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Pakistani Taliban announces ceasefire, Government welcomes move

Pakistani Taliban announces ceasefire, Government welcomes move

The Pakistani Taliban on Saturday announced a month-long ceasefire to facilitate the resumption of peace talks suspended by the Government over the recent execution of 23 troops. “We announce a month-long ceasefire from today and appeal to all our comrades to respect the decision and refrain from any activity…


Pakistan: Senior Taliban commander shot dead in North Waziristan

Unknown gunmen on Monday shot dead senior Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan commander Asmatullah…


Pakistan: Al-Qaeda cell active in Karachi University

Pakistani authorities have been directed by the federal Government to investigate the…


Military air strikes kill 20 terrorists in northwest Pakistan

Pakistani military on Sunday carried out fresh air strikes in Tirah Valley in Khyber Agency in the country’s northwest, killing at least 20 terrorists, as peace talks with the Taliban remained suspended. The strikes were carried out early on…





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Pakistani Taliban demand Islamic system of governance: Reports

An Islamic system of governance, introduction of Shariah law and release of jailed terrorists are part of a 15-point agenda finalised by the Taliban for peace talks with the Pakistan Government, according to media reports on Sunday. The Taliban …

Pakistan: Polio vaccinator shot dead in restive Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa

Terrorists on Saturday attacked a hospital and gunned down a polio vaccinator in northwest Pakistan. The incident comes just ahead of a 90-day campaign against the crippling disease in the restive region. Terrorists entered Matni Hospital in …

Mullah Fazlullah named new head of Pakistani Taliban

Days after its commander Hakimullah Mehsud was killed in a US drone strike, Pakistani Taliban on Thursday named Mullah Fazlullah, the terrorist commander who ordered the assassination of teenage activist Malala Yusufzai, as its new chief. The …

Pakistan: 3 Air Force personnel charged over terror attack on Minhas airbase

Three Pakistan Air Force (PAF) personnel have been chargesheeted for negligence of duty during a terror attack on a key airbase that destroyed a surveillance aircraft. The three personnel – senior aircraftman Shawaiz Khan, senior technician …

Afghanistan: Blast inside mosque kills Logar Governor

A bomb planted inside a mosque killed the Governor of Afghanistan’s eastern Logar Province as he was delivering a speech on Tuesday morning to mark the Muslim holiday of Eid ul-Azha, officials said. The explosion at the main mosque in the …

Talks with Pakistan Government will fail, says top Taliban commander

As Pakistani officials and politicians mull negotiations with the Taliban to end years of insurgency, a senior rebel commander on Friday said the talks will fail as both sides are pursuing opposing objectives. Omer Khalid Khorasani, the Islamist …

Quetta: Suicide attack on policeman’s funeral kills 38

Thirty-eight people, including three top police officers, were killed and over 50 injured when a Taliban suicide bomber targeted the funeral of a slain policeman in Quetta city of southwest Pakistan on Thursday. The bomber struck as some 300 people, …

Pakistan summons US envoy over drone strike

On the instructions of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, US Charge d’ Affaires was summoned on Saturday by Pakistan’s Foreign Office to lodge protest against a drone strike carried out in the restive tribal belt killing nine people. The move …

Pakistan Taliban issues fresh threat to kill ‘Satan’ Musharraf

Banned terrorist outfit Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan has issued a fresh threat to assassinate former Pakistani dictator Pervez Musharraf, currently detained in his palatial farmhouse outside Islamabad, over a string of high-profile cases. In a video …

Seven policemen killed in terrorist attack in northwest Pakistan

Seven policemen were killed and four others, including a senior officer, injured when dozens of terrorists ambushed their vehicles on the outskirts of Peshawar city of northwest Pakistan, officials said on Saturday. The police convoy was attacked at …

Pakistan’s new Government will normalise ties with India: Sharif’s aide

Pakistan’s incoming PML-N Government will play its part to lower tensions with India and to normalise relations between the two countries, says a top aide of Prime Minister-designate Nawaz Sharif. Sartaj Aziz, widely expected to be appointed …

Taliban offers ceasefire to Pakistan’s new Government

The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), the banned terrorist group that has carried out a programme of terror during the election season that killed hundreds, has said that it does not rule out a ‘ceasefire’, if the new Government ‘shows …

Pakistan poll show people’s commitment to democracy: EU

The unprecedented turnout in Pakistan’s general election reflected the people’s commitment to democratic rule, despite an “unbalanced” playing field and “distorted” election process, an EU mission observing the …

Pakistan general election: What the numbers say

As Pakistan begins its next dance with democracy, a look at the numbers involved. How many people are voting where and at what times. …

Pakistan votes Saturday amid Taliban terror threat, coalition Government likely

Millions of Pakistanis will go to the polls on Saturday to vote for a landmark democratic transition of power after a bloody campaign, marred by Taliban violence that killed over 100 people, forced key parties to abandon rallies and large …

Pakistan’s troubled relationship with democracy: A chronology of events

For just over half of its 65 years of independence, Pakistan has been ruled by its powerful military. Democratically elected Governments have struggled to complete their terms, being alternately dismissed by Presidents or removed from power by Army …

In pictures: Pakistan dances with democracy again

Supporters of Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, listen to him during an election campaign rally, in Lahore, Pakistan on May 9, …

Pakistani Taliban threatens widespread attacks on election day

The Pakistani Taliban has threatened widespread attacks, including suicide bombings, during the landmark General Election on Saturday, saying it is opposed to the “infidel system” of democracy. In a letter addressed to militant …







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