LAHORE: Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said the talks with the Taliban are moving forward in the right direction and the nation will soon be given good news. The News.
KABUL: In a phone call with US Secretary of State John Kerry, Hamid Karzai accused Pakistan of being behind a recent series of attacks and of blocking his government from striking a peace deal with Taliban, the Afghan president’s office said on Sunday. The News.
BANNU: A suspected militant was killed in an encounter with the police here on Sunday, a police official said.Deputy Superintendent of Police (Headquarters) Sanaullah Khan told reporters that the encounter took place in the limits of Ghauriwala Police Station, where the cops had put up barricade for checking vehicles and people. The News.
PESHAWAR: The government negotiation committee member, Rustam Shah Mohmand, on Sunday said the Taliban had made no formal demand for the release of prisoners and explained that it was merely their wish. The News.
MIRANSHAH: A convoy of security forces escaped two explosions caused by remote-controlled devices on the Miranshah-Dattakhel Road in the militancy-plagued North Waziristan Agency on Sunday, officials and tribal sources said. The News, Dawn.
PESHAWAR: Twelve persons sustained injuries when unidentified persons hurled a hand-grenade at a workshop in Bara Qadeem in the limits of Sarband Police Station on Sunday evening, sources said. The News, Dawn.
ISLAMABAD: Maulana Tahir Ashrafi, chairman of the Pakistan Ulema Council, claimed on Sunday that the outlawed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan had suggested to the government to set up a judicial commission to ascertain facts about detention of what it called non-combatants. Dawn.
BANNU: A Jamaat-i-Islami leader and member of the TTP`s negotiating committee, Prof Mohammad Ibrahim, said on Sunday that the Taliban had expressed willingness to release some high-profile people as a goodwill gesture. Dawn.
KOHAT: Muttahida Qabail Party (MQP) has threatened to block the Kohat-Parachinar road in front of the Orakzai Agency headquarters offices in Hangu to protest against the attitude of the tribal administration. Dawn.
PESHAWAR: Differences among Fata parliamentarians and lack of government`s interest are hampering construction of the first-ever sports complex in tribal areas, according to sources.
The setting up of Fata sports complex was approved by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa governor in July last year. Dawn.
MIRAMSHAH: The government has set up five centres for treatment of TB in North Waziristan Agency, where patients could avail free of cost medicines. This was informed at a function held in the agency headquarters hospital, Miramshah, in connection with the World Tuberculosis Day. Dawn.
NOWSHERA: Awami National Party leader Mian Iftikhar Hussain has said even if the Tehreek-iTaliban Pakistan and the government reached a peace agreement through the ongoing dialogue, the agreement wouldn`t last one month. Dawn.