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  • Zarb-e-Azb: Twenty terrorists killed in Shawal blitz

    Dated: 2014-07-25

    RAWALPINDI: On the 39th day of Operation Zarb-e-Azb thundering in North Waziristan as many as 20 local/foreign terrorists were decimated while four isolated hideouts dismantled in a blitzkrieg on militant targets in Shawal Valley early Wednesday morning.

    According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Mirali is being de-militantized without a major hitch while troops have made some significant strategic achievements especially in Mirali Bazaar.

    "The forces seized a local ammunition manufacturing factory, a stockpile of of arms/ammo, scores of IEDs, and foreign currency in Mirali Bazaar", the ISPR said.

    Meanwhile, technical disposal and clearance of recovered IEDs and explosives was underway.

    "At least six IED factories have been recovered in Miranshah so far", the army said.

    About 142,866 food packs and 20,000 special Eid gift packages including clothes for ladies, toys and sports items for children have been handed out to IDP families

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  • Ex-CJ sends defamation suit to Imran Khan

    Dated: 2014-07-25

    ISLAMABAD: Former Chief Justice Supreme Court, Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, has send defamation suit of Rs. 15 billion to PTI Chief Imran Khan for leveling allegations against him.

    Talking to media, lawyers representing Ex-CJ said the defamation notice being served to Imran Khan, seeking to apologize within 15 days and withdraw his statement against Iftikhar Chaudhry.

    It may be recalled that PTI chief had accused former chief justice of poll rigging in the 2013 general election.

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  • Pakistan rejects Indian allegations of border infiltration attempts

    Dated: 2014-07-25

    ISLAMABAD: Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry on Thursday rejected allegations from the Indian army that it is fighting with a large group of infiltrators on the border who trespassed into their territory from Pakistan.

    Speaking to media personnel at the Foreign Office, Chaudhry said, "We do not accept such allegations and reject them"

    He said that all outstanding issues between Pakistan and India will come under discussion during foreign secretaries level talks, scheduled to be held on August 25.

    "LoC, working boundary issue did come under discussion during our telephonic conversation with Indian FS", Aizaz Chaudhry said.

    "Our response was that Pakistan has accurate information that firing at working boundary was carried out from across the boundary", Foreign secretary said.

    Aizaz said foreign secretaries of both countries will proceed with the dialogue process when they will meet.

    Meanwhile, talking about

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  • PPP does not support anti-democratic elements: Malik

    Dated: 2014-07-25

    Islamabad: Former interior minister and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Rehman Malik said on Thursday that his party would not be a part of any conspiracy against democracy.

    Talking to media, Malik said that Asif Zardari’s US visit was already planned and it should not be seen in negative terms.

    “PPP has always been against martial law and supported democracy in the country”, he said.

    The PPP senator added that his party would be with Pakistan on August 14, the Independence Day.

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  • Sindh govt announces four-day Eid holidays

    Dated: 2014-07-25

    Karachi: Following the pattern of the federal government, provincial government of Sindh on Thursday announced a four-day holiday on account of Eidul Fitr.

    According to a notification issued by the Sindh Home Department, the holidays would begin from July 29 till August 1.

    A meeting of the Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee would take place on Jul 29 to sight Shawal crescent, which would be attended by religious scholars and experts of Pakistan Meteorological Department.

    Like Ramazan, the Shawal crescent sighting has also been controversial, which results in celebration of the festival on different dates.

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  • 2 more polio cases resurface

    Dated: 2014-07-25

    Islamabad: Two more polio cases have been confirmed in kids from Khyber Agency and Qilah Abdullah , taking the nationwide tally to 96 so far this year.

    According to media reports, poliovirus in 2 kids belonging to Khyber agency and Qilah Abdullah have been confirmed.

    Taliban in North Waziristan Agency banned polio drive in retaliation to US drone strike in June last year. There has been no effort to get the ban lifted. Of about 90,000 under-five children living in the agency, authorities have not been able to vaccinate 300,000.

