SWABI: Two policemen were killed and another injured when unidentified militants attacked a police check-post. According to details, unidentified assailants opened indiscriminate fire at the police check post located on Jhangira Road near grid station in Swabi. Two cops Sabz Ali Khan and Jawad Khan died while another Saddam Hussain sustained serious wounds. The attackers fled the scene after retaliatory fire from police. The Frontier Post, Daily Times.
PESHAWAR: Despite the fact that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has been facing dire threats of polio disease, the health department has postponed scheduled anti-polio drives on the eve of by-elections in various constituencies in the province. A senior official of the health department pleading anonymity told the Frontier Post on Monday that number of scheduled anti-polio campaigns in high risk zones across the province had been postponed due to the preparations being made for by-elections to be held on August 22. The Frontier Post, The Express Tribune.
PESHAWAR: The Provincial Home and Tribal Affairs Department has released Rs. 1690.190 million out of the total allocation of Rs. 2866.064 million for the construction of one high security prison, high security zones in seven jails of the province and strengthening prosecution directorate in the home department. The Frontier Post.
PESHAWAR: The priest of a church in the provincial capital has approached the police for providing security to the worship place after unknown people sent him threatening letters.Zeeshan Bashir, the priest of a church in Christian Colony, Zargarabad locality, has approached the Agha Mir Jani Shah Police Station with complaint that he has been receiving threatening letters for the last many days. The News.
HANGU: The Pakistan Army soldiers would be deputed at 89 sensitive polling stations in the district for the August 22by-elections.Talking to reporters, District Police Officer Sajjad Khan said that 89 polling stations had been declared sensitive in the district where the army soldiers would perform duty. The News.
DERA ISMAIL KHAN: The police arrested another escapee of the Dera Ismail Khan jailbreak in the limits of Yarak Police Station on Monday, sources said. Acting on a tip-off, the police led by Station House Officer Muhammad Ashraf raided a house in Yarak and arrested Bilal, a convict in a double-murder case. Bilal had escaped from the jail during the militant attack on July 29. The News.
GHALLANAI: The suspected militants blew up a local school in the Halimzai tehsil of the Mohmand Agency early Monday, sources said. The sources said explosive device planted by suspected militants at the Government Primary School in Ghazi Baig village went off at night, destroying the building. The News, The Express Tribune.
PARACHINAR: Levy forces here Monday averted a bid of arms smuggling by recovering 40 mortar shells from a vehicle in Alizai area of Lower Kurram Agency, sources confirmed. According to details, acting on a tip off, political administration started searching of vehicles at main Alizai Road. During the search, political administration intercepted a suspected car and recovered 40 mortar shells. Administration also arrested two persons identified as Bakht Zaman and Haider Zaman on the spot. Daily Times.
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Frontier Constabulary Khyber Pukhtunkhawa to produce a missing person, allegedly in the custody of the FC, Peshawar. The court directed FC Major Farrukh Ikram, who appeared on behalf of the FC Headquarters Peshawar, that in order to ascertain whether the boy in the photographs with the sub-inspector Bashir Dad and in the FC custody was Mustafa Azam or not? “We could decide to go for DNA as well,” the CJP added. The Nation.
ISLAMABAD: The United Nations’ Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has allocated $10 million through its under-funded emergencies window for humanitarian assistance to more than one million people in northwestern part of Pakistan, the world body said on Monday. These people have been remained displaced in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas due to insecurity since 2008. The Nation, The Express Tribune.
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