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SWAT: At least 1300 extremists have been killed during the last three months in Operation Rah-e-Raast; while, 75 security personnel were martyred.
Swat Media Center Incharge Col. Akhtar said the passport office will start functioning within two days.
WASHINGTON: The US Senate has approved a measure which may lead to the clearance of $1.3 billion of outstanding defence bills for Pakistan and will also enable Islamabad to received additional $700 million from the counter-insurgency fund. Continue reading
ISLAMABAD: Consolidating military gains in Swat and worries about Taliban spillover from south Afghanistan are clouding Pakistan’s offensive against the country’s most wanted warlord, analysts say.
In mid-June, the military said it had received orders and was preparing to launch an offensive against Pakistani Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud and his network in the South Waziristan tribal district bordering Afghanistan. Continue reading
ISI chief Shuja Pasha has requested a meeting with his Indian counterpart. India is yet to respond to the request and sources said the government was assessing the request carefully.
The ISI chief had recently met Indian defence attaches in the high commission in Islamabad and this request was formally made to them. The request came along with a briefing on terrorism related aspects. This happened around the time that PM Manmohan Singh travelled to Italy for the G-8 summit.