Tag: Security

Tribesmen resent Muharram security measures in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: The tribesmen on Friday rejected the district administration's security plane for the Muharram citing that it would deny them entry to the metropolitan.
They said it was discriminatory decision as it implied as if all the tribesmen were terrorist or saboteurs. On 24 November, the district administration had imposed Section-144 and banned wall-chalking, use of tinted glasses in the vehicle, pillion-riding and brandishing weapons at the public places.

Security protocol being ignored in issuing visas to Americans

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Embassy in Washington is issuing visas to Americans intending to travel to Islamabad, ignoring all the clearance requirements set by the country's security agencies.
"There was a need to resolve a months-long row between Washington and Islamabad over the delay in visa issuance by both sides, which lasted up until August this year that led to the decision by the Presidency to empower Ambassador to US Hussain Haqqani to start issuing visas to Americans on

EU will assist Pakistani security agencies

ISLAMABAD: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) regarding the programme 'Civilian Capacity Building for Law-Enforcement in Pakistan' aimed at assisting Pakistan for capacity building of its law enforcement agencies and to enhance the capability of the National Counter-Terrorism Authority (NACTA) was signed between the European Union (EU) and Pakistan on Wednesday.
According to MoU, EU would provide technical assistance to build the capacity of provincial police forces in Khyber

Shahbaz, Malik call on army chief to discuss security

ISLAMABAD: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Wednesday called on Army Chief General Ashfaq Kayani to discuss the country's security, with emphasis on counter-terrorism efforts by the military and provincial law enforcement agencies.
"Shahbaz called on the army chief and whenever he meets General Kayani the discussion is only on the security situation," Senator Pervez Rashid told Pakistan Today. A security official said the army chief discussed matters pertaining to the law

IGP determined to ensure security during Moharram

LAHORE: Punjab Inspector General of Police (IGP) Tariq Saleem Dogar on Tuesday said law and order should be maintained at all cost during the month of Muharram.
He issued directives while addressing Regional Police Officers' conference in Central Police Office. RPOs from across the province and the CCPO Lahore attended the conference and briefed the IG about security arrangements in their respective areas in Muharram.
The IGP said no one should be allowed to carry weapons

German Reichstag partly closed after security scare

BERLIN: The Reichstag in Berlin was closed for tourists on Monday following reports of a plot by Islamist extremists to attack the German parliament building.
One of Germany's most popular tourist attractions, the cupola on the Reichstag is visited by some three million tourists each year. On Monday, only groups with an advance booking were allowed through police barricades set up outside.
A spokesman for the Reichstag offered no explanation for the closing of tourist

Meeting reviews Sindh PA’s security today

KARACHI: In light of the recent terrorist attack on the Crime Investigation Department (CID) office, the provincial assembly speaker has called a high-level meeting at the Sindh Assembly Secretariat today to review security arrangements for the assembly premises, Pakistan Today has learnt.
After the devastating bombing of the CID headquarters that left at least 17 people dead, security at all government installations including the assembly premises had been put on high alert.

Increase in security required

Bosses behind the Twilight movies have stepped up security to protect stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart at their shoot in Louisiana to make sure no over-zealous fans get near the set.
The actors are currently working on the two-part finale of the vampire series, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, and filming was moved to Baton Rouge, Louisiana this week.
The cast will be shooting scenes at the Raleigh Studios lot and producers have asked for a drastic increase in

Zardari House under security blanket following Taliban threats

ISLAMABAD: Following the gruesome bomb blast at the CID building in Karachi on Thursday, security has been further tightened around Zardari House, located in the heart of metropolis in sector F-8/3 following Taliban warnings of attacking the premises.
Well-placed sources said the entire street had been declared a "Red Zone" and no one would be allowed to enter the premises without methodical checking. It was also learnt that following the Taliban threats, all kinds of political

Pakistani rep reaches Argentina for nuclear security summit

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's chief negotiator on nuclear security summit process and Ambassador to China Masood Khan reached Buenos Aires for attending the two-day Nuclear Security Summit Sherpa meeting that started on Tuesday, according to a news release, released by the media department.
Representatives from 47 countries and three international organizations are taking part in the meeting that is being co-chaired by representatives of the United States, host of the first Nuclear

Indian home minister reviews security on Kashmir visit

SRINAGAR: India's Home Minister P Chidambaram reviewed the security situation in Indian-held Kashmir on Sunday in the face of months of deadly protests against Indian occupation that have left over 100 people dead.
Chidambaram held a series of meetings with Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and top security and intelligence officials, a spokesman said.
It was Chidambaram's first visit to the state since June 11 when a 17-year-old student was killed by a police teargas

Kayani, Shahbaz meet, discuss security matters

ISLAMABAD: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Ashfaq Pervez Kayani on Saturday and discussed security-related issues.
An official, seeking anonymity, said that the Punjab CM apprised the COAS about the steps being taken in Punjab for improving the law and order situation and security measures taken at shrines in wake of the bombing at the shrine of Hazrat Baba Farid Ganj Shakar in Pakpattan.
Shahbaz also apprised Kayani about proposals

Afghanistan determined to dissolve security firms: Karzai

President Hamid Karzai Sunday stood by his pledge to dissolve private security firms in Afghanistan after Washington called for a solution to allow them to continue for a transition period.
"The government of Afghanistan is firm on its decision to dissolve these companies and wants the practical and genuine cooperation of the international community in implementing it," Karzai said at a meeting with senior Western officials in Kabul.
Karzai has ordered private

US must rein in private security firms: UN experts

GENEVA: A UN expert group on mercenaries on Tuesday urged the United States to exercise stronger official control over private security contractors in Afghanistan.
The UN Working Group on the use of mercenaries welcomed a US Senate committee report this month which found that Washington had failed to manage those hired to provide security under contracts worth billions of dollars, with disastrous results.
However, the chairman of the UN body, Alexander Nikitin, said it was

US finalising $2b security aid package for Pakistan

LAHORE: The Obama administration is giving final touches to a security assistance package totalling $2 billion over five years to help Pakistan fight extremists on its border with Afghanistan.
The aid is expected to be announced later this week when officials are in Washington to hold high-level strategic talks, US officials and diplomatic sources told CNN. The package aims at addressing the country's insistence that it does not have the capability to go after terrorists and

‘T20 cricketers’ security compromised’

Board's security advisor Colonel (r) Waseem not cooperating with police to improve security arrangements
Had exchanged hot words with police when terrorists attacked worship place of Ahmedis at Model Town
Personal differences between the Model Town Police and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Security Advisor Colonel (r) Waseem have left a question mark on the security being provided to the Faysal Bank T20 tournament, Pakistan Today learnt on Thursday. According