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Last updated: Saturday, December 20, 2014 7:26:24 PM

Two fresh polio cases found in Balochistan
Islamabad, Dec 19 (IANS) Two new polio cases have been detected in Pakistan's Balochistan province, pushing to 19 the number of cases in the region this year, Dawn reported Friday citing health officials.

Friday, December 19, 2014 11:08:08 AM

Execution of six Pakistani terrorists approved
Islamabad, Dec 19 (IANS) Pakistan Army Chief General Raheel Sharif has approved the execution of six terrorists who were sentenced to death by military courts, a media report said Friday.

Friday, December 19, 2014 10:28:08 AM

26/11 mastermind Lakhvi gets bail, shocked India asks Pakistan to act (Roundup)
Islamabad/New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) An anti-terrorism court in Islamabad Thursday granted bail to Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, a key mastermind of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, triggering shock and indignation in India which asked Pakistan to take steps to reverse the decision.

Thursday, December 18, 2014 10:48:09 PM

Three killed in Pakistan bomb explosion
Islamabad, Dec 18 (IANS) A roadside bomb Thursday evening killed three paramilitary troopers in Pakistan's restive northwest, media reported.

Thursday, December 18, 2014 8:56:10 PM

5.2 magnitude quake jolts parts of Pakistan
Islamabad, Dec 18 (IANS) Parts of Khyber Pakhunkhwa province as well as the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi were rocked Thursday evening by a temblor measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale, media reported.

Thursday, December 18, 2014 7:58:05 PM

Police vow thorough investigation of Peshawar carnage
Peshawar, Dec 18 (IANS) As the police piece together the evidence about the worst terror attack to have hit the country, Inspector General (IG) of Police Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Nasir Durrani, vowed Thursday that all inadequacies in the system would be removed.

Thursday, December 18, 2014 7:42:30 PM

Ban on death penalty moratorium government's negligence: Ex-judge
Peshawar, Dec 18 (IANS) As the Pakistan government is wrapping up mercy appeals of convicts after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif revoked the moratorium on death penalty, former chief justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry termed the moratorium as the government's negligence, media reported Thursday.

Thursday, December 18, 2014 7:12:17 PM

Taliban threat looms over Pakistani jails
Peshawar, Dec 18 (IANS) As Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif decided to lift the moratorium on death penalties in terrorism cases, jail authorities are on their toes to tackle any terrorist activity, media reported Thursday.

Thursday, December 18, 2014 6:32:16 PM

26/11 mastermind Lakhvi gets bail in Pakistan
Islamabad, Dec 18 (IANS) Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, one of the main accused in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks case, was granted bail Thursday by an anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Islamabad.

Thursday, December 18, 2014 5:34:23 PM

'Kill securitymen before blowing yourself up'
Peshawar, Dec 18 (IANS) The suicide bombers who had unleashed a bloodbath in a school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar Tuesday were told by their handlers to kill securitymen before blowing themselves up.

Thursday, December 18, 2014 4:26:12 PM

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