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PESCO recovers Rs 88, 509 from defaulters in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: Peshawar Electric Supply Company (PESCO) on Thursday recovered Rs 88, 509 from defaulters during an action in various areas of Peshawar and Banu. According to the PESCO's spokesperson, the drive against defaulters and electricity thieves, continued in various areas of Peshawar and Banu of Khyber Pakhtunkhuwa province. “As many as 51 illegal electricity connections were removed and cases were registered against eight over charges of electricity theft,”  said the spokesperson. Electricity of 18 distribution…

Three KDA officials injured in Korangi anti-encroachment operation

KORANGI: At least three Karachi Development Authority (KDA) officials were injured after they came under attack during an anti-encroachment operation in Korangi on Tuesday. According to the details, land grabbers and locals pelted stones and opened fire on the anti-encroachment teams as they arrived at Mehran Town to demolish illegal structures. Police fired in the air to disperse the enraged protesters and shifted the injured officials to hospital. The anti-encroachment operation was halted briefly after the…

Sindh Rangers, CTD nab notorious criminal from Malir in joint raid

KARACHI: Pakistan Rangers Sindh and CTD today apprehended notorious criminal, Zaheer Ahmed alias Gul, the suspended inspector of CTD from Malir, wanted in heinous crimes to the law enforcement agencies (LEAs), Sindh Rangers spokesperson said. "Arms and ammunition like, Kalashnikov, rifles, pistol and hand grenade were recovered from the arrested outlaw", while foreign currencies of US, India, Iran and Saudi Arabia were also found in possession of Zaheer Ahmed, contended Rangers spokesman in his statement. Suspended…

Three terrorists killed in Balochistan operation

QUETTA: Law enforcement agencies on Wednesday conducted an intelligence-based operation in Balochistan and killed three wanted terrorists. The operation was conducted in Kundi and Killi Zard Ghulam Jan located in district Kalat after receiving an intelligence tip off on the presence on terrorists in the area. Security forces reportedly killed three terrorists allegedly affiliated with the proscribed Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and Daesh terror outfits. The were identified as Khubaib, Shoaib and Waheed and were wanted by law…

‘Land mafia’ will not be able to escape the law: state minister

ISLAMABAD: Briefing on the ongoing operation against encroachments on state-owned lands in the federal capital, Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Afridi said the 'encroachment mafia' will not be allowed to escape from the law. The state minister said that he was personally overseeing the anti-encroachment operation which is also being monitored by Prime Minister Imran Khan along with other stakeholders. "Some people have occupied (lands) in Islamabad. There were under the impression that they were invincible," he…

Seven soldiers martyred in North Wazirisatan operation

RAWALPINDI: Seven Pakistan army soldiers were martyred on Saturday in operation targeting terrorists in North Wazirstan, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) stated. According to a statement by the military's press wing, security forces launched an intelligence-based operation in Gharlamai and Spera Kunar Algad area in North Waziristan. Law enforcement agencies had received reports that a group of terrorists had infiltrated from across the border and were hiding in a compound. A operation was launched against them…

Four terrorists killed in North Waziristan operation

WAZIRISTAN: At least four terrorists were killed in operation by security forces in the North Waziristan Valley on Thursday, said Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). Three soldiers also lost their lives during the anti-terror operation, according to military’s public affairs wing. One of the martyred included Lieutenant Moeen. The others were identified as Naeb Subedar Nazir Ahmed and Fakhar. Read: Over 80 militants complete de-radicalisation course in Khyber Agency The terrorists killed during the operation were…

Post-Hajj flight operation to begin tomorrow

KARACHI: Post-Hajj flight operation will begin on Monday and the first flight carrying 327 pilgrims will land at Islamabad Airport in the evening. A spokesman of Ministry of Religious Affairs said the operation would be completed on September 25 with return of over 184,000 pilgrims (Hujjaj) from Saudi Arabia. On the first day of post-Hajj operation, total 950 pilgrims aboard four flights would reach Islamabad and Peshawar. A Pakistan International Airline spokesperson said 225 special and scheduled flights will be…

Post-Hajj flight operation to begin on August 27

KARACHI: The post-Hajj flight operation will commence from August 27 and the first flight carrying 327 pilgrims will land at Islamabad International Airport. According to a spokesman of Ministry of Religious Affairs, the operation will be completed on September 25 with return of all the pilgrims from Saudi Arabia. On the first day of post-Hajj operation, total 950 pilgrims aboard four flights would reach Islamabad and Peshawar. Some 240 pilgrims would reach Peshawar through Saudi Arabian Airline while PIA would…

Operations against IS in Afghanistan to intensify, US general says

BRUSSELS: The United States intends to step up military operations against Islamic State militants in eastern Afghanistan during a temporary ceasefire between the Afghan government and the Taliban, the top US general in Afghanistan said on Friday. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday announced the first unconditional ceasefire with the Taliban, coinciding with the end of the Muslim fasting month. But that excludes other militant groups such as Islamic State. The group has developed a stronghold in Nangarhar, on…