The on-going offensive by Karachi’s security forces is crippling militant and criminal networks, security officials say, citing various successes.
Security officials have arrested thousands of suspects and killed dozens of militants since the September 5 launch of the operation, Karachi Police Chief Shahid Hayat told Central Asia Online.
. . . → Read More: Militants on the retreat as Karachi Operation picks pace
Once a staunch opponent of deployment of military troops in Karachi, Muttahida Qaumi Movement chief Altaf Hussain called upon the Nawaz Sharif government on Tuesday to hand over the city to the army for maintenance of law and order.
. . . → Read More: Altaf feels Army only solution for Karachi
What is behind the the sudden upsurge of violence towards polio vaccinators in Pakistan?
On Sunday 16 June, gunmen on motorbikes shot dead two polio workers carrying out a vaccination drive in Peshawar, a crowded city in Pakistan’s north-west. One of the men who died was a schoolteacher, the other a paramedic. Both left behind . . . → Read More: Violence against Polio vaccinators in Pakistan
Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt has returned to jail to serve his sentence for firearms offences linked to 1993 blasts which killed 257 people in Mumbai.
The actor gave himself up at a court in the western Indian city.
Dutt has already served 18 months of a five-year term for illegally possessing a rifle and . . . → Read More: Dutt to serve prison sentence
Around a dozen people, including three activists of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, were killed in different parts of the city on Wednesday, police said.
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A bomb ripped through a passenger van in the Orakzai tribal agency on Wednesday, killing 13 tribesmen of the same clan in an attack apparently motivated by sectarian hatred.
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Suicide bombers targeting a paramilitary brigadier killed at least 20 people in the Pakistani city of Quetta Wednesday, apparently to avenge the capture of an al Qaeda leader, a security official said.
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Eighty-five Al-Qaeda suspects went on trial in a special Saudi security court on Sunday in connection with deadly attacks carried out in the kingdom, state news agency SPA said.
The defendants face charges of belonging to Al-Qaeda, of taking part in attacks on public buildings and residential compounds, and of smuggling and possession of weapons, . . . → Read More: Trial of 85 Qaeda suspects begins in Saudi
Thirty men who gave up their lives in the line of duty were honoured by the Pakistan Rangers at a heart-wrenching ceremony late Saturday night. And while it was left unspoken, it did not go unnoticed that aside from one inspector, most of those who died came from the lowest of the paramilitary ranks.
. . . → Read More: In fight against terrorism, lowest ranking soldiers pay the highest price
In a bid to bring sporting action to war-stricken Waziristan, the Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) is planning to hold an event in the mountainous region featuring top national players of the country, according to the federation’s secretary.
Waziristan has been affected by drone attacks since the start of war against terrorism and Taliban resurgence. . . . → Read More: Tennis under a cloud of drones?