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Pakistan's policewomen send message of female empowerment | Women's Rights
Pakistan's policewomen send message of female empowerment

Female police officers are active across Pakistan, taking on senior roles and arresting those accused of harassing women, sending a message of female empowerment.

Police establish special post to protect business interests in Peshawar | Business
Police establish special post to protect business interests in Peshawar

Business owners often felt insecure because of the proximity of the tribal belt, especially when they were carrying out cash transactions, and also feared kidnapping for ransom.

Opposition politicians underscore importance of democratic ideals | Elections
Opposition politicians underscore importance of democratic ideals

Despite reported irregularities in the July general elections, Pakistani opposition leaders are pinning great hopes on the new government to advance democratic ideals and process.

Pakistan's religious minorities on path towards political empowerment | Politics
Pakistan's religious minorities on path towards political empowerment

The participation of minority religious groups in the July elections, including the first victory ever by a Hindu running for a general National Assembly seat, is a step in the right direction, observers say.

Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad continues to demonstrate resolve against terrorists | Terrorism
Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad continues to demonstrate resolve against terrorists

On September 22, the Pakistani army killed nine terrorists in the Garlamai area of North Waziristan as part of the ongoing operation.

Pakistan eyes friendly ties with India as signs point to new possibilities | Diplomacy
Pakistan eyes friendly ties with India as signs point to new possibilities

Despite the hurdles, recent goodwill gestures shown by Prime Minister Imran Khan to establish peaceful ties with India are a positive step.

Afghan refugees in Pakistan welcome promise of citizenship | Refugees
Afghan refugees in Pakistan welcome promise of citizenship

Imran Khan's government has promised to grant citizenship to foreign nationals who were born in Pakistan, including millions of Afghan refugees.

Al-Qaeda slams Muslims for doubting its role in September 11 attacks | Terrorism
Al-Qaeda slams Muslims for doubting its role in September 11 attacks

Seventeen years later, al-Qaeda is still focused on its 'victory' in the September 11 terrorist attacks in the United States, debunking conspiracy theorists -- and proving its loss of relevance.

Iran fails to persuade Pakistan to back anti-US agenda: officials | Security
Iran fails to persuade Pakistan to back anti-US agenda: officials

Iran's attempts to cozy up to Pakistan are a calculated tactic to win Pakistani support for Tehran's anti-US agenda. It's not in Islamabad's interest, say analysts.

Pakistan sets sights on illegal money exchanges used in terror financing | Terrorism
Pakistan sets sights on illegal money exchanges used in terror financing

Authorities have sealed the Chowk Yadgar currency market in Peshawar and detained more than 40 money exchangers as part of an effort against money laundering and terror financing.

Sindh authorities crack down on surge in Karachi street crimes | Crime & Justice
Sindh authorities crack down on surge in Karachi street crimes

Street crimes, including armed robberies of mobile phone and motorbike owners, have increased in Karachi, posing a problem for local residents and a challenge for law enforcement agencies.

Pakistan tightens security to ensure peaceful Muharram | Security
Pakistan tightens security to ensure peaceful Muharram

Tens of thousands of security personnel are deployed to protect thousands of participants in planned Ashura events.

KP launches enrolment drive for out-of-school children | Education
KP launches enrolment drive for out-of-school children

The new KP government expects to enrol about 250,000 out-of-school children in government schools this year.

Pakistan issues new guidelines to tighten anti-terrorism laws | Crime & Justice
Pakistan issues new guidelines to tighten anti-terrorism laws

Under pressure to crack down on terrorism financing, the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan recently issued new guidelines.

KP Police raise watchtowers to boost airport security | Security
KP Police raise watchtowers to boost airport security

Police are building eight watchtowers in areas surrounding Bacha Khan International Airport to protect arriving and departing flights in Peshawar.

Iran seen as long-time harbour for wanted al-Qaeda members | Terrorism
Iran seen as long-time harbour for wanted al-Qaeda members

Iran's relationship with al-Qaeda began during the Osama bin Laden era and continued after his death with the hosting of his family.

Final push begins in Syria to destroy last remnants of ISIS 'caliphate' | Security
Final push begins in Syria to destroy last remnants of ISIS 'caliphate'

The push against the terrorist group in Syria is expected to drive the final nail into the coffin of the group's dreams of establishing statehood.

Pakistani woman mountaineers thrive in male-dominated sport | Women's Rights
Pakistani woman mountaineers thrive in male-dominated sport

Several Pakistani woman mountain climbers, including Samina Baig and Uzma Yousaf, have become torchbearers for other female enthusiasts of the sport.

UN seeks more international support for Afghan refugee resettlement | Refugees
UN seeks more international support for Afghan refugee resettlement

An UN delegation accompanied by Pakistani film actress Mahira Khan visited Afghan refugees in Pakistan and committed to providing them with education.

Russia and Iran 'ordered' Taliban to destroy schools, mosques | Security
Russia and Iran 'ordered' Taliban to destroy schools, mosques

A former Taliban commander says foreign powers would not send his group of 50 fighters supplies or money unless they 'caused destruction to the highest extent possible'.

Sindh Rangers work to clean up violent Karachi | Crime & Justice
Sindh Rangers work to clean up violent Karachi

The crackdown by Sindh Rangers on criminal groups and terrorist outfits in Karachi has restored a semblance of stability in the city.

Pompeo's visit to Pakistan brings hope of renewed ties | Diplomacy
Pompeo's visit to Pakistan brings hope of renewed ties

Analysts say the US Secretary of State's recent visit to Pakistan carries the potential to 'reset' the recently strained relationship between the two countries.

Pompeo in Pakistan to 'reset' relationship with new government | Diplomacy
Pompeo in Pakistan to 'reset' relationship with new government

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he was 'pleased' with his meetings with Pakistani officials and hopeful that Pakistan will support the US efforts to end the Afghan conflict.

Haqqani Network founder dead after long illness: Afghan Taliban | Security
Haqqani Network founder dead after long illness: Afghan Taliban

The Afghan Taliban announced Jalaluddin Haqqani's death, but analysts say the news is not likely to have a lasting impact on the terrorist group's operations.

Peshawar Zalmi Madrassa Cricket League seeks to promote religious harmony | Religion
Peshawar Zalmi Madrassa Cricket League seeks to promote religious harmony

Twelve teams participated in the event organised by Peshawar Zalmi to promote religious harmony.

Trangender Pakistanis hope for brighter future | Society
Trangender Pakistanis hope for brighter future

Authorities are working to protect the marginalised community from violence and persecution.

Newsbrief

Iran kills 4 militants crossing border from Pakistan Bajwa confirms death sentences of 11 terrorists Foreign Minister Qureshi, US President Trump discuss relations FATF delegation to visit Pakistan in October Suspect accused in connection with 2015 Safoora Goth bus shooting arrested Pakistanis observe Ashura with tight security Pakistan, Saudi Arabia pledge to jointly fight terrorism Pakistani court orders release of Nawaz Sharif Pakistan-UK launch initiative to help recover Pakistan's looted wealth Pakistan's foreign minister visits Kabul for talks FIA targets Peshawar currency market to curb terror financing Karachi police arrest 3 ISIS suspects Press freedom under pressure in Pakistan, new report says Dara Adamkhel coal mine accident kills 9 miners Bajwa confirms death sentences of 13 terrorists Pakistan celebrates Defence Day Pakistan elects Dr. Arif Alvi president US military seeks to cancel $300 million in military aid to Pakistan