KHYBER AGENCY: Four personnel of Frontier Corps (FC) including a local woman were wounded when a forces vehicle was targeted with roadside remote controlled bomb planted by unknown militants in Malik Shaga, Ghundi area of Jamrud tehsil of Khyber Agency, official sources informed on Wednesday.Officials of security forces said that an planted remote controlled bomb blew up in Shaga, Ghundi area of Jamrud tehsil after forces convey at10:00 am was en route to Sakhi Pul area from Jamrud bazaar. Resultantly four security men received injuries while their vehicle was completely destroyed, sources further said. The Frontier Post, The Express Tribune, The Nation.
PESHAWAR: Banned outfit Tehrik Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has reportedly expressed its conditional willingness to the peace talks with the government if the latter shows positive symptoms and the required seriousness. It was reported after the very important meeting for the first time after the arrival of its chief in Pakistan the other day which was attended by almost all the top rank commanders and decision making bodies of the banned outfit, sources told The Frontier Post on Wednesday. The Frontier Post.
WASHINGTON/ISLAMABAD: The US military has halted the shipment of its retrograde cargo from Afghanistan through Pakistan because of protests over drone strikes, a Pentagon spokesman said on Tuesday. He said the protests put at risk the drivers of the trucks carrying the equipment but indicated that the shipments could be resumed `in the near future`. Dawn.
PESHAWAR: Frontier Customs Agents Group, Peshawar, on Wednesday demanded of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to ensure security of cargo trucks transporting goods to Afghanistan under the Afghan Transit Trade via the province. It also asked the government to deploy security personnelat tollplazas to ensure that the trucks en route to Afghanistan with regular trade and ATT items are not stopped (by protesters). Dawn.
LANDI KOTAL: Four Frontier Corps personnel were injured when a security forces` convoy was targeted with an improvised explosive device planted along a road in Jamrud on Wednesday. Officials said the FC convoy was on its way to Sakhi Pul area from Jamrud bazaar when an explosive device planted along the roadside at Malak Shaga area exploded.
They said four FC personnel, naib subedar Rafiq, lance naik Zabitullah, lance naik Rasul Khan and sepoy Javed received injuries while the vehicle`s front portion was also damaged. Dawn.
ISLAMABAD: Despite a massive campaign to highlight the importance of Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI), as many as 47,099 children were missed out in recent polio vaccination drive because of parents` refusal. According to a data provided by World Health Organization (WHO), as many as 24,968 refusals came from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 14,978 from Sindh, 5,068 from Balochistan, 910 from Punjab, 889 from Federally Administered Tribal Area. Dawn.
PESHAWAR: Providing shelter and assistance to the affected population of FATA and KP during and after disaster is one of the primal concerns of Provincial Disaster Management Authority-PDMA Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. We are well aware of our responsibilities and have proven to perform as per our mandate proficiently. The Frontier Post.