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Turkish ground troops enter Syria

Turkish ground troops have crossed into northern Syria as part of Ankara’s campaign to rid the border area of Kurdish fighters, Turkey’s PM says. Binali Yildirim said the aim was to establish a 30km (19-mile) “safe zone” deep inside Syria, Turkish reports say. But the …

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Gulf crisis turns Qatar into the ‘region’s Israel’

By James M. Dorsey Prominent US constitutional lawyer and scholar Alan M. Dershowitz raised eyebrows when he described Qatar as “the Israel of the Gulf states.” Known for his hard-line pro-Israel views, Mr. Dershowitz drew his conclusion following an all-expenses paid trip to the Gulf …

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Sialvi warns to shut Punjab if Sharia not imposed in seven days

LAHORE  – Cleric Pir Hameeduddin Sialvi has warned Government of Punjab on Saturday to impose sharia law within a period of seven days lest the religious groups would shut down the entire province. Sialvi, who is leading a sit-in protest of thousands of people outside …

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Rao should have fair trial in Naqeeb probe: Bilawal

KARACHI-UNS – Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said on Sunday that suspended Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Rao Anwar should have a fair trial in Naqeebullah Mehsud probe. Bilawal addressed a press conference in Karachi and said that the party would …

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Mehsud probe: Authorities decide to lodge FIR, arrest Rao Anwar

BY ISRAR SHAH KARACHI – A meeting presided over by Counter-terrorism Department (CTD) Additonal Inspector General (IG) Sanaullah Abbasis has decided to arrest suspended Malir Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Rao Anwar on Sunday in Naqeebullah Mehsud probe. Mehsud was gunned down last week in …

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Contempt case against PCO judges dispensed with

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan dispensed with the contempt of court appeals against the PCO judges on Wednesday. Heading a three-judge bench of the apex court, Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Mian Saqib Nisar said the show-cause notices have been withdrawn; hence, contempt pleas are …

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India, Israel have anti-Islam nexus: FM Asif

ISLAMABAD-UNS:Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif on Tuesday said India and Israel had anti-Islam nexus which was evident from their occupation of Muslim territories. India had occupied the territory of Jammu and Kashmir, while Israel was occupying a vast area of Palestine, he said talking to …

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Pakistan,China hold joint Indian Ocean expedition

KARACHI: Launching the countries’ first joint scientific collaboration at the North Indian Ocean along the Makran Trench on Sunday, Chinese and Pakistani researchers started an ocean-bottom seismograph (OBS) for the first time using Shi Yan 3, a scientific research vessel from the South China Sea …

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Counter-terror narrative to become identity of Pakistan as peace-loving nation:FM

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Khwaja Asif Tuesday said the national counter-terrorism narrative had made it clear before the world that Pakistani nation would no longer let terrorist elements join its ranks. Addressing at the launch of Paigham-e-Pakistan here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr, the Foreign Minister said the …

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Army Chief arrives in Sri Lanka on two-day visit

RAWALPINDI – Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has arrived in Sri Lanka on Tuesday on two-day visit. Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) reported that COAS reached Srilanka on a two days official visit on invitation from his counterpart. COAS held meetings …

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