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‘WAAR’ on terror: A story of unsung heroes

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KARACHI: “Right now, as your readers read this article, out there somewhere an Mi-17 pilot is helping our soldiers or rescuing victims of natural disasters. Right above him will be a Cobra helicopter pilot and a gunner, both looking out for them,” says Dr Hassan Rana, the action director and writer of Waar — Pakistan’s […]

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A ‘fractured’ nation: ‘Burdened by imperialism, longing for an ideology’

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KARACHI: Politicians are responsible for Pakistan’s downfall. The inability to extract ourselves from the influence and interference of the West has meant that we have been unable to create our own ideology. Artist Sobia Ahmed miniature works from her first solo exhibition scream of these statements, imploring the audience to take a closer look at […]

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Abbottabad commission’s report never went missing: info minister

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ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid has categorically denied media reports that the Abbottabad commission’s report had gone missing from the Prime Minister’s Office, saying the report was in the safe custody of the government. “The original report is in the safe possession of the government and no unauthorised person can have access to the document,” […]

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HRCP flays murder of foreign climbers

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LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan on Monday condemned the murder of 10 foreign climbers and at least one Pakistani citizen in Gilgit-Baltistan and called it a serious crisis in a region which could do without further aggravation. In a statement, the commission said: “The killing of the foreign mountaineers in Gilgit-Baltistan raises very […]

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Nanga Parbat killings: less talk, more action

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By: Tariq Masood Malik We were just coming to terms with a blast that wrecked a student bus in Quetta recently and the bomb that destroyed the Ziarat Residency this past week. Then, news broke in the northern most part of the country of 10 foreign mountaineers — belonging to Ukraine, China, Slovakia, Lithuania, Nepal […]

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Taliban stop students from going to schools

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Pazir Gul MIRAMSHAH: Irritated by blockade of main artery of Miramshah in North Waziristan, the local Taliban Shura issued a ‘decree’ on Monday barring boys and girls from going to schools near the Cantonment area until security forces removed the barricades. The Hafiz Gul Bahadur-led Shura warned parents not to send their children to five […]

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Another CD shop blown up in Peshawar

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PESHAWAR: Militants continued targeting CD centres in the rural Peshawar as another shop was bombed in Matani early Sunday. The officials of Matani Police Station said the militants had planted explosives near the CD shop owned by one Israruddin that went off in the midnight. The CD shop was destroyed while four nearby shops were […]

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Taliban threaten to bomb cell phone market

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PESHAWAR: Pakistani Taliban have threatened to bomb a mobile phone market in Peshawar for the “shameless” selling of video clips, ring tones and accessories, officials said on Saturday. Some 60 shopkeepers received letters in the post ordering them to burn the offending stock, including memory cards and speakers for MP3 players, and stick to selling […]

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Pakistan Taliban ‘ban vulgar films, Viagra’

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PESHAWAR: The Pakistani Taliban have warned shopkeepers in a popular market to stop selling “obscene films” and Viagra-style male potency pills. Shopkeepers told AFP on Monday that they found handwritten pamphlets containing the warnings after opening on Saturday in Karkhano market in Peshawar. “Selling sex drugs, vulgar films and obscene movies are against Sharia,” said […]

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Social media, Taliban’s tactical intelligence and NATO

Musa Khan Jalalzai The Afghan, NATO, US and European intelligence agencies have failed to fight the Taliban insurgency effectively through the social media The adoption of mobile applications, web-based applications, social media use for intelligence purposes and the worldwide web have changed our traditional way of life and business. We live in an evolving world […]

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Malala adjudged Herald’s Person of the Year

KARACHI: Malala Yousufzai, a 15-year-old schoolgirl from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, has been chosen as the Herald’s Person of the Year for 2012 for “championing the cause of girls’ education which brought her under direct fire from the Taliban”. The Person of the Year project, part of the Herald’s special annual issue which hits the newsstands across […]

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