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13 suspected TTP militants killed in Sohrab Goth KARACHI: Police on Monday claimed to have killed 13 suspected militants of banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) during an encounter in Sohrab Goth.SSP Ali Mohammad said that a rangers and police party conducted joint search operation at Super Market area in Sohrab Goth. SSP Rao Anwar said that armed TTP militants opened fire on police after which they returned fire in Sohrab Goth.Rescue sources said the bodies of 13 suspected militants were shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hosptial for medico-legal formalities. The names of killed militants could not be released to media. The police also claimed to have recovered weapons, hand grenades, explosive material and police uniform from those killed.During the operation, all inter and exit routes of the area were sealed off. The operation created panic in the areas. Copyright PPI (Pakistan Press International), 2014

Senate condemns Peshawar carnage; stresses combine efforts to change extremist mindsets ISLAMABAD: The Senate on Monday strongly condemned the massacre of innocent children in Peshawar, vowed to fight terrorists and stressed combine efforts to change extremist mindsets. Taking part in the debate on killings of children in Army Public School, the Senators urged zero tolerance against those, who lift weapons in the name of religion against the state.They assured Pakistan Army their unflinching support in fight against terrorism. They urged the government to engage people, print, ...

Telecom Foundation to expand business activities: Anusha Rehman ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information Technology Anusha Rahman Monday said that Telecom Foundation should concentrate on new avenues to enhance volume of its business activities.She was chairing a performance evaluation meeting of Telecom Foundation (TF) and Pak Datacom here.Federal Secretary IT, Azmat Ali Rangha, Managing Director (MD) Telecom Foundation Maj. Gen (R) Muhammad Khalid Rao, Chief Executive Pak Datacom, Arshad Kiyani, Member (Telecom) Mudasar Hussain and other senior officials from TF and MoITT were ...

Dar for firming up plans to rehabilitate flood affectees, TDPs ISLAMABAD: Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar on Monday asked Economic Affairs Division (EAD) to firm up plans in consultation with stakeholders for the rehabilitation of flood affected people as well as the temporary displaced persons (TDPs).He was chairing a meeting regarding follow-up activities in connection with the Donor Conference held on November 11. Secretary EAD Nargis Sethi along with other officials briefed the minister regarding the follow-up activities.The minister was informed that during the 2nd ...

Govt taking bold steps to uproot terrorism, militancy: Ahsan SIALKOT: Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal has said that the government was committed to weed out terrorism and was taking all the bold steps uproot terrorism, militancy and insurgency from the country.Talking to party workers at Narowal on Monday, he said revealed that the whole of the nation and all the political parties have become on one page, which was a first major step towards the elimination of the terrorism.He said government ...

Imran Khan visits terror-hit Peshawar school, calls for increased border control to counter terrorism ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan visited the terror-hit school in Peshawar on Monday, following which he called on the federal government to equip Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa with adequate resources to fight terrorism.The PTI chairman toured the damaged Army Public School, where 148 people, mostly school children, were killed following an attack by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).He toured the damaged parts of the school and later met with the victims’ families to offer condolences. Security was ...


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