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Sunday, February 7th, 2016

 

Why the world does not believe us by Imtiaz Gul

Two suspected Al-Qaeda operatives arrested from Sargodha

Pakistan’s counterterrorism discourse must be anchored in across-the-board rule of law The public outrage over yet another “security lapse” makes complete sense. It marked the fourth consecutive terror strike within a week leaving almost 50 innocents people dead. These incidents of violence shocked everyone because of the considerable decline in the acts of terror in 2015. Much of the fury from politicians and intellectuals was directed against the 20-point National Action Plan (NAP). Most equated the attack to a sheer failure of the NAP.


Army seeks funds from finance ministry to raise new security division

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Army has sought additional funds from the finance ministry to raise a new security division and an additional 28 security battalions, it emerged on Sunday.A statement released by the ministry of finance said senior officials from the army had a meeting with Finance Minister Ishaq Dar at his ministry in Islamabad, where the demand for “financing and the release of funds” was made by military officials.


Dr. Song Jong-hwan: Hydrogen Bomb test by North Korea a threat to peace

Dr. Song Jong-hwan is the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea. He delivered this speech at Pakistan-Korea Friendship Society meeting held on – 18th January 2016. Here is the full text of the speech. His Excellency, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Speaker of the National Assembly, Former Senator Akram Zaki, Mr. Qaiser Ahmad Sheikh, Convener of the Pakistan-Korea Parliamentary Friendship Group, Mr. Waheed-ul-Hasan, Special Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Senator Mohammad Javed Abassi, Senator Abdul Qayyum Mr. Iftikhar Ahmad Cheema, Member National Assembly, Mr. Sajjad Afzal Cheema, President Pakistan-Korea FriendshipRead More


Charsadda Univserity Attack by Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

January 20 attack on Bacha Khan University, Charsadda was yet a cowardly attempt of terrorists in which 21 precious lives were lost, disturbingly reminiscent of the attack a year ago on another educational institution, Army Public School (APS), Peshawar. While the security agencies have already identified the masterminds that executed the gruesome attack, questions are being asked as to why such an attack was not prevented despite the fact that the security had been beefed up considerably in KPK and elsewhere after the APS tragedy. From the face of it,Read More


Kaira to accept PPP Punjab presidentship if offered

ISLAMABAD, FEB 07 (DNA)-, Former information minister and senior PPP leader Qamar Zaman Kaira has said he will accept Presidentship of Punjab PPP if offered.While talking exclusively to DNA on Sunday the PPP leader said ostensibly PPP was passing through a difficult time these days. Being a central information secretary of the party was itself a daunting task nevertheless in the larger interest of the party he will accept the post of Punjab president if he was asked to do so, he added.