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Fighting terrorists not limited to Iran’s borders: : Iranian commander

A senior military commander says Iran’s fight against terrorists is not limited to evicting them from the country’s borders and goes far beyond borders. “Driving out bandits and terrorists from the Islamic Republic of Iran’s borders is not our sole goal. Rather, our strategy is to go after the rear detachments and gathering sites of the terrorist groups,” Brigadier General Mohammad …

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Afghanistan includes sexual abuse of children (‘Bacha Baazi’) in revised penal code

The Afghan government has included the sexual abuse of children ‘Bacha Baazi’ crime in its revised penal code. The Minister of Justice Abdul Basir Anwar informed regarding the inclusion of the crime in the penal code during a press conference in Kabul today. He said the sexual abuse of children …

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61% of Population facing food insecurity in Balochistan

QUETTA: Mishal Pakistan, Australian High Commission and World Food Program briefed the parliamentarians in the Balochistan assembly on the alarming situation in the province. The key focus is to capacitate policy makers for a more harmonized mechanism to ensure service delivery to the citizens. The initiative aims to facilitate the knowledge …

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US committee votes for tougher conditions for aid to Pak

WASHINGTON: A key congressional panel has voted to impose tougher conditions on Pakistan to receive US assistance and authorised the secretary of state to suspend aid if Islamabad fails to take effective actions against terrorist groups. The House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday approved by voice vote the 2018 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill, …

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Pakistan treats US as a ‘limitless ATM’: Raymond Davis

WASHINGTON: Pakistan treats America like a “limitless ATM” and most of the US aid to the country goes to the military’s kitty, a private US defence contractor who was responsible for one the worst bilateral tensions, has said. “For Pakistan, no amount of money ever seemed to be enough. The economic aid …

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Former Baloch militant commander shot dead in Kharan

Unidentified militants reportedly opened fire and killed a former commander of a banned militant organisation in Balochistan’s Kharan district on Thursday evening, DawnNews reported. According to the police, armed men sprayed bullets at the vehicle of Ahmed Nawaz Sasoli in Kharan bazaar area, killing the former militant commander and his colleague. Sasoli …

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40-year-old insurgency the real cause of terrorism in Afghanistan: Pak FO

Terrorism in Afghanistan has increased because of the 40-year-long insurgency in the country, Foreign Office (FO) Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria stated in his weekly briefing Thursday. Earlier, a report by the Ariana Television Network (ATN) had stated that the Afghan Defence Ministry, in response to the announcement of Khyber-4, had called for military operations in “terrorist centres …

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