PESHAWAR - An Anti Terrorism Court (ATC) will frame charges against Tehrik-e-Nifaz-e-Shariat-e-Muhammadi (TNSM) Chief Maulana Sufi Muhammad on January 31 in anti-state speech case.

The case was heard at the Central Prison Peshawar on Saturday. The court recorded statements of Sufi Mohammad, his two sons and four others in the case of delivering anti-state speech.

The TNSM Chief Sufi Mohammad is accused of attacking the Kabal Police Station and also delivering speeches against state of Pakistan.

Out of total, 13 cases have so far been registered against the TNSM chief, who was detained by security forces during the Swat military operation. He has been acquitted in some cases. After hearing, the court fixed January 31 for framing charges against Sufi Mohammad.


Speakers at a prayer ceremony for the martyred students of Army Public School have demanded the government to take measures for the psychological rehabilitation and medical treatments of students survived in terrorists’ attack.

They also urged to name educational institutions, libraries, and education resource centres to name after the martyrs of APS in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and rest parts of the country. The programme to remember the martyrs of APS in Peshawar was organized by Action Forum, a group of civil society organisations, here at press club on Saturday. Notables among the speakers included Dr Said Alam, Gul Nawaz, Sana Ejaz, Taimur Khan, Tariq Khan and Emal Khattak.

On the occasion, participants offered prayers for the martyred students and other staff members of APS and said that this incident united all forces in the country against terrorism. They said that sacrifices of innocent schoolchildren would not go in vein.

They supported the steps of the government and armed forces against the elimination of terrorism and urged the government to implement National Action Plan in it letter and spirit. The participants also demanded the government to take steps to end bloodshed in Khyber Pakthunkhwa and tribal region.

Earlier, members of Action Forum took out a rally from Qissa Khawani Bazaar and reached the Peshawar Press Club. The participants were holding placards and banners inscribed with slogans condemning the killing of innocent school children and others in terrorists attack.


The residents of Sikandarpura have demanded of the provincial government to name the Government City District Girls Degree College after Sofia Hijab, a female teacher of the Army Public School martyred on December 16 carnage.

In a joint press statement issued here on Saturday, they paid rich tributes to the slain teacher who sacrificed her life in the line of duty. They said that the best way of acknowledging the supreme sacrifice of the teachers and students of Army Public School is to name schools and colleges after them.