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Counter-terrorism efforts made Pakistan favorite destination for UK businessmen: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Thursday said that owing to government’s efforts, Pakistan had become surplus in energy, and the successful counter-terrorism efforts had made it an opportune destination for UK businesses. The prime minister was talking to the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan who paid a courtesy call on him at his office….

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China reiterates support to Pakistan in counterterrorism efforts

BEIJING: Foreign Minister Khwaja Muhammad Asif met his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi today in Beijing and discussed the strengthening of bilateral relations and the prevailing regional situation. Appreciating the all weather friendship between Pakistan and China, Foreign Minister said these relations were founded in the principles of mutual-trust, equality, non-interference, harmonious co-existence and win-win cooperation…

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UN approves creation of new world body’s Counter-Terrorism Office

UNITED NATIONS: The UN General Assembly has approved the establishment of a new United Nations office to help Member States implement the Organization’s global counter-terrorism strategy. Adopting a consensus resolution, the 193-nation body also welcomed  Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ initiative to transfer relevant functions out of the UN Department of Political Affairs (DPA) and into the…

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Gen Bajwa calls for collective response to combat terrorism

RAWALPINDI: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa Thursday visited SSG training area at Terbela to witness completion of eight weeks long Counter Terrorism Training of Nigerian Special Forces Battalion by Pak Army SSG team. The Nigerian contingent comprised of 440 trainees including 26 officers. The COAS appreciated standard of training imparted…

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Ethnic profiling will damage counter-terrorism effort: HRCP

LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed grave concern over instances of ‘apparent racial profiling’ and ‘stereotyping’ as the authorities try to clamp down on militancy and terrorism in Punjab. In a statement issued on Monday, the Commission said: “HRCP is aghast at the administration in at least some districts of Punjab…

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Pakistan shows impressive results in anti-terror fight: NATO chief

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Military Committee NATO, General Peter Pavel, Thursday said the scale of counter-terrorism campaign by Pakistan was quite large with impressive results, and mentioned that the country had shown great progress against militancy in last couple of years.   According to a statement issued from the PM House here Thursday, General Peter Pavel in…

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Those threatening students will be defeated: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Monday terming the national resolve to fight terrorism and extremism as “unflinching”, said every effort would be made to root it out from every nook and cranny of the country. “Those threatening our children from going to schools, will be defeated,” the prime minister remarked at a high-level meeting held…

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Indo-Pak foreign secretary talks next month: Aziz

ISLAMABAD: Sartaj Aziz, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affaisrs, Wednesday said the Indian Foreign Secretary is likely to visit Islamabad in middle of next month. Talking to media after addressing a ceremony in Institute of Strategic Studies, Aziz said foreign secretaries of both the countries will meet next month to discuss all outstanding…

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FIA gets 7-day remand of Imran Farooq murder suspects

ISLAMABAD: An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) Monday remanded three suspects in Dr. Imran Farooq murder case in 7-day custody of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), Samaa reported. According to our correspondent, the suspects – Moazzam Ali Khan, Khalid Shamim and Syed Mohsin Ali – were produced amid tight security before ATC judge Kausar Abbas Zaidi. During the…

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Pakistan rules out any ‘deal or agreement’ on nuclear issue

WASHINGTON: Ruling out the possibility of any ‘deal’ with the United States on nuclear program, Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry Monday categorically stated that as Pakistan’s nuclear program was aimed at deterring any aggression from India, it would never compromise its national security interests. Speaking to media persons ahead of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s official…

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Karachi CTD kills 3 terrorists of banned outfit

KARACHI: At least three terrorists were killed during an armed encounter with the personnel of Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) of the Sindh Police in Karachi area of Manghopir, SAMAA reported on Sunday. The armed encounter took place in Manghopir area of Khairabad, where CTD police conducted a raid on intelligence regarding the presence of terrorists in…

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PM to chair APC today to mull NAP implementation

ISLAMABAD: Leaders of all political parties having parliamentary presence will meet today to hash out national issues in an All Parties Conference (APC), as Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif invited them for a review meeting at the PM House, SAMAA reported on Friday. “The moot will review the progress so far made in the implementation of…

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Lawmakers on NAP implementation

Watch the report to know the opinion of the Parliamentarians over the implementation of counter-terrorism plan.

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