KHAR: A member of village defence committee was injured in a remote controlled blast in Salarzai tehsil of Bajaur Agency on Saturday night. The residents of the area said that Abdul Wadood was going to his home from the nearby market when a roadside explosive device, planted by unidentified miscreants, went off with a bang. Dawn.
LANDIKOTAL: Pakistani border authorities on Saturday night sent back six trailer trucks loaded with US armoured vehicles to Afghanistan due to security reasons at the Torkham border, sources in the border area said. The News.
JAMRUD: A man was killed and his two brothers sustained injuries when two armed groups exchanged fire. The News.
GHALANAI: The families of four journalists of Mohmand Agency, who were killed in the line of duty, have been facing severe financial problems to continue education of their children. Journalists Pervez Khan, Abdul Wahab and Zia Wali Shah were killed in a suicide blast at Ghalanai on Dec 6, 2010, while Mukarram Khan Atif was shot dead by attackers on Jan 17, 2012. Dawn.
NOWSHERA: Chief Minister Pervez Khattak said on Saturday that the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government was considering holding the local government elections in March next year after consultation with the coalition partners. The News.
KARAK: The elders on Saturday threatened to block the gas supply from the dehydration plant of the Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) in Nashpa area if the issue of low pressure of gas was not resolved within 24 hours. The News, Dawn, The Nation.
DAGGAR: Ajmal Khan, a prominent activist of the Awami National Party (ANP) and member of the pro-government peace committee in Buner district, was shot dead at his hujra on Saturday, sources said. The News.
PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has scotched rumours about ending sit-ins after the US announcement that it halted supplies through Torkham. The News.
PESHAWAR: The protesting doctors continued their strike for fourth consecutive day on Saturday at the three tertiary care hospitals of provincial metropolis against the kidnapping of senior physician Prof Dr Amjad Taqweem and vowed to continue protest till safe recovery of the abducted professor. The News.
PESHAWAR: A new polio case has surfaced from North Waziristan Agency – one of militants-infested area of Federally Administrative Tribal Area (Fata). The Express Tribune.
KHAR: Tribal elders, politicians and traders have welcomed the prime minister Mian Mohammad Nawaz Sharif for extending the youth business loan programme to the Federally Administered Tribal Areas and said it would not only curb unemployment among the youths but it will also help to eliminate militancy and extremism in the entire tribal region. Dawn.
CHARSADDA: Parts of Charsadda and Mohmand Agency plunged into darkness after an electricity tower was blown up in Saro Kali area of Shabgadar in the wee hours of Sunday. According to reports, unknown miscreants planted an improvised explosive device (IED) to the 132KV transmission line electricity tower and detonated it early on Sunday morning which exploded with a big bang. Dawn.
ISLAMABAD: Military operations often result in collateral damage, and in some instances, the loss has lasting impact on the affected population. This is what transpired in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata), where for the past decade, the military is fighting militants. In addition to the displacement of the local population, the education sector has suffered the most. Dawn.
KABUL – US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Saturday said he had received assurances during a visit to Kabul that a long-delayed deal allowing US troops to stay in Afghanistan after 2014 would be signed “in a timely manner”. The Nation.