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  • US drone strike kills six suspects, injures four in NWa

    Dated: 2015-01-29

    Peshawar: At least six suspected terrorists were killed following US drone strike carried out in North Waziristan Agency (NWA) on Wednesday evening, official sources said.

    The fresh attack carried out in Shawwal tehsil of the agency. Recent attack was fifth unmanned strike carried out since the beginning 2015.

    Two missiles were fired on a home in the Shawwal tehsil while spy plane continued its lower flights in the areas after the attack.

    First spy drone attack was carried out on January 15 this year.

    Four other suspects were reported in Wednesday attacks, sources added.

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  • NA-122: Khan seeks action against local commission

    Dated: 2015-01-29

    LAHORE: Imran Khan, Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Wednesday filed a petition in election tribunal hearing alleged rigging case in NA-122, seeking action against the local commission for issuing media statements over vote audit.

    Khan contended in his petition that Local Commission’s statement on media has created negative impact on the case.

    He claimed that there were clear evidences of rigging in NA-122 but, he added, they were not made part of the commission’s fact finding report.

    Local Commission head Ghulam Hussain Awan had said that fake ballots were not found during the vote audit in NA-122.

    He said that rigging was not carried out in the constituency and only irregularities were found in NA-122.

    National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq had stood victorious against Imran Khan in the last general elections from this constituency.

    Following the elections, Khan had moved election tribunal against the results.

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  • Saudi King was great friend of Pakistan: COAS

    Dated: 2015-01-29

    ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Wednesday termed late Saudi King as a great friend of Pakistan.

    The COAS wrote this in a condolence note after visiting the Saudi embassy here. He also wrote that the whole Pakistani nation is sad over his death.

    He recorded his impressions in the condolence book at the embassy. He termed the death of King Abdullah as a great loss. He said Shah Abdullah was best friend of Pakistan.

    Finance Minister Ishaq Dar also visited the embassy and wrote his condolence note.

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  • No lawyer will appear in military courts: LHBA

    Dated: 2015-01-29

    ISLAMABAD: President Lahore High Court Bar Association (LHBA) Shafqat Chohan has said constitution will be defended at every cost and no lawyer will appear in military courts.

    “We will defend the constitution at every cost. Defending the constitution was political parties job but we are doing it. PML-N has failed in defending constitution. No lawyer will appear in military courts”, he said this while talking to media men outside Supreme Court (SC).

    He Went on to say that convention of bar associations is taking place in Lahore on Thursday to evolve future strategy.

    Talking to media men Hamid Khan said whatever is the stance of his party PTI he has appeared in the court as lawyer and he opposes military courts as lawyer. Court has issued notices to Attorney General and others. Any functioning by military courts till the reply to the notice is received will not

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  • Terror bid foiled in Bannu, 6 kg bomb defused near police checkpoint

    Dated: 2015-01-29

    BANNU: A major terror bid was foiled Wednesday when authorities defused a bomb near police checkpoint in the volatile northwestern town of Bannu.

    As per details, unknown miscreants had planted a 6 kg bomb near a police checkpoint in Mandan Gate area near Railway Road in Bannu.

    The bomb disposal squad was immediately called in and the area was cordoned off when police spotted the bomb.

    BDS experts neutralized the bomb averting a major disaster in the town.

    Bannu lies close to North Waziristan, a tribal region on the Afghan border where security forces are engaged in a full scale offensive to eliminate Tehreek-e-Taliban and al Qaeda-linked militant groups.

    Earlier on Tuesday, police recovered three cylinder bombs weighing 120 kg from a rickshaw in Baldia Town.

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  • Police check post in Peshawar attacked

    Dated: 2015-01-29

    PESHAWAR: A police check post was attacked as a result of firing and throwing of hand grenade by motor bikers.

    While talking to media SSP operation said, the check post was attacked by 2 motor bikers in retaliation 1 criminal was arrested, whereas the other person ran away in the instance.

    The incident took place on Shah Alam Bridge near Shahmuzi police station while no personnel were injured in the attack.

    The captive man was shifted to unknown location for further interrogation.

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  • US-India nuclear deal to affect region, NA body told

    Dated: 2015-01-29

    ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain Wednesday said that US civil nuclear deal with India would result in imbalance situation in the region.

    Responding to a query in the National Assembly Standing Committee on Defence Production, he said that the agreement between the two countries would become possible after Article in connection to monitoring was removed.

    “These are bilateral ties between India and the US, however, it would have implications for Pakistan.”

    He said that the US support to India in conventional weaponry would destabilise the region and balance of power between India and Pakistan.

    On efficiency about export of defence related equipments he said structural changes are needed to deliver effectively.

    Briefing the committee over export of heavy technologies like tanks and aero plane, Secretary Defence Production Ta

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  • NJC recommends appointment of Justice Faisal Arab as CJ SHC

    Dated: 2015-01-29

    ISLAMABAD: National Judicial Commission (NJC) has recommended for appointment of Justice Faisal Arab as Chief Justice (CJ) of Sindh High Court (SHC), sitting chief justice of SHC Maqbool Baqir as judge of Supreme Court (SC) and Justice ( Retd) Riaz Ahmad as chief justice Wafaqi Shariat Court.

    The recommendations were made in the meeting of NJC held here under Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Nasir ul Mulk here Wednesday.

    NJC has sent these recommendations to Parliamentary committee.

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  • Info minister terms Imran Khan as “King of U-turns”

    Dated: 2015-01-29

    Islamabad: Information minister Pervez Rasheed Wednesday lashed out at Imran Khan terming the PTI chief as “King of U-turns”.

    The minister was giving reaction on Imran Khan’s latest move in which PTI chief has filed a petition in election tribunal hearing alleged rigging case in NA-122, seeking action against the local commission for issuing media statements over vote audit.

    He said that by filing this petition, Khan who is “King of U-turns” has taken another U-turn.

    Rasheed said that Khan had been admiring local commission which was being investigated alleged rigging in NA-122 constituency but when it gave verdict against PTI’s version, he started criticising the same commission.

    He said Khan only likes a commission and judiciary which favour him.

    Rasheed suggested Khan to make his own judiciary and commission

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  • Five terrorists killed in Karachi encounter

    Dated: 2015-01-29

    Karachi: Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Rao Anwar claimed on Wednesday to have killed five alleged terrorists in an encounter in various areas of the metropolis.

    SSP raided the areas along with dozens police personnel on secret information about the presence of terrorists.

    When police party reached the scene terrorists opened fire on them.

    However, in retaliatory fire five alleged terrorists belonging to a banned outfit were killed.

    Police recovered weapons and explosive material from the possession of dead criminals, SSP said.

    These terrorists were involved in attacks on anti-polio workers and their teams in Karachi, Rao added.

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