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MQM-South Africa members had task of killing three politicians: sources

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement-London (MQM-L) is preparing for a full scale war with law enforcement agencies in Karachi, two suspects belonging to party's South Africa chapter told police on Thursday. According to details, the two MQM-South Africa members arrested from North Karachi on December 11 have told police that MQM-L was preparing for a full scale war against police and the latest task assigned to them was killing of three political leaders. Sources told ARY News that the two suspects named Mustaqeem and…

Pakistan, EU reiterate resolve to jointly combat terrorism

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and the European Union have reiterated their resolve to jointly combat terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. The understanding came at the seventh round of Pakistan-EU Political Counter-Terrorism dialogue in Brussels. Pakistani side was led by Director General Counter Terrorism Ahmad Farooq and the EU side by its Director for Security Policy Pawel Herczynski. They stressed for a comprehensive approach to terrorism, based on the rule of law and protection of human rights and for enhancing…

Armed forces, nation on same page against terrorism: Sindh CM  

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Thursday said that the armed forces and the nation were on the same page against terrorism.    Addressing a ceremony in Karachi, Murad Ali Shah said that successful holding of International Defence Exhibition and Seminar (IDEAS 2018) was a proof that Pakistan is a peaceful country. He maintained that the exhibition will increase the export of our defence products. The chief minister lauded the professional skills of armed forces and said that the nation stood on the back…

Iran ready to collaborate with Pakistan in fight against terrorism

ISLAMABAD: Iran has said it was ready to collaborate with Pakistan in fight against terrorism by carrying out joint border operations and putting in place an effective intelligence sharing mechanism. According to Iran’s local media, Iranian Interior Minister Abdol-Reza Rahmani-Fazli appreciated Pakistan’s efforts in recovery of the abducted Iranian border guards. He said Pakistan extended good cooperation for release of those abductees. Fazli said the two countries could carry out joint border operations and enjoy…

COAS confirms death sentences awarded to 14 hardcore terrorists

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday confirmed death sentences awarded to 14 hardcore terrorists involved in heinous offences related to terrorism, ARY News reported. According to a statement released by Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the terrorists were involved in attacking armed forces and law enforcement agencies of Pakistan, killing innocent civilians and were behind destruction of educational institutions and Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) Hotel Malam…

NACTA, HEC ink MoU to combat extremism and terrorism

ISLAMABAD: National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) and Higher Education Commission (HEC) on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for having effective collaboration on prevention and awareness to combat extremism and terrorism. The purpose and scope of the MoU was to foster partnership between NACTA and HEC to establish a sustained and effective collaboration and partnership between the two in combating extremism and terrorism in the country through joint research and collaboration. The MoU was signed by…

Terrorism and legitimate freedom struggle should be differentiated: Lodhi

NEW YORK: Pakistan's envoy to the United Nations, Maleeha Lodhi said that the international consensus against terrorism should not be manipulated to justify the suppression of people struggling for the right to self-determination. Speaking in the Sixth Committee of the General Assembly on ‘Measures to Eliminate International Terrorism’, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the UN Maleeha Lodhi called for a distinction to be drawn between acts of terrorism, which should be unequivocally condemned in all its forms and manifestations,…

Indian army chief’s statement against Pakistan draws strong criticism

ISLAMABAD: The statement of Indian army chief General Bipin Rawat against Pakistan has strongly been criticised amidst the declining relations after talks between the two countries were called off. The Indian army chief on Saturday said that “talks and terrorism can’t go hand in hand” and that there is a need to take revenge against the Pakistan army. “I think our government’s policy has been quite clear and concise. We have made no bones about the fact that talks and terrorism can’t go hand in hand. Pakistan needs to…

Man arrested after knife attack in Paris wounds seven

PARIS: French police detained a man who wounded seven people in a knife attack in downtown Paris late on Sunday, a judicial source said early on Monday. A source close to the inquiry said the suspect, believed to be an Afghan national, has been arrested. "Nothing at this stage shows signs of a terrorist nature in these assaults," the source said, adding that the attacker had targeted "strangers in the street". Of the seven wounded, four are in a critical condition, police said. The incident took place just after…

Sipah-e-Sahaba militant arrested for facilitating terrorists involved in Sehwan blast

KARACHI: Karachi police on Monday claimed to have arrested a suspected militant for allegedly facilitating the terrorists involved in 2017 blast at Lal Shehbaz Qalandar's shrine in Sehwan city of Sindh, ARY News reported. According to SSP West Rizwan, the man named Sabir alias Doodhwala belongs to banned Sipah-e-Sahab Pakistan and was arrested from city's Baldia Town area. He added that the suspected militant was taken into custody for providing accomodation to three terrorists who traveled to Sehwan in order to carry…