Pakistan : It is all happening within a matter of days. The Supreme Court has finally said that Yakub Menon involved in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts should hang.
The Pakistani police have killed the head of the banned group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi as he attempted to escape custody in Punjab province. Malik Ishaq, along with his two sons Usman and Haq Nawaz, and 11 others, were killed in an exchange of fire with police personnel late on Tuesday night, the police said. At least six policemen were injured in the encounter.
Taliban leader Mullah Omar died two years ago in Pakistan, Afghanistan government has said. A Presidential office spokesperson said on Wednesday that the reclusive leader of the Taliban movement that has waged armed struggle against the government died in April 2013.
“The government of Afghanistan believes that grounds for the Afghan peace talks are more paved now than before, and thus calls on all armed opposition groups to seize the opportunity and join the peace process,” said the government in a formal statement.