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Soldier martyred in cross-border attack in Mohmand Agency, says ISPR

A soldier deployed at a checkpost in Mohmand Agency near Pak-Afghan border embraced martyrdom on Thursday during an exchange of fire with militants who raided the post from across the border, the military’s media wing said on Thursday. The Inter-Services Public Relations further claimed that the Pakistani forces “effectively responded” and killed three “terrorists”. The […]

2 killed in AJK due to cross-LoC firing by Indian troops

“There has been heavy shelling in Chamb sector since 6am and according to initial reports two civilians have been killed and two others injured,” said Chaudhry Guftar, deputy commissioner of Bhimber district. Chamb sector is located in Barnala tehsil of Bhimber, the southernmost AJK district which runs along the heavily militarised LoC splitting the disputed […]

PTM, tribal jirga agree to continue dialogue process

LANDI KOTAL: Representa­tives of the Pakhtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) and members of a tribal and political jirga resolved on Wednesday to continue the process of dialogue. This was the outcome of the latest round of talks between the PTM and the jirga at the Jamrud residence of Haji Shahji Gul, the MNA from Khyber tribal […]

Maryam lashes out at court for disqualifying Khawaja Asif in ‘fixed match’

Maryam Nawaz on Thursday criticised the court’s decision against Khawaja Asif, saying that the PML-N lawmaker has been disqualified in a “fixed match”. She was commenting on the Islamabad High Court (IHC) decision to disqualify Asif as a member of the parliament. Maryam took to Twitter soon after the announcement of the decision, saying: “Those […]

Shahbaz reaches out to loyalists in south Punjab

LAHORE: Stunned by recent defections from among the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) political leaders of the south Punjab region, party president Shahbaz Sharif has begun meeting the PML-N parliamentarians from the cotton belt, in order to ascertain the “real” motives behind the defections and to frame a strategy to check further erosions in the party […]