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Asif Zardari condemns Quetta terror attack

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Asif Ali Zardari

  ISLAMABAD, Dec 17 (DNA): Former President of Pakistan and President Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians Asif Ali Zardari has strongly condemned suicide attack on a Church on Sunday in Quetta killing several people and injuring many more. Expressing deep grief over the loss of precious innocent lives who were praying at the time, the former President vowed that the PPP would stand by the side of the Christian brethren and indeed all non-Muslim in the fight against all manifestations of barbaric, militancy and extremism. He asked the workers to visit the victims’ familiesRead More

President, PM condemn attack on Quetta church

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ISLAMABAD, Dec 17 (DNA): President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi have strongly condemned the terrorist attack on Bethel Memorial Methodist Church in Quetta that killed eight people and injured 31 others.   In their separate statements, they prayed for the departed souls and expressed sympathies with the bereaved families. The President said these cowardly attacks cannot shake our resolve to fight menace of terrorism.   Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal said in his condemning statement that the attack on church is tragic and cowardly. He said anti-state elements wantRead More

Nine killed, dozens injured in suicide attack on Quetta church


QUETTA, Dec 17 (DNA): At least nine people were killed while dozens other injured when two gunmen wearing explosives-filled vests stormed Bethel Memorial Methodist Church located on Quetta’s Zarghoon Road on Sunday afternoon. According to details, an explosion took place initially and was followed by a gunfight. Police, Frontier Corps personnel, Anti-Terrorism Force (ATF) and Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) were immediately dispatched to the scene. The area was cordoned off and a search and rescue operation was carried out. There were about 400 worshipers inside the church, but security forces’ timely response avertedRead More

Ties with Pak military critical to US success in Afghanistan


WASHINGTON: (DNA) – The US Department of Defence has acknowledged its relationship with Pakistan’s military as critical to the success of interests in the region, and proposed that Pakistan must make fundamental changes in the way it deals with terrorist safe havens in its territory. In its first report to the Congress on Afghanistan after President Trump announced his administration’s new policy towards the region, the department argued that it will use a range of tools to expand cooperation with Pakistan in areas where mutual interests converge. But, it alsoRead More

JI to take out ‘million march’ against US Jerusalem move in Karachi today


KARACHI: (DNA) – To express solidarity with people of Palestine, Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) has organised a rally in the city (Sunday) to protest against United States’ recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The rally has been named as ‘Al-Quds’, which will be taken out on University Road. JI Amir Sirajul Haq had earlier said that his party would make all-out efforts to bring the masses on roads in solidarity with oppressed Muslims of Palestine while anticipating a ‘large’ gathering. He then said that the Trump had put the global peace inRead More

PTI to hold power show in Okara today


OKARA,  (DNA) – Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) will flex their political muscle in Okara (Sunday). According to details, the power show will be held in football ground where the party workers have completed all the preparations. Security and traffic arrangements have been made to avoid any untoward incident. Moreover, a parking plan has also been devised for those attending the gathering. Several PTI leaders including chairman Imran Khan will address the rally.