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Pakistani Taliban Confirms Death Of Leader's Son

Abdullah is the fourth high-profile Taliban figure Date : March 10, 2018 Reporter : BNN The Pakistani Taliban has confirmed the death of the son of leader Mullah Fazlullah in a suspected U.S. drone strike on March 6. In an Urdu-language statement issued on March 9, the Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) or Pakistani Taliban said Fazlullah's son -- referred to as 16-year-old Abdullah -- was among the 21 'holy warriors' killed by a suspected drone strike on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. Fazlullah's son Abdullah is the fourth high-profile Taliban ...Full Story

POLITICS

Pakistani Taliban Confirms Death Of Leader's Son

Date : March 10, 2018 Reporter : BNN Abdullah is the fourth high-profile Taliban figure The Pakistani Taliban has confirmed the death of the son of leader Mullah Fazlullah in a suspected U.S. drone strike on March 6. In an Urdu-language statement issued on March 9, the Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) or Pakistani ...Full Story

BUSINESS

China, Pakistan to begin second phase of trade talks next week

Date : September 9, 2017 Reporter : ANI Pervaiz Malik has asked China to revise the existing free trade Lahore [Pakistan], September 9 (ANI):Pakistan Commerce Minister Pervaiz Malik has asked China to revise the existing free trade agreement (FTA) on the less-than-equal reciprocity principle ahead of the eighth round of negotiations on ...Full Story

INDUSTRY

Pakistan to set up $1.51 billion hydropower project in PoK

Date : December 30, 2017 Reporter : BNN Timeline of 6 years ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan has unveiled plans for its massive $1.5 billion hydropower project, with a timeline of six years. The country announced that the project would be set up on the banks of river Jhelum in ...Full Story

SOCIO-CULTURE

Banned charities a huge management challenge for Pakistan

Date : February 22, 2018 Reporter : ANI Jamaat-ud-Dawa Islamabad/Lahore, Feb.22 (ANI): The Government of Pakistan may have banned all charities associated with the Hafiz Saeed-led Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD), but will face a huge challenge managing them, a foreign news agency report has said. ...Full Story

HISTORY

Global terrorist Hafiz Saeed wants to be off the terror list

Date : November 29, 2017 Reporter : BNN After Pakistan released head of Jamaat-ud-Dawa ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - After Pakistan released the head of the global terrorist organization Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD), Hafiz Saeed from house arrest in a highly controversial move, the Islamist cleric now seeks to be off the terror list. ...Full Story

HUMAN RIGHTS

Christmas worshippers victimized in Pakistan ISIS attack

Date : December 17, 2017 Reporter : BNN Bombers targeted the Christian church QUETTA, Pakistan - Pakistan’s restive southwestern city of Quetta in Balochistan province suffered yet another terrorist attack, this time at a Methodist church that is in the city’s high-security zone. On Sunday, two ...Full Story

ENVIRONMENT

Over 50 dead after bus-oil tanker collision in Karachi, Pakistan

Date : January 11, 2015 Reporter : Trend The accident occurred on the country´s Super Highway At least 50 people were killed after a passenger bus collided with an oil tanker in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi early Sunday morning, said a local official. Karachi Commissioner Shoaib Siddiqui told the media that ...Full Story

EDUCATION

Pak govt. to make Quran teaching compulsory in public schools

Date : April 20, 2016 Reporter : ANI Teaching Quran be made compulsory in all public schools Islamabad, Apr. 20 (ANI): Pakistan's Minister of State for Education and Professional Training Engr, Muhammad Baligh ur Rahman on Wednesday said the government was making an effort in formulating the teaching Quran be made ...Full Story

TECHNOLOGY

Pakistan lifts ban on YouTube after Google offers localized version

Date : January 18, 2016 Reporter : Big News Network Pakistan Telecommunication Authority ISLAMABAD - Pakistan has decided to lift a ban on video sharing website YouTube after nearly four years with Google offering a localized version, which the government will be able to monitor for the removal of any material considered ...Full Story

TRAVEL

U.S. issues travel warning to its citizens visiting South Asian countries

Date : March 8, 2017 Reporter : ANI Travel warning to Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh Washington D.C. [United States], Mar. 7 (ANI): The United States has issued a travel warning for its citizens visiting Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh citing that terrorist groups in South Asia could be planning attacks in the ...Full Story

SPORTS

Hundreds of militants killed in Pakistan

Date : June 16, 2014 Reporter : BigNewsNet Military has launched a major offensive at North Waziristan BANNU, Pakistan - Nearly 200 militants have been killed in Pakistan's restive North Waziristan where military has launched a major offensive to "finish off" terrorists "once and for all", officials said. The ...Full Story

ENTERTAINMENT

Pakistani actor Hamza Ali Abbasi admits item numbers inspired by Bollywood

Date : March 25, 2015 Reporter : ANI Defending himself on a recent Facebook remark Washington, March 25 (ANI): Hamza Ali Abbasi has admitted that the item numbers shown in Pakistani cinema are a trend picked up from India, but he doesn't understand the need for it. While defending himself on a recent Facebook ...Full Story

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