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 More details
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. More details
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 More details
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. More details
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. More details
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. More details
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. More details
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. More details
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 More details
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 More details