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 during […]

Pakistan: Senior Taliban commander shot dead in North Waziristan

Bhittani had served as the acting TTP chief after Hakeemullah Mehsud's death and also headed the Taliban supreme shura (council).

Unknown gunmen on Monday shot dead senior Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan commander Asmatullah Shaheen Bhittani along with three others in the restive North Waziristan tribal area. According to security sources, unknown gunmen opened fire on their vehicle near Darga Mandi area of Ghulam Khan tehsil in the area. 13 killed in Taliban […]

Military air strikes kill 20 terrorists in northwest Pakistan

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 Sunday morning in which 20 terrorists are believed to have been […]

Pakistan: Al-Qaeda cell active in Karachi University

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Pakistani authorities have been directed by the federal Government to investigate the existence of an al-Qaeda affiliated organisation in the University of Karachi. The Interior Ministry has written letters to paramilitary rangers and police to investigate the existence of the organisation called ‘Ashab’ on the university campus, GEO news reported. […]

Pakistani Taliban demand Islamic system of governance: Reports

(Pakistan's Jamaat-e-Islami leader Ibrahim Khan, file photo)

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 ‘Shura’ or council, which has been meeting in the restive northwest […]

Pakistan: Polio vaccinator shot dead in restive Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa

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 Peshawar, the capital of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, and fired indiscriminately. Polio vaccinator Zahid Gul […]

Mullah Fazlullah named new head of Pakistani Taliban

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 outlawed Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan elected Fazlullah as its new chief, commander Asmatullah Shaheen was […]

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

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 Zafar Abbas and Corporal Technician Mirza Waseem Iqbal, the supplier assistant of the No. 3 […]

Afghanistan: Blast inside mosque kills Logar Governor

Afghanistan: Blast inside mosque kills Logar Governer

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 provincial capital of Puli Alam killed Governer Arsallah Jamal […]

Talks with Pakistan Government will fail, says top Taliban commander

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 commander of Mohmand Agency, one of seven lawless tribal districts in the […]

Quetta: Suicide attack on policeman’s funeral kills 38

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, including top police officers of Balochistan Province, were attending the […]

Pakistan summons US envoy over drone strike

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 comes two days after Sharif, who also holds foreign affairs portfolio, […]

Pakistan Taliban issues fresh threat to kill ‘Satan’ Musharraf

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 posted on the jihadi website Umar Media, Pakistani Taliban spokesman Ihsanullah Ihsan said, “Soon we will […]

Seven policemen killed in terrorist attack in northwest Pakistan

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 Mattani area late on Friday. Six policemen were killed instantly while one […]

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

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 as advisor on foreign and economic affairs, noted that Sharif had already said […]

Taliban offers ceasefire to Pakistan’s new Government

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 seriousness’ to their dialogue offer, the Express Tribune reported. Taliban’s statement comes […]

Pakistan poll show people’s commitment to democracy: EU

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 landmark event said on Monday. “Election day showed the commitment of the people of Pakistan to democratic governance by overcoming militant violence. […]