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Pakistan rejects Afghan army chief remarks over Taliban support

  Pakistan on Wednesday rejected remarks by Afghan army chief that Pakistan controlled and gave shelter to Afghan Taliban leaders, deliberately unleashing fighters on Afghanistan.   General Sher Mohammad Karimi told the BBC that fighting in Afghanistan could be stopped “in weeks” if Pakistan told the Taliban to end the insurgency.   Pakistan dismissed General […]

Nawaz Sharif says he will take Taliban’s dialogue offer seriously

The would-be Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif has said that his government will focus on revival of the national economy.   Talking to the BBC he said revival of economy would help resolve extremism‚ terrorism‚ corruption‚ unemployment‚ poverty and remove the sense of deprivation.   Taliban offered dialogue to the government in February but later withdrew […]

Swat Kainat says attack has restricted her movement

Kainat Riaz, who was injured in the Taliban attack on Malala Yousafzai in Swat, says that she now leads a restricted life as she cannot go to school and visit close relatives without police guards.   “I used to go freely to meet my grandmother and to learn Quran in madrassa after school time but […]

France honors Women’s Freedom award to Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai, the girl shot by the Taliban for advocating right of education of women, was awarded Simone de Beauvoir Prize for Women’s Freedom 2013.   The prize was presented to Ziauddin Yousafzai at the official ceremony at the Maison de l’Amerique latine.   The Simone de Beauvoir Prize for Women’s Freedom – created on […]

Malala Yousafzai discharges from Birmingham Hospital

Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban, has been discharged from a Birmingham hospital as an inpatient.   The 15-year-old education campaigner was being treated at Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEHB) after being transferred following the attack in October 2011.   She will continue her rehabilitation at her family’s temporary home in […]

Malala Yousafzai stands 6th on Foreign Policy’s 100 Global Thinker List

Foreign Policy, an American magazine has placed 15-year-old Pakistani child rights activist Malala Yousafzai at the sixth spot in its top 100 Global Thinkers list.   Malala, who was shot in the head by Taliban, has been honored by the FP due to her untiring efforts for standing up to the Taliban and everything they […]

Israel continually attacking Gaza despite reports of ceasefire

Despite reports of truce between Hamas and Israel, Gaza has come under renewed attacks from Israel, as agreement on a ceasefire to end a week of violence remains intangible. A number of explosions overnight left parts of the territory without power, says media reports.   Earlier, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in Israel […]

Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf sees conspiracy against army

Former President military chief General (Retd) Pervez Musharraf has said that a conspiracy has been hatched against the army based on the fact, adding that if you want to weaken Pakistan then weaken the army and this is what happening now.   In an interview to BBC, the former military ruler said that he had […]

Sister of alleged attacker apologizes to Malala Yousafzai for attack on her

In what appeared to be another twist in the already confused saga, the sister of alleged assailant has apologized to Malala Yousafzai for attack on her by her brother, Atta Ullah Khan. Rehana Haleem while speaking to CNN said, “Please convey a message to Malala that I apologize for what my brother did to her. […]

Taliban shooting of Pakistani Activist

Some Questions from BBC By Zafar Iqbal: The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is at the centre of controversy over the attack on 14- year old Pakistani girl, Malala Yusufzai, who was shot by Taliban militants for advocating girl’s education.   She is recovering in Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital under tight security as the Taliban has […]

Similar mindset claimed live of Benazir Bhutto: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari

Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Thursday said that the mindset responsible for the attack on Malala Yousafzai was the same one which took his mother’s life. He said this while speaking on the fifth anniversary of the Karsaz incident, assassination attempt on Benazir Bhutto which she narrowly escaped. The chairman of […]

Hollywood’s heavyweight Angelina Jolie pays tribute to Malala Yousafzai

Angelina Jolie is no stranger to fighting the good fight and now, the United Nations Goodwill Ambassador has turned her attention to Malala Yousafzai, writing an opinion piece in defense of the 14-year-old Pakistani girl’s struggle for educational equality. Her write up appeared at Daily Beast, underscoring the plight young Pakistani peace activist, framed by […]


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