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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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Tremors felt in different areas of Pakistan

SWAT/PESHAWAR: Swat, Peshawar and FATA as well as other areas of Pakistan were shaken by tremors, on Tuesday. According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) tremors shook different areas of FATA, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Swat which caused panic among residents who vacated offices, schools and buildings. The earthquake was measured at 4.1 on the Richter…

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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‚Äôs 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. ‚ÄúDelaying 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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