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Three Taliban terrorists arrested in Karachi

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KARACHI: Three suspected members of a banned outfit were arrested following an exchange of fire with law enforcement agencies at Karachi’s Saeedabad area. According to details, the alleged terrorists threw hand grenades at the cops as they tried to escape following a raid in the area. The saboteurs were arrested in wounded state after an exchange of fire between the ... Read More »

Imran Khan decides to skip ‘heated session’ of NA

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ISLAMABAD: In the wake of heated debate over judicial commission’s report, Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Imran Khan, has decided not to attend National Assembly session on monday, Samaa reported. this is first session of the house since the inquiry commission issued its report on Wednesday, clearing the government from allegations of rigging in 2013 general election levelled by Imran Khan. ... Read More »

Climate experts warn of threats to Mountain Communities, call for action on Adaptation

(L to R) Water expert Nisar A. Memon, ICIMOD Director Dr David Molden, IG Forest Mahmood Nasir, G-B Minister Haji Wakeel, AJK Minister Farzana Yaqoob, SDPI head Abid Qaiyum Suleri, Chairman PARC Ifthikhar Ahmad, at the Climate Change Conference in Islamabad.

By Sana Jamal ISLAMABAD – As floods are ravaging several parts of Pakistan, climate scientists issue a wake-up call to political leadership to take urgent action on threats from climate change. Experts also warned of more extreme events such as floods and droughts in Hindu Kush Himalyas particularly Indus Basin. “Time has never been more opportune for the governments of ... Read More »

Army chief celebrates Eid with troops in Waziristan

Rawalpindi , July 03 : Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif meeting with the soldiers busy in Shawal Operation during his visit to NWA on Friday. NNI Photo

RAWALPINDI: Army chief General Raheel Sharif offered Eid prayers on the frontlines with Pakistan Army soldiers in Waziristan on Saturday. The army chief offered Eid prayers in WANA, South Waziristan and met troops present, according to an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement. “With terrorism being defeated and visible signs of security improving, Pakistan is bound to rise,” the statement said, ... Read More »

Malala opens School for Syrian refugee girls on 18th Birthday

Malala Yousafzai celebrated her birthday and the opening of a new school with "brave and inspiring girls of Syria" in Lebanon on Sunday. Photo: WAEL HAMZEH/EPA /LANDOV

ebanon — Malala Yousafzai, the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, celebrated her 18th birthday in Lebanon on Sunday by opening a school for Syrian refugee girls and called on world leaders to invest in “books not bullets.” Malala became a symbol of defiance after she was shot on a school bus in Pakistan 2012 by the Taliban for ... Read More »

EU justifies its criticism to death penalties in Pakistan; offers counter-terrorism cooperation

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By Sana Jamal ISLAMABAD – Pakistan has sent at least 160 convicted criminals to the gallows since Pakistan lifted the moratorium on executions in the aftermath of cold-blooded murder of 140 school children in Peshawar on 16 Dec. 2014 by terrorists. This tragic event shocked the nation and sparked off a public demand to execute those responsible for terrorism and ... Read More »

Japan supports project for development of agricultural sector in FATA

Japanese Ambassador, Mr. Hiroshi Inomata, and FAO Representative, Mr. Patrick Evans, sign agreement for agricultural development in FATA.

ISLAMABAD – The Government of Japan has agreed to fund the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to implement a project worth about 5 million USD (approximately 507 million PKR) for the recovery and development of the agricultural sector in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan. The agreement was signed in Islamabad by H. E. ... Read More »

PAF Chief participates in Turkish Air Force’s multinational exercise Anatolian Eagle

PAF Chief Air Marshal Sohail Aman and Ambassador Sohail Mahmood with officers of Pakistan Air Force at Anatolian Eagle multinational exercise at Konya on 17 June 2015

ANKARA (Turkey) — Chief of the Air Staff of Pakistan Air Force (PAF), Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman participated in the Turkish Air Force’s multinational exercise Anatolian Eagle at Konya today. By flying an F-16 jet himself, he led the PAF contingent comprising of six jets of the 9th ‘Griffins’ squadron that are currently participating in the event. Ambassador of ... Read More »

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