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Pakistan blast: 31 killed, Taliban claims responsibility


September 15th, 2011 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 15 (IANS) At least 31 people were killed and 50 injured in a suicide bomb attack Thursday in northwest Pakistan, a media report said. The bomber blew himself ... Read more...

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KP minister calls Pak parties Jamaat-e-Islami, JUI-F ‘political wings of terrorists’


November 12th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Charsadda, Nov 12 (ANI): Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Education Minister Sardar Hussain Babak has termed two Pakistani political parties- Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI) and Jamaat-e-Islami (JI)- 'political wings of terrorists'.Addressing a convention of state-run schoolteachers, ... Read more...

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Pak Army not involved in human rights violations in Malakand, says Army General


July 29th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, July 29(ANI): Peshawar Corps Commander Lieutenant General Asif Yasin has said that the Pakistan Army is not involved in any kind of human rights violations in the Malakand division of the ... Read more...

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Terrorists planning massive strike across country, warns Pak intelligence


July 8th, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, July 8 (ANI): Pakistan intelligence agencies have warned that militants are planning to expedite terror attacks across the country using suicide bombers and explosives-laden vehicles.According to intelligence inputs, terrorists in the ... Read more...

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Trial of 3,000 militants begin Aug 1 in Pakistan


June 9th, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Peshawar, June 9 (IANS) The trial will begin here Aug 1 of some 3,000 militants arrested during last year's military operations against the Taliban in Pakistan's restive northwest, a media report ... Read more...

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24 militants killed in Pakistan’s northwest


April 4th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 4 (IANS) Security forces Sunday killed 24 militants in two separate operations in Pakistan's restive northwest, bringing to 39 the number of terrorists killed in the area in the last ... Read more...

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Pak’s fight against Taliban ‘ a work in progress’: Patraeus


March 9th, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar.9 (ANI): While Pakistan has been patting its own back over the recent arrests of some of the top Afghan Taliban and Al-Qaeda leaders from Karachi and other parts of ... Read more...

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Militants returning to Bajaur suspected to be behind Lower Dir suicide attacks


February 8th, 2010 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Feb. 8 (ANI): Militants who had fled Bajaur region after the launch of military offensive in Malakand last year are suspected to be behind the two recent suicide bombings in Lower ... Read more...

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Taliban spokesperson Muslim Khan declared ‘proclaimed offender’ by NWFP ATC


January 31st, 2010 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan.31 (ANI): A Malakand Division Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) has declared Swat Taliban spokesman Muslim Khan a proclaimed offender and has issued his arrest warrant.The court has directed Khan to appear ... Read more...

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Honour your pledges, Pakistan urges international community


January 4th, 2010 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 4 (IANS) Claiming that as a front line state in the war against terror it had suffered a lot economically, Pakistan Monday called upon the international community to fulfil ... Read more...

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Karachi Muharram blast not a suicide attack: minister


January 4th, 2010 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 4 (IANS) The blast in a Muharram procession in Karachi that claimed 25 lives was not a suicide attack, Pakistan's interior minister said Monday, adding that investigations into the ... Read more...

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Major successes against militants in 2009: Pakistan Army


December 31st, 2009 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Rawalpindi, Dec 31 (IANS) The Pakistan Army said Thursday it had achieved major successes in the war against terrorism in 2009 by killing more than 2,600 terrorists including foreigners. Speaking to reporters here, ... Read more...

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Pakistan sets up special wing to protect schools from Islamists


November 16th, 2009 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 16 (IANS) A special school security wing (SSSW) of the police has been set up in Pakistan's Malakand division, which has faced the ire of militants who have destroyed ... Read more...

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Pakistan to US: Check Taliban infiltration from Afghanistan


October 20th, 2009 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 20 (IANS) Pakistan has unambiguously told the US that NATO forces in Afghanistan must check the infiltration of the Taliban into South Waziristan, where the security forces are currently ... Read more...

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Pakistani military schools to be shut for security reasons


October 18th, 2009 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 18 (IANS) Sources in Pakistan's security establishment have confirmed that educational institutions governed by armed forces will be shut for at least one week owing to security reasons, a ... Read more...

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60 held from areas near Pakistani military HQ


October 18th, 2009 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Rawalpindi, Oct 18 (IANS) More than 60 suspicious people, among them numerous Afghans, were arrested Sunday during a search operation in areas near the Pakistani military headquarters, which was the ... Read more...

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‘South Waziristan operations may regain investor confidence’


October 18th, 2009 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 18 (IANS) Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW) said Sunday the military operations against the Taliban in South Waziristan may help regain investor confidence. The operations will spark the confidence of local ... Read more...

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South Waziristan operations: Top US general heading for Pakistan


October 18th, 2009 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 18 (IANS) Gen David Petraeus, the head of the US Central Command, will leave for Pakistan Monday for discussions with Pakistani commanders who are conducting a major operation against ... Read more...

