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Number of blasts in Pakistan have declined since 2013, says Chaudhry Nisar Number of blasts in Pakistan have declined since 2013, says Chaudhry Nisar
Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Saturday claimed that the number of blasts in Pakistan, along with terrorist activities, have declined since 2013. Addressing the media in Islamabad, the interior minister said, “In June 2013, the average number of blasts in Pakistan were six to seven on a daily basis, which is over 2,000 blasts in a year.” “However, three and a half years down th...
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Lahore DHA blast caused by gas leakage, claims Rana Sanaullah Lahore DHA blast caused by gas leakage, claims Rana Sanaullah
Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah claimed on Friday that the ‘mysterious’ blast which rocked Lahore’s Defence neighbourhood on Thursday, leaving at least eight dead and scores injured, was caused by a gas leakage. “Yesterday’s explosion was an accident. It was not caused by explosives or a result of terrorism,” the provincial law minister said while addressing a press conference in Lahore. ...
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Army launches Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad against terrorists across the country Army launches Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad against terrorists across the country
In response to the continuing terror wave, Pakistan Army has launched ‘Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad’ across the country. “Operation aims at indiscriminately eliminating residual / latent threat of terrorism, consolidating gains of operations made thus far and further ensuring security of the borders,” the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement on Wednesday. According to the m...
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India’s ceasefire violations designed to distract Pakistan from anti-terror fight: COAS India’s ceasefire violations designed to distract Pakistan from anti-terror fight: COAS
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that India’s ‘unprovoked’ ceasefire violations (CFVs) along the Line of Control (LoC) are an attempt to distract Pakistan Army from its fight against terrorism. “Indian CFVs have a design. On one side it is an effort to divert world’s attention from its atrocities against innocent Kashmiris, on the other; it is an attempt to dilute o...
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CAA acquiring land for third runway at Islamabad Airport CAA acquiring land for third runway at Islamabad Airport
ISLAMABAD: The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is planning to acquire over 2,800 acres of additional land to build a third runway at the Islamabad International Airport scheduled to be operational by Aug 14 this year. According to a document available with Dawn, the CAA will have to acquire 2,833 acres to build a third runway, the proposed land for which lies in the existing locality of Pind Ran...
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One killed in suicide attack on Peshawar judges One killed in suicide attack on Peshawar judges
PESHAWAR: At least one person was killed and four civil judges injured when a suicide bomber rammed his motorbike into a court van in Peshawar on Wednesday. Talking to The Express Tribune, CCPO Tahir Khan said driver of the van carrying the judges was killed in the incident in Phase 5, Hayatabad area of the provincial capital. “The condition of the judges is out of danger now,” he added. CCP...
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Army will support hosting of PSL final in Lahore, says Bajwa Army will support hosting of PSL final in Lahore, says Bajwa
Despite the Monday suicide attack in Lahore that claimed at least 13 lives, army chief General Raheel Sharif has said Pakistan Army will support hosting of the Pakistan Super League final in the Punjab capital. Soon after the attack, social media users were quick to suggest that the blast was meant to derail plans to hold the highly-anticipated final. The second edition of the annual T20 tou...
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At least 10 killed, several injured in Lahore blast At least 10 killed, several injured in Lahore blast
LAHORE: At least 10 people including Traffic DIG Ahmed Mobin were killed and at least 53 others injured on Monday in an explosion near the Punjab Assembly in Lahore. The incident occurred as hundreds of chemists were protesting nearby against a new regulatory law, Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah said. DSP Pervez Butt, SSP East Zahid Nawaz Gondal are among those killed in the attack. ...
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US visit called off after Senate deputy chairman denied visa US visit called off after Senate deputy chairman denied visa
ISLAMABAD: Authorities in Pakistan were left embarrassed and in deep shock on Saturday after US authorities refused a visa to the Senate’s deputy chairman, weeks after the new US President Donald Trump announced travel curbs on seven Muslim-majority countries. Abdul Ghafoor Haidri, the deputy chairman of the upper house, was scheduled to head a two-member delegation to a meeting of the Inter-...
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Iran ready to increase electricity supply to Pakistan Iran ready to increase electricity supply to Pakistan
KARACHI: Iran is ready to increase electricity supply to Pakistan from the existing 130 megawatts to 3,000 megawatts, said Iranian Consul General Ahmad Mohammadi. He was speaking at the Iranian Consulate General on Thursday at an event held to mark the 38th anniversary of the Iranian revolution. Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, who was the chief guest, and his predecessor, Qaim Ali Shah, ...
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