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ATC grants physical remand to Afghanistan-based kidnappers

KARACHI: An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Thursday granted six day physical remand for three suspects arrested for allegedly operating a terror network based in Afghanistan. The suspects named Roohullah, Mukhtar, and Naeem were presented before the ATC which granted the physical remand to the police. The suspects were arrested yesterday by the Anti-Violent Crime Cell (AVCC) unit of Sindh Police. Yesterday, DIG Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) Amin Yousafzai had said the suspects were involved in the case of youth named…

Pakistan condemns terror attacks in Afghanistan

KARACHI: Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr. Muhammad Faisal on Sunday condemned suicide attacks at voter registration centers in Kabul and Baghlan provinces of Afghanistan on Sunday. "We are grieved at the loss of precious innocent lives in this brutal act of terrorism," he said in a statement. He said Pakistan was confident that such attacks would not deter the resolve of the Afghan people to determine their own future through the exercise of their right to vote. The statement said Pakistan reiterated unequivocal…

Police foil terror plot, arrest 8 suspected terrorists in Hyderabad

HYDERABAD: Police claimed on Friday to have foiled a major terror plot by arresting eight suspected terrorists during a raid in a Hyderabad suburb, ARY News reported. Official sources said a team of police personnel acting on intelligence-based information about the presence of a militant hideout near Hatri Bypass carried out the raid. The raid led to the arrest of eight terror suspects, who were shifted to an undisclosed location for interrogation, sources further said. The police also seized 10 kilograms of…

Two terror suspects linked to attack on security forces held

PESHAWAR: The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of Khyber Pakhtunkwa police on Sunday claimed to have arrested two terror suspects during a raid in Dera Ismail Khan. According to a CTD official, the arrested suspects were behind a terror attack on security personnel back in 2015. At least three personnel of police and two of the Frontier Corps (FC) had embraced martyrdom as a result of the attack. Earlier, the CTD had arrested a facilitator of the terror attack on Peshawar’s Agricultural Directorate in which nine…

Sanctions against Pakistan to degrade capability to fight terrorism: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that his government will push ahead with plans to seize control of charities run by an Islamist designated a terrorist by Washington, and warned the United States not to weaken Pakistan. Abbasi brushed off US President Donald Trump’s recent tweet accusing Pakistan of “lies and deception” in its commitment to fighting terrorism, as he raised the prospect of charging the United States to use Pakistan’s airspace to resupply NATO troops in Afghanistan. To a question…