ISLAMABAD – Former president Pervez Musharraf has said that Pakistan needs to work harder to combat extremists within its borders as terrorists were common enemy of Pakistan as well as the world. He was talking to a foreign news channel on Tuesday.
PESHAWAR – At least five terrorists were killed and three security personnel were injured in a clash following an attack by terrorists on a security forces’ check post in Upper Orakzai Agency on Friday.
According to a private TV, a group of armed terrorists attacked security forces with rockets and automated weapons, injuring three security personnel.
However, security men retaliated befittingly, killing five terrorists. After the incident, security forces started search
KARACHI – The MQM Coordination Committee on Thursday said the growing influence of terrorists belonging to the gang war, who are most active at the Burns Road and Urdu Bazaar areas among other areas of the city, is a cause of serious concern. In a statement, the committee said the gang war terrorists have been given a virtual licence to operate freely in the city and are sending extortion slips to traders, businessmen and shopkeepers without any fear of the law The city of Karachi is
ISLAMABAD – Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Wednesday vowed to defend the country against terrorists. Addressing a ceremony held at the police lines for paying tributes to the martyrs of Islamabad Police, the interior minister said that the terrorists were trying to destabilize the country. “We are the best… we will continue to be the best and the government would also continue its efforts for safeguarding the country,” Malik said while addressing the heirs of the martyrs of
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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