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Jahangir was the chair of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan and respected for her outspoken criticism of the country's militant Islamist groups and her record as an activist. She was also the president of the supreme court bar association and had served as the UN special rapporteur on human rights ...
"Lashkar-e-Islam is a militant group that has martyred dozens of Pakistan Army men in different fronts. It is a ... enclave of eastern Afghanistan to other parts of the country, Taliban insurgents and now Lashkar-e-Islam militants are blocking them, sparking periodic and deadly clashes among different groups.

It was one of the deadliest attacks on the army in recent years, and Indian officials quickly blamed a Pakistan-based militant group. The target of the attack early Saturday was the sprawling base of the army's 36th Brigade, which houses more than 3,500 troops, including those of the Jammu and Kashmir ...
On December 8, 2017, the Chinese embassy in Islamabad warned its nationals of possible terrorist attacks targeting “Chinese-invested organizations and .... In addition to targeting the Pakistani military, which has a heavy presence in Baluchistan, militant groups like the Baluchistan Liberation Army (BLA), ...
Angry protesters in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Tuesday stormed the offices of a militant group that allegedly killed a university student from South Waziristan region. Protesters attacked at least two buildings believed to be occupied by pro-government militants in Shaikh Yousef village of ...
The United States has designated three Pakistani-based militants as "global terrorists," as Washington heaps pressure on Islamabad to crack down on militants. The U.S. Treasury Department said on February 7 it had placed Rahman Zeb Faqir Muhammad, Hizb Ullah Astam Khan, and Dilawar Khan Nadir ...

The U.N. migration organization says its partner agencies are reporting that about 90 migrants are feared to have drowned in the capsizing and that the boat .... around the airport in its troubled North Sinai Province, where Islamic State group militants targeted the defense and interior ministers in December.
WASHINGTON: US Central Command chief General Joseph Votel has assured the head of Pakistan's army that Washington “is not contemplating any unilateral action” inside the country, a statement from the Pakistani military said Friday. Votel, who spoke to General Qamar Javed Bajwa by telephone “over ...
Afghan and U.S. officials say the Haqqani network, a militant group affiliated with the Taliban and believed to be based in Pakistan, was responsible. ... It called for more border security from Kabul, saying insurgents in Afghanistan have carried out 417 attacks in Pakistan in 2017. Pakistan had taken strong ...
... killing 49 militants, Turkey's armed forces said on Thursday. Two airstrikes were carried out in the Asos/Qandil, Zap, Avasin/Basyan and Hakurk regions on Monday, the army said in a written statement. The Turkish military destroyed shelters, hideouts and weapon positions of the militant group, which was ...
Ever since the 1970s, Pakistan has suffered as a result of sectarian violence and militant jihadism. The bloodshed unleashed by mostly Sunni extremist groups against the Shia minority has wracked the country. Also, it is important to mention that the Shias are not the only sect facing violence at the hands of ...
One of the greatest challenges for Pakistan is the plethora of different militant groups operating within its borders, each of whom has different relationships with the government and with each other. The most well-known militants are Al-Qaeda Central, the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), the East Turkistan Islamic ...
Khan rejected Trump's complaint that Pakistan isn't doing enough to stop militants that conduct cross-border attacks. Islamabad is committed to fighting extremism and doesn't grant safe haven to terror groups, he said, citing an announcement this week that 27 Taliban and Haqqani network militants were ...
Numerous militant, sectarian and radical groups continue to operate online in Pakistan despite the country's strict cybercrime laws. Officials ... "We do not think such initiatives of cosmetic nature will do any good," Shahzad Ahmad, director of Bytes for All, a Pakistani digital rights advocacy group, told VOA.
Pakistan disclosed Tuesday it recently extradited 27 suspected Taliban and Haqqani militants to Afghanistan as part of an effort to stop insurgents from using ... Pakistani Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad Faisal said the group of suspected militants was handed over to Afghan custody in November.
Wilayat-e-Khorasan, the Islamic State (IS) affiliate in the borderlands of Afghanistan and Pakistan, is one of the terrorist group's strongest franchises. ... come from the support of Pakistani militant factions such LeI and factions of the Afghan Taliban movement, such as the Mullah Rasool group and the Islamic ...
KARACHI (Reuters) - Nationwide protests at the police killing of a young ethnic Pashtun man in Pakistan's largest city have shone a spotlight on allegations of persecution by the ... He was one of four men killed six days earlier in what police initially said was a shoot-out with suspected Islamist militants.

