Security

Bajwa breaks ground on Pakistani-Afghan border fence in Balochistan

Bajwa breaks ground on Pakistani-Afghan border fence in Balochistan

The fence will curtail cross-border militant movements and pave the way for better relations, officials say.


De-radicalised Pakistani youth become 'useful' members of society

De-radicalised Pakistani youth become 'useful' members of society

The latest group of 135 former militants, many of them teenagers, completed de-radicalisation training in South Waziristan last month and plan to open businesses or join the army.


Investigation under way in assassination attempt on Pakistan's interior minister

Investigation under way in assassination attempt on Pakistan's interior minister

The attacker, allegedly linked to Tehreek-e-Labaik Yah Rasool Allah Pakistan, was arrested after wounding Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal.


Burgeoning Russia-Iran alliance inflames sectarian tensions across Muslim world

Burgeoning Russia-Iran alliance inflames sectarian tensions across Muslim world

The Kremlin is backing Tehran's sectarian agenda in an attempt to claw its way back into relevancy in the Middle East, Afghanistan, Central Asia and beyond.


Quetta's Noor Foundation charity linked to subversive Iranian activity

Quetta's Noor Foundation charity linked to subversive Iranian activity

Pakistani security forces raided the foundation's compound twice and arrested at least four members on suspicion of links to Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and Tehran's ongoing recruitment of Pakistani Shia to fight in Syria.


Second Taliban group details Tehran's plot to sabotage TAPI pipeline

Second Taliban group details Tehran's plot to sabotage TAPI pipeline

Iranian plotters have for the second time in three months attempted to use the Taliban to attack the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India natural gas pipeline -- a project Tehran adamantly opposes.


Handover of security duties in Dir seen as indicator of peace

Handover of security duties in Dir seen as indicator of peace

The Pakistani army transferred security duties to the civilian government of Upper and Lower Dir districts April 11.


Pakistani, Afghan security officials meet at Torkham to improve neighbourly relations

Pakistani, Afghan security officials meet at Torkham to improve neighbourly relations

The flag meeting at the Torkham border crossing comes after a brief flare-up of violence earlier along the border. Such meetings will improve communication and defuse tensions, say observers.


Pakistan, Afghanistan calm tensions after border clashes

Pakistan, Afghanistan calm tensions after border clashes

Tribal elders and local officials quickly de-escalated the situation, saying fighting along the border benefits only terrorists.


Pakistani security forces raise awareness of IEDs, land mines in Waziristan

Pakistani security forces raise awareness of IEDs, land mines in Waziristan

An ongoing awareness campaign is teaching locals in Waziristan how to recognise IEDs, land mines and other explosive devices left behind by militants.


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