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Afghan Taliban supported Pakistani counterparts for terror attacks


October 18th, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 18 (IANS) The Pakistani Taliban based in South Waziristan committed a series of attacks in this country in the past few weeks with the help of its Afghan counterparts, ... Read more...

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Pakistani security forces make advances in South Waziristan (Lead)


October 18th, 2009 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Wana (Pakistan), Oct 18 (IANS) The security forces claim to have taken control of the Spankai and Ghazai areas of South Waziristan along the restive border with Afghanistan, while Pakistan Air ... Read more...

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Pakistani Taliban commander dead


September 20th, 2009 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 20 (IANS) Pakistani Taliban commander Sher Mohammad Qasab, who carried a Rs.10 million bounty and was arrested from the Swat Valley, has died, authorities said Sunday. Qasab was critically injured ... Read more...

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Pakistan got 970-mn dollars and not 3-bn dollars from US


September 17th, 2009 - 9:02 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep 17 (ANI): The US has provided 970 million dollars in aid to Pakistan since the PPP-led Government came to power and not three billion dollars as claimed by US Ambassador ... Read more...

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Maulana Fazlullah may be arrested soon: Report


September 13th, 2009 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 13 (IANS) Pakistani forces are "closing the dragnet" around Taliban leader Maulana Fazlullah and he could be arrested soon, a media report said Sunday. Sources told The News that the ... Read more...

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Fazlullah hurt, may surrender soon


September 13th, 2009 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Sep.13 (ANI): The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Swat chapter chief Mullah Fazlullah has reportedly been seriously wounded and may surrender soon, a private television channel said.Sources said security forces have received ... Read more...

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Pakistani Army reviews anti-Taliban operations


September 3rd, 2009 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Rawalpindi, Sep 3 (IANS) The lessons learnt from the military's anti-Taliban operations in the country's restive northwest were reviewed by the Pakistani Army at the Corps Commanders conference that began here ... Read more...

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25,000 Kalashnikovs for police in Pakistan’s northwest


August 31st, 2009 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Peshawar, Aug 31 (IANS) Police in Pakistan's restive northwest, where a major military offensive against the Taliban is winding down, have been provided with 25,000 Kalashnikovs and 14,000 bulletproof jackets to ... Read more...

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Pakistan seeks financial assistance in Istanbul


August 25th, 2009 - 1:21 am ICT by IANS
Istanbul, Aug 24 (Xinhua) Pakistani Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi arrived here Monday to attend the ministerial meeting of the Friends of Democratic Pakistan (FoDP), the semi-official Anatolia news agency ... Read more...

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Pakistani Taliban planned to target PM, others: Intelligence report


August 22nd, 2009 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 22 (IANS) The banned Pakistani Taliban, against whom the security forces are engaged in a major offensive in the country's restive northwest, had planned to target Prime Minister Yousuf ... Read more...

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60 militants surrender in Swat


August 21st, 2009 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 21 (IANS) Over 60 militants, including two cousins of Taliban commander Fazlullah, have surrendered before Pakistani security forces at Saidu Sharif airport in Swat, Online news agency reported ... Read more...

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Taliban spokesman threatens Malakand Commissioner to stop operation


August 19th, 2009 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Mingora (Pakistan), Aug.19 (ANI): After a brief lull, Taliban's Swat chapter spokesman Muslim Khan has threatened the Malakand Division Commissioner to stop the action against the extremists.According to sources, Khan called ... Read more...

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Pakistan asks US for help to solve energy crisis


August 17th, 2009 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 17 (IANS) Pakistan Monday asked the US to help it permanently overcome its energy crisis. Finance Minister Shaukat Tareen made the demand during a meeting with US special envoy ... Read more...

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90 percent of Malakand cleared of Taliban, Swat to be restored (Lead)


August 10th, 2009 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 10 (IANS) With the Pakistani Army reporting that 90 percent of the Malakand division in the country's restive northwest has been cleared of the Taliban, Prime Minister Yousuf said ... Read more...

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Plan to attack Pakistan’s Parliament House foiled: minister


August 10th, 2009 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 10 (IANS) Pakistan's security forces have foiled a plan to attack Parliament House and the headquarters of the country's spy agency and have arrested 36 terrorists, it was announced ... Read more...

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Educational institutes in Swat to reopen Saturday


July 31st, 2009 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Peshawar, July 31 (IANS) All educational institutions in the war-affected areas of Swat and two other districts in Pakistan's restive northwest will reopen Saturday, with teachers being directed to ensure their ... Read more...

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Over 600,000 displaced Pakistanis return to their homes: UN


July 30th, 2009 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 30 (Xinhua) More than 600,000 Pakistanis, who have been displaced in the conflict between the security forces and the Taliban, returned to their homes in the country's North West ... Read more...

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