war on terror

Forced disappearances negate humanity, says Pakistani daily


September 11th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 11 (IANS) Forced disappearances negate the very essence of humanity and cannot and should not be tolerated or justified, a Pakistani daily said Tuesday as a UN panel ... Read more...

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Pakistan summons US diplomat to protest drone strikes


August 23rd, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 23 (IANS) Pakistan Thursday summoned a senior American diplomat and conveyed its protest over the recent drone strikes in the country's North Waziristan tribal region, the Pakistani ... Read more...

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`Kayani’s speech a welcome change from persecution complex’


August 15th, 2012 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 15 (IANS) Pakistan Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani's Independence Day eve speech is a welcome change from "the persecution complex and denial of responsibility that so often ... Read more...

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Pakistan wants ‘appropriate’ apology from US, says envoy


June 19th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 19 (IANS) Pakistan wants an "appropriate" apology from the US over the NATO air strike last year that killed its two dozen soldiers, the country's ambassador to Washington ... Read more...

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Zardari optimistic on ties with US


June 10th, 2012 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 10 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has expressed confidence over his country's relationship with the US, despite complaints from Washington about Islamabad "not doing enough" to counter ... Read more...

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Pakistan to seek $1 bn from NATO


May 20th, 2012 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 20 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari would demand $1 billion from the NATO as compensation for the war on terror and its dire consequences on the ... Read more...

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Pakistan disputes Clinton on Al Qaeda chief


May 7th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 7 (IANS) Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar Monday asked the US for information on Al Qaeda chief Ayman al Zawahiri's presence in Pakistan, after Secretary of State ... Read more...

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Osama thought of changing Al Qaeda’s name


May 1st, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 1 (IANS) Osama bin Laden was depressed because his Al Qaeda had been pounded by US forces and had developed a reputation in the Islamic world for ... Read more...

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US to release Osama files


May 1st, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 1 (IANS) The US will release documents seized from the compound of Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden's hideout in Pakistan, a senior White House official ... Read more...

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Imran fears suicide attacks if NATO supply resumes


April 14th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 14 (IANS) Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan Saturday said he feared suicide attacks across the country following the reopening of the NATO supply routes to Afghanistan through Pakistani territory.The ... Read more...

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Thousands of Afghanis, Pakistanis apply for EU asylum


March 24th, 2012 - 9:42 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, March 24 (IANS) Nearly 30,000 Afghanis and 15,000 Pakistanis have applied for asylum in the European Union (EU) in 2011, the EU's statistical office said.A total of 301,000 people ... Read more...

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Pakistani foreign minister leaves for Britain


February 20th, 2012 - 2:38 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 20 (IANS) Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar Sunday left for Britain for a two-day official visit, media reports said.During her trip, Khar is expected to meet her ... Read more...

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Pakistan denies military double game with Taliban


February 18th, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 17 (IANS/AKI) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari Friday denied that his country's military had played a double game in the 10-year war in Afghanistan, but admitted that ... Read more...

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Terror in Pakistan province: 1,400 dead in 2011


January 31st, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 31 (IANS) A total of 1,430 people, including 256 policemen and 227 soldiers, were killed in terrorist attacks last year in Pakistan's northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, a government ... Read more...

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France keen to further develop ties with Pakistan


January 30th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 30 (IANS) French President Nicolas Sarkozy is keen to further develop economic and political relations with Pakistan, the French envoy to Islamabad has said.Philippe Thiebaud said this at ... Read more...

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Rehman Malik meets Interpol chief


January 29th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 29 (IANS) Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik Sunday met Interpol Secretary-General Ronald K. Noble in Dubai and discussed the regional security situation, a media report said.Malik appreciated the ... Read more...

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Ties with US not normal: Sherry Rehman


January 28th, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 28 (IANS) The Pakistan-US relationship was certainly not going through "normal" times, Islamabad's ambassador to Washington Sherry Rehman has said, and asked the Pakistani-American community for their support ... Read more...

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Don’t want to dignify Hafiz’s irresponsible remarks: India


January 23rd, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) India Monday said it does not want to dignify "irresponsible" remarks made by Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Muhammed Saeed against Pakistan granting Most Favoured Nation (MFN) ... Read more...

