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1 hr ago | Daily Times

Taliban have lost capability to carry out coordinated attacks : September 16, 2014,

In an interview with BBC on Monday Inter-Services Public Relations Director General Major General Asim Bajwa said that after successful Operation Zarb-e-Azb, terrorists are on the run and have lost their ability to carry out coordinated attacks. He said that TTP leader Mullah Fazlullah and the members of his "cabinet" are currently in Afghanistan hatching conspiracies against Pakistan.

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3 hrs ago | The Peninsula

Govt to combat floods with domestic help

Members of Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation, a charity organisation of the banned Islamic hardline group Jamat ud Dawa, prepare food supplies for residents affected by flooding in Karachi yesterday. ISLAMABAD: With the approval of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, the government will undertake Multi-Sector Initial Rapid Assessment in flood affected areas to ascertain exact damages in collaboration with United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and provincial governments.

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4 hrs ago | Outlook

Pakistan Military Clears 80% of North Waziristan from Militants

Pakistani military has cleared militants from more than 80 per cent of the restive North Waziristan tribal region, once considered a bastion of the Tehrik-e-Taliban. The military in June launched the Operation 'Zarb-i-Azb' against the Taliban in North Waziristan bordering Afghanistan to flush out the militant group's strongholds.

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9 hrs ago | Daily Mail

Al Qaeda's new Indian branch laughing stock of the terror world...

Al Qaeda's new Indian branch laughing stock of the terror world after mistakenly attacking Pakistani frigate instead of an American aircraft carrier The newly-formed branch of Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent has botched its first attempt at a terror attack after jihadists mistook a Pakistani naval ship for a U.S. aircraft carrier. Ten heavily armed militants from the terror cell had planned to storm an American military vessel in Karachi's sea dock - but found a Pakistani naval frigate in it's place.

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13 hrs ago | Daily Times

Dictatorships as covert attacks on Pakistan's survival: Bilawal : September 15, 2014,

KARACHI Pakistan People's Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that dictatorships were in fact covert attacks on the survival of Pakistan, fully devoted to following its founder's mission and shine in future as a model democratic Muslim nation. According to a statement here on Monday, in his message on the occasion of International Day of Democracy, Bilawal said that Egyptian or Bangladeshi models were the perils roaming the minds of those who lack foresights.

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15 hrs ago | The Nation

Traders reject Qadri's call for inscribing slogans on currency notes

For news details visit : http://nation.com.pk/business/15-Sep-2014/traders-reject-qadri-s-call-for-inscribing-slogans-on-currency-notes For news details Read on : Traders reject Qadri's call for inscribing slogans on currency notes Karachi- The business community has rejected the unlawful call by Pakistan Awami Tehreek chief Tahir-ul-Qadri to inscribe slogans on currency notes. Chairman of the All Karachi Tajir Ittihad Atiq Mir said people holding sit-ins do not solve the problems and affect national economy.

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18 hrs ago | Daily Kos

Future Darwin Award Winners From Al Qaeda Attempt to Attack U.S. Aircarft Carrier

Yes, the headline is correct. Al Qaeda's newest branch located in Asia's Subcontinent set out on a mission to attack and take control of a U.S. aircraft carrier in Karachi Pakistan.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Pakistan Christian Post

National Assembly fails to enact legislation on protection of minorities

Hyderabad, Pakistan: September 14, 2014. South Asia Partnership Pakistan Sindh conducted Roundtable Meeting with Media on Saturday at a Hotel in Karachi under Project of Rights of Expression, Association, Assembly and thoughts.

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Daily Times

Musharraf credits army for Punjabi Taliban's renouncement of violence

KARACHI: All Pakistan Muslim League chief and former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has welcomed the decision of the Punjabi Taliban to renounce militancy and termed it a big success of the Pakistan Army. Talking to APML General Secretary Dr Amjad on phone, Musharraf said the efforts of the Pakistan Army to end terrorism in the country through operation Zarb-e-Azb were commendable.

