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Lahore bomb blast 'kills six'.

The bomb targeted a shopping area in the Pakistani city wounding another 30 people, officials say.

- BBC - UK

Does the China-Pakistan economic corridor worry India?.

The $46bn CPEC project connecting Xinjiang in China to Gwadar in Pakistan has raised concerns in India.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Blasts hit Lahore markets amid surge of violence.

Powerful explosion hits upscale market in eastern city, hours after at least seven were killed in Lahore's Defence area.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Cross-LoC raids tactical rather than strategic success: Book.

The cross-LoC raids were a tactical rather than a strategic success since the old rules stood, says a new book."Defeat Is an Orphan: How Pakistan Lost the Great South Asian War" by Myra Macdonald tracks the defining episodes in the relationship between India and Pakistan from 1998, from bitter conflict in the mountains to ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

7 killed, 20 injured in Lahore bomb blast.

At least seven persons were killed and 20 others injured today in a powerful explosion that ripped through a building in a defence locality in this Pakistani city, the latest in a series of terror attacks in the country.Panic gripped the area a little before noon when the loud explosion resonated across Z-Block in Defence ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Lahore bomb blast 'kills five'.

The bomb targeted a shopping area in the Pakistani city wounding another 15 people, officials say.

- BBC - UK

Pakistan includes Punjab in anti-terror drive.

Paramilitary forces to be mobilised

- The Hindu - IN

Cross-LoC raids tactical rather than strategic success: book.

India has come a long way from the lonely humiliation of the Kathmandu to Kandahar hijacking in 1999 to the public announcement of cross-LoC raids into Pakistan-held territory in 2016, says MacDonald.

- The Hindu - IN

Five killed in blast in Lahore's Defence area.

Punjab Government says 'generator blast' occurred in Lahore's Y Block The post Five killed in blast in Lahore's Defence area appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Blast in Pakistan's Lahore kills at least one, rescue official says.

LAHORE, Pakistan - A blast at a market in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore killed at least one person on Thursday and wounded eight, a rescue official told Reuters.

- Reuters - US

A Deadly February Should Motivate Afghanistan-Pakistan Security Cooperation.

A fresh wave of terror in the AfPak region is another reminder about the need for an honest partnership..

- The Diplomat - US

Pakistan Still Eying JF-17 Thunder Fighter Sale to Sri Lanka

Pakistan is trying to convince Sri Lanka to purchase the JF-17 fighter jet, despite Indian pressure.

- The Diplomat - US

20 suspects apprehended in combing operation around Karachi Central Jail

KARACHI: At least 20 suspects were detained in a combing search operation around Central Jail in the wee hours of Thursday, confirmed the police. According to the authorities, 200 personnel from six stations of Gulshan town police remits took part in the operation on a tip-off about the presence of criminal groups in the ...

- Geo.tv - PK

One killed, 20 injured as vehicles collide near Thatta

KARACHI: One person was killed while 20 others were injured when a coaster and truck collided in Sajawal near Thatta Thursday morning. According to rescue sources, the injured persons were shifted to Civil Hospital in Karachi.

- Geo.tv - PK

Live from the courtroom: Fiery judges question Attorney General's loyalties

ISLAMABAD: Fiery judges put the country’s top law officer on his heels on Wednesday to decide on giving a declaration into the Panama leaks case.  It was a perhaps the only question everybody was asking in Courtroom no 2. It happened when a five-member bench questioned the role of National Accountability Bureau's ...

- Geo.tv - PK

Supreme Court resumes hearing Panama case

ISLAMABAD: A five-member larger bench of the Supreme Court led by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa resumed hearing the Panama Leaks case on Thursday. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan and leader Jehangir Tareen are present in the court. Also in attendance are Jamat-e-Islami chief Imran Khan and Awami Muslim League chief ...

- Geo.tv - PK

PQM chairperson returns after month in 'captivity'

Kazmi had gone missing in January from Sharae Faisal in Karachi after he had announced to hold rally with MQM-London The post PQM chairperson returns after month in 'captivity' appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Ayesha Mumtaz appointed to HED

Ayesha Mumtaz has been appointed as the Deputy Secretary of the Punjab Higher Education Department The post Ayesha Mumtaz appointed to HED appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Promoting the game: 'Sports complexes planned for Punjab'

New sports complexes will be equipped with state-of-the-art facilities The post Promoting the game: 'Sports complexes planned for Punjab' appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

NA body approves teaching of Quran in capital schools

ISLAMABAD: A parliamentary committee on Wednesday passed a bill for making teaching of the Quran compulsory in grade one through to grade 12 in all federal educational institutions.The National Assembly Standing Committee on Federal Education and Professional Training, which met under the chairmanship of MNA Dr Amirullah ...

