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Independence Day celebrated across FATA with patriotic zeal

PESHAWAR: Independence day was celebrated throughout the length and breadth of FATA with great national spirit and enthusiasm on Monday. A couple of events were organised in all agencies which included Bajour, Mohmand, Khyber, Orkzai Kurram, North and South Waziristan. .A friendly cricket match was also played between Khyber and NWA teams at Younus Khan…

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KP Governor honours FATA students with laptops under PM scheme

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Eng. Iqbal Zafar Jhagra on Wednesday honoured position holders students of Fata with laptops computers under the PM’s Laoptop Scheme. He honoured Fata students during an impressive function held here at Governor House Peshawar. The Additional Chief Secretary, FATA and the other concerned senior officials, the teachers and parents of the…

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Opposition parties to use Senate majority to send PM packing

ISLAMABAD: NEWS DESK: After the JIT’s revelations, all the opposition parties have decided to use their majority in the Senate to send the PM packing. The leaders from the opposition parties held a meeting at Khursheed Shah’s chamber at the Parliament House. Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Khurshid Shah said the JIT has exposed three…

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Pakistan announces fully funded overseas scholarships

ISLAMABAD: Federal government has announced fully funded overseas scholarship for Ph. D. students in top universities of the world. The scholarships are being offered in Agriculture, Engineering and Technology, Management Sciences and Business Education, Medical Sciences, Physical Sciences and Social Sciences. Last date for submission of online application forms is 30th of this month. The…

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FC Balochistan gun down two BLA terrorists in Quetta

QUETTA: FC Balochistan conducted an IBO in Quetta on Monday in which two wanted terrorists of the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) were killed in the exchange of fire.  According to the ISPR, the killed terrorists were involved in attacking armed forces, target killing, kidnapping for ransom and planting IED explosives in Quetta, Margate and Sangaan…

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Weather forecast: Rain, windstorm likely today in parts of country

ISLAMABAD: Rain-thunderstorm with gusty winds is expected at isolated places in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Sargodha, Lahore, Faisalabad, Multan, Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Bannu, Kohat, divisions, FATA, and Kashmir during the next twelve hours. Hot and dry weather is likely to prevail in rest of the country. According to the synoptic situation, a westerly wave is still…

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Weather forecast: Rainstorm expected in parts of country

ISLAMABAD: Dust-thunderstorm rain with gusty winds is expected at scattered places in Multan, Sahiwal, DG Khan, Bahawalpur, Lahore, Sargodha, Faisalabad divisions and Kashmir, while at isolated places in Zhob, Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Kohat, Bannu, D I khan, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala divisions, FATA, Islamabad and Gilgit-Baltistan. However, hot and dry weather is likely to prevail elsewhere in…

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New wet spell begins; widespread showers continue

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has forecast that a weather system is expected to enter in Pakistan today (Wednesday) evening/night, causing rain-dust-thunderstorm with gusty winds country’s upper and central parts. Weather forecast during current week: Rain/dust-thunderstorm associated with gusty winds is expected at scattered places of KP (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), FATA, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir from…

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Weather forecast: Showers likely in many areas of Pakistan

KARACHI: Meteorological Department Tuesday forecast showers along with gale-force winds in most areas of Pakistan during the next 24 hours. The Met Office said the areas where the rainfall and windstorm are expected include Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Fata, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir. Weather took a pleasant turn in Islamabad and its suburban…

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FATA merger into KP to take logical conclusion: Nisar

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Friday said reforms and decision regarding merger of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) was an achievement of present government and it would be taken to its logical conclusion. He was talking to Advisor to Prime Minister and Provincial President of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N),…

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GDP growth rate estimated at 6 percent in next fiscal year: Ahsan Iqbal

Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal says economic indicators of the country are highly positive and growth of GDP in the next fiscal year is estimated to be at 6 percent. Briefing the news persons in Islamabad on Friday, he said agriculture sector has performed significantly during the current financial year with a 3.5 percent growth and…

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Govt won’t be able to pass FATA Reforms amendment bill: Fazal

ISLAMABAD: JUI-F chief Maulana Fazal-ur-Rahman said on Monday that the government won’t be able to pass the FATA Reforms Amendment bill, urging the federation to seek the approval of the masses.  Slamming the FATA Reforms Amendment Bill, Fazal alleged that the bill contained provisions which were not in line with whatever had been decided in…

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I look into the eyes of the enemy with the help of my workers: Zardari

PESHAWAR: PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari paid tribute to his party workers on Monday and told them that the strength of his party workers inspired him to look into the eyes of the enemy.  Addressing a political gathering in the city, Zardari said admitted that none of his ministers were from the poor masses.  “I…

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PPP workers clash ahead of Zardari’s arrival

PESHAWAR: Pakistan Peoples Party workers clashed ahead of party co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari’s arrival in the city. Throwing punches and kicking each other, the party workers hurled abuses at each other before the situation was calmed down. 

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PPP wants early merger of FATA into KP, says ex-PM Gillani

PESHAWAR:  Former Prime Minister and PPP leader Yousaf Raza Gillani Sunday said that the Pakistan Peoples Party wants early mergers of FATA into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to ensure provision of fundamental rights of tribals. This he said while addressing a public meeting in Dir Lower organized in connection with the death anniversary of Shaheed Zahir, who…

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Regions shortlisted for PSL 2018

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has shortlisted five regions for the sixth Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2018 franchise, Samaa reported. The cricket board has invited parties to bid for five regions namely Hyderabad, Dera Murad Jamali, FATA, Faisalabad and Multan. The auction will continue till 31st May, 2017. A foreign news agency had reported that…

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Zardari thunders at Nawaz, Imran in Malakand rally

MALAKAND: Pakistan Peoples party co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari slammed political rivals Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Imran Khan in the party’s Malakand rally on Tuesday. Addressing a gathering of PPP supporters and workers, Zardari claimed that PPP had provided the people of FATA with the NFC award which was being misused currently. “We gave you…

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Second phase of census kicks off from Tuesday

ISLAMABAD: The Second Phase of sixth housing and population census will commence on Tuesday.      According to Radio Pakistan, eighty eight districts across the country would be covered during this phase. The second phase includes twenty one districts each in Punjab and Sindh, seventeen in Balochistan, twelve in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, six in FATA, five each…

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Arms, ammunition seized in raids across FATA

RAWALPINDI: Security forces recover huge cache of arms and ammunition in raids across Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Samaa reported. According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), security forces recovered huge cache of arms and ammunition including rockets, prepared intermittent explosive devices (IEDs), explosives, grenades, mortor bombs, different types of weapons and communication equipment from…

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Muhammad hits fastest fifty in FATA Super League

PESHAWAR: Muhammad of Al-Haj Eagle hammered a recording breaking fastest 50 runs of 15 balls by guiding team to 71 runs victory against Bajaur Gulona team in a match of the ongoing FATA Super League at Bajaur Cricket Stadium on Wednesday. Winning the toss Al-Haj Khyber Eagle club made 158 runs in the 15 over…

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Russian Military delegation visits Waziristan

RAWALPINDI: Deputy Chief of General Staff ,Colonel General Israkov Sergi Yuryevich headed a Russian Military delegation who visited Miran Shah North Waziristan Agency and Wanna, South Waziristan Agency, on Thursday.  According to the ISPR, the Russian Military delegation was briefed about the Pakistan-Afghanistan border management as well as the socio-economic development projects that had been undertaken…

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