Pakistan

Nawaz betrayed Pashtuns over CPEC and KP-FATA merger: Asfandyar Wali Khan

The ANP leader said the dream of restoring peace in Pakistan won’t become a reality without restoring peace in Afghanistan. CHARSADDA: Awami National Party central president Asfandyar Wali Khan while condemning the policies of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government and its leader and former prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, accused he and his government betrayed Pakhtuns in the country. Asfandyar ...

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ANP would not tolerate any delay to merge Fata with Khyber-Pashtunkhwa, says Asfandyar Wali Khan

PESHAWAR: Awami National Party president Asfandyar Wali Khan on Friday said the federal government should merge Fata with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa before the 2018 general elections otherwise it should be ready to face consequences. “If the government doesn’t give tribal people representation in the KP Assembly in the upcoming elections, our party will not tolerate it,” he warned while addressing a ...

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‘Pakistan should apologize to Bangladesh for the horrific brutalities in 1971’

HEIDELBERG: Message of a Bengali student to Pakistan: “Pakistan should apologize to Bangladesh for the horrific brutalities in 1971. This would facilitate a rather peaceful South Asian neighbourhood.” “Pakistan is a failing state, the secular nature of Bangladesh makes it a better country to live in,” says Namia Akhtar. The interview is conducted, recorded and edited by Aurang Zeb Khan ...

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Amnesty International demands recovery of missing social activist Raza Khan

International rights organisation Amnesty International, in a statement issued on Wednesday, has demanded that the Pakistani government immediately ensure the recovery of missing Lahore-based activist Raza Khan. “The Pakistani authorities must take all measures as may be necessary to investigate Raza Khan’s fate immediately,” Amnesty’s Deputy South Asia Director Dinushika Dissanayake said. “Scarcely does a week go by without Amnesty International ...

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Pak army chief reiterates opposition to India’s role in Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD: The Chief of Army Staff of Pakistan General Qamar Javed Bajwa reiterated Islamabad’s opposition to India’s role in Afghanistan, claiming that Pakistan is concerned regarding the threats emanating from Indian use of Afghan soil. “He said that Pakistan has done much more than its due share despite capacity constraints but shall remain committed for peace as a responsible member ...

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Open to forming political alliance with JuD, LeT, says former Pakistani military dictator

Days after declaring himself the greatest supporter of Lashkar-e-Taiba(LeT), former president Pervez Musharraf said that he is open to forming a political alliance with the proscribed Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) and its chief, Hafiz Saeed. “If it is meant to be, it will be,” Musharraf said during an appearance on Aaj News for an interview on Sunday. “There have been no talks yet, but if they ...

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Peace activist Raza Khan goes missing after debate on Labaik sit-in

LAHORE: A peace activist, Raza Khan, has gone missing on Sunday following a discussion session on the topic of extremism in context of a recent sit-in staged by religious parties and state’s subsequent “capitulation” to it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wfyatPyjso According to details available with local media, a discussion session on the said issue was held at a local community space, Low-Key Lokai, in ...

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US to act against terror safe havens, if Pakistan fails: CIA chief warns

Ahead of the US Defense Secretary James Mattis visit to Pakistan, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director Mike Pompeo has warned that Washington will launch direct action, if Pakistan fails in shunning terror safe havens in its soil. While televising a new US strategy on Afghanistan and South Asia in August, President Donald Trump had asked Pakistan to shun terror ...

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9 dead, 37 wounded as militants attack student’s hostel in Peshawar

Nine people were killed and 37 injured as at least three terrorists stormed the hostel of Peshawar’s Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) on Friday morning. The attack was claimed by the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan. Both police and military officials said the attackers had been coordinating with handlers based in Afghanistan. A rescue operation was launched by security forces soon after the attack ...

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Former military dictator calls himself ‘liberal and greatest supporter of Lashkar-e-Taiba’

Former president Pervez Musharraf on Tuesday declared that he is the greatest supporter of proscribed militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT). The declaration of support for LeT, Jamaatud Dawa and its chief Hafiz Saeed, who was recently released from house arrest, was made during a discussion pertaining to Musharraf’s recently announced 23-party ‘grand alliance’ on ARY News programme 11th Hour. During the talk show, the host pointed out ...

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