Posts tagged as: Swat

Moderate earthquake jolts Northern Pakistan

An earthquake of magnitude 5.6 on the Richter scale struck parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and northern areas on Saturday, Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) said. There were no reports of any casualties and damage. The tremors were felt in Chitral‚ Ghizer, Swat and other adjoining areas. According to Meteorological Department‚ the epicenter of the earthquake was […]

Imran Khan demands meeting with Gen. Kayani, Nawaz Sharif

  PTI Chief, Imran Khan has called for a meeting with Army Chief General Pervaiz Kayani and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif before the APC to devise a national security policy.   “I had asked for a meeting to be held between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, General Kiyani, and myself two months ago when I was […]

Taliban commander regrets attack on Malala

Taliban leader, Adnan Rashid earlier convicted of trying to assassinate former president Pervez Musharraf, wrote to Malala Yousufzai advising her to return and join a religious school for women in Swat. He regretted the last year attack on Malala but did not say it was wrong.     Rashid was also one of the many […]

Several injured as pre-election violence continues in country

Several people were injured in bomb and rocket attacks on political leaders and gatherings in the on Wednesday ahead of the May 11 parliamentary elections, officials said.   A National Assembly candidate, Ibrahim Jatoi escaped unharmed in a suicide bombing in Sindh province as he was campaigning. Three people were injured while the bomber died […]

Bomb blast kills ANP leader in Swat


A bomb attack Sunday killed an ‘Awami National Party’ (ANP) leader in Swat, raising concerns about attacks on the political leaders ahead of the May 11 elections, police said.   Mukram Shah came under attack when he was going in his car in Swat valley, a police officer said.   The car was hit by the […]

6.4 magnitude of earthquake shakes Pakistan

An earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale jolted most parts of the country’s northwest early Saturday, the metrological department said.   The epicenter, with a depth of 75 km, was in the border region between Afghanistan and Tajikistan.   There was no report of any casualty and damage.   The metrological department said that […]

Nursery owners to destroy one million trees in Islamabad

Country’s largest nursery owners on Wednesday said that they would set on fire one million seedlings on the World Forest Day to protest the forestation policies of the government.   They said that March 21st 2013 is bring observed as World Forest Day throughout the world but in Pakistan it will be observed as a protest against flawed […]

PM says demands of Hazara community to be accepted

Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf Monday assured the Hazara community that their demands would be accepted and the Government would go to any extent to bring culprits behind heinous Quetta blast to justice.   Speaking in the National Assembly‚ he said services of the country’s all security forces and agencies would be utilized to week […]

Swat Kainat says attack has restricted her movement

Kainat Riaz, who was injured in the Taliban attack on Malala Yousafzai in Swat, says that she now leads a restricted life as she cannot go to school and visit close relatives without police guards.   “I used to go freely to meet my grandmother and to learn Quran in madrassa after school time but […]

Malala Yousafzai to undergo skull reconstruction surgery: Britain doctors

A Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating girls’ education is to return to a specialist hospital in Britain for surgery to reconstruct her skull, Reuters news agency reported on Wednesday.   Fifteen-year-old Malala Yousufzai, who was shot in October 2102 and brought to Britain for treatment, was discharged from the […]

UN chief Bank Ki-moon condemns violence in Pakistan

Condemning terrorist violence in Pakistan, United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has reaffirmed the world body’s support for the country in countering terrorism.   The spokesperson said in a statement, “The secretary-general is deeply concerned about ongoing terrorist violence in Pakistan. He strongly condemns the multiple attacks in Quetta and the Swat Valley on Thursday.” […]

Death toll from deadly Quetta, Swat blasts reaches 115

Death toll from a series of deadly bomb attacks in Quetta and Swat has reached 115 as more injured died of wounds in hospitals, police and doctors said Friday.   Three blasts Thursday ripped through crowded places in Quetta, killing 93 people and injuring nearly 235. At least two newsmen and several police officers were […]


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