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Pak Army major martyred in DI Khan operation: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: An officer of Pakistan Army embraced martyrdom in a gun battle with terrorists during a search operation in Kulachi area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Dera Ismail Khan district, a statement by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Wednesday. Major Ishaq was 28 years old who martyred during the search operation conducted on a tip-off about presence of terrorists in a hide out, the statement said. The martyred officer hails from Khushab who left behind a widow and one-year-old son. Another son of soil…

Major among four Army personnel martyred in Upper Dir operation

UPPER DIR: A Major among four personnel of the Pakistan Army laid down their lives during a military operation in Upper Dir district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa , the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a press release on Wednesday. Major Ali Salman – who belonged to an intelligence agency – along with his team was leading an anti-terrorism operation in Sherotkai area of Timergara in Upper Dir, conducted on an intelligence tip-off against a terrorist hideout in the area. One of the two suicide bombers present in…

Security forces foil terror bid to storm their camp in Khyber Agency

RAWALPINDI: Security Forces foiled a terror bid by two suicide bombers to storm Frontier Constabulary (FC)’s camp in Khyber Agency’s Jarobi area on Pak-Afghan border, ARY News reported on Friday. According to Inter-Services Public Relation (ISPR) statement, the terrorists from across the border tried to attack Misthara post located near Pak-Afghan border on which FC personnel effectively responded and engaged with the attackers, shooting dead one of the suicide bomber at entrance of the camp. In retaliatory firing by…

PM faces criticism for “ignoring” terror victims of Parachinar

KOHAT: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif became a subject of criticism at Mili Yakjehti Conference for not paying a visit to Parachinar in wake of the twin bomb blasts claiming over 70 lives.  Expressing concerns over the premier’s decision of not visiting the terror-hit city, speakers at the conference on Saturday said he had no sympathies with the people of the tribal agency. They lamented that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had never come to Kurram Agency in his entire political career despite several blasts and tragic…

Parachinar blasts: Enemy’s attempt won’t succeed, says COAS

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday vowed to counter every attempt to divide the nation on sectarian basis in the wake of Parachinar terror attacks, ARY News reported on Tuesday. According to a statement of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the COAS will spend his second day of Eid-ul-Fitr in Parachinar, where twin blasts claimed dozens of lives and hurt many on Friday. The Army’s media wing quoted the COAS as saying, “We all are united as Muslim and Pakistanis. Enemy’s…

Forces seize huge stockpile of weapons in Khyber, Waziristan regions

RAWALPINDI: The Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) recovered huge stockpile of weapons and ammunition during separate Intelligence Based Operations (IBOs) on Thursday in Khyber Agency and South and North Waziristan tribal regions, ARY News reported. According to a statement issued by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the Frontier Corps (FC) Khyber Pakthunkhwa on late Thursday night recovered weapons which included Sub-Machine Guns, Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), and detonators besides explosive materials from…

Mashal lynching: Three-member inquiry to probe police negligence

MARDAN: A police inquiry committee has been formed in light of Joint Investigation Team (JIT)’s report of Mashal Khan lynching incident, to scrutinize the role of police personnel during the incident at Abdul Wali Khan University (AWKU). A three member committee – under supervision of Deputy Inspector General Mardan – will submit its report within a week. Earlier, the JIT report suggested that the police did not spring into action to prevent the loss of life. The report urged that the responsible persons should be…

Doctors strike allegedly claims 40 patients’ lives at Abbottabad’s AMC

ABBOTTABAD: At least 40 patients died at Ayub Medical Complex after the doctors halted rendering their services and went to strike allegedly over corruption and illegal recruitment which entered into its fifth day on Saturday, ARY News reported. The doctors have reportedly boycotted the OPDs, operation theatres and ward rounds, leaving the patients to suffer. The strike has backing of medical professors, associates, and other assistant professors. The doctors demanding immediate suspension of Chairman Board of Governors…

Mardan Lynching: Mashal Khan’s father complains little action against masterminds

ISLAMABAD: Father of slain journalism student at Abdul Wali Khan University (AWKU) – Mashal Khan – on Friday complained that no action has been taken against the masterminds of the lynching incident of his victim son, except those who acted on the direction of the conspirators, ARY News reported. "The actors have been apprehended but the directors are still out of sight", Iqbal Khan said while talking to media persons outside the Supreme Court building here. Lamenting that his son would not return, Iqbal Khan said that…

KP police want PTI councillor’s name on ECL in Mashal lynching case

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) police on Thursday requested Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to add the name of PTI councillor on Exit Control List (ECL) for his suspected involvement in Mashal Khan lynching incident after reportedly being at large, ARY News reported. The man has been identified as PTI councillor Arif Khan in the light of a video, which surfaced after the lynching incident of 23-year-old Journalism student at Abdul Wali Khan University (AWKU) in Mardan. The video showed Arif Khan directing the…