    Thirty-two people have been killed and 38 others injured in attacks on polio teams since Dec 2012. Despite aggressive campaigns, the efforts to do away with the vaccine-preventable disease seem elusive as far as refusals are not addressed in Fata and the KP.

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  • Karzai appealed for release of Pakistani journalist

    Dated: 2014-07-25

    Islamabad: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Pervaiz Rasheed has requested the President of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai to release Pakistani journalist, Faiz Ullah by using his special powers.

    Addressing a press conference here on Thursday, Pervaiz Rasheed said that government is trying to get Faiz Ullah released before Eid so he may celebrate Eid with his family. He expressed the hope that Hamid Karzai would release him before Eid,” he expressed.

    “Journalists entering Afghanistan without proper documents is not a severe crime and can be pardoned,” Pervaiz Rasheed stated.

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  • Majid Nizami admitted to hospital

    Dated: 2014-07-25

    Lahore: The worker of Pakistan Movement and eminent journalist, Majid Nizami was admitted to a private hospital due to serious illness where doctors are looking after him.

    Sources closed to him said that Majid Nizami was brought to hospital where doctors decided to keep him for some days under their supervision.

    According to doctors his condition is serious and has been kept on ventilator. The doctors are examining him throughout the clock.

    The closed relatives and journalistic organisations have appealed the people to pray for early health recovery of Majid Nizami.

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  • Country’s decisions being taken in Washington: JI

    Dated: 2014-07-25

    LAHORE: Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Sirajul Haq, has said that the revelations about the notorious NRO adopted during the PPP rule made it clear that the country’s affairs were decided not at home but in Washington and New Work.

    Talking to the media at Mansoora Thursday, he said that the PPP and the PML were two sides of the same coin and were competing with each other in US slavery.

    To a question about PTI rally on the Independence Day, he said he believed that Imran Khan did not want an end of democracy. He was also sure there wont be martial law in the country again as no army chief would dare to take over while the country was confronted with numerous problems.

    However, he said the US considered this country as its 51 state and the statements from some US officials about military rule could indicate there was something wrong some here.

    While condemning Israel’s continued bombings in Gaza, the JI chief appea

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  • Pak, US agree to boost bilateral ties

    Dated: 2014-07-25

    WASHINGTON: Pakistan and the United States have agreed to enhance bilateral relations for promoting peace and prosperity.

    The Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Syed Tariq Fatemi met the US Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken and Chairman House Committee on Foreign Affairs ED Royce here Thursday.

    Ambassador of Pakistan to the US, Jalil Abbas Jilani, accompanied him during the meeting. The Special Assistant briefed the US officials on the ongoing operation in North Waziristan and highlighted the Government’s commitment to eliminate all terrorists from Pakistan’s soil without any distinction.

    Both sides discussed the overall bilateral relations and advancement in it. The Special Assistant also briefed the US officials on the incumbent government’s outreach to Pakistan’s neighb

