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We are winning militarily, losing psychological war against terror, says Nisar

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan says it was people who never read NAP who were criticising the policy.—DawnNews ISLAMABAD: Equipped with statistics on the past year's terror incidents across the country, Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan hit out at critics of the National Action Plan (NAP) on Thursday saying those criticising the policy "had never read NAP". ... Read More »

Army to go all out for peace in Karachi

KARACHI: Chief of the Army Staff Gen Raheel Sharif on Wednesday “vowed to go to any length” for peace in Karachi, sending out a message that there would be no let-up in the Rangers-led operation in the city. The statement came only two days after he announced that he would retire on the due date. The fresh resolve from Gen ... Read More »

Shah sees no major progress on NAP

ISLAMABAD: Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khurshid Shah on Tuesday expressed concern over what he called ‘non-implementation’ of the National Action Plan. Talking to reporters in his chamber at the parliament house, he called for a judicial probe into terrorist attacks in Peshawar’s Army Public School and Bacha Khan University in Charsadda. He said people wanted ... Read More »

Pakistan only Saarc country to improve Corruption Perceptions Index score: TI

ISLAMABAD: The Transparency International (TI) maintained on Tuesday that Pakistan was the only country among the five Saarc countries that improved its Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) score. The other four countries scored the same or less points as compared to the score in 2014, the TI said in its report on CPI 2015, to be formally launched on Wednesday. TI ... Read More »

We want to encourage our team, not malign it: Shaharyar

PCB chief Shaharyar Khan speaks during a press conference in Lahore on October 21, 2015. — AFP/File LAHORE: Pakistan’s successive defeats against New Zealand and England in the T20 contests have set the alarm bells ringing in the cricketing quarters here with the all-important World T20 now just weeks away. However, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is reluctant in taking ... Read More »

Gen Raheel Sharif puts speculations to rest, says will retire on due date

ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Army Staff Gen Raheel Sharif ended on Monday growing speculations about an extension in his tenure through a brief, but sudden statement that paved the way for the government to start considering his successor who will take up the job from him in about 10 months from now. “I don’t believe in extension and will retire ... Read More »

I don’t believe in extension, will retire on due date: Gen Raheel Sharif

Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Lieutenant-General Asim Bajwa on Monday has rubbished reports regarding extension of General Raheel Sharif’s tenure as Chief of Army Staff, quoting Gen Raheel Sharif as saying he will “retire on the due date”. In a series of tweets by the director general of the military’s media wing, Army Chief General Raheel was quoted as saying, ... Read More »

Taliban reaffirms authority of its Qatar ‘political office’

The Taliban made the declaration in a summary emailed by spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid.─ AFP/File DUBAI: The Afghan Taliban said Sunday that its "political office" in Qatar is the only entity authorized to carry out negotiations on its behalf, reinforcing the authority of the man who took control of the group amid a tussle over command following the death of long-time ... Read More »

Obama says Pakistan ‘can and must’ do more against terrorism

NEW DELHI: US President Barack Obama has urged Pakistan to show it is “serious” about crushing extremist networks operating on its territory, saying the latest mass killing of students underlined the need for more decisive action. In an interview with the Press Trust of India published on Sunday, Obama said the crackdown on extremists was “the right policy” but was ... Read More »

‘Seminary teacher injured in IED blast, not JuD leader’

PESHAWAR: Rubbishing circulating intelligence reports, Senior Superintendent Police Operations Abbas Majeed Marwat on Sunday denied that Qari Salahuddin, who was apparently targeted by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) earlier today, is a leader of the Kashmir-based Jamatud Dawa. Police cordoned off the blast site. ─ DawnNews Salahuddin is an Afghan national who teaches at a local seminary, the SSP said, ... Read More »