After Coast Guard chase, suspicious Pakistani boat explodes

After Coast Guard chase, suspicious Pakistani boat explodes

New Delhi, Jan 2 (IANS) A suspicious Pakistani fishing boat apparently loaded with explosives blew up in the sea and sank off Gujarat after being intercepted by the Indian Coast Guard, officials said Friday, prompting fears that a major terror attack may have been planned.The Pakistani vessel, which had set off from near Karachi on the […]

Six civilians injured in Pakistani shelling in Kashmir

Six civilians injured in Pakistani shelling in Kashmir

Jammu, Jan 3 (IANS) Six civilians were injured Saturday due to Pakistani shelling on the international border in Jammu and Kashmir’s Samba and Kathua districts, forcing scores of villagers to migrate.“Six civilians were injured in Pakistani shelling on the international border in Samba and Kathua districts today.”“Two civilians with critical injuries have been shifted to Government […]

Pakistani boat intercepted, explodes, sinks

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New Delhi, Jan 2 (IANS) A suspicious Pakistani fishing boat intercepted by the Coast Guard and navy in the Arabian sea exploded and sank after its crew set fire to it, the Indian government said Friday.The boat had set off from Keti Bunder near Karachi and was planning “some illicit transaction” in the Arabian Sea, a […]

Pakistan sets up bench to hear pleas of death row convicts

Pakistan sets up bench to hear pleas of death row convicts

Islamabad, Jan 2 (IANS) Pakistan’s Supreme Court Friday constituted a bench to hear appeals of prisoners sentenced to death.The proceedings will take place Jan 5-9, Geo TV reported.The bench will be headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa.The Pakistani government has liften the moratorium on death penalty in terrorism-related cases in the wake of the Taliban […]

Terrorists planning new attacks in Pakistan

Terrorists planning new attacks in Pakistan

Islamabad, Dec 27 (IANS) A top Pakistani official said the government has fast-tracked the execution of terrorists following reports that the convicts are in contact with their accomplices across the country and planning new attacks.In response to the attack by Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) on Peshawar’s Army Public School (APS) that killed 148 people including 132 school […]

Pakistan to detain over 6,000 terror suspects

Pakistan to detain over 6,000 terror suspects

Islamabad, Dec 26 (IANS) Pakistan’s interior ministry has decided to detain over 6,000 terror suspects from across the country after a list naming them was prepared, a media report said Friday.The ministry has issued orders to all the four provinces and the Islamabad administration for taking into custody 6,777 suspects, a majority of them belonging to […]

Pakistan executes four terror convicts

Pakistan executes four terror convicts

Islamabad, Dec 21 (IANS) Four convicts, involved in an attack on former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf 11 years ago, were hanged to death Sunday at a district jail in Faisalabad following approval by the government to implement executions in terrorism-related cases. Zubair Ahmed, Rasheed Qureshi, Ghulam Sarwar Bhatti and Russian citizen Akhlaque Ahmed were shifted from […]

Security of Pakistan’s Lal Masjid cleric withdrawn

Security of Pakistan's Lal Masjid cleric withdrawn

Islamabad, Dec 22 (IANS) Official security provided to Pakistan’s Lal Masjid cleric Maulana Abdul Aziz has been withdrawn, The Dawn reported.“Aziz was provided security since 2011,” said Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan in a press conference Sunday.In reply to a question about the threats being hurled from Lal Masjid, the minister said nobody would be […]

26/11 mastermind not released: Sartaj Aziz

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Islamabad, Dec 20 (IANS) Sartaj Aziz, the Pakistani prime minister’s advisor on National Security and Foreign Affairs, said Saturday that Zaki-ur Rahman Lakhvi, the alleged mastermind of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, has not been released and that India should also show progress over the trial into the Samjhauta Express blast. Aziz said in a […]

Pakistani Taliban chief killed?

Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) chief Mulla Fazalullah

Islamabad, Dec 20 (IANS) Even as the Pakistani Army intensified its anti-terrorism operations in the wake of Tuesday’s Taliban attack on a Peshawar school that left 148 students and teachers dead, unconfirmed reports said that Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) chief Mulla Fazalullah was killed in an airstrike inside Afghanistan early Saturday. An unverified Twitter account of the […]