PESHAWAR

  • Cartoon of the day: Pakistan against terrorism 52 minutes ago

    As US grants help to Pakistan to tackle terrorism here is cartoonist Neelabh's take on the development. ...
  • Pakistan: 60 terrorists killed in airstrikes, gun battle 6 hours 42 minutes ago

    Peshawar: About 60 terrorists were killed in airstrikes by Pakistan military and a gun battle that ensued after terrorists attacked army check posts in the volatile northwest tribal region, officials said on Saturday. The militants attacked the check posts in Shindara and Khazana Kandao in Orakzai Agency near the Afghan border...
  • Pakistan kills 39 terrorists in airstrikes 7 hours 44 minutes ago

    Islamabad: At least 39 suspected terrorists were killed in airstrikes by military fighter jets in the Dattakhel area of North Waziristan Tribal Agency, media reported on Saturday. Official sources said the airstrikes carried out on Friday targeted militant hideouts in Madakhel, Lataka and Basikel areas and destroyed at least six...
  • Pakistan kills Peshawar school massacre planner and Taliban commander Saddam Yesterday

    Peshawar: A senior Taliban commander, believed to be a key planner in the Peshawar school massacre, has been killed by the security forces in Pakistan's troubled Khyber Agency. "Saddam had been killed in the Gundi area of Jamrud by the security forces in an operation yesterday. One of his accomplices...
  • Pakistan: Army courts to be set up to try militants 2 days ago

    Islamabad: Special army courts will be set up in Pakistan to hear terrorism-related cases in the wake of massacre of 150 people, mostly children, at a school in Peshawar by Talibans last week. The decision was taken at a marathon meeting on Wednesday of mainstream political parties chaired by Prime...
  • Pakistan united in fight against terrorism, divided on military courts for swift disposal of cases 2 days ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said that the time has come to take "extraordinary measures" to crush terrorism in the country even as political parties remained divided over the issue of military courts for swift disposal of terrorism cases. This came even as a court in Pakistan upheld...
  • Pakistan to execute five more terrorists 3 days ago

    Lahore: Five Pakistani terrorists were on Wednesday sentenced to death by the high court of Lahore for attacking an army camp as the government continued to move ahead swiftly with executions of convicted militants in the aftermath of the grisly Peshawar school attack. Justice Arshad Mahmood Tabassum of the Rawalpindi bench...
  • Pakistan authorities were warned of school attack in August 5 days ago

    Peshawar: Authorities in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province were warned of an imminent revenge attack on the army-run school in Peshawar months before a Taliban-sponsored carnage claimed 151 lives, including 131 children. A copy of the written warning, issued on August 28, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Home Ministry had stated that Taliban terrorists...
  • Pakistan to execute 500 terror convicts in coming weeks: officials 5 days ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan plans to execute around 500 militants in coming weeks, officials said on Monday, after the government lifted a moratorium on the death penalty in terror cases following a Taliban school massacre. Seven terrorists have been hanged since Friday amid rising public anger over Tuesday's slaughter in the northwestern city...
  • Four terrorists hanged in Pakistan as execution campaign widens 5 days ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan hanged four Islamist terrorists on Sunday in the second set of executions since the government lifted a moratorium after the Taliban massacred 132 children and nine others at a school last Tuesday. None of those hanged has anything to do with Tuesday's school rampage in Peshawar, and some Pakistani...
  • Al-Qaeda 'bursting with pain' over Pakistan school attack 6 days ago

    Al-Qaeda's regional branch on Sunday said its hearts were "bursting with pain" over the Taliban's massacre at a Pakistan school and urged the militants to target only security forces. The attack on Tuesday killed 151 people -- mostly children -- in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar. "Our hearts are bursting with...
  • Pakistan executes 4 convicts for involvement in attack on ex-President General Pervez Musharraf 6 days ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Sunday hanged four prisoners, convicted for involvement in attack on former President General Pervez Musharraf. Three other prisoners were hanged to death on Friday. On December 18, Pakistan had lifted the moratorium on the death sentences and 17 of the 55 convicted terrorists whose mercy petitions have been...
  • Salman Khan mourns for the students massacred in Peshawar on 'Bigg Boss 8' 6 days ago

