Unsatisfactory security in educational institutions, over 230 sealed

More than 230 educational institutions in Rawalpindi division, including 138 government-run schools and colleges, were sealed – not because of freezing temperatures, but due to inadequate security – police and security officials said on Thursday.

In addition, as many as 53 educational institutions in the Rawalpindi division, including Rawalpindi Medical College, on Thursday received final . . . → Read More: Unsatisfactory security in educational institutions, over 230 sealed

Karachi schools security questioned by SHC

(By Naeem Sahoutra) The Sindh High Court (SHC) directed on Tuesday the provincial home and education secretaries to inform the court about the compliance of its May 25 order regarding the provision of foolproof security to private schools in Karachi.

In its order the SHC questioned the two secretaries as to why they are not . . . → Read More: Karachi schools security questioned by SHC

Bacha Khan University terror attack – Who’s to blame?

By Abdul Quayyum Khan Kundi

It seems the wave of terrorist attacks is emerging again after it subsided for some time in 2015 after the launch of operation Zarb-e-Azb. After each terror attack we engage in a predictable behavior. As usual there were statements of condemnation issued by everyone who has . . . → Read More: Bacha Khan University terror attack – Who’s to blame?

Pakistan’s alert security agencies seize container full of bomb chemical

Authorities in Pakistan have reportedly seized a large quantity of a chemical used for making improvised explosive devices that allegedly originated from Tanzania.

According to the Pakistani news website The International News, the amount is by far the biggest quantity of acetic anhydride seized anywhere in the world.

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India’s intentions after the Pathankot incident

(By Sajjad Shaukat) In the aftermath of the terror attack at Indian Air Force Base in Pathankot, on January 2, this year, which resulted into the death of six militants and eight personal of the Indian security forces in a four day’s gunbattle, India has been pressurizing Pakistan by saying that secretary-level talks scheduled to . . . → Read More: India’s intentions after the Pathankot incident

KP Police foil terror bid in Bannu

(By ALI AKBAR) A special unit of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police claimed to have foiled a terror plan in an intelligence-based operation in Bannu on Monday.

At least six suspected militants were arrested in the raid, security sources said.

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Pak Army Chief approves death sentence for 9 terrorists

Army chief General Raheel Sharif confirmed on Friday the death sentences for nine terrorists convicted by military courts, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.

“The hardcore terrorists were involved in committing heinous offences relating to terrorism, including attack on Parade Lane Mosque, Inter Services Intelligence Headquarters, Multan, attacks on Law Enforcement Agencies, kidnapping . . . → Read More: Pak Army Chief approves death sentence for 9 terrorists

No clear policy on IPDs and Refugees

The National Action Plan (NAP) promises administrative and development reforms in Fata, with immediate focus on repatriation of IDPs and formulation of a comprehensive policy to deal with the issue of Afghan refugees, beginning with their registration. Both issues found place in the NAP because the authorities viewed these as part of Pakistan’s security crisis, . . . → Read More: No clear policy on IPDs and Refugees

Pakistan’s battle with its own demons

Finding some room for romanticism and color was essential in politics. The adviser to the Prime Minister on foreign affairs, Sartaj Aziz has won on this front with, hard work and sincerity from his team.

A note of appreciation is due to the Indian foreign minister, Sushma Swaraj for having joined the “Heart of Asia” . . . → Read More: Pakistan’s battle with its own demons

APS attack militants hanged!

Four men sentenced to death by military courts for assisting in suicide bombings and attacks on soldiers were hanged on Tuesday, officials said.

The executions were carried out at a prison in Kohat and the bodies were handed over to relatives, a prison official told AFP.

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