LAHORE: The banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has tasked its field commanders to target the federal cabinet members and high-ranking officers of the armed forces. The News.
HANGU: The residents of various villages in Hangu district on Wednesday took out protest rallies against the unscheduled and prolonged power and gas outages. The News.
PESHAWAR: The ongoing targetted attacks on the police force in the provincial capital continued as a cop was killed and three others, including a station house officer (SHO), were wounded in two separate assaults on Wednesday. The News, Dawn, Frontier Post, The Express Tribune, Daily Mashriq.
PESHAWAR: Chief Secretary Muhammad Shehzad Arbab has expressed concern over the increasing number of polio cases that have surfaced in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa so far and directed the relevant quarters to comply with the orders issued for the eradication of polio. The News.
DERA ISMAIL KHAN: A would-be suicide bomber blew himself up apparently to avoid arrest in the Musazai area in the Draban Tehsil on Wednesday, police sources said. The sources said two suspected militants were on way to Draban when security forces signaled them to stop. “One of them escaped from the scene while another motorcyclist blew himself up,” an official said. The sources said that they were heading to a target but security forces foiled the bid. The News.
PESHAWAR: A light rain lashed different parts of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa including the provincial capital on Wednesday, breaking the long dry spell while hilly parts of the province and tribal areas received snowfall that turned the weather chillier. The News, Dawn, Frontier Post, Daily Mashriq.
WASHINGTON: Despite tagging the Haqqani militant network as a terrorist group in September 2011, the American FBI has not yet listed Commander Sirajuddin Haqqani, the chief of the lethal militia, as a most wanted terrorist, like fugitive al-Qaeda ameer Dr Ayman Al Zawahiri and several others. The News.
PESHAWAR: Accusing some of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) ministers of providing protection to power thieves, Minister of State for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali on Wednesday threatened to cut off the power supply to Bannu division if the electricity consumers there did not pay their dues within a week. The News, Dawn, Frontier Post, Express Tribune, Daily Mashriq.
HANGU: A nine-grader hero, Aitzaz Hassan, sacrificed his life to save his schoolmates from being killed in a botched suicide attack in the limits of the City Police Station on Monday. The News, Dawn, The Express Tribune.
LANDIKOTAL: After a series of dialogue between the health and political administration officials, health workers ended their boycott and they would be the part of the twice-delayed anti-polio campaign in Khyber Agency commencing from January 11, officials said on Wednesday. The News.
PESHAWAR: Pakistan Masihee League, Khyber Pakh-tunkhwa, Wednesday held a protest demonstration outside the Peshawar Press Club against the kidnapping of a member of the Christian community. The News, Dawn.
KHAR: To boost up bee-keeping industry and achieve maximum honey production, the administration of Bajaur Agency has provided training to beekeepers on scientific methods. Beekeepers, who received training, were provided bee hives, and other equipment. The initiative could prove extremely profitable in bee farming and would increase productivity. The News.
KHAR: The political administration seized heavy arms in a mosque in Momand tehsil of Bajaur Agency on Wednesday, official sources said.The sources said after receiving information, officials of the political administration along with the security forces and Bajaur Levies Force reached a mosque in Ter Bandgai and seized heavy arms including 16 missile shells, 27 rocket shells, hand-grenades, eight improvised explosive devices, six pressure bombs from the basement of the mosque. The News.
LAKKI MARWAT: The Pakistan Army organised a free medical camp at Khairukhel village on Wednesday.The residents of Khairukhel and people from the adjacent villages availed the services at the camp free of cost. The News.
ISLAMABAD: The Army repulsed a late evening assault by terrorists on one of its strategic posts in South Waziristan Agency (SWA) on Wednesday, killing 10 attackers. Three soldiers also lost their lives. Dawn, The Express Tribune, Daily Mashriq.
PESHAWAR: An inquiry committee in its finding report has observed that the under construction district jail in Hangu could not be used for keeping prisoners due to poor quality of work and use of substandard construction material. Dawn.
PESHAWAR: An inquiry committee in its finding report has observed that the under construction district jail in Hangu could not be used for keeping prisoners due to poor quality of work and use of substandard construction material. The inquiry was initiated in 2011 on the orders of the provincial government. Dawn.
PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Secretary Mohammad Shehzad Arbab has directed the quarters concerned to ensure quick implementation of the measures announced by the provincial government to ensure complete polio eradication from the province. Dawn, Daily Mashriq.
PESHAWAR: The Gomal Zam Dam project focuses entirely on constructing the infrastructure with no attention paid to take care of the affected people, according to Dera Ismail Khan Commissioner Mushtaq Jadoon. Dawn.
KARAK: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf and Jamaat-i-Islami have agreed in principle to form an electoral alliance for the upcoming local bodies` elections in the district, and decided to field consensus candidates at union council, tehsil and district levels. Dawn.
KOHAT/ DARAGAI: 1 killed and 26 others injured in two different accidents in Kohat and Daragai areas. In the first incident 1 man was killed and 10 others injured when a van collided with a car on Gorzai area on Kohat Pindi road. In the second incident 16 people including 10 women of the same family were injured when a truck lost control and collided with a van in Daragai. The Express Tribune.
PESHAWAR: The lawyer of Dr. Shakeel Afridi has decided to file an appeal in the PHC against the FATA Tribunal decision regarding the case of Dr. Shakil’s contacts with the banned organizations. Daily Mashriq.