Mohammad Ashfaq

  • TPESHAWAR - The NWFP government Saturday announced to regularise its all contract and ad hoc employees, besides exempting cinema houses from the entertainment tax for a period of five years. Briefing the media persons after the 15th provincial cabinet meeting, the NWFP Information Minister Mian ...

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  • TPESHAWAR - A leader of PML-Q was shot dead while two others including his son and nephew sustained critical injuries when some militants, by storming into their house, sprayed bullets at them in Poran area of district Shangla, police said on Wednesday. The 'Q leader, Khalil-ur-Rehman, who was ...

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  • TPESHAWAR - The provincial government decided on Monday to confiscate properties of the militants and terminate the services of the government employees either directly or indirectly involved in the militancy. Briefing the media persons about the NWFP Cabinets 14th meeting, this was stated by ...

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  • TPESHAWAR - At least five alleged militants were killed and four others seriously injured as a result of the US drone attack in Karyoom area of North Waziristan Agency on Friday. As per local sources, a US drone, flaying at a low altitude, fired a missile at a house in Bahadar Kaly of Karyoom area, ...

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  • TPESHAWAR - At least 10 militants were killed and 12 others sustained injuries when US drones fired several missiles in South Waziristan Agency on Thursday. Five missiles were fired on two alleged training camps of militants in Shah Alam village located a few kilometres away west of Wana, ...

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  • TPESHAWAR - In the wake of gory suicide blast at Pearl Continental Hotel and serious threats to foreigners, the United Nations organisations ultimately decided on Wednesday to shut all activities till Monday next, sources said. Some 40 foreigners working with various United Nations specialised ...

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  • TPESHAWAR - Lt Gen Nadeem Ahmad, who is also heading the Services Support Group, said on Saturday that second and third categories of militants had either been eliminated or were on back foot while their hideouts and command and control system had also been routed. He, however, said the first row ...

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  • TPESHAWAR - Deputy Chief of defunct Tehreek-e-Nifaz-e-Shariat-e-Mohammadi (TNSM) Maulana Mohammad Alam and its spokesman Ameer Izzat Khan along with a junior commissioned officer (JCO) were killed when a remote-controlled bomb hit an Army convoy near Skahkot area of Malakand Agency at 05:10am on ...

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  • TPESHAWAR - At least 42 worshippers were killed including 12 children, and dozens other injured, when a suicide bomber blew himself up inside a mosque during Juma prayers in remote area of Hayagai Sharqi of District Upper Dir. The faithful killed in the blast were reportedly anti-militants, the ...

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  • TPESHAWAR - NWFP government on Friday said that military operation should be extended to other parts of the province and FATA to completely wipe out terrorism otherwise militants would resurge from other areas after Swat operation. If the security forces sincerely want to flush out terrorists, ...

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  • TPESHAWAR - The NWFP government on Thursday said that Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) across the province had touched the figure of 1.56 million. Provincial Information Minister Mian Iftikhar Hussein said this in a press briefing at Shahi Mehmankhana. He also said one million people, currently ...

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  • TPESHAWAR - NWFP Information Minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain said Saturday that resuming fresh military operation against militants in Swat and Buner would certainly increase the number of internally displaced persons which could cross the figure of 1.5 million. However, in Mardan, desperate ...

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  • TPESHAWAR - At least 70 worshippers were killed and over 170 sustained critical injuries when a suicide bomber blew himself up inside a mosque during Juma congregation in Jamrud tehsil, Khyber Agency, political administration sources said on Friday. However, the injured and eyewitnesses of the gory ...

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  • TPESHAWAR " At least 15 children among 25 civilians were killed and five others sustained critical injuries when three mortar shells hit the Qasim Khel area, located near main bazaar of Darra Adam Khel, reports said. The ISPR sources claimed that the mortar shells were fired by the warring ...

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  • TPESHAWAR - Political authorities said on Friday that supplies to US led NATO forces stationed in Afghanistan were resumed via Khyber Agency after three days when Peshawar-Torkham Highway and the Torkham border were opened for all kinds of traffic. Briefing the media persons on military operation ...

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  • TPESHAWAR - Around 15 more trailers, carrying goods to Afghanistan for the NATO forces, have been blown up, a police official disclosed on Friday. According to the police official, the militants fired five rockets in the wee hours of Friday, which hit the trailers parked at the Port World Logistic. ...

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  • TPESHAWAR - JUI-F Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman Monday expressed disappointment over the shifting of stance of PPP leadership on various national issues, saying the JUI-F would review its status as partner of the coalition government. "It seems difficult for JUI-F to support PPP in the upcoming ...

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  • TPESHAWAR - NWFP Information Minister Mian Ifthikhar Hussain has said that army would stay until the restoration of durable peace and harmony in the restive Swat valley. He said this Monday while briefing the media men about the cabinet meeting, held here on Monday under the chair of Chief ...

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  • TPESHAWAR - The NWFP Assembly unanimously passed resolution on Tuesday opposing the proposed increase in the power tariff as recommended by the Pesco to NEPRA and stressed upon the federal government for its withdrawal to avoid further burden on the poverty stricken masses. It favoured to uphold ...

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  • TPESHAWAR- NWFP Chief Minister Amir Haider Khan Hoti on Tuesday said that some hidden elements were bent upon unleashing bloodshed and violence in pursuit of their nefarious designs in the region. "The prevailing law and order in certain pockets of the province and adjacent tribal areas should ...

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