In 2008, after a group of militants attacked the Indian Embassy in Kabul, US officials blamed Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) directorate for assisting in the attack. As Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reportedly confronted her Pakistani counterparts with intelligence linking the ISI to insurgents who ...
Pakistani intelligence says RFE/RL's Pashto-language Radio Mashaal aired programs “against the interests of Pakistan.” ... The notice listed problematic themes, including “portraying Pakistan a hub of terrorism and safe haven for different militant groups,” “propagating Pakistan as failed state in terms of ...
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A leader of the militant Haqqani network and two of his aides were killed Wednesday in an American drone strike in northwestern Pakistan, an attack that was denounced by the Pakistani government. The attack took place on Wednesday morning in the Speen Thal Dapa Mamozai ...
US suspends security aid to Pakistan over militant groups ... Pakistani security officials inspect the scene of a bomb attack in Lahore on 5 April 2017. ... Trump's frustrations are shared by US lawmakers, who accused Pakistan of playing a double game by allowing militant groups sanctuary - which Islamabad ...
But he also said that the United States intends to "hold Pakistan accountable for its failure to deny sanctuary to militant proxies." Early last month, the U.S. government announced it was suspending security assistance to the Pakistani military until it took "decisive action" against the Afghan Taliban and the ...
Washington has long pressured Pakistan to crack down on militant groups, with the Haqqanis a top priority. US President Donald Trump turned up the heat last summer when he accused Pakistan of playing a double game in Afghanistan and upbraided Islamabad for sheltering "agents of chaos". Islamabad ...
KARACHI, Pakistan — A top Karachi police commander known for harsh tactics has been forced out after what he called a shootout with the Taliban ended ... Those areas were once notorious for being practically run by the Pakistani Taliban and other militant groups, who inflicted heavy tolls on the security ...
Pakistan's short-sighted political battles are being fought at a time of worsening relations with the US over alleged Pakistani support of militants and ... Baloch insurgent groups and weaken Islamic militants that have wreaked havoc in Balochistan with attacks on Chinese, Pakistani and Shiite targets.
The lynching of Mashal khan, a university student, by his fellow students was still vivid when the mind-numbing revelations about a militant group Ansar-ul-Sharia Pakistan (ASP), that according to officials, was operational from a university of metropolis Karachi, raised eyebrows of many in decision making ...
In 2017, the losses suffered by the militant group accelerated and it lost large chunks of territory to Syrian and Iraqi government forces. ... Syrian forces sallied forth from Palmyra and fought their way to the besieged city, relieving the defenders who for years had fought off savage attacks by Daesh militants.
Pakistan says that almost 92 percent of its 2,611-kilometer largely porous frontier with Afghanistan will be fenced by end of 2018, hoping the massive ... For their part, Pakistani officials say anti-state militants after fleeing security operations, have taken refuge in Afghan border areas and plot terrorist attacks ...
12_29_Pakistan A Pakistani policeman stands guard on the roof of a Methodist church a day after a suicide attack in Quetta on December 18. Banaras Khan/AFP/Getty. While it has been conducting operations against militant groups, the Trump administration has been eager to press Pakistan to do more.
The group, which has been designated a terrorist organization by the US State Department since 2001, seeks to unite the Indian controlled area of Kashmir with Pakistan. Along with a series of attacks in Kashmir, the group was blamed for a 2001 attack on the central parliament building in New Delhi, which ...
The international community is worried because there is a growing domestic political crisis in this nuclear-armed nation that is fueled by extremists at home and by a foreign policy that involves harboring insurgent groups, which has become unacceptable to the world as well as to Pakistan's neighbors in ...
