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  • Arshad, Dr Usman hanged in Faisalabad

    Dated: 2014-12-20

    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

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  • Committee urges govt to implement law against terrorism

    Dated: 2014-12-20

    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.

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  • PM, COAS pledge Zero tolerance for terror

    Dated: 2014-12-20

    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

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  • Drone strike kills eight militants on Khyber Agency border

    Dated: 2014-12-20

    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.

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  • Country to remain gripped by severe cold in next 2 days

    Dated: 2014-12-20

    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.

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  • Govt, PTI confident of finding common grounds during talks

    Dated: 2014-12-20

    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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  • CJP calls meeting of all HC CJs, in charge monitoring judges of ATCs on Dec 24

    Dated: 2014-12-20

    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

  • Pakistan, Afghanistan, US agree on anti-Taliban ops

    Dated: 2014-12-20

    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.

    “There will no hot pursuit by P

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  • Two terrorists killed in Gujrat encounter

    Dated: 2014-12-20

    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.

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  • PM gets security briefing at GHQ

    Dated: 2014-12-20

    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.

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  • KARACHI: Students hold a demonstration against the Peshawar incident, outside Karachi Press Club.
  • KARACHI: Students hold a demonstration against the Peshawar incident, outside Karachi Press Club.
  • KARACHI: KMC workers taking part in anti encroachment drive at Empress Market, Saddar.
  • KARACHI: KMC workers taking part in anti encroachment drive at Empress Market, Saddar.
  • KARACHI: KMC workers taking part in anti encroachment drive at Empress Market, Saddar.
  • KARACHI: Policemen firing teargas shells to disperse the protestors during anti encroachment drive at Empress Market, Saddar.
  • KARACHI: A protestor throwing a plant pot toward the policemen during anti encroachment drive at Empress Market, Saddar.
  • KARACHI: Policemen charging batons on the protestors during anti encroachment drive at Empress Market, Saddar.
  • KARACHI: Policemen arresting the protestors during anti encroachment drive at Empress Market, Saddar.
  • KARACHI: Policemen arresting the protestors during anti encroachment drive at Empress Market, Saddar.
  • KARACHI: Policemen arresting the protestors during anti encroachment drive at Empress Market, Saddar.
  • LAHORE: Workers of Istahkam e Pakistan Movement lighting candles in the memory of the Peshawar incident victims, outside Lahore Press Club.
  • LAHORE: Visibility level was low in the city on Friday morning due to fog.
  • LAHORE: Ameer Jamaat e Islami Punjab Dr Syed Waseem Akhtar visiting the stalls during Student Mega Expo at Government Technical High School, in Bahawalpur.
  • QUETTA: Christian children taking part in a prayer service in the memory of the Peshawar incident.
  • QUETTA: Coal Mines Laborers hold a demonstration against the Peshawar incident.
  • QUETTA: Activists of Balochistan Labor Federation hold a demonstration against the Peshawar incident.
  • SARGODHA: A vender selling traditional sweets at his roadside stalli n Sargodha.
  • LAHORE: Lawyers lighting candles in the memory of the Peshawar incident victims, at GPO Chowk.
  • LAHORE: Lawyers lighting candles in the memory of the Peshawar incident victims, at GPO Chowk.
  • LAHORE: People sitting around fire as the winter season has taken its toll in the city.
  • LAHORE: Justice (Retd) Nasira Javed Iqbal speaks during a reference in the memory of the victims of Peshawar incident, at Lahore High Court Bar.
  • LAHORE: Maulana Afzal Haideri, Ali Mehdi and Laal Mehdi Khan hold a joint press conference at Lahore Press Club.
  • SHANGLA: Students lighting candles during a ceremony organized by Qaumi Wattan Pary in the memory of the victims of Peshawar incident.
