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Peshawar: Although the police department is considered the most corrupt institution of Pakistan, still there are some people in the department who could astonish people with their honesty and dignity.

Police constable Ayaz Mian  is one of them. He  unbelievably returned a bag filled with currency notes of Rs 5.5 million to, its owner.

According to reports, Ayaz Mian, a police constable and a resident of Matta area of Swat valley, found a bag of currency notes from a road and took it to his home.

The same day the constable heard the voice of owner of the money, who requested the people through loud speaker to help him find the money.

Mian came out of his home and after thorough inquest handed the currency to its real owner and excused from taking a half a million reward offered by the man, whose face was blushing with happiness to find the money back.

The upright cop received accolade from people of Pakistan, who kept sharing his photo on social networking website Facebook for the last couple of days.

 

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Peshawar: At least seven security men have been killed and four others injured in a blast in Khyber Agency, official sources said on Thursday.

 The sources said that the blast took place in Qambr Abad area of the Khyber Agency near Afghan border. They said a bomb planted along the roadside  targeted the soldiers.

The dead and injured were taken to a near by hospital. Heavy contingent of forces rushed to the sport and cordoned of the area.

Pakistan has lost more than lives of 5000 people, including security personnel and civilians during its efforts against extremists.

On the other hand the US and its allies keep squeezing the nuclear armed South Asian nation to do more.

Pakistan has suffered loss of live more than the US and its western allies fighting against the Taliban in neighboring Afghanistan.

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Miranshah: At least four people were killed and two others injured when a US drone fired missiles on a house in North Waziristan, Pakistan’s tribal area bordering Afghanistan, sources said on Tuesday.

The Sources said that the unmanned plane fired two missiles on a house in Shawal area of the agency.

“Fear prevailed in the area as more drones were still flying in the air,” they added.

Drone strikes have become a regular tactic of United States to target North Waziristan, a safe heaven for the militants to launch attacks against US led coalition forces in Afghanistan.

It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistan’s Parliament have passed a resolution which demanded United State (US) to halt drone strikes inside Pakistani territory as it is violation of International law.

Source : The News Tribe

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Army Chief General Ashfaq Kayani (R) and Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Khalid Shameem Wynne.

ISLAMABAD, June 15: In the strongest response yet to American strong-arm tactics, the Pakistan military on Friday said it would not accept any pressure to abandon the stance taken in negotiations with the United States.

“We will accept no pressure for standing up for our principles,” said Gen Khalid Shameem Wynne, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC), at a graduation ceremony of National Security and War Course at the National Defence University.

The comments came amid intensifying tensions between Islamabad and Washington. While US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta’s ridiculing of Pakistani security forces in India and the remarks on presence of safe havens in tribal areas wasn’t helpful, what incensed the military top brass was his backing for restrictions on military aid for Pakistan.

Secretary Panetta had said that “We (US) are reaching the limits of our patience here” for what is said to be Pakistan’s tolerance for Haqqani network and other militant groups running insurgency from sanctuaries in tribal areas.

But Gen Wynne categorically denied this allegation in his speech at the defence university. “We are combating wholeheartedly the menace of extremism and terrorism so as to banish them from our society. The people and the armed forces of Pakistan have taken up this challenge and our soldiers as well as innocent civilians are sacrificing their lives for this cause. We seek nothing beyond secure frontiers and pose no threat to any country,” the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff committee underscored.

The general used the occasion to remind the Americans that there could be no peace without a resolution of the Kashmir issue.

“I must also point out that as long as regional disputes, especially Kashmir, remain unresolved, stability will remain a distant dream. We must therefore continue for a just solution of the Kashmir dispute as it is only fair to all the people who dwell in this region.”

Talks on a new transit agreement for Nato supplies, meanwhile, have been suspended since last week. Both Pakistan and the US have separately said that the negotiations stalled because of bigger issues in relationship and not just because of differences over transit fee.

Diplomatic sources in the United States now blame Pakistan for blocking the Nato supply route deal by raising afresh the apology issue, claiming that all issues had been settled during and after the Chicago summit.

The downward trajectory in bilateral relationship, which started in January last year, when CIA operative Raymond Davis shot dead two young men in Lahore, aggravated with the Osama bin Laden denouement and then the Salala border post attacks in which 24 Pakistani soldiers were killed.

The US disregard of demands for an apology over the Salala incident and cessation of drone attacks has made matters worse.

The Americans, on the other side, are frustrated with Pakistan’s perceived failure to act against the Haqqani network and other Taliban-affiliated terror groups based in the tribal areas. Conviction of Dr Shakeel Afridi, who helped CIA hunt Osama bin Laden, has added to the fury in Washington. The government’s clarification that Dr Afridi had been sentenced to 33 years for collaborating with the outlawed Lashkar-i-Islam failed to pacify US leaders.

In the backdrop of a rift with Pakistan, the US has encouraged India to play a bigger role in Afghanistan and has also launched a trilateral mechanism involving Kabul.

Although the agenda is limited to development, unlike the trilateral process with Islamabad that covers peace and security, the new arrangement is set to anger the Pakistani military, which has been sceptical of Indian involvement in Afghanistan.

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Pakistan’s most revered social worker has been given round-the-clock protection against an alleged Taliban threat, officials said Friday.

