ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Friday asked the prime minister to call another All Parties Conference (APC) and appraise the forum about the status of talks with the Taliban and hurdles in this context. The News, The Frontier Post.
ISLAMABAD: Peshawar is the world’s largest pool of polio virus, with the vast majority of cases in the country and neighboring Afghanistan tracing back to the restive city, the World Health Organization announced. The News, Dawn, The Frontier Post, Daily Mashriq.
MANSEHRA: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) provincial head Prof Mohammad Ibrahim Khan said the federal government was following the policies of former president Pervez Musharraf and Pakistan People’s Party’s government. He added there was no room for talks with Taliban in the policies of the previous governments. “Both the previous governments were pro-America and didn’t want to hold talk with Taliban to please the US. The same policy is being followed now,” The News.
PESHAWAR: The tribes people from North Waziristan protested the security forces’ operation in Mir Ali tehsil conducted on December 19 last year, urging the government to compensate the families of those killed in the offensive. The News, Dawn, The Frontier Post.
HANGU: The tribes people displaced from upper Orakzai Agency asked the government to make arrangements for sending them back home. The News.
PESHAWAR: The Cantonment Board Peshawar has completed the construction of a Trauma Centre and is now preparing to equip it with modern equipment. The News.
PESHAWAR: Family members of two Khassadar personnel separately killed in a suicide attack and military operation in January 2012 demanded the Khyber Agency political administration to honour the commitment made with them and provide them financial compensation and jobs to the sons of the slain men. The News.
PESHAWAR: The federal government will spend Rs4.1 billion to widen two major canal systems of Peshawar for enhancing water flow to irrigate barren land measuring thousands of acres, it is learned. Dawn.
LAKKI MARWAT: Former MPA Yasmeen Zia said Awami National Party activists would continue challenging terrorists and working for peace despite being targeted through terrorist activities. Dawn.
PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has revealed that the provincial government has almost completed the preparations for introducing a unified curriculum of education in all schools of the province to be enforced by March this year. The Frontier Post.
PESHAWAR: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) led sit-in protest entered to its 56th day against drone hits in Pakistan and blockade of supply route to NATO forces in Afghanistan as activists of PTI of PK-11 in leadership of Ishtiaq Urmar an MPA participated. The Frontier Post.