    The 'Bigg Boss' 'Weekend Ka Vaar' episode on Saturday was much different from the usual. Host Salman Khan entered the stage dressed in black with out any music or dancing, which some would call his signature entry. With a plain face, he condemned the Peshawar army school massacre where 132...
  • Pakistan varsity closed for indefinite period for security reasons 6 days ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan's prestigious Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) has been closed for indefinite period due to security concerns. A spokesman of the QAU said the university has been closed for an indefinite period, Dawn reported on Sunday. He, however, said the administrative office of the university would remain open for processing admissions for...
  • Pakistan security forces nab over 300 terror suspects in Islamabad 6 days ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan's security forces have arrested more than 300 terror suspects, including foreigners, in a crackdown against terrorists in the capital Islamabad. Pakistan has launched countrywide crackdown on terrorists after the Peshawar school massacre which killed 151 people, most of them students, last week. Six teams of sniffer dogs, armed personnel carriers,...
  • Nawaz Sharif vows to target all terror groups 6 days ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday vowed to target all terror groups irrespective of their agenda and affiliation, in the wake of the Peshawar school massacre that left 151 people dead, mostly students. He made the remarks during a meeting with a Chinese delegation here, Radio Pakistan reported. During...
  • Burying the dead after Pakistan's school massacre 6 days ago

    Peshawar: One of the gravediggers at Peshawar's largest graveyard has a rule. He says he never cries when he buries the dead. He's a professional, he says. But as the dead bodies mostly children started coming in from a school massacre this week that killed 148 people, he began to weep. "I...
  • Watch: The Week That Wasn't with Cyrus Broacha 1 week ago

    On this episode of The Week That Wasn't, Cyrus Broacha takes on the big fat Indian weddings and the conversion row in Agra. He also takes a dig at the Mumbai roads. ...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha condemns Taliban on Peshawar school attack 1 week ago

    Cyrus Broacha condemns Taliban for the Peshawar school attack which killed more than 130 innocent students of the Army Public school. ...
  • Arrest warrants issued against Pakistan Taliban chief, 7 others 1 week ago

    Karachi: An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan on Saturday issued non-bailable arrest warrants against eight persons, including Pakistan Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah, for the brazen terrorist assault on Karachi airport in June. An anti-terrorism court in Karachi issued the arrest warrants against Fazlullah, former TTP spokesman Shahidullah Shahid and six others. The court...
  • Pakistan: Peshawar school massacre mastermind warns of more attacks 1 week ago

    Islamabad: The terrorist who supervised the Peshawar school massacre has threatened more attacks, if the military and the intelligence agencies do not stop anti-terror operations, media reported on Saturday. In a video with English subtitles posted on Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan's (TTP) website, Umar Mansoor said that on Tuesday's attack on the Army...
  • Pakistan executes terrorists and bombards tribal areas 1 week ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan hanged two convicted terrorists on Friday in the country's first executions in years, while warplanes and ground forces pounded insurgent hideouts in a northwest region bordering Afghanistan part of a stepped-up response to the Taliban slaughter of scores of schoolchildren. Unchastened by criticism from all corners of the globe,...
  • Pakistan acts tough, kills 28 terrorists after Peshawar attack 1 week ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan forces have killed 28 terrorists in the restive north-western tribal region, intensifying the campaign against them after the Peshawar school massacre that left 148 people dead, mostly students. A security official on Saturday said that jet fighters targeted militants in Tirah valley of Khyber, which killed 21 militants and...
  • Pakistan vows to wipe out ideology of terrorists, India cites brazen violation of international sanctions 1 week ago

    United Nations: The killing fields of Peshawar inspired anew an international resolve at the Security Council to combat terrorism by adopting on Friday a resolution urging nations to choke the flow of resources to the extremist organisations and to increase cooperation to fight them, even as India criticised the ineffectiveness...
  • Peshawar terror attack: Stunned by the loss, so much blood, sorrow 1 week ago

    Peshawar: It was the computer classroom where I cracked. I'd managed to remain detached until then. I wanted to tell the story. Look, but don't internalize, was the mantra I was repeating inside my head. Tell the facts, explain what you are seeing and what happened. I focused. I don't think...
  • Two terrorists hanged in Pakistan after lifting of ban on death penalty December 19, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistani authorities on Friday night executed two men convicted for attacks on the army headquarters and former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, days after Pakistan lifted its moratorium on the death penalty. The two are among 17 terrorists who would be executed in the first phase after the end of self-imposed...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay December 19, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • Taliban video identifies Peshawar massacre mastermind as Umar Mansoor, a father of 3 December 19, 2014

    Peshawar: The most hated man in Pakistan is a 36-year-old father of three and volleyball enthusiast nicknamed 'Slim'. His real name is Umar Mansoor and the Pakistani Taliban say he masterminded this week's massacre of 132 children and nine staff at a school in Peshawar - the deadliest militant attack...
  • Watch: Horrific pictures from inside the Army School in Peshawar December 19, 2014

    CNN reporter Nic Robertson narrates the scenario of Army Public School and College that was attacked by Taliban on Tuesday. The attack left 133 children and nin school staff dead. ...
  • News 360: Pakistan extends custody of 26/11 mastermind Lakhvi for three months December 19, 2014

    Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, a key planner of the 2008 Mumbai attack, on Friday was detained by Pakistani authorities for three more months, a day after he was granted bail by a court that caused an outrage in India. Lakhvi, 54, was detained for three months under Maintenance of Public Order...