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2017-11-30 | Security

Bajwa praises troops, ulema for efforts securing peace

The strategy of securing the Pakistan-Afghanistan border and engaging religious scholars is paying off, analysts say.

Security 2017-11-30

Bajwa praises troops, ulema for efforts securing peace

The strategy of securing the Pakistan-Afghanistan border and engaging religious scholars is paying off, analysts say.

2017-11-29 | Security

Wounded KP police officers praised for their commitment to duty

KP Inspector General of Police Salahuddin Khan Mehsud visited those wounded in a deadly suicide bombing on November 24.

Security 2017-11-29

Wounded KP police officers praised for their commitment to duty

KP Inspector General of Police Salahuddin Khan Mehsud visited those wounded in a deadly suicide bombing on November 24.

2017-11-29 | Education

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government begins registering seminaries

The move will mainstream seminaries, preventing terror links and allowing the government to provide funds for new facilities, say officials.

Education 2017-11-29

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government begins registering seminaries

The move will mainstream seminaries, preventing terror links and allowing the government to provide funds for new facilities, say officials.

2017-11-28 | Terrorism

Islamic alliance vows to wipe out terrorism

Afghanistan and Pakistan are among 41 countries that have joined the 'pan-Islamic unified front' against violent extremism.

Terrorism 2017-11-28

Islamic alliance vows to wipe out terrorism

Afghanistan and Pakistan are among 41 countries that have joined the 'pan-Islamic unified front' against violent extremism.

2017-11-24 | Terrorism

ISIS, Taliban declare 'jihad' on each other in Afghanistan

The relationship between the two militant groups has grown increasingly acrimonious of late.

Terrorism 2017-11-24

ISIS, Taliban declare 'jihad' on each other in Afghanistan

The relationship between the two militant groups has grown increasingly acrimonious of late.

2017-11-23 | Terrorism

ISIS expansion faltering in Afghanistan, Pakistan

Military operations and a lack of public support have halted the expansion of ISIS in Afghanistan and Pakistan, say analysts.

Terrorism 2017-11-23

ISIS expansion faltering in Afghanistan, Pakistan

Military operations and a lack of public support have halted the expansion of ISIS in Afghanistan and Pakistan, say analysts.

2017-11-22 | Crime & Justice

KP Police increase terrorist conviction rates with improved investigations

Better technology and investigation and evidence gathering skills have led to 19 convictions in the past two months, officials say.

Crime & Justice 2017-11-22

KP Police increase terrorist conviction rates with improved investigations

Better technology and investigation and evidence gathering skills have led to 19 convictions in the past two months, officials say.

2017-11-21 | Terrorism

American woman held hostage by Haqqani Network details rape, beatings

The Taliban-linked militants were 'very violent' and would beat her, her husband and her now four-year-old son, she said.

Terrorism 2017-11-21

American woman held hostage by Haqqani Network details rape, beatings

The Taliban-linked militants were 'very violent' and would beat her, her husband and her now four-year-old son, she said.

2017-11-21 | Technology

Pakistan to block smuggled and counterfeit cell phones

Illegal mobile phones are often difficult to trace and used by criminals and terrorists, officials say.

Technology 2017-11-21

Pakistan to block smuggled and counterfeit cell phones

Illegal mobile phones are often difficult to trace and used by criminals and terrorists, officials say.

2017-11-20 | Security

Pakistan witnesses visible decline in terrorism, including sectarian attacks

Effective implementation of the NAP and NACTA is contributing to improved security and fewer terrorist attacks, say officials.

Security 2017-11-20

Pakistan witnesses visible decline in terrorism, including sectarian attacks

Effective implementation of the NAP and NACTA is contributing to improved security and fewer terrorist attacks, say officials.

2017-11-17 | Terrorism

ISIS left clinging to scraps in Iraq and Syria

The group has lost 95% of the cross-border 'caliphate' it declared in Iraq and Syria in 2014.

Terrorism 2017-11-17

ISIS left clinging to scraps in Iraq and Syria

The group has lost 95% of the cross-border 'caliphate' it declared in Iraq and Syria in 2014.

2017-11-17 | Economy

Swat District honey, silk industries get government boost

Newly inaugurated common facilities established by the government are expected to improve the quality and value of locally produced honey and silk.

Economy 2017-11-17

Swat District honey, silk industries get government boost

Newly inaugurated common facilities established by the government are expected to improve the quality and value of locally produced honey and silk.

