RAW’s Plan of Targeting Premier

ISLAMABAD: Law enforcement authorities tightened the security of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and other high-profile personalities on Saturday in the wake of a provincial home department warning of an assassination plot by India’s Research & Analysis Wing (RAW). In a chilling notice issued on October 9, the Punjab home department stated

Sindh Plans to Tackle Unending Religious Persecution

KARACHI: With Hindu families reportedly continuing to migrate from northern districts of Sindh, the provincial authorities have finally decided to tackle unending religious persecution as is envisaged under the National Action Plan, it emerged here on Saturday. Officials in the Sindh government said the authorities had decided to take up certain

A massive swoop to cleanse the impoverished Southern Punjab of terrorist groups

ISLAMABAD: The federal government is planning a massive swoop to cleanse the impoverished southern Punjab of terrorist groups, particularly those fuelling sectarianism, as part of the National Action Plan (NAP) against terrorism. Although intelligence-based targeted raids have been ongoing in the region for some time, the country’s civil and military authorities have

Pakistan military ranked11th strongest military in the world

Pakistan military has been ranked as the 11th strongest military in the world, as per a Credit Suisse report on globalisation. Ranked seven spots after India’s military, the report gives Pakistan a final military strength score of 0.41. Further, the report reveals that Pakistan’s active personnel number stands at 710,000 and has it

Nandipur project: Halting GHPL inquiry best in public interest, says MD

ISLAMABAD: In a new major development, the Nandipur Power Project Managing Director (MD) appears to point fingers at Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP), which may jump to malign the project for their political interests and ulterior motives. He raised doubts following the constitution of a committee formed by Genco Holding Company Limited (GHPL)

Govt fails to utilise ADB’s $2.5b investment in power sector

ISLAMABAD: Despite an urgency to improve electricity generation and transmission networks, Pakistan remains unable to timely utilise $2.5 billion Asian Development Bank investment in the sector and over a dozen projects including Jamshoro power plant are facing delays A recently completed review of the ADB-funded projects in Pakistan revealed that all the

MQM’s Wasim booked for inciting people to violence

KARACHI: Cases have been registered against Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) Wasim Akhtar in two police stations for allegedly inciting people against intelligence agencies. Locals have registered cases in SITE Super Highway Industrial Area and Sohrab Goth police stations. Police said that the cases include sections of terrorism and incitement against government departments. The

25 militants killed in North Waziristan airstrikes

At least 25 militants were killed in airstrikes that targeted military hideouts near Datta Khel area of North Waziristan Agency on Thursday. “At least 25 terrorists were killed in aerial strikes ahead of Datta Khel area near the Pak-Afghan border,” an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said. “The fighting had intensified in the bordering

Rangers to launch radio show for Karachiites

KARACHI: Sindh Rangers have decided to extend their outreach to the people of Karachi by launching a radio show, starting from Friday (tomorrow), said a statement issued on Thursday. According to an audio message released by the Rangers spokesperson, the hour-long radio programme named “Rangers Hour” will be aired five days

New system to keep criminals’ record launched

KARACHI: The Sindh police on Tuesday launched a biometric-enabled criminal record management system to keep criminals’ data and record of their crimes. The system, designed by a private software firm, would be connected to the National Database and Registration Authority and it would link up every police station. Speaking at the launching