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  • TISLAMABAD - At least three suspected militants were killed and two more injured when a US drone hit a compound in Kurram Agency along the Pak-Afghan border on Friday. Confirming the incident, officials in the agency said that strike took place in remote Ghuz Ghari village situated close to the ...

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  • TPESHAWAR/Mohmand Agency - Only a couple of days after deadly Lahore suicide attack, three Taliban bombers struck at two places in north-west of the country yesterday, killing seven people and wounding at least a dozen others. One bomber targeted civil judges in Peshawar, while two others attacked a ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistan released 220 Indian fishermen on Sunday as a goodwill gesture aimed at easing tensions with its neighbour, officials said. The men were arrested more than a year ago, accused of entering Pakistani waters in an area of the Arabian Sea where the border is unclear. The released ...

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  • TKARACHI - Rangers swung into action and started picking up MQM leaders and key activists Monday night in a massive operation launched after the party workers resorted to mob violence earlier in the day. At least one man died and seven others injured as Muttahida Qaumi Movement activists clashed ...

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  • TKABUL: Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and the United States sat down to talks on Monday aimed at laying the ground for a negotiated end to almost 15 years of war between US-supported government forces and Taliban insurgents now firmly on the offensive.Taliban forces have stepped up their ...

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  • TKARACHI: Masked gunmen riding a motorcycle gunned down two military policemen near Gull Plaza at MA Jinnah Road here yesterday, a rare attack on the army that could indicate the beginning of a push-back against a tightening crackdown on violence. The soldiers were sitting on a military jeep ...

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  • TIslamabad/Kabul - Pakistan yesterday demanded Afghanistan halt propaganda campaign against it and advised the neighbouring country against trying to find peace through mere use of force against the Taliban.Pakistan’s national security adviser Sartaj Aziz called on Afghan Foreign Minister ...

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  • TCHITRAL/MUZAFFARGARH/KARACHI - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif visited flood-hit Chitral on Wednesday as the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government declared the valley calamity-hit area and Pakistan Army continued its relief and rescue operation.Meanwhile, in Punjab, at least 170 more villages of Kot Adu, Ali ...

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  • TPEshawar/Layyah - Flash floods triggered by cloudburst have inundated several areas across the country, from the Chitral Valley in the north to parts of southern Punjab and the mountainous areas of Balochistan in the south.Chitral was worst affected where Glacial lake outburst, heavy rains and ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  - Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) DG Major-General Asim Bajwa on Friday condemned the statements made by Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain regarding the Pakistan Army and said the matter would be legally pursued. In a series of tweets, the DG termed the MQM ...

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  • TKARACHI - A day after the press conference by Malir SSP Rao Anwar, DSP Fateh Muhammad Sangi was killed in Karachi’s Gulshan-e-Hadeed area along with two other cops during a target killing incident on Friday. Fateh was reportedly present at the press conference addressed by SSP Rao Anwar ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The Judicial Commission (JC) constituted to investigate alleged rigging in the 2013 general elections handed a questionnaire to the political parties on Monday, asking them to submit responses and provide evidence supporting their claims. Chairing the meeting of the commission Monday, ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - As many as four aircraft with relief supplies for quake-affected Nepal have been readied at the Islamabad airport on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s orders and will take off as soon as clearance is received from the Kathmandu airport.This was revealed by Prime Minister’s House ...

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  • TISLAMABAD/Karachi/NEW DELHI - India on Tuesday night accepted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s offer to fly home by a special plane 11 Indians who were evacuated by a Pakistani Navy ship from strife-torn Yemen to Karachi.The Indians, who were taken out of Al-Mukallah on Saturday by Pakistan ...

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  • TLAHORE/JHANG/RAWALPINDI - Eleven more death-row prisoners were executed in various jails across the Punjab in the wee hours of Wednesday.With the latest executions, the number of hanged convicts across the country rose to 45 since Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif lifted moratorium on capital punishment ...

