2017 September

Archive for September, 2017

Militant Groups in Pakistan Rebrand Themselves as Political Parties

September 30, 2017 |

As international pressure is mounting on Islamabad to do more against militant groups operating from its soil, some militant groups are rebranding themselves as political parties.

"The Pakistan military is allowing militant, virulently anti-Indian groups to enter the political process …

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WORK CONTINUING ON 108 MW GOLAN GOAL HYDROPOWER PROJECT IN CHITRAL DISTRICT

September 30, 2017 |

Work on construction of Golan Goal hydropower project is in full swing in Chitral District.

In an exclusive interview with Radio Pakistan Peshawar correspondent, Adviser to the Prime Minister Engineer Amir Muqam said the project will be completed in May …

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American al-Qaida Convicted in ’09 Suicide Attack in Afghanistan

September 30, 2017 |

NEW YORK A U.S. citizen who joined al-Qaida was convicted Friday of participating in a failed suicide bombing in 2009 at an American military base in Afghanistan.

A federal jury in New York reached the verdict in the case against …

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40,000 TEACHERS RECRUITED ON MERIT TO BE REGULARIZED: KHATTAK

September 30, 2017 |

Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak says that forty thousand teachers recruited recently on merit will be regularized.

Chairing a meeting in Peshawar on Saturday, he said a committee has been constituted to submit recommendations for new service structure of …

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FRONTIER CORPS BALOCHISTAN AVERTED SECTARIAN TARGETING IN QUETTA: ISPR

September 30, 2017 |

Frontier Corps Balochistan on Saturday averted a sectarian targeting in Quetta in an intelligence-based operation and apprehended the mastermind and his two accomplices.

According to ISPR, a vehicle to be used as vehicle borne improvised explosive device was also recovered …

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American Man Convicted In Failed Suicide Attack On U.S. Base In Afghanistan

September 30, 2017 |

A U.S. citizen was convicted on September 29 of supporting the Al-Qaeda extremist group and participating in a failed suicide bombing that targeted an American military base in Afghanistan in 2009.

U.S. prosecutors said Muhanad Mahmoud Al Farekh, 31, was …

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Cross-Kashmir Border Clash Kills Pakistani Soldier, 2 Civilians

September 29, 2017 |

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN � Pakistan said that cross-border shooting by India late Friday left one soldier and two civilians dead in the disputed Kashmir region.

Three soldiers and two civilians were wounded, according to a Pakistani military statement.

The statement blamed …

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MUHARRAM PROCESSIONS: MOBILE PHONE SERVICES SUSPENDED

September 29, 2017 |

Mobile phone services were suspended in Hyderabad, Mirpurkhas and Shaheed Benaziarabad divisions today in view of strict security arrangements for Muharram processions.

Internet services were also observed to have been disrupted in some areas.

Cellular services will also remain partially …

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Pakistan Army Chief to Visit Afghanistan Sunday

September 29, 2017 |

ISLAMABAD Pakistan's military chief, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, will undertake a crucial visit to Afghanistan on Sunday where his delegation is to discuss with Afghan counterparts ways to strengthen bilateral security cooperation and border management efforts.

Relations between Islamabad and …

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Five Suspected Terrorists Killed in Police Shootout in Karachi

September 29, 2017 |

WASHINGTON Pakistan's Sindh province police on Thursday killed five suspected terrorists who had ties to al-Qaida and Islamic State terror groups in the southern port city of Karachi, according to provincial law enforcement officials.

Rao Anwaar, a senior provincial police …

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SINDH GOVT IMPLEMENTS STRICT SECURITY ARRANGEMENTS

September 29, 2017 |

Sindh Government has implemented the strict security arrangements for the security of the 8th, 9th and 10th Muharram-ul-Haram.

Over ten thousand police and rangers personnel have been deployed all over the city for the security of processions and majalis.

Sindh …

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In Afghanistan, Mattis Confident of Eventually Breaking Stalemate

September 29, 2017 |

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN The new U.S. strategy for the war in Afghanistan unveiled last month by President Donald Trump is already showing results insisted senior military officials who met with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis in Afghanistan this week.

General John Nicholson, …

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