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Malik flying solo in Orangi operation?

Malik flying solo in Orangi operation?

KARACHI – Interior Minister Reman Malik bulldozed the pleas and suggestions of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leaders and activists in launching the operation in Orangi Town, with even Sindh Home Minister Zulfiqar Mirza unaware that action had been taken.
“This operation in Orangi was a fa

500 held in search operation – Thumping boots knock on the wrong doors in Orangi?

KARACHI – The law enforcement agencies conducted a search operation in different areas of Orangi Town on Tuesday and arrested over 500 people.
Around 1,500 personnel of police and Rangers, accompanied by helicopters for aerial surveillance and armoured vehicles, cordoned off Faqir Colony, Farid Colony and Umar Baloch Mohalla in Orangi Town and conducted a house-to-house search operation.
After initial investigations, 300 people were released while the remaining suspects were

Operation in Orangi nets 500 suspects

KARACHI – The law enforcement agencies conducted a search operation in different areas of Orangi Town on Tuesday and arrested over 500 people. Around 1,500 personnel of police and Rangers, accompanied by helicopters for aerial surveillance and armoured vehicles, cordoned off Faqir Colony, Farid Colony and Umar Baloch Mohalla in Orangi Town and conducted a house-to-house search operation. After initial investigations, 300 people were released while the remaining suspects were

LITTLE TO REHMAN MALIK’S WORDS AND ASSURANCES – Operation? Curfew? Huh, where?!

KARACHI – Interior Minister Rehman Malik may have roared on television that a curfew-like operation will be conducted in some parts of the city, Rangers and police personnel -including Orangi Town Superintendent of Police Khurram Qaris -received no instruction on the modalities of any such operation.
Citizens of these areas also took Malik’s orders with a pinch of salt, with a survey carried out by Pakistan Today of the areas in question revealing that little has changed on the

ISPR DG rules out military operation in North Waziristan

ISLAMABAD – Ruling out a military operation in North Waziristan, ISPR Director General (DG) Athar Abbas on Monday said the Pakistan Army could not currently open another front as the security forces were in the process of consolidating their current gains.
“Whenever any operation is launched, a state devises a strategy after assessing the dangers involved. Now we are in the phase of consolidating the control in the troubled areas after successful operations there and cannot

‘PM has not given statement about next year’s Haj operation’

ISLAMABAD – The prime minister has not given any statement that the Haj operation would be conducted by the Foreign Affairs Ministry from next year, Federal Labour and Manpower Minister Syed Khurshid Ahmed Shah told the National Assembly (NA) on Friday. “The PM has not given any statement that the Haj operation will be conducted by the Foreign Affairs Ministry and the foreign minister himself said that the Foreign Office cannot take the responsibility,” Khurshaid said while speaking

Speed up military operation, US tells Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – Frank J Ruggiero, the acting US special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, on Friday urged Pakistani authorities to accelerate anti-terrorism efforts in the country’s Tribal Areas, saying it was vital for the success of the counter-terrorism campaign in Afghanistan.
The US special representative called on Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Kayani at General Headquarters. The visiting dignitary remained with him for some time and discussed matters of mutual

Operation in North Waziristan – US envoy says army will decide timing

ISLAMABAD – US Ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter has said the US wants Pakistan to launch a military operation in North Waziristan soon but it is up to the leadership of the Pakistan Army to decide when to launch it.
Addressing a press conference on Afghanistan and Pakistan Annual Review on Friday, Munter said, “The Pakistan Army certainly wants to restore its writ there.” To a question about Pakistan’s cooperation in the war on terrorism, Munter said Pakistan had made

Andre recovering from operation

Australian singer Peter Andre has still not fully recovered following his emergency operation last month, revealing he’s suffering “bleeding issues”. The ‘Mysterious Girl’ hitmaker was taken ill on 26 November and underwent a procedure at a hospital in Somerset to treat “excruciating” stomach pains.
He was forced to scrap two shows on his current trek and ordered to rest by doctors. The star was diagnosed with poisoning in his kidneys but was subsequently allowed back to work.

Man killed in Karachi search operation

KARACHI: A young man was killed and another injured on Wednesday in a firing incident, as a Rangers’ search operation in Kunwari Colony continued for a second consecutive day.
The incident took place in the wake of a protest staged by residents of Kunwari Colony, who were demonstrating against what they claimed was a farcical operation. Pirabad police said during the protest, unidentified persons opened fire at a Rangers vehicle parked near Ibrahim Masjid on Manghopir Road.

Operation only when time is ripe, Kayani tells Petraeus

ISLAMABAD: The top US military commander in Afghanistan, General David Petraeus, on Wednesday called on COAS Gen Ashfaq Kayani to discuss the new but ‘targeted’ military operation against the Al Qaeda and Taliban militants in North Waziristan.
“The US military commander asked for the earliest possible operation in North Waziristan with strikes by Pakistani air and ground forces as proposed by Islamabad in the recently concluded Pakistan-US strategic dialogue in the US,” a senior

Sikhs remember Operation Blue Star martyrs

LAHORE: The Dera Sahab Golden Temple, located just outside the Lahore Fort, saw a large gathering of Sikhs from all over Pakistan.
The Sikhs gathered to remember the atrocities Indian forces committed in 1984 when the Golden Temple in Amritsar was raided and a large number of Sikhs were massacred.
A three-minute silence was maintained to remember those that were killed during Indira Gandhi’s Operation Blue Star and the horrifying ‘Sikh-cleansing’ that took place. During

Senate proceedings – ANP seeks Swat-like operation in Karachi

ISLAMABAD: Senate proceedings on Monday saw the Awami National Party (ANP) and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) throw allegations at each other, accusing one another of politics of expediency, and the former demanded a Swat-like military operation in Karachi to bring peace there.
Taking part in debate on the law and order situation, ANP Senator Haji Adeel said, “Karachi needs to be de-weaponised urgently … police have failed there and the Rangers are not being empowered for

Karzai condemns US-Russia drugs operation

KABUL: Afghan President Hamid Karzai reacted with fury Sunday to the first joint US-Russian anti-drugs operation in the war-torn country, saying it happened without permission and violated Afghan sovereignty.
“No organisation or institution has the right to carry out such military operations inside the territory of our country without permission and agreement from the Islamic Government of Afghanistan,” a statement from his office said. “Afghanistan condemns this act by NATO and

No foreign dictation on N Waziristan operation: FM

MULTAN: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Saturday that Pakistan would not accept any external pressure and that it would decide about the military operation in North Waziristan keeping in view its requirements, resources and priorities.
Talking to journalists at the Multan airport, Qureshi said the whole world had acknowledged Pakistan’s sacrifice in the war on terror and it was making sincere efforts. “Our people and even shrines are being targeted by terrorists,”

Only Pakistan will take decision on NWA operation, vows troika

ISLAMABAD: Resolving to continue fighting terrorism, the country’s civilian and military leadership on Friday announced that any decision about a military offensive in North Waziristan Agency and any other tribal region would be Pakistan’s own and no outside pressure would be accepted.
Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani called on President Asif Ali Zardari at the Aiwan-e-Sadr. Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Kayani and Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi were also present.

‘Covert’ operation in Karachi

KARACHI
The government has launched a covert operation against assassins in Karachi and another 3,000 policemen will be recruited for the city to maintain peace in the country’s financial hub, Interior Minister Rehman Malik said on Friday.
“We will restore peace in Karachi and other parts of the country. Strict action will be taken against those challenging the writ of the state,” he said during a joint press conference with Sindh Home Minister Zulfiqar Ali Mirza. Malik said

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