Pentagon chief Jim Mattis is expected to pressure Pakistan to end its alleged ties to militant groups when he visits the country as part of a four-nation ... as the U.S. military shifts its focus in the Middle East, after having largely driven out the Islamic State militant group from its self-declared caliphate in Iraq ...
A militant group meanwhile threatened to hit back at Israel over the destruction of the tunnel it says it dug. Israel's operation on October 30 ...
A splinter group of the Pakistani Taliban has been further split into two groups in an apparent blow to Jihadis operating against Pakistani forces ...
Addressing weekly news briefing here Thursday, FO Spokesman Dr Muhammad Faisal said anti-Pakistan elements in Afghanistan will not be ...
Journalists in Pakistan say they are facing increasing risks ranging from ... Usama Khilji, director of the internet freedom organization Bolo Bhi, told VOA's Deewa service. ... "The Pakistani state feels vulnerable in the presence of growing ... week amid threats from militant groups claiming the local media are ...
Washington has given a list of 75 Afghan militants to Islamabad in its bid to ... The list of militants was reportedly handed over to Pakistani civil and military ... on Tuesday to urge Pakistan to deny safe havens to militant groups. ... a suggestion that the insurgent group has established ties to Iran and Russia.
Some Pakistani analysts see the recent high-profile elimination of ... those militants who are carrying out fatal attacks in Pakistan from the Afghan soil,” Masood added. ... to Pakistan's alleged ties to or tolerance of terror groups operating on ... JuA on a list of specially designated global terrorist organizations.
A militant leader blamed for several deadly bombings in Pakistan has been ... The JuA, a splinter group of the Pakistani Taliban, also claimed ...
While Washington expects that Islamabad take military action against a number of insurgent groups based in the country, Pakistan is not interested in isolating their active ... The bottom line is that Islamabad is not going to take action against any militant group unless it is deemed to be a threat to the state.
1 (Xinhua) -- At least 10 militants were killed after security forces launched an armed offensive in Pakistan's southwest Balochistan Province, local media ... after a furious exchange of fire between security forces and the insurgents. ... of the militants who were associated with some proscribed organization.
Militants ambushed a vehicle of the state armed police in Zeewan area ... had told HT that Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad ...
Pakistan based terror groups form political parties to dodge pressure from West ... A few days ago, Khalil is learnt to have briefed the Pakistani media that his ... Khalil was the founder of Kashmiri militant outfit Harkat-ul-Mujahideen and was ... gives these terrorists a cover and also mainstreams their group.
The United States is withholding a $255 million military aid payment from Pakistan until it cracks down on what President Donald Trump has ...
ISLAMABAD — A Pakistani court on Thursday sentenced two former police ... Bhutto had repeatedly spoken out against Islamic militant groups, ...
Washington: The Trump administration said Wednesday it was necessary that Islamabad take "decisive action" against militant groups based in ...
... supported religious militants an anti-dote to nationalist insurgents, ... Pakistan's military and intelligence have used militant groups to ... They said some 500 JuD activists had left the group to join more militant organizations, including IS. ... Pakistan listed LeT as a terrorist organization in 2002, but has only ...
ISLAMABAD: Four Pakistani soldiers have been killed in the country's ... when the militants opened fire, Pakistani military spokesman Major General ... series of military offensives against insurgents along the northwestern border. ... But the remnants of militant groups are still able to carry out periodic bloody ...
A Pakistani group designated by the United States as a terrorist ... Jamaat-ud-Dawa contends it is a humanitarian organization without links to ... anti-India militant groups in Pakistan, according to American experts on the subject. ... and banned organizations should not have a political role in Pakistan.
At the height of the Taliban's influence in Pakistan, the militant group ... Pakistan's military launched an offensive against insurgent groups in the ...


 

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