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[29 Apr 2016 | No Comment | ]

KARACHI: No senior politician belonging to the Pakistan Peoples Party has been named in the final joint investigation team (JIT) report of Uzair Jan Baloch, the head of the banned People’s Amn Committee, following a row between the Sindh Rangers and police over incorporating in the document certain disclosures that the Lyari gangster made in the custody of the paramilitary force, it emerged on Thursday.
Sources said that ‘some disputed points’ between the Rangers and police had caused a delay in the finalisation of the JIT report.
However, a senior police officer, …

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[29 Apr 2016 | No Comment | ]

KARACHI: Reacting to the allegations contained in the video, MQM leader Dr Farooq Sattar called upon the chief justice of Pakistan to take notice of the recording and airing of the video statement of a high-profile prisoner, saying that the statement made a mockery of the law and the country’s justice system.
Speaking at a press conference at the party’s Azizabad hea­dquarters on Thursday, he said Shamim’s video statement was part of “the MQM’s media trial”.
“Who has recorded the statement of a person who is in custody … who has provided …

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[29 Apr 2016 | No Comment | ]

RAWALPINDI/KARACHI: The emergence of what appears to be a video confession by Khalid Shamim — one of the suspects in the Imran Farooq murder case — has caused uproar in official and political circles.
Shamim, who is currently being held at the Adiala jail in the garrison city, alleges in the video that MQM chief Altaf Hussain was involved in Imran Farooq’s murder.
“When Imran Farooq’s body was brought back to Pakistan, he [Altaf] called Mustafa Kamal and said, ‘The job has been done’,” the prisoner can be heard saying.
Shamim, who appeared …

PAK US AFGHAN TIES »

[29 Apr 2016 | No Comment | ]

The Afghan Taliban have initiated their Spring Offensive with vicious attacks like the one in Kabul, killing over sixty. And the Afghan government and media have turned their guns on Pakistan. Islamabad has been accused of providing Afghan Taliban support to launch attacks inside the country. The Afghan government is no more interested in seeking Pakistan’s assistance in bringing the Taliban to the negotiating table. Instead it wants Islamabad to launch a military operation against them while handing over to it the Taliban who happen to be in Pakistan.  In …

Afghan Scene »

[29 Apr 2016 | No Comment | ]

At least 3 policemen lost their lives in the latest insider attack carried out by one of their comrades in eastern Laghman province of Afghanistan.
According to the local security officials, the incident took place late on Wednesday night in a security post in Mehtarlam city.
Provincial police spokesman Shafiqullah confirmed the incident and said the assailant policeman managed to flee the area following the attack.
He said the policeman was apparently in contact with the Taliban militants and has joined the Taliban ranks after the attack.
The Taliban group has also claimed responsibility …

Afghan Scene »

[29 Apr 2016 | No Comment | ]

A member of the Haqqani terrorist network was killed in an airstrike conducted by the Afghan Air Force (AAF) in southern Zabul province of Afghanistan.
Dawlat Waziri, spokesman for the Ministry of Defense, said the Haqqani network member was identified as Nooruddin who was killed in airstrike on Wednesday.
He said the airstrike was carried in the vicinity of Shahr-e-Safa city of Zabul province.
The anti-government armed militant groups have not commented regarding the report so far which comes as both the Afghan security forces and anti-government armed insurgents have stepped up attacks …

Afghan Scene »

[29 Apr 2016 | No Comment | ]

The Appellate Court Chief of western Herat province Samiuddin Rahin was shot dead by unknown gunmen in Herat city this afternoon.
Provincial governor’s spokesman Jilani Farhad confirmed that Mr. Rahin was travelling in his personal car without any security guard when he was shot dead by gunmen riding a vehicle.
He said the son of Mr. Rahin who is around 10-year-old was also wounded in the attack but there are no reports regarding his health condition.
A team has been assigned to investigate regarding the attack on Mr. Rahin as no group has …

Afghan Scene »

[29 Apr 2016 | No Comment | ]

Former Jihadi commander Abdul Rasoul Sayyaf has said that certain circles in the country are trying to disgrace the Jihad of the people of Afghanistan and are plotting to defame the Mujahedeen.
Sayyaf, who also serves as a key member of a coalition of former Jihadi commanders known as the Council For The Protection and Stability of Afghanistan, warned against rhetoric and conspiracies targeting the Afghan Mujahedeen, saying that the government must act swiftly and foil such schemes.
He warned that if government does not take action, it will soon collapse.
Speaking at …

PAK US AFGHAN TIES »

[29 Apr 2016 | No Comment | ]

The Afghan and Russian defense officials have agreed to establish a military-technical cooperation committee in a bid to jointly combat international terrorism.
According to reports, the agreement was reached during a meeting between the acting Afghan defense minister Masoom Stanikzai and his Russian counterpart Sergei Shoigu.
“A number of specific steps and issues have been discussed, such as further training of Afghan servicemen in Russia, the exchange of intelligence, and the creation of a joint committee on military-technical cooperation,” Stanekzai quoted by local media said.
Stanikzai further added that the two countries want …

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[29 Apr 2016 | No Comment | ]

LAHORE/ISLAMABAD – An officer of the Afghan secret service, National Directorate of Security, has been captured at Chaman border crossing in an intelligence-based operation, intelligence sources told The Nation yesterday.
The officer was stationed in Afghan province of Kandahar, they added.
The officer who was under surveillance after his entry into Balochistan via Chaman border was captured as a result of an intelligence-based operation. An intelligence agency of the military also participated in the operation.
The same intelligence service had deputed a spy on the NDS target when he entered the Pak-Afghan bordering …