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Thrust into the limelight after being named leader of al-Qaida's newly created South Asian wing, he has been entrusted with reviving the network's fortunes at a time when Islamic State is generating grisly headlines and luring recruits. Little is known about the man whose thinking was shaped in radicalized seminaries and madrassas of Pakistan and who will now spearhead al-Qaida's activities from Afghanistan to Myanmar.
Activists of the Jalozai Camp Affectees Movement Friday announced to hold a sit-in outside the Governor House and commit self-emulations if their demands were not met. To press the government for their demands, the protest sit-in camp of the Jalozai camp affectees led by its Chairman Iqbal Afridi entered third consecutive day on Friday.
A judge in Pakistan has ordered a murderer to be hanged next week, officials said Friday, in what would be the country's first civilian execution in six years. Pakistan's Supreme Court in Islamabad pictured August 20, 2014.
The National September 11 Memorial & Museum today introduced to the public a new exhibit portraying the years-long hunt, the ultimate discovery and killing of Osama bin Laden. There are three primary components of the exhibit, including a uniform shirt worn by one of the U.S. Navy SEAL Team 6 members who took part in the 2011 raid of bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
LAHORE: Expressing grave concern over reports that a murder convict is set to be hanged in Rawalpindi's Adiala Jail on September 18, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan has urged the government to stay the hanging and announce a formal moratorium on executions. In a statement on Thursday, HRCP Chairperson Zohra Yusuf said: "The HRCP has received with great alarm and dismay reports that Shoaib Sarwar, a death row prisoner currently detained in Haripur Prison, is set to be hanged in Adiala Jail on September 18." She said that the convict was given death sentence on July 2, 1998 for murdering a man named Awais Nawaz in Wah Cantonment in 1996.
Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah has urged Army Chief General Raheel Sharif to take notice of dragging army into political matters. Addressing a press conference in Peshawar, he said COAS would certainly fight any one challenging the mandate of public and attacking the institutions of parliament and judiciary.
Forty-four cremations in the last 48 hours and the villagers in Rajpur Bhatta are still looking for the dead. On September 4, when they gathered at the house of Sukwinder Singh to join his baraat, no one imagined that his three-year-long love story with Jatinder Kour from nearby Laam would have such an end.
The National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York on Sunday introduced to the public a new exhibit portraying the years-long hunt for, the ultimate discovery and killing of Osama bin Laden. The exhibit has three primary components, including a uniform shirt worn by one of members of the US Navy SEAL Team 6 who took part in the 2011 raid of bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
Pakistani Sikhs protest near the country's parliament in Islamabad against attacks on gurdwaras, on May 23, 2014. ISLAMABAD: Sikhs in Pakistan have held a protest march and threatened to launch a countrywide agitation if the government fails to provide security to them following targeted killings of members of the minority community in recent weeks.
According to the details, the position of the river inflows and outflows at Tarbela, Mangla and Chashma along with the reservoirs levels and the barrages today are as under: Rivers: Indus at Tarbela-Inflows 114,700 cusecs and Outflows 72,400 cusecs, Kabul at Nowshera: Inflows 17,800 cusecs and Outflows 17,800 cusecs, Jhelum at Mangla- Inflows 107,500 cusecs and Outflows 95,200 cusecs, Chenab at Marala- Inflows 127,500 cusecs and Outflows 124,500 cusecs.
In this Sept. 5, 2014 photo provided by the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, a case containing the fatigue shirt worn by the U.S. Navy SEAL during the mission to capture Osama Bin Laden is seen at the museum in New York.
The shirt a Navy SEAL wore in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden is going on display at the Sept. 11 museum, along with a special coin given to a CIA officer who played a key role in finding him.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 04:11 pm
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