Posts tagged as: FATA

Weekly review of Petroleum products’ prices

The system of the change of the prices of petroleum products has come under severe criticism of late and all the voices raised talk that the system the adjustment of fuel prices on a weekly basis suffers from a severe anomaly in. In the first instance, the National Assembly Standing Committee on Petroleum expressed its […]

New voter lists for the upcoming general elections

Several things are taking place in the process of next parliamentary elections for the first time. The voter’s age has been lowered to18 years for the first and this is also the first time that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has prepared electoral rolls in coordination with the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) […]

Imran Khan conditionally supports military offensive in North Waziristan

Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Tuesday said that he was ready to perform as mediator between the government and Taliban as the latter consider him as an honest arbitrator. Addressing a press conference, Imran Khan said military operation in FATA is not the solution of the issue rather it’s just a part of the […]

Blast in Darra Adam Khel kills at least ten people

At least 10 people were reportedly killed and several others sustained serious injuries on Saturday when a bomb blast ripped through the main market of Darra Adam Khel, the adjacent town of Kohat. Officials from the political administration while speaking to the media said the explosion took place in Darra Adam Khel’s Janan bazaar. The […]

Imran Khan terms mission accomplished despite rally falls short of destination

Although the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) peach march failed to enter South Waziristan, Imran Khan claimed accomplishment of his mission while addressing a rally against US drone attacks in Tank. After the security forces denied permission to Imran Khan’s peace-rally, he addressed the participants in Tank. Khan and his followers had bypassed road blocks to reach […]

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, FATA cautions Imran Khan about peace-march

With every passing day, the scheduled peace-march of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) towards South Waziristan faces growing concerns and security threats. Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Barrister Masood Kousar warned the PTI about peace-rally, saying that Imran Khan lives in dreams. Speaking to a private TV channel, he said army had restored peace in South Waziristan with […]

Taliban offers security to Imran Khan’s peace-rally

In yet another twist in the saga, Tehreek e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) reportedly offered Imran Khan its security for a peace march into tribal region at the weekend, Daily Telegraph said in a report. According to the report, a meeting of the senior Taliban commanders held with the group’s leader Hakimullah Mehsud in the chair, […]

Chief Justice terms faulty investigation reason of terrorists’ acquittals

Rejecting the impression that acquittals in terrorism cases are because of weakness of courts, Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry has said such acquittals were a direct consequence of faulty investigation and poor prosecution. While addressing a seminar in Karachi, he said that the steps to be taken for combating terrorism are not to be restricted […]

President Zardari urges to promote democratic culture in Pakistan

President Asif Ali Zardari has asked the nation to come forwards and pledge to promote the blossoming of democratic culture in the country. In his message on the International Day of Democracy, the president said that it will strengthen the pro-democracy forces throughout the world and discourage potential dictators from curbing the aspirations of the […]

PM Raja Pervez Ashraf urges political stakeholders to strengthen democracy

Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf on Saturday urged all political parties, media and civil society organizations to get actively involved in campaigns for promotion of democracy education in the country. In his message on the International Day of Democracy, the premier said that the country is heading towards general elections in 2013 after a successful […]

Dr Shakil Afridi says ISI supports militancy in Pakistan

Dr Shakil Afridi, who helped the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) in locating Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, has claimed that ISI (Inter-Services Intelligence) funds militants in the country. He claimed, “It is now indisputable that militancy in Pakistan is supported by the IS and Pakistan’s fight against militancy is bogus. It’s just to extract money […]

Imran Khan announces peace march to Waziristan on October 6

In order to express solidarity with the people of the tribal areas and to protest against US drone strikes, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has announced that he along with 1, 000, 00 people would visit South Waziristan on October 6. Addressing a news conference, the cricketer-turned-politician asked the government to step down if […]


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