Tag Archives: Pakistan

Pakistan Launched First Anti-Polio Drive

Polio injections are administered by the health authorities in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata), of Pakistan for the first time. The anti-polio drive, which was supposed to be held from January 5 to January 7, has been postponed due to security reasons. The injectable or inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) is said to be highly effective in preventing paralytic disease ...

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Pakistan Gears Up to Eradicate Polio with Injections Drive Now

As India has come out of the polio entirely, neighbouring Pakistan is keen to eliminate the deadly disease and health authorities in Pakistan have started administering polio injections for the first time, while oral polio drops have already been administered in many parts. The polio injections to be given in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) for the first time ...

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First Polio Campaign of 2015 Cancelled in Pakistan

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Focal Person on Polio and MNA Ayesha Raza Farooq has issued a notification to the provincial governments to cancel the first polio campaign of 2015, which was scheduled to be held from Monday, due to security reasons. The anti-polio drive was supposed to be held from January 5 to January 7. It was expected to conduct in ...

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Search on for suspected terror boat’s wreck, security tightened

The search is on for the wreckage of the suspected Pakistani terror boat which blew itself up following a chase and surveillance has been increased along Gujarat coast, security officials said. Pakistan however rejected India’s claim and said no boat from Karachi had gone to the open sea. The dramatic incident — a reminder of the manner Pakistani terrorists sneaked ...

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Ceasefire Violation Continues: Six Civilians Injured in Mortar Shelling Today

In response to the retaliation from India that killed two Pakistan rangers, heavy mortar shelling and firing took place on several BSF posts on the international border in Samba and Kathua districts of Jammu and Kashmir. Six civilians were injured on Saturday in the heavy mortar shelling. As per reports from IANS, “Six civilians were injured in Pakistani shelling on the ...

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Pakistan Army School Massacre by Talibans Leaves 148 Dead; 2014’s Worst Terrorist Attack?

Children were the majority of the 148 people killed Tuesday in a Taliban retaliatory attack on a school run by the Pakistani army in the northwestern city of Peshawar, where children of army officers study. The death toll included 132 students and nine school employees, the military’s director of public information, Gen. Asim Bajwa, told a press conference. Another 122 ...

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India’s Gift: PM Modi Announces Satellite for SAARC in 2016

Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared the launch of a satellite for the SAARC region in 2016 during his first SAARC Summit on Wednesday. Modi said, "We must work with compassion of our hearts, but also with the power of science." Modi said that the gift of India “will benefit us.” On the PMO’s micro blogging website, External Affairs Minister Syed ...

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First suspected Ebola patient, returned from Togo, dies in Pakistan

A patient suspected to be suffering from Ebola virus disease (EVD) died in the Pakistani industrial city of Faisalabad on Tuesday morning, hospital sources and the media said. Zulfiqar Ahmad, 40, a resident of Chiniot district in Punjab province, returned to Pakistan from the sub-Saharan nation of Togo Nov 16. If confirmed, this will be the first death in Pakistan ...

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Russia, Pakistan sign rare military cooperation pact; Any Signal for India?

Russian Defence Minister Sergey Shoigu and his Pakistani counterpart Khawaja Asif signed a deal on military cooperation in Islamabad on Thursday. Shoigu said after talks with Pakistan’s defence minister that the agreement was an important step towards strengthening ties between Moscow and Islamabad in the military sphere. “During the meeting, we agreed that bilateral military cooperation should have a great ...

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Exploitation of Internet by Terrorists, India Calls for Action

India has called for changes to the management of the internet infrastructure to prevent terrorists from exploiting it by pointing fingers to the use of internet technologies during the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attack. While speaking to the UN Security Council on Wednesday during a marathon session on international cooperation to combat terrorism, India’s UN Ambassador Asoke Kumar Mukerji drew attention ...

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Pakistan pull out of Track Asia Cup in New Delhi

The Pakistan cycling team Wednesday pulled out of the 2014 Track Asia Cup, starting Nov 21 here, “owing to certain problems at home”, a statement from the Cycling Federation of India (CFI) said. It was earlier reported that there was a delay in procurring visas for the team. But CFI said that their withdrawal had nothing to do with visa ...

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Pakistan Seeks $1.1 Billion From IMF, May Get with Riders on Lowering Deficit

Pakistan will more likely receive a loan instalment 1.1 billion dollars from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) next month as the latter is satisfied with its economic performance, government officials said here Saturday. According to Pakistan finance ministry, this will enable the IMF to go to their Board for the release of fifth tranche of about 1.1 billion dollars, possibly ...

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India, Pakistan Face-Off over Kashmir at UN

India and Pakistan faced off Monday at the UN as Islamabad brought up Kashmir in its renewed campaign to internationalise the issue. Diyar Khan, a counsellor at Pakistan’s UN Mission, said his country regretted that the people of Jammu and Kashmir had been deprived of their right to self-determination. Self-determination did not lapse with the passage of time, he said. ...

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Wagah Attack Findings to be Submitted in Three Days

Pakistan’s Punjab government has formed a joint investigation team to probe the Wagah suicide attack on Tuesday. It will submit its report in the next three days. Home Minister Shuja Khanzada Monday said the probe team, comprising representatives of Chenab Rangers, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Counter Terrorism Department, Special Branch and Punjab Police, will look for possible security lapses that allowed ...

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Pakistan Resumes Flag-Lowering Ceremony at Wagah Border as Surprised Indian Side Empty

The decision to suspend the flag-lowering ceremony that takes place at Wagah border crossing between India and Pakistan daily in the evening until Thursday has been resumed by Pakistani troops by holding the ceremony in front of thousands of cheering Pakistanis but no Indians, who were taken by surprise and had no time to rush visitors. Both the countries had decided ...

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Ban Ki-moon Asks Pakistan to Act against Wagah Attackers

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has asked Pakistan to act against the terrorists who carried out the attack last week at the Wagah border on Tuesday. Ban’s spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters Monday, “The Secretary-General condemns in the strongest terms the terrorist attack” that took place Saturday on the Pakistani side of the Wagah border crossing with India. “The Secretary-General,” he ...

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Wagah Attack: PM Nawaz Sharif Vows to Battle Militants as DeathToll Mounts

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif vowed the military operations against militants would continue till their complete elimination as the Wagah suicide bombing toll mounted to 59, a media report said on Monday. Over 110 people were bloodied and wounded, some of them critically, when a young suicide bomber blew himself up near the Wagah border. There were conflicting reports on ...

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Wagah Border Attack: Flag-Lowering Ceremony Suspended

The flag-lowering ceremony that takes place at Wagah border crossing between India and Pakistan every evening has been postponed until Thursday after the deadly suicide attack that killed at least 55 people and injured over 150 at the Wagah checkpoint on Sunday evening. The blast occurred minutes after the popular flag- lowering ceremony at the main Indo-Pak land border crossing ...

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45 Killed in Pak’s Wagah Border Blast; BSF on High Alert in Punjab

Border Security Force (BSF) troopers were put on high alert along the India-Pakistan international border Sunday evening after a massive blast left over 45 people dead and over 70 others injured at Wagah in neighbouring Pakistan. The dead include men, women, children and Pakistan Rangers troopers. Most of them were returning from the Wagah border retreat ceremony. BSF officials at ...

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