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Pakistan to take war on terror to its logical conclusion: Pervaiz

Information Minister Pervaiz Rasheed over a controversial news story

ISLAMABAD, 24 JULY, (DNA) – Minister for Information and Broadcasting Pervaiz Rashid has reiterated that terrorism will be eliminated from the country and full efforts for this purpose are continuing. Speaking in a programme of state-run radio on Sunday, he said the war against terrorism will be taken to its logical end. The Minister said security forces, law enforcing agencies and the people have given numerous sacrifices in war against terrorism.  He said these sacrifices have been acknowledged and appreciated the world over. He said terrorism is crime against humanityRead More

Pakistan initiates implementation of anti-poverty policies: Maleeha Lodhi

Pak initiates implementation of anti-poverty policies: Lodhi

UNITED NATIONS, July 24 (DNA): Pakistan has told a gathering of diplomats and experts at the United Nations that progress was being made in implementing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the global development agenda but will require all parts of the UN family and its partners to work together to meet all the targets set by the ambitious 15-year undertaking. “SDGs are indeed coming to life and we all are contributing towards this,” Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi said at a side-event to the high-level political forum taking place to review implementationRead More

Former Saudi general meets Israeli Foreign Ministry chief in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM: A retired Saudi general visited Israel this week, heading a delegation of academics and businessmen seeking to encourage discussion of the Saudi-led Arab Peace Initiative. According to a report, the delegation led by Dr. Anwar Eshki met with Foreign Ministry Director-General Dore Gold, the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories Maj.-Gen. Yoav Mordechai, and several Knesset members from the opposition. Such a visit by former general Eshki, who was once a top adviser to the Saudi government, is an extremely rare occurrence. “While this wasn’t an official visit,Read More

Suicide bomber kills at least 12 in Baghdad

Suicide blast kills 10 in Baghdad

BAGHDAD: A suicide bomber has attacked a security checkpoint in northern Baghdad, killing at least 12 people, Iraqi officials said. The bomber, who was on foot, detonated his device at one of the busy entrances of the Shia district of Kadhimiyah, killing at least nine civilians and three policemen, a police officer said. At least 32 other people were wounded, he added. Three more civilians were killed and 12 wounded in a bomb explosion in an outdoor market in Baghdad’s western suburb of Abu Ghraib, another police officer said. TwoRead More

Lashkar-e-Islam Chief Mangal Bagh killed in US drone strike

Lashkar-e-Islam Chief Mangal Bagh

KABUL: Notorious militant commander and head of defunct Lashkar-e-Islam Chief Mangal Bagh has been killed in a US drone strike in Afghanistan Nangarhar’s province, Afghan media reported on Sunday. The Pakistan government had fixed Rs 20 million bounty on his head. The death has been confirmed by intelligence agencies and the government officials. Bagh was head of the banned Lashkar-e-Islam organisation. He was wanted by Pakistani security forces for involvement in a number of terrorist activities. He was injured in a drone strike that took place on the night of July 22Read More

Amjad Sabri’s killer reportedly arrested

Amjad Sabri’s killer reportedly arrested

KARACHI: Reports of the arrest of a key suspect of Amjad Sabri’s murder case were doing the rounds on TV outlets, however, the police and Counter Terrorism Department officials refused to confirm any arrest. According to reports, Imran Siddiqui, a worker of a political party and an employee of District Municipal Corporation, was arrested during a raid in Surjani Town. Reports say that Siddiqui confessed to the killing and revealed the names of his companions. He received orders via phone to kill Sabri. District Central SSP (investigations) Arib Maher and CounterRead More