|2 soldiers martyred during operation on terrorist hideout in North Waziristan|
|Banners hailing Musharraf appear on major Faisalabad thoroughfares|
|[ARYNEWS.TV] : Banners hailing the services of the former military ruler General retd for the country appeared on main thoroughfares in Faisalabad, ARY NEWS reported on Saturday.|
The banners appeared at the Mall Road, University Road, Serena Road and FIC Road and were put up by Pakistain (PTI) leaders, Minister Chaudhry Zaheer Ud Din and other religious and social organizations.
The banners depicted the photos of Pervez Musharraf in military uniform with slogans in his favour.
Some of the banners were inscribed with slogans including How military leader could be termed traitor and we loved you before and even today.
Raising concerns over the detailed verdict released by Special Court in high treason case against General (r) Musharraf on December 19, Pakistain army’s spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafoor said that Prime Minister and COAS Bajwa had spoken in detail over the verdict.
"The army chief met the prime minister and conveyed the sentiments of the armed forces to him," he added while addressing a at General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi.
He said that Pakistain army has restored peace in the country after rendering matchless sacrifices and it would not allow anyone to spread anarchy in the motherland, ARY News reported on Thursday.
"All internal and external enemies of Pakistain will not succeed in their malicious intentions."
|1 FC personnel martyred, 2 injured in exchange of fire with terrorists in North Waziristan|
|[DAWN] One (FC) soldier was martyred and two others on Sunday in an exchange of fire with after they raided an FC checkpost in North , a statement by the military's media wing said.|
According to a statement by Director General Inter Services Public Relations Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor, " raided an FC post in North Waziristan district near the Pak-Afghan border".
"During the exchange of fire, two ," said Maj Gen Ghafoor.
|Russian warplanes kill several foreign jihadists as Syrian troops attempt to advance to Kabani|
|[ALMASDARNEWS] The Russian Air Force unleashed another powerful attack on the northeastern countryside of the Latakia this week, as their warplanes wiped out several sites belonging to the jihadist rebels.|
According to an army source, the Russian Air Force carried out more than 30 s between the jihadist strongholds of Jisr al-Shughour, Kabani, and al-Sirmaniyeh.
The source said these Russian airstrikes primarily targeted the bases and hideouts of the foreigner-led Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP),
At the same time as these Russian strikes, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched a big attack on the southern axis of Kabani in a bid to retake the Zuwayqat Mountains.
A source from the 4th Armored Division told al-Masdar News that their troops were able to secure a small advance, but they have since halted their advance in order to weaken the jihadist defenses with missiles and artillery.
The Kabani axis in northeastern Latakia has proven to be one of the most difficult fronts for the Syrian Army, as the jihadist rebels of the Turkestan Islamic Party and Hay’at (HTS) have concentrated a large portion of their in this area.
|2 FC personnel martyred, as many injured in gun attack on FC vehicle in DI Khan|
|[DAWN] Two (FC) officers were martyred on Tuesday when unknown opened fire on an FC convoy in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa's district, said police.|
The incident occurred in the Bacha Abad area of the Kulachi tehsil.
According to District Police Officer (DPO) DI Khan Dilawar Bangash, the FC personnel were on their way to their check post in Loni area when "unidentified armed terrorists" attacked them near Qasim river.
"As a result two FC personnel were martyred and two sustained injuries," said DPO Bangash, adding, "A rickshaw driver also died in the attack."
The DPO said that after "responsive firing" by the personnel, the escaped.
The injured FC personnel were shifted to the hospital. The site of the attack was sealed off by security forces and a search operation was launched.
|2 new polio cases in Lakki Marwat, 1 in Harnai bring total to 76 this year|
|[DAWN] Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa's Lakki Marwat district on Sunday reported two new cases of and 's Harnai district reported one, bringing the country's total this year to 76.|
The two victims from Lakki Marwat ‐ a seven-year-old girl and a 21-month-old boy ‐ are residents of the Sarai Naurang tehsil, a report released by the Emergency Operation Centre said.
