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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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Taliban, Pak in peace talks: Taliban commander 21-11-2011 01:20 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistan's Taliban movement, a major security threat to the country, is holding exploratory peace talks with the US-backed government, a senior Taliban commander and tribal mediators told Reuters on Monday. The talks are focused on the South Waziristan region and could be expanded to try to reach a comprehensive...
  • Let Saudis mediate talks: Taliban to Pak govt 11-10-2011 08:21 AM

    Islamabad: The dreaded terror group Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan has indicated that it is willing to talk to the government but will seek mediation by countries like Saudi Arabia if it receives formal offers to hold peace talks. "Our shura (council) will decide whether and when can we enter into talks with...
  • 8 killed in suicide attack in Karachi 19-09-2011 09:16 AM

    Karachi: A Taliban suicide bomber on Monday rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into the home of a senior police officer in the Pakistani port city of Karachi, killing at least eight persons and injuring several others. The bomber targeted the residence of Special Superintendent of Police Chaudhry Aslam of the Crime...
  • Militants hold 30 Pak children hostage in Afghan 02-09-2011 02:35 PM

    Islamabad: Thirty Pakistani children, who had gone for picnic to celebrate Eid and had mistakenly crossed into Afghanistan's eastern Kunar province, have been taken hostage by militants, officials said. The children were from Pakistan's Bajaur tribal region, TV channels quoted an official as saying. It was not clear which group...
  • Two killed in twin blasts in northwest Pakistan 22-06-2011 10:50 AM

    Islamabad: Two persons were killed and three others injured as two bombs went off in the Khyber tribal region of northwest Pakistan on Wednesday, police said. The first blast was caused by a roadside bomb in Jamrud area of Khyber Agency this morning, police officials and witnesses were quoted as...
  • Pak Taliban vows revenge attacks on US targets 07-06-2011 08:47 AM

    Peshawar: Pakistan's Taliban, a close ally of al Qaeda, plans to attack American targets abroad to avenge the death of Osama bin Laden, said one of it's senior leaders. The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), or Taliban Movement of Pakistan, has delivered on threats to avenge the killing of bin Laden by...