PARACHINAR: Arrangements for Muharram were finalised in Kurram Agency and the political administration announced the closure of the Pak-Afghan border for a week. “A strict watch will be kept on all entry and exit points leading to the agency and tribal elders have been taken onboard for this purpose,” said PA Mehsud. The border will remain closed from Muharram 6 to 13, while the Tal-Peshawar Road will also be closed for all traffic on Muharram 10. The Express Tribune.
PESHAWAR: The shura of the Pakistani Taliban is scheduled to meet today (Wednesday) for choosing the successor to their slain leader, Hakimullah Mehsud, who was killed in the US drone attack on November 1 in North Waziristan Agency’s Danday Darpakhel village. Taliban sources said that the majority of members of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) had agreed on two senior militant commanders, Maulana Fazlullah and Hafiz Saeed Khan as the likely new head of the organisation. The News, Daily Mashriq.
PESHAWAR: Jamaat-iIslami, partner of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf-led ruling coalition in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, on Tuesday announced to block the main Nato supply route in Peshawar on next Friday (Nov 8). Where as Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Minister Shah Farman on Tuesday said the federal government had the time until November 20 to finalise plan for negotiations with the Taliban otherwise Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf being a political party heading the provincial government was free to take own decision in this respect. Dawn, The Express Tribune, The Express Tribune, The Frontier Post, The Frontier Post, The News.
PESHAWAR: Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman said on Tuesday that Taliban had agreed to hold talks with a tribal jirga before the assassination of TTP chief Hakeemullah Mehsud in US drone strike. He said that any one political party could neither block supplies to Nato forces nor drone strikes in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, and therefore the nation should stand united on this issue. Dawn, The Express Tribune, Daily Times.
ISLAMABAD (APP): Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Monday described the post drone attack situation, as gruesome as he urged continuation of peace process with the support and consultation of all political stakeholders. “Situation is more gruesome than the point from where we had initiated peace efforts in September this year,” he said. The Frontier Post, The News.
PESHAWAR: A Telephone exchange was blown up by unidentified miscreants with bombs in Budhber on Monday. Police sources said that more then dozens militants entered in building of PTCL exchange and hostage the security guard and locked him in a room, adding, that militants planted around seven bombs in building which exploded with big bangs, resultantly the telephone exchange was damaged, however, no causality was reported. The Frontier Post.
BARA: Tribesmen of Bara tehsil have demanded federal government and Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan to take serious step and open levy gate centre located in Hayatabad phase six being closed after Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government’s issued order on Monday. The Frontier Post.
MOHMAND AGENCY: Mother and child week was observed in Lower Sub Division Headquarters Taryakhi Ghand on Monday. Tehsildar Shehryar Khan, NP Agency Coordinator Dr Raza Ullah and Muhammad Younus Khan were present in the ceremony and addressed the gathering. The Frontier Post.
PESHWAR: Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) on Monday confirmed an image released on the social media is of its slain leader Hakimullah Mehsud captured just before his burial.
The image, which shows, through the opening of the shroud, the bearded face of the former TTP chief with stains of blood and coagulated nosebleed, was released across the social media on Monday. According to the reports of a private TV channel, Mehsud’s abdomen and chest were badly in wounded the drone attack. The Frontier Post.
KHYBER AGENCY: The wedding ceremony turned into deep grief on Monday after a transit container overturned on three vehicles, killing 10 including bride, women and children and injuring eight others in Katta Kushta area of Jamrud tehsil Khyber Agency, local administration said. The Frontier Post.
PESHAWAR: FATA Youth has the capability to succeed in bringing economic prosperity in their region. There is no dearth of minerals potential in FATA and the young generation of FATA, no doubt, is capable to exploit these rich resources in FATA through their skills if they show seriousness in getting their trainings. The Frontier Post.
ISLAMABAD: The Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman while publicly expressing his hatred against the US on Tuesday said he would even call a dog as ‘martyr’ if it was killed by the US. The News.
ISLAMABAD: Parliamentary leaders of the opposition parties on Tuesday agreed on continuity of peace talks with the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and halting the drone attacks but failed to remove the differences over blocking the Nato supply line. The News, Daily Times, Daily Mashriq.
ISLAMABAD: Top officials in the Ministry of Defence confirmed to The News on Tuesday that the figures of civilian casualities in drone strikes sent to parliament right after the return of the prime minister from his US trip were “wrong and fabricated”. The News.