LANDI KOTAL: Security forces regained control of some strategic heights in Tirah valley after a fresh offensive in which 35 militants were killed, said a statement issued by the ISPR on Sunday. One soldier lost his life and five others suffered injuries during the operation which started on June 6 and continued till Saturday. Dawn, The News, The Frontier Post, Daily Times.
LANDIKOTAL: Tribal elders and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) activists jointly staged a protest against US drone strikes and military operations in Fata on Sunday. Hundreds of tribal youth, local elders and political party leaders marched from Bacha Khan Chowk to the Landikotal Press Club chanting slogans against US violation of country’s airspace in the shape of drone strikes. The News, The Frontier Post.
KOHAT: The security forces blew up a private torture cell on Hangu bypass road on Sunday in the continuing operation against extremist groups involved in the killing of PTI MPA Fareed Khan. The operation was carried out under the supervision of SP, Hangu, Sajid Khan. However, the killers of the lawmaker, who was ambushed on June 3, could not be arrested so far. Dawn.
MIRAMSHAH: Three security personnel were killed and another three injured in two explosions and a third bomb was defused in North Waziristan tribal region on Sunday. A convoy was passing through the Razmak-Bannu road when a remote-controlled explosive device ripped through it, killing three security men and leaving two others wounded. The convoy was going from Razmak Fort to Bannu. Dawn, The News, The Frontier Post, Daily Times.
PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Eng Shaukatullah has assured the displaced persons from Orakzai Agency that they will get ration as usual and steps will be taken for their early rehabilitation. He said that because of their inbuilt qualities of thinking and working in a democratic way, the tribal people had the capability to overcome their difficulties at their own to a great extent. Dawn, The Frontier Post.
PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Elementary and Secondary Education Department has decided to start pre-primary or nursery classes in government primary schools for children below five years of age, sources said. It would be the first such initiative by the education department to pay attention to the education of children who come to the primary schools, but are not registered because of their lower age. Dawn.
PESHAWAR: The United Arab Emirate has pledged to provide financial support to polio eradication efforts in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Federally Administered Tribal Areas for the next three years, according to officials. `We have sent plan for 2013-15 to the UAE government regarding polio immunisation in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Fata. The UAE will start financing the campaigns from July,` they said. Dawn.
ISLAMABAD: The PTI-led coalition government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is about to formally demand that the centre should withdraw army from Swat and Malakand in a phased manner because it believes it to be an important step for establishing peace in the province and adjacent tribal areas. The Amir of the KP chapter of Jamaat-i-Islami (JI), Prof Mohammad Ibrahim, disclosed on Sunday that Chief Minister Pervez Khattak had already raised the issue during a recent meeting with Peshawar`s Corps Commander Lt-Gen Khalid Rabbani. Dawn, The News.
CHARSADDA: Unidentified persons blew up a government primary school for girls in Sar Dheri area here on Sunday morning. Official sources said that the miscreants planted two improvised explosive devi-ces (IEDs) in the building of government primary school for girls in Resaldar Kallay on Saturday night that went off in the small hours of Sunday. Dawn, The News.
WASHINGTON: No Pakistani government has ever asked the US to stop the drone strikes. In fact they were demanding transfer of drone technology to enable Pakistan to carry out the attacks themselves, a visiting Pakistani journalist was told by a US congressman. Speaking on the condition of background information for which no one can be quoted, the congressman also said that the US had never undermined the capabilities of the Pakistan Army. The News.
PESHAWAR: The recovery of bodies of missing persons continues in the provincial capital and other parts of the province despite the suo moto notice taken by the Peshawar High Court (PHC). The News.
PESHAWAR: The police recovered two unidentified bodies dumped in the Nasir Bagh area near Khyber Agency on Sunday. Two persons, identified as Waqas Ahmad and Afzal, hailing from Regi village, were shot dead in the tribal area and their bodies thrown in the jurisdiction of Nasir Bagh Police Station. The News.
ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information, Pervez Rashid said on Sunday that government had strongly protested against the latest drone strike as these attacks were against the independence and sovereignty of the country. The Frontier Post, Daily Times.
PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has declared 14 districts most sensitive in wake of flood threat due to monsoon rains. The government has also directed the deputy commissioners of all districts to take concrete steps before the flood as medicine had been dispatched to the sensitive districts, The Frontier Post learnt on Sunday. The Frontier Post.
BAJAUR AGENCY: Political Agent Bajaur Agency, Syed Abdul Jabar Shah on Sunday said that the political administration is committed in eradicating polio disease from the agency and vowed of taking stick actions against those who would disrupt the anti-vaccination drive in the region that will start from Monday (today), FRC field reporter told. He said this while speaking at the inaugurated ceremony of the three days polio vaccination drive. He also urged the elders, Ulema’s and social workers to extend their support in the anti-polio drive in the area because their roles are vital in the elimination of polio disease from the agency.
MIRANSHAH: The US unmanned aerial vehicle fired two missiles on a house where militants were reportedly staying here in North Waziristan Agency on Friday night. As a result seven militants were killed. Political Administration in Miranshah, the headquarter of NWA, confirmed the incident by saying, “Seven suspected militants were killed in the drone attack targeting a compound in Mangroti village in Shawal tehsil of North Waziristan which is roughly around 70 km in west of Miranshah near Pak-Afghan border”.