TEHRIK E TALIBAN

  • A look at the history of terrorism in Pakistan June 11, 2014

    Islamabad: The attack on Karachi's airport Pakistan's busiest killed 19 security personnel and civilians, along with the 10 assailants. The group that claimed responsibility on Monday vowed even more violence. Here are the issues related to the history of terrorism in Pakistan: Who are the Pakistani Taliban and what...
  • Karachi airport reopens to passengers after terrorist attack June 10, 2014

    Islamabad: The Jinnah International Airport in Pakistan's Karachi reopened to passengers on Monday afternoon following Sunday night's terrorist attack in which 19 people were killed and 25 others injured, local officials said. Pakistan's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), in its statement, said the airport was reopened to passengers after the security forces...
  • US condemns terror attack on Karachi airport June 10, 2014

    Washington: The US on Monday condemned the terror attack on Pakistan's busy Karachi airport in which at least 30 people were killed and offered its assistance in probing the incident. "The United States condemns the attack on the Karachi airport. Our hearts go out to the families of the victims...
  • Pakistan government negotiators meet Taliban; ceasefire to continue March 26, 2014

    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 Pakistan...
  • Taliban not serious about talks: Sartaj Aziz February 27, 2014

    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 verge...
  • Taliban fighter arrested near PM Sharif's home in Lahore February 20, 2014

    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 tipoff, police yesterday raided a house at Raiwind, where Sharif's sprawling residence is located, and arrested the terror suspect. He...
  • Attacks would make peace talks with Taliban difficult: Pak Minister February 14, 2014

    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 December 27, 2013

    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. "Since the...
  • Bilawal says no talks with militants till they disarm December 27, 2013

    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 hardhitting speech at an event held at Garhi Khuda Baksh in Sindh province to mark the...
  • Pak military seeks apology over Jamaat chief's remarks November 11, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistan military on Sunday strongly condemned as "irresponsible and misleading" the remarks by JamaateIslami chief Munawar Hassan for declaring the slain TehrikeTaliban 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's...
  • Pakistan: Imran threatens NATO blockade in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province November 5, 2013

    Cricketerturnedpolitician 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 TehrikeTaliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud in a US drone strike before peace talks could begin was proof that...
  • US drone kills Pakitani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud: Officials November 2, 2013

    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 mostwanted terrorist lists...
  • Nawaz Sharif says all parties to be briefed on talks with Taliban October 26, 2013

    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 statement...
  • Don't sell Malala's book, warns Taliban October 11, 2013

    Islamabad: The TehreekeTaliban 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 of...
  • Pakistan govt serious about talks with Taliban, says Nawaz Sharif October 10, 2013

    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 a...
  • TehrikeTaliban Pakistan vow to target Malala Yousafzai again October 7, 2013

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

    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 TehrikeTaliban Pakistan (TTP) said Sharif has no authority to hold talks and reiterated its demand for the army to pull out from...
  • Pakistani Taliban split over Nawaz Sharif's peace offer August 24, 2013

    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 rebels...
  • Ready for peace or war, says TehrikeTaliban Pakistan August 15, 2013

    The Pakistani Taliban are ready for dialogue with the new PMLN 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 will...
  • Pakistan condemns terrorist attack on foreign tourists June 24, 2013

    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 May 31, 2013

    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 PMLN government over the killing. "I confirm the martyrdom of Waliur Rehman in a drone strike on Wednesday....
  • Pakistan Taliban issue fresh threat to kill Musharraf May 27, 2013

    Islamabad: The outlawed TehrikeTaliban Pakistan have issued a fresh threat to assassinate former President Pervez Musharraf, currently detained in his palatial farmhouse over a string of highprofile 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' May 4, 2013

    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 April 26, 2013

    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 general...
  • Malala Yousufzai among Time magazine's 100 Most Influential April 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Pakistani activist Malala Yousufzai has made it to the cover of 'Time' magazine. The 15yearold 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 April 13, 2013

    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 April 13, 2013

    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 April 11, 2013

    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 KhyberPakhtunkhwa province. One of the policemen died while being taken to...
  • 2 killed, 6 injured in a blast in northwest Pakistan March 31, 2013

    Islamabad: Two persons were killed and six others, including a former provincial legislator, injured in a bomb blast in Pakistan's restive northwest on Sunday, police said. The blast targeted the motorcade of Awami National Party leader Adnan Wazir, a former member of the KhyberPakhtunkhwa Assembly, in Wali Noor area of...
  • Pakistan Taliban warns govt; rejects ceasefire demand March 11, 2013

    Islamabad: The Pakistani Taliban have warned the government of a severe backlash if it continues making claims of having broken the back of the militants in operations in different parts of the country's northwest. A statement issued by the banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan made a veiled reference to Interior Minister Rehman Malik's...