Pakistan Defence Minister termed Hafiz Saeed a serious threat to Pakistan

Lahore: Pakistan’s defence minister khwaja Asif has said Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed a “serious threat” to the nation, and was thus placed under house arrest in the country’s “larger interest”. Saeed was “arrested in the larger interest of the country”, he added, according to the report. Saeed was placed under house arrest under the fourth schedule of the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) on January 30 in Lahore, provoking an uproar from his party and allies. Saeed’s inclusion in the list shows he is linked with militancy in some way. Saeed wasRead More

Need to act against LeT, JeM, their supporters: India at UN

United Nations: India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Syed Akbaruddin on Tuesday reiterated its demand for an international action against terror groups like, LeT and JeM, and the countries granting them safe havens. “We need to address, as an imperative, the support that terrorist organisations like the Taliban, Haqqani Network, Daesh, aI-Qaeda and its designated affiliates such as Lashkar-e-Taiba and the Jaish-e-Mohammed that operate entirely outside the fabric of international law draw from their shadowy supporters outside Afghanistan,” Akbaruddin said. The statement was an apparent veiled attack on Pakistan.Read More

6 Security Personnel And A Local Government Official Killed In Clashes With Terrorists In Pakistan

Karachi: At least six security personnel and a local government official were killed and four others injured in a clash with terrorists in Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan Province. Naeem Gichki, Tehsildar of Jiwani town, was returning yesterday with a security convoy of Levies personnel from the border area of Mojo with Iran when terrorists attacked them, Deputy Commissioner of Gwadar, Tufail Baluch said. “He had gone there to resolve a dispute over coastal land property between two persons,” he said. Baluch said when their convoy reached Koldan they came under fireRead More

Terrorism impinging on economic growth: Sushma Swaraj

New Delhi: Spread of terrorism and violence inspired by “medieval beliefs” as well as threat of use of force by nations in territorial disputes have disrupted connectivity impinging economic growth of the South Asian region, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said today. In her address at the inaugural session of Raisina Dialogue, a conclave on geo-economics and geo-politics, Swaraj said modernisation of connectivity besides an environment of trust and confidence were integral to growth and development. Talking about threat of disruption in connectivity, Swaraj cited, “In its most radical form,Read More

Statements of all Pakistani witnesses recorded in 26/11 trial

Islamabad: Pakistan’s anti-terrorism court holding the Mumbai attack trial has finally recorded the statements of all Pakistani witnesses in the high-profile case that has been going on in the country for over six years. The anti-terrorism court (ATC) Islamabad which held the hearing yesterday at the high security Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi recorded the statements of the final witness, concluding the process. Five witnesses have not recorded their statements despite a number of court summons. The court has declared them proclaimed offenders. “All the Pakistani witnesses of the Mumbai caseRead More

ISI agent sent to six-day police custody

Meerut: Suspected ISI agent Mohammad Eizaz, who was arrested by Uttar Pradesh Task Force on November 27 with sensitive documents related to Indian Army, was produced before a district court which sent him to six-day police custody. Chief Judicial Magistrate Rajesh Kumar sent Mohammad Eizaz alias Mohammad Kalam to police custody for six days after he was produced in the court yesterday, Superintendent of Police, Om Prakash said today. Eizaz, a resident of Taramadi Chowk, Irfanabad, Islamabad, Pakistan, was arrested by STF team from Meerut Cantt area when he wasRead More

UN approves resolution urging action against Islamic State

United Nations: The UN Security Council unanimously approved a French-sponsored resolution calling on all nations to redouble and coordinate action to prevent further attacks by Islamic State terrorists and other extremist groups. The resolution says the Islamic State group ‘constitutes a global and unprecedented threat to international peace and security’ and expresses the council’s determination ‘to combat by all means this unprecedented threat’. The measure is the 14th terrorism-related resolution adopted yesterday by the UN’s most powerful body since 1999. It was adopted a week after violent extremists launched aRead More

India advises Pakistan against Aziz meeting separatists

New Delhi: India made it clear to Pakistan that it should not go ahead with the meeting of its NSA Sartaz Aziz with Hurriyat representatives here when he comes to hold talks with his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval, saying it will not be ‘appropriate’. In a clear message to the Pakistan High Commission, which has invited hardline Kashmir separatist leaders Syed Ali Shah Geelani and others separatists, India said such a meeting would not be in keeping with the spirit and intent of the understanding reached at UFA, Russia toRead More

PM Modi accuses Pakistan of creating ‘nuisance’, promoting terror

Dhaka: In a blunt attack on Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has accused it of creating ‘nuisance’ and ‘constantly’ troubling India by promoting terrorism. The Prime Minister’s sharp criticism came during the course of his address at the Bangabandhu International Convention Centre here when he vowed to jointly combat with Bangladesh terrorism in the region. “Pakistan aaye din (constantly) disturbs India, jo naako dum la deta hai (creates nuisance), terrorism ko badhawa (deta hai)…ki ghatnaayein ghatthi rehti hain (promotes terrorism and such incidents keep recurring),” Modi said in his addressRead More

Nawaz Sharif announces national plan to combat terrorism

Peshawar: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday announced that Pakistan will have a national plan within a week to combat militancy, a day after 148 people, mostly children, were killed in a Taliban attack in Peshawar. Sharif, who chaired an All Party Conference here in the wake of the massacre at the Army Public School, said, “Today’s conference has decided to draft an action against terrorists and act upon it immediately.” Addressing the media, Sharif flanked by Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly Khursheed Shah and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)Read More