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Commander Praises Radar Units' Proper Functioning in Rigi's Capture

Commander Praises Radar Units' Proper Functioning in Rigi's Capture TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iranian air-defense commander on Saturday lauded the excellent performance and the pivotal role of Iran's radar units in the operations for arresting the ringleader of Jundollah terrorist group, Abdolmalek Rigi. "The central and essential role of the air defense units in discovering, identifying and tracing the plane carrying the terrorist Rigi should not be ignored," Deputy Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base for Coordination General Mansourian said. The commander added that experts in radar units could direct Iranian fighter jets in a night operation to force the plane carrying Rig to land at an Iranian airport without even minor problem. On February 23, Iran announced that it has arrested ringleader of Jundollah terrorist group Abdolmalek Rigi after intensive and long term intelligence and security operations. Iran's security officers grounded the plane

Rajpura Sikh recounts terror in Baluchistan

Aman Sood Posted online: Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010 at 0545 hrs Rajpura : He left Pakistan’s province of Baluchistan almost 15 years ago, but his traumatic experience under the shadow of terror unleashed by religious extremists still haunts him. After the recent beheading of Sikhs in Pakistan, 55-year old Lakshman Singh recalls how they were left with no option but to leave everything and migrate to India.Settled in Rajpura with family, Lakshman Singh came to Punjab in 1996 following brutalities against non-Muslims. He says killing of Sikhs like Jaspal Singh, who was beheaded on Sunday, is commonplace in Pakistan and such incidents are now coming out in the open because the present-day media is reporting them. “I have lived there (in Pakistan) for nearly 40 years and understand well what it is like to be a Sikh in Pakistan. We cannot practice our religion there and have to get permission to hold functions like weddings. Gurdwaras are opened only on special days. The local government doe

Love birds brought to court

Published: March 13, 2010 QUETTA - A couple contracting love marriage in Nasirabad district of Balochistan were brought to court of Judicial Magistrate-iv amid tight security here on Friday. Akthar Hussain and his wife Hasina Bibi who were living in Dar-ul-Iman for the last one month were brought to court in an armoured vehicle amid strict security. They appeared before the court of Judicial Magistrate where Hasina Bibi stated that she had got married with Akthar Hussain on December 1, last year and wanted to live with her husband.She requested for proper security. The court allowed Hasina Bibi to go with her husband Akthar Hussain.The couple was taken back to Dar-ul-Iman aimed tight security.The representatives of Ministry of Human Rights were also present.On the occasion, Akthar Hussain said that their lives were in danger from their relatives and they wanted to be shifted to other safer place.He demanded of the government for protection.

Judicial commission to probe Khuzdar blasts

Published: March 13, 2010 QUETTA-The Balochistan Government has formed a Judicial Commission headed by a judge of Balochistan High Court (BHC) to probe into the bomb blasts in Khuzdar Engineering University, in which two students were killed and more than 20 others wounded. According to official sources, following the directives of Balochistan govt the Provincial Home and Tribal Affairs Department had issued a notification for constituting a commission of inquiry into the bomb blasts incident in Khuzdar Engineering University. The sources said that Justice Ghulam Mustafa Mengal would head the commission which would review different aspects of the incident and submit its report to the provincial govt within 15 days.Two students of Khuzdar Engineer University, namely Junaid Baloch and Sikandar Baloch were killed and more than 20 were wounded in two bomb blasts on March 2, during a cultural show.The killing of students was widely condemned in Balochistan. Besides shutter down and wheel

2 grenade attacks hit Quetta, Khuzdar

Published: March 14, 2010 QUETTA - Windowpanes of the several houses were scattered in two separate hand grenade attacks in Quetta and Khuzdar towns of Balochistan on Saturday night.In the first incident, unknown armed men lobbed a hand grenade on the house located at Phase-II of Shahbaz town of Quetta. Hand grenade landed inside the house and exploded smashing windowpanes of the house and other nearby buildings. Nobody was injured in the attack. In the second similar incident, unidentified people riding a motorbike hurled grenade on the house owned by Liaquat in Khuzdar town, some 360 kilometers away from Quetta. The blast shattered the windowpanes of the house and caused panic among the residents of the area. No group has claimed responsibility for the hand grenade attacks so far. Police has registered separate cases of both incidents and started investigations

Rehman Malik sees India’s hand behind Balochistan unrest

ISLAMABAD, Mar 12 (APP): Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said there is a solid evidence of Indian involvement in Balochistan law and order situation and the government is taking up this matter diplomatically with the Indian government. Talking to media persons here Friday at Parliament House, he said, “We are not levelling mere allegations against India but have solid evidence of Indian involvement in Balochistan. The weapons recovered from various areas were also Indian made, he added. Rehman Malik said Afghanistan’s soil was also being used for destablization of Balochistan and Afghan President Hamid Karzai has given commitment that Afghan soil would not be used against Pakistan. Replying to a question, the minister said there was no target killing going on in Karachi but it was a conspiracy to pitch religious groups against each other. He warned banned sectarian outfits not to mar the peaceful atmosphere of Karachi otherwise stern action would be taken against them.Lauding the