Pakistani Shia Fighters Recruited By Iran

BEIRUT: For years, websites linked to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard have posted articles eulogizing Shia fighters who die in Syria. But two men heralded last month for dying to defend a shrine near Damascus were different from most martyrs given such treatment in the past: they were Pakistanis. The men were part of

Sindh Govt Hampering Karachi Operation

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar said on Saturday the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) led Sindh government was not extending Rangers’ powers in an attempt to “hamper the Karachi operation to save just one man.” “I don’t know how deep your ties are with him,” Nisar said, while addressing a press conference. “How

Reham Khan Into Cockpit

Pakistan International Airlines initiated an inquiry on Tuesday against one of its pilots for allowing broadcast journalist Reham Khan to sit in the cockpit while travelling to Lahore from London. Reham was travelling from London to Lahore on Thursday on flight PK-788, when she requested the pilot to allow her inside

Faisal Edhi declines Indian Donation

KARACHI: The Edhi Foundation formally turned down on Tuesday the offer of INR10 million from the Indian government as a reward for taking care of Geeta and sending her back to India. Addressing a press conference at the Karachi Press Club on Tuesday, Faisal Edhi of the Edhi Foundation said that the

Indian BSF Firing Left Five civilians Injured

Five civilians were injured on Sunday as India’s Border Security Force (BSF) resorted to ‘unprovoked’ firing and shelling on the Working Boundary in Shakargarh sector. “Punjab Rangers gave a quick and befitting response to the Indian aggression, silencing their guns,” a Punjab Rangers spokesperson told Radio Pakistan. On Friday, unprovoked cross-border firing

Hoax Call Triggers Bomb Scare At Sindh Governor House

KARACHI: A hoax call traced to the Indian financial capital, Mumbai, claimed on Friday that a bomb had been placed on the premises of the Sindh Governor House. Bomb disposal unit (BDU) members rushed to the site and combed the Governor House and the area surrounding it but found no explosive

LeJ Claimed Responsibility For Jacobabad Suicide Attack

KARACHI: Sindh Home Minister Suhail Anwar Siyal said on Saturday that the banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) has claimed responsibility for Friday’s suicide attack at a Muharram procession in Jacobabad. “According to the information I received, LeJ has claimed responsibility for the attack,” he said while addressing the media. The home minister claimed the

Biden Lauds Pakistan’s Role In War Against Terrorism

United States Vice President Joe Biden lauded on Thursday Pakistan’s role in war against terrorism, Radio Pakistan reported. During his meeting with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Washington, where he is on a four-day official visit, Biden appreciated the government’s role in war against terrorism, vowing US cooperation until objectives were achieved. The premier

Pakistan among world’s top three executioners

ISLAMABAD: As Pakistan hanged the murderer of a former Punjab chief minister, it joined the likes of China and Iran as one of the top three executioners of death-row prisoners in a calendar year. According to The Dawn, the convict, Zaman, in Wayne's killing was hanged in Central Jail Multan and brought Pakistan's tally