JNN 23 Dec 2014 Islamabad : Some 500 terror-related convicts are due to be executed in the coming weeks, according to Pakistan’s officials. There are an estimated 3,000 convicted terrorists in the country, and all could put to death after the recent attack at a Peshawar school. Continue reading
JNN 10 July 2013 Karachi : On Wednesday 09 July 2014 the as the Day got Darker , Late in the Night another Dedicated Shia Activist Asif Rajani s/o Akber Rajani ( Alias Asif Karbalai ) 42, was target Killed by the Taliban Terrorist in the Saddar area Near Empress Market . Continue reading
JNN 24 Feb 2014 Karachi : The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) on Sunday staged a large rally in Karachi to show its solidarity with the Pakistan Army and other law enforcing agencies, calling on them to take stern action against elements that challenge the writ of the government and stoke violence in the country. Continue reading
JNN 12 Nov 2013 LAHORE: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) ameer Syed Munawar Hassan stated that his statement regarding the Pakistan Army that as per JI’s Point of view, as Pakistan Army is Helping the US forces in the War against terror so the Pakistani Soldiers and any body who is killed in this battle is not a Martyr , while Hakeem ullah Mehsud (a terrorist and Killer of thousands of Innocent Pakistanis ) is a Martyr , and as per his analysis and His Party’s Point view , he did not regret his statement and deem it correct according to Sharia Law during a party session held in Lahore on Monday, Our Correspondent reported. Continue reading
JNN 10 Oct 2103 Islamabad : Three Tehreek e Taliban Pakistan commanders were killed in a clash between Pakistani and Afghani Taliban on Thursday. Continue reading
JNN 25 Sept 2013 Quetta : A powerful 7.7-magnitude earthquake hit southwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, killing hundreds in Balochistan, besides creating a new island off the Gwadar coastline in its wake, Express News reported.
Tremors were felt as far as the Indian capital New Delhi.
The Deputy Speaker Balochistan Assembly stated that at least 150 people had died from the disaster in the province.
The quake struck at 4:29 pm local time (1129 GMT) around 100 kilometres (60 miles) southwest of the city of Khuzdar in Balochistan province, at a depth of 15 kilometres.
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) measured the earthquake at magnitude 7.7, recording its duration as eight seconds.
The area most affected by the quake were Awaran and Khuzdar, with over 90% of the villages/communities in Awaran were destroyed.
Pakistan Army started an emergency rescue operation immediately.
Director General ISPR, Major General Asim Bajwa tweeted that 300 soldiers are already in the area, with the number expected to rise to 1000 by tomorrow morning. Khuzdar would be used as base for the rescue effort.
Island Occurrence Near Gwadar
On the Gwadar coastline, the quake created a small island about half a mile into the sea near an area called ‘Jhanda’, according to Express News.
The newly appearing island is said to have a mountainous terrain rising up to a hundred feet. A large crowd was seen gathering at the site to see the new island.
The area of the epicentre is sparsely populated, but the USGS issued a red alert for the quake, which left aftershocks of up to 5.9 magnitude, according to the meteorological department.
Minor tremors were felt as far away as New Delhi, while office workers in the city of Ahmedabad near the border with Pakistan ran out of buildings and into the street.
Mumtaz Baluch, senior local administration official in Awaran district, 350 kilometres southwest of Quetta, told AFP: “There are reports of houses being collapsed in the district due to earthquake.”
“We have dispatched our teams to the affected area to ascertain the losses.”
In April a 7.8-magnitude quake centred in southeast Iran, close to the border with Baluchistan, killed 41 people and affected more than 12,000 on the Pakistan side of the border.
People working in offices Karachi rushed out of their building and sat on the footpaths along the roads or stood away from the buildings.
“My work table jerked a bit and again and I impulsively rushed outside,” Noor Jabeen, a 28-year woman working for an insurance company said while breathing heavily.
“It was not so intense but it was terrible,” said Owais Khan, who works for a provincial government office.
“Whenever I feel jolts it reminds me of the 2005 earthquake in Kashmir,” said Amjad Ali, 45, IT official standing on the road said.
Rescue Doctors attacked
Paramedical staff dispatched to remote areas of Awaran for providing medical aid to those injured due to the earthquake came under attack.
Our correspondent reported that the doctors came under attack from unknown assailants near Awaran. However, there were no reports of any loss of life.
Meanwhile, the Balochistan government spokesperson Jan Muhammad Buledi told a press conference in Quetta on Tuesday that they had started relief and rescue work in the earthquake affected zones.
Buledi said that the earthquake had affected six districts in the province including Awaran, Kech, Khuzdar, Panjgur, Chaghi, Gwadar.
