WANA: Wana Taliban headed by Mullah Nazir group created, after mutual consultation, a new spy wing in the organization with the name of “Khurassan Group” in Wana, the headquarters of South Waziristan Agency, FRC learnt. This decision was taken by Taliban Shoora, Taliban Grand Assembly, held at an undisclosed location in Wana few days ago. FRC.
PESHAWAR: Deadly polio outbreak has caused a fresh wave of fear and terror in the residents of North Waziristan Agency where more than 15 minors under age of five years have been reported to have stricken by the wild virus the other day. The Frontier Post.
ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said on Wednesday that the armed forces were ready to take action against militants, but wanted to have a complete political and public backing. `If there has to be a military action, the military has only one request: don`t run us down later,` the interior minister said while winding up the debate on the PPP leaders` adjournment motion on last week`s Islamabad standoff in which a gunman kept a part of the capital hostage for more than five hours. Dawn, The News.
KOHAT: The banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has warned women of Hangu not to take part in Thursday`s byelection, otherwise they will be kidnapped and killed. The polling will be held for one seat of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly, PF-42 Hangu-1. Dawn.
KHAR/LANDI KOTAL: Two volunteers of Salarzai Peace Committee were shot dead by unidentified persons in Pashat area of Bajaur Agency on Wednesday. Officials and local people said that the victims, Zakir Khan and Ramdad Khan, both members of village defence committee, were busy in shopping in Pashat Bazaar when unidentified attackers opened firing on them.
In Khyber Agency, political administration in collaboration with security forces on Wednesday announced reopening of some more link roads in Bara alongside a local business centre. Dawn.
PARACHINAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Engineer Shaukatullah on Wednesday inaugurated work on the construction of women and children hospital in Parachinar, the headquarters of Kurram Agency. During his first visit to Kurram Agency as governor, he also went to Parachinar bazaar and met with people there. `I am here to meet you and express feelings of love and affection on part of the entire nation,` he told people there. Dawn, The Frontier Post.
WASHINGTON: The Pakistan Army has absolutely no reservations about having a closed-door meeting with the prime minister and Imran Khan and the army chief will brief them about everything, a senior army official said. While on a visit to Washington, the official was asked about the demand of the PTI chief and he said it was not an issue at all. The News.