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Zarb-e-Azb dealing with militancy, extremism holistically: Mamnoon ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain Friday said that Zarb-e-Azb operation was dealing with the menace of militancy and extremism holistically and described peaceful Pakistan as essential for peaceful South Asia.Addressing the annual Ambassadors' Dinner of Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry here, the President said that floods in Sindh, potential political instability, terrorism and heartbreaking massacre in Peshawar had shaken the nation.He said the ensuring crackdown backed by the civil and military forces had sent a strong message to generate confidence that this nation was ready to end this scourge once and for all.He said the government was trying its best to provide all possible resources required to properly look after and rehabilitate the internally displaced people.The President expressed his confidence that with the unswerving commitment of our nation, armed forces and the government, our efforts were bound to succeed.The sacrifices of the nation will never squander and our efforts will ...

Khurram for exemplary punishment to political workers' killers ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Commerce Engineer Khurram Dastagir has underlined the need for giving exemplary punishment to those found involved in killings of political workers in Karachi. "There should be stern action against whosoever is involved in killings of political workers in Karachi without any discrimination," he said while talking to a news channel. He said restoration of peace in the metropolis was responsibility of the provincial government and the federal government would provide all ...

Acting Speaker condemns bomb blast in Shikarpur ABBOTTABAD: Acting Speaker National Assembly, Murtaza Javed Abbasi Friday strongly condemned the bomb blast in a Imam Bargah, Shikarpur and expressed grief and sorrow over the loss of precious lives.In his statements, the Acting Speaker termed it a barbaric and shameful act of terrorism. He said that the elements involved in such activities were enemy of the country. Murtaza Javed Abbasi said that the no religion permitted to attack on innocent people.Acting speaker expressed profound ...

NATO chief warns of challenges after 'black year' BRUSSELS: NATO head Jens Stoltenberg urged the alliance Friday to brace for further challenges after a "black year" of Russian intervention in Ukraine and terror attacks on Europe's streets.Unveiling NATO's 2014 annual report, Stoltenberg said a new rapid reaction force would help cope with a changing security environment but urged the 28 member states to keep their commitments to boost defence spending. "2014 was not a good year for European security. In fact it was ...

Eurozone deflation accelerates to record low in January BRUSSELS: Eurozone consumer prices fell by a record 0.6 percent in January, EU data showed Friday, confirming deflation could be taking hold and putting pressure on a historic bond-buying plan by the ECB to deliver.The drop from minus 0.2 percent in December appears to back the European Central Bank's decision last week to launch a bond-buying spree to drive up prices.Plummeting world oil prices were largely to blame for the fall in the 19-country eurozone, ...

Bomb attack at Pakistani mosque kills over 60: officials SHIKARPUR: A powerful bomb tore through a busy mosque in southern Pakistan on Friday, killing more than 60 people in the country's deadliest sectarian attack in nearly two years.The blast hit the mosque in Shikarpur in Sindh province, around 470 kilometres (300 miles) north of Karachi, as hundreds of worshippers attended Friday prayers.Pakistan has suffered a rising tide of sectarian violence in recent years, most of it perpetrated by militant groups against minority Shia Muslims, ...


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