2017-11-16 | Security

Russia caught spreading 'barrage of lies' on social media

The Russian Ministry of Defence attempted to pass off images from a video game as 'proof' the US military was aiding militants. Social media users debunked Moscow's claims.

Security 2017-11-16

Russia caught spreading 'barrage of lies' on social media

The Russian Ministry of Defence attempted to pass off images from a video game as 'proof' the US military was aiding militants. Social media users debunked Moscow's claims.

2017-11-16 | Youth

Pakistani child wins global film award for 'I will be your Spiderman'

The short film promoting education for all children was produced by a 5-year-old boy from Peshawar.

Youth 2017-11-16

Pakistani child wins global film award for 'I will be your Spiderman'

The short film promoting education for all children was produced by a 5-year-old boy from Peshawar.

2017-11-15 | Terrorism

Militants have 'no mercy' for women and children in Pakistan, Afghanistan

The Taliban on both sides of the border have a history of raping women and killing children, observers say.

Terrorism 2017-11-15

Militants have 'no mercy' for women and children in Pakistan, Afghanistan

The Taliban on both sides of the border have a history of raping women and killing children, observers say.

2017-11-14 | Crime & Justice

Khuli Kachehri provides quick justice in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

The open court initiative addresses residents' grievances and provides immediate solutions to community concerns, officials say.

Crime & Justice 2017-11-14

Khuli Kachehri provides quick justice in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

The open court initiative addresses residents' grievances and provides immediate solutions to community concerns, officials say.

2017-11-13 | Women's Rights

Special courts tackle violence against women and children in Punjab

The newly established courts are aimed at speeding up proceedings in cases of rape, abuse, human trafficking, harassment and other issues.

Women's Rights 2017-11-13

Special courts tackle violence against women and children in Punjab

The newly established courts are aimed at speeding up proceedings in cases of rape, abuse, human trafficking, harassment and other issues.

2017-11-10 | Education

Officials attempt to overcome education challenges in Balochistan

More than 15,000 schools have been closed in the province due to various insurgent activities.

Education 2017-11-10

Officials attempt to overcome education challenges in Balochistan

More than 15,000 schools have been closed in the province due to various insurgent activities.

2017-11-09 | Crime & Justice

KP Police utilise social media to improve public outreach, receive tips

Multiple social media accounts are in use to receive complaints and inform the public.

Crime & Justice 2017-11-09

KP Police utilise social media to improve public outreach, receive tips

Multiple social media accounts are in use to receive complaints and inform the public.

2017-11-08 | Economy

Foreign investors 'optimistic' about Pakistan's economic outlook

Multinational companies are expected to invest billions of dollars in Pakistan over the next ten years.

Economy 2017-11-08

Foreign investors 'optimistic' about Pakistan's economic outlook

Multinational companies are expected to invest billions of dollars in Pakistan over the next ten years.

2017-11-07 | Women's Rights

Pakistani women eye growing role in democracy

More women are running for seats and campaigning for elections amid recent reforms.

Women's Rights 2017-11-07

Pakistani women eye growing role in democracy

More women are running for seats and campaigning for elections amid recent reforms.

2017-11-03 | Security

Counselling initiatives aim to rehabilitate militants, prevent new ones

'The counselling process helped me to understand the truth,' one former militant told Pakistan Forward. 'It has changed my life.'

Security 2017-11-03

Counselling initiatives aim to rehabilitate militants, prevent new ones

'The counselling process helped me to understand the truth,' one former militant told Pakistan Forward. 'It has changed my life.'

2017-11-02 | Terrorism

Newly released bin Laden documents shed light on al-Qaeda-Iran relations

Senior al-Qaeda leaders' apparent ability to function under Iranian protection supports claims that Tehran and bin Laden had a working relationship.

Terrorism 2017-11-02

Newly released bin Laden documents shed light on al-Qaeda-Iran relations

Senior al-Qaeda leaders' apparent ability to function under Iranian protection supports claims that Tehran and bin Laden had a working relationship.

2017-11-01 | Security

Pakistan Motor Rally celebrates country's 70th year of independence

The rally, which involved a 3,000km-long drive across Pakistan, was a clear message of hope and peace, participants and officials say.

Security 2017-11-01

Pakistan Motor Rally celebrates country's 70th year of independence

The rally, which involved a 3,000km-long drive across Pakistan, was a clear message of hope and peace, participants and officials say.