Pakistan

Sartaj Aziz oppose crackdown on Afghan militants based in Pakistan

PAKISTAN: Pakistan’s Foreign Affairs Adviser Sartaj Aziz has opposed a large-scale crackdown against all extremist militants in Pakistan, warning that pushing too fast could lead to ‘blowback’ in the form of more terrorist attacks. He was apparently gesturing towards the growing criticisms on Pakistan for failing to act against the notorious Haqqani terrorist network and the Taliban group which are ...

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Spain arrests three Pakistanis accused of promoting militancy

MADRID: Three people from Pakistan accused of promoting militancy through social media were arrested in Spain on Friday, the interior ministry said. The three shared a home in the northeast city of Lleida from where they were accused of distributing content justifying executions carried out by the militant Islamic State group and supporting other militant groups, the ministry said. Authorities ...

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Seven-year-old killed after rape in Pakistan

VEHARI: A man allegedly raped and strangled a seven-year-old girl at Mauza Kot Saadat about 30 kilometres from here on Thursday. ‘R’, a student of Class I, would go to the neighbouring house of her relatives for tuition. On Thursday, a man took her to fields and strangled her after rape. Some people informed police about the dead body and ...

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Senior Afghan Taliban leader shot dead in Pakistan

PESHAWAR: A senior leader of the Afghan Taliban group was reportedly shot dead by unknown gunmen in Peshawar city of Pakistan. According to reports, the incident took place in Nasir Bagh Road and the Taliban leader has been identified as Qari Syed Murad. The gunmen reportedly opened fire on Qari Murad near his residence in Nasir Bagh Road where he ...

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Pakistan extends permission in Afghan refugees’ stay

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani government has reportedly extended a six-month allowance for Afghan refugees to live in the country. “Following Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sahrif’s direction, Afghan refugees have got permission to live six months more in the country,” Afghan ambassador to Islamabad Omar Zakhilwal said Wednesday. He said that the new decision would provide opportunity for Kabul, Islamabad and the UNHCR ...

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Pakistan isolated and needs foreign policy change: Zahid Hussein

Photo: Dawn A senior Pakistani journalist Zahid Hussein has said Pakistan has become isolated and needs to change its foreign policy, expressing concerns regarding the economic growth of the neighboring India and China which is far more higher than the current growth rate of Pakistan. “The current government has made policies for economic development, but they are yet to be ...

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Mullah fixes the match: Mufti Popalzai is in S. Arabia to perform Umra, will return home after Eid

“He is in Saudi Arabia to perform Umra and will return home after Eidul Fitr,” Another senior member of the committee, Haji Abdul Jalil Jan, had also gone to Saudi Arabia to perform Umra. Mufti Shahabuddin Popalzai PESHAWAR: The head of a private committee of local clerics, Mufti Shahabuddin Popalzai, who is mostly at the centre of controversies regarding sighting ...

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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa belongs to Afghans: Achakzai

Pashtun leader Mahamood Khan Achakzai has said that he would not allow anyone to harass Afghan refugees in their “own land”. He directly said that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province belongs to Afghans and they can live there without fear and irritation. “If Afghans are harassed in other parts of Pakistan, they should come here to the Pakhtunkhwa province, where no one ...

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Zardari criticize allocation of Rs300 million to pro-Taliban Madrassa

PAKISTAN: The former Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has criticized the allocation of 300 million Pakistani Rupees to a pro-Taliban Madrasa. Zardari who is the co-chairman of Pakistan Peoples Party has said “This is nothing but legitimization of militancy and militant Taliban that will undermine the nation’s resolve to fight militants to the finish.” According to a statement released by ...

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Qandeel Baloch says Mufti Qavi tried to kiss and hug her

PAKISTAN: New details have emerged regarding a private meeting between a Pakistani model Qandeel Baloch and religious scholar Mufti Qavi days after the selfies of the two went viral in internet. Mufti Qavi was suspended from the Ruet-i-Hilal Committee as well as the National Ulema Mushaikh Council of Pakistan after the photographs went viral. Both Mufti Qavi and Qandeel Baloch ...

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