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KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Militants launched a deadly suicide attack on the police headquarters of Pakistan’s largest city on Friday, officials said, as the sound of gunfire and explosions rocked the heart of Karachi for several hours. Three security forces and a civilian were killed and 18 security forces wounded, according to government officials and Ghulam Nabi Memon, police chief for the southern Sindh province where Karachi is located. Two suicide bombers were killed and at least one blew himself up after entering the police building, officials added. Pakistani Taliban in a brief statement claimed responsibility. Murtaza Wahab, a government…
DUBAI, 14th February, 2023 (WAM) – Akylbek Japarov, Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of Kyrgyzstan, commended the World Government Summit for highlighting the unity of the planet and emphasised the need to achieve the sustainable development goals of the United Nations. In his statement to the Emirates News Agency (WAM), Japarov stated that his country’s message at the summit underscored the urgency of tackling climate change and population growth. Japarov called on stakeholders to proactively seek creative solutions to global crises, rather than waiting to react to them. He also noted that the World Government Summit discussed the phenomenon…
PAKISTAN has long faced extremism, insurgency and terrorism. After 9/11, a number of legal, administrative and policy interventions were made, but despite the expanded counterterrorism (CT) apparatus, the goals have yet to be met. In practice, terrorism has interprovincial, interstate and international linkages, and so cannot be prevented or countered by provinces alone. During the last two decades, provinces established counterterrorism departments (CTDs), and in 2009, the National Counter-Terrorism Authority (Nacta) was established at the federal level. Traditionally, the centre develops security policy, while both federal and provincial departments handle the operational side. The National Internal Security Policy I, NISP…
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Vepa Hajiyev held a meeting with the newly appointed Ambassador of Sweden to Turkmenistan (with residence in Stockholm) Thomas Danestad. During the meeting, the Turkmen side accepted copies of the Ambassador’s credentials. In addition, they discussed priority areas of bilateral cooperation and issues of interaction within the framework of international and regional organizations. The diplomats also expressed the need to expand inter-parliamentary cooperation, and also stressed the need to intensify cooperation to expand trade, economic, cultural and humanitarian cooperation by creating new mechanisms of interaction. At the end of the meeting, the parties…
Pakistan Fawad Chaudhry’s physical remand extended for two more days 28 January,2023 06:20 pm ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Judicial Magistrate on Saturday extended physical remand of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader and former federal minister Fawad Chaudhry for two more days. Judicial Magistrate Waqas Ahmed Raja pronounced the reserved verdict. The petition, filed by the police, also called for revocation of the order passed by a magistrate yesterday that sent the ex-minister on judicial remand. Earlier in the day, the Islamabad police challenged the verdict of a judicial magistrate to reject a plea for extension in physical remand of the former…
The rise of Maryam Nawaz Sharif strengthens the Sharif political dynasty in Pakistan.
Source: https://www.thestatesman.com/world/maryam-nawazs-elevation-furthers-sharif-political-dynasty-in-pakistan-1503144718.html There is quite an uneasiness among the seasoned second tier leadership of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) over the appointment of Maryam Nawaz as senior vice president and chief organiser of the party. Sources in the PML-N lament that there has been no consultation done prior to making this appointment, which has made Maryam Nawaz the third most powerful figure in the party after her father Nawaz Sharif and uncle Shehbaz Sharif, the sitting Prime Minister, The News reported. Many senior party leaders are upset with this appointment, The News reported. Following the recent notification issued by the…