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Express India

MQM chief Altaf Hussain steps down, then withdraws resignation

Pakistan's Mutthaida Qaumi Movement chief Altaf Hussain today announced to resign as party head but in a dramatic move withdrew his decision hours later. Pakistan's Mutthaida Qaumi Movement chief Altaf Hussain today announced to resign as party head but in a dramatic move withdrew his decision hours later.

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The Washington Post

Pakistan flood sinks boat carrying wedding party

Members of an Islamic charity group Falah-i-Insaniat Foundation, load relief goods on to a truck going to flood affected areas, in Karachi, Pakistan, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.

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ABC News

Pakistan Flood Sinks Boat Carrying Wedding Party

Members of an Islamic charity group Falah-i-Insaniat Foundation, load relief goods on to a truck going to flood affected areas, in Karachi, Pakistan, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.

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Nerve News

Three security men killed in Pakistan militant attack

At least three security men were killed in a militant attack in the restive North Waziristan tribal region in Pakistan Sunday, a media report said. Official sources said that scores of rockets were fired at the Spinwam Security Fort on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, killing three Pakistani soldiers and injuring two others, Dawn online reported.

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Arab Times

Tsunami could 'wipe out' Pakistan's largest city

The test, and one carried out a day earlier simulating another quake off Indonesia, were designed to check an early-warning system set up after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami which killed more than 230,000 people. The exercise organised by the United Nations was based on a hypothetical 9.0-magnitude quake in the Makran Trench, where the Arabian and Eurasian tectonic plates meet, off the coast of Pakistan.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

INDOlink

Pak arrests 3 navy officials for Taliban attack

KARACHI: Three Pakistani navy personnel allegedly involved in the Taliban attack on Karachi's naval dockyard over the weekend have been arrested while they were attempting to flee to Afghanistan, officials said today. The arrests were made from the Lak Pass area of Quetta earlier this week when the three were trying to flee to Afghanistan, intensifying the probe to identify the insiders involved in the attack.

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Gateway Pundit

New Al-Qaeda Group in Indian Subcontinent Attacks Wrong Ship on First Mission - Three Dead

Al-Qaeda in the Indian subcontinent suffered its first setback this week when a group of fighters reportedly attacked the wrong ship. The Islamists thought they were attacking an American aircraft carrier but attacked a Pakistani Naval frigate instead.

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USA Today

Can solar power save South Asia?

Can solar power save South Asia? Small-scale entrepreneurs could force politicians to make dramatic changes to South Asia's dire energy problem. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1s0MzR4 A laborer stands beside a solar panel outside a shelter in Little Rann of Kutch in the western Indian state of Gujarat on March 2. In 2010, Shazia Khan had a bright idea, literally.

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Big News Network.com

Delhi Exhibition Fosters India-Pakistan Trade Ties

Indian and Pakistani business owners this week descended on an exhibition in New Delhi aimed at improving trade linkages between the countries. In 2011, when India and Pakistan resumed a bilateral discourse, commerce was billed as a key confidence-building measure to reducing distrust and lowering barriers.

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Rediff.com

Live! Obama: Combating Islamic State not US fight alone

The bitter exchange in the wake of the toughest Western sanctions yet on Russia came with a fragile nine-day-old truce once again tested by an hours-long battle for control of a strategic eastern Ukrainian airport. Russia further stoked tensions by sending a 220-truck convoy into rebel-held territory which it said carried aid but which was never checked by European monitors or Ukrainian soldiers at the border.

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Newindpress

Bomb Attack in Pakistan Kills Three

KARACHI: At least three persons, including a soldier, were killed and over 20 injured today when a bomb exploded in Pakistan's restive Balochistan province. A soldier of Frontier Corps was among those killed in the remote-controlled bombing in Satellite Town area of Quetta, the capital of the province.

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