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National mood to be translated into action for defeating terrorism: Nisar ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Sunday said that national mood would be translated into action for defeating terrorism.Addressing a press conference, he said the major source of intelligence were people and called upon the nation to remain alert and vigilant and keep close eye on their surroundings, suspicious people and activities.He requested hotel and house owners to remain vigilant and keep complete record of guests and tenants, otherwise they would be held responsible for any mishap.He said that Joint Action Group against terrorism was working round the clock and it would finalize its recommendations by Tuesday.The interior minister said that all political parties had shun their differences and the the committee would bring its recommendations before the nation within the seven days deadline.He said that Pakistan Army was a responsible force and representing government of Pakistan and had never targetted children, women and non-combatant citizens, adding that ...

No oil output reduction even if others cut: Saudi, Kuwait ABU DHABI: The Saudi and Kuwaiti oil ministers said Sunday that their countries would not cut oil production even if non-OPEC members reduce their output to shore up sagging oil prices."No... I think it's too late now," Saudi Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi told reporters when asked whether OPEC would cut its output if non-OPEC producers were to lower their own."If they (non-OPEC) want to cut production they are welcome. We are not going to cut, ...

US to review NKorea terror status after Sony hack: Obama WASHINGTON: The United States is mulling whether or not to place North Korea back onto its list of state sponsors of terrorism President Barack Obama said Sunday following the communist nation's alleged cyber attack on Sony Pictures."We're going to review those through a process that's already in place," the president said in an interview aired Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union.""And we don't make those judgments just based on the news of the day. ...

Security institutions taking important steps to flush out terrorists: Asif ISLAMABAD: Minister for Defence Khawaja Muhammad Asif has said that Pakistan Army and other security institutions were taking all important steps to eliminate terrorists and foil the nefarious designs of anti-social elements.He said strict action would be taken against facilitators and abettors of the terrorists.Talking to a private news channel, he expressed the apprehension of more terror attacks in the wake of hanging of convicted militants. He, however, added that the security institutions had taken ...

4 terrorists of Gen Musharraf attack case hanged FAISALABAD: Another four terrorists Ghulam Sarwar Bhatti, Zubair Ahmed, Rasheed Qureshi and a Russian citizen Akhlaq Ahmed alias Roosi who were awarded death penalty for carrying out attack on former president Gen (ret) Pervez Musharraf, have been hanged to death at District Jail here on Sunday.All four terrorists were shifted to the death cell of District Jail Faisalabad on late Saturday from Central Jail Faisalabad under tight security arrangements made by law enforcing agency, police, ...

Afghan Taliban decry ‘biased’ UN report on civilian casualties KABUL: Afghanistan's Taliban on Sunday accused the United Nations of "enmity and political motives" in reporting that three-quarters of a record-high number of civilians killed and wounded this year were victims of the insurgents.Denouncing a U.N. report as "biased and unfounded", the insurgents accused U.N. investigators of intentionally skewing statistics to blame the Taliban.The United Nations said that for a second year, insurgents were responsible for about 75 percent of civilians killed, with the toll ...


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