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16 dead as passenger van falls into ravine in Battagram

BATTAGRAM: At least sixteen people were killed, whereas several others sustained injuries when a passenger van fell into a deep ravine near Kot Gala in Battagram here on Tuesday. Rescue and emergency services rushed to the site of the tragic accident and kick started their work. ...

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CM Khattak demands PM for control of electricity producing units

PESHAWAR: As the electricity crisis is deepning in the country, Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Pervez Khattak has written a letter to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif demanding complete control of electricity producing units of KP.  In a letter, CM Khattak also demanded of the Prime Minister for payment of pending dues and distribution of assets to the province of KP. Pervez Khattak stated 11 demands in his letter. He has...

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Three shot dead in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: Unidentified gunmen killed three persons in a house in Rasheed Garhi area of Peshawar on Tuesday. Unknown accused enter in a house near Rasheed Garhi Chowk in Peshawar and opened fire at the people in the house killing three persons on the spot, police said. Dead bodies of the victims have been transferred to hospital for post mortem. Police has initiated investigation into the incident.  ...

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DG FDMA Arshad Khan removed

PESHAWAR: Director General FATA Disaster Management (FDMA) Arshad Khan has been removed from his position. The DG FDMA was removed by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Sardar Mehtab Abbasi for failure to provide adequate facilities to internally displaced persons (IDPs). According to a government notification, the decision was taken by Governor Abbasi when he met with Chief of Waziristan Malik Nasirullah during his recent visit to Bannu....

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Sirajul Haq asks for rehabilitation of NWA IDPs after claims of clearing area from militants

PESHAWAR: Central Ameer of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Sirajul Haq has said that the army operation in North Waziristan would be detrimental to the country and the nation if prolonged. Talking to media after distributing relief goods among the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) of North Waziristan in Peshawar, Sirajul Haq said the tribesmen were the defendants of the border. They had kept their promises made to Quaid-e-Azam but the government...

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PTI leader passes away in road accident in Tank

TANK: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa leader Anwar Kamal lost his life in a road mishap in Tank on Monday. According to the family sources, the accident occurred on Station Road in Tank area where Anwar Kamal’s car had a head-on collision with a van that killed the PTI leader. Two passers-by were also injured in the road mishap who were shifted to a nearby hospital for treatment. The funeral prayers of the...

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KP Health Dept. establishes 11 medical camps for IDPs

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Department has set up eleven medical camps in Bannu, Dera Ismail Khan and Lakki Marwat Districts to provide medical facilities to the IDPs from North Waziristan Agency. According to Provincial Health Department, five camps are working in Bannu, four in Dera Ismail Khan and two in Lakki Marwat. Besides medical checkup, the patients are also being provided medicines free of cost. Nine ambulances...

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K-P police prepare list of Afghan refugees involved in serious crimes

PESHAWAR: The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) police prepared a 4000-person list of Afghan refugees involved in serious crimes on Monday. According to the list, at least a thousand of these refugees were involved in acts of terrorism while more than 3,000 were involved in acts of murder, attempted murder, robberies and other crimes. It was reported that the list has been sent to various police stations in the province and a plan of action...

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Malala Day being observed today

SWAT: Pakistan like the world over observing Malala Day today (Monday) as announced by the United Nations to mark the Day on the birthday of Malala Yousufzai. This year, July 14 marks an occasion that the terrorists never wanted to happen: Malala turns another year older and completes another year of school. Malala Yousafzai, an international youth advocate for the education and advancement of women was born in July 1997 in Swat,...

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Moderate quake jolts Swat, Pak-Afghan border

PESHAWAR: A mild earthquake jolted Pak-Afghan border, Swat and its adjoining areas on Sunday. According to officials, the magnitude of the quake was recorded as 5.4 on the Richter scale and its epicenter was located 7 kilometres deep underground in Hindukash mountain region. The areas where the jolts were felt included Swat, Bahrain, Kalam and adjecent areas. The jolts prompted panic-stricken people in the affected areas to rush...

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JI announces week-long protests against Israel’s aggression

PESHAWAR: Amir Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), Sirajul Haq on Sunday announced week-long nationwide protests against the Israel’s ruthless aggression on Gaza. Addressing a press conference here, Sirajul Haq called for summoning a moot to be participated by the heads of Islamic states over the issue. He stressed upon the Islamic states to come forward and stage a joint protest on the Israel’s belligerence. Criticizing the enactment...

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Police arrest 62 suspects in Peshawar search operation

PESHAWAR: Police carried out search operation in various parts of the provincial capital and arrested at least 62 suspects on Saturday.  According to police officials, police conducted search operation in Mattani, Chamkani and Mathra area of Peshawar. Police claimed to have arrested 11 wanted criminals among 62. A huge cache of arms and ammunition were recovered from them there possession. The police recovered a four Kalashnikovs,...

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Federal govt not ready to give rights to KP: CM Khattak

PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak Friday strongly criticized the federal government, accusing the Centre of not giving rights to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.  Addressing a press conference here, the chief minister alleged that despite difficult situation in the province, the federal government has taken decision not to give rights to Khyber Pakhtunkhw. He said that net hydel profit was the right of the province,...

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