Pakistan

Pakistan pursues zero-tolerance approach against all militants, Asif tells Tillerson

US: Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif raised the issue of United States’s South Asia Policy with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and told him that Islamabad has pursued a zero-tolerance and indiscriminate approach in its campaign against “all terrorist and militant groups”, read a statement issued by the Foreign Office on Wednesday. Pakistan and the US shared a common desire for ...

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Dunford says ‘clear to me’ that the ISI of Pakistan has connections with terror group

The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the United States General Joseph Dunford has confirmed that the military intelligence of Pakistan’s military, Inter Services Intelligence (ISI), has connections with the terror group. Gen. Dunford informed in this regard while briefing the US lawmakers in the Senate Armed Services Committee. “It is clear to that ISI has connections with ...

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The lonely struggle of Mashal Khan’s father against the ‘narrative’ of intolerance

He doesn’t blame the accused men, only the “narrative” that brought them to where they stand now. HARIPUR: The ride along the reptilian road to Central Jail Haripur is claustrophobic. The shops straddle the road oppressively; the rush-hour traffic heaves. Only the roadside mulberry trees and the occasional field bring green relief from fume-laden air, however transitory. Arrival at the ...

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Afghanistan on agenda as Pakistani army chief calls special meeting of corps commanders

The Chief of Army Staff of Pakistan General Qamar Javed Bajwa has reportedly summoned the corps commanders for a meeting a day after he returned from Afghanistan where he met with the Afghan President to discuss the issues of bilateral interest. According to the local media reports, the meeting will focus on issues related to situation as well as the ...

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India says major attack foiled in Jammu Kashmir after tunnel dug from Pakistan

The Indian officials are saying that a large scale attack planned for Jammu in Kashmir was foiled after a tunnel dug from Pakistan was discovered by the security forces. The officials are saying that the tunnel having a length of 14 feet was discovered by the Border Security Force personnel in RS Pura sector in Jammu district. A senior office ...

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Wall-chalking favouring ISIS appears on walls in military-controlled zone near Islamabad

RAWALPINDI: Five days after the flag of militant Islamic State (IS) group was seen in Islam­abad and a day after chalking of a local banned sectarian outfit cropped up on electric poles in the strictly guarded Pakistan Ordi­nance Factory area of Wah, graffiti of ‘Daesh’ — Arabic acronym for the IS — was noticed on a traffic signboard in the ...

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Pakistan’s FM admits Haqqanis and other terrorists are liabilities

KABUL: The foreign minister of Pakistan Khawajah Asif has admitted that terrorist groups and its leaders like Haqqanis are liabilities in yet another gesture the groups were nurtured and have remained intact in the country despite growing international pressures. Speaking at an event at the Asia Society in New York, Asif said asked Washington to stop blaming Islamabad for the ...

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Trans people can use guru’s name as parent in CNIC

LAHORE: Transgender persons will be able to use the name of their gurus as parents in their computerised national identity cards (CNICs), the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) told the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday. It also told the court that the CNIC of a transgender person had been renewed while mentioning name of her guru as her ...

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Asif claims Pakistan cannot take responsibility for Afghanistan’s peace and security

ISLAMABAD: The foreign minister of Pakistan Khwajah Asif has claimed that Pakistan cannot take responsibility for the peace and security of Afghanistan as he levied new accusations against Afghanistan and India for supporting terrorism. Asif made the remarks during a seminar in New York and also slammed the United States for the military approach to end the Afghan war, saying Washington ...

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Terror safe havens in Pakistan unacceptable: US

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump’s new Afghan policy is based on the assumption that Pakistan cannot be a terrorist safe haven for and as such it is important for the plan to succeed, a top American general said on Tuesday. “There’s a key assumption in our — in the president’s South Asia strategy, that Pakistan cannot continue to be a sanctuary for Haqqanis, Taliban and ...

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