ISLAMABAD: Main opposition parties including PPP, MQM and ANP are ostensibly supporting PML-N government’s stance on NATO supplies and opposing Imran Khan’s approach stressing him to adopt ‘rational approach’ who is now determined to stage sit-in on December 5 in front of the Parliament House. The Nation.
PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman Imran Khan on Tuesday said blockade of Nato supplies in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa would continue until the US stopped drone strikes in Pakistan. `Until the stoppage of US drone attacks in tribal areas and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, supplies to Afghanistan for Nato forces will not be allowed to pass through our land as the nation will no more accept the US slavery,` Mr Imran told participants of an anti-drone protest camp in Hayatabad area here.The PTI chairman said the US didn`t want peace in Pakistan and that proved right after an American drone killed local Taliban leader Hakeemullah Mehsud ahead of the government`s peace talks with the Taliban Dawn, The Nation.
PESHAWAR: Lack of coordination between the government and United Nations Children Fund (Unicef) is major obstacle to eradication of polio in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, according to sources. `Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has recorded 10 of the total 70 nationwide polio cases in 2013 so far. The cases are less than 26, the province had recorded in 2012, but chronic refusals pose serious threats to our efforts,` relevant officials told media. The officials said that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa recorded 28,731 refusal cases in the three-day campaign from Nov 18 to Nov 20 out of the 21,859 children, who remained un-immunised in the October vaccination drive. Dawn.
PESHAWAR: Participants of the sixteenth mid career management course (mcmc) commencing from September 30, 2013 at the National Institute of Management Islamabad Tuesday visited the Fata Secretariat Peshawar as a part of their study tour. Thirty six officers, who are within the promotion zone of BS-19 were nominated for this course, belong to various occupational services like Pakistan administrative service, office management, commerce and trade, Pakistan audit & accounts, foreign service of Pakistan, Pakistan customs service, Inland revenue service and Lix Cadre The Frontier Post.
KHAR: Speakers at a seminar held in connection with International Day of Persons with Disabilities on Tuesday urged the government to take steps for fulfilling basic needs and provision of facilities to the disabled persons in the country, particularly in Federally Administered Tribal Areas. A number of persons with disabilities (PWDs) from across Bajaur Agency besides tribal elders and social activists attended the seminar, organised by Bajaur Disabled Persons Association in collaboration with an NGO. Dawn.
LANDI KOTAL: A group of physically disabled persons on Tuesday held a protest demonstration at the Bab-i-Khyber in Jamrud to condemn non-provision of facilities to them. The protest was organised on the occasion of International Day of Persons with Disabilities.Led by Saifur Rehman, 22, a student of B.Ed in the University of Peshawar, nearly two dozen special persons assembled at the Bab-i-Khyber and marched through the Jamrud bazaar while holding placards inscribed with slogans reminding the concerned departments of their unfulfilled promises. `Education and skill training is our basic demand as we do not want to be a burden on our society,` said Mr Rehman, while addressing the gathering at the end of the protest march. He said most disabled persons across Fata were illiterate and jobless and burden on their parents and relatives.Mr Rehman demanded of the Fata Secretariat to arrange for establishing vocational centres for special persons of Fata in every tribal agency. Dawn.
MANSEHRA: People with disabilities organised an awareness walk to highlight their needs and rights at Datta area here on Tuesday.Holding banners and placards inscribed with their demands they marched on Karakoram Highway. A function was also held in this connection at the Institute of Rehabilitation Sciences, which was attended largely by people with disabilities. The speakers on the occasion said that the government should give due rights to the PWDs. Dawn.
MINGORA: Environmental Protection Society, Helping Hands and Kohisar Special Education School jointly organised a walk to mark the international day for PWDs. The walk ended at Swat Press Club where the speakers said that it was the government`s responsibility to provide them all necessary assistance and support. Dawn.
PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chamber of Commerce and Industry has called for consistency and cohesive approach in official policies for promoting trade and business in the province.This was stated by the chamber`s president Zahidullah Shinwari while talking to a delegation of the National Institute of Management Sciences, Islamabad, which called on him here on Tuesday, according to a press release.Mr Shinwari apprised the participants about the investment opportunities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, calling for involving trade and business circles in preparing official policies.The chamber president said KPCCI was working on preparing a strategy for revival of sick industrial units in the province.On this occasion, a documentary on investment opportunities in KP was also played to give an overview of business trends and future possibilities to the delegates.They were briefed about the investment opportunities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa`s hydel power generation sector and its positive impact on industrial activities and job creation. Dawn.
LANDI KOTAL: Pak Afridi team won the All Khyber Peace Cricket Tournament by defeating Pak Khyber team in the final match on Tuesday.Winning the toss and batting first, Pak Khyber managed to score 76 runs in the allotted 15 overs at loss of seven wickets. In reply, Pak Afridi team reached the target with two overs to spare, losing four wickets in the process.Earlier, Pak Khyber defeated the Muslim club, while Pak Afridi edged passed Super Kings in the semi finals.
A total of 37 teams from three tehsils of Khyber Agency took part in the two week long tournament which was played at Bakarabad ground.Kiramat and Amanullah of Pak Afridi club were declared man of the match and man of the tournament, respectively. Dawn.
PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor, Engineer Shaukatullah has hinted to establish a well equipped institution to educate and train special children in FATA and desired that practicable and concrete proposals needs to be incorporated in the budgetary proposals for the next financial year to make its establishment possible. The Frontier Post.
LAHORE – Drones drama – a term coined by Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah Khan – turned the House into a fish market during Punjab Assembly’s Tuesday proceedings.
The rumpus got underway when the speaker, after approving more than three dozen leave applications of lawmakers, opened the House for public interest resolutions. The Nation.