Tag Archives: Terrorism

’90 days enough to stop terrorism’

’90 days enough to stop terrorism’

LAHORE – Suicide attacks could be stopped in 90 days if drone attacks be stopped immediately, said Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Punjab President Ahsen Rasheed while talking to the party officials on Wednesday.
He said, “The drone attacks in the tribal areas are the basic stimulus and the government should mend its policy of following the US directions. Current rulers are putting the lives of the common man at stake and are shamelessly claiming to continue the alien war while

No ATC judges for city of terrorism

KARACHI – Terrorism is a pressing concern in Karachi but no anti-terrorism court (ATC) in the city will have a working judge from today (Thursday), Pakistan Today has learnt.
There are three ATCs in Karachi, one of which was non-functional since the past six months. The other two have also become vacant this week after the contracts of the respective judges expired; ATC-1 judge Syed Hassan Shah Bukhari’s contract expired on Monday while ATC-3 judge Anand Ram Hotwani’s term

India asked not to confine talks to terrorism

ISLAMABAD – In its proposals sent to India before the forthcoming foreign secretaries’ meeting in Bhutan, Pakistan has urged India to resume negotiations on all outstanding issues rather than confining the dialogue to terrorism alone.
“Pakistan wants the resumption of composite dialogue as was the case before November 2008 when the Indo-Pak talks came to a halt after the terrorist attack on Mumbai. This was conveyed to New Delhi formally in a set of proposals handed over through

Think tank warns of growing urban terrorism in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – Although Pakistan gained ground against militant violence in 2010, but the ‘urban terrorism’ is a growing threat and military success will not bring stability unless a comprehensive strategy is developed, a think tank said.
A report prepared by the Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS) to be released on Monday says the number of incidents of ‘violence and terrorism’ in Pakistan fell by 11 percent in 2010 compared with the previous year.
The number of suicide

‘National Games’ have defeated terrorism’

PESHAWAR – Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain has said that successful and peaceful holding of 31st National Games 2010 in the terror-hit province was a big achievement of the provincial government and it shows the defeat of the terrorists.
He said this while addressing the prize distribution ceremony of 31st National Games 2010 in Peshawar on Friday. The ceremony was also attended by Aqil Shah, Shagufta Malik, Azmat Orakzi and Siraj Khan.

Peace activists rally against terrorism

PESHAWAR – The peace activists from different walks of life staged peace rallies on Saturday in Peshawar and Mingawara Swat to denounce the trends of militancy and terrorism.
The peace rally was jointly organised by Aman Tehrik and Aman Ittehad in Peshawar whereas in Mingawara, the rally was held under the auspices of Global Peace and College of Youth Activitism. Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa Information Minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain attended the rally in Peshawar and expressed solidarity

Vigil held for terrorism victims

Lahore – Bullah Shah Foundation held a candle lit service at Mall Road Faisal Chowk memorizing the martyrdom of those civilians, policemen and armed forces soldiers who fall a prey to various terrorist attacks in 2010.
Members Bullah Shah Foundations and people from various walks of life paid a rich tribute to the martyrs and said their sacrifices will never go in vain rather it would cause a new era of peace and prosperity in Pakistan.
The participants of candle lit

Rawalpindi police foil terrorism bid

RAWALPINDI – Police on Monday foiled a terrorism attack by recovering a heavy quantity of lethal weapons from a car during search at a checkpost on Chakri Road.
The weapons included 25 repeaters of twelve bore gun, including six revolving and 20 magazine guns, 70 thirty-bore pistols and 25,000 rounds of 30-bore. Police arrested two culprits Rabnawaz and Muhammad Amin and impounded the car as well. Regional Police Officer Hamid Mukhtar Gondal told a news conference that the two

