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At least 26 people were killed and 57 injured in a suicide bomb explosion near the Arfa Karim IT Tower in Lahore on Ferozepur Road on Monday. An hour after the incident the banned TTP claimed responsibility for the attack. The group claimed that the attack was carried out by its member Fida Hussain Sawati...

Retired railway drivers came to rescue passengers stranded in deserted places since midnight when senior serving drivers had applied brakes in accordance with their ultimatum to press the authorities for the acceptance of their demands. In this situation, All Pakistan Train Drivers Association said that the strike would continue till the acceptance of all demands while...

The security forces captured the strategic mountain top in the Rajgal area of the Tirah Valley on Saturday, besides killing a number of militants and forcing others to retreat and flee to Afghanistan. A statement issued by the ISPR said that security forces had established their control on BrekhMuhammad Kandaowhile foreign militants to flee after a fierce gun battle. Heavy...

The United States will not make the remaining military reimbursements to Pakistan for fiscal year 2016 because Defence Secretary Jim Mattis cannot certify that Islamabad has taken sufficient action against the Haqqani network, the Pentagon has informed. Spokesman, US Defence Department Adam Stump cleared,” The decision will immediately affect a reimbursement of about...

Bizarre statement

July 22, 2017

In a bizarre statement Former Union Defence Minister and Indian Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav on Wednesday claimed that China has “buried” nuclear bombs in Pakistan to attack India. The Financial Express of India reported that Mulayam Singh while speaking in the Parliament claimed that Indian intelligence agencies “would know better” about...

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said “People will not accept the controversial Joint Investigation Team (JIT) report and ‘one-sided’ accountability against the elected prime minister”. Mian Nawaz Sharif was addressing a public gathering and claimed, “This is not accountability. This is exploitation”. Mr. Prime Minister warned, “PTI...

Prime Minister’s advisor for Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz downplayed the statement by Senator John McCain who chairs the US Senate Armed Services committee, warning Pakistan to be prepared to face a changed US attitude. He said, “Committee was part of the US legislature and not its executive branch. It is the executive that is currently undertaking policy review...

Pakistan signaled that it could consider chocking India’s supply lines near the Line of Control if the latter did not ‘rein in’ its troops committing ceasefire violations. The threat was conveyed during a conversation between the Directors General of Military Operations of Pakistan and India over the telephone hotline. The conversation was held in the...

Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor said, “Operation Khyber- 4 has been launched in Rajgal which, along with a similar size area in Shawal valley, is one of the pockets that remain to be cleared”. DG ISPRalso said, “expanding footprint of Daesh on the other side of the border has necessitated the operation to prevent it’s influence from penetrating this side of...

Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Zubair Mahmood Hayat said “Pakistan is fully aware of threats from hostile intelligence agencies, especially RAW. These hostile agencies are operating from Afghanistan and other locations to create unrest in Pakistan in general and Balochistan in particular. Their designs/actions to sabotage the CPEC are also well...

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