United States lists Pakistan among countries providing ‘safe havens’ to terrorists


“LeT’s chief Hafiz Saeed (a UN-designated terrorist) continued to address large rallies, although in February 2017, Pakistan proscribed him under relevant provisions of Schedule Four of the Anti-Terrorism Act, thus severely restricting his freedom of movement,” it noted. The United States on Wednesday listed Pakistan among nations that provide “safe havens” to terrorists to operate. It also stated that India ...

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Terrorists still raising funds in Pakistan: US report


WASHINGTON: Pakistan could be in trouble for not doing enough to prevent militant groups from raising funds inside the country, warns a report of the US State Department. The report — titled “Country Reports on Terrorism, 2016” — recognises Pakistan as “an important counterterrorism partner” but has also listed it among countries that provide safe havens to terrorists. The State Department ...

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US says Pakistan failed to act against Taliban, Haqqani Network


The United States has once again accused Pakistan of not taking significant action against the militant outfits and accusing them of operating from “Pakistan-based safe havens” to threaten the US and Afghan forces in Afghanistan. The US State Department, in its annual “Country Reports on Terrorism 2016” released on Wednesday, said Islamabad has failed to take significant action to constrain ...

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Pakistan’s terrorist proxies from local death squads to Islamic State warriors


According to security officials in Quetta, Shafiq Mengal is the leader of the Islamic State in Pakistan. He was, quite literally, home-grown by the Pakistani government and has now gone rogue, like so many of Pakistan’s proxy prodigies. Shafiq Mengal is the son of former Pakistan state minister for petroleum and Balochistan’s caretaker chief minister, Naseer Mengal. He comes from an influential and educated family, ...

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No honour in killing: Remembering Qandeel Baloch on her first death anniversary


PAKISTAN: “Qandeel Baloch,” a name that refuses to die down, a name that refuses to be buried, a name that refuses to be forgotten. One year after her tragic death, Baloch’s name still shines and still resurfaces amidst conversations. On July 15, 2016, Fouzia Azeem was brutally killed by her brother for the sake of “honour” because he felt that ...

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Pashtun leader Mehmud Khan Achakzai warns Pakistan regarding persistent interference in Afghanistan


QUETTA: Pashtun leader inPakistan Mahmood Achakzai has warned Islamabad regarding the persistent interference of Islamabad in the internal affairs of Afghanistan. Speaking during a gathering in Quetta city, Achakzai said the persistent interferences could have negative consequences that will take Pakistan towards major crisis. He also warned that such interferences would also have a negative impact and could sabotage the ...

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Pakistan says political incentives key to bring Afghan Taliban to negotiations table


As the Afghan officials have long been criticizing Islamabad for supporting the anti-government armed militant groups in Afghanistan, specifically the Taliban and the notorious Haqqani terrorist network, the Pakistani officials have once again started to lobby in favor of the group, emphasizing on consideration of political incentives to encourage the group to reconciliation negotiations. A spokesman for the Ministry of ...

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Man kills sister, niece for ‘honour’ in Lahore

Man kills sister, niece for ‘honour’ in Lahore

LAHORE: A man shot his sister and her 15-year-old daughter dead for honour in Badami Bagh on Tuesday. Police said Shahzad alias Mocha along with his two unidentified accomplices went to the house of his sister Bushra, 35, in Sadaat Colony. The suspects allegedly tortured the woman and her daughter Noor Fiza and shot them dead. The suspects riding a ...

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Afghanistan-MCC encounter at Lord’s ends in a draw


KABUL: The 50-overs match between Afghanistan and the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) has ended in a draw due to rain at Lord’s in London on Tuesday. MCC won the toss and elected to bat first in the encounter, which had to be reduced to 40 overs. The hosts set to the Afghans a target of 217 for the loss of six wickets. ...

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The terror problem from Pakistan


Islamabad has shown no sign if it is genuinely willing to end support for proxies like the Haqqani network. With the Trump administration considering how to break the stalemate between Taliban-allied groups and the government of Afghanistan, terrorists detonated a car bomb in Kabul on May 31, killing more than 150. Afghan intelligence blamed the violence on Haqqani, a terror ...

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