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  • No discrimination between 'good' and 'bad' Taliban: PM

    Dated: 2014-12-18

    PESHAWAR: National political leadership has reiterated its firm resolve to continue the war against terror till elimination of the last terrorists from Pakistani soil.

    The consensus emerged during meeting of the parliamentary leaders held in Peshawar today at the invitation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

    Addressing lawmakers at the Governor House in Peshawar, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif flanked by Leader of the Opposition in the National Khursheed Shah and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan reads out decisions undertaken during the APC.

    “We express deep grief over Peshawar tragedy and today’s conference has decided to draft an action against terrorists and act upon it immediately,” PM Nawaz said.

    “We announce that there will be no discrimination between “good” and “bad” Taliban and have resolved to continue the war against terrorism till the

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  • PTI Chief announces to end sit-in in view of Peshawar tragedy

    Dated: 2014-12-18

    Islamabad: Chairman PTI Imran Khan has announced to wind up his party's sit-in at D-Chowk in Islamabad.

    Addressing his party workers at the venue of sit-in tonight, he said the decision has been taken in view of the Peshawar tragedy.

    He said the country needs unity at the moment to fight out the menace of terror and therefore, his party would not do opposition for the sake of the country.

    Imran Khan said his party would participate in the Committee announced by the Prime Minister in Peshawar today to formulate National Plan of Action against terrorism and contribute to the plan.

    Meanwhile, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has welcomed announcement of Imran Khan for end of his sit-in at D-Chowk in Islamabad.

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  • Terrorists using Afghan soil, Gen Raheel tells Kabul leadership

    Dated: 2014-12-18

    ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif met with the top Afghan military and political leadership in Kabul on Wednesday.

    According to media reports the COAS told Afghan leadership that terrorists were using Afghan soil to carry out attacks on Pakistan.

    The army chief shared classified intelligence details with the Afghan officials and revealed to them that the mastermind behind the Peshawar attack, who was from Afghanistan, was giving directives to terrorists.

    Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said Afghanistan stands with the people of Pakistan in their hour of grief.

    General Raheel also met International Security Assistance Force (Isaf) commander General Joseph Dunford. Dunford condemned the attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar and assured Gen Raheel of complete cooperation in countering terrorism and

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  • Political leadership vows to fight terrorists without discrimination

    Dated: 2014-12-18

    PESHAWAR: The national political leadership on Wednesday vowed to fight the extremists and terrorists without any discrimination so as to wipe out this scourge from the country.

    "At no stage there would be any discrimination between the good and bad Taliban and all would be dealt equally with an iron hand," Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif said while addressing a press conference along with national political leaders.

    The Prime Minister read out a written statement agreed upon by the political leadership of the country, specifically gathered here at the Governor's House to deliberate upon a course of action following the horrific act of terrorism at a local school that left over 140 people dead, including 132 children.

    While expressing deep grief and sorrow over the tragic Peshawar incident, the Prime Minister said the meeting agreed that the war against extremis

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  • 100 dead bodies of students recovered from hall of school: DG ISPR

    Dated: 2014-12-18

    PESHAWAR: Director General (DG) Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asim Saleem Bajwa has said that one hundred dead bodies of the students were recovered from a hall of the school.

    Talking to newsmen in Peshawar on Wednesday, he said the terrorists murdered innocent students in such a brutal manner that the Pakistani nation will never forget it.

    The army took journalists to different sections of the school today to see the carnage with their own eyes.

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  • Funeral prayer in absentia of Peshawar attack victims

    Dated: 2014-12-18

    PESHAWAR: The funeral prayer in absentia of the victims of school attack was offered here at Corps Headquarters Peshawar.

    The funeral prayer was attended by Govenror Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Sardar Mehtab Ahmed Khan, Chief Minister Pervez Khattak, Chief of Army Staff Gen Raheel Sharif, Corps Commander Peshawar and Director General ISPR Maj Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa besides senior civil and military officers.

    The participants offered Fateha for eternal peace of the victims and prayed Allah Almighty to grant courage to members of the bereaved families to bear this loss with patience.

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  • Altaf for hard stance against Taliban

    Dated: 2014-12-18

    KARACHI/LONDON: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) head Altaf Hussain deplored Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for not showing spine against Taliban.

    In a telephonic interview on Wednesday, Hussain said that government was not ready to denounce Taliban by name. “Prime Minister Sharif has displayed cowardice in his press briefing before the commencement of roundtable conference,” he said.

    “When Taliban have openly claimed responsibility for the attack, why is Prime Minister scared of,” he questioned.

    He noted that some TV channels were also afraid of naming the Taliban.

    The MQM chief urged the government to issue arms licenses to teachers and media persons for their security. This incident would not have happened if teachers had arms, he said.

    “I assure Chief of the Army Staff that the whole nation stands with Pak Army,” he said.

    He h

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  • Two blasts near college rock DIK

    Dated: 2014-12-18

    DI Khan: Two loud blasts rocked Dera Ismail Khan (DIK) on Wednesday.

    According to media reports Two loud explosions heard near Kalachi Girls College of Dera Ismail Khan today.

    The law enforcement agencies rushed to the spot of the incident and cordoned off the area.

    The nature of the blasts yet to be established.

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  • Terrorists using Afghan soil, Gen Raheel tells Kabul leadership

    Dated: 2014-12-18

    ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif met with the top Afghan military and political leadership in Kabul on Wednesday.

    According to media reports the COAS told Afghan leadership that terrorists were using Afghan soil to carry out attacks on Pakistan.

    The army chief shared classified intelligence details with the Afghan officials and revealed to them that the mastermind behind the Peshawar attack, who was from Afghanistan, was giving directives to terrorists.

    Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said Afghanistan stands with the people of Pakistan in their hour of grief.

    General Raheel also met International Security Assistance Force (Isaf) commander General Joseph Dunford. Dunford condemned the attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar and assured Gen Raheel of complete cooperation in countering terrorism and

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  • Emirates suspends Peshawar flights 'until further notice'

    Dated: 2014-12-18

    KARACHI: International carrier Emirates on Wednesday announced that it is halting flights in and out of Peshawar "until further notice".

    In a short statement, the UAE-based airline said: "We can confirm that we are suspending our flights to Peshawar for operational reasons. This will take effect immediately (from 16 December) until further notice."

    It added that services to other points in Pakistan — Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore, and Sialkot — continue to operate as scheduled.

    Booking a ticket for Peshawar on the Emirates website currently gives the following message:

    The short statement further said: "We remain committed to our customers in Pakistan and hope to resume services to Peshawar as soon as operational conditions allow us to do so". The carrier also apologised for the inconvenience.

    Meanwhile according to a private ne

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