SHAWAL: At least 13 terrorists were killed as Pakistan Air Force fighter jets on Wednesday again pounded 4 suspected hideouts of militants in Tehsil Shawal of North Waziristan Agency (NWA).
Sources said in continuation of security forces operation Zarb-e-Azb, terrorists’ sanctuaries located near the Pak-Afghan border in Tehsil Shawal were targeted by jet fighters and 4 of them were completely destroyed, killing 13 suspected militants.
The deceased terrorists could not be identified immediately, as operation in the area is still underway. More details
Lahore: The protest against the unscheduled load shedding took a violent turn on Wednesday when the angry mob attacked the LESCO office in Lahore.
A group of hundreds people of Bata-pur area of Lahore marched towards the LESCO office and started ransacking.
During ransacking, office record and other valuables were damaged and some were completely destroyed.
The LESCO office employees offered resistance initially but later fled the spot after seeing the protestors highly aggressive.
Heavy contingent of the police followed by the Rescue 1122 and Edhi officials rushed to the spot when the LESCO officials informed them about the incident.
Police took positions in and around the LESCO office to stop the mob from further violence.
Police also took into custody some protestors when they tried to ransack the office of the LESCO.
The mob More details
Karachi: At least 6 people including police personal were killed while 3 other policemen have been injured during different incidents of violence and torture.
According to details, unknown armed motorcyclists in area of Korang Town opened fired on police mobile in Awami Colony as the result 1 personal died at spot while 2 other sustained bullet wounds.
Moreover in other incidents of violence 2 persons were killed in Rizvia Society area of Nazim Abad and earlier this in Orangi Town no.4 and Mango Peer 2 other persons have been gunned down, while another man has also killed by unknown armed person in Bahar Colony.
On other hand Rangers and Police held joint operation in Phool pati area of Liyari in which accused of gang war involved in murder of 24 people has been killed. More details
KARACHI: Chief Meteorologist Tausif Alam has said Shawal moon was likely to be sighted on July 28. He said that though sky would be overcast on Monday in Karachi, there were clear chances of moon sighting.
According to the chief meteorologist, the moon would be 40 hour and 2 minute old on Monday at the time of sunset. There are always more chances of moon sighting when it is over 32 hour old, he added.
Alam said that the crescent could be witnessed during the 44 minutes after sunset, ,adding that there were chances of moon sighting in Jeewani, Pasni, Ormara, Mithi, and Nangar Parkar. More details
PESHAWAR: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Ameer Siraj-ul-Haq on Wednesday resigned as senior minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Media reports say Sirajul Haq said he stepped down from the position of provincial minister to devote more time to his party. JI has decided to replace Sirajul Haq with Inayatullah.
Sirajul Haq tendered his resignation during his meeting with the KP Chief Minister Pervez Khattak.
He said the decision of his resignation as KP Minister was taken at JI’s Central Executive Committee’s meeting held on July 12.
The JI Amir said he slashed the province’s budget deficit by Rs4 billion during the time he served as minister. More details
ISLAMABAD: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) would likely to approve the next tranche of 550 million dollars to Pakistan under the 6.6 billion loan program.
According to Ministry of Finance sources, the approval for the issuance of next tranche of loan will be granted by the IMF board of directors during meeting with Pakistan’s financial team on August 6.
The meeting of Pakistan and IMF officials would be held in Dubai. More details
LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) has adjourned the hearing till the first week of August of the petition seeking orders for prevention of Imran Khan long march on August, 14.
The court has also directed the petitioner to give more arguments on the maintainability of the petition.
Justice Khalid Mehmood took up the petition for hearing Wednesday.
The petitioner Muhammad Kamran took the plea that Imran Khan wanted to create chaos and anarchy in the country by staging long march on August, 14. Despite being member of national assembly Imran wanted to sabotage democracy with his own hands. This is breach of rights of the citizens under public representation act and the constitution.
He prayed the court to order for prevention of long march in the supreme national interest.
The court while adjourning the hearing of case till first week of August summoned the pe More details
KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Shehla Raza claimed on Wednesday that martial law could not be imposed in the country until three general elections were held in the country.
Speaking to a private TV channel, the PPP stalwart said that the agreement was reached under a clause in the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO), adding that the United States, Britain, UAE as well as then ISI chief Ashfaq Pervez Kayani had guaranteed this.
Raza said former president Asif Ali Zardari had also travelled to the US to remind world powers of their past promises.
The PPP has disassociated itself from Raza’s statement which the party has declared ‘misleading’ and 'contrary to facts'.
According to a PPP spokesperson, Raza’s stance on the matter did not correspond with the party’s approach.
The NRO was promulgated by former military ruler Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf on October More details
Sargodha: Five people including 2 women fainted due to intense hot and humid weather here on Wednesday.
It has told that a woman identified as Kulsoom Bibi from village Chak 44 came out for shopping could not bear the heat and fainted, similarly a man identified as Mushtaq standing on Bus stop fainted while another woman identified as Zarina Bibi in Urdu bazaar fainted during shopping moreover Qaiser in hospital and Saleem in Goal Chowk also fainted due to intense heat. More details
KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has said that police force will be strengthened on modern lines and menace of terrorism will be rooted out from the society.
Condemning the incident of firing on police mobile in Korangi area of the Karachi late last night in which one police man lost his life and four others injured, the Chief Minister said that police personnel are sacrificing their precious lives and their sacrifices will not go in vain. More details
Rawalpindi: A vehicle loaded with a huge cache of arms and ammunition has been seized in Rawalpindi on Wednesday, police said.
According to Rawalpindi police spokesman, the police raided area near Chakri interchange and recovered a vehicle laden with a huge cache of arms and ammunition.
The officials said that the recovered arms included 45,000 bullets, Kalashnikovs, repeaters, pistols, telescope, silencers and 4 kg of drug.
Two suspects identified as Zaman and Israr were also arrested.
The police have registered the case and kicked off investigation. More details