  • KOHAT: Students holding placards during a demonstration against the Peshawar incident.
  • DERAALLAHYAR: A student preparing the sketch of Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah during a ceremony in connection to Quaid e Azam Day organized by Sibbi Scouts 65 Wing.
  • DERAALLAHYAR: Students presenting tableau during a ceremony in connection to Quaid e Azam Day organized by Sibbi Scouts 65 Wing.
  • ABBOTTABAD: Activitis of Ahl-E-Sunnat Wal Jamat Protesting against TTP Attack on Army Public School Peshawar.
  • LANDIKOTAL: Workers of PTI and School Children lighting Candles and Offering special prayers to the Martyred Students of Pak ARMY School in Landikotal Press Club.
  • SWAT: PML (N) Leader Ameer Maqam lighting candles in the memory of the Martyred Students of Army Public School.
  • SWAT: Members of Christian community hold a demonstration in support of their demands outside Swat Press Club.
  • SWAT: Activists of Nojawan Aman Tahreek hold a demonstration in support of their demands outside Swat Press Club.
  • SUKKUR: DS Railway Farrukh Temoor Khan chairing a meeting of the participants of 111st Advance Railway Course, in Sukkur.
  • HYDERABAD: Activists of Socialist Movement Pakistan hold a protest rally against Peshawar incident, outside HPC.
  • PESHAWAR: Manager Corporate Communication Waheed Hamid and Majid Lodhi visiting the injured victims of Peshawar incident.
  • PESHAWAR: Manager Corporate Communication Waheed Hamid and Majid Lodhi visiting the injured victims of Peshawar incident.
  • HYDERABAD: Residents of New Hyderabad City hold a protest for construction of road, outside HPC.
  • HYDERABAD: Activists of PPP hold a protest against their local leaders outside HPC.
  • HYDERABAD: Activists of STP hold a protest in the favor of their demands outside HPC.
  • HYDERABAD: Workers of PPP (SB) reciting Quran Pak during a pray ceremony for the Martyred of Peshawar incident.
  • HYDERABAD: Special squad of Police busy in snap checking on a busy road of Hyderabad.
  • HYDERABAD: Although he himself is helpless, a disable person is also expressing his abhorrence against terrorism by participating in the Absentia funeral prayer of the Peshawar Martyred on crutches.
  • HYDERABAD: Vice Ameer Jamat ud Dawa Pakistan Abdul Rehman Makki addressing the workers in public meeting at Rani Bagh ground.
  • HYDERABAD: People busy in purchasing of Sweeters and Jackets to save current cold wave from temporary market at Sakhi Wahab Shah Bridge.
  • HYDERABAD: People busy in purchasing of Sweeters and Jackets to save current cold wave from temporary market at Sakhi Wahab Shah Bridge.
  • HYDERABAD: Students seeing condemnation banners against the Pesahwar incident.
  • SUKKUR: Activists of Pakistan Sunni Tahreek hold a demonstration rally in support of Pakistan Army.
  • ABBOTTABAD: A Girl Lightning Candles to Show Solidarity for the Victims of Army Public School Peshawat.
  • KARACHI: Leader of Joint Action Committee for Human Rights Zahra Yousaf speaks during a press conference at Karachi Press Club.
  • KARACHI: Activists of Ahl e Sunnat Wal Jamaat hold a demonstration in support of their demands outside Karachi Press Club.
  • KARACHI: Sindh Law Minister Sikandar Mangrio speaks during International Pak Orthocon, in Karachi.
  • PESHAWAR: Members of Sikh community praying for the victims of APS incident, outside Peshawar Press Club.
  • PESHAWAR: Activists of Pasban hold a demonstration in support of their demands, outside Peshawar Press Club.
  • PESHAWAR: Policemen checking the people on Jamrud Road, Karkhano.
  • PESHAWAR: Allama Arif Hussaini speaks during a press conference at Peshawar Press Club.
  • PESHAWAR: PML (Q) Leader Chaudhry Parvez Ellahi speaks during a press conference at Peshawar Press Club.
  • PESHAWAR: Dr Syed Alam Mehsud speaks during a press conference at Peshawar Press Club.
  • SUKKUR: Citizens lighting candles in the memory of the Peshawar incident victims.
  • SUKKUR: Activists of Pakistan Sunni Tahreek hold a demonstration in support of their demands, in Sukkur.
  • SUKKUR: Activists of Sunni Action Committee hold a demonstration in support of their demands, in Sukkur.
  • ISLAMABAD: An activist of civil society protesting after a clash with Ahl e Sunnat Wal Jamaat workers during a demonstration outside Laal Masjid.
  • ISLAMABAD: Policewomen trying to arrest an activist of civil society during a demonstration outside Laal Masjid.
