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Vigil held for terrorism victims

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

Bangladesh and Pakistan to fight terrorism, drug trafficking together

ISLAMABAD: The governments of Pakistan and Bangladesh on Monday decided to initiate cooperation in counterterrorism, counter narcotics and drug trafficking.
The fifth round of Pakistan-Bangladesh bilateral consultations was held here with Pakistani side led by Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir and Bangladesh delegation by its Foreign Secretary M Mijarul Quayes.
During the three hour-long discussion, including the lunch hosted by the foreign secretary in honour of the foreign

Terrorism needs to be dealt with iron fist:: CM

The menace of terrorism has to be crushed with an iron fist, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said on Tuesday.
The CM made the comments while presiding over a high-level meeting at the Chief Minister’s Secretariat held to review the law and order situation in the province after the Pakpattan bombing at the shrine of Hazrat Baba Farid Shakar.
Members of National Assembly (MNAs) Pirzada Imran Shah, Sardar Mansab Ali Dogar, Member Provincial Assembly (MPA)

Play highlights how terrorism affects the common man

Laal Chuna, a play depicting the importance of education, concluded at Alhamra on The Mall today. The play was organized by “Jag Sudhar” foundation and a significant audience attended the play.
The play focused on promoting educational awareness among citizens andhighlighted the importance of education to crafting a successful society. The drama also portrayed the threat to a common man’s life posed by terrorism.
The storyline moved around paresnts who wished to