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  • Pakistan must get serious on terror, says Kirren Rijiju January 20, 2015

    New Delhi: In the wake of the US and the UK asking Pakistan to hand over terror mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi to India, the government on Tuesday said good sense must prevail on the neighbouring country and it must get serious on terrorism. "Pakistan must get serious on the issue...
  • Pakistan: Coffin business at peak after deadly terror attacks January 20, 2015

    Peshawar: Northwest Pakistan has been gripped by a raging Islamist insurgency for more than a decade, but a grim economic lifeline has emerged from the tragedy for some enterprising locals, a boom in coffin sales. Coffins are not part of traditional Islamic death rites in Pakistan, where corpses are normally bound...
  • Pakistan rubbishes reports of US warning against terror attacks, says India tends to exaggerate January 20, 2015

    Washington: Pakistan Ambassador to the United States Jalil Abbas Jilani on Tuesday rubbished reports of any warning issued to his country by US ahead of President Barack Obama's India visit. "The Indian media has a tendency to invent and exaggerate things," said the Ambassador when asked to comment on reports...
  • US, UK ask Pakistan to hand over 26/11 mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi to India January 19, 2015

    Islamabad: The US and the UK have asked Pakistan to hand over Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, the mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attack, to India to improve bilateral ties or to them for his "independent trial". During 54-year-old Lakhvi's bail case the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday, the prosecution informed that...
  • 26/11 mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi's custody in Pakistan jail extended by a month January 19, 2015

    Islamabad: Mumbai terror attacks accused Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi will have to spend more days in Jail as the Islamabad High Court on Monday extended his custody by a month. The division bench of the HC gave the order after hearing the petition moved by Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) pleading the...
  • LeT trying to infiltrate into India before Obama's visit, security hiked along the international border January 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Security has been hiked along the international border after specific inputs of an infiltration by Lashkar-e-Toiba trained terrorists into India ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit. According to sources, second line of security has been enforced with 10 additional companies of Border Security Force being deployed along the...
  • Pakistan: Around 5000 join rally against Charlie Hebdo for publishing Prophet Mohammed cartoon January 19, 2015

    Lahore: Around 5,000 people rallied against French magazine Charlie Hebdo in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore on Sunday, and the founder of a group banned for terror links urged protesters to boycott French products. Hafiz Saeed, who founded Lashkar-e-Taiba, an organisation banned for launching attacks in neighbouring India, told protesters: "We...
  • No terror attack during Obama's India trip: US warns Pakistan January 18, 2015

    Washington: Ahead of President Barack Obama's India visit, the US has asked Pakistan to ensure that there is no cross-border terror incident during the trip and subtly warned of "consequences" if any such attack is traced back to the country. Obama will travel to New Delhi later this week to attend...
  • 600 arrested in Pakistan as part of heightened security measures January 18, 2015

    Peshawar: Over 600 people, including 125 illegal Afghan immigrants, have been arrested and a large quantity of arms and ammunition was recovered during raids by police in Pakistan's restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province as part of measures to counter terrorism and improve security. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police conducted search and strike operation in...
  • Five people allegedly involved in Peshawar school attack arrested in Afghanistan January 17, 2015

    Kabul: Afghan security services have arrested five men in connection with the massacre at a Pakistan military school in December that killed 150 people, most of them children, officials said. The men, all foreigners, helped support the December 16 assault by the Taliban at the Army Public School and College in...
  • Pakistan not mending its ways, says Rajnath Singh January 17, 2015

    New Delhi: With Intelligence reports suggesting Pakistan-based terrorists planning strikes in India, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday attacked the neighbouring country for "not mending its ways" despite being given a befitting reply many times. "Pakistan is not mending its ways. Despite getting a befitting reply many times, it is...
  • Pakistan hits back at Taliban school attackers with emotional song January 16, 2015

    Islamabad: Pakistan's military has hit back at the Taliban militants, who massacred children at an army-run school at Peshawar, with a moving message from a child to extremists that they cannot frighten them. The song surfaced around the completion of nearly one month of Pakistan's worst terror attack that claimed 150...
  • Pakistan plans change in its terror policy, to ban 12 terror outfits including JuD, Haqqani network January 15, 2015

    Islamabad: Taking view of the security situation in the country after nearly 150 people were killed in the Peshawar school massacre, Pakistan is planning to ban 12 terror outfits. According to Pakistani media, Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) led by 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed and the dreaded Afghan-based Haqqani Network are among the...
  • Pakistan-trained terrorists may attack civilian targets during Barack Obama's India tour, says Army January 15, 2015

    Srinagar: Even as the security apparatus in Jammu and Kashmir is fully geared up to neutralise terror groups supported by Pakistan, a top Army commander warned that there are over 200 highly trained terrorists waiting at 36 launch pads in the Pir Panchal range across the border in Pakistan trying...
  • Seven persons buried alive in Pakistan January 14, 2015

    Lahore: At least seven persons, including a 20-year-old bride and three children, were buried alive when roof of a marriage hall caved-in in Pakistan. The marriage function at Faizan Marriage Hall was underway in densely populated area of Shahdbagh when the roof of the main hall collapsed. Bride Shumiala, groom...
  • Imran, Reham Khan face wrath of Peshawar terror-hit school parents January 14, 2015

