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Peace in region due to forces’ sacrifices: CM

Peace in region due to forces’ sacrifices: CM

PESHAWAR – The sacrifices of police and other security forces in the ongoing war on terror lead to normalcy in the region, Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa Chief Minister Amir Haider Khan Hoti has said.
He was talking to the journalists after attending a ceremony at Malik Saad Shaheed Trust in Peshawar on Tuesday.
Hoti opened Malik Saad Shaheed Trust Website and distributed Rs 75,000 Sifwat Ghayoor Shaheed scholarships among the students from all boards of intermediate and secondary

Women bombers can be bigger challenge for forces

ISLAMABAD – A woman covered in a head-to-foot burqa carried out a suicide bombing that killed more than 40 people in Pakistan, government officials said on Sunday, adding to security challenges.
Any increased use of women as bombers may complicate efforts by Pakistani security forces to stem a spreading wave of Islamist suicide attacks because it is harder to spot and search burqa-clad attackers in conservative tribal society.
Saturday’s bombing illustrated the resilient

Security forces kill 16 Taliban

PESHAWAR – Security forces on Saturday claimed killing more than 16 Taliban on the second consecutive day of military operation in Baizai and Alingar areas of Mohmand Agency.
Meanwhile, Taliban have also attacked another security forces’ checkpost in agency’s Badmani area, in which they claimed killing a number of security forces’ personnel. Official said the security forces succeeded in destroying several Taliban compounds with the help of helicopter gunships.
The clashes

Foreign forces raid in Kabul leaves two guards dead

KABUL: Two Afghan security guards have been killed after international forces raided the offices of a transportation company in Kabul, a senior police officer said Friday.
“Foreign forces have conducted an operation in district four of Kabul city in which two private guards of the business were killed,” Mohammad Zahir, the city police’s chief of criminal investigations, told AFP. He added that the guards worked for a private security company which provided services at Tiger

Forces seize 89 missiles, arrest 4 militants in kP

PESHAWAR: The security forces have seized a huge cache of arms and ammunition including 89 missiles during a successful raid in Khyber Agency, and also arrested four militants in the process.
Colonel Sadiq of the Frontier Corps (FC) told journalists at the FC Fort Shahkus on Sunday that 89 missiles, 31 40-MM rocket launchers and light-machine guns were seized by the security forces during a raid carried out in the Akakhel area.
The Russian-origin arms were brought to the

Task forces and coordinators’ appointment challenged in LHC

LAHORE: A petition was filed in the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday challenging formation of various task forces and appointment of coordinators by the Punjab government. Green Town resident Maqsood Abbas filed the petition arguing that the task forces and coordinators were a burden on the provincial exchequer, as large number of vehicles and other facilities including free petrol, telephones, travelling allowances, offices and staff have been provided to them.
He said that

US forces will stand by Afghans after 2014 handover

LISBON: President Barack Obama pledged on Friday that US forces would stand by Afghanistan even after NATO-led troops hand control of the fight against Taliban insurgents to Afghan forces in 2014.
Far from the dusty battlefields of Afghanistan, where more than 2,200 Allied troops have fallen in a vicious nine-year-old war, Obama and NATO leaders flew in to Lisbon for a two-day summit to set a handover date.
“We’ll announce that the transition to Afghan responsibility is

Hydrogen leak forces new delay to Discovery launch

CAPE CANAVERAL: A hydrogen leak in the external fuel tank of the space shuttle Discovery forced NASA to delay its final mission to the International Space Station Friday for the fifth time.
“The next possible launch attempt will be, at this point, not earlier than Monday,” said spokesman Allard Beutel, who earlier announced a minimum 48-hour postponement.
Mission managers planned to meet later in the day to make a decision on the timing of the next launch attempt, the US

‘Q’ likeminded ready to sit with all political forces

LAHORE: PML-Q Likeminded group President Saleem Saifullah on Thursday said his group was ready to sit with all political forces in the country’s best interest. Unveiling a roadmap for the country’s recovery on Thursday, he told reporters that Pir Pagara had invited his group for consultation on Friday (today).
He said the purpose of the programme was to chart out a future roadmap for Pakistan’s recovery. He said as a political party, they knew the Pakistan’s true potential and

‘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

Armed forces can take any action for country’s defence: Malik

Pakistani armed forces are completely capable and can exercise any option to defend the country, Interior Minister Rehman Malik said on Friday.
Winding up a debate on NATO incursions in Pakistan, Malik said the UN had given NATO mandate to carry out its activities only inside Afghanistan and the attacks inside Pakistan were a clear violation of that.
The interior minister assured the House that the government was clear on what it needed to do on the NATO attacks inside