ISLAMABAD (NNI): Nasir Uddin Haqqani, the son of Afghan Taliban leader Jalal Uddin Haqqani, brother of Haqqani Network chief Sirajuddin Haqqani and a senior Haqqani network leader has been shot dead on the outskirts of Islamabad, intelligence officials said Monday. He came under attack Monday at Bhara Kahu Islamabad. The Frontier Post, Dawn, Daily Mashriq, Daily Mashriq, The News.
PESHAWAR: The spokesperson of TTP said that if the clerics of Pakistan sit with us and prove us wrong then we will quit our activities. Daily Mashriq.
LAHORE (NNI): The Jamaat-e-Islami on Monday formally responded to ISPR’s statement and clarified its position over party chief Syed Munawar Hassan’s controversial remarks, saying that Pakistan army is not entitled to directly involve in political affairs. The Frontier Post, Dawn, Daily Mashriq, The News.
ISLAMABAD: The Interior Minister, Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan has made it clear that dialogue process with Taliban cannot move forward if US drone attacks continued on Pakistan’s territory adding that the army was not behind the drone attack which killed TTP leader Hakeem ullah Mahsood. He also said the controversy over who was a ‘martyr’ and who was not was poisonous for the country. The Frontier Post, Dawn, Daily Mashriq, The News.
ISLAMABAD : JUI (F) head, Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman has stressed for changing 11-year old policies, to strengthen the trust and faith of Taliban. The Frontier Post.
ISLAMABAD : Chief, Pakistan Muslim League (Zia), Ijaz-ul-Haq has said that nobody has the authority to challenge the martyrdom of Pakistan’s army personnel and Munawwar Hassan should tender an immediate apology. The Frontier Post.
RAWALPINDI (INP): The Pakistan Ex-servicemen Association (PESA) on Monday condemned the statement of Amir of Jamat-e-Islami (JI) Syed Munawar Hassan, who called the dead terrorists as shaheeds and denying that status to thousands of citizens and soldiers who lost their lives at their hands. The Frontier Post.
BAJAUR AGENCY (APP): Political Agent (PA) Bajaur Agency Syed Abdul Jabar Shah on Monday urged the officials of health department to step up efforts for eradicating the polio disease in the agency and warned of serious action whose efficiency could found unsatisfactory during the upcoming drive. This he said while speaking at a meeting with the officials of health department and representatives of WHO, and Unicef here. Senior officials of local administration were also present on the occasion. The Frontier Post.
PESHAWAR: A high level delegation of FATA Secretariat KPK, led by Additional Secretary (P&D) Mr. Khalid Ilyas, visited PCSIR Labs. Complex Peshawar on Thursday to come to know about its capabilities in terms of sophisticated technologies, equipment and scientific manpower and to exploit these resources, for the benefit of FATA areas. The Frontier Post.
PESHAWAR: Town Police arrested 15 suspects, including proclaimed offenders during search operation against anti-state elements and recovered arms and a car from their possession on Monday. on the direction of ASP they raided on various areas where they got information about presence of out-laws and held 15 suspects. Cops also recovered one SMG, one 9mm pistol, and hundreds of rounds. SHO Town said that they will continue such operation in Town till end of Muharam. He added that Town is sensitive area of city and they also keep eye on the movement of out-laws, adding that they also tightened the security of the area. The Frontier Post.
Peshawar(PPI): A working group for Home and Tribal Affairs Department has been notified with approval of the competent authority. The working group will take measures for bringing about positive changes in the working of Home and Tribal Affairs Department and its attached departments, under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has nominated Fiaz Ahmad Khan Toru to chair meetings of the working group on law and order in his absence. It was notified by Home and Tribal Affairs Department Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The Frontier Post.
