22 September 2019

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Friday 20 Junaury,


MULTAN: Two foreigners have been abducted in Multan, Geo News reported

According to initial reports, unknown armed men snatched a couple of foreign workers of a non-government organization (NGO) working in the flood-hit areas of South Punjab.

Eyewitnesses said, the abductors held the kidnapees at gunpoint and forced them to wear Shalwar Kameez (Pakisan's national dress) before taking them away.

One of the abducted foreigners has been reported to be a German and the other an Italian.


Friday 20 Junuary,


A senior operations organizer for Al Qaeda was targeted and killed in one of two US drone strikes in North Waziristan, a US official said.

US and Pakistani sources said that the target of the attack was Aslam Awan, a Pakistani national from Abbottabad. They said he was targeted in a strike by a US-operated drone on Jan. 10 directed at what news reports said was a compound near the town of Miranshah in North Waziristan.

The sources described Awan, who also was known by the nom-de-guerre Abdullah Khorasani, as a significant figure in the remaining core leadership of Al Qaeda.

Pakistani officials could not confirm that Awan was killed in the drone attack, but the US official said he was.



Monday 26 January

Kabul (BNA)
Al Qaeda militants have seized a small town southeast of Yemen's capital Sanaa Sunday in another setback to efforts to restore order after President Ali Abdullah Saleh formally handed over power following almost a year of mass protests against his rule.

A police source and witnesses said the militants met little resistance from a small police force when they entered the town of Radda in al-Baydah province, 170 km (105 miles) from Sanaa, Saturday night, seizing an ancient citadel and mosque.

The capture of Radda expanded al Qaeda control outside the southern province of Abyan, where they have taken over several towns since the uprising against Saleh began.


Underscoring the continued lawlessness in Yemen, a Norwegian working for the United Nations was kidnapped in Sanaa at the weekend, Norway's foreign ministry said.

A tribal source said the Norwegian was abducted by tribesmen from oil-producing Maarib province demanding the release of a suspect accused of killing two members of the security forces.

Residents in Radda, which has a population of around 60,000, said the militants who took over the town were led by Tareq al-Dahab, who had been handed over by Syria to Yemen recently after being detained while trying to slip into Iraq.

Mnday 16 January

Kabul (BNA)

The Supreme Court of Pakistan (SCP) has issued contempt notice to Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani in the NRO implementation case and directed him to appear personally before the bench on January 19.
"In these circumstances, we are left with no option, as a first step, to issue a show cause notice," the notice issued by the seven-member bench stated.

"The prime minister should appear personally in court on Jan. 19."

The notice has been issued to the Pakistan   PM under Section 17. A seven-member larger bench of the SC resumed hearing of National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) Implementation case.

The hearing of the NRO implementation case was adjourned till January 19

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