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  • JHANG: Jul24 - A girl chopping of chicken for domestic use in Jhang Main Bazaar.
  • JHANG: Jul24 - A worker busy in his work at local power looms machine.
  • JHANG: Jul24 - A worker busy in his work at local power looms machine.
  • LAHORE: Women are busy in shopping for eid at a local hotel in the provincial capital.
  • LAHORE: Christian students hold a demonstration in support of their demands at Faisal Chowk.
  • LAHORE: People standing in a queue to collect fresh currency notes outside State Bank Building.
  • LAHORE: Women are busy in shopping for eid at a local hotel in the provincial capital.
  • LAHORE: Women are busy in shopping for eid at a local hotel in the provincial capital.
  • SHANGLA: Tailors are busy in their work in their shop in Shangla.
  • LAHORE: Khateeb Badshahi Masjid Maulana Syed Abdul Khabeer Azad speaks during Quran-e-Kareem Conference at Jamia Imrania Gulberg.
  • ABBOTTABAD: Live Stock Doctors & AC Examining Under age Buffalo Baby used for Slaughter Illegally.
  • ABBOTTABAD: Live Stock Doctors Examining Stored Meat of Under age Animals in Refrigerator during Raid on Illegal Slaughter House.
  • KARACHI: People who came for the hearing of their cases, are perturbed due to strike called by the lawyers against the target killing of Advocate Mubarik Kazmi.
  • KARACHI: People who came for the hearing of their cases, are perturbed due to strike called by the lawyers against the target killing of Advocate Mubarik Kazmi.
  • KARACHI: People who came for the hearing of their cases, are perturbed due to strike called by the lawyers against the target killing of Advocate Mubarik Kazmi.
  • KARACHI: Primary Teachers hold a demonstration in support of their demands outside Karachi Press Club.
  • KARACHI: Activists of Pakistan Islamic Medical Association hold a demonstration against the Israeli aggression Primary Teachers hold a demonstration in support of their demands outside Karachi Press Club.
  • KARACHI: Activists of Pakistan Islamic Medical Association hold a demonstration against the Israeli aggression Primary Teachers hold a demonstration in support of their demands outside Karachi Press Club.
  • HYDERABAD: Activists of Fundamental Rights Commission of Pakistan chanting anti UN, US and Israel slogans during a protest against Israeli aggression in Gaza.
  • HYDERABAD: Leader of Majlis-e-Wahdat ul Muslimeen Mukhtar Imami addressing a press conference at Hyderabad Press Club.
  • HYDERABAD: Widows of Industrial workers hold a protest rally against non payment of death grant from EOBI officials, outside HPC.
  • TIMERGARA: Vice Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami KPK Mushtaq Ahmad Khan speaks during the concluding ceremony of Dora Tafseer-e-Quran, at Lal Qila.
  • DERAALLAHYAR: PML (N) Member of Punjab Assembly Mir Faiq Ali Khan Jamali inspecting the progress of the development projects in Dera Allah Yar.
  • DERAALLAHYAR: A barber is seen busy in trimming the hair of his customer, in Dera Allah Yar.
  • DERAALLAHYAR: Deputy Commissioner Dera Allah Yar Zaid Bin Maqsood distributing eid gifts among the special persons in Dera Allah Yar.
  • ISLAMABAD: Wife of Journalist Faizullah Khan, Sania Khan talking to the media persons at National Press Club.
  • ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information & Broadcasting Senator Parvez Rashid talking to the media persons at National Press Club.
  • ISLAMABAD: A beautiful view of dark clouds hovering on the sky over Islamabad.
  • ISLAMABAD: A beautiful view of dark clouds hovering on the sky over Islamabad.
  • ISLAMABAD: Workers busy in removing the street lights from the route of Metro Bus Project in Islamabad.
  • ISLAMABAD: Workers busy in removing the street lights from the route of Metro Bus Project in Islamabad.
  • ISLAMABAD: A view of the under construction building where fire erupted due to unknown reason, in Islamabad.
  • HYDERABAD: Workers of Pakistan peoples party Hyderabad hold a protest rally against Israeli aggression on Palestenian in Gaza, in Hyderabad.
  • ABBOTTABAD: Top Position Holder of Annual Intermediate Examination Umaima Nazar Receiving her Prize from Chairman Board, during Prize distribution Ceremony of Top 20 Position Holders in Abbottabad.
  • KARACHI: Women are seen shopping for Eid on Tariq Road.
  • KARACHI: Women are seen shopping for Eid on Tariq Road.
  • KARACHI: Women are seen shopping for Eid on Tariq Road.
  • KARACHI: Women are seen shopping for Eid on Tariq Road.
