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  • Khawaja Asif slams Indian minister’s statement of ‘sponsoring terrorism to counter terrorism’

    ISLAMABAD: Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said here on Sunday that his Indian counterpart’s recent statement about sponsoring terrorism to counter terrorism had confirmed “our assertions of Indian involvement in terrorist activities on Pakistani soil”...

    He said the statement of Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar was a blatant admission of sponsoring terrorism in Pakistan...

  • West shouldn’t respond to terrorism with terrorism: Al Azhar head

    CAIRO: Egypt’s top cleric said on Saturday that terrorism was a disease that used religion as a front and it was wrong to blame Islam for crimes committed in its name, like the recent Paris attacks...

    He said terrorism was a life philosophy whose adherents were willing to die, but it was not the by-product of any Abrahamic faith...

  • ‘Pakistan has done more to eliminate terrorism than rest of world’

    TAXILA: Defence Minister Khawaja Mohammad Asif has said Pakistan’s efforts over the last year and a half years have been more successful in curbing terrorism compared to those of the coalition forces of 16 countries that are fighting in the neighbouring Afghanistan...

    Addressing the 63th annual parents-day ceremony at Cadet College Hassanabdal on Monday, the minister said Pakistan has done more towards eliminating terrorism than the...

  • Terrorism index places Pakistan at fifth spot

    ISLAMABAD: With a noticeable decline in terrorist activities within its borders, Pakistan was placed at fifth position in the Global Terrorism Index 2017 released on Wednesday...

    The report on the index, released by the Australia-based Institute for Economics and Peace, said that in Pakistan the number of people killed in terrorist attacks fell to 956 last year, a reduction of 12 per cent as compared to the previous reporting year... ...

  • Nato backs US efforts to persuade Pakistan against terrorism: Mattis

    WASHINGTON: US Defence Secretary James Mattis has said that America’s Nato allies back Washington’s efforts to persuade Pakistan to eradicate terrorism from the region...

    “We want to make certain that no terrorist organisation can find a haven anywhere, and, with a border adjoining Afghanistan, that makes Pakistan a priority,” he said...

  • Pakistan, US trade blame over cross-border terrorism

    ISLAMABAD: Top Pakistani and US military commanders blamed each other on Thursday for not doing enough to stop cross-border terrorism...

    The two-day visit of United States Central Command (Centcom) Commander Gen Joseph Votel, in which he held a series of meetings with senior Pakistani military commanders, including Army Chief Gen Qamar Bajwa, reinforced the perception that Pakistan and the US had not been able to narrow their trust...

  • Pakistan must change its approach to terrorism, says US

    WASHINGTON: While encouraging members of the BRICS alliance to continue playing a constructive role in stabilising the world, the United States reminded Pakistan on Wednesday that it “must change its approach” to terrorism...

    For the first time, BRICS termed militant groups allegedly based in Pakistan a regional security concern and called for their patrons to be held to account...

  • US will eradicate terrorism, with or without Pakistan: Tillerson

    WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said that he did not visit Islamabad earlier this week to lecture or coerce Pakistanis but he did tell them that Washington is determined to eradicate terrorism from the region with their support or “in a different way”...

    Mr Tillerson said the message he delivered to Pakistan during the visit was: “Here’s what we need for Pakistan to do...

  • UK army chief acknowledges Pakistan’s role in fight against terrorism

    ISLAMABAD: Gen Sir Nicholas Patrick Carter, Chief of General Staff (CGS) of the UK Army, on Friday acknowledged the Pakistan Army’s achievements in the fight against terrorism and continued efforts for peace and stability in the region...

    During his meeting with Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa at the General Headquarters, the UK general — who has arrived here on a two-day official visit — said that his country...

  • China defends Pakistan’s efforts against terrorism

    BEIJING: China on Friday defended Pakistan’s counterterrorism efforts, following US President Donald Trump’s accusation that militants carry out attacks inside Afghanistan from Pakistani soil...

    “The government and people of Pakistan have made huge sacrifices in the fight against terrorism and such efforts and sacrifices are there for everyone to see,” Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said...

  • Pakistan, Iran vow not to allow use of their soil for terrorism

    QUETTA: Pakistan and Iran have vowed not to allow use of their soil for terrorism and decided to improve the security situation at the border and take concrete steps for curbing smuggling and illegal border-crossing...

    It was also decided that the border officials concerned would remain in contact with each other and take strict steps against terrorism...

  • Pakistan decries India's admission of involvement in cross-border terrorism

    ISLAMABAD: The adviser to the prime minister on national security and foreign affairs, Sartaj Aziz, expressed serious concern over the statement made by Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar that India will use terrorism to counter terrorism from other countries...

    This statement, Aziz said, only confirms Islamabad’s apprehensions about India’s involvement in terrorism in Pakistan...

  • US appreciates Pakistan's sacrifices against terrorism

    ISLAMABAD: United States Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan (SRAP) Daniel Feldman expressed deep appreciation for the efforts made by Pakistan in its efforts to root out terrorism and extremism and honoured the sacrifices made by its forces and citizens...

    Feldman in a meeting on Tuesday with the adviser to the prime minister on national security and foreign affairs, Sartaj Aziz, acknowledged Pakistan's success in the...

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