ISLAMABAD: Announcing the much-awaited policy statement regarding dealing with terrorism in the National Assembly the prime minister said he has constituted a four-member committee, headed by his Adviser on National Affairs, Irfan Siddique, to establish contact with the Taliban and pave the way for a dialogue. The News, The Frontier Post, Dawn, The Express Tribune, Daily Mashriq.
ISLAMABAD: After the announcement of the PM’s committee for talks with the Taliban, the TTP has already convened a Shura meeting to constitute its team for holding talks with the government. The News, The Frontier Post, The Express Tribune, Daily Mashriq.
ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Pervaiz Rashid on Wednesday said that no timeframe can be given regarding dialogue process with Taliban. The News.
WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama told Americans on that drone strikes have been limited but al-Qaeda is still a threat. The News.
WASHINGTON: The White House on Wednesday reaffirmed the US commitment to continue cooperation with Pakistan to help promote economic development, peace and security for the people of the key regional country. The News, The Frontier Post, The Express Tribune.
PESHAWAR: The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has said its Shura will come up with its response to the four-member committee announced by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for holding peace talks with the militants. The News.
PESHAWAR: A grand Pashto mushaira or poetry recital session arranged on Wednesday to promote and advocate peace reflected the miserable condition of the people dislocated from hometowns and the bad impacts of war on the Pakhtun society. The News.
HANGU: One person was killed and another sustained injuries in two separate explosions in Orakzai Agency and Hangu district. The News.
MIRANSHAH: The tribal families that had fled their villages in Mir Ali tehsil in North Waziristan to escape possible military action after the January 19 bomb attack on the security forces’ convoy in Bannu have started returning to their homes. The News.
PESHAWAR: Inspector General of Police Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Nasir Khan Durrani has prepared drafts of two Acts and submitted the same to the provincial government for legislation from the assembly in order to effectively counter terrorism in the province. The Frontier Post.
ISLAMABAD: Chief his own faction of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) Maulana Fazlur Rehman supported government’s negotiation offer to Taliban, besides expressing his reservations over constitution of a four-member committee announced by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. The Frontier Post.
PESHAWAR: Opposition leader in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Sardar Mehtab Ahmad Khan Abbasi on Wednesday warned that the province could face a big disaster after the withdrawal of Nato forces from Afghanistan. Dawn, The Express Tribune.
NOWSHERA: Internally displaced persons of Bara on staged a protest demonstration against the Peshawar Electric Supply Company for disconnecting power supply to Jalozai camp. Dawn.
LAKKI MARWAT: Security officials and Naurang town elders have decided to make joint efforts for maintenance of peace and curbing militancy in the district. Dawn.
PESHAWAR: Elders from Kurram Agency have expressed anguish over the government`s failure to rehabilitate them as they have been suffering due to military operations and large-scale displacements. Dawn.