PM, COAS pledge zero tolerance for terrorMullah Fazlullah to be taken out
Ashraf AnsariIslamabad—Civilian and military leadership have pledged to eradicate terrorism from the country while the army and ISAF would target Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan chief Mullah Fazlullah.
The resolve was made at the meeting of the civilian and military leadership led by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif at the General Headquarters on Friday.
Two terrorists hanged in Faisalabad jailDr Usman led attack on GHQ; Arshad was involved in attack on Musharraf
Zubair QureshiIslamabad—Two militants, who had been handed down death penalties in terrorism-related cases, were hanged in a prison in Faisalabadlate Friday, jail officials said.
Aqeel alias Dr Usman, a leader of the Punjab branch of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, and Arshad Mehmood, were behind the attack on the army’s headquarters in October 2009.
Usman, a former employee at an army’s stores, was also behind the attack on Sri Lankan team in Lahore in March 2009.
Govt, PTI very near to reach agreement: Dar
Staff ReporterIslamabad—Finance Minister Ishaq Dar said on Friday that there has been considerable progress in talks between the government and the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) over their longstanding demand of a probe into alleged rigging in the 2013 general elections, and the matter may even be resolved within a week.