ISLAMABAD: The government on Tuesday set free three more senior Taliban leaders to prop up the Afghan reconciliation process.The release of the three Afghan Taliban leaders came almost a week after a High Peace Council delegation, led by Salahuddin Rabbani, visited Islamabad for discussion on the peace initiative.Unlike the past, there was no official announcement of the release of the three Taliban leaders. Dawn, The News.
RAWALPINDI: The public elected representatives, local leaders and workers of Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz), and district administration are committed to fighting against dengue outbreak and polio in the district. The Nation.
SHABQADAR / DERA ISMAIL KHAN: A locally made bomb, placed inside an empty oil canister, was defused by the bomb disposal squad (BDS) in Sro Kallay, Shabqadar on Monday.The Express Tribune.
SWABI: A number of shops and government offices were partially damaged in a blast inside Liaqat Market, Hospital Road on Monday, however, no loss of life was incurred. Swabi police station SHO Izhar Shah told The Express Tribune nine shops were damaged in the explosion which occurred around 8:45pm. The Express Tribune.
NOWSHERA: The outlawed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan is likely to target government installations and public places in Nowshera district and Khyber Agency to avenge killing of its chief Hakeemullah Mehsud, who was killed in US drone attack in Miramshah, according to sources, Quoting a written letter titled `Threat Alert 1123`, official sources said. Dawn.
PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Engineer Shaukatullah has stressed the need of imparting modern knowledge and techniques to the farming community of Fata enabling them to make best use of their agricultural lands. Dawn.
KHAR: A man was killed while 15 others were injured in a road accident in Nawagai area here on Tuesday. Local administration officials said a passenger bus going to Karachi from Khar plunged into a deep ravine near Nawagai while taking a sharp turn. As a result, a passenger died on the spot, while 15 others, mostly children and women, were injured. Dawn.
PESHAWAR: The severed head of a suspected terrorist was recovered near Badhber police station here on Tuesday. The head was of Asfandyar, resident of Banukhel, Badhber village, an of ficial of the police station told Dawn. `Asfandyar was wanted to police in several incidents of militancy,` he said. Dawn.