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Pakistani Army Vows to Take down All Militants in Tribal Area

pakistan army operation in north waziristan

Pakistan is currently in a state of war. After numerous suicide and terrorist attacks on different areas of the country, the Pakistani army decided to take the war to the militants themselves. This is why the army is now camped outside Waziristan and taking down each and every single militant who resides there. Recently the […]

Survey says majority oppose Obama’s drone campaign

A fresh survey in the United States reveals the Obama administration’s use of drone strikes faces broad opposition around the world. The survey conducted by the Pew Research Centre‚ Washington in thirty nine countries‚ says that half or more people in thirty one countries have disapproved the US drone attacks against extremist groups. The survey […]

America not supporting Tahirul Qadri: Richard Hoagland

The Deputy Chief of U.S. Mission, Richard Hoagland has dispelled the impression that Washington was backing Minhaj-ul-Quran chief Dr Tahirul Qadri.   Tahirul Qadri, who returned to Pakistan after a five-year-stay in Britain, has announced a million-man march on Islamabad on January 14 to bring electoral reforms in the country.   Talking to media in […]

Leon Panetta says America committed to pursue cooperation with Pakistan

US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has said the United States and Pakistan share an interest in defeating terrorists and that Washington would pursue defense cooperation with Islamabad on that common basis despite challenges in the bilateral ties.   Speaking at a Washington think tank, Panetta noted that in Afghanistan and Pakistan, prolonged military and intelligence […]

General Allen too under probe for inappropriate e-mails

In what appeared to be another twist in the scandalizing saga, the Pentagon said on Tuesday that the top US commander in Afghanistan, General John Allen is under investigation for alleged inappropriate communications with a woman.   According to the reports, General John Allen is under investigation for inappropriate emails to Jill Kelley, the woman […]

Elections will be free and fair: PM Raja Pervez Ashraf

Pledging that the government is committed to hold free, fair and transparent general elections, Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has said it would further help strengthen democracy in the country. Addressing the Cabinet meeting in Islamabad on Wednesday‚ he said there is election activity prevailing in the country and it would be a milestone for […]

Hafiz Saeed offers help to US in Sandy Storm

In quite a unique development, the founder of outlawed outfit Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD), Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, has offered humanitarian aid to the United States (US) as it was facing a superstorm Sandy, which has killed over 100 people thus far. Sandy hammered the eastern United States early, flooding much of New York City, hitting several states […]

US to review drone policy; says Rehman Malik

Condemning the US drone strikes, Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said that the government was against the drones and it raised the issue at every possible forum. While speaking to the media, the minister said that he apprised the US officials during his visit to Washington about the concerns of Pakistani nation regarding drone […]

Rehman Malik demands drone technology from United States

Interior Minister Rehman Malik has urged the United States (US) to provide drone technology to Pakistan, saying that it could use in better way in war against terrorism. While speaking to the media at Pakistan’s Embassy in Washington, the minister stated, “They had given us F-16’s, we haven’t used them against India, instead they were […]

Drone strike kills two in North Waziristan

At least three persons have been killed in a US drone strike in North Waziristan near the Afghan border. According to the media reports, the spy attack targeted a vehicle in the Khaider Khel area of Mir Ali district, the major town of North Waziristan. A security official while speaking to the media said that […]

Cameron Munter urges long-term ties with Islamabad

Underscoring the enhancement of people-to-people contact, former US ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter has urged for a broader approach to fostering long-term ties between Pakistan and the United States. While addressing a think-thank, the former envoy emphasized the need for Washington and Islamabad to come out of the competing narratives that fault the other for […]

Drone strike killed three in North Waziristan

A US drone attack targeted a vehicle on Saturday morning, killing at least four persons in North Waziristan, the bordering area of Pakistan and Afghanistan. According to the media reports, the attack took place in the Datta Khel area of North Waziristan, targeting a moving vehicle. The unmanned plane hurled four missiles at the militant’s […]


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