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  • Pakistan government negotiators meet Taliban; ceasefire to continue 26-03-2014 08:46 PM

    The banned Pakistani Taliban on Wednesday agreed to continue its ceasefire after holding first-ever direct talks with government negotiators at an secret location in the restive tribal region of North Waziristan. Continuation of ceasefire was one of the primary demands of the government. The month-long ceasefire announced by the Tehrik-e-...
  • Taliban not serious about talks: Sartaj Aziz 27-02-2014 05:18 PM

    Pakistan's targeted military action against militants in Waziristan will be beneficial in the long run as the Taliban are not serious about peace talks, Advisor to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs and National Security Sartaj Aziz said on Thursday. His remarks came amid speculation that the government is on the...
  • Taliban fighter arrested near PM Sharif's home in Lahore 20-02-2014 04:42 PM

    Police have arrested an alleged Taliban fighter near the private residence of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the capital of central Punjab province, officials said on Thursday. Acting on a tip-off, police yesterday raided a house at Raiwind, where Sharif's sprawling residence is located, and arrested the terror suspect....
  • Attacks would make peace talks with Taliban difficult: Pak Minister 14-02-2014 12:05 AM

    Karachi: The wave of terrorist attacks throughout Pakistan would make peace talks with the Taliban difficult to continue, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said on Thursday. "Yes, restoration of peace in Karachi and throughout the country was the top priority of our government. That is why we have encouraged...
  • No new probe into Benazir's assassination: Pak government 27-12-2013 10:30 PM

    The Pakistan government will not order a new probe into former premier Benazir Bhutto's assassination and await a court's decision on the issue, according to a media report on Friday. "We will wait for the court decision and then evolve a future line of action," Information Minister Pervez Rashid said....
  • Bilawal says no talks with militants till they disarm 27-12-2013 09:03 PM

    The only way to save Pakistan is to battle terrorism, PPP leader Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said on Friday as he lashed out at politicians like Imran Khan whom he accused of backing militants. In a hard-hitting speech at an event held at Garhi Khuda Baksh in Sindh province to mark...
  • Pak military seeks apology over Jamaat chief's remarks 11-11-2013 12:20 AM

    Islamabad: Pakistan military on Sunday strongly condemned as "irresponsible and misleading" the remarks by Jamaat-e-Islami chief Munawar Hassan for declaring the slain Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan chief Hakimullah Mehsud as a "martyr" and sought an apology. It said that he had insulted "the shahadat of thousands of innocent Pakistanis and soldiers of...
  • Pakistan: Imran threatens NATO blockade in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province 05-11-2013 12:04 AM

    Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan, on Monday, threatened to cut the NATO supply lines in Pakistan's restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province from November 20 if the US drone strikes do not end. Khan said the killing of Tehrik-e-Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud in a US drone strike before peace talks could begin was proof...
  • US drone kills Pakitani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud: Officials 02-11-2013 08:35 AM

    Peshawar: US drone strike on Friday killed Hakimullah Mehsud, the leader of the Pakistani Taliban, in a major blow to the group that came after the government said it had started peace talks with the insurgents, according to intelligence officials and militant commanders. Mehsud, who was on US most-wanted terrorist...
  • Nawaz Sharif says all parties to be briefed on talks with Taliban 26-10-2013 06:43 PM

    Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif,on Saturday, directed Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan to brief all political parties about progress in the government's dialogue with the Taliban. Sharif has "directed that all political parties be taken into confidence with regard to the progress of dialogue with the Taliban", said a...
  • Don't sell Malala's book, warns Taliban 11-10-2013 02:17 PM

    Islamabad: The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan has warned that those found selling 'I am Malala' - the book authored by teenage rights activist Malala Yousufzai - will face serious action. The TTP, which has vowed to attack her again if it get a chance, claimed that she had not performed any act...
  • Pakistan govt serious about talks with Taliban, says Nawaz Sharif 10-10-2013 07:29 PM

    The Pakistan government is serious about holding talks with the Taliban in keeping with a mandate given by all political parties, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Thursday. The government wants to take forward the talks process with the Taliban to achieve peace in the region, Sharif told reporters during...
  • Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan vow to target Malala Yousafzai again 07-10-2013 10:16 PM

    Islamabad: The Pakistani Taliban on Monday said it would target 16-year-old rights activist Malala Yousafzai again, who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban in 2012 for appearing in anti-Taliban propaganda. She has since gained global fame and support for her cause, sparking protests against the Taliban worldwide. Malala is...
  • Taliban refuses to pay heed to Pak PM's appeal to lay down arms 28-09-2013 08:37 PM

