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Friday, 30 March 2012 06:47

35 militants killed in Upper Orakzai

Friday 30 March 20121

PESHAWAR: Pakistn  Security forces gunned down 35 militants in fresh clashes in Upper Orakzai areas while one troop was also killed Friday, .

According to the  sources, Pak security forces conducted clearance operation in Balaras and Khadezai areas of Upper Orakzai where 35 militants were killed. One security man also lost his life while four others got injured during the operation against extremists.

Security forces have taken control of Balaras area.

Thursday, 29 March 2012 12:43

MCC mull Afghanistan tour

Thursday 29 March 2012,

Thu LONDON: Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) are contemplating a tour of Afghanistan, the club's president said on Wednesday, indicating that a visit to the country  was more likely than a trip to neighbouring Pakistan.

MCC, which owns Lord's Cricket Ground, known globally as the "home of cricket", has played its part in supporting Afghan cricket by helping provide pitches in the capital Kabul, organising fixtures against the national side and coaching players.

Touring teams from the club, which used to run English cricket but still retains worldwide responsibility for the sport's Laws or rules, usually comprise former professional cricketers alongside promising club players.

"I am going to Afghanistan to look at Kabul and the cricket pitches we have put in," MCC president Phillip Hodson told BBC radio's Test Match Special programme on Wednesday. "Then I will go to Lahore as a private citizen.

"I think there is much more chance of taking a team to Afghanistan than there is to Pakistan. I think we could do something in Afghanistan and I don't think it will be long away."

Afghanistan is an emerging country in cricket terms and its national team has made dramatic progress in recent years, going from the equivalent of a standing start to competing alongside the sport's leading teams.

This month Afghanistan again qualified for the 2012 World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka, having competed in the 2010 edition in the West Indies.

Further details of touring plans may emerge after the MCC's annual general meeting in May

rsday 29 March 2012,

Thursday, 29 March 2012 12:37

General James departs Pakistan

Thursday 29,March 2012

ISLAMABAD: General James Mattis, Commander of US Central Command, departed Pakistan on Thursday after a series of meetings with senior Pakistani leaders.

While here, he and General John Allen, Commander of NATO’s International Security Assistance Force, discussed with Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani and other senior military officials a wide range of common security issues, to include militant network activities and improving cross-border cooperation.

General Mattis acknowledged the sacrifices made by the Pakistani military in their fight against violent extremists, and offered his condolences for Pakistani military personnel who have fallen in support of that cause.

This was the first visit by a senior US military official since last winter. General Mattis and General Allen were grateful for the time afforded them by their Pakistani counterparts and reaffirmed the importance of the US-Pakistani security relationship – not only to ongoing operations in Afghanistan but also to regional stability

Thursday, 29 March 2012 12:35

Doctor who helped track bin Laden sacked

Thrusday, March 29 ,2012.

PESHAWAR: Pakistan on Thursday sacked a government surgeon recruited by the CIA to help track Al-Qaeda terror leader Osama bin Laden, officials said.

Doctor Shakeel Afridi was sacked on disciplinary grounds by the government in northwest province Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, where bin Laden was killed during a clandestine US raid last May.

"The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has issued a notification of dismissal of Dr Shakeel Afridi," provincial health secretary Ashfaq Khan told AFP.

Seventeen other medics who worked on the same fake vaccination programme set up by the CIA in a bid to confirm bin Laden was living in the city of Abbottabad have already been sacked, he added.

Fifteen women health workers were dismissed last August, and a woman doctor and an assistant coordinator were sacked on March 17, Khan said

Thrusday, March 29 ,2012.



WASHINGTON: Chairman of US Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin E Dempsey told reporters that he had spoken with Pakistan Army chief General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani at least five times since the Salala incident in which 24 Pakistani soldiers were killed in a Nato air raid.

Dempsey was responding to questions on the meeting in Pakistan on Wednesday where Gen James Mattis, Commander of US Central Command and Gen. John Allen, commander of US and Nato forces in Afghanistan, met Gen Ashfaq Pervez Kayani.

It was the highest level-military meeting between the two countries since a November 26 cross-border Nato air raid.

Dempsey said the US wanted to reset military-to-military relationship with Pakistan including working the border issues and reopening the ground supply lines through Pakistan to Afghanistan.

“We want to rebuild the trust and confidence between our two militaries,” General Dempsey said.

Gen Dempsey said he believes the two militaries can discuss what must be done in Pakistan’s federally administered tribal areas to improve the situation in both Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Wednesday, 28 March 2012 14:40

Graveyard Of Koshanian Era Discovers

Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Baghlan (BNA) Afghan archeologists have succeeded to discover a graveyard which belongs to Koshanian era in Baghlan province this morning. 
This graveyard has been discovered during excavations of Afghan archeologists in Dasht-i-Kelagai, Doshi district. 
The graveyard discovered this morning, and has tens of graves from Koshanian time. 
Researcher Ketab Khan Faizi in charge of archeological team of the ministry of information and culture in Baghlan said to BNA, As per primary assessment of them, this graveyard belongs to Koshanian. 
Koshanian era reached to the first-fifth AC century.
Meanwhile, Nezamuddin Tokhi care-taker of information and culture Dept. of Baghlan told this news agency, they started investigations on this historical graveyard. 
Afghanistan having thousands year of history, consistently witnesses of huge civilizations.
The discovered relics from different parts of this country show the civilized of the homeland.

Wednesday, 28 March 2012 11:11

11 Militants Killed In Badakhshan

Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Security forces during an operation in Yakhshira area of Wardoj village last night had killed 11 Taliban rebels, injured three and captured three others, deputy to provincial police chief Sakhidad Haidary said.
The militant’s group commander Alam Noor is also among those killed during the operation, the official further said.
There were no casualties on security forces in the eight hour operation wrapped up at 04:00 a.m. local time.

Wednesday, 28 March 2012 11:10

14 Armed Militants Killed

Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Security forces have eliminated 14 armed militants in some parts of the country over the past 24 hours during a series of operations, Interior Ministry said in a statement yesterday.
Police in the operations backed by other security organs and conducted in Kabul, Nangarhar, Nimroz, Helmand, Ghazni and Paktia provinces, four militants were injured and seven others made captive.
A number of arms and ammunitions including explosive materials have also been sized by the security forces, it further said.
Police in Kabul have detained four persons on charge of involvement in criminal activities and 9 kg opium discovered in Nimroz province the other day and police arrested two people in this case.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Border Police have seized 5,000 pieces of mines and 2,000 kg explosive from Zalai village of Shurabak district last night.
These devices according to security officials would have been used against Afghan and NATO forces.
The contrabands were placed in two tractors to be taken on Kandahar city, press department of police said.
The drivers of both tractors were killed in clash with police.

Wednesday, 28 March 2012 09:31

9 Armed Militants Killed In Paktika

Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Kabul (BNA) As many as nine armed insurgents were killed in a joint Afghan and foreign forces operation in Paktika province yesterday.
The operation, according to the Corps 203 Thundar, was conducted in Satarga village of Gayan district during which nine armed Taliban were also killed.
No casualties on security forces and civilians had so far been reported.