    Peshawar: Imran Khan and his newly-wed wife were on Wednesday booed by grieving parents of the victims of the Peshawar school massacre, accusing him of politicising the tragedy and being busy with marriage preparations. The protest took place when the Pakistani cricketer- turned-politician along with his new wife Reham Khan arrived...
  • Pakistan court indicts Pervez Musharraf for Baloch leader Akbar Bugti's murder January 14, 2015

    Quetta: Former Pakistan dictator General (retired) Pervez Musharraf has been indicted by an anti-terrorism court for Baloch leader Nawab Akbar Bugti's murder. The court in Quetta also charged former interior minister Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao and former provincial interior minister Mir Shoaib Nosherwani in the case. According to Pakistani news website...
  • Pakistan: Islamabad HC to begin in-camera hearings of detention of 26/11 mastermind Lakhvi today January 14, 2015

    Islamabad: The Islamabad High Court will on Wednesday begin the in-camera hearings of the detention of 26/11 mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi. This effectively means that the court proceedings cannot be published or be open to the media. On Tuesday, the government had submitted classified documents to the High Court to...
  • India will give a befitting reply to end Pakistan proxy war, says Manohar Parrikar January 14, 2015

    Lucknow: Defence Minister Manohar Parikkar sent a tough message to Pakistan and said if Islamabad does not end its proxy war, then India will give a befitting reply and added that results of counter-operations will be visible in next six months. Parrikar said, "We want peace with Pakistan but they cannot...
  • Pakistan will not start talks with India without Kashmir: Sartaj Aziz January 13, 2015

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Tuesday said that it will not start any dialogue with India if Kashmir issue was not part of the agenda, even as US Secretary of State John Kerry advised the two neighbours to resume peace talks. National Security Advisor Sartaj Aziz and Kerry addressed a joint press conference...
  • India, Pakistan must move on from historical events, resolve their issues peacefully: US January 13, 2015

    Islamabad: At a time when the diplomatic tensions between Pakistan and India are on the rise, the United States of America on Tuesday advised both the countries to leave the past behind and move ahead in resolving their issues amicably. Just after meeting Adviser to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif,...
  • J&K: Pakistan continues ceasefire violation, fires at BSF posts in Sambha January 13, 2015

    Jammu: Pakistan Rangers overnight resorted to unprovoked targeting of the Border Security Force (BSF) posts on the international border in Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Tuesday. "Pakistan Rangers used mortars and automatic weapons to target three border outposts of the BSF in Samba district (of the Jammu region) on Monday,"...
  • Diplomatic stand-off deepens, India rubbishes Pakistan's claims of aiding terror groups January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: The diplomatic stand-off between India and Pakistan is escalating with Pakistan Defence Minister Khwaja Asif on Monday accusing India of helping terror groups in Pakistan carry out "heinous acts". Asif further alleged that India has 'designs on Pakistan' and claimed that the Taliban has links with India. "The...
  • Children return to Taliban massacre school in Pakistan January 12, 2015

    Peshawar: Traumatised students who survived Pakistan's worst terror attack that claimed 150 lives returned to their army-run school on Monday, clinging on to anxious parents with horrors of the deadly carnage still fresh in their minds. Army Public School (APS) reopened along with thousands of educational institutions across the country after...
  • Dilip Kumar's ancestral home in Pakistan to be turned into a museum January 12, 2015

    Peshawar: The ancestral home of Bollywood's thespian actor Dilip Kumar will be repaired and converted into a museum and a national heritage site, Pakistan's provincial government in Khyber Pakthunkhwa said on Monday. In the first phase, the damaged portion of Dilip's house in Mohallah Khuddadad at the back of historic Qissar...
  • Pakistan: Children anxiously return to school a month after massacre January 12, 2015

    Peshawar: Children streamed back to school across Pakistan on Monday in an anxious start to a new term following last month's massacre of 134 students at an army-run school in the volatile northwestern city of Peshawar. Most schools across the country of 180 million had been shut until Monday for an...
  • Thousands of children vaccinated with polio drops in Pakistan January 12, 2015

    Peshawar: Thousands of children between the age group of four to 24 months were on Monday administered polio drops in tribal northwest Pakistan after this year's first anti-polio campaign was cancelled last week following an attack on a health worker. As many as 17,034 children have been vaccinated with Inactivated...
  • Pakistan making efforts to obscure challenge posed by safe havens: India January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Reacting sharply to Pakistan's allegation that it was carrying out attacks from Afghanistan soil, India on Monday said it was well known who was "upstreaming terrorism" and Islamabad was making an effort to obscure the challenge the safe havens pose to the region. "We all know, who is...
  • Islamabad HC accepts government request for in-camera hearing of LeT operative Lakhvi's detention January 12, 2015

    Islamabad: The Islamabad High Court on Monday accepted the Pakistan government's application for an in-camera hearing of the detention of 26/11 mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi. This effectively means that the court proceedings cannot be published or be open to the media. In December 2014, an anti-terrorism court granted bail to...
  • Attacks from Afghan soil have Indian involvement: Sartaj Aziz January 12, 2015

    Islamabad: Advisor to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz yet again blamed India for using Afghan soil to carry out attacks on Pakistan. He, however, also added that India's involvement in terror activities had decreased after the adoption of a joint Pak-Afghan policy to...