Friday, February 21, 2020

Pakistan

Food India queries ‘timing’ of Saeed’s conviction

NEW DELHI: The government on Thursday questioned the timing of 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed's conviction in Pakistan, saying the decision comes "on the eve" of global anti-terror watchdog FATF's plenary meeting. Taking note of a Pakistan court sentencing "UN designated and internationally proscribed terrorist Hafiz Saeed", government sources said that the action is part of…

Food Pak roundup: Malala shooter, Saudi snub & extra

From TTP's Ehsanullah Ehsan, who took the responsibility for the attempted murder of Malala Yousafzai, escaping the prison to Pakistan government returning a 200-year-old Hindu temple in southwestern Balochistan back to the community, here is a round-up of everything that made headlines in Pakistan over the past week: Here is your weekly Pakistan round-up: 1…

Food Davos excursion was privately funded: Pak PM Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Terming his participation in the recently held World Economic Forum (WEF) as the "cheapest" official visit, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan disclosed that his trip was sponsored by two of his friends and well-known businessmen Ikram Sehgal and Imran Chaudhry, it was reported on Saturday. Addressing the 'Breakfast at Davos', an event jointly organised…

Food Overall body of Pakistani reporter found hrs just after he went missing

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — The body of a slain Pakistani journalist was found dumped in a canal just hours after he went missing while on his way to work, police said Monday. His family said he was brutally killed but that they have no idea who was behind the slaying.The 56-year-old Aziz Memon had worked…

Food Pakistan confirms escape of ex-Pakistan Taliban spokesman

Islamabad, Pakistan - High-profile Pakistan Taliban leader Ehsanullah Ehsan, who acted as the group's spokesman and claimed responsibility for some of its deadliest attacks, has escaped from military custody, Pakistan's interior minister confirmed, more than a week after the commander first claimed he had escaped. Interior Minister Ijaz Shah's comments to reporters on Monday were…

Food Pakistan checks a new cruise missile. Can it hit inside India?

air-launched cruise missile, with a new range of 600 kilometers.According to the military’s ISPR media branch, the homegrown Ra’ad-II “significantly enhances air delivered strategic standoff capability on land and at sea." The weapon features enhanced guidance and navigation systems, “ensuring engagement of targets with high precision.”When first unveiled as a mock-up in 2017 during an…

Food European diplomats check India’s loosening of Kashmir clampdown

SRINAGAR/NEW DELHI, India (Reuters) - More than two dozen diplomats are visiting Indian-administered Kashmir, New Delhi said on Wednesday, as the country tries to reassure foreign allies following several months of unrest in the contested territory. Foreign diplomats are seen in a motorboat in Dal Lake in Srinagar February 12, 2020. REUTERS/Danish IsmailThe group includes…

Food India’s ruling social gathering routed in key state election

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India’s ruling party was projected to lose a key state election on Tuesday, the vote count showed, in its first electoral test since deadly anti-government protests erupted nearly two months ago. Supporters of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) celebrate after learning of the initial poll results outside its party headquarters in New…

Food Blast kills one more Pakistani Taliban leader in Afghanistan

A senior Pakistani Taliban commander was killed by a bomb in eastern Afghanistan, militant and intelligence sources told AFP Thursday, the latest such incident to target the group in recent days.Sheharyar Mehsud, chief of a militant faction which is part of the umbrella Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP, or Pakistani Taliban), was the target of the remote-controlled…

Food India takes advantage of draconian legislation to continue to keep Kashmir’s political leaders locked absent

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - India has extended the detention of four political leaders in Kashmir and a prominent lawyer who have been held since August to quell dissent after the federal government stripped the region of its autonomy, officials and a lawyer said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Kashmiris shout slogans in Anchar neighbourhood after Friday…

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