Councillor shot dead in Peshawar
PESHAWAR: A PML-N councillor in the city district government was killed in the limits of Mattani police station. The incident took place in Mattani, which is located on the southernmost part of the city close to Darra Adamkhel region of Kohat. The Mattani police identified the councillor as Basit Khan, who was elected on youth seat to the Peshawar district council. Dawn , Akhbar-e-Khyber
Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad: Major militant hideout purged in Rajgal Valley
Khyber Agency: Security forces have cleared a major militant hideout in Rajgal Valley, Khyber Agency which was used for transit of militants from across the Afghan border, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). Commander Peshawar Corps Lt-Gen Nazir Ahmed Butt visited troops taking part in the ongoing operation along with Inspector General Frontier Corps (IGFC) K-P Maj-Gen Shaheen Mazhar Mahmood. The Express Tribune , Akhbar-e-Khyber
JUI-F to Resist Fata-KP Merger: Maulana Abdul Shakoor
JAMRUD: Jamiat Uama-e-Islam-F (JUI-F) Fata chapter Ameer Maulana Abdul Shakoor threatened that the party would never allow Fata merger with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Addressing a news conference at Jamrud press club, Maulana Abdul Shakoor said that JUI-F would never allow anyone to decide the fate of tribal people without taking the area residents into confidence. Radio TNN , Akhbar-e-Khyber
Compensation Cheques Distributed Among Owners Of Destroyed Houses In Bara
BARA: Khyber Agency Political Administration on Thursday distributed compensation cheques worth Rs 38.48 million among 134 tribesmen of Bara tehsil for reconstruction of their homes destroyed during militancy and military operations in the area. Radio TNN
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has conveyed to the US leadership that the presence of Islamic State (Daesh) in Afghanistan is a threat to Islamabad and to counter this menace, effective border management is necessary. As the Trump administration prepares to announce its policy review on Afghanistan and the region, it has nevertheless, emphasised on the importance of a strong partnership between Washington and Islamabad, while Pakistan says it is looking forward to a ‘comprehensive’ US political strategy. The News
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Power consumers to pay security cost of CPEC projects
ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) allowed power producers to charge consumers through tariff one per cent cost of 19 power projects worth $15.56 billion under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) for 20-30 years on account of security cost.
In an order, the power sector regulator said it allowed building in tariff the additional security cost on the orders of the federal government and estimated it at $155.6 million (about Rs17 billion) for all 19 power projects under the CPEC. Nepra worked out the annual cost at about $2.92m (Rs315m). Dawn
Army chief condemns killing of US troops in Afghanistan
In a rare move by the military, Army Chief Gen Qamar Bajwa condemned a Taliban attack on US troops in Afghanistan that had left two American soldiers dead. Two US troops were 1Killed and four others were injured on Wednesday when a suicide bomber rammed his vehicle into a Nato convoy on the outskirts of Kandahar city (Afghanistan), which is host to one of the largest American bases in the country. The Taliban claimed responsibility y for the attack. Dawn , The Express Tribune