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76 militants in N. Pakistan during airstrikes

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 Comments Off

At least 76 militants including foreigners were killed in fresh air strikes on Tuesday carried by Pakistan military in North Waziristan tribal region bordering Afghanistan, said military. A statement by Pakistan military’s Inter Services Public Relations said that precise aerial strikes targeting militant hideouts in Datta Khel area of North Waziristan tribal agency killed 76 […]

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Pak President expresses wish for cordial relations with India

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 Comments Off

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif felicitated the people of India on Republic Day and reiterated Islamabad’s desire for cordial relations between the two countries, in a letter to his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi. “Pakistan remains committed to developing cordial relations with India on the basis of sovereign equality, mutual respect and commonality of interests,” the […]

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Pakistan authorities arrests at least nine thousand suspected militants

Monday, January 26, 2015 Comments Off

Pakistani authorities have arrested at least 9,000 suspected militants, including over 3,000 clerics, as part of a massive crackdown launched by security forces on militants and their sympathisers. The arrests were part of the National Action Plan (NAP) to eliminate militancy after Taliban last month attacked a school and killed 136 students. Up to 3,100 […]

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Pakistan, Turkey to increase parliamentary cooperation

Thursday, January 22, 2015 Comments Off

Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq and Speaker of the Turkish Grand National Assembly Cemil ?i?ek during a meeting on Thursday agreed to further enhance interaction between the parliamentarians of the two brotherly countries and to share legislation experience. The meeting took place on the sidelines of the 10th session of the Parliamentary Union of […]

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Pak army pledges to intensify fight against terror

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 Comments Off

Pakistan’s armed forces were going after terrorists ‘without any discrimination’, said a military spokesman in a statement to media on Tuesday. “There are no good terrorists. We are going against all terrorists without any discrimination of hue and color,” spokesman General Asim Saleem Bajwa, director general of Pakistan military’s Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), said. “I […]

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US, Pakistan to increase fight against terror

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 Comments Off

The US and Pakistan vowed on Tuesday to intensify a crackdown on militants hiding in lawless border areas, as top diplomat John Kerry urged renewed peace talks with India to strengthen regional stability. Last month’s shocking school massacre in Peshawar by the Pakistani Taliban triggered global outrage, and sharpened the focus on militant groups hiding […]

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Pakistan, US hold strategic dialogue

Monday, January 12, 2015 Comments Off

The first round of discussions under Pakistan-United States Strategic Dialogue was held on Monday at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the federal capital Islamabad, said Foreign Office. A press release by Pakistan Foreign Office said that Adviser to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz led the Pakistani delegation while […]

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Paramilitary soldiers killed in militants attack in Pakistan

Monday, January 12, 2015 Comments Off

Seven soldiers of paramilitary Frontier Corps (FC) were killed today in an attack by militants in Pakistan’s south-western province of Balochistan, a security official said. More than three dozen militants armed with automatic weapons attacked a security check post in Mekhtar area of Loralai district, killing seven soldiers, the official said.

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Pak ISI chief visits Afghanistan

Monday, January 12, 2015 Comments Off

Pakistan’s spy agency ISI chief Lt Gen Rizwan Akhtar met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in Kabul and discussed ways to increase anti-terror cooperation. It was second visit of the ISI chief in less than a month to Afghanistan and third since November 2014. Lt Gen Akhtar visited Kabul soon after the Taliban attack on an army-run school in Peshawar last month that killed 150 people […]

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Pakistan to set up nine military courts

Friday, January 9, 2015 Comments Off

Pakistan military on Friday announced initiation of a process of establishing nine Military courts across the country following the passage of the 21st Constitutional Amendment. A press release by Pakistan military’s Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said that process of establishing Military courts has been initiated.

