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Operation to continue till elimination of last terrorist: Mamnoon ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain said on Friday the military operation would continue till the elimination of last terrorist as militants' hideouts and sanctuaries had already been destroyed."Our military and other law enforcement agencies are already undertaking operation Zarb-e-Azb. The terrorists are on the run," the President said in a meeting with Secretary General OIC Iyad Amin Madani, who called on him here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr.Regarding the Peshawar incident, he said the barbaric crime had further united the nation, which resolved to fight the menace with an iron hand.The President said his (Madani's) visit was a source of strength for the people of Pakistan and that this expression of solidarity was highly valuable.He said the moratorium on death penalty in terrorism related cases had been lifted and judicial processes would also be bolstered for speedy disposal of cases to punish terrorists.The President reiterated that terrorists had no faith, no creed or ...

Chinese Vice Minister calls on Sartaj ISLAMABAD: Advisor to Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on Friday said the leaderships of Pakistan and China were committed to further promote the comprehensive strategic partnership, with a particular focus on enhancing economic cooperation.He was talking to Vice Minister of International Department of the Communist Party of China (ID-CPC) Chen Fengxiang, who called on him here at Foreign Office.The Vice Minister condoled with the Adviser for the tragedy in Peshawar, ...

Peshawar tragedy is worse act of barbarism: Maulana Fazal PESHAWAR: Central chief of JUI-F, Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman has termed Peshawar tragedy as worst barbarism of the history and a conspiracy to deface the religion of Islam. He expressed these views while addressing Quraan Khwani and collective prayers for the martyrs of Army Public School (APS) here in the provincial secretariat of JUI-F here on Friday. Those who attended were included Maulana Shuja-ul-Mulk, Maulana Rahat Hussain, Maulana Atta-ul-Haq Derwaish, Abdul Jalil Jan, Maulana Ashraf Ali, Maulana ...

World Bank President condoles tragic loss of life in Peshawar WASHINGTON: World Bank President Dr. Jim Yong Kim has expressed deepest condolences over this week's tragic loss of children and staff in a terrorist attack on Peshawar's Army Public School. Kim presided over a condolence session, attended by all executive members and Pakistani staff at the financial institution on Thursday, an official said. The Bank's leaders conveyed a profound sense of sorrow and sympathy over the incident, in which gunmen killed more than 140 lives ...

Two terrorists may be hanged on late Friday night FAISALABAD: Two terrorists involved in different terrorism cases may be hanged to death here on late Friday night. The jail sources said Aqeel Ahmad alias Dr. Usman was sentenced to death on charges of being a mastermind of the GHQ attack whereas Arshad Mehrban was awarded death sentence on charge of his involvement in Pervez Musharraf attack case. The convicts were housed at the Central Jail Faisalabad where their death warrants have been received by ...

Raul Castro addresses Cuban parliament after US thaw HAVANA: Cuban President Raul Castro chaired the twice-yearly meeting of parliament Friday in a session likely focused on the communist island's historic renewal of relations with the United States.Castro was due to give an evening address to close the session, which was also attended by the "Cuban Five," the group of intelligence agents jailed in the United States whose last three members were released in a prisoner exchange that paved the way for Wednesday's landmark ...


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