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Pakistan celebrates Eid on three days


August 19th, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 19 (IANS) Eid will be celebrated on three separate days in different parts of Pakistan this year following a controversy over moon sighting, Dawn News reported Sunday.The North ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s biggest challenge is peace with Taliban: Daily


December 12th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 12 (IANS) The peace process with Taliban is probably Pakistan's "biggest challenge" and the talks are multi-channelled and extremely complex, said a daily.An editorial in the News ... Read more...

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4 security men killed in Pakistan rocket attack


November 5th, 2011 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 5 (IANS) At least four security personnel were killed and five others injured in a rocket attack launched Saturday by unknown militants in Pakistan's northwest tribal area of ... Read more...

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UAE provides drinking water to flood-hit Pakistanis


October 15th, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 15 (IANS/WAM) The UAE has set up water plants and supply networks in Pakistan's flood-affceted villages to provide clean drinking water to the people, it was announced Saturday.UAE ... Read more...

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Pakistan frets over burqa bombers (Lead)


August 13th, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 13 (IANS) Burqa-clad women suicide bombers in Pakistan have posed a potent threat to the country as it grapples to deal with the Taliban.This has been vindicated ... Read more...

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Search women in burqa without exception: Pakistani daily


August 13th, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 13 (IANS) Women wearing burqa "need to be searched without exception", said a leading Pakistani daily after a woman suicide bomber blew herself up in Peshawar city.An editorial ... Read more...

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Key Taliban leader arrested in Islamabad


July 3rd, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 3 (IANS) A key Taliban leader has been arrested by authorities in Pakistan, Xinhua reported Sunday.The arrest was made during an overnight raid Saturday in the Pakistani ... Read more...

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Insurgents still being supported by sanctuaries, logistics originating in Pak: Pentagon


April 30th, 2011 - 11:59 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 30(ANI): The insurgency in Afghanistan continues to enjoy sanctuary in the Pakistan border region, from where they can regenerate insurgent command and control and operational capacity, and Islamabad needs to ... Read more...

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Pak says ‘damning’ White House report on terror ‘misinterpreting ground situation’


April 7th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 7(ANI): Pakistan Army spokesman Major General Athar Abbas has rejected the White House report that gave a harshly critical assessment of Pakistan's efforts towards "defeating the insurgency" thriving in the ... Read more...

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No foreign troops allowed to conduct ground operation in Pakistan: Athar Abbas


December 31st, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 31 (ANI): No foreign troops will be allowed to launch any ground offensive in Pakistan's tribal areas, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Athar Abbas has said.Talking to a TV ... Read more...

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Karzai urges Pakistan to ‘eliminate terrorists’


December 27th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Dec 27(ANI): Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai has urged Islamabad to "spare no effort in eliminating" those responsible for the suicide attack on a World Food Programme (WFP) depot in Pakistan, ... Read more...

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Suicide attack in Pakistan affront to humanity: Obama (Lead)


December 26th, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 26 (IANS) US President Barack Obama condemned Saturday's suicide attack in northwestern Pakistan in which 44 people were killed, saying the terror strike is "an affront to humanity"."I strongly ... Read more...

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‘Pak Army waiting for “appropriate time” to launch N. Waziristan operation’


November 26th, 2010 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Nov 26 (ANI): Despite US pressure, Pakistan will not launch a military offensive in the North Waziristan region until it has completed its operation in Orakzai, stabilised Swat and Bajaur, and ... Read more...

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Militants destroy yet another girls’ school in Pakistan


November 2nd, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 2(ANI): Another girls' school has been destroyed in the Mohmand tribal area of northwest Pakistan, after unidentified militants detonated it with explosives, local officials said.With this attack in ... Read more...

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Fears over terror attacks in KP in retaliation against NATO cross-border strikes


October 1st, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Oct 1 (ANI): Fears are being expressed that the recent attacks by NATO and the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Pakistani territory could invite a backlash in the shape ... Read more...

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Female teacher killed by militants in Pakistan’s Bajaur


September 2nd, 2010 - 10:07 pm ICT by ANI
Khar, Sep 2 (ANI): Taliban militants killed a female teacher and wounded two of her colleagues in an ambush in Pakistan's northwest tribal belt of Bajaur on Thursday, according to Pakistani ... Read more...

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Pak Army kills 15 Taliban militants in Orakzai Agency


August 1st, 2010 - 7:10 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Aug 1(ANI): At least 15 militants were killed and several others wounded during the Pakistan security forces' offensive in the Orakzai Agency of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).Pakistani fighter ... Read more...