    Islamabad: The outlawed Pakistani Taliban on Saturday refused to lay down their weapons and accept the Constitution as asked by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, a media report said. The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) said Sharif has no authority to hold talks and reiterated its demand for the army to pull out...
  • Pakistani Taliban split over Nawaz Sharif's peace offer 24-08-2013 11:37 PM

    Islamabad: Differences emerged on Saturday among Taliban factions over talks with the government after the main militant group expelled a top commander for welcoming Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's offer to end violence through dialogue. Punjabi Taliban chief Asmatullah Muawiya, who had on Thursday said Sharif had shown maturity by asking...
  • Ready for peace or war, says Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan 15-08-2013 06:20 PM

    The Pakistani Taliban are ready for dialogue with the new PML-N government but will launch a "full scale war" if an operation is started against them, a top commander has said. "If they (government) want dialogue we are ready to talk and if they want to go for war, they...
  • Pakistan condemns terrorist attack on foreign tourists 24-06-2013 03:11 AM

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Sunday condemned a brazen terrorist attack on a mountaineering camp in a remote northern region that left at least nine foreign tourists dead, saying the incident was aimed at disrupting relations with China and other friendly countries. "Those who have committed this heinous crime seem to be...
  • Shocked by Rehman's death; no talks, will retaliate: Taliban 31-05-2013 03:53 AM

    Islamabad: A "shocked" Pakistani Taliban on Thursday confirmed the death of its deputy chief Waliur Rehman in a US drone strike and announced it was withdrawing its offer of talks with the incoming PML-N government over the killing. "I confirm the martyrdom of Waliur Rehman in a drone strike on...
  • Pakistan Taliban issue fresh threat to kill Musharraf 27-05-2013 09:28 AM

    Islamabad: The outlawed Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan have issued a fresh threat to assassinate former President Pervez Musharraf, currently detained in his palatial farmhouse over a string of high-profile cases. In a video posted on the jihadi website Umar Media, Pakistani Taliban spokesman Ihsanullah Ihsan said, "Soon we will punish this Satan...
  • 'Security threat forces Bilawal Bhutto to leave Pakistan before polls' 04-05-2013 11:17 AM

    Islamabad: Pakistan People's Party (PPP) chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has left on a foreign trip and will not be present in the country when it goes to polls on May 11, according to a media report on Friday. Bilawal, 24, will not address any rallies or meetings ahead of the...
  • Pakistan clerics issue 'fatwa' to make voting compulsory 26-04-2013 04:06 AM

    Islamabad: Pakistani religious scholars on Thursday issued a 'fatwa' that declared voting in the country's upcoming general election was "compulsory under Islamic injunctions", a senior religious leader said. Over 300 clerics from different schools of Islamic thought issued the decree in Islamabad nearly two weeks ahead of the May 11...
  • Malala Yousufzai among Time magazine's 100 Most Influential 19-04-2013 08:46 AM

    New Delhi: Pakistani activist Malala Yousufzai has made it to the cover of 'Time' magazine. The 15-year-old has made it to the list of 100 Most Influential People list this year. She is among the seven people chosen to be on separate Time covers - one of whom is actor...
  • Pakistan: 9 killed in minibus blast in Peshawar 13-04-2013 06:28 PM

    Islamabad: Nine persons were killed and 15 others injured on Saturday when a powerful blast ripped through a minibus on the outskirts of Peshawar city of northwest Pakistan, police officials said. A bomb planted inside the minibus exploded as the vehicle was passing through a market in the suburb of...
  • Pakistan: 8 killed in minibus blast in Peshawar 13-04-2013 05:13 PM

    Islamabad: At least eight persons were killed and 10 others wounded on Saturday when a powerful blast ripped through a minibus on the outskirts of Peshawar city of northwest Pakistan, police and witnesses said. Police officials said a bomb planted inside the minibus exploded as the vehicle was passing through...
  • Pak: Gunmen attack polio vaccinators, 1 policeman dead 11-04-2013 11:50 AM

    Islamabad: A policeman was killed and another seriously injured when suspected terrorists attacked a team of polio vaccinators in northwest Pakistan on Wednesday, police officials said. Two policemen protecting the vaccinators were injured in the shooting in Mardan town of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province. One of the policemen died while being taken...