Security

CJ takes notice of Justice Siddiqui’s startling allegations against security agency

CJ takes notice of Justice Siddiqui’s startling allegations against security agency

Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Sunday took notice of Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui’s startling criticism of the country’s premier intelligence agency a day earlier. Justice Siddiqui, while addressing the Rawalpindi Bar Association on Saturday, had claimed that the agency’s personnel were manipulating judicial proceedings against the Sharif family. “Their [the agency’s] personnel get benches formed at […]

ISPR warns against ‘fake security threats’

ISPR warns against ‘fake security threats’

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Thursday warned that fake security alerts— being attributed to the army’s media wing — for various cities are being circulated on social media. “Fake threat alerts for various cities are being circulated on social media quoting ISPR — no such alerts are issued by the ISPR,” the statement issued by […]

With polls looming, KP police given less than 50pc of funds needed for election day security

With polls looming, KP police given less than 50pc of funds needed for election day security

A severe lack of funds provided to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) police force in the run-up to the elections has raised fears that security arrangements for the polls ─ just six days away ─ in the province will be greatly affected. Police high-ups told DawnNewsTV on Thursday that despite the police department submitting a Rs369 million election […]

Dubious poll role for security forces

Dubious poll role for security forces

EMPOWERED by parliament and constitutionally autonomous, the Election Commission of Pakistan is responsible for organising and conducting the general election. In the discharge of its duties, the ECP is also empowered to request the assistance of the executive and state institutions where it deems assistance necessary. It had been hoped that the first general election to […]

30 Afghan security forces killed in Taliban attacks: officials

30 Afghan security forces killed in Taliban attacks: officials

HERAT, Afghanistan Taliban fighters killed around 30 Afghan security forces in multiple attacks in western Afghanistan, officials said Wednesday, days after the group ended its ceasefire.”More than half of the fatalities came from the ambush and roadside bomb blasts that hit a reinforcement convoy,” Badghis provincial governor Abdul Qhafoor Malikzai told AFP.The other soldiers and […]

Election candidates submit Rs490.2 millions security in national treasury

Election candidates submit Rs490.2 millions security in national treasury

LAHORE ;To participate in the general elections 2018, at least 21482 candidates of national and provincial assemblies from all over the country have submitted a security of about Rs490.2 millions. Nearly Rs180.18 million was submitted by 6063 candidates from National Assembly while Rs.300.83 million were submitted by 15,400 candidates of provincial assemblies. According to the […]

SC asks politicians to arrange for their own security

SC asks politicians to arrange for their own security

ISLAMABAD: The Sup­reme Court on Tuesday advised politicians, particularly the chief of his own faction of the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl, to arrange for their own security, declaring that it would not allow election campaign at the expense of the state.On a suo motu notice, the Supreme Court had taken up the use of luxury vehicles by federal and […]

ECP issues code of conduct for polling staff, security officials for upcoming elections

ECP issues code of conduct for polling staff, security officials for upcoming elections

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday released codes of conduct for “foreign observers”, polling staff and security officials who will be deployed during the upcoming general elections scheduled for July 25. The code of conduct for international observers, who would be arriving in Pakistan during the elections to oversee the polling process, comprises […]

PTI, AML, JUI-F chiefs provided highest number of security officials

PTI, AML, JUI-F chiefs provided highest number of security officials

ISLAMABAD: Imran Khan, Sheikh Rashid Ahmed and Maulana Fazlur Rehman have been provided with the highest number of security officials, at public expense, the government revealed on Monday.Awami Muslim League (AML) President Sheikh Rashid Ahmed has been provided five officials, while Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan and Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) Chairman Fazlur Rehman have […]

Quetta: Security forces kill LeJ terrorist wanted for more than 100 murders

Quetta: Security forces kill LeJ terrorist wanted for more than 100 murders

ISLAMABAD; A notorious militant wanted for more than 100 murders was killed in an intense gunfight with security forces in southwestern Pakistan on Thursday, the military said. Pakistani forces raided the Killi Almas village on the outskirts of Quetta, capital of the restive Balochistan province, based on a tip that there were suicide bombers hiding […]

Shah asks PM Abbasi to explicate national security matters in parliament

Shah asks PM Abbasi to explicate national security matters in parliament

ISLAMABAD :Opposition leader in National Assmebly Syed Khurshid Shah has urged Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to explain the matters related to nation security in parliament. He maintained that the premier should take the parliament into confidence over the decisions taken in “We are all responsible of the matters concerning national security,” Shah uttered. “Words […]

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