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KP CM lauds sacrifices of police against war on terror

ATTOCK: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has lauded the sacrifices of police force in war against terror. The chief minister was addressing passing out parade of police jawans in Attock. The Chief Minister said that 150 police persons will be trained on the pattern of American Marine. The Chief Minister said police will be provided latest weapons and equipment to overcome militancy in the province....

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KP govt planning to increase forest area

ISLAMABAD: “The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government is planning to increase forest area in the province by 30,000 hectares and improve tree cover in 25,000 hectares of existing forests per annum under the Green Growth Initiative”, this was expressed by Dr. Urs Geiser, Senior Researcher, Department of Geography, University of Zurich at the launch of book organized by Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI). The subject...

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Sardar Mehtab Abbasi sworn in as new KP Governor

PESHAWAR: Sardar Mehtab Ahmed Khan Abbasi on Tuesday took oath of new Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Chief Justice Peshawar High Court (PHC) administered the oath to Sardar Mehtab. President Mamnoon Hussain had signed the summary of Sardar Mehtab as new governor moved by Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif. Earlier, Sardar Mehtab Ahmed Khan Abbasi had resigned from his provincial assembly seat. Sardar Mehtab replaces Engineer...

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Taliban can target Central Jail Bannu to free inmates: RPO Bannu

BANNU: Regional Police Officer (RPO) Bannu wrote to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government on Tuesday informing about the threat that Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) can possibly target Bannu Central Jail to free accomplices. The letter warns that there’s credible intelligence that militants are planning to target the jail. The letter reveals that Taliban have prepared to attack the prison in order to free their accomplices, many...

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Four minors killed, several injured in D.I. Khan road mishap

DERA ISMAIL KHAN: At least four minors were killed and several injured as a vehicle of wedding party overturned in Dera Ismail Khan here on Tuesday evening. According to rescue sources, the wedding party was on its way when a vehicle of the party overturned on Daraband Road. At least four minors killed and several others sustained multiple injuries. The dead bodies and injured were soon shifted to the district headquarter hospital.  ...

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Talks with Taliban over release of non-combatants: Prof Ibrahim

PESHAWAR: Member of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) negotiation committee, Professor Ibrahim here on Tuesday said that talks are being held with the TTP shura for the release of Professor Ajmal, Haider Gilani and Shahbaz Taseer. Talking to media, the Taliban negotiator dispelled the impression of deadlock in peace process and said that there was no deadlock between the government and Taliban committees. He further said that difference...

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Sardar Mehtab takes oath today

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa governor-elect Sardar Mehtab Abbasi o f Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) will take oath of his office today. He will take oath at a ceremony to be held at the Governor House at 5:00 pm.  Abbasi has been appointed as Governor after Engineer Shaukatullah tendered resignation from his office last week. Shaukatullah was appointed in Feb 2013 by then president Asif Ali Zardari. Sardar Abbasi will...

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Blast in North Waziristan injures a security personnel

PESHAWAR: An explosion took place near a security forces’ convoy  in Miramshah area of North Waziristan, injuring one, sources said. The blast took place on the Ghulam Khan Road in the tribal region and was caused by an improvised explosive device. The security forces’ convoy was en route from the tribal region’s Miramshah town towards Ghulam Khan tehsil when the explosion occurred. A security forces’...

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Polio campaign for FATA announced

PESHAWAR: A polio campaign for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) will kick off soon with the aim to inoculate 710,132 children, Production and Livelihood Development Department Secretary Farukh Siar announced on Monday. The polio eradication campaign was inaugurated at the Fata Secretariat. Fata’s health department is carrying out the drive in the tribal areas with the help of Rotary International, World Health Organisation...

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TTP Shura meets in Waziristan to discuss ceasefire extension

PESHAWAR: The Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Shura met in Waziristan and discussed the dialogue process with the government. The meeting was attended by Azam Tariq, Qari Shakeel and Khalid Haqqani. According to sources, the Shura discussed the conflict between two Taliban groups. It is expected that an important decision will be announced soon. Earlier, Maulana Yusuf Shah denied that there was a deadlock in talks and the Taliban...

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Two injured in militant attack on NATO trucks in Jamrud

PESHAWAR: unknown armed militants attacked a Nato supply convoy on the Pak-Afghan Highway in Jamrud Tehsil of Khyber Agency injuring two, political administration officials said on Monday.  Meanwhile, some nearby vehicles also sustained minor damage. Line officer Amjad Khan that the convoy of trucks was targeted near the Sur Qamar area about 10 kilometres from the Bab-i-Khyber on the main Peshawar-Jalalabad Highway. Officials...

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No deadlock in peace talks: Shah

PESHAWAR: The coordinator of Taliban Committee Maulana Yusuf Shah has denied any deadlock in govt-taliban peace talks, saying negotiators would meet shortly.  “The meeting between government-Taliban committees would be held today or Tuesday”, he said adding meeting with the government would be taking up some very important matters including the release of prisoners.  There would be key developments in negotiations,...

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PPP wins Chitral PK-90 by-polls

CHITRAL: Ending 11 months of severe tensions, and relentless waiting, the Provincial constituency of PK-90 went to by-polls, resulting in informal and un-official victory of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) candidate Sardar Hussain by 98 votes. During May 2013 general elections PML-N candidate Ghulam Muhammad had succeeded   , over which PPP candidate had filed an objection in the election tribunal, after which polling in seven...

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