Pakistan slams terrorism remarks by Sarkozy, Merkel

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Monday conveyed its displeasure and disappointment to France and Germany over the reported remarks by their leaders, wherein they condemned Islamabad for being unable to eliminate Al Qaeda and Taliban safe havens.
At the end of his recent visit to India, French President Nicolas Sarkozi said, “It is unacceptable that Al Qaeda and Taliban find safe havens in Pakistan.”
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said at a joint press conference in Berlin with

Pakistan, Norway vow to fight terrorism together

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Norway on Monday agreed to further strengthen bilateral ties besides working together to fight terror and promote peace and stability in the region.
The agreement to this effect was reached at a meeting between Defence Minister Ch Ahmed Mukhtar and his Norwegian counterpart, Ms Grete Faremo, who called on him in Islamabad, an official statement said.
The two leaders exchanged views on various subjects such as defence cooperation, Pakistan’s

Terrorism threat looms over Ashura processions

KARACHI: The Sindh government has decided to close the Mohammad Ali (MA) Jinnah Road, the city’s busiest thoroughfare, for traffic by sealing all the link roads for a four-day period, in the wake of terror threats on Ashura processions, Pakistan Today has learnt.
The plan under consideration is to seal the MA Jinnah Road from Guru Mandir to Tower from the evening of 7th Muharam to thwart any untoward incident.
Well-placed sources in the provincial home department told

LHC seeks reply on terrorism suspect’s plea against confinement

LAHORE: A Lahore High Court (LHC) division bench headed by Chief Justice Khawaja Muhammad Sharif on Monday sought a reply from the Punjab home secretary until December 10 on a petition filed by accused terrorist Hijratullah against his solidarity confinement at the Kot Lakhpat Jail, Lahore.
The petitioner accused of carrying out the terrorist attack on the Manawan Police Training Centre in March 2009 submitted that authorities had put him in a dark cell and were treating him as

Pakistan border areas epicentre of terrorism, says Mullen

WASHINGTON: Pakistan’s border areas along Afghanistan are the “epicentre of terrorism” in the world, but the Pakistan Army continues to be “India-centric”, a top US military official said on Saturday.
“Resident in that border area, mostly in Pakistan, although not entirely, I call it the epicentre of terrorism in the world,” Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff, said in response to a question at the John F Kennedy Jr Forum at Harvard University in Boston.

Grand mufti calls terrorism ‘un-Islamic’

LAHORE: Terrorism is forbidden in Islam and such acts should not be reciprocated in any term, Mufti-e-Azam Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah said while delivering the haj sermon on Monday.
Delivering the sermon to pilgrims assembled around Mt Arafat to perform a key ritual of haj, Mufti Azam said God Almighty called the Muslims as the best Ummah on the face of the earth, and he whoever killed a Muslim deliberately would be sent to hell.
He said Islam condemned any act that

Senators hold govt responsible for increasing terrorism

ISLAMABAD: Condemning the attack on the Crime Investigation Department (CID) building in Karachi, members of the Senate on Friday held the government responsible for growing terrorism in the country.
Addressing the session, Pakistan people’s Party Senator Raza Rabbani said the government had not implemented the recommendations of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security, which had resulted in the unabated continuation of terrorist activities in the country.

Blasts cannot shake gov’t resovle against terrorism: Kaira

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Qamar Zaman Kaira said on Thursday acts of violence cannot weaken the government’s reslve to fight terrorism and extremism.
He said the government was committed to fighting terrorism and continuing the war against terror till its complete elimination. In a telephonic talk with PTV, the minister said the country was passing through difficult times due to terrorism.
However, the federal minister said that the terrorists

‘No Deoband follower is involved in terrorism’

LAHORE: No follower of Deobandi or Ahle Hadith sect is involved in the attacks on shrines, and the perpetrators of such attacks are the same people who are targeting mosques, schools, police stations, markets and the GHQ, Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan-Noorani (JUP-N) Secretary General Qari Zawar Bahadar has said.
In an exclusive interview with Pakistan Today, Qari Zawar played down the perception that tension was increasing between the Barelvi and Deobandi sects. “The day Dr Sarfraz