Karachi police operation, 30 suspects held


KARACHI: Police in a search operation in Orangi Town on Wednesday hauled up 30 suspected persons, Geo News reported.

SP Orangi Town, Sajid Amir Saddozai said that police launched an operation against suspected persons at Pirabad, Qasba and Frontier Colony in Orangi Town by blocking all exit/entry roads started house-to-house search operation and picked up 30 suspects in the process.

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Youm-e-Ali (RA) being observed across the country today


KARACHI: The country is observing Youm-e-Ali (RA), the martyrdom day of Hazrat Ali (RA), as law enforcement agencies have made strict security arrangements to avert any untoward situation in any part of the country, Geo News reported.

The mourning processions following the planned routes and finally gather at the pre-decided venues. Strict security is being observed throughout the processions routes while the district administrations have also installed CCTV cameras.

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Fatemi to leave for US today on official visit


ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi is scheduled to travel to the United States on an official visit from the 21st to the 28th of this month.

“Mr Fatemi is scheduled to hold meetings with senior officials in the State Department, Defence Department and the White House to exchange views on bilateral relations,” Foreign Office spokesperson Tasneem Aslam told Dawn.

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Pakistan asks Afghan authorities to ensure border security


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan here on Thursday called on Afghan authorities to ensure their border security so that attacks emanating from their soil are stopped. Speaking during her weekly press briefing, the Foreign Office spokesperson Tasneem Aslam has said that that Pakistan condemns all forms of terrorism.

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Army vows to ‘completely eliminate’ terrorist sanctuaries in N Waziristan


ISLAMABAD: Chief military spokesman Major General Asim Bajwa said on Tuesday that the Pakistan army will “completely eliminate” terrorists sanctuaries and hideouts from North Waziristan.

Speaking to media personnel in Islamabad, Bajwa said, “North Waziristan had become a hub of terrorism where several terrorist networks were based and had been operating for a long time.”

“Terrorists used to brainwash suicide bombers while recruiting them in North Waziristan.”

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Pakistan reiterates NWA offensive will hit Haqqani network


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Tuesday reiterated that the ongoing Zarb-i-Azb military offensive, launched to eliminate insurgent hideouts in the North Waziristan tribal area, would target all militants, including the feared Haqqani network.

Briefing a delegation of foreign media reporters, DG Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asim Bajwa insisted the current operation would target “terrorists of every hue and colour.”

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Judicial magistrate kidnapped? in Balochistan


QUETTA: Armed militants kidnapped Judicial Magistrate Ziarat Jam Saka Dashti from Pishin district of Balochistan on Monday, police said.A senior police officer who requested anonymity told Dawn.com that gunmen seized the vehicle of the judicial magistrate in Pishin district.

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