  • ISLAMABAD: Activists of PTI hold a demonstration in support of their demands outside National Press Club.
  • ISLAMABAD: Students of Pakistan Citizen Alliance reciting holy Quran for the victims fo Peshawar incident, outside National Press Club.
  • ISLAMABAD: Students of Pakistan Citizen Alliance reciting holy Quran for the victims fo Peshawar incident, outside National Press Club.
  • ISLAMABAD: Students of Pakistan Citizen Alliance reciting holy Quran for the victims fo Peshawar incident, outside National Press Club.
  • ISLAMABAD: Chairman Human Rights Party Khalid Aftab Sulehri, President NPC Shehryar Khan,Mian Aslam and others, sitting on the stage during a condolence ceremony for the Peshawar victims, at National Press Club.
  • ISLAMABAD: Policemen standing alert to avoid any untoward incident during a demonstration outside Laal Masjid.
  • ISLAMABAD: Policemen arresting the activists of Civil Society during a demonstration outside Laal Masjid.
  • ISLAMABAD: Activists of Ahl-e-Sunnat Wal Jamaat hold a demonstration against the Peshawar incident outside Laal Masjid.
  • ISLAMABAD: Activists of Ahl-e-Sunnat Wal Jamaat hold a demonstration against the Peshawar incident outside Laal Masjid.
  • RAWALPINDI: A view of the missing letters of the name of the founder of the nation outside the main hall of District Bar Association.
  • ISLAMABAD: CDA workers planting saplings near D Chowk after the conclusion of PTI Sit In.
  • ISLAMABAD: Parliamentarians offering Fateha for the Peshawar incident victims outside Parliament House.
  • ISLAMABAD: Parliamentarians lighting candles in the memory of the Peshawar incident victims outside Parliament House.
  • ISLAMABAD: Parliamentarians lighting candles in the memory of the Peshawar incident victims outside Parliament House.
  • ISLAMABAD: Parliamentarians lighting candles in the memory of the Peshawar incident victims outside Parliament House.
  • ISLAMABAD: Crane being used to remove the containers from D Chowk after the conclusion of the PTI Sit In.
  • ATTOCK: Farmers are busy in their work in an agricultural field in Attock.
  • ATTOCK: Farmers are busy in their work in an agricultural field in Attock.
  • KARACHI: Muslims taking part in Quran Khawani organized by Islami Roohani Missionat Al Markaz Al Masood ul Uloom, in Liaqatabad.
  • LAHORE: People sitting around fire to get themselves warmed up during cold weather.
  • LAHORE: Activists of Shiite Ulmaa Council hold a demonstration against the Peshawar incident, on Ferozepur Road.
  • LAHORE: Students of Khaksar Tahreek e Pakistan Shaheen Force hold a demonstration against the Peshawar incident, outside Lahore Press Club.
  • LAHORE: Students of Khaksar Tahreek e Pakistan Shaheen Force hold a demonstration against the Peshawar incident, outside Lahore Press Club.
  • LAHORE: Activists of National Party hold a demonstration in support of their demands outside Lahore Press Club.
  • LAHORE: A man buying warm caps from a roadside stall in the provincial capital.
  • LAHORE: A man drinking tea during cold weather in the provincial capital.
  • LAHORE: Winter season has taken its toll in the provincial capital.
  • LAHORE: Members of Association of Family Physicians hold a demonstration outside Lahore Press Club.
  • LAHORE: Activists of JUP (Niazi) hold a demonstration outside Lahore Press Club.
  • LAHORE: Activists of Pakistan Minorities Movement lighting clay lamps during a demonstration outside Lahore Press Club.
  • DERAGHAZIKHAN: Jamaat ud Daawa Pakistan Leader Maulana Ameer Hamza speaks during a press conference in DG Khan.
  • MULTAN: MNA Malik Amir Doger lighting candles and Praying in the memory of the Martyred Students of Army Public School at Sparc Office.
  • MULTAN: PTI workers hold a demonstration in support of their demands outside Dogar House.
  • HYDERABAD: Children lighting candles during pray ceremony for the Martyred Students of Army Public School Peshawar.
  • HYDERABAD: Children lighting candles during pray ceremony for the Martyred Students of Army Public School Peshawar.
  • ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Finance Senator Ishaq Dar speaks during a press conference after a meeting with PTI Leadership.
  • ISLAMABAD: Students looking at the dresses displayed during annual exhibition of National Textile Institute.
  • FAISALABAD: Activists of Ahl-e-Sunnat Wal Jamaat hold a demonstration in support of their demands in Faisalabad.
  • FAISALABAD: Members of Christian community hold a demonstration in support of their demands in Faisalabad.
