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Anti-polio drive kicks off in Balochistan, KPK, Fata

ISLAMABAD: Three-day anti-polio drive begins in twenty-nine districts of Balochistan, six districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA today. In Balochistan, more than two point four million children up to five years of age would be administered anti-polio drops during the campaign. In Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, the campaign will be carried out in Peshawar, Kohistan, Shangla, Battagram, Abbottabad…

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Census to begin in Pakistan today

A sixth census is going to start after nineteen years years in the country today. Sindh’s eight cities including Karachi, Punjab’s 16th districts, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, FATA, Azad Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan are included in the first phase of census. Watch this report

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Securing Frontier

By: Adnan Adil Securing the Pak-Afghan frontier has become a challenging task for Pakistan as all the horrific violence in recent times has poured in from across this boundary. Trained militants and arms and explosives arrive in Pakistan via this border, and large-scale smuggling of goods and narcotics, a major source of funding for terrorist,…

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South Waziristan TDPS repatriation to resume today

KHAR: The process of return of Temporarily Displaced Persons of South Waziristan Agency will resume on Tuesday, 14 March. About twenty-five thousand families will go back to their native areas in South Waziristan. Each returning family is being provided thirty five thousand rupees, ration for six months and items of daily use. According to FATA…

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‘FATA team to participate in third addition of PSL’

PESHAWAR: Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Engr Iqbal Zafar Jhagra has said there is no dearth of talent amongst students in FATA and providing of basic opportunities to them is need of the hour. “The Government is focusing on flourishing not only curriculum activities but also co-curriculum activities as wel and in this regard a cricket team…

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PTI welcomes cabinet’s decision to approve FATA reforms

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek Insaf (PTI) on Friday welcomed the approval of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) Reforms by the federal cabinet in a meeting held here in chair of PTI chairman Imran Khan. The meeting was attended by Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak, Secretary General PTI Jahangir Khan Tareen, Secretary Information PTI Naeem ul…

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Imran calls for early merger of FATA into KPK to combat terrorism

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday called for the merger of federally-administered tribal areas (FATA) into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in order to effectively combat terrorism in the restive region. Khan’s demand came shortly after a suicide bomber rammed his motorcycle into a government’s van in Hayatabad area, killing at least two workers….

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Delay in FATA reforms to invite crisis, warns Zardari

ISLAMABAD: Former President and head of the Pakistan People’s Party Parliamentarians Asif Ali Zardari has expressed grave concern over reports that the government has shelved FATA reforms proposals and called for early implementation political reforms to give its people their legitimate rights as equal citizens of the country. “Delaying reforms any longer in FATA will…

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More snowfall expected over hills

ISLAMABAD: Rain-thunderstorm with snowfall over the hills is expected at a number of places in Balochistan today, scattered places in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA and isolated places in Rawalpindi and Sargodha divisions, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan. However, foggy conditions are likely to prevail over Gujranwala and Bahawalpur divisions. Temperature of some major cities recorded on Monday…

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Anti-Polio drive begins in different parts of country

A three-day anti-polio campaign underway in Sindh, FATA, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit Baltistan and six districts of Punjab. More than six point six million children up to five years of age will be administered anti-polio drops in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and tribal areas. Over two point five million children would be administered anti-polio drops in Kasur, Sargodha,…

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Anti-polio drive begins in different parts of country

ISLAMABAD: A three-day anti-polio campaign kicks off in Sindh, FATA, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit Baltistan and six districts of Punjab today.      More than six point six million children up to five years of age will be administered anti-polio drops in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and tribal areas. Over two point five million children would be administered anti-polio…

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Northern areas of country receiving snowfall

ISLAMABAD: Rain-thunderstorm with snowfall over hills occurred at scattered places in upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gujranwala division, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir during last twelve hours. Rain-thunderstorm with snowfall over hills is expected at scattered places of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, FATA, upper Punjab, including Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Sargodha, Lahore and Faisalabad divisions, Islamabad, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir while at isolated places…

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Three-day anti polio campaign begins in FATA, KPK

ISLAMABAD: A three day anti-polio campaign began in FATA and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Monday morning. According to Radio Pakistan quoting sources of Provincial Health Department said that more than six point six million children up to five years of age will be administered anti-polio drops in the province and tribal areas. Over twenty four thousand…

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PA passes resolution for merger of FATA into KP

PESHAWAR: The session of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly chaired by Speaker Assad Qaisar Wednesday passed resolution demanding merger of FATA in KP province. The resolution was moved by Dr. Haider Ali of PTI. The resolution demanded that tribal areas should be merged in KP keeping in view the aspiration and wishes of tribal people. KP Assembly…

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Nexus between terrorists, facilitators to be severed: COAS

  General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of the Army Staff, spent his day at Corps Headquarters Peshawar today for an in depth briefing on current state of security operations and the way forward in FATA, KPK and Malakand Divisions. Appreciating the gains of counter terrorism operations so far, he said that focus must remain on…

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Foundation stone of Swat cantonment laid

ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Friday visited Mingora, Kanju and Khwazakhela in Swat and laid foundation stone of Swat Cantonment. The chief minister and governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) were also present, a news release of Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) stated here. Formal approval for establishment of the cantonment was…

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FATA University a ray of hope in tribal areas

Classes have commenced at the first-ever university made operational in Darra Adam Khel in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) – the FATA University. With the establishment of the university, higher education has become a lot more accessible than before. Here’s what hopeful teachers and passionate students had to say about the new trajectory the…

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Anti-polio drive begins in FATA, FRs, KP, Balochistan

ISLAMABAD: Three-day anti-polio campaign begins in FATA, FRs, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 13 districts of Balochistan on Monday. Over one million children below the age of five years will be administered anti-polio drops in FATA. In Balochistan, about one point seven million children up to five years of age would be administered anti-polio drops. –SAMAA/APP

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13 killed and 25 injured in Mohmand Agency blast

MOHMAND AGENCY: At least 13 people killed and 25 injured in a suicide blast inside the mosque on Friday. According to initial reports, the blast occurred inside a mosque during Friday prayers. Police and security agencies have cordoned off the area.

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Measles outbreak declared in Khyber Agency

PESHAWAR: Health authorities in FATA have officially declared an outbreak of measles in Bar Qamber Khail area Tehsil Bara of Khyber Agency after completion of investigation over growing number of cases of the disease and the death of a patient in Hayatabad Medical Complex. According to a press release issued here on Monday, Director Health…

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More rain likely in different parts

ISLAMABAD: Rain thundershower with strong gusty winds and dust-storm is expected at scattered places of southeast Balochistan, lower Sindh and FATA during the next 24 hours. Synoptic Situation: Moderate monsoon currents are continuously penetrating in southern parts and likely to continue during next 24 hours. Weak monsoon currents are also penetrating upper parts of the…

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