KOHAT: The spokesman of the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) said that the security forces had established hundreds of secret detention cells in Fata, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan. The News, The Frontier Post.
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has convened a high-level security meeting to discuss all aspects of law and order with special reference to devising a strategy for uprooting terrorism at all costs. The News.
PESHAWAR: Announcing a significant increase in the salaries of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police, Chief Minister Pervez Khattak urged the cops to make the public feel that the force is serving instead of bothering them. The News, Daily Mashriq.
PESHAWAR: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf-led Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has expedited efforts to set up the Education City, an iconic project that would help establish the party’s image of change. The News.
PESHAWAR: A key member of Taliban committee and Ameer Jamaat-e-Islam Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Professor Mohammad Ibrahim Khan has hoped that a suitable venue in coming two days could be specified for talks among officials of government and Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan wherefrom both parties could fix date and venue for direct talks. The Frontier Post, The Express Tribune.
PABBI: A house in Jalozai, Nowshera was partially damaged when a bomb planted by unidentified militants near its main gate exploded. Moreover, another bomb planted by unidentified militants on Cherat Cement Factory Road also exploded early morning; however, no loss of life was reported. nThe Express Tribune.
PESHAWAR (Online): Unknown militants fired rockets at a Nato container in the Khyber tribal region’s Shagai area, destroying it. No casualties were reported in the incident. The Frontier Post.
PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) was told that it can advise the government to present a bill in Parliament which, if passed with a majority, can extend the court’s jurisdiction to the tribal areas. Express Tribune.
AKORA KHATTAK: The banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan has asked the government to earmark a `free peace zone` where militant leaders could come without any fear for holding peace talks with the government committee. Dawn.