Pak hangs 2 terrorists involved in Peshawar school massacre

Pak hangs 2 terrorists involved in Peshawar school massacre

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Wednesday hanged two hard core Taliban terrorists convicted by the military courts of their involvement in the 2014 Peshawar school massacre which left over 150 people dead, mostly students. Pakistan Army said Atta Ullah and Taj Muhammad were active members of the proscribed Tehreek-e- Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and had facilitated the terrorists who […]

Pakistan hangs four terrorists convicted by military courts

Pakistan hangs four terrorists convicted by military courts

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Wednesday hanged four “hardcore” terrorists convicted of “heinous” terrorism-related offences by controversial military courts in the restive northwestern province, taking the number to over 160 since the Peshawar terror attack in 2014. The terrorists belonging to a banned outfit were executed in a jail in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, the worst hit due to […]

9 killed, 40 injured in cross-border firing by Afghan forces

9 killed, 40 injured in cross-border firing by Afghan forces

ISLAMABAD: Afghan forces on Friday opened fire on Pakistani security personnel in the restive Balochistan province, killing at least nine persons, including a woman, and injuring 40 others, officials said. The Afghan troops started shelling in Kali Luqman and Kali Jahangir area of Chaman district. Security officials said that the purpose was to target two […]

Pakistan welcomes Erdogan’s dialogue offer

Pakistan welcomes Erdogan’s dialogue offer

Islamabad: Pakistan has welcomed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s suggestion of having a multilateral dialogue to resolve the Kashmir issue, an offer India has virtually rejected. Ahead of his India visit, Erdogan, during a TV interview, had said, “We should not allow more casualties to occur (in Kashmir). By having a multilateral dialogue, (in which) […]

Afghans want to have better ties with Pakistan: NA speaker

Afghans want to have better ties with Pakistan: NA speaker

ISLAMABAD: The Afghan leadership and the people of the war-torn nation want better relations with Pakistan, said a member of a Pakistani parliamentary delegation after returning from the neighbouring country. The 15-member delegation of all parties in both houses of Parliament paid a two-day visit to Afghanistan and met with top leaders, including President Ashraf […]

Pak media gives mixed reaction to Sharif’s ruling

Pak media gives mixed reaction to Sharif’s ruling

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani media on Friday gave a mixed reaction to the Supreme Court’s verdict on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s high-profile graft case with some calling it just a momentary relief while others contemplating its moral impact on the embattled premier. Sharif, 67, on Thursday got a temporary breather from the Supreme Court which said there […]

Pak security forces foil major terror attack on Christians

Pak security forces foil major terror attack on Christians

LAHORE: Pakistan’s security forces on Saturday claimed to have foiled a “major terror attack” on minority Christians after they killed a militant and arrested his two accomplices, including a woman, in this eastern city. “Security forces (Pakistan Rangers and police) today conducted a special IBO (intelligence based operation) near Punjab Housing Society, Lahore. A terrorist […]

Pak suspends visa on-arrival facility

Pak suspends visa on-arrival facility

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has suspended issuance of visas on arrival to foreigners in a bid to streamline the visa regime and avoid any irregularities in the database. Interior Minister Chaudry Nisar Ali Khan, during a high-level meeting on Monday, asked officials to revise and update visa rules besides introduction of online visa regime to bring in […]

China, Russia, Pak joining hands on Afghan problem: Report

China, Russia, Pak joining hands on Afghan problem: Report

ISLAMABAD: China, Pakistan and Russia are inching closer to form an alliance to sta­bilise war-torn Afghanistan, where the three countries see the emergence of Islamic State terror group as a common threat, a media re­port on Monday said. The strategic calculation is changing after competing for well over two decades. Islama­bad and Moscow are all […]

20 people killed by ‘mentally ill’ custodian of dargah in Pakistan

20 people killed by ‘mentally ill’ custodian of dargah in Pakistan

LAHORE: At least 20 people, in­cluding six members of a family, were tortured and killed at a shrine allegedly by its “mentally ill” custo­dian and his associates in Sargodha in Pakistan’s Punjab province. Sargodha Deputy Commis­sioner Liaquat Ali Chatta said the incident took place at the dargah (shrine) of Muhammad Ali Guj­jar in a village […]

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