In Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district, grenades were hurled at soldiers during a cordon and search operation on August 17. Notably, this is the second such attack in recent times. Following the attack, security has been tightened in the area. However, the terrorists were captured since they escaped taking advantage of the dark environment. Further information on the matter are awaited.
China is planning to set up a military outpost in Pakistan, to protect its own interests. China aims at expanding its influence in Central Asia through the Pakistan-Afghanistan route. As per reports, China has made strategic investments of at least USD 60 billion. Also, Pakistan is not just financial dependent on China, but is also dependent on China for military and diplomatic affairs.
A passenger bus collided with an oil tanker in Pakistan's Punjab province, killing at least 20 passengers and injuring six more. The bus was transporting 26 persons, including a driver and conductor, from Lahore to Karachi. The tragedy happened on a highway in Multan and was apparently caused by overspeeding. After the accident, both the bus and the tanker caught fire, killing up to 18 passengers on the spot.
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The rain situation has worsened in Pakistan's Balochistan, with ten more deaths having been recorded in the past three days, on August 15. The heavy downpour has wrecked havoc to infrastructure including houses, bridges and roads. Flash floods have damaged over 200 houses in Qila Abdullah, informed Geo News. The recent rains induced by the Monsoon season has destroyed over 1000 houses in Balochistan.
In the Bhilwara and Pali districts of Rajasthan, police have arrested two persons for allegedly spying for a Pakistani intelligence agency. Reportedly, Narayan Lal Gadri (27) and Kuldeep Singh Shekhawat (24) were in touch with ISI via social media. DGP Umesh Mishra said that the duo was sending confidential information in greed for money. Further details on the matter are awaited.
In Pakistan's Balochistan province, the number of Cholera cases is on a rise in Zhob district. After consuming contaminated water in the aforementioned district, two children reportedly lost their lives, and a dozen others fell sick. Reportedly, the water supple has badly been affected in Balochistan due to rain-induces floods, giving rise to water-borne infections. Notably, Cholera and Diarrhea cases have gone up due to flash floods in… read-more
At United Nations Security Council meeting on terrorism on August 9, India slammed China and Pakistan. Ambassador Ruchira Kamboj chastised both for "double standards" and "hypocrisy." "It is most regrettable that genuine and evidence-based listing proposals pertaining to some of the most notorious terrorists in the world are being placed on hold," India's Ambassador stated, referring to "practice of placing holds and blocks on listing… read-more
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Punjab police has tightened security in the state's Pathankot region, ahead of preparations of India's 75th Independence Day. Pathankot is a district that shares international borders with Pakistan. According to Senior Superintendent of Pathankot police, the personnel have all "geared up for security". Pathankot also shares state borders with J… read-more
CCTV footage showing a security guard kicking a pregnant woman is going viral, gaining criticism and lash from netizens of India. Happened in Pakistan's Gulistan-e-Johar outside an apartment building, a security guard brutally harassed and assaulted a woman, which triggered an outrage. Furthermore, the police arrested the security guard and gave the necessary medical treatment to the woman, who was found lying unconscious outside the… read-more
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In Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, four army soldiers died in a suicide blast at a military convoy in the Mir Ali area, on August 9. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), intelligence agencies are on a lookout to identify the suicide bomber, his handlers and facilitators. Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif expressed his grief over the incident, and assured to eliminate terrorism from the country.