FAISALABAD: Two terrorists, Arshad and Aqeel alias Dr Usman who were awaiting capital punishment have been hanged and pronounced dead in the District Jail.
According to the details, both terrorists were shifted to the District Jail from the Central Jail for the death penalty.
Arshad was convicted in the case regarding attack on former president Pervez Musharraf while Usman was involved in the attack on the Pakistan Army s General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi in 2009.
Earlier, the doctors had completed the medical check-ups of terrorists.
Reportedly, the final words of both the militants were also recorded.
Furthermore, the doctors had issued the medical certificates of both Usman and Arshad.
The Pakistan Army took charge of the Central Jail and shooters were deployed on the rooftops.
The relatives of Usman and Arshad have also had the More details
Islamabad: The National Action Plan Committee against Terrorism has urged the government to strictly implement existing provisions of law against terrorism.
The decision was taken at its meeting in Islamabad on Friday evening.
The Interior Minister Ch. Nisar Ali Khan presided.The meeting also asked media to exercise restraint in this regard especially in view of the grave tragedy in Peshawar.
The National Action Plan Committee showed complete unanimity that there should be no glorification of terrorists or their sympathisers by media.
It formed an Experts Group on counter-terrorism which will submit its recommendations to the Committee on Monday.
The Experts Group would formulate recommendations in the light of input of the meeting of parliamentary leaders in Peshawar, Prime Minister's meeting at GHQ and deliberations of the Committee itself. More details
ISLAMABAD: Civilian and military leadership have pledged to eradicate terrorism from the country while the army and ISAF would target Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan chief Maulvi Fazlullah.
The resolve was made at the meeting of the civilian and military leadership led by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif at the General Headquarters on Friday.
During the meeting centered on national security, the leadership agreed that no leniency would be extended to terrorists and tough steps would be taken in this regard.
The army chief also took the premier into confidence over his meetings with the Afghan leadership.
According to media reports Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was reportedly informed about the army and Isaf’s decision to target Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan chief Maulvi Fazlullah.
Fazlullah was reportedly in contact with the Peshawar scho More details
PESHAWAR: At least eight suspected militants were killed in a US drone strike in the Nazyan district of Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, on the zero line bordering Khyber Agency.
Intelligence sources said the drone targeted a militant compound in Cort Village of Nazyan, completely destroying the compound. Aside from the eight dead, scores of others were reportedly injured on the zero line, which has been serving as a safe haven for the Mullah Fazllullah led Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).
According to security officials, militants based in the Nazyan district had planned the devastating attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar, which left over 140 children and teachers dead and scores injured. More details
ISLAMABAD: Met office has said weather will remain severely cold and dry in the next two days across the country.
Temperature has fallen below freezing point in the Northern areas of the country due to biting cold. The plain areas of the country are not likely to receive shower within next few days. The immense fog will continue to envelope Gujranwala, Lahore, Faisalabad and Sahiwal divisions. However fog will continue to hover over Sargodha, Multan, D.G Khan, Peshawar, DI Khan and Sukkar divisions.
The temperature was recorded one centigrade in Islamabad, 4 in Lahore, 12 in Karachi, 1 in Peshawar, 4 in Quetta and 11 centigrade in Skardu. More details
ISLAMABAD: The negotiations teams of both the government and the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Friday has said that the matter of the establishment of judicial commission would soon find common grounds between both the sides.
The second meeting of the talks between PTI and the government was held at the resident of PTI member Jahangir Tareen.
The meeting discussed different points regarding the establishment of judicial commission and constitutional protection.
Federal Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar, while talking to the media said that the issues are likely to be resolved soon and that it is expected that the matter of the establishment of judicial commission would be settled in the next sitting.
He said that the participation of PTI and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) in the National Action Plan Committee is admirable.
He further urged PTI leadership to sit in the Parliament to bring electoral reforms.
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Islamabad: The Chief Justice of Pakistan Mr Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk has called the meeting of all Chief Justices of High Courts and in charge Monitoring Judges of Anti Terrorism Courts on December 24 at 10:00 am in the Supreme Court, Islamabad.
The meeting will consider the different proposals regarding the expeditious disposal of cases under anti-terrorism law. Moreover, all the courts have also been asked to submit the details of suchcases to Registrar Supreme Court of Pakistan by December 23. More details
KARACHI: Pakistan, Afghanistan and the US-led International Security Assistance Force have agreed to launch a trilateral operation against Taliban on both sides of the Pak-Afghan border, a senior Pakistani official said Friday.
“It will be a coordinated trilateral operation launched jointly by Pakistan, Afghanistan and ISAF on both sides of the border,” Pakistan’s National Security Adviser Sartaj Aziz told The Anadolu Agency’s Turkish service in an exclusive interview.
Aziz, who also holds the portfolio of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s adviser on foreign affairs, said the three sides agreed to inform each other of future targeted operations against Taliban.
The proposed operation would be launched on the basis of intelligence sharing between all sides, he added.
Aziz ruled out the possibility of “hot pursuit” by either side that would breach Pakistan or Afghanistan’s sovereignty.
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GUJRAT: Two Taliban militants were killed in a police encounter here in Gujrat on Friday.
DPO Gujrat Rai Ejaz Ahmad told media that the two terrorists identified as Afzal alias Fauji and Ahmad alias Baba were members of an outlawed group named Al-Furqan and later joined Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).
He added that the terrorists had killed Head Constable Arshad Mehmood, Constable Qamar Butt, Shafqat Azam and Seerat Abbas by attacking a police checkpost in 2002.
It is said that Afzal alias Fauji was a native of Gujrat whereas Ahmed alias Baba was a resident of Toba Tek Singh. More details
RAWALPINDI: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his key cabinet members were briefed over national security matters at Pakistan Army’s General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi.
According to media reports , Chief of Army Staff, General Raheel Sharif and other military officers briefed the PM over army’s achievements in the ongoing operations in Khyber Agency and North Waziristan.
Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Prime Minister's Advisor on Foreign Affairs and National Security Sartaj Aziz and Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatmi were also present in the briefing.
Sources said the implementation of death penalty for terrorists was also discussed in the meeting.
The government and military have reaffirmed their determination to defeat the Taliban following Tuesday’s school massacre of 141 people in Peshawar. More details