Operation Zarb-e-Azb updates: PM Nawaz invites Imran Khan to visit IDP camps

RAWALPINDI / ISLAMABAD: After a long period of speculation, which also included attempts at peace talks, Pakistan on Sunday launched a military operation against militants in the troubled North Waziristan agency of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata). As the Pakistan Army embarks on this critical mission, get all the updates of the operation, code-named Zarb-e-Azb, here. All stories relating to Zarb-e-Azb…

Hindu outfit threatens to attack top Pak diplomats

  NEW DELHI: A nondescript Hindu outfit, which calls itself Shri Hanuman Sena, has threatened to physically harm top Pakistani diplomats in the country.   Pakistan on Tuesday officially raised the issue with the ministry of external affairs seeking a foolproof security cover for its officials. The threat was received by the high commission in the form of a letter….

Promoting Persian: Shah Hamadan Chair set up at AJK varsity

  Muzaffarabad:  Iranian Cultural Attaché Taqi Sadeqi inaugurated the Shah Hamadan Chair in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) University city campus here on Monday aimed at promoting Persian language and literature in the region.   He said Kashmir is a “real paradise and every Iranian wants to visit this heaven on earth.” Sadeqi said that Persian had remained the language…

Women’s seats: PML-N not to contest polls

Muzaffarabad: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) on Tuesday announced that they would not contest the election for reserved women’s seats in the legislative assembly.   AJK PML-N President Raja Farooq Haider said that the present assembly was imposed by the then-federal government of PPP, while stealing the mandate of the people of Azad Jammu and Kashmir….

47 militants killed in NWA, Khyber blitz

PESHAWAR/KHYBER – At least 47 militants were killed as jets pounded their hideouts in North Waziristan and Khyber Agencies here on Tuesday.According to the ISPR, fighter planes targeted militants’ positions at Mir Ali and its surrounding areas in the afternoon. As A result, some 11 hideouts of the militants were destroyed, besides killing at least 27 terrorists in the action…

PAT chief calls meeting of like-minded parties on June 26

LAHORE: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri has called a meeting of like-minded parties on June 26, Express News reported on Wednesday. According to sources, Pakistan Muslim League – Quaid (PML-Q), Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), Majlis-i-Wahdatul Muslimeen (MWM) and Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC) will be attending the meeting. A ten-point agenda will be discussed during the meeting. On June 23, Dr Qadri landed in Pakistan from Canada. Clashes in the…

Is Nawaz Sharif doomed to repeat history?

A wise man once said, “Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.” But the tragedy here is that our rulers have been completely blinded by power and they are repeating the same mistakes over and over again. What was supposed to be a democracy is beginning to look like an anarchical dynasty. They have ignored the basic facts…

Emirates suspends Peshawar flight operations

PESHAWAR: Emirates Airlines has decided to take precautionary measures and suspend its flights to and from Peshawar due to security reasons after unidentified gunmen attacked a PIA aircraft in Peshawar on June 24, Emirates web site reported. “Emirates has suspended flights to and from Peshawar effective 25th June 2014 until further notice, due to the security situation at the destination,” said UAE-based airline, adding that…

Inquiry team of “Model Town incident” changed for the third time

Lahore- Inquiry team of “Model Town incident” has been changed for the third time, administration of the team has been given again to Additional IG Sarmmad Saeed.According to details, IG Punjab Mushtaq Sukhera set up the inquiry team for investigating the Model Town incident, whose administration was given to Additional IG Sarmmad Saeed. After two days of removing Sarmmad Saeed,…

Qadri receives lifetime ban from Emirates

DUBAI- Emirates Airlines has imposed a lifetime travel ban on Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Chief Dr. Tahir-ul Qadri and may initiate legal proceedings against him for keeping the aircraft on hold for several hours at the Lahore airport after security issues caused the Pakistani government to divert the flight to Lahore from Islamabad.According to our sources, Emirates was coerced into…

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