Security

Militancy-linked deaths drop for 3rd consecutive year in Pakistan

There was a 21% drop in fatalities caused by militants in 2017 as compared to the previous year, according to the Islamabad-based Centre for Research and Security Studies.


Pakistani religious scholars condemn Iran's 'conspiracies' against Muslim world

The Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC) is raising the alarm against Iran's 'espionage and terror activities' in the region, particularly in regard to the development of Chabahar port.


Karachi ramps up security measures as part of terror alert

The Sindh Home Department issued a terrorist alert for Karachi on February 23, calling on all relevant authorities to increase security measures.


Iran ordered attack on Abbasi event in Afghanistan, Taliban says

Taliban militants funded and trained by Iran were ordered to attack a ceremony attended by the Pakistani PM inaugurating a key pipeline project. The militants disobeyed and surrendered.


Students defy terrorists, return to class after Peshawar institute attack

Academic activities at the newly renamed Agriculture Services Academy in Peshawar have resumed about two months after Taliban militants took nine lives on December 1.


Russia and Iran support the Taliban, says Afghan intelligence chief

In a recent interview, Mohammad Masoom Stanekzai, the head of Afghanistan's National Directorate of Security, said evidence proves Moscow and Tehran are helping the Taliban.


Iran manipulates Pakistani Shia to satisfy 'nefarious' geopolitical agenda

Iran-backed proxies are luring thousands of Pakistani youth to fight in wars that serve only to undermine Pakistan's sovereignty and strengthen Tehran's sectarian goals.


Bajwa meets top military chiefs in Kabul to discuss regional security

'The path to regional peace and stability passes through Afghanistan,' said Pakistani Chief Of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa.


Pakistan witnesses decrease in sectarian violence

The number of sectarian attacks decreased by 44% between 2016 and 2017 thanks to the combined efforts of security forces, civil society organisations and clerics.


Quetta next in line for counter-terrorism Safe City Project

Some 1,400 closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras will be installed at all six entry and exit points of Quetta, as well as in other important locations throughout the city.


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