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Sufi Mohammad to be charged of treason on Jan 31

PESHAWAR: The chief of banned Tanzeem-e-Nifaz-e-Shariah Mohammadi (TNSM) Maulana Sufi Mohammad would be charged for treason in two cases on January 31. An anti-terrorism court Saturday heard two cases of treason against Sufi Mohammad.  Sufi Mohammad is accused of an attack on Kabal police station and delivering speeches against state of Pakistan.  Sufi Mohammad is facing court many other terrorism related cases. He has been...

πŸ•” 3:35 PM - January 24, 2015 Read Full News
 

PDWP approves 46 development projects in KP

PESHAWAR: The Provincial Development Working Party has approved 46 development projects at an estimated cost of over 12 billion rupees for the uplift of different sectors in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. These development projects include construction of a 100-room hostel for girls in Bumburate area of Chitral, purchase of land for Chitral Campus of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University Upper Dir, rehabilitation and expansion of govt. colleges...

πŸ•” 1:33 PM - January 24, 2015 Read Full News
 

ANP demands operation against militants in Punjab

PESHAWAR: Central general secretary of Awami National Party (ANP) Mian Iftikhar Hussain 0riday demanded of the federal government to start an operation against Punjabi Taliban in Punjab. Addressing a ceremony held to mark the death anniversary of Wali Khan, Iftikhar Hussain said the Punjabi Taliban were educated and more dangerous than other terror groups. He said that disciples of Punjabi Taliban have been also operating in Khyber...

πŸ•” 6:56 PM - January 23, 2015 Read Full News
 

APTA rejects NTS test for primary teachers

PESHAWAR:  All Primary Teachers Association (APTA) has rejected the provincial government’s decision of making NTS test mandatory for the serving primary school teachers and termed the government’s decision as injustice with the teachers. The teachers association is of the view that the teachers was efficient, but making NTS test  as mandatory for them aimed at creating more problems for them. The association...

πŸ•” 3:56 PM - January 23, 2015 Read Full News
 

Police foils major terror bid, arrest 3 TTP men in Hangu

HANGU: Security forces on Friday claimed to have foiled a major terror bid by seizing huge explosive materials and arms in restive district Kohat, said senior police officer.  Police had received a tip off about the presence terrorists in Baghat area of district planning for major terror activities in the region, said senior police official. The arrested terrorists were working for banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, added sources.  The...

πŸ•” 1:56 PM - January 23, 2015 Read Full News
 

PHC directs Centre not to charge additional taxes in electricity bills

PESHAWAR:  The Peshawar High Court (PHC) has ordered the federal government not to impose additional taxes on CNG station and in electricity bills in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. A Peshawar high court bench headed by Justice Yahya Afridi heard different petitions against additional tax on the consumers of electricity  and various taxes on CNG. The federal government had imposed 30 per cent additional tax on electricity consumers in...

πŸ•” 7:52 PM - January 22, 2015 Read Full News
 

3 govt employees suspended as fresh polio case emerges in Kohat

KOHAT: Kohat district administration suspended three government employees and sent them to jail on Thursday as a fresh polio case was confirmed in Doda area of the district. According to Khyber News correspondent, the polio virus affected 5 years old boy Muhammad son of Maulana Yousaf  in Doda area of Kohat.  Parents of the affected child had refused to vaccinate their son.  After emergence of the first polio case in...

πŸ•” 6:18 PM - January 22, 2015 Read Full News
 

Peshawar police arrest 1300 suspects in search operations

PESHAWAR: Peshawar police has started grand operation against illegal Afghan refugees and criminals in provincial capital and its suburbs and arrested more than 1300 suspects including Afghan nationals.  Addressing a press conference on Thursday, SP Shakir Bangash said that the police has started targeted operation against illegal Afghan refugees, militants and other criminals in Peshawar and its suburbs.  He said that the...

πŸ•” 4:54 PM - January 22, 2015 Read Full News
 

Two women among 3 killed as rivals exchange firing in Kohat

KOHAT: At least three persons including two women were killed and three injured in exchange of firing between two rival groups here on Thursday. According to reports, two rival groups exchanged heavy firing in Kamal Khel area of Kohat. Three persons including two women were killed and three others injured in the firing. Armed men from both groups escaped after firing.  The dead and injured were shifted to hospital, while police...

πŸ•” 3:25 PM - January 22, 2015 Read Full News
 

PTI, PML-N join hand against nine diseases in KP

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has decided to re-launch vaccination programme against nine preventable diseases with new name Sehat Ka Ittihad.  The ruling party Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf in the province and ruling party Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz in the centre will jointly carried out this campaign in the province.  The decision was taken in the apex committee meeting chaired by governor Khyber Pakhtunkhws...

πŸ•” 2:58 PM - January 22, 2015 Read Full News
 

PHC issues notices to interior ministry, provincial govt in missing persons case

PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Thursday issued notices to the interior ministry and provincial government in missing persons case. A two-member bench comprising Chief Justice Mazhar Alam Miankhel and Justice Rohulamin issued directives to the Interior ministry and provincial government to submit written replies in the missing persons cases. The bench was hearing a petition filed by a residence of Kohat against enforced...

πŸ•” 1:49 PM - January 22, 2015 Read Full News
 

Disenchanted militants in Pakistan, Afghanistan eye Islamic State with envy

PESHAWAR: Splits within the Taliban, and doubts over whether its elusive leader is even alive, are driving a growing number of militant commanders in Afghanistan and Pakistan towards Islamic State (IS) for inspiration. Security and intelligence sources believe there are no operational links yet between IS and South Asia, and that the region is not a priority for a group that occupies areas of Syria and Iraq and is focused on the Arab...

πŸ•” 12:39 PM - January 22, 2015 Read Full News
 

KP governor chairs apex committee meeting on NAP progress

PESHAWAR:  A high level meeting of the apex committee is underway with Governor Sardar Mehtab Abbasi in the chair to review the implementation of National Action Plan against terrorism.  Chief Minister Pervez Khattak, Corps Commander Peshawar Lieutenant General Hidayatur Rehman, Inspector General of Police Nasir Durrani, Information Minister and chief secretary are attending the meeting.   ...

πŸ•” 11:50 AM - January 22, 2015 Read Full News
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