Abdul Sattar Edhi, 85, runs the country’s largest charity, which operates hundreds of ambulances and shelters for women, children and the destitute.

Described as a “living saint” for his modest lifestyle and charitable crusade, Edhi has won international peace awards and is one of Pakistan’s most popular figures.

But for the first time he now has round-the-clock police protection in Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city of 18 million where he is based.

“There is a threat to him by Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), which wants to kidnap him and use him to get their detained militants released in exchange,” a Pakistani security official told AFP on condition of anonymity.

Two armed policemen, who each work a 12-hour shift, have been going everywhere with Edhi since June 5, the official said.

Aslam Khan, a senior police official, said “a letter containing a hit-list has been intercepted, which includes Edhi and two police officials, including me,” he said.

Khan and Rao Anwar, the other police official on the alleged hit list, have both narrowly escaped bomb attacks in Karachi claimed by the TTP.

Khan’s house was flattened by a powerful bomb on September 19, 2011, while he was sleeping. He escaped unhurt but eight people were killed.

Anwar was in an armoured personnel carrier on April 5 when it was rammed by a motorcyclist laden with explosives, killing four people.

Edhi said he was carrying on regardless. “I have accepted the guards, but that won’t deter me from doing my job to serve my people,” he told AFP.

But Edhi’s son and deputy, Faisal, told AFP that the Taliban had visited his father’s office on June 6 to assure him that he was not a target.

“They told my father that they respect him and admire whatever he does, and won’t target him ever,” Faisal told AFP.

 

Pakistan’s most revered social worker has been given round-the-clock protection against an alleged Taliban threat, officials said Friday.

Abdul Sattar Edhi, 85, runs the country’s largest charity, which operates hundreds of ambulances and shelters for women, children and the destitute.

Described as a “living saint” for his modest lifestyle and charitable crusade, Edhi has won international peace awards and is one of Pakistan’s most popular figures.

But for the first time he now has round-the-clock police protection in Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city of 18 million where he is based.

“There is a threat to him by Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), which wants to kidnap him and use him to get their detained militants released in exchange,” a Pakistani security official told AFP on condition of anonymity.

Two armed policemen, who each work a 12-hour shift, have been going everywhere with Edhi since June 5, the official said.

Aslam Khan, a senior police official, said “a letter containing a hit-list has been intercepted, which includes Edhi and two police officials, including me,” he said.

Khan and Rao Anwar, the other police official on the alleged hit list, have both narrowly escaped bomb attacks in Karachi claimed by the TTP.

Khan’s house was flattened by a powerful bomb on September 19, 2011, while he was sleeping. He escaped unhurt but eight people were killed.

Anwar was in an armoured personnel carrier on April 5 when it was rammed by a motorcyclist laden with explosives, killing four people.

Edhi said he was carrying on regardless. “I have accepted the guards, but that won’t deter me from doing my job to serve my people,” he told AFP.

But Edhi’s son and deputy, Faisal, told AFP that the Taliban had visited his father’s office on June 6 to assure him that he was not a target.

“They told my father that they respect him and admire whatever he does, and won’t target him ever,” Faisal told AFP.

 

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LAHORE – Nuclear scientist Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan has said Pakistan is capable of shooting down US drones with Hamza Missile.

“Drones are allowed to kill Pakistanis for dollars and the US pilotless aircraft can be struck down with Hamza Missile,” he said while addressing the Lahore Bar Association (LBA) at Aiwan-e-Adl on Wednesday. “It is a responsibility of the armed forces to counter such strikes as they have taken oath to defend the country at any cost,” he asserted.

Dr Khan took a swipe at the rulers for their failure to cater to challenges facing the nation. “A nuclear state can fix problems such as energy crisis, unemployment and lawlessness provided the rulers show sincerity.”

The scientist rapped politicians for, what he called, their gimmicks to win public support, saying that “all the sectors concerned have been playing tricks to fool the masses. The government and friendly opposition, as the critics say, have joined hands to damage the country.”

Criticising the judiciary, Dr Khan said: “Why did the apex court give ambiguous verdicts and why no action was taken against those who defied the court orders? He said the court has been losing its sanctity by issuing such orders. He went on: “The Supreme Court should give explicit verdicts and the educated class and lawyers should join hands to defeat the proponents of kleptocracy.”

Dr Khan urged the youth to come forward and play their role to knock out corruption. He deemed Lahore as a herald of change, saying that the city witnessed the historic movements including the Pakistan Movement, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto’s struggle against dictator, fight for the restoration of judiciary.

He called upon the Lahoriites to once again play their part in putting the country on right track.

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Faisalabad: “God made me perfect”, says Mohammad Qamar Nizami, a 30-year-old senior accountant who was born with a physical handicap. “Out of the millions of people God created, if He created me a bit different, He also gave me the strength to work with my condition. Disability is a state of mind, not a physical flaw” he adds. As the oldest of 5 siblings, Nizami understood his responsibility towards his family early on in life and did not let his disability hinder in any of his ambitions. Setting forth with courage and positivity, Nizami has achieved all the success an exemplary person would. Not only does he support his family, but his life is so abundant that he is able to help other people living with disabilities set up their lives. Nizami is an example of how having the right attitude can mean the difference between being able and disable.

Courtesy by : Mera Passion Pakistan

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