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  • CHAMAN: Pakistan border security forces patrolling nearby the Friendship Gate on Pak-Afghan Chaman border here yesterday.

  • ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi in a meeting with the United Nations Secretary General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan Ambassador Tadamichi Yamamoto here yesterday.

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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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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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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Grenade attack kills 11 members of Afghan family


KABUL: Eleven members of an Afghan family, including women and children, were killed in a grenade attack on their home in the country’s volatile east, officials said yesterday. The attack, which left three others wounded, occurred in Laghman province on Sunday but no militant group has so far claimed responsibility. …

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Lucky I’ve not been slotted yet: Kiara Advani


NC Monitoring Desk Actress Kiara Advani, who has featured in films like ‘Fugly’ and ‘M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story’, is now gearing up for the release of her forthcoming film ‘Machine’. She considers herself lucky that she is not yet slotted in any genre. “I think I’m very lucky that I …

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Dozens arrested in combing operations


COUNTRYWIDE COUNTER-TERRORISM DRIVE  From Our Correspondent LAHORE: Dozens of suspects were arrested on late Saturday after law-enforcement agencies conducted combing operations across the country, in a crackdown after deadly suicide bombing at a shrine in Sehwan Sharif that claimed at least 88 lives. At least 36 suspects were arrested in …

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US travel ban not to support anti-terror fight: Kh Asif


NC Monitoring Desk MUNICH: Defence Minister Khawaja Asif, while speaking at an international conference, that measures such as the recent travel ban imposed by United States on citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries is not beneficial in the fight against terrorism but is fueling it further. Asif was speaking in a …

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