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New legislation in KP enacts harsh sentences to stamp out illegal drugs | Crime & Justice
New legislation in KP enacts harsh sentences to stamp out illegal drugs

The KP Control of Narcotics Substances Bill 2019 outlines the punishment -- sometimes capital punishment -- for trafficking, processing and transporting illegal drugs.

Authorities cite major successes in recent crackdown on smuggling | Crime & Justice
Authorities cite major successes in recent crackdown on smuggling

Smuggling, often used by extremists to finance their violent campaigns, is a serious threat to the economy and security, according to authorities.

US expands powers to target terrorist groups and their financial backers | Terrorism
US expands powers to target terrorist groups and their financial backers

The new powers to act against financial institutions come as the Iranian regime flouts international sanctions via a large petroleum shipping network.

US designates TTP chief Mufti Noor Wali Mehsud as global terrorist | Security
US designates TTP chief Mufti Noor Wali Mehsud as global terrorist

Mehsud, in a book titled Inqilab-e-Mehsud released in December 2017, detailed the TTP's extortion, kidnappings for ransom and assassinations.

Modern forensic lab in Karachi to help improve criminal, terror investigations | Crime & Justice
Modern forensic lab in Karachi to help improve criminal, terror investigations

Sindh police and other law enforcement agencies previously used to rely on conventional investigation techniques, which often yielded inferior or compromised results.

Afghan Taliban leaders find themselves in weakened position after talks called off | Security
Afghan Taliban leaders find themselves in weakened position after talks called off

Instead of choosing a peace deal finally within sight after 18 years, the Taliban decided to use Afghan lives as bargaining chips. Now Taliban leaders are paying for their thirst for violence.

Afghan Taliban to blame for cancellation of peace summit, analysts say | Diplomacy
Afghan Taliban to blame for cancellation of peace summit, analysts say

The Afghan Taliban dashed hopes of peace as they continued talks with the United States while carrying out bombings in Afghanistan simultaneously.

In photos: Pakistan marks Defence and Martyrs Day | Security
In photos: Pakistan marks Defence and Martyrs Day

Defense and Martyrs Day was observed Friday in Pakistan.

Pakistan works to leave terror financing 'grey list' | Security
Pakistan works to leave terror financing 'grey list'

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is set to review Pakistan's efforts over the past year in mid October.

Pakistan ramps up security arrangements for Muharram | Security
Pakistan ramps up security arrangements for Muharram

Police have orders to ensure the security of worship places and religious gatherings during the holy month.

Officials push reforms to widen scope of education at madrassas | Education
Officials push reforms to widen scope of education at madrassas

The reforms aim to limit hate speech in madrassas and create new opportunities for students.

Murder spree exposes Afghan Taliban's cynical 'peace' negotiation tactics | Security
Murder spree exposes Afghan Taliban's cynical 'peace' negotiation tactics

The tactic being employed by the Taliban -- setting off car bombs, invading cities, etc -- exposes how the militant group values power over the well being of common Afghan it claims to represent.

Upcoming National Games in KP to highlight revival of peace | Security
Upcoming National Games in KP to highlight revival of peace

While the provincial government is working to promote the image of KP as a region of peace, it has also revamped the tourism sector of the province.

ISIS media machine showing major signs of breakdown | Media
ISIS media machine showing major signs of breakdown

The group's propaganda effort has stalled amid a shortage of resources and attacks on its communications equipment.

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