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Pakistan to decide new terms with NATO in February


January 21st, 2012 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 21 (IANS) The Pakistan government will decide the new terms of its engagements with NATO and allies in the war on terror at a joint session of ... Read more...

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US, Pakistan relationship at its lowest ebb: Musharraf


January 15th, 2012 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 14 (IANS) Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf has said the current bilateral relationship between Islamabad and Washington was at its lowest ebb, even lower than that after ... Read more...

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US to blame if Pakistan fails in war on terror: Khar


December 15th, 2011 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 15 (IANS) The US would be held responsible if Pakistan failed in the war against terror, Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar said Thursday.Khar told the Parliamentary Committee ... Read more...

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Pakistan to review all accords with US, NATO: Gilani


December 5th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 5 (IANS) Pakistan will review all its agreements with the US and NATO in the aftermath of the NOv 26 airstrike that left two dozen Pakistan ... Read more...

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Enough is enough, says Pakistan on spilling citizens’ blood


November 30th, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 30 (IANS) Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar Wednesday said NATO forces will no longer be allowed to spill even a single drop of blood of Pakistani citizens ... Read more...

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Avoid public criticism of Pakistan, Zardari urges US


November 8th, 2011 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 8 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari said Tuesday that Pakistan and the US must restrain from uncalled-for public criticism as this undermines efforts to work closely for ... Read more...

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11 injured in Peshawar blast


October 27th, 2011 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 27 (IANS) At least 11 people were injured, three critically, when a bomb exploded in a busy market in Pakistan's Peshawar city Thursday morning.The blast took place in ... Read more...

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Karachi university protests Rehman Malik’s PhD degree


October 27th, 2011 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Karachi, Oct 27 (IANS) Teachers and students at the University of Karachi have protested against the honorary PhD degree awarded to Interior Minister Rehman Malik.On Wednesday, they boycotted classes for ... Read more...

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Clinton warns of terrorists-pursuit on Afghan-Pakistan border


October 20th, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Oct 20 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Thursday said terrorists would be targeted in the Afghanistan-Pakistan border areas. Addressing a joint press conference with President Hamid Karzai ... Read more...

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9 securitymen, 15 militants killed in Pakistan clash


October 17th, 2011 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 17 (IANS) At least nine Pakistani security personnel and 15 militants were killed Monday during an armed clash triggered by an attack on a security check post ... Read more...

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Rehman Malik conferred PhD degree


October 12th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 12 (IANS) Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik has been conferred an honorary doctorate degree by Karachi university.The University of Karachi awarded the doctorate degree at a special convocation, ... Read more...

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US ‘responsibly ending’ Afghan war, says Obama


October 8th, 2011 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 7 (IANS) Ten years after the US launched the war on terror in Afghanistan, President Barack Obama said Friday the US is "responsibly ending" the warfare despite ... Read more...

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Help us make youths shun terror: Zardari


October 5th, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 5 (IANS) Pakistan seeks support to overcome poverty and other economic disparities to wean away the young from terrorist mindset, President Asif Ali Zardari has said.Poverty, lack of ... Read more...

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Interpol lauds Pakistan’s role in fighting terrorism


September 12th, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 12 (IANS) Global policing organisation Interpol has lauded the role of Pakistan's law enforcing agencies in fighting terrorism, a media report said Monday.Interpol Secretary-General Ronald K. Noble sent ... Read more...

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War on terror not over: Tony Blair


September 11th, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 11 (IANS) Former British prime minister Tony Blair says that even though "significant blows" have been struck in the war against terror, "it's not over".Blair said it was ... Read more...

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Pakistan vows to continue fight against terror


September 11th, 2011 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 11 (IANS) Pakistan Sunday reaffirmed its determination to fight against terrorism on the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attack.A statement issued by the foreign ministry said: ... Read more...

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Pakistan has suffered a lot after 9/11: Daily


September 11th, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 11 (IANS) Pakistan has suffered greatly after 9/11 as the war on terror has cost the country over 35,000 citizens, said a leading daily Sunday.An editorial in the ... Read more...

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