Azad Jammu and Kashmir Election: PPP secures majority

Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has secured majority in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Legislative Assembly by securing 19 seats in elections on Sunday. 

According to unofficial results of 34 seats so far, Pakistan Muslim League (N) stood at second position by grabbing nine seats, Muslim Conference got third position with four seats besides two independents. 

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Pakistan Army Brigadier Ali Khan arrested over suspected links with Hizb-ut-Tahrir

Fears of Islamist infiltration of the Pakistan army’s ranks have been heightened after it was revealed yesterday that a senior officer is being held on suspicions of links with a banned extremist group.

Brigadier Ali Khan, a senior officer at the army’s general headquarters, was detained on 5 May and is being interrogated by military intelligence for suspected links to Hizb-ut-Tahrir (HT), an extremist outfit that has been attempting for the past 15 years to infiltrate the army’s ranks to effect a military coup that would precipitate the establishment of a nuclear-armed caliphate.

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Pakistan to seek international help as DNA tests come back negative

DNA tests on four terrorists who were killed during the May 22 attack on PNS Mehran have come back negative.

Results of DNA samples collected from the four terrorists who were killed during the raid on the naval base in Karachi, was matched up against a national database. However, authorities were unsuccessful in establishing the identity of the terrorists.

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Police receive DNA report of PNS Mehran terrorists

Police receive DNA report of PNS Mehran terroristsPolice have received the DNA report of four terrorists killed during the attack on PNS Mehran, Geo News reported. The samples from the four terrorists do not match the DNA databank in Pakistan. 

According to police officials, the DNA samples of the four terrorists were sent to Islamabad for testing. The officials added that these samples did not match the DNA databank in Pakistan. 

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Kashmir is key to peace in South Asia

Kashmir dispute is recognized by the United Nations Security Council Resolution No. 91 of 21 April 1948 which gave the right of self-determination to the people of Kashmir to decide whether Kashmir should become part of India or Pakistan. Subsequently India failed all efforts of the UN and Pakistan for holding the plebiscite. As a consequence three wars have also been fought between India and Pakistan.

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Al Qaeda names Ayman al-Zawahiri as new leader

A month and a half after the death of Osama bin Laden, the terrorist organization he founded has finally found a new leader: Al Qaeda announced on Thursday that it has selected Ayman al-Zawahiri to lead the Islamist terror network. The news was released via a statement on a jihadist website and news organizations are now scrambling to gather information on the new leader; already, some observers are wondering what took them so long.

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PCB allows Afridi to play for Hampshire

Former ODI captain Shahid Afridi will finally join Hampshire next week after successful talks with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday in Islamabad.

Following an hour long meeting between Afridi and PCB chief Ijaz Butt, PCB granted the player his ‘No Objection Certificate’ (NOC).

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