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School girl torture row: Teacher produced before Dir court

Staff ReportDIR: The teacher, who allegedly tortured a five-year-old female student in a private school of Lower Dir, was produced before a local court on Friday. According to reports, Qari Ibrahim, a teacher at Iqra Model School, beat up the innocent girl, Roheen, with a plastic pipe. As a result of which, she fell unconscious.The…

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May 25, 2012


Blasts in Balochistan and Lower Dir areas; one die, 6 injured

Staff ReportTIMERGARA: Two separate blasts in remote areas of Balochistan and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa left one person dead and at least six injured on Sunday, SAMAA reports.Police said a powerful explosion ripped through an automotive workshop at a bus stand in Timergarah town of the Lower Dir district, killing one person and injuring four others.Timergara is a…

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May 6, 2012


Suicide blast in Upper Dir; three killed

Staff ReportUPPER DIR: A suicide bomber attacked members of the Qaumi Lashkar, killing three and injuring many others in Upper Dir area, SAMAA reports.Security officials said the incident took place in a market near Shalimar mosque in Upper Dir tribal area where a suicide bomber detonated himself near a convoy of Qaumi Lashkar, a government-led…

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February 16, 2012


8 killed as bus falls into gorge near Upper Dir

PESHAWAR: Eight people were killed and 12 other injured when a passenger coach fell into a ravine near Upper Dir area, SAMAA reports. Authorities said the bus was traveling toward Sharingal area from northwestern Pakistan’s Upper Dir when it met the accident due to over speeding.The ill-fated bus was carrying 21 passengers, including women and…

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February 1, 2012


Dir: Woman gives birth to quadruplets

Staff ReportDIR: A woman gave birth to four children in a private hospital in district Dir on Wednesday night, SAMAA reports.“All the four children and their mother are stable. Three baby boys and their sister are kept in nursery ward”, said Dr Shaokat at Timergara’s medical complex.He said the wife of Zahir Gul was admitted…

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December 1, 2011


Blast kills four in Lower Dir: DPO

Staff ReportLOWER DIR: District Police Office (DPO) Lower Dir says at least four people have been killed in an incident of bomb explosion. The bomb had been planted on roadside, reports SAMAA on Tuesday. The explosion took place in Samar Bagh Ghora Banda area. He says the explosives went off after a vehicle carrying four…

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October 25, 2011


Injured general vows to crush militants in Chitral, Dir

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: The injured General Officer Commanding (GOC) of Swat has vowed to crush the militants in Chitral and Dir, SAMAA reported on Wednesday.Earlier on September 21, the GOC of Swat Major General Jawed Iqbal sustained injuries in militants’ attack and now he is eager to go back to defeat the miscreants. The GOC of…

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September 28, 2011


Suspect in Dir mosque bombing held

Staff ReportDIR: A key terrorist allegedly involved in 2009 bombing of Upper Dir mosque was arrested on Wednesday and shifted to some undisclosed location for questioning. The suspect, Sahibzada, was picked up by police during a raid in Upper Dir. Police say the suspect is being interrogated for his possible role in the deadly mosque…

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September 21, 2011


Dir gunbattle over property dispute kills 11

Staff ReportDIR: At least 11 people, including a woman, were killed and four wounded in a shootout between two rival groups in Upper Dir on Sunday.The shootout took place due to some property dispute. According to reports, armed supporters of Muhammad Nagin and Faqir resorted to straight firing at each other in Kohistan tehsil of…

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September 18, 2011


At least 27 killed in blast at funeral in Lower Dir: Police

DIR: At least twenty seven people were killed and several others were wounded in a bomb attack at a funeral in Peroo village of Lower Dir on Thursday, said the police.Senior police official Salim Khan Marwat said the explosion targeted members of a government-sponsored anti-Taliban militia operating in the area.“Seven people were killed and 23…

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September 15, 2011


Inter-province group of robbers arrested in Dir

Staff ReportDIR: Local police Saturday arrested an inter-province gang of dacoits and car-lifters after only two hours of their latest robbery.According to details, the pack of criminals made away with money and a car from a petrol pump in Panahkot. However, police chased them and conducted a raid at a hotel. Car and the looted…

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July 23, 2011


Five terrorists killed in Upper Dir

Staff ReportDIR: At least five terrorists have been killed during the clash between terrorists and Qaumi Lashkar, SAMAA reported Wednesday.More than 600 Afghan terrorists attacked Nusrat Dara, Kharo, Batoor and Sarokaly early in the morning where one volunteer was wounded.Terrorists also destroyed one school in the area. Five terrorists were killed when Qaumi Lashkar (tribal…

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July 6, 2011


Curfew in Dir to control terror activities

Staff Report DIR: Curfew has been imposed in Barawal area of Upper Dir from last three days to control terror activities, SAMAA reported Saturday. A large number of security personnel have been deployed in the area for crushing terrorism. The areas where curfew is imposed include Shahi Kot, Shal Talu, Nusrat Dara and Ben Dara,…

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July 2, 2011


Minor girl arrested, suicide vest recovered in Lower Dir

Staff Report PESHAWAR: Security forces arrested a minor girl and recovered a suicide vest form her possession in Lower Dir on Monday. The bomber girl, identified as Sohana, was kidnapped from Hasht Nagri area of Peshawar. According to reports, terrorists have started kidnapping innocent girls to train them for carrying out suicide attacks. This startling…

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June 20, 2011


Security forces regain Upper Dir, launch search operation

Staff ReportDIR: Security forces and police are strengthening their positions in Upper Dir following a successful operation against militants, a top official said on Sunday. Speaking to media at his office in Saidu Sharif, DIG Malakand Qazi Jameel-ur-Rehman said that 27 troops and three civilians embraced martyrdom in militants’ attack on a security checkpost in…

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June 5, 2011


FO protests with Afghanistan over Dir attack

Staff Report ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office (FO), alleging the Afghan-based Taliban that they attacked on a Pakistani checkpost in Dir, has resolved to urge NATO, Afghan forces and ISAF to wipe out cross-border terrorism against Pakistan, SAMAA reported on Thursday. Expressing disappointment on Taliban attack, Pakistan Foreign Office Thursday summoned Afghan envoy and lodged with him…

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June 2, 2011


7 killed in armed clash over power supply in Upper Dir

Staff ReportUPPER DIR: At least seven persons including three women reported killed during an armed clash over power supply line in Upper Dir area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, SAMAA reported on Wednesday.According to preliminary details, two rival groups started a quarrel over generator’s power supply line at Nawakaley area of Upper Dir. Gradually the quarrel turned…

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June 1, 2011


Malakand-Dir linking bridge

Imran Khan highlights the danger of using a temporary linking bridge at River Swat which links Malakand Division to District Dir.

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May 8, 2011


Girls School in Dir

Syed Zahid Jan reports on the condition of a girls’ school in Dir.

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April 24, 2011


15 security men martyred 12 hurt in clash with terrorists in Dir

Staff ReportLOWER DIR: At least 15 security personnel have been reported martyred and 12 other injured in a clash with terrorists in Kharkai area of Lower Dir, SAMAA reported on Friday.According to details, the terrorists launched an armed attack on a security check post in Kharkai area of Lowe Dior and injured six security men.The…

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April 22, 2011


15 security officers martyred in Dir

Staff ReportDIR: At least 15 security officials martyred and 12 others injured in an attack of terrorists in Kharkai area of lower Dir, SAMAA reported Friday. According to details, six security personnel were wounded when terrorists attacked a check post situated in Kharkai yesterday and clash continued between forces and militants in the area since…

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April 22, 2011