PESHAWAR: Banned outfit Tehrik Taliban Pakistan has reportedly prepared a list of hundred political figures and journalists to be targeted as a revenge of their leader s Hakimullah Mehsud killing in a drone strike on November 2, in North Waziristan Agency. The Frontier Post.
LAHORE: More than 100 Ulema and Mashaikh belonging to the Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC) on Sunday appealed to the Tehreek-e-Taliban Afghanistan Ameer Mulla Omar to play his role in convincing the Tahreek-e-Taliban Pakistani (TTP) to stop terrorist activities in Pakistan. The News.
PESHAWAR: A grand Jirga of All FATA Political Alliance has strongly condemned drone strikes, killing former Chief of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Hakeem Ullah Mahsud and announced supporting government for initiating dialogue with Taliban for establishing peace and certainty in country including tribal areas. The Frontier Post, Dawn.
ISLAMABAD (APP): Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Pervaiz Rashid here on Sunday said Imran Khan himself is getting American investment in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and at the same time he is repeating claims of stopping the NATO supplies. The Frontier Post.
PESHAWAR (INP): The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has further tightened the security of Central Jail Peshawar while Maulana Sufi Muhammad and Dr Shakil Afridi have been handed over to police commandos as the proscribed Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militant organization has linked the release of former Vice-Chancellor Islamia College University (ICU) Peshawar, Professor Ajmal Khan to the release of arrested head of banned Tehrik Nifaz-i-Shariat-i-Muhammadi (TNSM), Maulana Sufi Muhammad. The Frontier Post, The News, Daily Mashriq.
PESHAWAR: The All-FATA Political Alliance Committee has demanded the Supreme Court take necessary action to hold local bodies elections in the tribal areas like other parts of the country and to abolish the Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR). An all-parties conference (APC) was held at Peshawar Press Club on Sunday, wherein leaders from Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Awami National Party (ANP), Jamiat UIema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F), Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), Qaumi Watan Party (QWP), Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and tribal elders participated. The Express Tribune.
PESHAWAR: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) plans to spend $25 million to provide grants to victims of conflict in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata). The USAID-funded programme titled ‘Conflict Victims Support Programme’ is a three-year project implemented by International Relief and Development (IRD) to assist victims of militancy in restoring their lives. The programme also works with provincial governments to strengthen existing victim compensation intervention. The Express Tribune.
NOWSHERA: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Sunday criticized the United States for sabotaging Pakistan’s peace talks with Talban when Washington itself was seeking to engage the militants in talks in Afghanistan. Speaking to media here, the cricketer-turned politician said that the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government didn’t want war with the West by blocking Nato supplies instead it only wanted to record protest. He said ‘Govt should seek US guarantee on drones before talks’. The Frontier Post, The News, Dawn.
DAGGAR, Nov 10: Jamaat-i-Islami general secretary Liaquat Baloch has said that the US always hatched conspiracies to derail peace process in Pakistan. He was speaking at the concluding session of a two-day workers` convention held at the Markaz-i-Islami in Swari here on Sunday. Mr Baloch said that the US never supported peace process in the country and always hatched conspiracies to destabilise Pakistan. Dawn.
ISLAMABAD: Amidst rising threats for the ruling Sharif family in the aftermath of TTP Ameer Hakimullah Mehsud’s killing, security agencies have warned Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to avoid attending open public gatherings for an indefinite period. The News.
PESHAWAR (APP): Thirty-five degree colleges including 23 for boys,12 for girls and three postgraduate colleges have been established for youth in FATA in order to extend opportunity of higher education in FATA . The Frontier Post.
BUNER: The central general secretary of Jamaat Islami Pakistan Liaqat Baloch has bitterly criticized united state of America for time and again derailing peace process in Pakistan and accused USA was never supported peace process rather always hatched conspiracies to destabilize this Muslim country politically and economically. The only option left with patriotic stakeholders of this mother land is to devise a joint strategy against drone attacks, IMF and World Bank conditional funding aimed to protect this nuclear Muslim state. The Frontier Post.
