ISLAMABAD: The government has decided to seek an extension in the one-month-long ceasefire from the TTP so that the dialogue with the TTP can go on smoothly. The News.
ISLAMABAD: The mechanism to hold direct talks with the Taliban was finalised during a meeting of the government committee with Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar in the chair on Wednesday. The News, Dawn, Daily Mashriq.
MULTAN: The Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Sami (JUI-S) chief, Maulana Samiul Haq, on Wednesday said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will give the guarantee that no harm will be caused to the members of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Shura committee in case the direct talks take place in some government-controlled area. The News, The Frontier Post.
MULTAN: The Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief, Maulana Fazlur Rehman, has prayed for the success of government-Taliban talks, saying the government has adopted the mechanism against his proposal, but he supports the talk process. The News.
PESHAWAR: One person was killed and two others, including a woman, sustained injuries in a bomb blast in the Sarki Gate area in the provincial metropolis early Wednesday. The News, The Express Tribune, The Frontier Post, Daily Mashriq.
PESHAWAR: A bomb was defused outside Express News Peshawar bureau chief Jamshed Baghwan’s house in Murshadabad area of Peshawar. The Express Tribune.
PESHAWAR: A full-bench of the Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Wednesday issued notices to attorney general of Pakistan and additional chief secretary Fata to appear and assist the court on point of its jurisdiction in Fata related to illegal detention and service matters. The News, Dawn, The Express Tribune.
HANGU: The elders belonging to Orakzai Agency on Wednesday threatened to march on Islamabad if the displaced families were not repatriated to their homes immediately. The News.
WANA: Two persons, including a commander of the local Taliban militants and member of the peace committee, sustained injuries in an exchange of fire during a jirga in Wana, headquarters of South Waziristan Agency. The News, The Express Tribune.
PESHAWAR: Jamaat-iIslami provincial amir Professor Mohammad Ibrahim Khan has said any delay in taking the government-Taliban dialogue process forward can provide an opportunity to anti-peace elements to sabotage the negotiations. Dawn, Daily Mashriq.
GHALANAI/KHAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Eng Shaukatullah Khan has said that the process of dialogue between the government and Taliban is progressing in right direction. Dawn.
LANDI KOTAL: The Khyber Agency political administration on Wednesday notified appointment of relatives of the victims of twin blasts in Jamrud. Twelve Levies personnel were killed in the incident on March 1. Dawn.
PESHAWAR: The fourth consultative workshop to discuss the development budget for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) for 2014 to 2015 was held at Peshawar Club. The Express Tribune.
PESHAWAR: Tribesmen of Mohmand Agency have demanded of the authority concerned to concentrate on improving service delivery instead of launching new development and welfare schemes in the Agency. The Frontier Post.
PESHAWAR: An unidentified body of 22-year old man was recovered in the jurisdiction of Mathra Police Station. The Frontier Post.