Pakistan

Hindu pilgrims arrive for Shivratri celebrations through Wagah border

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LAHORE: As many as 217 Hindu pilgrims arrived here on Wednesday through Wagah border on a seven-day tour to participate in Shivratri (night of Shiva) celebrations at the Katasraj temple in Pothohar area of Punjab. The pilgrims, led by Shiv Partap Bajaj, were received by Evacuee Trust property Board Chairman Saddiqul Farooq. Welcoming the delegation, the chairman said Prime Minister ...

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Punjab government asks the public to keep close tabs on Pashtuns

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Crackdown on Pashtuns is on the directive of Punjab government: Punjab police LAHORE: In a clear display of racial bias, citizens have been asked to report any persons of Pashtun descent to the Punjab police as part of an ongoing crackdown launched against terrorists in the province after the February 13 Mall Road bombing. Claiming that people belonging to the ...

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‘More than one national language will not threaten security’

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ISLAMABAD: Decision makers should know that having more than one national language will not pose a threat to national security, and history shows that one language does not ensure a country will remain intact, said Punjabi writer Mushtaq Sufi. “A narrative is being constructed for the last 70 years that there should be one national language because that is the ...

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Kabul’s list to Pakistan include 32 sanctuaries, 82 Haqqani, Taliban leaaders’ names

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KABUL: The Afghan government has handed over a comprehensive list consisting of 32 sanctuaries being used by the Haqqani terrorist network in Pakistan. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan (MoFA) said the list was handed over to Islamabad by the officials of the Afghan Embassy. According to a statement by MoFA, the list also includes the names of 82 ...

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Seven killed in Charsada court attack

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PESHAWAR: At least seven persons were killed and 20 other injured in a suicide attack on Tehsil Courts at Tangi town of Charsada district on Tuesday morning. The killed persons included a lawyer and two children. Conditions of at least three out of 13 injured that admitted in Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar are stated in danger, therefore, officials apprehending increase in number ...

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No change in policy? Pakistan arrests 205 Afghan refugees, labels them ‘terrorists’

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KABUL: Law enforcement personnel in Pakistan’s Punjab province have confirmed the arrest of at least 205 Afghan nationals, in the last 24 hours, following a province-wide search and sweep operation. The provincial counter-terrorism department (CTD) has said that these men were on a mission to perpetrate ‘terror’ in Pakistan. Pakistan-backed Taliban has created havoc in Afghanistan. Violence and economic deterioration ...

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Pakistan is bitten by its complicity snakes

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Things are getting from bad to worse between the two neighbors—Afghanistan and Pakistan after cycles of violence took place in Pakistan. Islamabad without thinking at least once, turned blame finger toward Kabul, while ignoring its support to the militant outfits in their soil for longtime. There is no safe hideout of militants in Afghanistan, and it’s proved. It is a ...

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Terror groups should be eliminated with no distinction, Atmar tells Aziz

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KABUL: The National Security Adviser of Afghanistan Mohammad Hanif Atmar has said all terror groups should be eliminated in the region without any distinction. Atmar made the remarks during a telephone conversation with Pakistan’s foreign affairs adviser Sartaj Aziz. Condemning the recent attacks in Pakistan, Atmar said the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group has claimed responsibility ...

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2 Afghan civilians killed in Pakistani artillery shelling in Kunar

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KABUL: At least two civilians were killed in artillery shelling from the other side of Durand Line in eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan. According to the local security officials, the incident took place late on Thursday night after dozens of artillery shells were fired on Sarkano district. Provincial police spokesman Faridullah Dehqan said the shelling started at around 10:00 pm ...

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Pakistan army summons Afghan diplomats, demand actions against 76 terrorists

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The Pakistani military has reportedly summoned some of the Afghan diplomats following a series of deadly attacks across Pakistan, claiming that 76 terrorists are involved in the attacks using the Afghan soil. “Afg Embassy officials called in GHQ. Given list of 76 Ts hiding in Afg. Asked to take immediate action / be handed over to Pakistan,” DG ISPR Major ...

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