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5 foreigner hostages rescued by Pak Army

RAWALPINDI: The Pakistan Army on Thursday recovered five foreign hostages who were kidnapped in Afghanistan in 2012, said a statement released by the ISPR.

The hostages, including a Canadian, his American wife and their three children were rescued from the captivity of terrorists. The foreign nationals were captured in Afghanistan by terrorists, added the Pakistan Army’s media cell.

US intelligence services had been tracking the movement of the hostages and informed their Pakistani partners when the hostages were moved across the Pak-Afghan border into Kurram agency on October 11, 2017. The operation by Pakistani forces, based on actionable intelligence by US authorities, successfully recovered the hostages.

“All hostages were recovered safe and sound and are being repatriated to the country of their origin,” said ISPR.

The Army further said that the successful execution of the hostage-rescue operation underscores the importance of timely intelligence sharing and Pakistan’s continued commitment towards fighting this menace through cooperation between two forces against a common enemy.

Where is Naya Pakistan, PTI has done nothing in KPK

NOWSHERA: Pakistan Peoples Party Co chairman Asif Ali Zardari badly criticized the PTI led government in KPK and asked where is Naya Pakistan, PTI has done nothing in KPK.

While addressing a workers convention in Kamoke, Nowshera on Tuesday, Zardari said they did not do Pakhtuns a favour by helping them secure their identity. But, he added, they just want Pakhtuns to not detach themselves from Pakistan.

“We [just] want Pakistan and [its] Pukhtuns to be respected.”

During his address, Zardari criticised the condition of Nowshera, saying it was where KP Chief Minister Pervez Khattak belonged to but he had not done much for the betterment of his district.

The PPP co-chairperson maintained that people in power in KP were doing politics of pretence and do not actually know what their land and its people want.