Pakistan

Militants Fleeing Pakistan Joined IS in Afghanistan, says Afghan envoy

ISLAMABAD: A majority of militants fleeing operations in Pakistan’s Mohmand and Orakzai agencies joined the Afghan chapter of the militant Islamic State (IS) group, Afghanistan’s Ambassador to Pakistan Janan Mosazai said on Wednesday. Addressing a seminar in Islamabad, the Afghan envoy said IS has become a major threat in the region. About 60 to 70 per cent militants fleeing Pakistan ...

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All Parties Political Alliance, North Waziristan held a Rally in Favour of Demands from the Pakistani State

BANNU: The leaders of Awami National Party, Tehreek-i-Insaf, Pakistan Peoples Party, Jamiat Ulama-i-Islam, Mulim League (N), Jamat-i-Islami, and Qawmi Watan Party addressed the rally, which emerged from Milad Park in Bannu and reached the Bannu Press Club, where it acquired the shape of a protest. Addressing the protesters, Nisar Ali Khan, Malak Ghulam Khan, Riaz Khan, Hafiz Farhad Ali, Malak ...

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Blast Leaves at least 15 killed, 10 wounded in Pakistan’s Quetta

QUETTA: A comparatively big explosion rocked Pakistan’s Quetta city Wednesday morning leaving at least 15 people killed and 10 others wounded. Officials said the blast was apparently a suicide attack targeting security forces near a polio center. According to Mir Sarfaraz Bugti, Home Minister of Baluchistan, 13 of the dead are policemen. Hospital sources at Sandeman Hospital in the city ...

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Pakistan Arrests Jaish Members in Connection with India Air Base Attack

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister’s Office on Wednesday said the government wants to send a team of special investigators to the Pathankot air base in India for further investigation. In a statement, the PMO also confirmed the arrests of several members of the Jaish-i-Mohammad militant group, which India suspects of involvement in what was nearly week-long siege of the Pathankot Indian air ...

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Youtube Turns ‘Local’ for Pakistan

PAKISTAN: World’s largest video-sharing website. Youtube, on Tuesday announced that it has launched localised versions of the site in Pakistan. According to a media release issued by Youtube’s parent firm Google, visitors to YouTube from Pakistan will see their country-specific YouTube site by default. For instance, users from Pakistan will now see the YouTube Pakistan site in Urdu when they ...

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Pakistan Among 10 Worst Countries Regarding Rape Cases: PTI

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Punjab organiser Chaudhry Sarwar says the PML-N government has failed to control rape and kidnap cases, claiming that Pakistan is among the 10 worst countries when it comes to rape cases. He issued a “fact sheet” on Monday on the rape and kidnap incidents, stating 14,850 kidnap cases involving women, children and girls were reported in Punjab ...

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Deadlock Persists over Issues of CPEC Implementation

ISLAMABAD: AMIR WASIM: The country’s political leadership extended support to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project on Sunday, but remained deadlocked over details and its way forward. As a multi-party conference (MPC) convened by the Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M) concluded in the evening, it was clear that differences over the implementation of the flagship programme continued to persist. Representatives of over ...

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4-way Meeting Set to Discuss Roadmap for Peace Negotiations

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad is poised to present a list of “reconcilable” Afghan Taliban at a quadrilateral meeting that will prepare a roadmap for the revival of peace talks in Islamabad on Monday, said an official. Representatives from Afghanistan, Pakistan, the United States and China would lay the groundwork for the reconciliation process, aimed at ending nearly four decades of conflict in ...

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Women On Wheels Hit the Road in Lahore

LAHORE: About 150 women motorcyclists after completing training with the collaboration of Special Monitoring Unit on Law & Order and City Traffic Police participated in the Women on Wheels (WoW) rally in Lahore. Women participants of Women on Wheels (WOW) raise their helmets at the start of a rally launching the Women on Wheels campaign in Lahore.─AFP The rally, a ...

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Akhtar Mengal Accuses Govt of Hiding CPEC Agreements, MoUs

ISLAMABAD: Leader of Balochistan National Party, Sardar Akhtar Mengal while claiming that agreements and MoUs under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) are being concealed said without Gwadar there will be no CPEC and Chinese investment. Talking to media persons at the residence of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) leader Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman, the BNP leader his party is sensing the lack of transparency in ...

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