‘IS militants killed in Pakistan raid

‘IS militants killed in Pakistan raid

KARACHI: Pakistani forces said on Sunday they have killed a number of key commanders of the Islamic State group in an operation based on intelligence reports that the militants were holding two Chinese nationals abducted from the restive Balo-chistan province last month. The operation was carried out in the mountaneous Mastung district after intelligence reports […]

UN agencies call for urgent aid for cyclone-hit communities

UN agencies call for urgent aid for cyclone-hit communities

UNITED NATIONS: The UN agencies have called for an “urgent” aid to help hundreds of thousands of people in Bangladesh and Myanmar affected by Cyclone Mora, which swept across the Bay of Bengal earlier this week. “There is an urgent need for shelter materials,” the spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for […]

Pak security forces foil ‘terror attack’ on shrine

Pak security forces foil ‘terror attack’ on shrine

LAHORE: Pakistani security forces have foiled a terrorist attack on a Sunni shrine in Punjab province’s Minchinabad city and arrested four suspected Taliban terrorists with arms and explosives. The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) of Punjab Police received a tip-off on Friday that the suspects were planning a terrorist activity near Darbar Saad Rasool Ali Shah in […]

Pak rejects Afghan allegations on Kabul blast as ‘baseless’

Pak rejects Afghan allegations on Kabul blast as ‘baseless’

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan today strongly rejected as “baseless” the Afghan allegtions that the Taliban-linked militants with the help of Pakistani spy agency ISI carried out the bombing in Kabul that killed at least 90 people. “The accusatory approach is unhelpful towards efforts to peace,” Foreign Office (FO) spokesman Nafees Zakaria said during the weekly media briefing. […]

Climate change may affect food, water security, warns UN chief

Climate change may affect food, water security, warns UN chief

UNITED NATIONS: UN chief Antonio Guterres bluntly warned world leaders that the impact of climate change could affect food production, water security and weather patterns “from Canada to India”, amid threats by US President Donald Trump that he may pull out of the landmark Paris deal. Guterres said climate change is “undeniable”, in a stark […]

‘Banned outfits in Pakistan operate openly on Facebook’

‘Banned outfits in Pakistan operate openly on Facebook’

ISLAMABAD: At least 41 of the 64 outfits banned by Pakistan, including the Pakistani Taliban and the sectarian group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ), are active on Facebook and just a click away from the country’s 25 million users of the social media platform, a media report said Tuesday. The outfits’ network, both interconnected and public, is a […]

Lanka struggles with paucity of clean water; toll rises to 183

Lanka struggles with paucity of clean water; toll rises to 183

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan authorities Tuesday grappled with the paucity of safe drinking water in flood-hit regions and appealed for public assistance in cleaning up wells contaminated during the country’s worst torrential rains in 14 years that has claimed 183 lives. The Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said the adverse weather condition had left 112 people injured […]

‘Pak rethinking position on Saudi-led military alliance’

‘Pak rethinking position on Saudi-led military alliance’

Pakistan government has already given a public commitment that it would not become part of any initiative whose aim is to target any other Islamic country including Iran ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is taking a relook at its position on the Saudi-backed 41-nation Islamic military alliance to be led by its former Army chief Gen Raheel Sharif […]

Pak-origin doc racially abused after saving Manchester victims

Pak-origin doc racially abused after saving Manchester victims

LONDON: A 37-year-old Pakistani-origin doctor, who spent 48 hours saving the lives of victims of Manchester terror attack, was racially abused and called a terrorist after being told to “go back to your country”, media reports said on Monday. Naveed Yasin, a trauma and orthopaedic surgeon, was on his way back to Salford Royal Hospital […]

Petition in Pak SC seeks immediate execution of Kulbhushan Jadhav

Petition in Pak SC seeks immediate execution of Kulbhushan Jadhav

ISLAMABAD: A petition has been filed in Pakistan’s Supreme Court seeking immediate execution of Indian prisoner on death row Kulbhushan Jadhav if he failed to get his capital punishment overturned. Muzamil Ali, a lawyer by profession, filed the petition on Saturday through Advocate Farooq Naek – a leader of opposition Pakistan People’s Party and former […]