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Terrorists can exploit political rifts

Terrorists can exploit political rifts

SITUATIONER – Political motives on the part of certain stalwarts of peace lashkar and senior officials within the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government are becoming beneficial to no other than militants, sheltering in surrounding areas of Peshawar.
The war of words between the peace lashkar and the ruling Awami National Party is now turning the “war on terror” to another direction. After coming into power around three years ago, ANP leaders initiated steps for the constitution of peace

Terrorists kill lashkar man

PESHAWAR – One member of a local amn lashkar (peace squad) was killed and seven others injured in a militants’ attack near Baizai area of Mohmand Agency on Sunday morning. Two men of lashkar were missing, believed to be abducted by militants. The officials have also confirmed that two volunteers were missing.

‘Terrorists’ kill four Iranian forest guards

TEHRAN – Four Iranian forest guards have been killed in what an official said was a “terrorist act” in the western province of Kurdistan, ISNA news agency reported on Saturday.
“Preliminary investigations show that this terrorist act was brutally carried out by anti-revolutionary forces,” Kheyrollah Moradi, head of the provincial environmental organisation, was quoted as saying. He said the four went missing from an area called Dooshan at about 09:30 am (0600 GMT) on Friday, and

Bhatti’s Assassination – Negative projection will only help terrorists: PM

ISLAMABAD – While eulogising late Shahbaz Bhatti’s remarkable contribution for advocating moderation, human rights, justice, tolerance and interfaith harmony, Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani on Friday said Bhatti’s assassination should not be projected negatively, as it would only help advance the nefarious agenda of terrorists. The prime minister was talking to a Canadian delegation led by Jason Kenney, minister for multiculturalism, citizenship and immigration that called on here

Two top terrorists killed near Kohat

KOHAT – The security forces killed at least two most wanted terrorists in a clash at Kamal Khel, a suburb of Kohat, on Friday. The terrorists opened indiscriminate fire when the security forces were conducting a search operation in the locality. They were stated to be involved in various bombings in Kohat and attacks on the security forces.
In another incident, tribesmen captured eight persons allegedly linked with the extremists. Meanwhile, a traffic police Inspector Qaiser

Punjab govt must shun terrorists openly: ANP

LAHORE – The acting president of Awami national Party (ANP) Haji Adeel has said that Punjab’s rulers must not have a ‘soft corner’ for the militant groups and that they should rather work seriously to eradicate terrorism from the province.
Senator Haji Adeel was speaking at a peace conference arranged by
the ANP at Lahore Press Club on Tuesday. The moot was held in connection with the 23rd death anniversary of Bacha Khan. “Over 500 workers and office-bearers of the ANP had

Terrorists know no religion, say president and PM

ISLAMABAD – President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani while underlining that Islam rejects terrorism and extremism Tuesday said those who used religion to justify their heinous and reprehensible acts of terrorism had nothing to do with the Muslims and Islam.
The two leaders expressed these views in separate messages in connection with 12th of Rabi-ul-Awwal, Eid Milad-un-Nabi to be observed today (Wednesday). The president said, “Everyone, particularly the

Two terrorists held, hand grenades seized

FAISALABAD – Faisalabad Police, during a snap checking, stopped an auto-rickshaw and arrested a terrorist and recovered two hand grenades from him. According to details, Lorry Addah police ordered the driver of an auto-rickshaw coming out of the local bus stand to stop for checking. When the passenger in the rickshaw saw the police, he jumped out of the vehicle and tried to flee on foot but he was arrested.
The police recovered two hand grenades from his possession. He was

Six suspected terrorists linked to foreign militant group arrested

KARACHI – Law enforcement agencies (LEAs) have arrested six suspected terrorists with links to an Iran-based militant organization, foiling their bid to form a terrorist wing of the outfit in Karachi, intelligence sources told Pakistan Today on Saturday.
The suspects are believed to be involved in sectarian killings of over 100 people. They have been shifted to an unidentified location and raids are being carried out to arrest their 13 accomplices.
The arrested men are

Nejad asks Zardari to hand over ‘terrorists’

TEHRAN: President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told his Pakistani counterpart Asif Ali Zardari on Monday to arrest and hand over “known terrorists,” the Iranian leader’s office said on its website.
In a telephone call, the Iranian president “asked Zardari to order his country’s security forces to quickly arrest known terrorists and hand them over to the Islamic Republic of Iran,” Ahmadinejad’s office said in a statement posted on its website. The phone call followed a suicide attack last

FC arrests two terrorists near Pak-Afghan border

QUETTA: Balochistan Frontier Corps (FC) seized a large quantity of ammunition and arrested two terrorists near Pak-Afghan border who were to carry sabotage activity on 10th of Muharram.
Balochistan FC Deputy Inspector General Shahzad Akhtar said this in a press conference held at FC headquarters on Thursday. He added that intelligence agencies informed FC that anti-state elements would bring arms and ammunition from across the border for carrying out terrorist activities on the

Cabinet to decide head money for terrorists today

ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet will today (Wednesday) decide on the Ministry of Interior’s proposals regarding head money for the wanted terrorists of Swat and FATA and the release of supplementary grant worth Rs 1.5 billion for payment of liabilities to troops deployed in the operational areas, Pakistan Today learnt on Tuesday.
Interior Ministry has sought approval for the supplementary grant to clear the pending liabilities for the payment of internal security duty allowance

5 suspected terrorists arrested – CCPO shifts terror blame on Indians, Afghans

LAHORE: Indians and Afghans are in involved in recent terror attacks at different important places in different cities, said Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Muhammad Aslam Tareen on Friday.
He was addressing a press conference at Police Lines Qila Gujjar Singh on the arrest of five alleged terrorists for involvement in the attack at the 15/ISI office on May 27, 2009. The attack claimed the lives of 10 civilians and 19 Federal Investigation Agency office bearers.

‘Pakistan-trained’ terrorists arrested in Paris

PARIS: French police have arrested five alleged terrorists in Paris and at Charles de Gaulle airport suspected of having trained in the Tribal Areas, a source close to the enquiry told AFP.
Those arrested are “interesting people in the context of the recently mentioned global threat” against France, the source said, adding they were suspected of having trained as militants in western Pakistan, near Afghanistan. Two were arrested on Monday as they arrived from the Pakistani-Afghan

Arresting Data Darbar, Gamay Shah terrorists could take months: CCPO

LAHORE: It could be months before the police is able to trace and arrest the terrorists involved in the Data Darbar and Karbala Gamay Shah incidents, CCPO Aslam Tareen said on Tuesday.
Addressing a press conference at Police Lines Qila Gujjar Singh, Tareen admitted that investigations into the attacks were showing little progress, but promised that the people involved in the incidents would be arrested soon. Responding to a query about police officers who avoid registering

Terrorists want to harm sectarian harmony, says Shahbaz

Terrorists attacking mosques, shrines and imambargahs want to harm the unity of the nation but they will not succeed, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said on Wednesday.
Talking to reporters after visiting the shrine of Hazrat Baba Farid Gunj Shakar in Pakpattan on Wednesday, he said that terrorists were enemies of both religion and humanity. Followers of Baba Farid all over the world were deeply shocked, he said.
Effective security had not allowed the

13 terrorists killed in Orakzai Agency

Around 13 terrorists were killed and several others injured when security forces bombed suspected hideouts of alleged terrorists in Orakzai Agency on Saturday.
The air strikes started after an improvised explosive device hit the convoy of security forces at Yakh Kandaw area in the Orakzai Agency on Friday killing a lieutenant colonel and five other soldiers.
According to details, gunship helicopters targeted the hideouts of terrorists in Khadezai, Dabar and