PAK Again Defends Terror

Drone strikes are against spirit of ongoing Pak-US cooperation: COAS

COAS, General Qamar Javed Bajwa during his visit to Peshawar Corps appreciated improved security situation and measures for better border management including fencing, a press release of Inter Services Public Relations here said.

The COAS said that unilateral actions like drone strike etc are counter productive and against spirit of ongoing cooperation and intelligence sharing being diligently undertaken by Pakistan.

Pakistan Army is capable of taking effective measure if actionable
intelligence is shared. He said, “Our focus now is to transform our operational achievements in FATA into enduring peace and stability for which early main streaming of FATA through reforms is essential and Pakistan Army fully supports all efforts towards that end.”

Analysis

The statement by the COAS is a clear pointer to the US that it will not appreciate any attack on its GOOD TERRORISTs. 

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PAK IN CONSTANT CONFLICT

Three policemen were killed and one wounded in a gun attack on a checkpost in Quetta's Saryab Road area on Sunday, Balochistan Deputy Inspector General Police Abdul Razzaq confirmed the news.

The DIGP said four unidentified assailants riding two motorcycles opened fire on a checkpost in the Chakki Shahwani area. One policeman was killed on the spot and two others wounded, police sources said.

The injured were rushed to the hospital where two of the police officers succumbed to their wounds.

The gunmen fled following the attack, the sources said, adding that the shooting appeared to be an incident of targeted killing.

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Security was tightened following the attack and all exit and entry points to the city were secured, the DIGP said.

Saryab road is considered to be one of the sensitive areas of Quetta. Militants have been targeting security forces in the area for almost a decade.

Balochistan has experienced violence and targeted killings for over a decade.

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PAKISTAN: DEATH FOR BLASPHEMY ON FACEBOOK

A Pakistani man has been sentenced to death for committing blasphemy on Facebook, the first of its kind onsocial media.

 Judge Shabbir Ahmad Awan handed down the verdict in Bahawalpur, finding Taimoor Raza guilty of insulting the prophet Mohammed, prosecutor Shafiq Qureshi said.

Raza had a Facebook argument about Islam with someone who turned out to be a counter-terrorism department official, defence lawyer Rana Fida Hussain said.

The official brought charges against Raza based on the comments made on the social networking site.

Hussain said his client was innocent and that he would appeal the conviction.

Blasphemy is a sensitive charge in conservative Muslim Pakistan, where even unproven allegations can trigger mob lynchings and violence.

A young boy was killed and five others were wounded last month when a mob attacked a police station in an attempt to lynch a Hindu man charged with blasphemy for allegedly posting an incendiary image on social media.

Millions of Pakistanis have been receiving text messages from the government warning them against sharing “blasphemous” content online, a move rights activists said would encourage more vigilante attacks.

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Pakistan’s ISI Behind Appointment of New ISIS Chief in Afghanistan: Uzbekistani.

In a letter obtained by the Associated Press in Uzbekistan, ISIS leader Moawiya Uzbekistani has said that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Afghanistan, declares their opposition regarding the appointment of a Pakistani national, Sheikh Aslam Farooqi, as the new leader of the group in Afghanistan. He said that, the appointment of Farooqi is an attempt by the Pakistani military intelligence, Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) to defame the organisation. He also said “Even if this information is not true, then also we don’t accept it, because we all fight for Allah and his religion,” He has also warned regarding against “infidels, intelligence services and the deceitful” acting from “behind the scenes”.

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Qatari Delegation Arrives in Lahore

A five-member delegation of Qatari Royals led by Qatari Emir’s secretary Abdul Hadi Mana Al Hajri has arrived at Punjab Capital city of Lahore, on an unannounced visit to Pakistan. The nature of the Qatari delegation is likely to discuss the Qatar crisis and the role of Qatari prince in Panama Papers probe. However, the Foreign Office has totally denied arranging such visit.

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LONDON ATTACKER LIVED IN JHELUM, PAKISTAN.

As per Pak media reports, Pak authorities have searched the family home of one of the London Bridge attackers, Khuram Shehzad Butt (27) belonged to a family that lived in the Mujahidabad area of Jhelum. His family, however, sold the house about nine years ago.

 Earlier, On 04 Jun 17, seven people were killed and 40 injured in twin terror strikes in London. British police reported that  Pak origin person named Khuram Shazad Butt is in  Involvement In Attacks.

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Pakistan : a Rogue Nation thriving on Denials. Pakistan denies recent deadliest attack in Kabul that killed nearly 80 people and injured 350 .

The Afghan intelligence agency, the National Directorate of Security(NDS), in a statement alleged that the blast was carried out by the Haqqani Network with the "direct help of the Pakistani intelligence agency ISI." 

The Pakistani Foreign Office strongly rejected as baseless the Afghan allegations that Pakistan is behind the recent terrorist attack in Kabul. 
Pak FO spokesman, Zakaria came out with a oft repeated statement :

"Pakistan itself has suffered immensely from terrorism and it has given unparalleled sacrifices in the war on the menace." 

He said Pakistan has the highest stakes in Afghan peace and stability more than any other country of the world. 

"Our commitment to peace in Afghanistan is based on sincerity and is beyond any doubt. However, it is disappointing that certain elements which have no interest in Afghan peace want to damage relations between the two neighboring countries," the spokesman said.

"They are trying to malign Pakistan for their vested agenda. The onus of setbacks in Afghanistan cannot be put on Pakistan or others," Zakaria said. 

He said Pakistan believes in politically negotiated settlement of Afghan issue as there is no military solution to the conflict