ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on regretted that the recent incidents of terrorism in Karachi and Peshawar have caused a setback to the dialogue process with the Taliban. The News.
ISLAMABAD: Government committee members Irfan Siddiqui and Rahimullah Yusafzai on said that they would not accept any unconstitutional demands of the Taliban. The News.
ISLAMABAD: The government is inclined to respond positively to the TTP demand of releasing non-combatant children and women but does not want to do so as a precondition for a ceasefire, it is learnt. The News.
LAHORE: The Ulema and Mashaikh Convention held here supported a continuation of the negotiations process and a ceasefire between the government and the Taliban. The News, The Frontier Post, The Express Tribune, Daily Mashriq.
THATTA: The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) patron-in-chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that the Taliban extremists want to impose their barbaric laws by using violence and terrorism and posed the greatest threat to the country. The News.
LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said that even if there were only five percent chances of success for the military operation against the Taliban, he would fight for peace in the country. The News.
LANDIKOTAL: A local leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Shahzad Khan Afridi escaped harm in an attack outside his house in Ghundi area of Jamrud tehsil in Khyber Agency. The News.
DERA ISMAIL KHAN: A cop, who sustained injuries in a clash with militants in the limits of Prowaa Police Station three days back, succumbed to his wounds at a hospital in Multanon The News, The Express Tribune.
LANDIKOTAL: The Khassadar force arrested an Afghan national on the charges of attempting to kidnap and kill his compatriot in Charwazgai area. The News.
PESHAWAR: No casualty was reported in an explosion that took place inside a residential room in an imambargah in Koochi Bazaar. The News.
ABBOTTABAD: An antiterrorism court, Abbottabad, convicted two suspected members of outlawed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan for possession of arms and ammunition, including suicide vests, and sentenced them to 20 years and five years imprisonment respectively. Dawn.
KOHAT: Unknown militants blew up a government high school for boys with improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Tora Warai area of Hangu district in the small hours. Dawn.
Peshawar (Online): Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) Pervez Khattak instructed law enforcement agencies to provide fool proof security measures on third phase of the vaccination campaign being held today. The Frontier Post.
PESHAWAR: The Pre-feasibility study of Peshawar beautification and widening of the main roads on the pattern of Islamabad and Lahore, launching mono-train and bus services to meet two ends of the city for quick public transportation under the proposed Mass Transit and other mega projects for the development of the provincial metropolis has been completed. The Frontier Post, Daily Mashriq.
HANGU: Three people were allegedly kidnapped from Balyamina, Hangu by unidentified armed men in the late hours. The Express Tribune.
PESHAWAR: A bomb killed at least one policeman and wounded another during vaccination campaign for polio and other diseases among children in Budhni area on the outskirts of Peshawar. The Express Tribune.