At least 30 militants were killed today in targeted airstrikes conducted by Pakistan`s military in the restive northwest tribal region, taking the total number of terrorists killed in the army`s all-out offensive against the Taliban to over 260.
A Pakistani lawyer representing jailed doctor Shakil Afridi, who helped track down then al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, today quit citing security threats to his life and indirect interference by the US for his release.
Indian death row convict Sarabjit Singh, who has been languishing in Pakistani jails for years, has claimed in a letter that he is being slow-poisoned and mentally tortured by authorities of Kot Lakhpat jail.
The US has again pressed for the
release of American official Raymond Davis, charged with murder, insisting that the authorities had not
considered eyewitness accounts and physical evidence that
showed he acted in self-defence.
Charging that the country`s
intelligence agencies were indulging in political maneuvering,
Pakistani lawmakers have demanded an audit of their secret
discretionary funds including expenses on covert operations.
Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza
Gilani on Saturday made a strong pitch for the resumption of the
Indo-Pak composite dialogue, saying Pakistan wants good
relations with its neighbours "on the basis of equality".