  • FAISALABAD: A large number of people are seen shopping for eid at Chowk Ghanta Ghar.
  • FAISALABAD: Women are seen shopping for eid at D Ground.
  • FAISALABAD: Women are seen shopping for eid at D Ground.
  • FAISALABAD: People taking bath in the water of the canal to cool themselves off.
  • ISLAMABAD: Visitors enjoying the pleasant weather of the capital at Daman-e-Koh.
  • ISLAMABAD: Visitors enjoying the pleasant weather of the capital at Daman-e-Koh.
  • ISLAMABAD: Visitors enjoying the pleasant weather of the capital at Daman-e-Koh.
  • ISLAMABAD: Activists of Civil Society hold a demonstration against the Israeli attrocities on Gaza.
  • ISLAMABAD: Activists of Civil Society hold a demonstration against the Israeli attrocities on Gaza.
  • MULTAN: A view of the carnage at the site after a traffic accident on Suraj Myani Road.
  • MULTAN: An open main hole on Khanewal Road near Gaddafi Chowk may cause any accident.
  • RAWALPINDI: People are busy in shopping for eid at Raja Bazaar.
  • LAHORE: Residents of Shad Bagh stage a demonstration in support of their demands outside Lahore Press Club.
  • LAHORE: Resident of Shahkot holds degree and result card during a demonstration for job outside Lahore Press Club.
  • LAHORE: Workers of local NGOs hold placards during a demonstration against stone crushing factories, outside Lahore Press Club.
  • PESHAWAR: Workers of Awami Jamhoori Ittehad City District stage a demonstration against Israeli attacks in Gaza.
  • PESHAWAR: Network Coordinator of a local NGO Umer Aurakzai speaks during a seminar on Education Budget.
  • PESHAWAR: Warden of Central Jail Shehzadi Rabia addressing a press conference against Jailer and his son at Peshawar Press Club.
  • PESHAWAR: Provincial president of PML (N) Pir Sabir Shah addressing a press conference at Peshawar Press Club.
  • PESHAWAR: Members of Pakistan Islamic Medical Association stage a demonstration against Israeli attacks in Gaza, outside Peshawar Press Club.
  • PESHAWAR: Dr Ikram Ghani handing over Rs.1 million cheque for IDPs to Corps Commander Peshawar Lt. Gen Khalid Rabbani on behalf of Kohatians Foundation.
  • FAISALABAD: Residents of Jaranwala put the body of relative on road and stage a demonstration in support of their demands outside Session Court.
  • KARACHI: Director of Azad Foundation Syed Itfan Maqbool addressing a press conference regarding participation in Norway Cup 2014 at Karachi Press Club.
  • QUETTA: Policemen checking cars due to security concerns in front of Civil Secretariat.
  • QUETTA: Demonstrators hold placards during a protest organized by a local NGO against Israel outside Quetta Press Club.
  • QUETTA: MPA Dr Shama Ishaq distributing cheques among deserving women at IDP Centre.
  • QUETTA: Chairman of a local NGO Nemat Zaheer distributing Eid Gifts among newspaper sellers.
  • QUETTA: Kids selecting shoes from a shop ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr in the provincial capital.
  • KARACHI: Senior provincial minister for Education Nisar Ahmad Khohro addressing a press conference.
  • KARACHI: Workers of Baloch Human Rights Organization stage a demonstration outside Karachi Press Club.
  • KARACHI: Leader of Jaffaria Alliance Allama Abbas Kumali addressing a press conference at Karachi Press Club.
  • KARACHI: Presidents of Imamia Students in Karachi Athar Imran addressing a press conference at Karachi Press Club.
  • KARACHI: Workers of Peoples Unity of PIA Employees stage a demonstration in support of their demands outside Karachi Press Club.
  • KARACHI: A view of traffic jam during Eid shopping in Saddar area.
  • KARACHI: People write their comments on a banner displayed by Karachi Union of Journalists to demand release of journalist Faizullah Khan, at Karachi Press Club.
  • KARACHI: Leader of Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Muslimeen Allama Ameen Shaheedi addressing a press conference at Pak Muharram Hall.
  • KARACHI: A view of green belt which is left as it is after developmental work at Aysha Manzil which needs attention of concerned authorities.
  • KARACHI: Motorists and pedestrians face inconvenience due to sewerage water accumulated on a part of M. A. Jinnah Road.
  • KARACHI: Vendors selling shoes at Empress Market in Saddar.
  • KARACHI: Dr Fauzia Siddiqui addressing during annual Iftar Dinner hosted by Karachi Union of Journalists (Dastor) at Karachi Press Club. Secretary Karachi Press Club Amir Latif and leader of PML (N) Saleem Zia are also present.