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Chitral assault ‘remoted incident’, not consented by Afghan govt: FM Jilani



ISLAMABAD: Caretaker International Minister Jalil Abbas Jilani on Friday mentioned this week’s terrorist assault on two army posts in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Decrease Chitral district was an “remoted incident” and never sanctioned by the interim Afghan authorities.

On Wednesday, no less than 4 safety males embraced martyrdom whereas greater than 16 fighters have been killed as militants’ makes an attempt to enter Pakistan from Afghanistan have been foiled by troops deployed alongside the border with Afghanistan.

Militants had attacked two safety checkposts within the southern a part of the district. The pre-dawn assault had focused examine posts in Astui Go and Jinjiret Koh located within the south of Decrease Chitral, bordering the Afghan province of Nuristan. Astui Go is positioned within the Bumburet Valley, one of many three valleys in southern Chitral the place the Kalash group resides.

“Terrorists’ motion and focus in Gawardesh, Pitigal, Barg-i-Matel, and Batash areas of Nuristan and Kunar provinces of Afghanistan had already been picked up and have been well timed shared with the interim Afghan authorities,” the army’s media wing had mentioned, including that the Afghan authorities was “anticipated to fulfil its obligations and deny the usage of Afghan soil by terrorists for perpetuating acts of terrorism towards Pakistan.”

The outlawed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) had reportedly claimed accountability for the assault by means of its spokesperson, Mohammad Khorasani.

Commenting on the matter whereas responding to a query on rising terrorism in Pakistan emanating from Afghanistan, FM Jilani advised “It was an remoted incident and we don’t suppose it had their (Afghan authorities) sanction.”

The overseas minister later reiterated his stance and mentioned ongoing dialogue with the Afghan authorities on surging militancy was “very constructive”.

FO requires worldwide consideration on weapons in Afghanistan

Individually, International Workplace (FO) Spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch voiced apprehension in regards to the “great amount of weaponry” accessible in Afghanistan and within the possession of terrorist entities, including that it posed a risk to Pakistan.

Her assertion comes two days after White Home Nationwide Safety Council Coordinator for Strategic Communication John Kirby disagreed with the impression that the US had left behind about $7 billion price of weapons in Afghanistan and militant teams have been now utilizing these weapons towards Pakistan. As an alternative, he had mentioned the tools was transferred to and belonged to the Afghan Nationwide Military.

Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar had lately mentioned that the US abandoning tools of struggle within the war-torn nation had a larger position within the current surge in militancy than the Taliban coming to energy in Kabul.


Uptick in terrorist assaults

Pakistan has witnessed an uptick in terror actions in current months, particularly in KP and Balochistan, after the outlawed TTP ended its ceasefire with the federal government in November final yr.

In July, as many as 12 troopers of the Pakistan Military embraced martyrdom in separate army operations within the Zhob and Sui areas of Balochistan.

That was the army’s highest single-day loss of life toll from terrorist assaults reported this yr. Earlier than this, 10 personnel have been martyred in a ‘hearth raid’ in Balochistan’s Kech district in February 2022.

A report launched in July by the suppose tank Pakistan Institute for Battle and Safety Research mentioned the primary half of the present yr witnessed a gradual and alarming rise in terror and suicide assaults, claiming the lives of 389 folks throughout the nation.

Amid the rise in militancy is a backdrop of rising considerations relating to cross-border terrorism by components based mostly in Afghanistan.

Pakistan’s army management and former prime minister Shehbaz Sharif, whose tenure ended final month, each raised considerations over the supply of “secure havens” and “liberty of motion” accessible to militants in Afghanistan, saying there was additionally involvement of Afghan residents in terror assaults in Pakistan. They’d additionally urged Kabul for motion.

Within the preliminary response to those allegations, Taliban spokesperson in Qatar Suhail Shaheen had advised Daybreak that Kabul was dedicated to not permit anybody to make use of the soil of Afghanistan towards some other nation.

However in a separate interview with BBC Pashto, one other spokesperson for the Islamic Emirate, Zabiullah Mujahid, took a harsher line — ostensibly in a bid to play to the Afghan galleries — advising Pakistan to resolve its inside issues itself, as an alternative of pointing fingers at others.

Extra lately, Afghanistan’s supreme chief had warned Taliban members towards finishing up assaults overseas. However merely days later, the Afghan authorities had alleged that dozens of banned Islamic State militants from Pakistan have been killed or captured in Afghanistan previously yr.


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PML-N backed Gen Bajwa’s extension to ‘do away with fitna’: Sanaullah



  • Phrases social gathering’s resolution as a tactical manoeuvre ‘save nation’ from Imran’s onslaught

ISLAMABAD: Senior Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Rana Sanaullah on Friday stated that his social gathering had supported the extension for former military chief Gen (retd) Qamar Javed Bajwa to deal with the political onslaught by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan.

