Tag Archives: North Waziristan

Nawaz Sharif must choose the next COAS wisely

Nawaz Sharif must choose the next COAS wisely

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif faces a key choice in the coming weeks about who should run Pakistan’s powerful military, one that will have a major influence on the country’s often strained relationships with the United States and nuclear rival India. With Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif saying he will step down when his tenure ends in November, the …

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TTP commander Sajna reported dead in US drone strike

TTP commander Sajna reported dead in US drone strike

Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) commander Khan Saeed ‘Sajna’ was reported killed in a United States (US) drone strike in Afghanistan, the New York Times reports. At least 12 other militants were killed and 20 had been wounded in the drone strike which took place in Afghanistan’s Khost province near the shared border with North Waziristan, the NYT quoted a Pakistani intelligence official …

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Hardened terrorists arrested from Manshera

The local police claimed to have arrested a terrorist group, which had planned to target Ashura processions and attack foreigners associated with the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project. “Police and other security agencies conducted a joint operation and arrested a group of hardened terrorists, who had planned to attack Ashura processions and foreigners working on CPEC,” DPO Mujeebur Rehman told a …

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TTP release statement with regards to hanging of military officer

TTP release statement with regards to hanging of military officer

The Pakistani Taliban has hanged a military intelligence officer in retaliation for recent executions of militants by Pakistan, the militant Islamist group said in videos released on Sunday. Reuters could not independently authenticate the two videos and a Pakistani military spokesman was not immediately able to comment on them. Pakistan reinstated the death penalty last December after Taliban gunmen massacred …

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Karachi Operation Discussed by PM, Army Chief

Karachi Operation Discussed by PM, Army Chief

While reiterating the resolve to safeguard the frontiers of the country the civil and military leadership said on Tuesday that a befitting reply will be given to Indian provocation at Line of Control (LoC), and operation Zarb-e-Azb and Karachi targeted operation will continue till the elimination of last terrorist. As per media reports, Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif …

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Running out of time

Winds of change are now blowing across the landscape of Pakistan. The corrupt are being caught by the forces led by General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff, (COAS) and many are trying to escape to safer foreign shores where they have amassed mountains of dollars and pounds. Karachi is beginning to look like a normal city after the actions …

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Zarb e Azb: 23 more militants killed in airstrikes

Zarb e Azb: 23 more militants killed in airstrikes

At least 23 militants, including foreigners, were killed today by Pakistani fighter jets in the country’s restive northwest tribal region near the Afghan border where a massive military operation is underway against the Taliban. The rebels were targeted in remote areas of Khyber andNorth Waziristan tribal districts The army said in a statement that foreigners were among 23 terrorists killed …

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Haqqanis not spared in FATA Operation: official

Haqqanis not spared in FATA Operation: official

The military operations in the tribal regions are targeting all militant groups, including the Haqqani Network, a security official said on Sunday in response to a US State Department report which suggested that certain terrorist outfits were spared by the offensives. “It is not true that we have spared the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani Network. We have stated time …

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Pak-Afghan trust deficit

Pak-Afghan trust deficit

AFGHAN president Ashraf Ghani is a worried man and the reasons for his woes are plentiful. He has put his political future at stake by charting a friendly course with Pakistan in a desperate hope to bring peace to his war-torn country. He expected Islamabad’s cooperation in curtailing the Taliban’s military capability and forcing the insurgents to come to the …

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Uzbekistan becomes new HQ of Islamic Movement

  Militants of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) found sanctuary in Pakistan’s tribal areas for more than a decade. Now, it appears many have left and are looking for a new home. They might have found one in Afghanistan, right on the doorstep of their native land. In recent months, Afghan government and military officials have claimed that an …

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