- DAWN - PK

Targeted killings dropped by 72pc in Karachi last year: report

KARACHI: A significant decline in the number of targeted killings in Karachi has been witnessed in 2016 as compared to 2015 showing 72 per cent drop, it emerged on Wednesday. A recent report compiled by the inspector general of Sindh police shows that the police recorded 45 targeted killings in the city last year, which it ...

- DAWN - PK

Militants, facilitators behind shrine blast traced, CM told

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has constituted three different teams to catch the militants, their facilitators and those involved in carrying out reconnaissance for carrying out suicide bombing at the shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar.Sources said that the perpetrators of last Thursday's blast that claimed the ...

- DAWN - PK

Surrogacy procedure not available at home despite demand

KARACHI: Despite a good demand for surrogacy in the country, experts do not offer this option as a solution for infertility and patients seeking surrogacy prefer to have the procedure done at a foreign facility — if they can afford the costs involved. This was the consensus of some 'in vitro fertilisation' experts whose ...

- DAWN - PK

Impasse over military courts deepens with PPP boycott

ISLAMABAD: The persisting impasse over the issue of the revival of military courts deepened on Wednesday when the opposition Pakistan Peoples Party announced that it would not attend Thursday's meeting of the parliamentary leaders convened by the National Assembly speaker in an effort to develop consensus on the issue. The ...

- DAWN - PK

Pakistan recalibrating capabilities to fight terrorists with defence equipment deals

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- DAWN - PK

Pakistan enhancing its military capability to combat terrorism

, Feb 23 : Pakistan has speeded up its efforts to fight terrorists as it is silently enhancing its military capability by acquiring equipment and weapons required to combat terrorism.This move comes after a recent wave of terror attacks in Pakistan which have claimed more than 100 lives.Three such deals involving ...

- Sify - IN

Army mounts new nationwide offensive

With focus on Punjab, Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad aims to eliminate 'residual/latent' threat of terrorism The post Army mounts new nationwide offensive appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Punjab govt sets up panel for PSL final

Committee has been tasked with providing foolproof security for national and international players The post Punjab govt sets up panel for PSL final appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Pakistan army goes hunting for terrorists across nation

Following a wave of terrorist strikes across Pakistan, the army launched a countrywide offensive against militants on Wednesday, stating that the action was aimed at rooting out their scourge once and for all and consolidating the gains made through other military operations in recent years.

- Times Of India - IN

Twenty suspects apprehended in Combing operation around Karachi Central Jail,

KARACHI: At least 20 suspects were detained in a combing search operation around Central Jail in the wee hours of Thursday, confirmed police. According to the authorities, 200 personnel from six stations of Gulshan town police remits took part in the operation on the information of presence of criminal groups in the area; ...

- Geo.tv - PK

'Tribal areas in Punjab' must be eradicated to bring peace in the country: Former IG Punjab

KARACHI: Former Punjab Police Inspector General Shaukat Javed on Wednesday said that there is heavy presence of criminal elements in the bordering areas of Sindh and Punjab - adjoining Indus River, known as ‘Kachay ka Illaqay.” Speaking in Geo News' programme, Aaj Shahzeb Khanzada Kay Saath, Javed said that the ...

- Geo.tv - PK

Militant commander among 15 Baloch rebels surrender to security forces

DERA BUGTI: Kafeel Mengal, a key commander of a banned militant organisation, surrendered to the security forces on Wednesday. Mengal was also joined by 14 of his accomplices, according to security sources. Mengal also pledged faithfulness to the nation. The militants belong to the outlawed Baloch Republican Army. The ...

- Geo.tv - PK

Panama Papers: A look at the numbers behind the Supreme Court's proceedings

ISLAMABAD: More than 126 days have passed since the Supreme Court took up the Panama Papers issue, with the country's top legal brains having already consumed 94 precious hours of the apex court in the past 35 hearings of the case. 26 hearings were conducted by a bench headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, January 4, 2017 ...

- Geo.tv - PK

Twenty suspects apprehended in Combing operation around Karachi Central Jail,

KARACHI: At least 20 suspects were detained in a combing search operation around Central Jail in the wee hours of Thursday, confirmed police. According to the authorities, 200 personnel from six stations of Gulshan town police remits are taking part in the operation on the information of presence of criminal groups in the ...