According to the EOC, both affected children had not been administered the polio vaccine.
|Arrested HujiB leader met Osama bin Laden|
|[Dhaka Tribune] Harkat-ul Jihad al-Islami Bangladesh (B) leader Mohammad Atiqullah, an Afghan-war returnee, met al-Qaeda leader in Afghanistan during the war that started in 2001.|
Atiqullah, who was arrested in Dhaka on Wednesday, had multiple meetings with top leaders, including Laden, , and Ayman al- , according to police.
Bin Laden, who ordered the September 11 attacks in 2001, was killed by US forces during a raid in , Pakistain, in May 2011.
On Wednesday evening, the Dhaka Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit picked up Atiqullah, alias Asadullah, alias Zulfiqar, 49, and two of his associates, Mohammad Borhan Uddin Rabbani, 42, and Mohammad Nazim Uddin, alias Shamim, 43, from a playground near Boro Mosque in Nikunja 2.
During interrogation, Atiqullah told them about his meetings with bin Laden and other leaders and his ties to al-Qaeda, according to CTTC sources.
Informed that several HuJIB men had gathered at a playground for a secret meeting, a CTTC team conducted a raid there, said Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Deputy Commissioner (Media) Masudur Rahman,on Thursday.
He also said Atiqullah was an organizing secretary of the committee of HuJIB formed by Mufti Hannan in 1996, and was later assigned to oversee the Baitul Mal and International Relations Department of the organization.
CTTC sources said that during the tenure of the last caretaker government, he went into hiding in and visited Pakistain multiple times for activities.
in primary interrogation, police learned that Atiqullah has connections with groups in other countries, including Pakistain, United Arab Emirates, and Saudi Arabia, sources at the CTTC said.
A CTTC official related to the investigation said Atiqullah also told police that he is a bomb specialist. After being exiled abroad for long, he returned to Bangladesh in March this year, and had been trying to contact old members of the outfit to reorganize it.
He also had been trying to recruit new members to speed up HuJIB's activities in the upcoming days, he said.
The CTTC official said Atiqullah also made organizational visits to various places across the country, and raised money from both domestic and foreign sources, to mobilize the organization.
Najim, one of two other persons arrested besides Atiqullah, is a secretary of the HuJIB Dhaka Metropolitan South unit, while the other person arrested, Rabbani was given the responsibility of handling Feni district.
Recently, the three, Atiqullah, Najim, and Rabbani, were trying to reorganize the group, focusing on India's and Rohingya issues, said the official.
DC Masudur Rahman said a case has been filed in this connection with Khilkhet under the Anti-Terrorism Act.
|Pakistan Army major, sepoy martyred in IED explosion near Afghan border: ISPR|
|[DAWN] A major and a sepoy of the Pakistain Army were martyred in an improvised (IED) explosion near the in Mohmand tribal district, the military's media wing said on Friday.|
Maj Adeel Shahid and Sepoy Faraz Hussain "fell victim to an IED planted by from across the border", the director general of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) tweeted.
The squad under the martyred officer was supervising fencing work in an area "which carried [a] critical infiltration route", the ISPR added.
Maj Adeel belonged to while Sepoy Faraz hailed from Kotli district of Azad Jammu and The incident comes less than a week after four soldiers of the Army were martyred and one other was injured in two separate incidents of firing by near the Afghan border.
The first of those incidents had occurred in North tribal district, where miscreants had opened fire on a routine patrolling party of security forces near the Abba Khel area of Spinwam tehsil, claiming the life of Sepoy Akhtar Hussain, 23. Two miscreants were also killed in the subsequent exchange of fire.
The banned Tehrik-e- Pakistain (TTP) had for the ambush.
In the second incident in Dir, suspected had opened fire from across the Pak-Afghan border on Pak troops who were busy in border fencing. Three soldiers were martyred.
|Militant attacks kill four soldiers in Pakistan|
|[AlAhram] Four Pak soldiers were killed in two different attacks in northwestern tribal regions near the Afghan border, the military said Saturday.|
The incidents happened late Friday night in North and Dir, where several military operations have been launched in recent years against homegrown and foreign s.
"Miscreants opened fire on a routine patrolling party of security forces near the Abba Khel area of North Waziristan, killing a soldier. In an exchange of fire, two miscreants were also killed," the military said in a statement.
