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    Drone strike kills 5 in Waziristan

    ISLAMABAD (PAN):  Five people were killed in a US drone attack in the North Waziristan, while leader of Aman Lakhar shot dead in Peshawar city, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.



    Governance

    Allen to push NATO route talks in Islamabad

    ISLAMABAD (PAN): Top US commander in Afghanistan General John Allen is expected to arrive in Islamabad, Pakistan’s capital, on Wednesday to discuss the resumption of NATO supply routes, amid recent protests by religious political parties.



    Governance

    No Afghan diplomat summoned by Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD (PAN): Afghanistan embassy in Islamabad said Tuesday that none of its diplomat was summoned by Pakistan’s foreign ministry but instead they had a meeting with officials.



    Security and Crime

    10 militants killed in Khyber airstrike

    ISLAMABAD (PAN): Ten insurgents were killed and 20 others wounded as a result of an airstrike in the Khyber Agency of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, officials said on Wednesday.



    Security and Crime

    Key Al-Qaeda leader detained in Balochistan

    ISLAMABAD (PAN): A key Al-Qaeda member has been captured near the Iranian border in Pakistan’s southwestern province of Balochistan, local media reported on Wednesday, quoting intelligence officials.



    Security and Crime

    Pakistan premier disqualified by top court

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani stood disqualified on April 26, when he was convicted in a contempt case, the Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday -- throwing the country into a fresh round of political crisis.



    Security and Crime

    Pashto singer Ghazala gunned down

    ISLAMABAD (PAN): Popular Pashto singer Ghazala Jawed and her father were shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Peshawar, the capital of Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, an official said on Tuesday. 



    Security and Crime

    25 dead in Landikotal pick-up bombing

    ISLAMABAD (PAN): At least 25 people were killed on Saturday when a powerful bomb ripped through a pick-up truck in Pakistan’s northwestern tribal region of Khyber near the Afghanistan border, officials said.



    Governance

    Containers carrying Afghan textbooks cleared: Khar

    KABUL (PAN): Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar, who attended the day-long international conference in Kabul, said on Thursday that Islamabad had ordered the release of containers carrying textbooks for Afghan students.



    Governance

    Pakistan insists on apology over Salala raid

    KABUL: Pakistan on Thursday reiterated its position on reopening a key supply route for Afghanistan-based foreign troops, asking NATO to tender a formal apology for last year’s deadly raid.