ISLAMABAD: The appointment of Mullah Fazlullah as new Chief of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) couldn’t have been applicable if he wouldn’t have got a green signal from Afghan Taliban chief Mullah Mohammad Omar. The Frontier Post.
ISLAMABAD: Slain Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud had proposed the names of two religious scholars to bridg the gap between the government and the TTP two months before his death. Initially, the government accepted these two names and Mehsud accepted eight names suggested by messengers of the government to carry forward the talks but after the APC in Islamabad, the government backed out. TTP spokesperson repeatedly denied the government’s claim that a three-member team was going to meet the Taliban the day Mehsud was targeted in a drone attack by the US. Background interviews with some key players raised many questions about the claims of both the TTP and the government. The News.
ISLAMABAD: A spokesman of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Sunday strongly condemned the irresponsible and misleading remarks by the Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) Ameer Syed Munawar Hassan in a TV programme, declaring dead terrorists as Shuhada (martyrs), while insulting the Shahadat (martyrdom) of thousands of innocent Pakistanis and soldiers of Pakistan’s armed forces. The News, Daily Mashriq.
PESHAWAR: Difa-e-Pakistan or Pakistan Defence Council (DPC) Chairperson Maulana Samiul Haq on Sunday said they were expecting the new leadership of the Taliban to start talks with the government to restore peace in the region. Addressing a protest, organised by the DPC, against the incursion of American drones in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Sami said the people would strongly oppose the Nato supply line if drone strikes are not stopped. “We are confident the new leadership of Taliban will opt for peace dialogue with the government,” said Sami. He also urged the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) to cease violence and solve matters through negotiations. The Express Tribune, Dawn, Daily Mashriq.
PESHAWAR: Health care providers at the province`s major hospitals have been suffering from psychological problems because they frequently treat the victims of bomb and suicide attacks at the state-run hospitals, doctors and health workers say. The worst-affected of them are the paramedics, nurses and doctors at the Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar, which is home to a bulk of the victims of militants` violence. Dawn.
KHAR: Seven houses were destroyed in a fire caused by short circuit in Nawagai tehsil of Bajaur on the night between Saturday and Sunday. Local officials said the incident occurred in the mountainous area of Saraki Kandao, 40 kilometers off here. They said a tribesman, Lugman Khan, was killed when he received an electric shock while trying to disconnect electricity from the 11,000KV supply line. Dawn.
KHAR: The local administration on Sunday defused an explosive device planted along a road in Yousaf Abad area of Khar tehsil. Officials said that residents of the area informed the authorities about the presence of a suspicious pressure cooker. Personnel of Bajaur Levies with the help of members of village defence committee defused the explosive device. The administration launched a search operation in the area to arrest the accused. Dawn.
KHAR: Unidentified attackers shot dead a school watchman in Salarzai tehsil on the night between Saturday and Sunday. Officials said that the watchman, Mohammad Zahir Khan, was on duty at the government primary school, Giary, when unidentified armed men entered the school and shot him dead. The members of village defence committee and local people started search for the attackers. Dawn.
PESHAWAR/ISLAMABAD: The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) on Sunday denied demanding the release of the Tehrik Nifaz Shariat-e-Muhammadi chief Maulana Sufi Muhammad in exchange for the kidnapped Vice Chancellor of Islamia College University Professor Ajmal Khan. The News, Daily Mashriq.
MIRAMSHAH: Three members of a family were killed by unknown assailants in Dattakhel area of North Waziristan on Sunday. Local residents said unknown assailants entered the house of Sahil Rehman at midnight and opened indiscriminate fire on the inmates, killing Rehman, his wife and daughter on the spot. The accused managed to escape after the incident. Dawn.
GHALANAI: Shopkeepers of Lakaro bazaar in Safi tehsil, who lost shops and hotels to militant activities and military operation four years ago, have demanded payment of compensation. Around 130 shops, including stalls and hotels, were destroyed in violence, causing around Rs40 million loss to shopkeepers. Dawn.