PESHAWAR: A delegation from Tehsil Musa Khel of Mohmand Agency called on the the Khyber Pakhtumjkhwwa Governor, Engineer Shaukatullah at Governor’s House here on Monday. The delegation led by Engineer Nawaz Gul Mohmand, was comprised of Haji Noor Muhammad, Haji Aleem Jan and Mr. Zia-ur-Rehman. They apprised the Governor about some of the problems and difficulties which the people of Tehsil Musa Khel have been facing. The Governor assured the delegation of taking necessary action to solve their grievances. The Frontier Post.
SWAT (INP): A local jirga in Swat called for apology from Jamaat-e-Islami chief Munawar Hasan for declaring terrorists as martyrs. The Frontier Post.
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehrike-e-Insaf (PTI) core Committee, led by Imran Khan, has taken final decision to halt NATO supply after given deadline in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The PTI core committee held a meeting under chair of party chief Imran Khan to mull over halting the NATO supply in Khyber Pakhtumkhwa province. After consultation with the central leadership of the party, the core committee meeting decided to uphold stance of halting NATO supply in the KP province but not finalized date for banning supply to NATO troops in Afghanistan. The Frontier Post.
NOWSHERA: Provincial Minister for Information Shah Farman visited Darul Uloom-iHaqqania, Akora Khattak, to get support of Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-S in the proposed agitation of his party against Nato supply to Afghanistan via Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Sources said that JUI-S leaders ex-tended full support to Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf in blocking the Nato supply through Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. They also condemned the recent drone attack that killed Pakistani Taliban chief Hakeemullah Mehsud and sabotaged the process of peace talks. Dawn.
LANDI KOTAL: The load of traffic was major reason of slow pace of work on Peshawar-Torkham Highway widening project, according to Frontier Works Organisation. FWO liaison officer Maj (retired) Haseenullah told Dawn that they were trying their level best to complete the project before December 2014. A committed team of 800 workers were working over eight hours a day to complete the $67 million project by mid 2014, he added. The expansion and widening of the 45-kilometre road was started in November last year after the government of United States agreed to provide funds for the project from its defence budget under its withdrawal programme from Afghanistan. It was announced that the project would be completed by the end of 2014. `Heavy traffic is an impediment in the construction or repair of a road,` Mr Haseenullah said. He added that security officials werealso reluctant to allow them to work at nighttime owing to security concerns.Dawn.
PARACHINAR: The political authorities and the security forces on Monday defused a bomb weighing at least 18 kilogram in Mangak area in lower Kurram here. Officials said the local people spotted the bomb and informed the political authorities about it. Soon after receiving the information, the security personnel reached the spot and safely defused the bomb. The officials said the bomb was planted along a dirt track in the Mangak area. They said the explosive device weighed 18 kilogram. Later, the security personnel conducted a search operation in the area to track down the culprits involved in planting the bomb, but no arrests were reported till filing of this report Dawn.
PESHAWAR: Peshawar deputy commissioner on Monday imposed section 144 banning renting of cars and motorcycles in the provincial metropolis for five days. A statement issued here said anyone found violating the order would be proceeded against under section 188 of PPC. An official said the order had been issued keeping in view the fragile security situation in the provincial capital to avert any untoward incident being carried out using rented vehicles. Dawn.
KHAR: Bajaur Agency Political Agent Syed Abdul Jabar Shah on Monday urged the health department officials to step up efforts for eradicating polio from the agency. He waned that serious action would be taken against the officials showing unsatisfactory results during the upcoming anti-polio drive. Dawn.
PESHAWAR: The Taliban have warned the consultative Loya Jirga against endorsing the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) between Afghanistan and United States, saying participants of the jirga would be declared “national traitors and targetted one by one. “ In a press release available with Afghan Islamic Press (AIP) and issued from Kabul, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan rejected the security and defence agreement with United States and termed the consultative Loya Jirga to be convened on the issue as a fake.“The Islamic Emirate warns that if the agreement with United States was endorsed, all the participants of the jirga would be put on the list of national traitors and targeted one-by-one for committing this historical treason,” the statement said. Dawn.