“On the instructions of the Chief Minister, we are providing immediate relief goods and medical attention.”
In this regards, Buledi said that all other NGOs including Edhi and international organisations and local welfare organisations are being facilitated as much as possible including on the issue of law and order
He said that the death toll stood at 33, though he added that the death toll was feared to rise.
JNN 30 May 2013 PESHAWAR – A U.S. drone strike killed the number two of the Pakistani Taliban in the North Waziristan region on Wednesday, three security officials said, in what would be a major blow in the fight against militancy. Continue reading
JNN 4 Mar 2013 KARACHI: In the Broad Day Light in the Early Hours of the day , in Busiest Harbour area ,A Pakistani Shia Navy Officer Lieutenant Commander Syed Azeem Haider Kazmi was attacked by the terrorist of Sipah e Sahaba Pakistan and being treated at the PNS Shifa Hospital Karachi. It is a second such attack, targeting 2nd Shia Navy official in short span of a month . The Brave Warrior fought for life for about 4 days in the PNS Shifa Hospital in a Critical State , but finally could not sccummb to his injuries and embraced Martyrdom on 3rd March . Continue reading
JNN 21 Feb 2013 QUETTA: Amid protests, tears, sobs and some scuffles with enraged Protesters, the Shia Hazara community finally buried their 113 Martyrs of Kirani Road Blast in their Native Bahisht e Zehra Graveyard on Wednesday. Continue reading
On the 4th day of the Protest Sit across Pakistan Majlis-e-Wehdat-e-Muslameen (MWM), Unity Council of Quetta, Shia Ulema Council, All Pakistan Shia Action Committee have called for an end to the nationwide protests and sit ins condemning the Quetta bombing on Tuesday, But the Relative of the Martyrs and the Protester denied the request as they emphasized over their demand of Handing Over the Control of Quetta to the Pakistan Army. Continue reading
JNN 24 December 2012 Lucknow : Chanting Anti-Pakistan Establishment slogans, thousands of Indian Muslims staged a demonstration in Lucknow , the Provincial Capital of Uttar Pardesh , India against the ongoing Genocide of the Shia Community in the neighboring country, Pakistan. Continue reading
JNN 05 Aug 2012 RAWALPINDI: The court martial proceedings of Brigadier Ali Khan, Major Inayat Aziz, Major Iftikhar, Major Sohail Akbar and Major Jawad Baseer, who were facing charges of having links with a banned outfit, were completed on Friday. All four accused have been convicted in the case, ISPR statement said. Continue reading
JNN 06 June 2012 Quetta ; In the Broad Day light On 3rd June , The Ongoing Target Killing of Shia Men claimed the lives of Haji Nabi, Mohd.Tariq, Mohd Hassan , Hayat ullah , while they were on the Cement Shop on Sirki Road,Where the same terrorist of LeJ , came and sprayed Bullets on all the Men Present on the scence , due to which all the four of them embraced Martyrdom, while another Shia Men Mohd .Ali s/o Yaqoob Ali was targeted when he reached Saryaab Road Quetta on a Coach from Karachi, he was targeted by the Terrorist of LeJ , who fired Multiple rounds on him , due to which he embraced Martyrdom. Continue reading
JNN 10 Sep 2011 Quetta : Pakistan has completely sealed its borders with Afghanistan along Balochistan and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa since they have been found to be involved in most terror attacks in the country, Interior Minister Rehman Malik said. Continue reading
ISLAMABAD, Aug 13: A military court in Rawalpindi has sentenced to death a former soldier over an attack in 2009 on the Pakistan Army Headquarters (GHQ) and awarded prison terms to the others. Continue reading
JNN 29 June 2011 : Parachinar, in Pakistan’s tribal north west, remains under siege. The only road connecting this district bordering Afghanistan to the rest of Pakistan has been blocked by Taliban fighters since 2007. Continue reading
JNN 12 June 2011 ISLAMABAD: Leon Panetta, chief of the Central Intelligence Agency, left Islamabad on Saturday morning after a meeting with Chief of the Army Staff Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani and ISI head Gen Shuja Pasha, but without a deal on resetting the relationship between the spy agencies. Continue reading
JNN 23 May 2011 : PNS Mehran was attacked by the terrorists ,as about 6 attackers entered the PNS Mehran , by scaling the wall , and cutting the fence above the wall , which was towards Malir Nadee , they immediately took their Postions ,as they were quite trained , any were moving as per plan , but they were pointed out by the watch and ward department of the Base , and on their call the Rapid Response Team , acted immediately and reached the spot , with in 3 mins ,who challenged them and engaged them in the exchange of fire, and put a hard resistance for the terrorists to continue their Plan . Continue reading