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Terrorists coming to Pakistan from Afghanistan: Malik


July 27th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Nowshera, Jul 27 (ANI): Pakistan's Minister for Interior Rehman Malik said that the Afghan Government should take proper measures to block entry of militants and supply of weapons as terrorists were coming ... Read more...

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Pak Army kills 16 Taliban militants in Orakzai Agency


July 23rd, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, July 23(ANI): At least 16 militants were killed and several others wounded during the Pakistan security forces' offensive in the Orakzai Agency of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).According to ... Read more...

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Terrorists infiltrating into Pak through Afghan border: Malik


July 12th, 2010 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, July 12(ANI): Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has asked the Afghan government to take action against insurgency, saying that terrorists are infiltrating into Pakistan through Afghanistan.Malik has urged the ... Read more...

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Ousted Taliban targeting civilians to make way back: Pak Army


July 10th, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
Rawalpindi, July 10 (ANI): The Pakistan Army has said that Friday's suicide attack in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas' (FATA) Mohmand Agency in which at least 70 people were killed and ... Read more...

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Death toll in FATA suicide attack reaches 49, 75 injured


July 9th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, July 9 (ANI): The death toll in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas' Mohmand Agency suicide attack has reached 49, including four security personnel.Over 75 people have been injured in the attack.According ... Read more...

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15 killed, dozens injured in FATA suicide attack


July 9th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, July 9 (ANI): At least 15 people were killed and dozens others wounded when a suicide bomber blew himself up outside the office of a senior government official in the Federally ... Read more...

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US wants Pak military action against Haqqani network in its safe havens


July 7th, 2010 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, July 7(ANI): The US Consul General in Peshawar, Candace Putnam, has said that her country wants to see the Pakistan government take action against the Haqqani network."We very much would like ... Read more...

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Pak Army kills 39 more Taliban in Orakzai Agency


June 24th, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, June 24 (ANI): With the Pakistani security forces continuing its offensive in the Orakzai Agency of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), at least 39 more Taliban extremists were reportedly ... Read more...

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Time to disband and crush Pak terror groups: Editorial


June 18th, 2010 - 7:02 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, June 18(ANI): After the Pakistan intelligence agencies revealed that a dirty nexus exists between banned outfits in the country and their counterparts in Afghanistan, an editorial in a leading newspaper ... Read more...

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Taliban ‘captures’ dozens of Pak soldiers in FATA


June 17th, 2010 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Jun.17 (ANI): Dozens of Pakistani soldiers are reportedly been held captive by the Taliban following an attack on a border checkpost between the Mohmand and Bajaur agencies of the Federally ... Read more...

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Locals, officials rebuff Pak Army’s claims of successful conclusion to Orakzai offensive


June 3rd, 2010 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Jun.3 (ANI): The Pakistan Army may have announced a 'successful' end to the offensive in the Orakzai Agency, but local residents and officials have said that more than half of ... Read more...

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Swat Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah killed in Afghanistan clashes


May 27th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, May 27 (ANI): Top Taliban commander Mullah Fazlullah has reportedly been killed in a clash with Afghan security forces near the Pakistan border.Fazlullah, who headed the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan's (TTP) Swat ... Read more...

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Taliban leader among 29 killed in Pakistan


May 3rd, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 3 (IANS) At least 29 militants, including a senior Taliban leader, were killed Monday during clashes with security forces in Pakistan's tribal region bordering Afghanistan, officials said. Local Taliban leader ... Read more...

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After girls school, now Taliban destroys two boys school in Bajaur


May 3rd, 2010 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Khar, May 3 (ANI): After having destroyed scores of girls' schools across the North West Frontier Province, the Taliban blew up two more boys' schools in the Khar tehsil of Bajaur ... Read more...

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Army to stay in Swat, Bajaur till all militants eliminated: Kayani


April 22nd, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr.22 (ANI): Pakistan Army Chief General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani has said that security forces would remain in the Swat Valley and Bajaur agency until each and every militant in the region ... Read more...

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21 Taliban militants killed in Pakistan (Second Lead)


March 24th, 2010 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 24 (DPA) Twenty-one Islamist insurgents were killed Wednesday in clashes with security forces and airstrikes targeting their hideouts in Pakistan's tribal region near the Afghan border, an official said. The ... Read more...

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Troops kill 30 militants in Pakistan


March 5th, 2010 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 5 (DPA) At least 30 Taliban militants were killed by security forces Friday in Pakistan's restive tribal region near the Afghan border, a security official said. The authorities were trying ... Read more...

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Taliban lose their `Hilton’ after border battle


March 4th, 2010 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
By Sajjad Malik Damadola (Pakistan), March 4 (DPA) Taliban guerrillas tired from weeks of fighting NATO forces in Afghanistan were once happy to check into a complex known as their "Hilton" for ... Read more...

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