ISLAMABAD: Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah on Friday wrote a letter to Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif expressing his concern over a threatening letter to the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari from the banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ). The News.
PESHAWAR: Member of the Taliban negotiation committee Prof Muhammad Ibrahim Khan on Friday said there was no deadlock between the government and the Taliban and both the sides had not refused to accept each other’s demands. The News, Dawn, The Frontier Post.
ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has called a joint meeting of the government and Taliban committees today (Saturday) to discuss the future strategy and agenda of the negotiation process. The meeting will analyse the recent talks held between the government and the Taliban committees, interior ministry sources said. The News, Dawn.
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Ambassador Zamir Akram successfully spearheaded a resolution which was adopted by a majority vote at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, calling on all states to ensure that the use of armed drones complies with international law. The News, Dawn.
PESHAWAR: A woman who had been allegedly tortured by the members of an influential family was brought to the Peshawar Press Club on Friday after the police refused to register her case and doctors at a public hospital refused to treat her. The News, Dawn.
PESHAWAR: Governor Shaukatullah on Friday distributed laptops among the position-holder students from Frontier Region Lakki and Orakzai Agency. The News.
PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Pervez Khattak on Friday inaugurated the provincial headquarters building of the Rescue 1122 on the Sher Shah Suri Road in the Peshawar Cantonment on Friday. The News.
LAHORE: Lahore High Court Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial sought on Friday more arguments on the maintainability of a petition seeking permission for the Taliban to open their political office in Pakistan for dialogues with the government. Dawn.
ISLAMABAD: Government has showed reluctance in stating the number of casualties in drone strikes during the last five years, adding that the statistics will be shared during an in-camera session. The frontier Post.
PESHAWAR: Member government committee, Rustam Shah Mohmand says government steps can lead to the release of the abducted sons of former Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani and late Punjab Governor Salman Taseer. Shah adds that soon officials would be informed of these steps. The Frontier Post.