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Nisar claims he fought war against terrorism along with army

RAWALPINDI: Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan once again claimed that he fought the war on terrorism along with the armed forces, and was also responsible for the Karachi operation. The disgruntled Pakistan Muslim league – Nawaz (PML-N) leader, who is now contesting as a independent candidate, was addressing a campaign rally on Saturday in his home constituency Chakri. Nisar claimed that he along with the Pakistan Army fought the war against terrorism, and also initiated the mega-operation in Karachi which helped restore peace…

Pakistan records 62pc decline in war on terror losses

KARACHI: The fight against terror in Afghanistan continued to bear heavily on Pakistan’s economy, but the economic losses caused by it witnessed a steady decline over the past four years. Things seemed to be looking up as the losses witnessed a healthy 62 percent drop during the financial year 2017-18. According to Economic Survey 2017-2018, “After facing protracted violence for more than a decade, Pakistan has achieved progressive and significant improvements in the country’s overall security landscape in recent…

Pakistan bearing burden of war against terrorism: Defence Minister

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Defence Khurram Dastgir Khan has said that Pakistan was bearing the burden of war against terrorism not only in terms of financial resources but also the sacrifices of nearly 70,000 lives of civilians and army personnel. The federal minister, is leading a four member parliamentary delegation of Pakistan–EU Friendship Group in Brussels, briefed on Pakistan’s contribution to war against terrorism at the highly prestigious Egmont Institute, Royal Institute of International Relations of Belgian…

Pakistan fought war on terrorism from its own resources: Aizaz Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD/WASHINGTON: Ambassador to the United States Aizaz Chaudhry on Friday responded to the decision by the US to cut Pakistan's security aid, by saying that Pakistan fought the war on terrorism from its own resources and must be appreciated. Ambassador Aizaz Chaudhry said that the US-Pakistan cooperation in fighting terrorism has helped serve US interests such as defeating Al-Qaeda in the volatile border region with Afghanistan. "We are engaged with the US Administration on this issue and await further details.…

US sanctions would be counter-productive in fight against terrorism: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi says it would be counter-productive for the United States to sanction Pakistani officials or further cut military assistance, warning that any such move would hurt both countries’ fight against militancy. US-Pakistan relations have frayed since President Donald Trump last month set out a new Afghanistan policy and lashed out at Islamabad, accusing it of giving ‘safe haven to agents of chaos’ by harbouring the Afghan Taliban and other militants. The United States has…