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Girls’ college targeted, 20 hurt

Girls’ college targeted, 20 hurt

PESHAWAR – At least 18 girls’ students and two others were injured when armed militants targeted the participants of a farewell party at the Government Girls Degree College Laund Khawar Mardan on Tuesday.
“Two militants riding on a motorbike first lobbed two hand grenades and then opened indiscriminate fire with pistols,” Mardan Police Deputy Inspector General Abdullah Khan said, adding three injured were shifted to the Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar in a critical condition.

Hidden realities behind targeted killings must be exposed: Sindh governor

KARACHI – The hidden realities behind incidents of targeted killing in Karachi must be exposed, Sindh Governor Ishratul Ebad said on Tuesday. “After creating a situation in the metropolis that is similar to the Malakand-Swat situation, extremists now want to destabilise the city as well as the country,” the governor told a delegation of Kashmiri journalists at the Governor’s House.
He said that the worsening law and order situation in the city could be solved only after exposing

Egypt says church attack targeted national unity

CAIRO – Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Abul Gheit said on Saturday that a deadly church attack in Alexandria on New Year’s Eve targetted the whole country and not just its Coptic Christians.
The bombing outside the church that killed 21 people emerging from mass was “directed at Egypt and Egyptian unity and to weaken the national fabric,” Abul Gheit said after talks with visiting French counterpart Michele Alliot-Marie. “The Egyptian people, Christians and Muslims, had the

Targeted subsidies for poor will continue: Hafeez

KARACHI: The federal government on Monday said that “targeted subsidies” would continue to help the poorest of the poor to sustain. “I want to assure you that the government would try to do its best, would cut the expenditures… (and) continue targeted subsidies,” Finance Minister Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh said at the PCP Corporate Philanthropy Awards 2010. The event was organised by Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy (PCP) and was attended by participants from corporate sector, whose

Embassies targeted in Greek bombing campaign

ATHENS: A parcel bomb burst into flames at the Swiss embassy in Athens Tuesday and controlled explosions were carried out on packages at the Russian and Bulgarian embassies, Greek police said, a day after intercepting several similar packages.
Police said a total of five parcel bombs had been discovered in the capital on Tuesday, just days before local elections, following similar packages addressed to three other embassies and President Nicolas Sarkozy on Monday.

‘Targeted unemployment’ – Livelihood of millions threatened in Karachi

KARACHI: An increasing ethnic divide is threatening the livelihood of millions of daily wagers who are now being financially targeted by the rival, political groups, which are bent on imposing the writ of their faction in ‘enemy territory’.
A few days ago, around 13 people were killed when armed men stormed into the spare- parts market of Sher Shah, killing anyone within sight. The men walked through the market, opening shutters to kill the shopkeepers inside. The victims of the

‘Fresh but targeted offensive in North Waziristan soon’

Keeping in view the American frustration and also the pressure that they have been building, a fresh but targeted offensive in North Waziristan can be started soon, an official said on Wednesday.
He said US President Barack Obama conveyed the same message of urgency when he called President Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday. He said the American president did not go into specifics during his conversation with the president but he urged him to go for more and urgent