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Rangers drive in Punjab within 15 days


From Our Correspondent LAHORE: Rangers will begin counter-terrorism offensives in a week or two, said a Punjab government spokesman yesterday after terror attacks that killed more than 100 people last week. On Sunday, the provincial government said the Rangers would carry out “indiscriminate action” against all militants and their facilitators. …

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Flush illegal Afghans out


ASIF ZARDARI DIRECTS SINDH CM MURAD  By Staff Reporter KARACHI: Former president and Pakistan People’s Party Parliamentarians chief Asif Ali Zardari has asked Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah to make efforts to expel illegal Afghan nationals and improve security arrangements across the province. While attending a high-level meeting at …

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Hearing in Dr Asim case put off till 25th


By Nasir Mahmood KARACHI: The Accountability Court adjourned the hearing in NAB reference No.19/2016 (JJVL case) against former petroleum minister Dr Asim Hussain and others to 25th February yesterday. Due to illness of defence lawyer Anwer Mansoor Khan, Dr Asim was not brought to the court. Other accused SSGC ex-MD …

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Kabul assures action against ‘terrorist sanctuaries’


AFGHANISTAN’S AMBASSADOR CALLS ON PM’S ADVISOR ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS  From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: Afghanistan has agreed to address Pakistan’s concerns over the presence of ‘terrorist sanctuaries’ across the border, a development that may pave the way for de-escalation of tensions between the two neighbours, officials said on Monday. The assurance was …

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Elahi for arrest of ‘facilitating Punjab minister’


From Our Correspondent LAHORE: Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi, leader of Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid-e-Azam has demanded of the government yesterday to initiate a Rangers-led security operation in Punjab by first nabbing a ‘facilitating minister’. Elahi addressed a press conference in Lahore today and claimed that the government is not of the opinion …

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Dar assures to include Senate on army courts extension issue


PARLIAMENTARY LEADERS TO MEET ON 23RD From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar has assured that the Senate will be included in the consultation process on extension of military courts and concerned constitutional amendment in wake of present security situation. Speaking at Upper House of the Parliament, the …

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Pak moves heavy artillery towards Afghan border


HUNDREDS OF RESIDENTS FLEE COMBAT ZONE From Our Correspondent PESHAWAR: Pakistan Army has beefed up security along with Pak-Afghan border in Chaman and Torkham districts in a bid to stem illegal border movement. The army has also moved heavy artillery to the Afghan border. The latest development comes in the …

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Five more facilitators of Sehwan blast arrested


From Our Correspondent SEHWAN: Five more facilitators allegedly involved in Sehwan blast have yesterday been arrested. Meanwhile, two more succumbed to injuries at Chaandka Hospital today. The death toll has now reached 90. Operations are being conducted for the arrest of the perpetrators of Sehwan blast. One intelligence agency arrested five more …

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