pak supported groups fighting for Kashmir freedom struggle in ’90s: Musharraf

pak supported groups fighting for Kashmir freedom struggle in ’90s: Musharraf

Former president Pervez Musharraf has said that Pakistan supported and trained groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba in 1990s as they “fought in Kashmir at the cost of their lives”. “In 1990s the freedom struggle began in Kashmir…At that time Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and 11 or 12 other organisations were formed. We supported them and trained them as they

Death toll in Pak quake rises to 250

PESHAWAR Rescuers in Pakistan braved tough terrain to deliver aid to people living in Taliban insurgency- hit areas like Khyber Pakhtunkhwa that have been rocked by the powerful 7.5 magnitude quake as the death toll in the disaster rose to 250 with over 1,600 injured. The death toll in the quake — the strongest in

Cross-border Afghan fire kills seven Pakistan soldiers

Seven Pakistani soldiers were killed today and three others injured when heavily armed militants from Afghanistan attacked a security check post in the country’s restive tribal South Waziristan Agency. “The firing occurred on an Frontier Corps (FC) check post northeast of Angoor Adda in South Waziristan killing seven FC personnel,” the military’s media wing Inter-Services

Sri Lankan Navy arrests 34 Tamil Nadu fishermen

Thirty-four Tamil Nadu fishermen were today arrested in separate batches by Sri Lankan Naval personnel near Katchatheevu in the Palk Straits and close to the Lankan coast respectively, a fisheries department official said. The department’s assistant director, who did not want his name to be quoted said that 23 fishermen from Kottaipattinam in Pudukottai district were

Bangladesh arrests 3 suspected killers of Italian citizen

Police in Bangladesh’s capital said Monday they arrested four suspects in last month’s killing of an Italian citizen in the country. Italian aid worker Cesare Tavella was killed by assailants while returning home on foot after jogging on the streets of Dhaka’s Gulshan diplomatic area. Asaduzzaman Mia, Dhaka metropolitan police commissioner, told a news briefing

Nawaz Sharif threatens ‘deterrent’ measures against India arms build-up

Washington Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday kept up his attack on India and warned that Pakistan will have to take “credible deterrent” measures in the face of Indian “arms build-up” and “dangerous military doctrines”. “While refusing dialogue, India is engaged in a major arms build-up, regrettably with the active assistance of several powers.