KHAR: A member of village defence committee was injured in a remote controlled blast in Salarzai tehsil of Bajaur Agency on Saturday night. The residents of the area said that Abdul Wadood was going to his home from the nearby market when a roadside explosive device, planted by unidentified miscreants, went off with a bang. Dawn.
PESHAWAR: Pakistan’s blockade of the vital US supply line into Afghanistan entered a third week Saturday, the longest closure of the 10-year war with no imminent sign of the border reopening. The Express Tribune, Daily Mashriq.
PESHAWAR: For the first time in its history, the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) government will include women as members of the alternate dispute resolution (ADR) forum. Also known as a musalehati jirga, the forum shall consist of a minimum of nine and a maximum of 13 conciliators, out of which two will be women. The Express Tribune.
PESHAWAR: The parliamentarians from the tribal areas would table a resolution in the National Assembly and Senate to seek the extension of jurisdiction of the superior courts to the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) to check the violation of fundamental rights guaranteed by the Constitution. The News.
PESHAWAR: Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) Chairman Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao has demanded local government (LG) elections be held in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata). Addressing a gathering at the QWP Central Secretariat in Hayatabad on Sunday, Sherpao reiterated his complaint against the federal government of not giving Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa its share of net hydel profits made this year or the previous year. The Express Tribune, Dawn.
PESHAWAR: Former MNA Maulana Abdul Akbar Chitrali has expressed concern over the problems being faced by residents of Chitral due to the snowfall and road`s closure and demanded of the government to keep the Lowari tunnel open at least for four hours daily during the winter season. Dawn.
GHALANAI: The Mohmand Transport Union has threatened to observe a wheel jam strike against collection of double tax here at the Bajaur bus stand. Speaking at a meeting of the union of ficer-bearers at Mian Mandi Bazaar, Dawood Mohmand, Zahir Khan and Abdul Ghaffar said that the political administration with the help of a local contractor had been collecting Rs320 instead of Rs150 as stand tax from every coach at Bajaur-Khar bus stand. Dawn.
DAGGAR: The Salarzai tribe of Buner district has rejected the proposed marble city at Bazargay and said that the agriculture land of the tribe would be protected at all costs. This was decided at a jirga of the Salarzai tribe held at Jowar here on Sunday. Dawn.
KHAR: Tribal elders, politicians and traders have welcomed the prime minister Mian Mohammad Nawaz Sharif for extending the youth business loan programme to the Federally Administered Tribal Areas and said it would not only curb unemployment among the youths but it will also help to eliminate militancy and extremism in the entire tribal region. Dawn.
NEW DELHI/LAHORE: The Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Saturday said that he was against the US drone policy and the Indian policy on Kashmir. He said this while speaking at an event organised by the All-India Management Association. The News, The Express Tribune, Daily Mashriq.
PESHAWAR: A sense of insecurity among the doctors is on the rise after five of their senior colleagues have been killed and another 11 kidnapped from the provincial capital and other parts of the province during the last two years. Some 27 professors and senior doctors from the provincial capital have left for abroad or Islamabad after receiving threats. The News.
PESHAWAR: A victim of the suicide attack on Haji Ghulam Ahmad Bilour in April, Javed Iqbal, lost the battle for life before he or his family could get any relief from the government. The News.
ISLAMABAD: Leader of the opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khurshid Shah on Wednesday called on the federal government to hold a fresh census to determine the country’s current population statistics. Dawn, Daily Mashriq
PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has said that drone attacks by the United States are violation of Pakistan’s independence and sovereignty and they would not allow such attacks acting like silent spectators. The Lahore Times, Pakistan Today, Daily Mashriq.
KABUL : US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel will visit Pakistan on Monday, officials said, as the suspension of NATO shipments from Afghanistan via Pakistan due to anti-drone protests was lifted. Hagel, who has been in Afghanistan since Saturday, will meet with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the first visit by a US defence secretary to Pakistan for nearly four years. The Nation.