Earthquake toll reaches 248, relief efforts continue


KABUL/ISLAMABAD/PESHAWAR: In Pakistan, at least 311 people are confirmed dead in the aftermath of a massive 8.1 magnitude earthquake which hit northern Afghanistan and Pakistan on Monday. The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) says at least 1,665 are injured across Pakistan. Rescuers on Tuesday rushed to deliver relief aid to victims of the quake, which killed at least 294 people in the ...

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8.1 magnitude earthquake strikes Pakistan, at least52 dead


ISLAMABAD: A  8.1 magnitude earthquake struck major cities of Pakistan, including the northern areas, on Monday, leaving at least 52 dead and scores injured due to roof and building collapses. Forty minutes after the first earthquake, an aftershock of 4.8 magnitude was reported in the same area. Aftershocks are expected to continue in the affected areas. Major updates Epicentre reported ...

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Nawaz urges US to side with Pakistan against Indian aggression

Nawaz Sharif in US

WASHINGTON: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif urged the United States to take Pakistan’s side in its long-standing dispute with rival nuclear power India or run the risk of escalating conflict. Speaking in Washington on Friday, a day after talks with US President Barack Obama, Nawaz said Pakistan was ready to help Afghanistan revive peace talks with Taliban rebels. But he made ...

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Nawaz meets Obama at White House

Nawaz Obama Meeting

WASHINGTON: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif apprised the US President Barack Obama about Pakistan’s resolve to take effective action against United Nations-designated terrorist individuals and entities, including Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and its affiliates. The premier said that action against them will be taken as per international commitments and obligations under UN Security Council resolutions and the Financial Action Task Force. President Obama ...

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Imran questions authenticity of by-polls under ‘tainted’ ECP officials

Imran Khan

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan said that the officials of Election Commission under whom the elections were rigged in 2013 have again been assigned to conduct the polls, thus putting a question mark on the authenticity of upcoming by-polls. He said this while addressing a rally in Lahore ahead of the by-polls in NA-122 constituency. The PTI chief said ...

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Kashmir is unfinished agenda which hinders regional peace: Gen Raheel

COAS in London

ISLAMABAD: Army Chief General Raheel Sharif, while addressing a gathering at Royal United Services Institute in London, said that Kashmir is an unfinished agenda of Indo-Pak partition which needs to be resolved for the sake of peace and stability in the region. According to details of the gathering shared by Director General of the Inter-Services Public Relations Lt Gen Asim ...

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Musharraf rejects Mark Siegel’s claim regarding call to Benazir

Benazir Blast

, who Mark Siegel claims was also present with Ms. Bhutto when she received this threatening phone call from me, has never mentioned it and did not pursue this claim aggressively while he was the president of Pakistan for five years.”   On Thursday, key witness, journalist and lobbyist Mark Seigel said in his recorded statement that Benazir Bhutto received ...

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UNGA speech: Nawaz proposes 4-point peace initiative with India

Nawaz Sharif in UN

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif raised the issue of Kashmir, spoke about the continuing offensive against terrorism, and more importantly put the ball in India’s court by offering a new four-point peace initiative in his speech at the 70th UN General Assembly today. UNGA speech: Nawaz proposes 4-point peace initiative with India 1. We propose Pakistan and India formalise and respect ...

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Plot to attack Kamra airbase foiled: CTD


KARACHI: Police on Thursday claimed to have arrested from Karachi an Afghanistan-trained militant who was planning to carry out a terror act at the Kamra airbase in Punjab. Counter-Terrorism Department SSP Junaid Ahmed Shaikh said police arrested Umer Hayat alias Darvesh from MPR Colony, Orangi, on a tip off. He said the suspect was associated with Tehreek-i-Imarat Islamia, Afghanistan. Speaking ...

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Defence Day rehearsals

Pakistani troops practice for the forthcoming celebration to mark Pakistan Defence Day's golden jubilee over Islamabad on September 1, 2015. Pakistan Defence Day is marked annually on September 6.

ISLAMABAD: Air show rehearsals for Defence Day celebrations were under way at Islamabad’s Fatima Jinnah Park.  The Pakistani Air Force rehearsed with JF-17 Thunders multi-role fighters, F-16 Falcon fighters and K-8 Advanced Jet Trainers, along with helicopters.  Defence Day is celebrated to commemorate the sacrifices fallen heroes of the 1965 war. It is observed on September 6 in memory of ...

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Military helicopter crash in Mansehra kills at least nine

Military helicopter crash in Mansehra kills at least nine.File Photo

Aug 06, 2015. PESHAWAR: A military helicopter crashed near Mansehra district, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, killing at least nine people Thursday evening. Mansehra District Police Officer Najeebur Rehman confirmed the incident, saying at least nine people had died as a result of the crash. He said relief and rescue teams are on their way to the crash site. The charred corpses were ...

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Altaf Hussain’s statement tantamount to waging war against Pakistan: Nisar


ISLAMABAD: 02, Aug 2015. Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Sunday termed Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain’s statement tantamount to waging war against the country. Addressing a press conference in Islamabad the federal interior minister said, “The hate-inciting speech, made in a foreign country last night, crossed all limits. Heads of key institutions were insulted.” He ...

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Anti-Pakistan tirade proves Altaf is working for the enemy: Shahbaz

Anti-Pakistan tirade proves Altaf is working for the enemy: Shahbaz

August 02, 2015   LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif slammed a recent statement by Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain on Sunday, saying that the MQM leader’s “diatribe against Pakistan and the Army” proves he is working for the enemy.   “The entire Pakistani nation awaits the exemplary end of this self-proclaimed leader who calls out to India ...

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Hafiz Saeed leads funeral prayers in absentia of Mullah Omar


KARACHI (July 30, 2015) – In recent turn of affairs relating Mullah Omar’s death, Jamat ud Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed has offered funeral prayers in absentia of the Taliban supremo, ARY News reported. “Funeral prayers in absentia being offered of the Amir of hundreds of thousands of Mujahideen,” read the tweet on his official handle . In a ...

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