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  • TISLAMABAD/LAHORE/PESHAWAR - Heavy rains lashed various parts of the country playing havoc and claiming lives of at least 25 people including children and women in separate incidents of roof collapses, land sliding and road accidents. Dozens of people were left injured. The rains and snow in ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Faced with public anger over severe petrol shortages, the government expressed its shame and promised on Monday the crisis, which has led to long queues outside petrol stations, will be solved within a week.The anger over the government’s handling of the crisis has added to the ...

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  • TIslamabad - Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif has told the United States to destroy hideouts of militants in Afghanistan to stop terrorist attacks from that country to Pakistan. This was stated by the army chief during a meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry who visited General ...

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  • TLAHORE/islamabad - The Supreme Court (SC) and Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday acquitted five death row prisoners on Monday, the day the National Assembly debated setting up of military courts to try hardened terrorists.The death warrant of another convict was also suspended.The Rawalpindi bench ...

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  • TSIALKOT/islamabad/NEW DELHI - Indian Border Security Force (BSF) on Wednesday killed two senior officials of the Chenab Rangers after inviting them to a flag meeting in Shakargarh Sector of Sialkot Working Boundary. Chenab Rangers’ senior officials told The Nation that the commander concerned ...

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  • TPESHAWAR/ISLAMABAD  - Militants have shot dead three policemen and injured a station house officer who went missing during an overnight search in northwest Pakistan, police said on Wednesday.The incident took place in the mountainous town of Ailam in the district of Malakand where Taliban ...

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  • TPESHAWAR/KARACHI/GUJRAT - The security forces, stepping up their campaign after the mass murder in an army-run school in Peshawar, killed scores of militants on Friday in different operations across the country.An ambush by the security forces in the northwest left at least 32 militants dead. In a ...

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  • TFAISALABAD/ISLAMABAD/LAHORE  - A PTI activist was shot dead on Monday as hundreds of anti-government protesters clashed with riot police armed with water cannons and batons in the central city of Faisalabad.The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf led by Imran Khan had vowed to paralyse the city as part ...

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  • TPESHAWAR - The Pakistan Army said on Friday it had killed 22 militants in air strikes in Khyber tribal district. "22 terrorists were killed today in Khyber agency (a tribal district) in precise aerial strikes," it said in a statement.Besides, security sources said that as many as six hideouts of ...

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  • TLAHORE - Defying the threat of terrorism only a day after a suicide bomber killed at least 60 people, a bigger crowed emerged Monday at the Wagah border on the Pakistani side to witness the flag ceremony. The attack rattled people’s nerves in a region already beset by violence and ...

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  • TMULTAN/BAHAWALPUR/SUKKUROver 85 villages were inundated after breaches in Bait Gopang and Sarwarabad Zamindara strategic dykes of Head Panjnad on Monday.The floodwater also entered Saitpur after a breach in Super dyke in Muzaffargarh district, suspending road link with Alipur city. The floodwater ...

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  • TLAHORE/ISLAMABAD - Imran Khan has clearly dashed government hopes of luring his party to talks to avert looming PTI Azadi march, as he asked his party workers to finalise their arrangements for the August 14 ‘tsunami’. Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Friday called upon his ...

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  • TPESHAWAR/BANNU - Helicopter gunships and jets pounded militant targets in the northwest tribal belt Saturday, killing up to 30 terrorists, as the number of civilians fleeing a long-awaited offensive in North Waziristan surpassed 300,000.ISPR in a statement on Saturday said militant hideouts were ...

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  • TKARACHI/ISLAMABAD/PESHAWAR - Karachi airport Monday reopened for flights, several hours after a blatant attack in which around 20 people were martyred and 10 terrorists killed.Officials said that Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport is now open for passengers and flights, and airport ...

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  • TPeshawar/QUETTA - A suspected Taliban suicide bomber rammed a truck into a Pakistan military checkpoint in North Waziristan Agency bordering Afghanistan on Monday, killing three soldiers and wounding 12 others including two women, military officials said.One military source said seven soldiers were ...

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