.: Asia

Date: 7 Jun 2014

Peshawar—A representative jirga (tribal elders) of North Waziristan Agency on Friday agreed to oust foreign fighters from the area within 15 days as they assured Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Sardar Mehtab Ahmed Khan that all efforts would be made for restoration of peace in the agency.



Date: 7 Jun 2014

Lahore—The Lahore High Court on Friday issued notices to 63 politicians, including Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, on a petition seeking directions for the politicians to bring their foreign assets back to Pakistan.

Barrister Javed Iqbal Jafri had filed this petition originally in 1996 against 26 political leaders and later amended it,



Date: 4 Jun 2014

By: Umar Daraz Wazir

Miranshah, May 28: A large number of Uthmanzai Wazir tribal elders put their heads together in a Jirga here in Kaski area of Mirali tehsil on Tuesday and unanimously proposed to government to seek out a solid and durable solution to the perpetuating volatile law and order situation of North Waziristan



Date: 1 Jun 2014

Hameed Shaheen

ISLAMABAD: The 5th session of the OIC Commission for Human Rights has opened here which will last till June 5, 2014, states an OIC announcement emailed here Sunday.



Date: 29 May 2014

Pakistani scientists were ready for nuclear explosions in 1984

Zubair Qureshi

Islamabad—Pakistani nuclear scientists were ready to conduct nuclear tests even back in 1984. What they waited for was a go ahead signal by the then government led by Gen Zia-ul-Haq President and Chief of the Army Staff.



Date: 24 May 2014

ISLAMABAD: The Senate was informed on Friday that Gwadar port will be fully operational by 2017 and first phase of the port has been completed and its three berths are currently functional.

Minister for Ports and Shipping Kamran Michael told the House the government has approved nine projects for development of Gwadar Port at a cost of $17 million.



Date: 24 May 2014

Beijing—China’s domestically made Beidou navigation system has set up a network in Pakistan, the first in a foreign country, the company said.

At the first phase, the network includes five base stations and one processing center, covering Karachi. It can provide positioning with a precision of 2 centimeters,



Date: 21 May 2014

LADHA/DERA ISMAIL KHAN: A faction of the outlawed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has claimed responsibility for kidnapping a Chinese tourist from Darban area in D.I. Khan, on Monday evening.

The Chinese national Hong xu Dong was on a cycling tour of the country and going from Lahore to Balochistan via D.I. Khan



Date: 21 May 2014

Gen Raheel brief security meeting on his Kabul visit

Islamabad—A high level meeting chaired by the Prime Minister of Pakistan Mr. Muhammad Nawaz Sharif at PM House Tuesday reviewed the prevailing national and regional security situation.



Date: 19 May 2014

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court on Monday during the hearing over a blasphemy petition filed by the Shuhada Foundation issued notices to all those party to the case.

The court while adjourning the hearing over the petition to an unspecified date, issued notices to Federal Information Secretary, chief executive of ARY, anchors Mubashir Lucman,



Date: 18 May 2014

Retriever: Hameed Shaheen

MANAMA, Bahrain – Iranian-trained smugglers and weapons seized in Bahrain and Yemen signal Iran's goal of undermining the security and stability of neighbouring Arab countries, officials say.



Date: 14 May 2014

Retriever: Hameed Shaheen

ISLAMABAD – Iran's leadership over the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) can accelerate setting up an OPEC-like entity, despite a long way ahead , IRNA says.



Date: 9 May 2014

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Thursday conducted a successful training launch of Short Range Surface to Surface Ballistic Missile Hatf III (Ghaznavi), capable of delivering nuclear and conventional warheads up to a range of 290 kilometers.



Date: 6 May 2014

Karachi: The first flight to provide military equipment to security forces in Afghanistan took off from the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi on Monday.This was the first time aerial transport was used to supply military equipment to the security forces, who are expected to withdraw from Afghanistan by the end of the year.



Date: 6 May 2014

New Delhi: Jamaat-e-Islami Hind has announced to support Aam Admi Party’s candidate Arvind Kejriwal from Varanasi in the Lok Sabha elections.

Jamaat-e-Islami Hind’s Uttar Pradesh (East) unit today decided to support AAP’s nominee Kejriwal from Varanasi and all India President of Jamaat Maulana Syed



Date: 4 May 2014

New Delhi: Jamaat-e-Islami Hind has strongly condemned the barbaric killing of 27 Muslims including women and children in the attack of Bodo extremists in Kokrajhar and Baksa districts of Assam. While terming it as negligence of the state government about the protection of life and property of civilians,



Date: 2 May 2014

Mateen Haider

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan lodged strong protest with India on Friday over refusal of visas to 500 Pakistan pilgrims who wanted to go for the Urs of Hazrat Khawaja Moinuddin Chishti, to be held at the Sufi saint’s shrine in Ajmer.



Date: 30 Apr 2014

Munawer Azeem

ISLAMABAD: Seminaries operating inside the capital are reportedly assisting Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) with the collection of extortion and ransom money by arranging deals between militants and their victims, sources in civil and military intelligence agencies said.In addition,



Date: 27 Apr 2014

Hoshiarpur (Punjab)- Sikh Nationalist party Dal Khalsa said the elections are irrelevant because New Delhi has failed to take steps to meet longstanding Sikh demands, including the release of detainees, justice for victims of 1984 genocide, punishment to guilty police officers, fulfilling greater political aspirations.



Date: 27 Apr 2014

BALASORE: India on Sunday successfully test-fired a new interceptor missile capable of neutralizing any incoming long-range missile at higher altitude.

The interceptor, positioned at launch pad-IV of Integrated Test Range at Wheeler Island, about 100 km from here, roared into the sky at about 9.10am to hit its target.



Date: 25 Apr 2014

RAWALPINDI: US Special Representative on Afghanistan and Pakistan James Dobbins called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif respectively in Rawalpindi today (Friday).

Besides matters of mutual interest, they discussed regional security situation, US drawdown and reconciliation process in Afghanistan.



Date: 23 Apr 2014

LAHORE: Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Sirajul Haq, on Wednesday announced a new public agenda of the party with the objective to free the nation from the clutches of the exploitative forces and appealed to the masses to join the JI to achieve the goal.



Date: 23 Apr 2014

Rasheed Khalid

Islamabad: Ahmer Bilal Soofi, the President Research Society of International Law, has said that it is duty of Interior Ministry to deradicalise the society and hurried efforts, like made in legislating PPO to change the situation, would create problems.



Date: 22 Apr 2014

Hameed Shaheen

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Tuesday secured an observer status in the 21-member States international forum of West Pacific Naval Symposium (WPNS), during an important workshop held in China's naval port of Qingdao, GT reports. Full members of WPNS are: Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, France, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Papua New



Date: 15 Apr 2014

ISLAMABAD A delegation of National Youth Parliament Pakistan met Shah Mehmood Qureshi, ex foreign Minister and Senior PTI leader at dinner. The seating included a healthy discussion of the young parliamentarians and the chief guest and an introduction of NYPP and all its members.



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