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Asfandyar Wali condemns Peshawar blast PESHAWAR: Central President Awami National Party, Asfandyar Wali Khan here Tuesday strongly condemned the car bomb blast in Peshawar and expressed profound grief and sorrow over the loss of precious lives.In a press statement issued here, he said those who are sabotaging the peace could not become the well wishers of the country.He termed attack on security officials as cowardice act and said such inhuman incidents can't deter the determination of people and security officials. He demanded of the government to immediately arrest the culprits involved in this gory incident and award them exemplary punishment. Asfandyar Wali said those who create restiveness in the country, are in fact enemy of the country and such elements have no ideology and religion.He alleged that the rulers of Khyber Pakthunkhwa have left people on the mercy of terrorists by staging sit-in Islamabad that was a matter of great concern.He prayed Allah Almighty to ...

Pakistani air strikes leave 23 militants dead PESHAWAR: Pakistan's military on Monday killed 23 militants in air strikes on hideouts in the country's restive northwest, where the army has launched an offensive against Taliban insurgents, officials said. Pakistan began a long-awaited push to clear militant bases from North Waziristan, which borders Afghanistan, in June after a bloody attack on Karachi airport finally sank faltering peace talks with the rebels. Air strikes, artillery, mortars and ground troops have been used to retake territory ...
Eid-ul-Azha brings business for butchers, blacksmiths on annual basis ISLAMABAD: Eid-ul-Azha, brings good business for butchers and blacksmiths on annual basis, who charge the public at their will, due to monopoly.With Eid-ul-Azha fast approaching, butchers in the twin cities of Islamabad Rawalpindi have started the preparations in this regard.A butcher Imran Rao said "days of Eid-ul-Azha bring unusual income for us as we get sufficient business as compared to other days of the year.""Finding a butcher during the Eid days is a difficult task ...
Hajj corruption case: SC grants bail to Rao Shakeel ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday approved bail of Roa Shakeel, a key accused in the Hajj corruption scandal.The three-member bench by Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali comprising Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan and Justice Qaiz Faez Isa heard the case and ordered to release Rao Shakeel on bail after he submitted a surety bond worth Rs10 million.Shakeel, who is former Director General Hajj Affairs, has been under arrest since last four years.Shakeel, served as the Director ...
Bilawal condemns attack on hujra of PPP activist in Swabi KARACHI: Chairman, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has condemned the attack on the hujra of his party leader, Major (Retd) Fida in Maneri Payan area Swabi."Monster of terrorism is attacking the nation from all sides. It is time to call a spade and shun the theory of bad and good terrorists," he said in a statement issued here on Monday.Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said his party stands for complete elimination of terrorists, as terrorism ...
Anti-polio drive from Sept 29 FAISALABAD: The health department has decided to re-start anti-polio drive after six months gap in order to sustain the district's polio free status.According to official source, three days anti-polio campaign will kick-off across the district from Sept 29 and end on Oct 1.During the campaign, more than 1,250,000 children under five years of age will be administered anti police vaccine.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...
Improvement sought in security protocols to avert bank robberies KARACHI: Representatives of different banks operational in Karachi have sought improvement in security protocols to help avert instances of bank robberies in the metropolis.In a meeting chaired by Commissioner of Karachi, Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui on Monday to review arrangements for security of the banks, their staff and clients the bankers also sought close coordination among all concerned stakeholders.The meeting among others was also attended by Additional Commissioner, Karachi - One, Aslam Khoso, Secretary Banking Council, ...


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