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Security forces QUETTA: Pakistani security forces on Thursday had no clue to the whereabouts of two Czech women abducted in the southwestern province of Baluchistan despite an extensive search, a senior official said.The women, who apparently crossed into Pakistan from Iran on holiday, were taken at gunpoint on Wednesday, around 550 kilometres (350 miles) west of Quetta, the main town of Baluchistan, which borders Afghanistan and Iran."The whole administration, including police and law enforcement agencies have been on high alert since the kidnapping took place," provincial home secretary Akbar Hussain Durrani told AFP."The hunt is continuing. Police, levies (tribal police) and local tribesmen have searched the whole area up to the Afghan border but we still have no clue about their whereabouts," he said.Durrani said it would be "premature" to determine who was involved."They could be typical kidnappers or any militant group," he added.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2013 ...

PM proposes three names for caretaker setup ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf Thursday proposed the names of Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, Dr Ishrat Hussain, Justice Mir Hazar Khan Khoso (Retd), for the caretaker Prime Minister.The Prime Minister has proposed the names in response to the letter by Leader of Opposition Ch. Nisar Hussain, a spokesman of the Prime Minister House said. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2013 ...
Pakistan denies India accusation over IoK attack ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has strongly rejected an accusation from India that militants who killed five paramilitary police in Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK) came from across the border.Indian Home Secretary R.K. Singh said two gunmen killed in the attack in the IoK territory appeared "not local but from across the border".Wednesday's attack was the deadliest on Indian security forces for nearly five years and comes two months after six soldiers were killed in exchanges along the border ...
Met Office forecasts scattered rain in KP PESHAWAR: The Met Office here on Wednesday forcasted scattered rain in most parts of Khyber Pakthunkhwa during next 24 hours.According to Met Office here, a westerly wave is affecting Upper and Central parts of the country.As result, scattered rain-thunderstorm is expected in Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, KP and Upper Punjab (Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha & Faisalabad divisions), whereas isolated rain-thunderstorm is expected over Upper Sindh during next 24 hours.In next 48 hours, rain/thunderstorm is expected at scattered ...
Rangers overpower 30 suspects in raids KARACHI: Pakistan Rangers Sindh in targeted operations arrested 30 suspects, including a target killer, and recovered 29 arms from their possession in the city on Wednesday. A Rangers spokesman said the rangers conducted targeted operations in different areas of the city, Faqeera Goth, Chanesar Goth, Nazimabad, Machhar Colony and Urdu Chowk of Orangi Town, where they arrested 30 accused, including a target killer affiliated with defunct political outfit and also recovered 29 weapons of different ...
Swat snow festival on Thursday ISLAMABAD: A four days Swat Snow Festival 2013 gets underway from 14 to 17 March in Malam Jabba, Swat.The event includes skiing, gliding, snow trekking and tobogganing. A large number of people from all over the country are expected to attend the festival, Radio Pakistan reported.Special coaching classes of skiing and gliding have also been arranged for school and university students.Located nearly 40 kilometers from Saidu Sharif, Malam Jabba is a popular ski resort in ...
22 criminals arrested FAISALABAD: The police claimed to have arrested 22 criminals including 10 illegal weapon holders, 8 proclaimed offenders and 4 drug pushers from different parts of Faisalabad during last 24 hours.A spokesman of the police department stated here on Wednesday that the police also recovered 5 pistols, 2 Klashnikovs, 2 guns, a rifle and bullets, 135 grams canabis, 245 grams heroin and 7 bottles of liquor.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2013 ...


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