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Gains of NAP, Raddul Fasaad being consolidated to root out terrorism from country: Ahsan Iqbal

KARACHI: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal said that the Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) government is determined to make Pakistan the Asian tiger, reported Radio Pakistan. Talking to the media in Karachi on Tuesday, he said CPEC will prove to be a game changer for the country. Ahsan Iqbal said achievements of National Action Plan…

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Surge in terrorism

By: Adnan Adil Surge in terrorism is manifest in five horrific suicide attacks that killed more than 160 people during the last three months. Lahore and Parachinar were drenched in blood twice this year while one attacked was carried out at Sehwan Sharif. Lahore has been on high security alert for several months. It is…

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PTA blocks 900 URLs, 10 websites

ISLAMABAD: Under the National Action Plan nine hundred and thirty seven uniform resource locators and ten websites of Proscribed Organizations have been blocked in the country. According to the data, the Ministry of Interior, Law Enforcement Agencies have registered 17,562 cases and nabbed 19,289 persons to counter hate speech, extremist literature and misuse of loudspeaker….

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Ishaq Dar issues directives against money laundering

ISLAMABAD: A meeting to review the actions relating to Anti Money Laundering and Combating Financing of Terrorism framework was held in Islamabad with Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in the chair. A presentation about actions including freezing measures taken against terrorist organizations and individuals was given in the meeting. The meeting was told that chocking of…

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List of 452 terrorists sent to police under NAP

PESHAWAR: A list of 452 terrorists and their commanders under National Action Plan (NAP) has been sent to police stations for an effective action against persons involved in terror activities. According to official sources, these terrorists were wanted to Peshawar police in different terror acts and now their names have been properly enlisted and sent…

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Pakistan is major victim of terrorism: Sartaj Aziz tells UN

ISLAMABAD: Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said Pakistan is a major victim of terrorism including state sponsored acts of terrorism and subversion by India aimed at creating instability in the country. He was talking to the Executive Director of the United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee Jean-Paul Laborde in Islamabad. The Adviser recalled the…

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Terrorists backbone broken in Sindh, says CM Murad

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said backbone of terrorists has been broken in the province as a result of implementation of National Action Plan. A report was presented before the NAP review meeting chaired by Sindh CM Murad. The report states the incidents of kidnapping have come to an end in the…

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Karachi: 37 accused arrested, snatched bikes recovered

KARACHI: Police conducted search operation in different areas of Karachi and arrested at least 37 alleged criminals, recovering huge cache of weapons and snatched motorbikes. According to our reporter, police arrested four suspected criminals and recovered two AK-47 and one shotgun during a search operation in city’s Gizri area. In another action, police arrested 30…

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No Action Plan

By: Hasan Abidi It took Pakistan, the brutal massacre of school children to wake up from four decades of slumber. Suddenly terrorism was a priority and something had to be done about it. The Twenty-first Amendment to the Constitution of Pakistan paved the way for a vision. Achieved through an across the spectrum consensus of…

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Sindh Police raising new unit in Counter-Terrorism Department: IGP

KARACHI: The Sindh Police is raising a new unit of 1500 personnel in the Counter-Terrorism Department that was set up after the initiation of the National Action Plan (NAP). This was informed by the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sindh, A.D. Khawaja, in an interview with the APP here. He pointed out that the new…

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Why was Corps Commander Karachi dissatisfied?

Corps Commander Karachi Lt. General Naveed Mukhtar said the implementation pace of decisions made during the Apex Committee’s meetings was slow and unsatisfactory. The Corps Commander raised multiple questions in this regard. What is the inside story? Know in Arif Mehmood’s report.

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Operation against terrorists continues under NAP, NA told

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly was informed on Thursday that operation against terrorists continued across the country under the National Action Plan (NAP).   Parliamentary Secretary for Interior Marryam Aurangzeb, while replying to a question, said acts of terrorism had dropped by 77 per cent, target killings by 69 per cent, kidnappings for ransom by 90 per…

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Sindh CM, Corps Commander discuss NAP implementation

KARACHI: Karachi Corps Commander Lt. Gen. Naveed Mukhtar called on Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah here at CM House on Tuesday. The CM Sindh and the Corps Commander discussed law and order situation in the province, particularly in Karachi, said a statement. Operation against terrorist, targeted operation, implementation of National Action Plan (NAP)…

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Unified stance need of hour to defeat terrorism: Nisar

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Tuesday said that united stance was the need of hour to eliminate terrorism from the country. Briefing the Senate regarding National Action Plan and questions raised by the members of the House, Nisar said that terrorism could only be eliminated with a national united stance and resilience….

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Govt may introduce amendments in NAB laws

  ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid on Saturday hinted that the government may introduce amendments in laws dealing with National Accountability Bureau (NAB) after consultation with political parties. Speaking to media, he said Imran Khan made amendments in Khyber Paktunkhwa after expressing reservations over NAB laws while the PPP also has its concerns. When asked…

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Some leaders playing politics on national security issues: Nisar

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Tuesday said that some political leaders are playing politics on issues of national security. Addressing a ceremony at National Defense University in Islamabad, Nisar said internal security of the country is a national obligation and continuous efforts and monitoring are needed in this regard. He said law and…

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University attack survivors share horrific ordeal

Survivors of Bacha Khan University, who are under treatment in the hospital, shared horrific ordeal. Watch this video.

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Rescuer sees ’15-year-old attacker’ in Charsadda

Speaking to media persons outside Bacha Khan University, a rescue worker said he saw a 15-year-old attacker among those who stormed the academy near Charsadda, leaving at least 20 people dead in the brazen attack. Watch this video.

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Brother of martyred breaks down

A man who lost his brother in Charsadda attack is heartbroken. Watch this video.

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Indian PM condemns Charsadda attack

NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday condemned militant attack on Charsadda university that left at least 20 people dead, Samaa reported. Also read: Twenty martyred as gunmen storm Bacha Khan University “Strongly condemn the terror attack at Bacha Khan University in Pakistan. Condolences to families of the deceased. Prayers with the injured,” the Indian…

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Army chief visits Bacha Khan university

CHARSADDA: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Wednesday visited Bacha Khan university in Charsadda town of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa where militants killed at least 20 people in a brazen attack, Samaa reported. Also read: Twenty martyred as gunmen storm Bacha Khan University According to our correspondent, the COAS was briefed over military operation…

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