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The Prime Minister, finally awakening from an apparently deep slumber, has ordered an operation (sic); would it suffice to restore peace to the terror hit Pakistan is anybody’s guess because the issue is not merely restoring the rule of law; it is of social, moral, intellectual and institutional disorder as well and what we need is not only a halfhearted operation but also a complete regeneration of our society and outright reconstruction of our state...

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Development of education sector govt’s top priority: President

BAHAWALPUR, Oct 24 (INP): President Mamnoon Hussain on Friday said that development of education sector, especially higher education, is government’s top priority. Addressing the 7th convocation of Islamia University, Bahawalpur, he said that Pakistani youth are blessed with talents and that only quality education could unleash their potential for benefit of the society. The president said...

Two Lyari ‘gangsters’ killed in encounter with Rangers in Karachi

KARACHI, Oct 24 (INP): Two accused of Lyari gang war were killed during a raid conducted by the Pakistan Rangers Sindh on Friday. The paramilitary forces launched a crackdown against criminals in Lyari during an exchange of fire which took place with the culprits present in the area. In cross firing two accused stated to be affiliated with Lyari gang war and identified as Farooq and Samad were killed. Bodies of the deceased stated to be wanted in target killing of 16 persons were shifted to hospital for medico-legal formalities. INP ...

Polio; a highly infectious disease causes paralysis, no cure but prevention

 By Rafiullah Mandokhail ZHOB:  In connection with the World Polio Day, the district administration and health department took out an awareness walk led by Deputy Commissioner Nazar Muhammad Khetran here on Friday. The walk started from Tehsil office and culminated...

Major terror bid foiled in Khyber Agency, explosive laden car seized

BARA, Oct 24 (INP): The security forces on Friday foiled a major terror bid by seizing a car containing a huge cache of explosive material from Landi Kotal Bazaar in Khyber Agency. According to security officials, 250 kilograms of explosives were planted inside a vehicle...

Security plan chalked out for Muharram

Fahad Altaf Raja RAWALPINDI: CTO Rawalpindi gave detailed route plan of CTP during Muharram ul Harram. According to detail Sohaib Khurram Janbaaz while addressing to a press conference at Head quarters Rawalpindi to unveil the detailed route plan of traffic during the Muharam ul Harram. He said that including all small and big jaloos of Muharram in total 450 jaloos held and 1150 senior officers...

Inferiority complex, dishonesty fatal disease of our society: Zulfiqar Cheema

PR ISLAMABAD: Uncertainty, inferiority complex and dishonesty are fatal disease of our society and must be cured. The Sri Lanka is a small country as compared to Pakistan but they have overcome terrorism with courage and fortitude said Inspector General National Highways and Motorway Police, Zulfiqar...

ANF holds anti narcotics awareness walk ‘say no to drugs’

Rizwan Haider RAWALPINDI: ANF has stepped up “Drug Demand Reduction” activities to curb the Narcotics-menace with the active participation of masses. In continuation of its efforts, ANF Rawalpindi has organized “Anti Narcotics Awareness Walk” on Friday from...

Simple steps can unlock SME potential, assembly national economy: Mian Shahid

ISLAMABAD, Oct 24 (INP): Chairman United Insurance Group and industrial expert Mian Shahid has said that some simple steps can unlock the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) potential making Pakistan a developed nation. Addressing a seminar held here on Friday, Mian...

Insurgent attack kills five in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar: police

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KABUL: Police in Afghanistan said that five people were killed and two injured when gunmen opened fire on a car in the eastern province of Nangahar on Friday. The attack took place as the car carrying...

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Canadian PM sees IS behind attacks

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WASHINGTON: Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, the slain gunman in Wednesday’s shooting at the Ottawa War Memorial and Parliament buildings, was a convert to Islam and a self-declared jihadist. The 29-year old Canadian also had a criminal record in Quebec and British Columbia. The Islamic State (IS, which was formerly known as Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham) terrorist...

US, Canada air defenses on high alert after Ottawa shooting

WASHINGTON: US and Canadian air defenses were placed on heightened alert after a shooting in Canada’s parliament, US officials said Wednesday. The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) “is taking appropriate and prudent...

Ottawa shooting suspect said to be a recent convert to Islam

OTTAWA: Two deadly attacks in three days against members of the military stunned Canadians and raised fears their country was being targeted for reprisals for joining the US-led air campaign against an extremist militant group in Iraq...

New Afghan president’s first trip abroad will be to China

BEIJING: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani will travel to China this month, China’s Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday, marking what will be the leader’s first foreign trip since being sworn in in September after a protracted...

Iran nuclear program and role of USA

Ayesha Abdul Maalik Abbasi The Foundations for Iran’s nuclear program were laid on 5 March 1957, when a proposed agreement for cooperation in research in the peaceful uses of atomic energy” was announced under the auspices of Eisenhower’s program. In 1967, the Tehran Nuclear Research...

How Iran will benefit from regional unrest

Osama Al Sharif   Iran could emerge as a winner from the open-ended war on the self-ascribed Islamic State (IS), which has shifted attention from Tehran’s attempt to expand its sphere of influence and improve its position as a regional powerbroker. With most countries in the region focused on...

The Turkish conundrum

Mahir Ali     Turkey’s decision, announced on Monday, to permit Kurdish fighters to percolate across its border with Syria to aid the defense of Kobani against the Islamic State (IS) came...

Silence of intellectuals and emergence of IS

Mohammed Fahad Al-Harthi   The rapid rise of the so-called Islamic State has exposed clear fault-lines in the Arab world, not least the failure of Arab intellectuals to stand up and be counted in...

Local government elections: Hour of need

It seems that politicians are not willing to hold local body election in the country, the issue of local government elections has been delayed for years with the pretext of one to another lame excuses. It is ironic that Supreme Court of the country is pushing for the local body elections but the politicians...

A good gesture for minorities

In the past decade all the country was facing the menace of terrorism as minorities were also became the victim of extremism. As the country is eradicating the terrorist elements from all parts, it is a good gesture that political parties showing their wishes to the Hindu community on the eve of Diwali...

Quetta under attack

It is not the first Quetta, the provincial capital of the largest province of Pakistan; Baluchistan is under attack by the terrorists. Hundreds of thousands have migrated to other provinces or have left...

Kashmir issue and the dual standard of UN, world community

DG ISPR Major General Asim Bajwa said on Wednesday Pakistan wants peace on its borders, but is ready to respond to any form of aggression from its neighbours. While talking to media men he said, “We...