“Some selections are a part of a technique as per the necessities of that point and this [Gen Bajwa’s extension] was one such resolution,” he stated throughout an interview with a non-public TV channel.

He termed the choice to help Gen Bajwa’s extension in 2020 as a tactical manoeuvre by the social gathering to fight what he known as the “fitna” or anarchy being inflicted upon the nation.

This marked Sanaullah’s second consecutive public denunciation of the previous navy management inside simply two days.

A day previous to this assertion, he additionally criticised former generals Bajwa and Faiz Hameed, branding them as “nationwide criminals” and calling for punitive measures towards them.

“The best way the PML-N introduced Gen Musharraf to justice, it should do the identical to [both men],” he had stated on Wednesday.

Earlier, one other social gathering chief Khurram Dastgir Khan had blamed some former judges of the Supreme Courtroom and ex-military generals for the present wave of inflation and inflated electrical energy payments.

“The group of judges who had disqualified Nawaz Sharif in 2017 is liable for the inflation as [the decision] dealt a blow to Pakistan’s financial stability and democracy,” PML-N’s former power minister Khurram Dastgir Khan stated.

“This group was supported by (former military chief) Basic Bajwa and (ex-DG ISI) Basic Faiz who imposed Imran Khan on the individuals of Pakistan after a protracted conspiracy,” Dastgir stated, including the PML-N’s monitor file of taking the nation out of energy-related disaster was “excellent”.

Nawaz Sharif had beforehand accused Bajwa of toppling his authorities, pressuring the judiciary and putting in the federal government of Imran Khan within the 2018 elections however his youthful brother, former PM Shehbaz Sharif has lauded the previous military chief’s companies when he bid farewell to him in November 2022.




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Ousted from CEC: PPP debars Latif Khosa’s celebration membership



ISLAMABAD: Failure to answer to the show-cause discover issued final week, the Pakistan Folks’s Occasion (PPP) on Friday not solely suspended celebration membership of the ‘disgruntled’ chief Sardar Latif Khosa but additionally ousted him from its central government committee (CEC).

PPP Secretary Basic Nayyar Bukhari confirmed the event to a non-public TV channel, saying the choice was taken after lawyer Khosa didn’t reply to the show-cause discover issued to him by the celebration final week.

On September 14, the PPP had issued a show-cause discover to Sardar Latif for “representing head of one other political celebration with out prior approval of [party] management”.

Though the latter didn’t point out anybody by identify, it was a transparent reference to PTI Chairman Imran Khan who was arrested final month within the Toshakhana case. Khosa has been representing the PTI chief in a number of instances registered towards him.

The ex-premier can also be going through a case underneath the Official Secrets and techniques Act which pertains to a diplomatic doc which reportedly went lacking from Imran’s possession. The PTI alleges that it contained a menace from the USA to oust Imran from energy.

The show-cause discover served on Latif Khosa learn: “You being member of central government committee are defending/pleading/representing a head of one other political celebration with out prior approval of management …whereas delivering a speech in legal professionals perform you criticised the state coverage concerning [the] cipher.

“You might be hereby by means of this present trigger discover requested to elucidate why disciplinary motion not be taken towards you for working towards the celebration coverage; the reply ought to attain the undersigned inside seven days, failing disciplinary motion might be taken towards you by withdrawing your membership…”

Beforehand, Khosa had additionally been served a show-cause discover for giving a press release in favour of the PTI chief.

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SC reshuffles administrative officers | Pakistan Right now



ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Courtroom of Pakistan (SC) on Friday introduced reshuffling in its administrative personnel.

The apex court docket after approval by Chief Justice Qazi Faez Isa issued notifications concerning transfers.

In accordance with the notification, Amer Saleem Rana, a District & Periods Choose (grade 21) serving as further registrar (grade 21) on deputation, has been repatriated to his mother or father division, the Lahore Excessive Courtroom.

The companies of Munawar Ali, a senior civil decide (grade 19), working as deputy registrar (grade 20) on deputation, have been returned to his mother or father division, the Sindh Excessive Courtroom, Karachi.

In a subsequent notification, Muhammad Akram Soomro, a senior auditor (grade 17) serving as assistant accounts officer (grade 17) on deputation in SC, is slated to return to his mother or father division, the Accountant Normal Pakistan Revenues, Islamabad, on September 22, 2023.

Lastly, Muhammad Owais, a senior civil judge-cum-magistrate (grade 19), who had assumed the position of deputy registrar (grade 20) on deputation, is ready to return to the Lahore Excessive Courtroom, efficient September 22, 2023.

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