  • FAISALABAD: Irrigation workers hold a demonstration in support of their demands in Faisalabad.
  • RAWALPINDI: Workers of Defence of Human Rights, hold a candle light vigil for the Peshawar incident victims.
  • RAWALPINDI: Workers of Defence of Human Rights, hold a candle light vigil for the Peshawar incident victims.
  • RAWALPINDI: Residents of Attabad hold a demonstration in support of their demands in Rawalpindi.
  • RAWALPINDI: Activists of Ahl-e-Sunnat Wal Jamaat hold a demonstration in support of their demands in Rawalpindi.
  • RAWALPINDI: Activists of PML (N) Youth Wing hold a demonstration in support of their demands in Rawalpindi.
  • KARACHI: PPP Leader Nisar Ahmad Khoro speaks during Qaumi Yakjehti Rally organized by MQM on MA Jinnah Road.
  • KARACHI: MQM Leader Faisal Sabzwari speaks during Qaumi Yakjehti Rally organized by MQM on MA Jinnah Road.
  • KARACHI: Activists of Muttahida Qaumi Movement taking part in Qaumi Yakjehti Rally organized by MQM on MA Jinnah Road.
  • KARACHI: Activists of Muttahida Qaumi Movement taking part in Qaumi Yakjehti Rally organized by MQM on MA Jinnah Road.
  • KARACHI: Activists of Muttahida Qaumi Movement taking part in Qaumi Yakjehti Rally organized by MQM on MA Jinnah Road.
  • KARACHI: Activists of Muttahida Qaumi Movement taking part in Qaumi Yakjehti Rally organized by MQM on MA Jinnah Road.
  • FAISALABAD: An ambulance is seen stuck in the traffic as most roads of the city were closed for traffic while shifting terrorist Dr Usman from District Jail to Central Jail.
  • KARACHI: Activists of National Party Sindh hold a demonstration against the Peshawar incident outside Karachi Press Club.
  • KARACHI: Col Tahir Mahmood speaks during a press conference regarding the killing of TTP Terrorist Abid Char, at Rangers Headquarters.
  • KARACHI: Col Tahir Mahmood speaks during a press conference regarding the killing of TTP Terrorist Abid Char, at Rangers Headquarters.
  • KARACHI: Activists of PPP Women wing lighting candles in the memory of the victims of Peshawar incident, outside Karachi Press Club.
  • KARACHI: Activists of PPP Women wing lighting candles in the memory of the victims of Peshawar incident, outside Karachi Press Club.
  • KARACHI: Activists of PPP Women wing shouting slogans during a demonstration against the Peshawar incident, outside Karachi Press Club.
  • KARACHI: Members of Christian community lighting candles during a demonstration against the Peshawar incident, outside Karachi Press Club.
  • ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister, Sartaj Aziz and Secretary General OIC hold a joint press briefing at Foreign Office.
  • ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister, Sartaj Aziz and Secretary General OIC hold a joint press briefing at Foreign Office.
  • KARACHI: Speaker Sindh Assembly Agha Siraj Durrani, Deputy Speaker Sindh Assembly Shahla Raza and Members of Sindh Assembly lighting candles in the memory of the Peshawar incident victims.
  • ISLAMABAD: Activists of Civil Society submitting application against Maulana Abdul Aziz at Aabpara Police Station.
  • ISLAMABAD: Activists of Civil Society hold a demonstration against the Peshawar incident outside Laal Masjid.
  • ISLAMABAD: Activists of Civil Society hold a demonstration against the Peshawar incident outside Laal Masjid.
  • KARACHI: Sindh Law Minister Jam Sikandar Mangrio presenting a shield to Prof S Anjum during the annual reception of Pak Orthcon Conference in Karachi.
  • ISLAMABAD: Activists of Civil Society lighting candles during a demonstration against the Peshawar incident outside Laal Masjid.
  • QUETTA: Bodies of alleged TTP militants are being shifted to the hospital after an encounter with security forces personnel,
  • QUETTA: Bodies of alleged TTP militants killed in an encounter with security forces personnel, are seen lying in the mortuary of Civil Hospital.
  • QUETTA: Bodies of alleged TTP militants killed in an encounter with security forces personnel, are seen lying in the mortuary of Civil Hospital.
  • QUETTA: Bodies of alleged TTP militants killed in an encounter with security forces personnel, are seen lying in the mortuary of Civil Hospital.
  • FAISALABAD: Ambulance going inside the jail to carry the bodies of the 2 terrorists hanged on Friday night.
  • FAISALABAD: Ambulance going inside the jail to carry the bodies of the 2 terrorists hanged on Friday night.
  • FAISALABAD: Ambulance going inside the jail to carry the bodies of the 2 terrorists hanged on Friday night.