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terror-networks-operating-from-pakistani-soil-dismantled-nisarThe Express Tribun:

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Published: August 24, 2015

 

ISLAMABAD:

A day after an improvised explosive device blew up in Bajaur agency killing a Pakistan Peoples Party leader, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar on Monday claimed that all terror networks in the country, whether acting domestically or otherwise, had been dismantled. Providing details of the National Action Plan (NAP) and action taken against extremism in the country, Nisar said that the country was more secure today.

 

“For the first time in 30 years, no terrorist network is operating from Pakistani soil,” the interior minister claimed while addressing a press briefing after a cabinet meeting in Islamabad. Urging the media to refrain from unnecessarily analysing the civil-military ties, he assured that the working relationship had never been better, adding it was their working relationship which had resulted in the successful implementation of NAP.

 

Giving an historical overview, Nisar said militancy had been on the up since 2006, peaking after the army’s 2009 operations in Swat and Waziristan, with 2010 being the worst year in terms of terrorism, when 2,061 terrorist attacks were recorded in the country. Attacks were down to 695 in 2015, compared to 1,444 in 2006. Flanked by Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid, Nisar said of the 20 points of NAP, they had recorded progress in registration of SIMs, action against armed militias, action against criminals in Karachi — where crime has gone down by 70%, crackdown on proscribed organisations, as well as progress on the Balochistan issue. He said over 62,000 combing operations were conducted in the past nine months, in which over 68,000 suspects were detained.

 

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“For the first time in 30 years, no terrorist network is operating from Pakistani soil,” the interior minister claimed while addressing a press briefing after a cabinet meeting in Islamabad.

Wrong Again Bosco!

 

Pakistan: Militants storm airport, kill engineer and kidnap another

Syed Ali Shah and Sophia Saifi

Sun August 30, 2015

 

Quetta, Pakistan (CNN)Six armed militants stormed Pakistan's Jiwani Airport on Sunday, killing an engineer, a local official said.

 

The assailants who escaped unharmed also kidnapped another engineer, said Bashir Ahmed, a senior district-level official in Balochistan province.

 

The attack happened in Pakistan's southwestern port city of Gwadar, an area in which Baloch insurgents have been operating.

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