- Geo.tv - PK

In Pak jail since childhood, help comes his way after 36 yrs

Nanak Singh was just 7 years when he accidentally strayed into Pakistan from Punjab. That was way back in 1984, 36 years ago. His parents living in Amritsar's Shanna Bedi village, located less than two km from the international border, have not seen Nanak since then. Their son has been lodged in a jail in Pakistan for ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Can't be any confusion or hesitancy on construction of SYL canal: SC

The Supreme Court on Wednesday made it categorical that there can be no confusion and hesitancy on construction of Satluj-Yamuna link canal as there are two decrees by it. Both Punjab and Haryana have to maintain law and order, it ordered. "The decree has been passed by the highest court, it has to be implemented. If both ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Beaten employee worked 7 days a week for 4 years... without pay

A Pakistani man says he was forced to work unpaid at a Hong Kong cell phone store for four years. His case could change how Hong Kong deals with human trafficking.

- CNN Top Stories - US

Ambassador pledges US assistance to dismantle terror networks in Pakistan

David Hale condemns recent terror attacks across country The post Ambassador pledges US assistance to dismantle terror networks in Pakistan appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

30 suspects arrested in Karachi combing operation

200 police commandos are taking part in the operation in Ghausia Colony The post 30 suspects arrested in Karachi combing operation appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

'This is not Trump's America': Passengers cheer as racist man kicked off flight for harassing Pakistanis

Passengers on a flight from Chicago to Houston cheered this past weekend when a racist man was kicked off an airplane for harassing two passengers. Local news station KHOU reports that United Flight 1118 this past weekend experienced a disruption in service after flight attendants ousted a male pass...

- The Raw Story - US

Islamic court legalises 'test tube babies' in Pakistan

Pakistan's top Shariat court has validated the option of using 'test tube baby' method for conceiving for the married couples having some medical complications.

- Zee News - IN

Pakistan Army launches ‘Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad' to eliminate terrorism

In its continuing fight against terrorism, the Pakistan Army on Wednesday launched "Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad" -- which roughly translates to "operation to eliminate discord" -- across the country, the military said.

- Zee News - IN

Lahore HC issues notice to Sharif govt over Hafiz Saeed's detention

Hafiz Saeed and five of his aides from Jamaat-ud-Dawa were put under preventive detention by Pakistani authorities and their names were put on Exit Control List

- The Hindu - IN

Lahore High Court sends notice to government over Hafiz Saeed detention

A High Court in Lahore on Wednesday issued notices to the governments at the centre and in Punjab to respond by March 7 over the preventive detention of Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed and his five ...

- The Hindu - IN

Pakistani teenage amputee aims for 2018 Winter Paralympics

Afsar lost a leg in 2005 earthquake, but that has not held her back

- GulfNews - AE

HIL: UP Wizards seal semi-final spot after 4-4 draw against Mumbai

Lucknow, Feb 22 Uttar Pradesh Wizards and Dabang Mumbai played out a 4-4 draw as the hosts sealed a spot in the semi-finals of the Coal India Hockey India League here on Wednesday. The draw took third-placed UP Wizards' points tally to 25 as they set up a semi-final against second-placed Kalinga Lancers , while ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Fateh Hyderabad inks JV with British sports educators PEG

Hyderabad, Feb 22 Professional football club Fateh Hyderabad on Wednesday announced a joint venture partnership with the Britain-based sports educators Premier Education Group to deliver grassroots sports and performing arts education activities in India. Under the JV, PEG will provide technology, systems, personnel and ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Misleading to say China blocking India's NSG bid, Azhar ban: Chinese envoy

Kolkata, Feb 22 Describing as "misleading" reports that China has been blocking the move to declare Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist, Chinese Consul General Ma Zhanwu on Wednesday said his country has been encouraging India and Pakistan to sort out the "technical issues". "It is misleading to say ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Drug racket busted: Rs 12 crore worth heroin seized, 2 held

New Delhi, Feb 22 Delhi Police claimed to have busted a syndicate of international drug suppliers and arrested its two members with three kg of high-grade heroin valued at Rs 12 crore in the international market. Police said the gang had been bringing heroin from Myanmar and supplying to various states, such as Uttar ...

- Yahoo! News - US

DESMI launches first production facility in India

Hyderabad, Feb 22 DESMI, a Denmark-based company specialising in the development and manufacture of pump solutions for marine & offshore industry, oil spill equipment, defence & fuel and utility segment, on Wednesday launched its first production facility in India. The facility at Nadergul village, Adibatla near here was ...

- Yahoo! News - US

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