

KARACHI: Five suspected militants affiliated with the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) group were killed in an ‘encounter’ in Karachi on Saturday, police said. Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Rao Anwar said the ‘militants’ were killed during an exchange with police at a graveyard in Machar Colony area of Sohrab Goth. “The militants had set up a hideout in the graveyard and on police’s arrival, they opened fire,” claimed Rao Anwar. In the encounter that ensued, five attackers were killed, he said. Two of the attackers were identified as Naeem andRead More

Saudi executions ‘internal legal matter’: Erdogan

ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday refused to condemn Saudi Arabia for its execution of 47 convicts including a prominent Shia cleric, saying it was an “internal legal matter” of the kingdom. “The executions in Saudi Arabia are an internal legal matter. Whether you approve or not of the decision is a separate issue,” Erdogan, who last month visited Riyadh in a new sign of Ankara’s warm ties with the kingdom, said in a televised speech in his first reaction to the controversy. Saudi Arabia on Saturday executedRead More

Question over performance infuriates Afridi

LAHORE, 06 JAN (DNA) – Pakistan Twenty20 skipper Shahid Khan Afridi on Wednesday lashed out at a journalist when he was questioned about the team’s performance under his captaincy. Afridi was speaking to the media outside the Gaddafi Stadium when a reporter raised a question about performance of the T20 skipper and the team under his captaincy. Khan replied, “I was expecting such a cheap question from you.” Later, journalists protested over Afridi’s remarks and boycotted the press conference meanwhile, the all-rounder also criticized Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif, sayingRead More

CPEC to equally benefit all provinces,GB, FATA: Ahsan

healthy economy

PESHAWAR, 06 JAN, (DNA) – Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal has said China Pakistan Economic Corridor is the project which would equally benefit all provinces, Gilgit Baltistan and FATA. Inaugurating new academic block at Khyber Medical University in Peshawar on Wednesday, he said under the project 35 billion dollars would be spent on energy projects. He said work on Western route of the project is speedily underway and the promise made with the nation on it will be fulfilled at all costs. Earlier, addressing Youth Development Seminar inRead More