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Pak govt to arrest nearly 7,000 terror suspects

Pak govt to arrest nearly 7,000 terror suspects

PESHAWARL: The Pakistan government will take nearly 7,000 suspects into custody for having links with banned militant outfits across the country, a media report said today. The interior ministry has… Read more »

Pak security agencies foil terrorists' plan to attack jail

Pak security agencies foil terrorists’ plan to attack jail

LAHORE: Pakistan’s security agencies have foiled a plan of militants to attack Kot Lakhpat Jail where at least 50 death row terrorists including five dreaded ones are lodged and arrested… Read more »

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Pak forces kill key planner of Peshawar school massacre

PESHAWAR: A senior Taliban commander, believed to be a key planner in the Peshawar school massacre, has been killed by the security forces in Pakistan’s troubled Khyber Agency. “Saddam had… Read more »

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Oil prices down in Asian trade

SINGAPORE: Oil prices edged lower in thin pre-holiday trade today, but analysts said losses were curbed by upbeat sentiment over a strong US economic growth report. US benchmark West Texas… Read more »

Pak set to execute 55 of 500 death-row militants

Pak set to execute 55 of 500 death-row militants

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is preparing to execute at least 55 more death-row terrorists among the 500 condemned militants after their mercy appeals were rejected following the end of a 2008 moratorium… Read more »

Pak govt orders detention of Lakhvi for three more months

Pak govt orders detention of Lakhvi for three more months

ISLAMABAD: Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, a key planner of the 2008 Mumbai attack, was today detained by Pakistani authorities for three more months, a day after he was granted bail by… Read more »

Pak army kills 32 militants

Pak army kills 32 militants

ISLAMABAD: At least 32 militants were killed by Pakistan army in the restive northwest region bordering Afghanistan, taking the number of terrorists killed to 89 after the Peshawar school massacre… Read more »

Kabul assured us on action against militantsArmy

Kabul assured us on action against militants: Army

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan today said it has got assurance from Afghanistan and ISAF leadership that they will take action against militants hiding in border areas and believed to be involved in… Read more »

School attack Parliament expresses solidarity with Pakistan

School attack: Parliament expresses solidarity with Pakistan

NEW DELHI: Expressing solidarity with Pakistan, Parliament today condemned the attack on a school in Peshawar in which 132 children and nine others were killed, with the government saying it… Read more »

Pak army chief leaves for Kabul to seek Fazlluah's extradition

Pak army chief leaves for Kabul to seek Fazlluah’s extradition

ISLAMABAD:┬áPakistan army chief General Raheel Sharif today dashed to Afghanistan to seek extradition of Taliban leader Mullah Fazlluah, whose group claimed responsibility for a deadly attack on an army school… Read more »

Sharif vows to 'clean this region of terrorism'

Sharif vows to ‘clean this region of terrorism’

PESHAWAR: Pakistan and Afghanistan have decided to launch fresh operations against terrorists in the wake of Peshawar school massacre by Taliban as Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today vowed to “clean… Read more »

311 children die in Pak's Hindu majority district in 11 months

311 children die in Pak’s Hindu majority district in 11 months

ISLAMABAD: More than 300 children aged under five have died in Tharparkar, Pakistan’s only Hindu majority district, in the last 11 months due to malnutrition and other complications. The main… Read more »

Rajapaksa returns gold, jewelry taken by LTTE to Lankans

Rajapaksa returns gold, jewelry taken by LTTE to Lankans

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has personally returned the gold and jewelry to the people in the north allegedly taken by the LTTE during the time of their parallel… Read more »

Eurpean Union Ambassador to Pakistan Lars-Gunnar Wigemark

EU asks Pak to condemn Russian interference in Ukraine

ISLAMABAD: The European Union has asked Pakistan to condemn Russia’s “violations” against Ukraine, if it wants to make a “real gesture” towards the 28-member bloc. European Union Ambassador to Pakistan… Read more »

US hails SAARC push for better connectivity with Afghanistan

US hails SAARC push for better connectivity with Afghanistan

KATHMANDU: Amid the push by SAARC nations to improve connectivity, the US has said better transport linkages with Afghanistan will help bring economic prosperity to the war-ravaged country and the… Read more »

40 Indian prisoners released from Karachi jail

40 Indian prisoners released from Karachi jail

KARACHI: Pakistan today released 40 Indian prisoners, including fishermen, from a jail here, officials said. The release of the prisoners from Karachi’s district jail Malir comes a day after Prime… Read more »

India should not have cancelled talks Sharif

India should not have cancelled talks: Sharif

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said India should not have cancelled the Foreign Secretary-level talks, insisting that there was “nothing new” in consulting Kashmiri leaders ahead of a… Read more »

Modi, Sharif exchange pleasantries during SAARC retreat

Modi, Sharif exchange pleasantries during SAARC retreat

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif today exchanged “pleasantries” during an informal retreat of SAARC leaders in Dhulikhel, a day after they ignored each other… Read more »

Pakistan stalls inking of SAARC connectivity agreements

Pakistan stalls inking of SAARC connectivity agreements

KATHMANDU: Pakistan today stalled the inking of SAARC connectivity agreements, including motor vehicle pact, saying it was yet to complete its “internal process”, notwithstanding other countries, including India and Sri… Read more »

PM seeks concerted efforts to combat terrorism at SAARC Summit

PM seeks concerted efforts to combat terrorism at SAARC Summit

KATHMANDU: Six years to the day when Pakistani terrorists killed 166 people in Mumbai, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the pledge taken by SAARC nations to combat terror and… Read more »