Separately, it said three soldiers guarding a fence on the border with Afghanistan were killed and another was injured "when from across the border opened fire on them in Dir town".
launched a massive operation in 2014 to wipe out bases in North Waziristan and end a near decade-long insurgency that has cost thousands of lives.
Violence in Pakistain has declined following the military offensives in the region, but groups are still able to carry out deadly attack
|Propaganda reigns: Five more polio cases in KP as tally reaches 53|
|[DAWN] Amid propaganda against vaccine and frequent refusals by parents to inoculate their children against the virus, five more polio cases in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa were confirmed on Tuesday.|
When contacted, Prime Minister’s Focal Person on Polio Eradication Babar Bin Atta said: "It has been learnt that none of them was vaccinated during polio campaigns and routine immunisation. Unfortunately, since the incident of [in April], we have been facing severe resistance from parents. They have kept markers at their houses and manage to avoid vaccination by marking the fingers of their children on the very first day of polio campaign."
With the latest addition, the number of polio cases climbed to 53 this year, far more than the last year figure of 12. In a sharp contrast, only eight cases were confirmed in 2017.
The five new victims, including two girls, belonged to Bannu, North and Charsadda, with the youngest of them only 22 months old.
An official of Polio Virology Laboratory at the National Institute of Health (NIH), requesting anonymity, said three cases were reported from Bannu and one each from North Waziristan and Charsadda.
|10 armed forces personnel martyred in two terrorist attacks in N. Waziristan, Balochistan|
|[DAWN] Ten personnel of the Pakistain armed forces, including an officer, were martyred in two separate attacks in North tribal district and , the military's media wing said on Saturday.|
In the first incident, six Pakistain Army soldiers were martyred when from across the Afghan border opened fire on a border patrolling party near Gurbaz area of North Waziristan district.
"Terrorists from across the border fire raided on Pakistain Army border patrolling party [...] 6 soldiers embraced shahadat," a statement released by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) read.
soldiers include Havaldar Khalid, Sepoy Naveed, Sepoy Bachal, Sepoy Ali Raza, Sepoy Mohammad Babar and Sepoy Ahsan.
Martyred Captain Aaqib. ‐ Photo courtesy: ISPR
In the second incident, four armed forces personnel were martyred when a contingent of (FC) Balochistan troops was fired upon by during a combing/sensitisation operation between Hushab and Turbat, the ISPR said in a second .
The troops martyred in Balochistan include Capt Aaqib, Sepoy Nadir, Sepoy Atif Altaf and Sepoy Hafeezullah.
The martyrdom of six soldiers on the Pak-Afghan border and of four in Balochistan "is the sacrifice Pakistain [is] making for peace in the region", ISPR Director General Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor tweeted.
|Five more polio cases reported from KP|
|[DAWN] Refusals and misconceptions have been hampering the eradication drive in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa as five more cases have been reported from various parts of the province.|
The cournty-wide tally for the first six months of the year 2019 has reached 32 as compared to 12 cases in 2018 and only eight in year 2017.
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa alone has recorded 26 cases so far, mostly from the highly-infected Bannu division. Bannu has 11 cases and North six, followed by Torghar with three and one each from D.I. Khan, Hangu, Lakki Marwat, Shangla, Bajaur and An official of the Polio Virology Laboratory at the National Institute of Health (NIH), requesting anonymity, said that two cases each had been reported from Bannu and Torghar and one from North Waziristan.
"An eight-month-old boy from Takhti Khel Union Council and a 10-month-old boy from Kotka Gul Adat Khan village of Bannu district were diagnosed with the crippling virus," he said.
"Of the two cases reported from Torghar, the first one is a 48-month-old girl who belongs to Gaeito village and the other is a 24-month-old boy from Harnail Union Council. From North Waziristan’s Zeraki village, an 11-month-old girl has been infected," he said.
When contacted, retired captain Kamran Ahmad Afridi, KP Emergency Operations Centre coordinator, said: "The propaganda against polio vaccine and increase in number of refusal cases is a major cause behind the spike in cases in the province."