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Pakistan army launch operation after Peshawar attack

Friday, December 19, 2014 Comments Off

Pakistan army retaliated to the the deadly Taliban attack at Peshawar school by killing 57 militants in massive airstrikes in the Khyber tribal region where the suicide bombers were reportedly trained. The army launched 20 airstrikes yesterday on several Taliban hideouts in Tirah valley area of Khyber tribal region which is adjacent to Peshawar and […]

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Sharif toughens stand after Peshawar massacre

Friday, December 19, 2014 Comments Off

With the death toll in the Peshawar army school massacre rising to 148 overnight, Pakistan yesterday turned over a new leaf in its approach to terrorism. Mr. Sharif swore that politicians would bury their differences and unite to defeat terrorism. Their meeting came as a photograph of the men who attacked the school was released […]

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Pakistan rejects India’s accusations on Kashmir attacks

Monday, December 8, 2014 Comments Off

Pakistan’s Foreign Office on Monday rejected Indian allegations implicating Pakistan in Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK) attacks, said an official release. A press release by Pakistani Foreign Office said, “Pakistan rejects the allegations and efforts to malign Pakistan by implicating it in the recent attacks in Indian-held Kashmir,” adding that Pakistan firmly rejects the baseless allegations […]

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US, Pakistan resume discussion to combat militancy

Monday, December 8, 2014 Comments Off

Pakistan and the US have resumed their talks for devising joint strategies to combat militancy along the restive Pak-Afghan border, days after America handed over a top Pakistani Taliban militant to the country. The talks were held amid signs of improvement in relations between the defence establishments of the two countries.

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Pakistan to create trench near Afghanistan border

Thursday, December 4, 2014 Comments Off

In the dusty badlands along its disputed border with Afghanistan, Pakistan is carving out a massive trench to keep out separatists, smugglers and militants in an attempt to bring order to a lawless, tribal region. But like the Berlin Wall or Israel’s West Bank barrier, the planned 485-km trench is giving physical form to a […]

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Pakistan govt to hold talks with Imran Khan

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 Comments Off

The Pakistan government today decided to resume dialogue with Imran Khan, a day after he threatened to “shut down” the entire country by December 16 if Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif failed to initiate an impartial probe into the alleged rigging in 2013 general elections. Official sources told Dawn that Sharif took the decision after his […]

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Pakistan, Russia sign military cooperation agreement

Saturday, November 22, 2014 Comments Off

Pakistan and Russia on Thursday signed a military cooperation agreement to deepen their defence ties and vowed to translate their relationship in “tangible” terms during the first visit of a Russian Defence Minister in 45 years. Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu’s visit to Pakistan comes at a very critical juncture as U.S.-led NATO forces are […]

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Sharif to discuss with Kashmiri separatists

Saturday, November 22, 2014 Comments Off

Ignoring India’s opposition, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday said Pakistan would hold a dialogue with Kashmiri separatists to take them into confidence before engaging in peace talks with India. “It is our fundamental belief that the Kashmir issue should be resolved through dialogue. My government started dialogue with India but it cancelled the scheduled […]

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Pakistan army chief, US officials discuss security issues

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 Comments Off

Pakistan’s army chief General Raheel Sharif held talks with US officials at the Central Command (CENTCOM) headquarters in Florida on a host of issues like the situation in North Waziristan and border security. Sharif, making his first visit to the US as chief of the army staff, has “been having productive and positive meetings. They’ve […]

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Afghanistan agree to push Pak Taliban out of its soil

Monday, November 17, 2014 Comments Off

Afghanistan has agreed to target militants attacking Pakistan from alleged sanctuaries on its soil, in a significant move which suggests a thaw in their frayed ties and anti-terror cooperation between them. Pakistan had demanded Afghanistan several times through official and unofficial channels to uproot the chief of outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Mullah Fazlullah, hiding with […]

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Pakistani military jets carry aerial strikes in northwest region

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 Comments Off

19 militants including some top commanders were killed today and five of their hideouts were destroyed in aerial strikes by Pakistani military jets in volatile Khyber Agency

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Pakistani PM to visit China

Friday, November 7, 2014 Comments Off

Pakistan Prime Minister of Pakistan Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Friday left for China to lead the Pakistan delegation at the “Dialogue on Strengthening Connectivity Partnership” being held in Beijing on November 8, the Foreign Office said in a statement. The premier will hold bilateral meetings with the Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang, […]

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Security increased across Pakistan for Muharram processions

Monday, November 3, 2014 Comments Off

Security has been beefed up across Pakistan for Muharram processions being observed on Monday with cellular phone services partially suspended in parts of the major cities to deal with any untoward situation, according to the local media. All four provinces had recommended to the federal government to direct cellular companies to shut mobile services on […]

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UN praises Pakistan efforts in Afhan peace process

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Comments Off

Pakistan’s support for a peaceful, stabile, united and prosperous Afghanistan has been acknowledged by the United Nations when on Tuesday. Jan Kubis, UN Secretary General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, acknowledged country’s important contribution towards peace and stability and deeper engagement on issues of trade, reconstruction, rehabilitation, regional and economic cooperation with Afghanistan.

