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    17 dead in attack on rebel leader's compound

    ISLAMABAD (PAN): A suicide attack on a militant commander's compound in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region of Orakzai early Thursday morning killed 17 people and wounded several others.


    Pakistan remains epicentre of terror: Singh

    NEW YORK (PAN): Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has dubbed Pakistan as the epicentre of terrorism against his country, asking the neighbour to eliminate insurgent safe havens if it really desires better bilateral ties.


    Drone strikes affecting anti-terror fight: Aziz

    NEW YORK (PAN): Pakistan has once again called for a halt to drone strikes, saying the attacks are violative of international law and hamper collective efforts for combating the scourge of terrorism.

    Security and CrimePESHAWAR, September 23: Unknown armed men attacked Afghan consulate in Peshawar, killing his driver while abducted Haji Abdul Khaliq Farahi. The photo shows the body of slain driver. PAJHWOK/Janullah Hashimzada

    Peshawar bus blast claims 18 lives, injures 43

    ISLAMABAD (PAN): Eighteen people were killed and more than 40 others wounded on Friday noon when a bomb ripped through a bus in northwestern Pakistan, officials said.


    Islamabad renews support for Afghan peace process

    KABUL (PAN): Pakistan has reiterated its commitment to promoting lasting peace in the region, particularly in Afghanistan, saying reconciliation in the war-torn country is in the interest of its neighbours.


    Pakistan summons Afghan diplomat

    ISLAMABAD (PAN): Pakistan on Wednesday lodged a strong protest with Afghanistan over cross-border mortar fire into the Waziristan tribal region.

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    48 illegal Afghans detained in Quetta

    KABUL (PAN): Pakistan's law-enforcement personnel have detained nearly 50 Afghans for illegally entering the southwestern province of Balochistan, a media report said.


    Baradar being freed today, says Islamabad

    ISLAMABAD (PAN): The senior most Afghan Taliban leader in Pakistan’s custody is all poised to walk out of prison on today (Saturday), a move that could rejuvenate the stalled Afghan-led peace drive.  


    Dadullah may be released along with Baradar

    ISLAMABAD (PAN): Six out of the seven Afghan Taliban leaders freed by Pakistan have been reunited with their families in recent weeks, a media report said here on Friday.


    Sharif to set date for Mullah Baradar’s release

    KABUL (PAN): Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said he will decide the date and procedure for the release of Taliban’s key commander Mullah Ghani Baradar upon his return home.