At least five insurgents including a militant commander were killed in remote controlled bomb blast here on Monday. According to official sources, unknown miscreants had planted a remote controlled explosives device by roadside in Akkakhel, tehsil Bara of Khyber Agency which exploded at the time when militants of banned Lashkar-e-Islam were on patrol. The Frontier Post, The News, Daily Jang, Daily Times.
Unidentified motorcyclists killed a driver of a container who was carrying supply for the NATO forces stationed in Afghanistan on Monday at Pak-Afghan Shahra Tedi bazaar. Political Administration said that the trailer was carrying the equipments for the NATO troops in Afghanistan when the unknown motorcyclists opened firing and murdered the driver at Tedi Bazaar the area of Jamrud. The Frontier Post, The News, Dawn, Daily Jang, DailyTimes.
Four new cases of polio were confirmed in FATA and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa here on Monday. The polio monitoring and coordination cell confirmed the cases after which the total number of polio cases has mounted to 27 across the country. The polio was detected in 18-month-old Haneefullah of Bara, 2.5-year -old Salam of Salarzai, six-month-old Saleem of Mardan and six month-old Naureen of Lakki Marwat. The total numbers of polio cases in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have risen to six while thirteen polio cases have been reported in FATA. The Frontier Post.
The Taliban associated with the pro-government Maulvi Nazeer group on Monday ‘arrested’ several members of Ghulam Jan group after a clash at Wana Bazaar. According to sources, members of Ghulam Jan group after exchange of harsh words with members of Maulvi Nazeer group had a scuffle with them in Wana Bazaar. The Maulvi Nazeer group Taliban arrested several men of Ghulam Jan group and put them in the private jail of the militant group. Maulvi Nazeer group, considered as pro-militant, is active in Wana, the headquarters of South Waziristan Agency. The Frontier Post, Daily Times.
Member of National Assembly, Kurram Agency, Sajid Tori said on Monday the bodies of persons who were drowned in a boat near Australia, would be reaching their native areas within 40 days. Talking to journalists after he returned from Australia he said all necessary arrangements including finger prints and DNA tests would be completed in a week. He said that during his stay he met with the people who were saved in a boat tragedy and take possible steps for resolving their problems. He also said that 19 bodies had been recovered in which 17 belonged to Kurram Agency. The Frontier Post.
Six armed militants bullied shopkeepers selling women garments and cosmetics in the Singair Bazaar in Hangu on Monday threatening them to remove curtains from the doors of the shops or face action. Sources said the militants riding motorbikes and wielding lashes reached the market after the Zuhr prayers and instructed the garment merchants to remove the blinds from shops. The traders often hang curtains at the shops’ entrance so that purdah-observing women shoppers aren’t disturbed with stares of men loitering nearby. The News.
The official price control committee in Bajaur Agency on Monday decided to crack down on profiteers. The decision was made during the committee’s meeting here, where political agent Abdul Jabbar Shah, committee members, senior officials of the administration, leaders of political parties and representatives of trade unions were in attendance. The committee members briefed participants about prices of fruits, vegetables, meat, wheat, rice, poultry and ice in the agency, especially since the start of Ramazan. Dawn.
The Khyber Agency Khasadar force has contradicted a news item that appeared in Dawn that Frontier Corps had refused to cooperate and assist them in providing security to NATO containers passing through the Khyber Pass. A statement issued by the office of Jamrud line officer Ajmad Afridi said providing security to vehicles carrying goods and fuel to Nato forces in Afghanistan was the joint responsibility of the Khasadar force and the FC. Dawn.
Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Barrister Masaud Kausar said a day is not far away when all the Pakistani Nation would be proud of tribal people if they are given proper education and training facilities. This he said in a meeting with FATA Parliamentarians and Senators at Islamabad. The Governor said it is in the top priorities of the Government to provide technical education and training to the children to enable them to wave the flag of their beloved country in the world. The Governor said FATA is in the grip of severe problems for many years and it is considered that these problems are their self created, which is not true. The emergence of problems in FATA is actually the result of conspiracies of the enemies who want to eliminate Pakistan from the map of the world by eliminating Pakhtun Nation from the land of our beloved country, Pakistan. The Frontier Post.
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