Archive for January February 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Submit 2020-02-21 | Terrorism Religious leader hints at Tehran's role in Quetta bombing Maulana Muhammad Ahmad Ludhianvi, chief of ASWJ, said the Iranian regime is part of a conspiracy to sow sectarian discord in Pakistan. 2020-02-21 | Security Crackdown on Shia militants nets accused Zainabiyoun Brigade member The Iranian-backed group sends Pakistani Shia to fight alongside the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. 2020-02-20 | Security Recent killings of TTP leaders in Afghanistan leave group crippled Following a crackdown across Pakistan, the group shifted its hideouts to neighbouring provinces of Afghanistan. Three key leaders have been killed in the past month. 2020-02-20 | Health Polio victim raises awareness about vaccine effectiveness in Bajaur Hazrat Wali Shah, who contracted polio as a child, recently accompanied polio vaccination workers to help convince parents to vaccinate their children despite what militant propaganda says. 2020-02-19 | Security Baloch militants kill 5 Pakistani soldiers in attack 'co-ordinated from Iran' The Iranian regime actively attempts to portray itself as an ally to Pakistan but continues to back militant groups, defence and intelligence officials say. 2020-02-18 | Terrorism Security forces make arrests after deadly suicide bombing in Quetta Police stopped the suicide bomber from entering a religious rally, preventing greater casualties. 2020-02-18 | Refugees UN recognises Pakistan's 40 years of hospitality to Afghan refugees 'The story of Pakistan and Afghan refugees is a story of compassion to be celebrated for many reasons,' said UN Secretary-General António Guterres. 2020-02-17 | Security New commander of Iran's Quds Force faces major obstacles to success Brig. Gen. Esmail Qaani has large shoes to fill and is unlikely to be able to contain the growing challenges that the IRGC and its proxies face in regional conflicts, analysts say. 2020-02-14 | Education Government boosts college admissions for tribal students The government doubled the quota for medical students from tribal areas from 175 to 350, engineering from 108 to 216, and other disciplines from 1,719 to 3,192. 2020-02-13 | Terrorism Blast kills another TTP leader in Afghanistan Shehryar Mehsud, a TTP faction leader, was killed by a remote-controlled bomb in Afghanistan. Sheikh Khalid Haqqani, a member of the TTP's consultative council, was killed in late January. 2020-02-13 | Society Malam Jabba ski gala highlights return of peace, sporting events The presence of foreign teams in Swat sends a very clear message to the world that Pakistan is on the path of progress and peace, said one official. 2020-02-12 | Crime & Justice Court convicts Mumbai attack planner Hafiz Saeed on terror charges The cleric has been declared a global terrorist by the United States and United Nations, and is wanted in India for his part in the 2008 Mumbai massacre. 2020-02-11 | Society Pakistan's 'Zindagi' app raises awareness of illegal drug scourge The new app provides information on the dangers of illegal drugs as well as the location of rehabilitation centres. 2020-02-11 | Economy Glum public mood marks 41st anniversary of Iran's Islamic Republic Increasingly violent crackdowns on protests, little hope for economic opportunity, and shame in the country's security forces are just a few factors dampening Iranians' mood. 2020-02-10 | Security Iran makes dubious claims of missile advancement as satellite launch fails News of Tehran's military squandering vast sums on new missile technology is not likely to go down well with the country's impoverished population. 2020-02-10 | Security Death of key TTP leader in Afghanistan further cripples militant network Sheikh Khalid Haqqani was killed during a mysterious 'mission' in Kabul. He was revered by his followers, and his death further weakens the unravelling group. 2020-02-07 | Security Pakistan recognised as top travel destination amid improved security One publication calls Pakistan 'the ultimate adventure travel destination.' 2020-02-06 | Education KP students defy militants by continuing education after bombings The bombing of schools has left students studying in tents and making other makeshift arrangements. But the setbacks haven't stopped their will to achieve an education. 2020-02-05 | Health Khyber Pakhtunkhwa tightens security for polio workers after deadly attack Unidentified gunmen killed two female health workers in Swabi District on January 29. 2020-02-04 | Terrorism Sindh residents observe 5th anniversary of ISIS-K mosque bombing The killing of the militant leaders behind the blast has weakened the insurgent outfit and bolstered residents' hopes for peace in Sindh. 2020-02-03 | Security Khasadar, Levies forces set to merge with KP Police The move aims to help improve law and order and proper policing in the newly merged districts. 2020-02-03 | Security Officials condemn Afghan militants for deadly mortar attack in Bajaur A mortar shell from Afghanistan on Sunday killed at least seven Pakistanis, including children.