PTI workers told to prepare for a two week sit in

The PTI chairman, Imran Khan, on Sunday dashed the hopes of most of the party workers by instructing them to prepare for continuing the sit-in for another two weeks.

A senior leader of the PTI told Dawn that the party chairman was still hopeful that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif would resign. He asked the party . . . → Read More: PTI workers told to prepare for a two week sit in

Over 7 militants dead in US drone strike

A U.S. drone fired two missiles at a sprawling compound in a northwestern tribal region of Pakistan on Wednesday, killing seven militants, two Pakistani intelligence officials said.

The strike took place in Datta Khel, a town in North Waziristan where the Pakistani army has been carrying out a major offensive against local and foreign militants . . . → Read More: Over 7 militants dead in US drone strike

Real operation will start after the military operation

All of Pakistan has its hopes set on operation Zarb e Azb. Soon entering its second month, operation Zarb e Azb headed by the Pak army is part of a comprehensive action plan to eliminate foreign and local terrorists hiding in North Waziristan.

Given that 400 terrorists have been killed and arms and ammunition recovered, . . . → Read More: Real operation will start after the military operation

Sharif’s holy voyage

You’re not sorry to go, of course—the head of a state, by virtue of his work and the kind of commitment it requires, seldom finds the time to make a holy voyage. Much of what the opposition calls constructive and legitimate criticism has its roots in jealous resentment. It has been over a year since . . . → Read More: Sharif’s holy voyage

Details of Anti-militant operations by Pakistan army

(By SALMAN MASOOD) ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — One month into a military offensive to seize control of the tribal district of North Waziristan, the Pakistani military said Tuesday that it had extended its operation to the militant stronghold of Mir Ali, resulting in gunfights between soldiers and Islamist fighters . . . → Read More: Details of Anti-militant operations by Pakistan army

Pak airstrikes kill 35 terrorists

War planes bombed suspected militant hideouts in Shawal mountains and eliminated 35 terrorists early on Wednesday morning, hours after local people said a US drone strike killed 20, mostly foreigners, in Dattakhel area of North Waziristan.

A senior security official said the jets targeted militants in the forested Shawal Valley.

According to an intelligence official, . . . → Read More: Pak airstrikes kill 35 terrorists

Pakistan Army clears more militant territories

The Pakistani Taliban have abandoned their last key stronghold and booby traps and explosives littering their hideouts now present the main danger to the soldiers who control the territory, military officials say.

Instead of black-clad militants, uniformed men and the odd lone donkey wander the streets of Miranshah, the capital of Pakistan’s northwestern . . . → Read More: Pakistan Army clears more militant territories

War on terror: Over 700000 people forced away from homes

More than 700,000 people are reported to have fled a Pakistani military operation against terrorists in North Waziristan, straining nearby towns and heightening concern about a long-term refugee crisis.

The operation is now in its third week, and military commanders stress that they are making considerable gains in their effort to dislodge Pakistani Taliban and other . . . → Read More: War on terror: Over 700000 people forced away from homes

The Taliban shave there honor off

(Karim Ullah) Hundreds of Taliban fighters rushed to disguise themselves with new haircuts in the weeks before a Pakistan Army assault, it has emerged, as refugees revealed details of life under the militants—and their taste for imported luxuries.

Azam Khan was one of the top barbers in Miranshah in North Waziristan until he, like nearly . . . → Read More: The Taliban shave there honor off

Pakistan’s polio workers continue their struggle

(By Jon Boone in Islamabad) For years the red pins stuck into the large map of Pakistan on the wall of one of the UN’s most experienced polio-busters have shown the disease in steady retreat. Where once they could be found all over, the pins – each one representing a child killed or crippled by the disease – . . . → Read More: Pakistan’s polio workers continue their struggle