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Pakistan army jets destroy nine militant hideouts

Monday, October 27, 2014 Comments Off

Pakistan’s army says military jets and helicopters have destroyed nine hideouts of militants in two separate airstrikes killing 33 militants in an ongoing offensive in the North Waziristan tribal region. An army statement on Monday says early morning airstrikes near the Datta Khel area destroyed five such hideouts killing 18 militants during the offensive. Later […]

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Pakistan Army Chief to meet US Defense Secretary

Monday, October 27, 2014 Comments Off

Pakistan’s Army Chief Gen Raheel Sharif will visit the US next month for crucial security talks with American defence officials, his first such trip since taking over as Chief of Army Staff (COAS) last year. His week-long visit is likely to start from mid-November and preparations for trip are underway, defence sources said.

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India wants friendly relations with China or Pakistan, says official

Saturday, October 25, 2014 Comments Off

Unfazed by China’s objections to development of border areas, Government today announced setting up of 54 new border outposts and a Rs 175 crore package for beefing up the infrastructure along the border in Arunachal Pradesh. The announcement was made by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh even as he made it clear that India wanted […]

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India, Pakistan exchange fire on Kashmir border

Friday, October 24, 2014 Comments Off

Hours ahead of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to India- controlled Kashmir, border guards of India and Pakistan Thursday fired on each other’s posts along the international border (IB) in Kashmir for second straight day, officials said. The exchange of fire between two sides was reported from IB in Jammu, Kathua and Samba districts.

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Tension between India and Pakistan continues in Kashmir border

Thursday, October 9, 2014 Comments Off

Skirmishes between Indian and Pakistani troops on the international border in Kashmir continued Thursday, with both sides accusing each other of resorting to unprovoked firing and targeting civilian areas. Both New Delhi and Islamabad Thursday said heavy exchange of fire and mortars between the two sides took place Wednesday night and continued until Thursday morning.

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Clash on Kashmir border leaves 9 dead

Monday, October 6, 2014 Comments Off

At least nine civilians were killed and 37 others wounded Monday on both sides of Kashmir border dividing India and Pakistan, officials said. The fresh clash between India’s border guards of Border Security Force (BSF) and Pakistan Rangers broke out early Monday along the international border (IB) in Kashmir at Arnia sector of R S Pora, […]

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UN chief meets Pakistani PM

Saturday, September 27, 2014 Comments Off

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif met with Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon in New York, said Pakistan Foreign Office on Friday. Welcoming the Prime Minister, the Secretary General fondly recalled his visit to Islamabad in August last year and his participation in the Independence Day celebrations of Pakistan. The Secretary General expressed […]

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Over 20 militants killed in N. Pakistan by army airstrikes

Monday, September 22, 2014 Comments Off

At least 23 suspected militants were killed on Monday in aerial strikes on militants hideouts in the North Waziristan tribal region of Pakistan bordering Afghanistan, said military. A statement issued by the media wing of Pakistan military, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said that at least 23 militants were killed in precise air strikes in […]

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Pakistan’s Rizwan Akhtar appointed as chief of Inter-Services Intelligence

Monday, September 22, 2014 Comments Off

Lieutenant General Rizwan Akhtar was on Monday appointed the new chief of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) in commander-level promotions announced in the country’s powerful Army. The announcement was made on Twitter by Major General Asim Bajwa, director-general of Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).

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6 militants killed in N. Pakistan during military operation

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 Comments Off

At least six suspected militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Detta Khael area of North Waziristan tribal region of Pakistan bordering Afghanistan on Tuesday, said military.

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900 militants killed in Pakistan by army forces

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 Comments Off

More than 900 militants have been killed so far in the ongoing 10-week old operation launched by Pakistani armed forces in June to wipe out sanctuaries of local and foreign militants in North Waziristan tribal region bordering Afghanistan, the military said on Wednesday.

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