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One security person, six militants killed in Hangu

One security person, six militants killed in Hangu

One security person, six militants killed in Hangu

HANGU: Six militants were killed in retaliatory fire by security forces after militants attacked a Check Post in Dabouri area of Upper Orakzai on Wednesday morning, Dispatch News Desk (DND) reported. During the ensuing battle, one security person was also martyred. DND


SC takes suo moto notice of former PM Raja Pervez Ashraf

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has taken suo moto notice of a media report about doling out billions of rupees of funds to politicians by former Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf ‚ ten days after having completed his tenure. The Supreme Court has issued notices to cabinet and finance secretaries directing them

ECP directs to reshuffle bureaucracy

ECP not directed to withdraw security from ANP leadership

ISLAMABAD: Commission says it fully supports demand of all political parties for providing security to all candidate The Election Commission has clarified that it has not directed the federal and provincial governments to withdraw security from the ANP leadership. In a press release in Islamabad the Commission said it fully supports demand of all political

US drone strike kills five in South Waziristan

US drone strike kills five in South Waziristan

PESHAWAR: At least five people were killed while seven others were injured when US drone fired two missiles in Pakistan’s tribal belt near Afghan border on Wednesday, official sources said. The drone targeted a residential compound in Babar Kot’s Sararogha village, area of South Waziristan, sources said. The strikes destroyed the compound completely. DND

Folk dances from Punjab, performing at Lok Mela, Islamabad 2013

Ten days folk festival celebrates folk culture and art

Islamabad: The 10-day folk festival of Pakistan, popularly known as “Lok Mela” is in full swing here at Shakarparian. The Dispatch News Desk (DND) reported. This mega annual cultural event, organized by Lok Virsa (National Institute of Folk & Traditional Heritage), was inaugurated by federal minister for Religious Affairs, National Harmony and National Heritage & Integration as


Yakatoot Suicide blast: Death toll rises to 17

PESHAWAR: The death toll in yesterday’s suicide attack on an election corner meeting of Awami National Party (ANP) in the city area of Yakatoot, mounted to 17, reports Dispatch News Desk (DND) wire news agency. According to SP City Khalid Hamdani, the suicide bomber targeted the ANP’s corner meeting held in Yakatoot in connection with

Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs Andrew J. Shapiro

Expect Pak to act when it is in their interest: US official

Washington: America’s troubled ties with Pakistan is back on track, a senior Obama Administration official has said, while cautioning that the Pakistanis can be expected “to act when it is in their interest”. The Dispatch News Desk (DND) reported. “We are now on a track where the communication has started to occur again and we’re


34 killed as major earthquake strikes Pakistan

KARACHI: At least 34 people were killed in various parts of Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province as a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck a region near the Iran-Pakistan border on Tuesday, officials said. Officials confirmed that up to 34 people had died due to the earthquake, while 80 were reported to be injured in the Mashkel area

PML (N) Balochistan leader Sardar Sanaullah Zehri escaped a bomb attack while his two family members and a guard, were killed.

Four killed in blast targeting PML-N leader

Khuzdar: Four persons were killed and about 30 injured when PML-N leader Sanaullah Zehri’s motorcade was targeted with a bomb in Khuzdar on Tuesday, adding to concerns about security for next month’s general election. The Dispatch News Desk (DND) reported. Zehri escaped unhurt but his son Sikander Zehri, brother Mehrullah Zehri and nephew Mir Zaid


Suicide attack kills 3 Pak soldiers in North Waziristan

North Wazirstan: At least three soldiers were killed and four more injured in a suicide attack on a check post in the lawless North Waziristan tribal region of Pakistan today. The Dispatch News Desk (DND) reported. The bomber targeted a check post in Syed Gai area of North Waziristan Agency, TV news channels quoted security