RAWALPINDI: As many as 23 FC men held by the Taliban in captivity were beheaded, the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Mohmand Agency chapter claimed on Sunday night. Umar Khorasani, in charge of the Mohammad Agency Taliban, claimed that the held FC men were captured from the Shonkrai post in June 2010. There was, however, no confirmation or reaction from the government or official TTP spokesman till the filing of this report. The News, Dawn, Daily Mashriq.
ISLAMABAD: The TTP political Shura, on Sunday, decided for ceasefire in their meeting the announcement of which will be done publically within 12 to 24 hours from now. A private TV channel quoting a close aide of the TTP said that the meeting ended for hours and the issue of peace talks with the Government came under debate. Daily Mashriq.
ISLAMABAD: Former interior minister Rehman Malik has said that the women and children of the Taliban were not in the custody of the security organisations. “The release of prisoners and withdrawal of troops from Waziristan are not new demands of the Taliban. These demands have been repeated since 2004,” he said. The News.
LAHORE: The Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman, Imran Khan, on Sunday warned if the government went for an operation in Waziristan “on the desire of the US”, its consequences would be against the interest of the country. The News.
NOWSHERA: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa head and member of the Taliban negotiations committee Prof Muhammad Ibrahim Khan said here on Sunday that some countries were trying to sabotage the peace talks between the government and the Taliban. The News.
ISLAMABAD: Will the outlawed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) announce an unconditional ceasefire to let peace talks move ahead was the question discussed at length during a meeting the prime minister held on Sunday with chief coordinator of the government`s negotiating team 1rfan siddiqui and Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan. Dawn.
UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan stressed on Friday the importance of peace talks as part of efforts to eliminate terrorism and said the process must be pursued in good faith to accomplish the objective. Dawn.
PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government will extend its health programme Sehat Ka Insaf to the entire province from April 21 after elimination of polio virus in Peshawar, according to officials. Dawn.
PESHAWAR: A policeman was killed and another sustained injuries in a bomb explosion targeting a police party on the Charsadda Road in the city on Sunday. The patrolling party was supervising the security arrangements for the immunization campaign, mainly focusing on anti-polio vaccination along with creating awareness about other diseases, when it came under attack. Superintendent of Police (SP), Rural Circle, Rahim Shah, said the bomb was planted near a police post close to a graveyard. The News, The Express tribune.
PESHAWAR: Several new checkposts jointly manned by the police and FC personnel have been set up here in the sensitive localities bordering the Khyber Agency and Frontier Region (FR) Peshawar, keeping in view the increasing sabotage acts and free movement of militants. Dawn.
KARAK: At least 15 persons including the 13 children were injured in an explosion that occurred outside the private school on Monday morning here, Local TV reported. Some unidentified persons had planted explosive device outside the gate of a private school located in Dhab, which went off with a big bang wounding 13 children and two persons present nearby. The Frontier Post.
PESHAWAR: Unidentified gunmen opened fire on security forces in the Charkha Khel area of Peshawar where a police constable performing his duties was sewerely wounded. While in Shabqadar, unidentified gunmen gunned down Special Branch personnel Maulvi Ishfaq Ahmed in Mir Zai. Daily Mashriq.