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Pakistan remembers Quetta lawyers killed in terror attack last year

QUETTA: On August 8, 2016, the streets of Balochistan were painted red in the most barbaric terrorist activity to be ever carried out against the intellectuals of a society which killed 70 and injured more than 130 people out of which 54 were lawyers. Social networking site Facebook activated its "safety check" feature after the blast in Quetta. Reminiscing the incident, Advocate Andaleeb Qaisarani, who received more than 20 wounds in the incident, said: “I remember I was in the court during a session when I received…

Quetta Attack inquiry commission recommends ban on activities of proscribed groups

ISLAMABAD: An inquiry commission in its report on the August 8 Quetta terrorist attack has called for imposing immediate ban on terrorist groups by enforcing the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) in letter and spirit. Justice Qazi Faez Isa-led commission in its inquiry report criticized the role of the Ministry of Interior saying that the ministry is working without clear leadership and direction and was unclear over the anti-terrorism campaign. The commission regretted that Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan had on Oct…

Asfandyar questions implementation of National Action Plan

QUETTA: Awami National Party while raising a number of questions over terrorist attack on police training centre in Quetta, has said that the National Action Plan not being implemented in the country properly. The ANP chief addressing a press conference here on Wednesday questioned lack of proper security despite threat alert resulting in the tragedy which claimed at least 62 lives of police cadets apart of several dozen injuries. He asked why the police cadets who were sent on 10 days' leave called five days earlier. The…

Army chief announces gallantry awards for two soldiers

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif has announced gallantry awards for Captain Roohullah Shaheed and Naib Subedar Muhammad Ali for their valiant action during anti terrorists operation at police training center in Quetta on Monday night. According to the military’s public affairs wing Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the soldiers neutralised one suicide bomber, and cornered the second bomber, helping large number of police recruits escape till he exploded causing the damage. Read: Gunmen kill 60…