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14 soldiers martyred in terrorist attack

14 soldiers martyred in terrorist attack

Six killed in blast targeting police van in DI Khan Staff Report RAWALPINDI: At least 14 soldiers were martyred when terrorists attacked two vehicles carrying security forces in Gwadar, the military’s media wing said Friday. The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), in a statement, said that the unfortunate incident occurred when the security convoy was moving from Pasni to Ormara in Gwadar district. The military’s wing added that a sanitisation operation was being carried out in the area and perpetrators of “this heinous act will be hunted down [and] brought toRead More

Deportation drive: Taliban minister threatens Pakistan


Mullah Mujahid urges the international community to exert pressure on Pakistan Centreline Report KABUL: Amid Pakistan’s ongoing drive to deport illegal immigrants, including Afghan nationals, a purported audio clip has emerged, where the Acting Defense Minister of the Taliban government, Mullah Muhammad Yaqub Mujahid, has issued a stern warning to Pakistan, urging them to consider the consequences of their deportation efforts before taking “unilateral actions”. In the audio clip, Mujahid called on the Pakistani authorities not to mistreat Afghan nationals and accused them of seizing the personal property and assetsRead More

IMF talks start with polls date in focus


Mehtab Pirzada ISLAMABAD: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Thursday inquired the Pakistani authorities about the next general elections as well as the functioning of the Special Investment Facilitation Council — the two most crucial issues that affected the country’s political and economic landscapes. Nathan Porter, the Washington-based lender’s mission chief to Pakistan, raised the points during his maiden meeting with interim Finance Minister Dr Shamshad Akhtar. Porter set the tone for the 14-day long review talks that are scheduled to end on November 15 — if everything goes according toRead More

PTI’s Asad Qaiser arrested from residence in Islamabad: brother


ISLAMABAD, NOV 3: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Asad Qaiser has been arrested from his residence in Islamabad’s Bani Gala area, the former National Assembly speaker’s brother said on Friday. Sources said that Qaiser — who is a staunch supporter of PTI Chairman Imran Khan — was taken into custody by police and Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) personnel for alleged corrupt practices related to purchase of medical equipment for Gajju Khan Medical College in Swabi. Sources said that Qaiser is being shifted to Bani Gala Police Station, where he will be handedRead More

PM strongly condemns terrorist attack in D I Khan

PM strongly condemns terrorist attack in D I Khan

ISLAMABAD, Nov 3 (DNA): Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar strongly condemned terrorist attack near a police mobile in Dera Ismail Khan, in which four passers-by were killed and 15 police officials and civilians sustained injuries. According to police, the vehicle carrying elite force personnel was targeted by unknown militants. In a condolence message, the prime minister expressed deep sorrow and grief over the martyrdom of citizens in the blast. He also prayed for elevation of ranks of the departed souls in Jannah and grant of courage to the bereaved familiesRead More

Country is well-stocked with wheat reserves: Ministry

Federal Ministry

ISLAMABAD, NOV 03 (DNA) — Federal Ministry of Food Security and Research has made it clear that the country is currently well-stocked with wheat reserves as both the federal and provincial food departments have reported a total stock of 6.934 million tons of wheat. In a statement Friday, the federal ministry informed that PASSCO’s has stock 1.78 million tons, Punjab has 4.021 million tons, Sindh has 0.817 million tons, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has 0.227 million tons, and Balochistan has 0.089 million tons. These reserves are sufficient for the country’s essential needsRead More