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Afghan Police Rescues Woman Sentenced to Death by Taliban

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The Afghan police reportedly rescued a woman from a remote village where she was sentenced to death by stoning for allegedly cheating on her husband. The sentence was given by Taliban militants who hold informal hearings and the police rescued her from a compound according to police spokesperson, Sayed Sarwar Hussaini. The police acted on […]

Sartaj Aziz says gov’t to pursue talks with Taliban for peace

Advisor on National Security and Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz Thursday defended the government’s policy to initiate dialogue with the Taliban for peace.   The comments came hours after a group of Taliban suicide bombers attacked a rival commander in a country’s tribal region for his quest for peace and killed 15 people.   The government of […]

Suicide attack on Pakistani militant leader’s center kills 15

A suicide attack at a center of a Pakistani militant commander killed at least 15 people in the country’s tribal region on Thursday, security sources said. Sources said that eight persons were also injured in the blast at in Orakzai tribal region. Locals said that heard heavy firing after the attack on the compound of […]

Nawaz Sharif says terrorism being promoted from abroad

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that terrorism is being promoted in Pakistan from abroad. He was talking to media on Monday during a stopover in London on his way back to home. About talks with Taliban‚ the Prime Minister said the government will evolve a strategy in this connection after his return to the […]

Nawaz Sharif asks Taliban to renounce violence

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says the Taliban will have to renounce terrorism if peace talks are to move forward. The Prime Minister said, “we evolved a consensus… on a joint strategy to put an end to terrorism in Pakistan [through peace talks].” The Prime Minister told the Wall Street Journal during his first visit to […]

Imran Khan wants Pakistani Taliban open office

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has proposed the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan should open their office for the peace talks with the government.   Talking to reporters at Lady Reading Hospital (LRH) after visiting injured if the Church suicide bombings on Wednesday also advised the government to open for talks with the Taliban.   He was […]

Afghan raids kill nearly 50 militants

Afghan officials claim nearly 50 militants have been killed in police operations in different Afghan provinces in the last 24 hours. “Afghan National Police (ANP) conducted several cleanup operations with the cooperation of army, intelligence agency and the NATO-led coalition forces, killing 49 armed Taliban, wounding eight and arresting 11 other armed militants,” the ministry […]

No hurdle in Taliban talks, says Information Minister

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Pervaiz Rashid has said there is no hurdle in the dialogue with Taliban.   Talking to media in Islamabad on Wednesday evening‚ he said those elements who want to sabotage peace in the country will not succeed in their mission.   He said that the government will continue its efforts […]

Security forces repulse militants’ attack in North Waziristan

At least two militants were killed as security forces repulsed an attack on a check post in Dattakhel Tehsil of North Waziistan tribal region on Wednesday, the military said. One soldier was also wounded in the attack, security sources said. An indefinite curfew was imposed on the Bannu-Miranshah Road following the incident. Officials said the […]

Gunmen in Balochistan torch 20 NATO oil tankers, trucks

Unidentified gunmen in Balochistan Sunday attacked tankers and trucks, carrying oil and other supplies for NATO forces in neighbourig Afghanistan, and burnt 20 tankers, officials said. No one was hurt in the attack in Hub town, police said. The vehicles were heading to Afghanistan from the port city of Karachi when came under attack, a […]

Pakistani soldier dies in North Waziristan bomb attack

A roadside bomb blast killed a Pakistani soldier in North Waziristan tribal region on Sunday, security officials said.   Two soldiers were also injured in the blast near Mir Ali, a main down in the region, they said.   The Improvised Explosive Device targeted a convoy of the security forces passing through the area. The blast […]

Nine NATO oil tankers destroyed in Balochistan attack

Unidentified attackers in Balochistan Friday fired rockets on tankers, carrying oil for NATO forces in neighbourig Afghanistan, and destroyed nine tankers, officials said. A driver was killed and two others were injured in the attack in Qalat district, they said. Oil tankers, parked outside a roadside hotel, were attacked with rockets by the unidentified men, […]


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