ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Interior and Narcotics Control on Monday passed the Anti-Terrorism (Amendment) Ordinance with majority vote after some amendments, allowing security forces to shoot suspected persons after a warning. The committee met under the chairmanship of Rana Shamim Ahmed Khan. The News.
HANGU: Representatives of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government and Pakistan People’s Party visited the residence of Aitzaz Hasan. The representatives of the chief minister announced a Rs5 million package for the family of the teen hero and renamed his school as the Aitzaz Hasan Shaheed High School. The News, Dawn, The Frontier Post.
LOS ANGELES: Pakistan has been allowed by the US to buy Talon Robots, the unmanned ground vehicles used by ground forces to track bombs, IEDs and other explosive materials used by terrorists. The News.
ISLAMABAD: Eleven political parties of the country have approved a reforms agenda for bringing the Federally Administrated Tribal Areas (Fata) into the national fold and asked the government to give those rights to the Fata people that are being availed by the other Pakistanis. The News.
ISLAMABAD: Legislators across the aisle in the Senate unleashed a scathing attack on the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan for allegedly sabotaging the national consensus on the Taliban being the enemies of Pakistan and Islam by calling them ‘our own people’ and pleading talks with them. The News, The Express Tribune, The Frontier Post.
PESHAWAR: Following strict security measures adopted for Eid Miladun Nabi, the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) government has requested the interior ministry to suspend cellular network in the province today. The Express Tribune, The Frontier Post, Daily Mashriq.
DERA ISMAIL KHAN: A remote-controlled bomb blast near Dera Ismail Khan left eight police officers injured.
Swabi: In another incident, unidentified persons on a motorcycle killed a security agency official.
Nowshera: In a separate incident, four bullet-riddled bodies were found in Thana Azakhel. The Express Tribune.
PESHAWAR: Activists of Muslim Students Federation on Monday blocked road outside the Peshawar Press Club against attack on Pakistan Muslim League-N senior vice president Engineer Amir Muqam at Shangla. Dawn, Daily Mashriq.
LAKKI MARWAT: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf provincial vice-president Salman Saleem Marwat has demanded of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to accelerate efforts for the establishment of university in Lakki Marwat district. Dawn.
CHARSADDA/NOWSHERA: A man and his wife were killed and four others received injuries in a clash between a landowner and peasants in Shakoor area in Charsadda. In Nowshera, two brothers were killed and two other persons suffered injuries in a firing incident over a land dispute in Pabbi locality. Police said that Fazl Subhan and Rasool Khan were killed while Yousaf Khan was injured in exchange of fire between them. Dawn, Daily Mashriq.
LAKKI MARWAT: The district polio eradication committee has expressed concern over the increasing number of refusal cases and decided to engage prayer leaders and religious scholars to cover such cases. Dawn.
PESHAWAR (INP): Curfew was imposed for an indefinite period across the North Waziristan Agency. According to political agent, the curfew in all tehsils of NWA was imposed for an indefinite period for maintaining law and order situation. The Frontier Post.
PESHAWAR: Multi-donors funded Economic Revitalization of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA project Monday distributed a grant of Rs.23 million in 57 affected traders and shopkeepers of Qissa Khwani bomb blast. The Frontier Post.