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Hang 3,000 terrorists in 48-hr: Pak army chief to Sharif

Hang 3,000 terrorists in 48-hr: Pak army chief to Sharif

Army chief general Raheel Sharif, arguably the most powerful man in Pakistan, tweeted on Wednesday, "Asked PM Nawaz Sharif to hang all terrorists. More than 3,000 terrorists should be hanged in next 48 hours." A day later, Lashkar-e-Taiba's commander Zaki-ur Rahman Lakhvi was out on bail. General Sharif, who has frontally taken on the...

Mumbai attack 'mastermind' Lakhvi detained under MPO

Mumbai attack 'mastermind' Lakhvi detained under MPO

Alleged mastermind of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi who was granted bail by an anti-terrorism court in Islamabad yesterday has been detained under the Maintenance of Public Order (MPO) at Rawalpindi's Adiala Jail today. Pakistan government has also decided to appeal against the approval of Lakhvi's bail in superior courts, reports Dawn...

Sharif vows to end Pakistan terrorism

Sharif vows to end Pakistan terrorism

Pakistan's prime minister has vowed to rid his country of terrorism after a Taliban attack at a school in Peshawar killed 141 people, mostly children. Nawaz Sharif spoke after talks between political parties about the massacre. Gunmen went from class to class shooting the students in the Pakistani Taliban's deadliest attack to date. Funerals of...

Pakistan mourns school massacre

Pakistan mourns school massacre

The Pakistani city of Peshawar has begun burying its dead after a Taliban attack at a school killed at least 132 children and nine staff. Mourners crowded around coffins bedecked with flowers, while other families waited at hospitals for news. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif declared three days of mourning and Pakistan's army struck at militants...

Nawaz lifts moratorium on death penalty after Peshawar attack

Nawaz lifts moratorium on death penalty after Peshawar attack

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today approved the removal of moratorium on death penalty after the carnage in Peshawar killed 141 people. Addressing an All Parties Conference (APC) in Peshawar, the premier announced that the moratorium on death penalty, which was imposed under international pressure, has been lifted. “The prime minister has abolished the moratorium on...

'No plans for Modi-Sharif meeting on sidelines of UN assembly'

'No plans for Modi-Sharif meeting on sidelines of UN assembly'

There are "no plans" for a meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York this week. Indian External Affairs Ministry told NDTV, a New Delhi-based news channel, yesterday. As part of "neighbours first" policy, PM Modi is scheduled to...

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Pakistan in siege

THERE was time when the people in Pakistan came to the streets to defend their democratic system from the onslaught by the military which wanted its say in the country's affairs. Today, the same people want the military to intervene to save whatever is left of the democratic structure in their country. This was visibly seen when the popularly-elected Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif met the Chief of Army Staff, General Raheel Sharif, to request him to assist. Nawaz Sharif...

Pak protests ease as rival leaders seek negotiated settlement

Pak protests ease as rival leaders seek negotiated settlement

Pakistan's protest leaders demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation prepared to resume talks with the government on Wednesday, reviving hopes for a negotiated solution to a crisis that has shaken the coup-prone nation. Protests turned deadly last weekend, with thousands trying to storm Sharif's house, in an outburst of violence which has prompted fears...

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Pakistan's unending agony

IF proof were needed of the immense damage Imran Khan has been causing to Pakistan's fragile democracy, one has only to observe the anguish with which his party colleague Javed Hashmi has noted the manner in which he let his followers loose on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's residence in Islamabad. Three people have died and hundreds have been injured as a result of Khan's brashness. Khan now charges Sharif with murder when the fact is that it was he...

Securing Pakistan's democracy?

THE two-week-old political crisis in Pakistan took a sharp new turn over the past few days as the military leader, General Raheel Sharif, positioned to mediate the stand-off between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and opposition demonstrators on the streets of Islamabad, led by cleric Mohammed Tahir-ul-Qadri and his ally cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan. Whether Prime Minister Sharif or Tahir-ul-Qadri and Khan initiated the move to military mediation and how the military has played into the development of the crisis itself...

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