PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Shaukatullah Khan on Thursday feared that Pakistanis could face travel restrictions over the growing polio cases in the country. `If the situation (high polio incidence) is not handled on war footing, there could be a ban on Pakistanis wanting to travel to Saudi Arabia for Haj and Umrah as well as workers,` he said during a World Polio Day function at the Governor`s House. Dawn, The Frontier Post.
D.G KHAN: Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah mentioned that Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan is dealing the ongoing process of peace talks. “If any breakthrough will take place in the peace talks, first of all the public would be informed,” he added. The Frontier Post.
ISLAMABAD: Central Information Secretary PTI, Shireen Mazari, stated it was unfortunate that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif failed to categorically tell President Obama that drone strikes must stop. Neither the previous government nor the present one is prepared to act resolutely to stop these unlawful drone attacks despite their accepted illegality under international law and their brazen violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty. The Frontier Post.
MOHMAND: Around sixty women from Mohmand tribal region received three days training of Tie and Dye by modern way while they were also given tie and dye tool’s kits by the political administration of Upper Mohmand Agency. The training will provide the skills that they need to start a small business in the area and will empower tribal women to move from poverty and unemployment to self-reliance. The Frontier Post.
LANDIKOTAL (PPI): The first Managers’ conference was held on Thursday in Peshawar under the auspices of Refugees Affected and Hosting Areas (RAHA) FATA and Government of Japan, which was aimed to impart basic information with regard to projects and to establish links among masses and organization. The conference organized by RAHA FATA and government of Japan was largely attended by 52 heads of 26 rural organizations of Khyber Agency and officials of UNDP. The Frontier Post.
LANDI KOTAL: The Khyber Agency political administration has announced heavy fine for outlaws, especially target killers. The announcement was made by Political Agent Mutahir Zeb during a jirga of Zakhakhel, Shalmani and Shinwari elders here on Thursday. The political agent said Rs1 million and Rs 500,000 would be imposed on killers and those injuring people on or near roads in Khyber Agency. Dawn.
LANDI KOTAL: Assistant Political Agent of Jamrud found three teachers during surprise raids on local government schools on Thursday and recommended disciplinary action against them. Dawn.
GHALANAI: The shortage of teachers for important subjects in Postgraduate College of Management Sciences Ghalanai has put the future of tribal students at stake, according to sources. They said that posts of lecturers in various disciplines including English, Urdu, chemistry, statistics, Islamiat and IT had also been lying vacant since long. Dawn.