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Trump voices to implement Muslim tracking database in US

NEWTON: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has voiced support for creating a mandatory database to track Muslims in the United States — the latest in an escalating series of responses following the deadly attacks in Paris. "I would certainly implement that. Absolutely," Trump told an NBC News reporter between campaign events Thursday in Newton, Iowa, according to video posted on ... Read More »

Zero tolerance for Daesh in Pakistan: DG ISPR

WASHINGTON: Pakistan has a zero tolerance for Daesh and the terrorist group has no acceptance in the country, said Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Lt Gen Asim Bajwa on Thursday. He added that a global response is needed to deal with the global threat posed by the terrorist group also known as self-styled Islamic State (IS). On the question ... Read More »

Meeting with Biden high point of COAS visit

WASHINGTON: Army Chief Raheel Sharif crowned his five-day visit to the United States with a meeting with Vice President Joe Biden at the White House on Thursday. The two leaders met in the Roosevelt Room and discussed “bilateral relations and the security situation” in South Asia, a senior official told journalists. Although little has so far been disclosed about the ... Read More »

Dossiers on India have no ‘material evidence’

ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs was told on Thursday that dossiers given to the United States and United Nations Secretary General on India’s alleged involvement in terrorism in Pakistan did not contain ‘material evidence’. Testifying before the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, which met with Senator Nuzhat Sadiq in the chair, Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said ... Read More »

Qisas and Diyat: Legal reform to ensure murderers get away no more

ISLAMABAD: The government is set to reform the controversial blood money laws that allow murderers to escape punishment if they are forgiven by their victim's heirs, the prime minister’s special assistant on legal affairs said on Thursday. Critics contend that the law, which was passed in 1990, allows the wealthy and the powerful to walk scot-free from homicide convictions either ... Read More »

PM advises president to reject mercy petitions of four APS terrorists

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has advised President Mamnoon Hussain to reject the mercy petitions of four convicted terrorists involved in the Dec 16, 2014, Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan attack on Peshawar’s Army Public School. The terrorists were sentenced to death by military courts. While performing his constitutional obligation under Article 105 of the Constitution, the premier said Pakistan has changed after ... Read More »

Polling underway for second phase of LG elections in Sindh, Punjab

KARACHI: Polling for the second phase of local government (LG) polls across Sindh and Punjab commenced Thursday morning. Polling began at 7:30am and is expected to continue till 5:30pm, Radio Pakistan reported. Polling is being held in 11 districts in Punjab and 14 districts in Sindh. Voters have begun arriving at polling stations to cast votes for their preferred candidates, ... Read More »

Growing Pak-China ties not against any country: Aziz

ISLAMABAD: Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said on Wednesday that growing China-Pakistan ties were not against any other country and Pakistan was simultaneously promoting relations with all major regional and world powers. “Cooperation between Pakistan and China is focused on economic development through connectivity and is not against any other country. Pakistan seeks to establish and sustain long-lasting and ... Read More »

9/11 attack partially funded from India, says former New Delhi police chief

NEW DELHI: A former police commissioner of New Delhi, Neeraj Kumar, has claimed in his book that part of the funding for 9/11 attacks in the United States (US) had emerged from India, according to report published on The Times of India website. The former police officer, who served in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and retired as a ... Read More »

Two Air France flights from US to Paris diverted over security threats

LOS ANGELES: Two Air France flights en route to Paris from the United States were diverted on Tuesday following anonymous threats, and passengers and crew were safely removed, the airline and the Federal Aviation Administration said. An Airbus A-380 that departed from Los Angeles landed in Salt Lake City, where passengers and crew were being taken off the plane and ... Read More »