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Walk for peace and security in Balochistan

Walk for peace and security in Balochistan

QUETTA – Aman Etahad organised a walk on Saturday to promote peace in the province and demanded of the government to provide security to the citizens against terrorism and crimes in the country.
The walk started from Assembly Chowk and ended in front of the Quetta Press Club. The participants were carrying placards and chanted slogans for peace, recovery of missing persons, curbing abduction like arrests of Balochis and against the military operation in the province, besides

PA meeting amid tight security today

LAHORE – The Punjab Assembly’s (PA) 22nd session will begin today (Friday) amid tight security arrangements with Deputy Speaker Rana Mashood in the chair. The speaker had directed strict security arrangements in light of intelligence reports warning that holding evening sessions could create security issues, Pakistan Today has learnt.
Special lights would also be displayed all around the building for countering security threats. The session’s first day would start at 3pm and

Rehman blamed for ignoring security protocol for Benazir

ISLAMABAD – Advocate Waheed Anjum, the counsel for former City Police Officer of Rawalpindi Saud Aziz, said on Wednesday that threats in case of the appearance of Benazir Bhutto from the escape hatch had been conveyed to the then security officers of the former prime minister, a private TV channel reported.
Addressing the press conference, Anjum said that Rehman Malik and Major Imtiaz Ahmed, the security officers of the late PPP chairperson, were informed of the threats by the

Security boosted in central Nigeria after attacks

JOS – Riot police patrolled the central Nigerian city of Jos on Monday after Christmas Eve bombings killed more than 30 people and sparked clashes two days later between Muslim and Christian youths.
A series of explosions on Friday killed at least 32 people and wounded more than 100, triggering Sunday’s violence in which buildings were set alight and shots were fired. Aloysius Okorie, deputy inspector general of the police, said reinforcements had been sent to the scene of the

Security blanket a bane for fans, athletes

PESHAWAR – Amidst absence of audience and game lovers on the first day of 31st National Games, a number of sports events were held at different venues in Peshawar, Islamabad, Mardan and Abbottabad.
Since early Sunday morning, hundreds of game lovers, mostly youngsters from all over Khyber PK, assembled on main entrance to Khan Qayyum Stadium at Peshawar Saddar. However, they were didn’t allow to enter on what the custodian of law and order claim “security grounds.”

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

24 militants, 12 security personnel killed in Mohmand clashes

PESHAWAR: At least 24 militants and 12 security personnel were killed and several others injured in clashes in Baizai area of Mohmand Agency on Friday.
The clashes erupted when a group of militants attacked five checkposts in Baizai late on Thursday. Officials said around 150 militants attacked the checkposts at Ghanam Shah, Badmani and Sar Kandaw.
Subsequently, 12 security personnel were killed and another 12 injured. There were reports that several personnel went missing,

Iraq PM eyes security, services as new govt meets

BAGHDAD: Iraq’s new cabinet held its first meeting on Wednesday, a day after a parliamentary vote ended months of political deadlock, but now must address the public’s real concerns — security and services.
Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki “met this morning with his ministers to tell them that his three top priorities are security, public services, especially electricity, and relations with neighbouring countries,” Ali Moussawi, an adviser to Maliki, told AFP.
In separate

Lohan’s security fears

Lindsay Lohan’s father has confirmed the actress has been moved to a new rehab facility amid fears for her safety. The Mean Girls star has been enrolled at California’s Betty Ford clinic since October when a judge ordered her to complete three months of treatment for violating her probation stemming from a DUI arrest.
The actress was rumoured to have left the facility this week following reports she has been receiving strange phone calls, with Britney Spears’ former

Provinces directed to ensure security of Chinese nationals

KARACHI: The Interior Ministry has directed Sindh’s authorities to maintain a record of Chinese nationals, particularly investors working in different sectors in the province, so that measures could be taken for their security, Pakistan Today has learnt.
According to sources in the Sindh government, the provincial governments of Punjab, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have also been directed to update the entire record of Chinese nationals by the end of each month to ensure

KU exams in limbo for security reasons

KARACHI: Thousands of students, who had to appear in the BA, BSc, BDS and MBBS examinations scheduled to start from today (Monday), would have to wait till the new dates are announced. The delay in the announcement is reportedly due to the fact that the University of Karachi administration is yet to ensure security for the examination.
Fearing the untoward incidents during the examinations, the invigilators have refused to perform their duties due to poor security. The uncertain

Iraqi PM to name cabinet, delay security posts

BAGHDAD – Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki will himself take charge of Iraq’s security as ministers heading the army and police will not yet be named when he unveils his cabinet on Monday, sources said on Sunday.
The naming of the government, which must be considered by parliament and approved by Saturday, is the final step in ending the protracted political impasse that has persisted since inconclusive elections on March 7. It also comes with a year to go before US troops must

Rehman Malik praised for ensuring Muharram security

LAHORE – The Muttahida Majlis-e-Ulema has appreciated the efforts of the Interior Ministry and Interior Minister Rehman Malik in ensuring foolproof security during Muharramul Haram.
A press statement said the special control room established by the interior minister in the National Crisis Management Cell, Ministry of Interior, and its sub-offices in Lahore, Karachi, Quetta and Peshawar did a commendable job in maintaining law and order.
The statement said the MMU also

Security manager resigns after dump

LAHORE – A PCB official has confirmed that Major Khawaja Najam had tendered his resignation as security manager of the Pakistan team, which was accepted by the chairman of the board with immediate effect.
Najam was brought in as security manager of the team earlier this year and accompanied the team on all tours since the T20 World Cup in the West Indies. “Due to the recent spate of controversies about involvement of players in spot-fixing and the Zulqarnain Haider episode, the

Scouts aid police in Ashura security

LAHORE – Around 1300 armed personnel were deployed with personnel from law enforcement agencies including the police to protect the main zuljinah procession in Lahore on Ashura.
The possible threats by the banned outfits were averted successfully by the planning and coordination among the police and the management of the Shia Peace Committee. Volunteers and scouts moved with the mourners and some remained standing on the entry and exit points of the procession to check people.

Khosa thanks security staff, citizens for peaceful Ashura

LAHORE – Punjab chief minister’s Senior Adviser Sardar Zulfiqar Khosa on Saturday appreciated people’s cooperation, diligence showed by all law enforcement agencies and other government departments for protecting the life and property of citizens during Ashura.
He highlighted the role played by the police, rangers, armed forces, special branch, Anti-Terrorism Department and other government departments in ensuring a peaceful Ashura. He also appreciated the unprecedented

Ashura observed amid foolproof security

GUJRANWALA – The processions of Ashura marched through city roads and reached their destinations peacefully under unprecedented security measures and the mourners paid glowing tributes to the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain, his family and companions.
More than three thousand police contingents, Elite Force and Pakistan Rangers remained full alert throughout the day and some suspects, mainly Afghan nationals, were also arrested around the routes of procession and are being