ISLAMABAD: The government and the Taliban committees involved in the talks process agreed that the anti-peace activities might hamper the negotiation process and asked the banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) to stop such activities. The News, The Frontier Post, Dawn, Daily Mashriq.
ISLAMABAD: It was for the first time that a Taliban leader participated in the government-TTP negotiations through a phone call and promised that the Taliban will seriously consider a ceasefire. The News.
ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman, Imran Khan took note of the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan’s video in which the Kalash and Ismaili communities had been threatened and strongly condemned the act targeting peaceful Pakistani communities, who are an integral part of the nation. The News, The Frontier Post, Daily Mashriq.
KARACHI: The Pakistani Taliban have tightened their grip over the country’s commercial hub, officials and residents said, despite a five-month government crackdown, the Wall Street Journal reported. The News.
MANSEHRA: A man accused a station house office (SHO) of kidnapping his wife. Speaking at a press conference at the Press Club, Mohammad Abdullah, whop was flanked by his four children and father-in-law, alleged the cop was now threatening him with dire consequences. The News.
NOWSHERA: Chief Minister Pervez Khattak on Friday approved the establishment of Education City at Azakhel Park in Nowshera district. The News.
ISLAMABAD (INP): A Pakistani anti-drone campaigner, who disappeared from Rawalpindi days before he was due to testify before the European Parliament, has been recovered. The Frontier Post, Daily Mashriq.
PESHAWAR: Eight passengers, including women and children, were injured when a remote control device on roadside exploded in Bazidkhel area of Budhber. The Frontier Post, Dawn, The Express Tribune, Daily Mashriq.
PESHAWAR (APP): Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police during ongoing search and strike operation has arrested 30 pro-claimed offenders and a militant and recovered huge cache of arms and ammunitions from their possession. The Frontier Post.
KARACHI: Police investigators claimed to have spotted an `organized network` of Al Qaeda in Karachi with multiple wings whose members ranged from highly educated individuals to IT professionals and technologists who worked on `bright students as potential members. Dawn.
ISLAMABAD: The government dismissed as baseless Imran Khan`s remarks about the capacity of the Pakistan Army to fight terrorism. Dawn.
LANDI KOTAL: The political administration of Orakzai Agency has asked all internally displacedpersons of Khyber Agency to leave the lower subdivision of its tribal region. Dawn.
KOHAT: Mutahidda Qabail Party (MQP) has demanded representation in the government`s committee for negotiations with the outlawed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). Dawn.
PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Engineer Shaukatullah said that provision of justice in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) was vital to ensuring stability in the society, warning that in its absence tribesmen could join the opponent ranks as was happening these days. Dawn.