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Khi police capture 2 alleged terrorists

Khi police capture 2 alleged terrorists

The Karachi police have arrested two alleged terrorists of the banned outfit, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi from Orangi Town and recovered illegal weapons from their possession.
Addressing a press conference on Sunday at the Central Police Office, Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Fayaz Leghari said that the accused were involved in several cases of sectarian killings and doctors in target killings.
He identified the alleged terrorists as Nasim Haider alias Firhounn son of

Three primary schools blown up in Mohmand

Unidentified men blew up three primary schools in Mohmand Agency on Sunday.
Sources said two were girls’ primary schools and one was a boys’ school were blown up in Ziarat Kalay and Saeed Khan areas of Safe tehsil.
They said suspected Taliban planted explosives inside the primary schools completely destroying the buildings. However, no loss of life was reported.
The political administration of the agency has started investigation.

Car lifting on the rise in the Capital

Showing an upward trend, over 548 cars were stolen from different parts of the city in 2010, with the figure being 514 last year with only 89 recoveries, sources said.
Most of the cars were lifted from urban areas where the security arrangements were high, sources said. “It would further increase as police officials deployed at the city exit and entrance points do not have proper equipments to catch a suspected vehicle,” a police official asking not to be named said. Since

Umar Gul ties the knot

Pakistan Cricket Team fast bowler Umar Gul married a doctor from Dubai last night in which a large number of his friends zealously participated.
The marriage was celebrated in his village Nawa Killey which was also the ancestral village of former squash legends Jhan Shier Khan, Hasham Khan, Qamar Zaman and Mohibullah.
Umar Gul told Pakistan Today that he was overjoyed about this new venture in his life and that both he and his family were delighted about the

‘No hot pursuit agreement with coalition forces’

Pakistan has no agreement with US-led coalition forces to conduct “hot pursuit” operations across the border inside Pakistani territory, a senior Pakistani security official told Pakistan Today on Sunday.
“We believe that the rules of engagement with coalition forces are well defined and within that, the right to conduct operations against the militants inside its territory is solely the responsibility of the respective armed forces,” he said.
“There is no

Karsaz attack still a mystery

No progress made by the PPP in the Karsaz blasts investigation
Mehdi says special monument it going be built by the PPP on the spot where the incident occurred
Tehreek-e-Taliban activist arrested as the mastermind behind the blasts
As the third anniversary of the deadly Karsaz blasts that occurred on October 18, 2007 is only a week away. The blasts took place during Benazir Bhutto’s homecoming rally and killed 145 people. No progress has been witnessed in

Roadside barbers increase risks of HCV exposure

Roadside barber use desterilised instruments
Desterilised instruments pose major health hazard
Barbers say they were not aware of this
Roadside barbers risk their customer’s health by continuing to use desterilised shaving kits and used blades.
During a visit by Pakistan Today, it was observed that a good number of barber shops at pedestrian pathways were using desterilised instruments and substandard shaving and after shave creams. Mostly poor and

Bughti offers Rs 1 billion for ‘mad’ Musharraf’s head

Talal Akbar Bugti demanded the arrest and a trial of former dictator Pervaiz Musharraf through Interpol, saying that his true face had unveiled before the people. He had committed unforgivable crimes against the nation, he said while addressing a press conference at Bugti House on Saturday.
He also announced 1000 acres agricultural land in Kachhi Canal worth of Rs 1 billion as head money to be given to Pervaiz Musharraf’s assassinator. He said he could not forgive Musharraf for

Punjab govt’s Model Villages project likely to fail

The Punjab government has pledges for the construction of only 1,346 houses from various donors against its plans of building over than 20,000 houses under the Model Villages project.
Data available with Pakistan Today revealed that only seven percent of the houses could be constructed in accordance with the pledges made by various donors. The government would need Rs 6 billion to construct 204 model villages. However, neither does the government have the funds for

LHC bars Dr Khan from giving statements on N-programme

The Lahore High Court on Friday ordered Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan to strictly abstain from making any statement or comment on the nuclear programme of Pakistan and abide by the agreement he earlier singed with the federal government, pledging to remain silent about atomic secrets of the country.
However, the court held that Dr AQ Khan, being a free citizen, can meet his friends and family members or move anywhere inside the country under a security protocol as he knows

Public depts in trouble as Finance Department blocks funds

Provincial departments are in deep financial trouble as the Punjab Finance Department has stopped funds, Pakistan Today learnt on Friday.
The departments, including Education, Health, Communication and Works, and Livestock are feeling the heat of financial crunch and have no option but to linger on payments to their contractors and halt all kind of development, sources said.
“Only salaries and pensions of government employees are being paid,” an official of the

Punjab govt will seize sugar stock of defaulting mills: Sana

Law minister says 142 FIRs registered against owners and GMs of defaulting mills
Punjab government has decided to seize the stock of sugar mills for defaulting on the payments to sugarcane growers.
Punjab government has decided to attach the defaulting sugar mills stock with the payments to sugarcane growers as guarantee.
On Friday, Sana told the Punjab Assembly that sugar mills have paid around 97 per cent of total outstanding amount to the growers. “Out of

LHC issues notice to Jhang police

LHC issued a notice telling Jhang police to not harass a couple who married against parents will
50-year old Ijaz paid Rakhi’s parents to let him marry her
Rakhi and new husband Abbas filed over 4 different kinds of petitions against the police, but they did not stop
The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday issued notice to Jhang police officials for registering false cases against a couple who married against their parents will.

Kashmir to come after Siachen, Sir Creek: Musharraf

Improvement of ties between India and Pakistan only needed the resolving of Siachen and Sir Creek issues, former military ruler Pervez Musharraf told an Indian daily in an interview.
“One could easily go one by one. It will encourage and build confidence,” he said. Other contentious issues could be resolved first, he added.
India and Pakistan had worked out “…some parameters of graduated demilitarisation, giving of maximum self-governance, and thirdly an

Liaquat Baloch says ruling parties should accept their failure n announce relelections-Nasir

The Jamaat e Islami Secretary General, Liaquat Baloch, has counseled
the ruling parties to accept the failure of their government and announce fresh elections to
ensure the continuation of the democratic system.
In a press statement here Friday, he said, any change from within the assembly or
the mid terrm elections were not the solution of the prevailing crisis while any extra
constitutional step would undermine national solidarity. Therefore the

JUI-F condemns raid on madrassa

Jamiat Ulama-e-Islam Fazal (JUI-F) leader Mufti Kefayat Ullah has condemned the raid on Jamia Imdad-Ul-Uloom Peshawar, terming it a disgrace to the madrassa.
Addressing a press conference at the Peshawar press Club, Kifayatullah said the operation was conducted during the examination which depressed the students. He added that operation was carried out according to the instructions of the provincial government in which thousands of innocent students were tortured

Efforts underway to resolve Centre-KP aid money row

Provincial govt will settle for nothing less than 50% share as US provided funds are solely for developing terror-hit areas of KP, FATA
Efforts are underway to amicably resolve the issue of the distribution of funds granted by the US to Pakistan under the Kerry-Lugar Bill, as the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government has publicly denounced the 11 percent funds share allocated to it by the federal government, Pakistan Today has learnt.
According to provincial