PESHAWAR: An earthquake measuring 5.7 in magnitude shook parts of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) on Sunday. Fortunately, no loss of life or property was reported. The Express Tribune.
PESHAWAR: Peshawar city met some of its favourite cricket players after seven years on Sunday when national stars played in the first major cricket match at Arbab Niaz Stadium since 2006. Crowds thronged to the stadium to watch the Love Pakistan T20 Peace Match organised by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Sports and Culture Forum in collaboration with the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Sports and Culture Directorate. The Express Tribune, Dawn.
LADHA: The political administration of South Waziristan has warned the Ahmedzai Wazir tribe in the agency to hand over perpetrators of the Oct 13 suicide attack within three days or face action. Dawn.
LAHORE: Markazi Jamiat Ahle-i-Hadith (MJAH) Chief Senator Sajid Meer told reporters on Sunday that the government had prepared a framework to initiate talks with Taliban militants. `A majority of Taliban is against confrontation with the Pakistan army and the government,` he claimed, adding `the talks with Taliban will remain successful if serious and wholehearted efforts from both sides are made.He said those creating hurdles in government-Taliban talks were against Pakistan. Dawn.
PESHAWAR: Although the scourge of militancy has resulted in the destruction of 58,312 houses in three tribal agencies of Fata, yet the question about compensation to the affected families is still unanswered. A baseline survey conducted by Fata Disaster Management Authority (FDMA) in South Waziristan, Orakzai and Kurram agencies shows that reconstruction of the damaged private houses requires approximately Rs17 billion. The FDMA has conducted door-todoor survey to assess damage in the militancy-stricken areas of the three agencies. Dawn.
PESHAWAR: When Taliban say something, the people of Peshawar listen and local businessmen take the words seriously, as well. The militants` sinister influence on public life is a reality no one can avoid. Taliban are a reality, they are going to stay here in the foreseeable future, and they mean business about their decrees. People know all this very well. That`s the reason when Tehreek-iTaliban Pakistan (TTP) bannedMalala Yousufzai`s memoir `I am Malala`, it was taken seriously. Dawn.
KHAR: A tribesman was killed and another injured over a land dispute in Taraono area of Salarzai tehsil. Local people said exchange of fire continued for an hour.
Meanwhile, Salarzai Qumi Lashkar set on fire two houses from both sides for violating the ban on firing in the region.-Correspondent Bullet-riddled body found Dawn.
LANDI KOTAL: Bullet-riddled body of an abducted man was found in a dry water channel in Bara . They said Haji Peer Mohammad, uncle of a retired khasadar official, was abducted on gunpoint by some unknown armed men from Mohammad Ali chowk in Akkakhel area on Friday. Dawn.
KHAR: Bajaur Agency Political Agent Syed Abdul Jabar Shah on Sunday directed the local administration officials and the Bajaur Levies to adopt foolproof security arrangements for maintenance of law and order in the region during Eidul Ahza. Dawn.
GHALANAI: People of Sami Khel area of Haleemzai teshil have complained about absence of teachers at the lone girls` school of the area.They accused the local administration and education department officials of not resolving their problem.They also said the absenting teachers should be awarded punishment. Dawn.