PM SHEHBAZ CONDEMNS LOSS OF LIFE IN DI KHAN, MUSCAT ATTACKS

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday strongly condemned a terrorist attack on a rural health centre (RHC) in Dera Ismail Khan. The PM expressed grief over the deaths of two children, two health workers, a guard, and security personnel including Naib Subedar Muhammad Farooq and Sepoy Muhammad Javed Iqbal, who embraced martyrdom while fighting the … Read more

CTD NABS TWO FACILITATORS IN KARACHI FOR FUNDING TTP

KARACHI: The Sindh Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) said it had arrested two facilitators who were allegedly funding the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) from Karachi. The CTD spokesperson said on Saturday that the arrested individuals have been identified as Hasan Gul Mehsud and Bashir Ahmed and that they were arrested during an operation carried out in Sohrab … Read more

GOVERNMENT SEEKS POLITICAL SUPPORT FOR OPERATION AZM-E-ISTEHKAM

KARACHI: The federal government plans to consult political leaders to secure support for the recently announced Operation Azm-e-Istihkam, aimed at eliminating terrorism and extremism. Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif is leading efforts to ensure the operation garners backing from all political factions. The government is considering various options, including a joint political conference or an in-camera … Read more

NO POLITICAL MOTIVES BEHIND ‘AZM-E-ISTEHKAM’ OPERATION, FRAMEWORK TO BE CLARIFIED SOON: ASIF

Defence Minister Khawaja Asif clarified that the majority of operations under ‘Azm-e-Istehkam’ will be conducted in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) and Balochistan, adding that a detailed framework will be clarified within the next few days. Speaking at a press conference at PML-N secretariat in Lahore’s Model Town on Tuesday, Asif stated, “If we reach an agreement to … Read more

GOVERNOR KUNDI VOICES SUPPORT FOR OPERATION AZM-E-ISTEHKAM

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Governor Faisal Karim Kundi has expressed his support for Operation Azm-e-Istehkam. Earlier today, Kundi visited the Bacha Khan Centre of the Awami National Party (ANP) and met with senior party leaders to discuss security and political matters. In a subsequent media briefing, the K-P governor remarked “Those who backed terrorists should … Read more

KHAWAJA ASIF SAYS PTI ‘SIDING’ WITH TERRORISTS AFTER PARTY OPPOSES ‘AZM-E-ISTEHKAM’ OP

ISLAMABAD: Defence Minister and senior Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khawaja Asif on Sunday accused Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) of siding with terrorists against the military. The development comes a day after the Apex Committee of National Action Plan, chaired by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif,  approved “Operation Azm-e-Istehkam” to eliminate terrorism and extremism across the country. … Read more

PAKISTAN LAUNCHES ‘OPERATION AZM-E-ISTEHKAM’ TO ERADICATE TERRORISM

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan government on Saturday approved a reinvigorated and re-energized national counter-terrorism campaign through launching of Operation ‘Azm-e-Istehkam’ with consensus of all stakeholders, symbolising the national resolve to eradicate extremism and terrorism from the country. The ‘Operation Azm-e-Istehkam’ was launched with the consensus of all stakeholders, including the provinces, Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir, … Read more

PAKISTAN URGES DECISIVE ACTION AGAINST TERRORISM IN AFGHANISTAN

Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Munir Akram has called for decisive action against terrorism in the region while speaking at UN Security Council meeting on Afghanistan. Adressing the event held in Qatar’s Doha on Saturday, Ambassador Akram highlighted the dangers of allowing impunity for terrorist groups in Afghanistan. He noted that despite progress … Read more

A minimum of 11 militants eliminated in Lakki Marwat intelligence-based operation

RAWALPINDI: Security forces have neutralized at least 11 terrorists in an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in the Lakki Marwat district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province (K-P), as per a statement from the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). The nocturnal operation, which transpired from June 10-11, was executed in reaction to an improvised explosive device (IED) blast that claimed the … Read more