Alleged Mumbai attack mastermind detained

Islamabad- Prosecutors are to appeal against a court decision to grant bail to a man accused of plotting a 2008 militant assault in India's financial capital that killed 166 people and seriously strained ties between the nuclear-armed neighbours. The decision on Thursday to grant bail to ...

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  • Aqeel, Arshad Mehmood executed in Faisalabad

    , By Web Desk

    FAISALABAD- Aqeel and Arshad Mehmood have been executed in Faisalabad today, in the first capital punishment carried out in the country since Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif lifted the moratorium on the death penalty. Aqeel, a former soldier of the army’s medical corps, was executed in relation ...

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  • Top universities asked to take precautions

    , By INP

    ISLAMABAD- Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) is believed to have made fake identification cards of different educational institutions. According to reports, they are planning to kidnap students from top universities of the country, located in Rawalpindi, Islamabad and Lahore. They are planning ...

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  • India opposes Lakhvi’s bail

    , By Online

    New Delhi- India has "strongly conveyed" Pakistan its opposition regarding the grant of bail to Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, the Lashkar-e-Taiba commander, who plotted the 26/11 terror attack in Mumbai. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India had felt pain over the ghastly terror attack on a school ...

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  • Bilawal speechless after Peshawar attack

    , By INP

    LONDON- Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman, Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari today said that he had been in shock since Tuesday’s terrorist attack at the Peshawar Army Public School, which left 141 people dead. “The horrific attack by the Taliban on our children in Peshawar has left me speechless. I ...

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  • Army deployed at sensitive jails

    , By Online

    Faisalabad- Pakistan Army takes charge of the Central Jail today, where the militants would be given capital punishment. Army and paramilitary forces have also been deployed at Rawalpindi Adyala jail, Lahore Kot Lakhpat jail and Multan central jail. Mobile jammers were installed around these ...

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  • Pakistan's volleyball player behind Peshawar attack

    , By Reuters

    DERA ISMAIL KHAN- 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 ...

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  • Internal security discussed at GHQ

    , By Agencies

    ISLAMABAD- Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today chaired a meeting on the country’s internal security at General Headquarters. According to details, Fazlullah was reportedly in contact with the Peshawar school attackers from Afghanistan during the attack which left 141 people dead on December ...

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  • Nepra approves Rs2.97 cut in power tariff

    , By Online

    ISLAMABAD- The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) today approved a Rs2.97 per unit, cut in power tariff under the head monthly fuel price adjustment, for the month of November. The regulatory authority made this decision during a public hearing which was chaired by Tariq Sadozai, ...

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  • Rangers kill TTP commander in Karachi

    , By Online

    KARACHI-  A key commander of the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) was killed in a Rangers operation, here on Friday. According to the Rangers’ spokesman, the TTP commander, Abid Muchhar, along with his three accomplices, was killed in the operation conducted in Musharraf Colony ...

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  • PM gets security briefing at GHQ

    , By Online

    RAWALPINDI- Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his key cabinet members were briefed over national security matters, at Pakistan Army’s General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi. According to media reports, Chief of Army Staff, General Raheel Sharif and other military officers briefed the PM over ...

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  • Snipers to be deployed at vital Lahore institutes

    , By Online

    LAHORE- Snipers will be deployed at sensitive educational institutions around the metropolis, according to a decision made by police high-ups. According to CCPO Captain (retd) Muhammad Amin Wains, security advisory has been issued to the administration of all educational institutions of the ...

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  • Pakistan Army kills 32 militants in Tirah Valley

    , By Reuters

    PESHAWAR - The Pakistani army killed 32 militants in an ambush in a remote valley near the Afghan border, the military said on Friday, and 27 in other clashes, four days after a Taliban massacre of children at a school. The ambush took place overnight in the northwestern Tirah valley in the Khyber ...

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  • Pakistan to appeal against the court's decision on bail of Lakhvi

    , By Reuters

    ISLAMABAD - Pakistan plans to appeal against a court decision to grant bail to a man accused of masterminding 2008 attacks in India's financial capital that killed 166 people, prosecutors said on Friday. The decision to grant bail to Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi appeared to blindside the Pakistani ...

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  • COAS signs death warrants for six terror convicts

    ASIF BASHIR CHAUDHRY & IMRAN MUKHTARISLAMABAD - After the federal government lifted moratorium on executions in terrorism-related cases, the Ministry of Interior started working swiftly on the disposal of mercy petitions of condemned prisoners while Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel ...

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  • 3 soldiers killed in Bajaur blast

    , By Our Staff Reporter

    BAJAUR AGENCY - At least three soldiers of Frontier Corps were killed when an improvised explosive device exploded in Bajaur Agency on Thursday.Three paramilitary soldiers were killed when they stepped on an IED planted on a road side in Damadola area of Bajaur Agency.Abdul Haseeb Khan, senior ...

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  • ATC bails main Mumbai attacks accused

    , By Shahid Rao

    ISLAMABAD - Special Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) Islamabad Thursday granted bail to Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, the main accused of 2008 Mumbai attacks.ATC judge Syed Kausar Abbas Zaidi heard the bail application of Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi and granted him bail, directing him ...

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  • Massacre survivors vow to defy Taliban

    , By AFP

    PESHAWAR - Students grieving for their classmates massacred by the Pakistani Taliban Thursday vowed to defy the militants and return to school as soon as possible.A team of gunmen stormed the Army Public School in Peshawar on Tuesday, slaughtering 148 people including 132 children in the ...

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  • Govt gears up efforts to set up judicial commission

    , By Abrar Saeed

    ISLAMABAD - Ruling PML-N has geared up efforts for early constitution of the judicial commission for which Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday held series of meetings with both political and legal minds of the party to have their input.Sources aware of the developments on this front informed ...

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  • Nation again rises above all divides: Rashid

    , By Our Staff Reporter

    Islamabad - Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Pervaiz Rashid said on Thursday the tragic incident of Peshawar showed that in times of adversity the nation had once again risen above all divides and stood united.Addressing police officers and participants of a training course ...

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  • Four more polio cases reported

    , By Online

    QUETTA - Four more polio cases have surfaced in the country taking the total number of reported cases to 287 this year. The new cases were reported in Naseerabad, Qilla Abdullah, Bannu and Sanghar. This year 173 polio cases were reported in Fata, 64 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 28 in Sindh, 19 in ...

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  • Hangings not to affect GSP Plus: Minister

    , By Imran Ali Kundi

    ISLAMABAD - The government’s decision of ending ban on execution of death penalty in the terrorism-related cases will have no impact on the GSP Plus status granted by the European Union to Pakistan, said Commerce Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan addressing a press conference here on ...

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  • Govt-PTI truce depends on commission

    , By Sajid Zia

    LAHORE - Continuation of cordial relations between the government and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) mainly depends on the constitution of a judicial commission after both the sides have reached a truce in the political battle in the background of a soul-shivering terror incident in Peshawar the ...

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  • Three bodies recovered from Killa Saifullah

    , By INP

    QUETTA - Levies personnel on Thursday recovered bodies of three mutilated victims from Killa Saifullah district of Balochistan. Levies sources said that the bodies were found in the Kan Mehtarzai area of Killa Saifullah district, which were later brought to Quetta for a postmortem investigation. ...

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