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660,000 children to get polio drops in KP

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhawa Health Department is planning to vaccinate about 660,000 children in seven districts of the province where Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) from North Waziristan Agency (NWA) have relocated in the wake of Operation Zarb-i-Azb. Almost half of the numbers of youngsters who will be vaccinated are likely to be children displaced from NWA. The Fata Disaster Management Authority (FDMA) data shows that...

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KP govt removes info minister Shah Farman; Mushtaq gets additional charge

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Paktukhwa government has changed its information minister Shah Farman and replaced him with Mushtaq Ghani, minister for higher education. According to reports, the provincial government took the portfolio of Minister for Information from Shah Farman and Mushtaq Ghani was given additional charge of the information ministry.   The decision was taken during a meeting between PTI chief Imran Khan and chief Minister...

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Court freezes assets of ex-secretary Workers Welfare Board

PESHAWAR: An accountability court (AC) Wednesday ordered freezing of all assets of former secretary of Workers Welfare Board Tariq Awan in a NAB reference. Judge of Peshawar accountability court -4 Shamsher Ali order the authorities concerned to freeze  Rs200 million assets of former secretary workers Welfare Board Tariq Awan.  Tariq Awan is in NAB’s custody on judicial remand. Meanwhile another accountability court...

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Govt to utilize all resources to provide relief to IDPs: Governor KP

PESHAWAR: Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Sardar Mehtab Ahmed Khan here on Wednesday said that the governmnet was well aware of the problems being faced by the IDPs and would utilize all available resources to provide relief and assistance to them. The governor said this while speaking during a ceremony held to launch an electronic cash assistance programme for the disbursement of money to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) of North...

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BDS defuse explosives found in Peshawar house

PESHAWAR: A bomb disposal squad (BDS) on Wednesday defused two hand grenades and an improvised explosive device (IED) found inside a house in Peshawar. Police raided a house on Pajagi Road, found the explosive material and seized it. The raid was conducted using a Computerised National Identity Card (CNIC) of a suspected criminal, reportedly identified as Ilyas. This suspected criminal was allegedly involved in the attack on a motorway...

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NWA IDPs Registration continues in Peshawar, Bannu

PESHAWAR: The registration of the Internally Displaced People (IDPs) from North Waziristan continued in Bannu and Peshawar for the third day on Wednesday. The affectees have also been provided with mobile SIM cards. Peshawar and Bannu are inundated with IDPs that have suffered through the adversities of migration to accomplish the dream of a better, peaceful Pakistan. Process of registration has continued for the third day at the...

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Number of North Waziristan IDPs reaches 800,000

PESHAWAR: The Minister for States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON), Abdul Qadir Baloch says the number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) from North Waziristan Agency has reached 800,000. Speaking at a seminar in Islamabad, he said the government has provided all the basic necessities to the registered IDPs at camps including electricity, water and medical facilities.  The Minister said a reasonable amount is being given to...

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Bannu: Firing kills two, injures two

BANNU: At least two people were killed and two others sustained bullet injuries when some unknown armed men opened firing in Bannu Cantt area here on Wednesday. According to reports, unknown attackers opened indiscriminate fire on a rickshaw within the limits of the Cantt police station in Bannu. As a result of firing two people were killed and two others sustained bullet injuries. The injured were soon rushed to the District Headquarters...

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Afghan based militants involved terror acts: IG KP

PESHAWAR: Inspector General of Police (IGP) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Nasir Durrani on Tuesday claimed that terrorists have created sanctuaries in Afghanistan and they have been found involved in many incidents of terrorism in Pakistan. Talking to media, Durrain said there is cross border infiltration into Pakistan from Afghanistan. He further said that the militants are also involved in crimes including collection of extortion. Nasir...

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Three fresh cases of dengue fever confirmed in Swat

MINGORA: At least three fresh  cases of dengue fever have been confirmed in Swat, taking total number of dengue patients to ten in the district. According to provincial health department, the NS1  tests have confirmed dengue virus in three more patients from Amankot area of Mingora, who have been admitted to Saidu Sharif Hospital.  According to official sources seven patients have been discharged from hospital after their...

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Three extortionists arrested in Peshawar

PESHAWAR:  The local police Tuesday arrested a gang of extortionists from Gulbarg area of Peshawar. According to reports, the police was conducted search operation in Gulbarg area of Peshawar, when they arrested three extortionists gang led by Ajab Khan.  The accused was wanted to police in many cases included attacks on security and extortion.    ...

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Bomb blast leaves police official injured in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: A police official was injured on Tuesday in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast on a police van near Pishtakhara police station in the Safed Dheri area of Peshawar. According to police sources, personnel from the Pishtakhara police station were on routine patrol on the Dora Road when the roadside bomb exploded. Constable Aijaz was injured whereas the police van was completely destroyed in the explosion. Approximately,...

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Two fresh cases of dengue fever confirmed in Swat

MINGORA: At least two new patients have been confirmed with dengue virus in Swat, taking total number of dengue patients to seven in the district. According to provincial health department, the NS1  test has confirmed dengue virus in two women from Amankot area of Mingora, who have been admitted to Saidu Sharif Hospital.  According to official statistics, at least six patients have been affected by the dengue virus. However,...

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