LANDI KOTAL: More than 50,000 internally displaced persons have so far returned to their homes in Tirah valley of Khyber Agency as the first phase of the repatriation process is about to complete. Fata Disaster Management Authority, which was tasked to supervise the return of over 17,000 registered families to Tirah, said in a daily report that 12,024 families comprising 53,951 individuals left Durrani camp in Kurram Agency and Jarma transit point near Kohat for their respective localities till November 4. Dawn.
PESHAWAR/DAGGAR: A child was killed and six persons were injured when a powerful bomb went off in Khalid Bin Waleed Town in the limits of Yakatoot police station in Peshawar on Monday evening. Dawn, The Frontier Post.
PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court on Monday reserved its judgment on the question whether the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had the jurisdiction in matters related to the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata). Heading a single-member bench, Chief Justice Dost Mohammad Khan heard arguments in three appeals filed by the additional chief secretary of Fata Secretariat and political agent of Khyber Agency against an order of the special judge anticorruption that FIA could exercise jurisdiction in the Fata-related matters and should continue with the inquiry in certain matters related to Fata Secretariat and tribal agencies. Dawn.
PESHAWAR: Employees of various government departments on Monday blocked Sher Shah Suri Road against the drone attacks. The protesters described killing of banned TTP chief a bid to derail talks process with Taliban. They held banners and placards inscribed with demands for revisiting the PakUS relations. Dawn. The Frontier Post.
KHAR: Polio vaccinators have threatened to boycott polio campaigns over nonpayment of salaries for last four months. They said total 16 workers had been working with the local health department as transit vaccinators for the last four years but they had not been paid their salaries on time.They also criticised the health department`s senior officials and WHO for ignoring their problems. Dawn.
WASHINGTON: The US State Department said on Monday that it had no `specific communications` to report on a protest note from Pakistan over the killing of TTP leader Hakimullah Mehsud. On Saturday, Pakistan reportedly summoned US Ambassador Richard G. Olson to the Foreign Office to formally protest the attack. But when reporters asked State Department`s deputy spokesperson Marie Harf about the reported protest at a briefing in Washington, she said: `I have no specifics about communications to read out for you. Dawn.
ISLAMABAD: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) leader Maulana Fazlur Rehman said that his party would table a resolution on NATO supplies in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly on Monday. The Frontier Post, The Express Tribune
PESHAWAR: The FATA Tribunal on Tuesday issued a notice to Khyber Agency’s political agent to present the complete record of Dr Shakil Afridi’s case for the hearing of a revision petition seeking a fresh retrial. The special public prosecutor, meanwhile, was directed to appear on November 27, the next date of hearing. The Express Tribune.