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No Confidence motion submitted against KP CM Pervez Khattak

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Opposition parties in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) legislative assembly had submitted a a no confidence motion against the Chief Minister (CM) Pervez Khattak to preempt any possible move to dissolve the KP assembly on Tuesday August 19m 2014. Political parties including Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (17), Pakistan Peoples Party (5), Awami National Party (5) […]

Khawaja Asif assures Pervez Khattak to resolve electricity issues

electric supply issues in khyber pakhtunkhawa

Federal Minister for Water and Power, Khawaja Asif, met with Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pervez Khattak, in Peshawar to discuss the electricity load shedding issues on Wednesday July 16, 2014. Khawaja Asif assured Pervez Khattak to resolve the electricity problems in three phases.  Pervez Khattak had threatened to shut down the electric supply to Punjab […]

Foreigners will Now Need NOC to Visit KPK

It was recently reported from Peshawar that the home and tribal department has asked all the provincial and federal ministries to inform the department at least 7 days before any foreigner visits an area in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is currently going through a trying time. The Pakistani army is in a state of war […]

Supreme Court Orders to Produce 35 Missing

It was recently reported from Islamabad that the Supreme Court has given a final order to the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Tuesday evening to produce or recover the missing persons. It is being said that if these 35 people are not to be found as early as Wednesday, then the Prime Minister is going […]

National Assembly condemns Taliban attack that killed top army officers


The National Assembly on Tuesday unanimously condemned a recent Taliban attack that killed a senior military general at a time when the government is working on a peace talk plan with the militants.   Major Gen. Sanaullah Niazi was killed in a roadside bomb attack in northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Sunday. Another senior officer, Lt […]

Nation pays homage to Quaid-e-Azam on death anniversary

The entire nation pays homage to the Father of the Nation‚ Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, on his 65th death anniversary on Wednesday. The day dawned with special prayers and Quran Khawani in mosques for the great leader. Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan and Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah visited the Mazar and and […]

Imran Khan warns to stop NATO supplies over US drone strikes

Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan has warned that his party will block NATO supplies if the government failed to stop US drone attacks inside Pakistan’s territory. Some 70 percent supplies are transported to NATO troops in Afghanistan through Pakistan, the shortest and cheap route. The United Stars is also using Pakistan’s land route for […]

Parties bar women from voting in Nowshehra, Phalia

  Political and religious parties Thursday barred women in parts of Nowshehra district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Phalia in Punjab during the by-elections, residents said. They said all parties agreed the women should not cast votes in some polling stations, in a sheer violation of their assurances to the Election Commission of Pakistan. The election […]

Imran Khan lashes out at Maulana Fazal

Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Imran Khan Saturday used his address at an election rally to lash out Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman amid on-going ’s war of words between the two parties. “There is no need for a Jew agent in Rehman’s presence,” Khan told a largely-attended public meeting at Lakky Marwat in response to […]

Afghan refugees affect Pakistan’s economy: minister

The National Assembly was informed on Friday that the long presence of Afghan refugees has left negative impact on Pakistan’s economy and the international community should be more forthcoming in their assistance. Minister for States and Frontier Regions Lt General [Retd] Abdul Qadir Baloch told the House during question hour that the policy‚ which has […]

CM Khattak’s ID absence: ANP seeks clarification

The new Chief Minister of Khyber Pakthunkhwa province Friday urged Prime Minister-in-waiting Nawaz Sharif to form a decisive policy to stop US drone strikes in the country’s tribal regions. “We call upon the federal government and Nawaz Sharif to chalk out a clear policy against US drones and terrorism and for peace,” Pervez Khan Khattak said after he was elected the Chief Minister. He said if his Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) was elected at the center then the US would not dare carry out drone attacks. The PTI emerged the largest party in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly and will for the first time the party has formed government in the province. During the campaign for the May 11 polls, the PTI chief Imran Khan had announced to shoot down US drones if it was voted to power at the centre. Meanwhile the PTI spokesperson, Dr Shirin Mazari lashed out at the US for carrying out the recent drown strike when Pakistan is in the process of new government formation. She told the media that PTI will move a resolution in the National Assembly against the drone attacks. She said that the resolution will strongly urge the US to stop the attacks and the government will also be advised to take action if the Americans refuse to halt the operation. Mazari said that her party’s government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has the right to search the NATO supplies in case of suspicion of presence of arms in the trucks. She said the US has acted as enemy to carry drone strike on Wednesday just few days before the formation of a new government. On the other hand a senior leader of Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) party Shahbaz Sharif said that the Prime Minister-elect Nawaz Sharif will take up the drone issue with the United States. He told reporters in Lahore that majority in Pakistan are opposed to the drone strikes and that the campaign should be stopped immediately. The US spy aircraft fired missiles in North Waziristan on Wednesday and killed at least six people including the senior Taliban leader Wali-ur-Rehman. The Taliban withdrew their peace talks offer to the new government as a protest over the drone strike. They claimed that the drone strikes are being carried out on the behest of the government.

The Awami National Party Thursday submitted an adjournment motion in the Senate against the absence of Chief Minister, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Pervez Khattak from the Independence Day’s Flag Hoisting ceremony in Peshawar. Traditionally Chief Ministers raise National Flag to mark beginning of celebrations in their respective provinces. However, Khattak set example by his absence from the function. […]

People warned of high to very high flood in River Chenab

The Flood Forecasting Division Lahore has warned of high to very high flood in River Chenab. Chenab at Marala is likely to attain very high flood level and at Khanki and Qadirabad high to very high flood level today. Meanwhile‚ the flood water flooded Nullah Dek overflowed near village Chahoor in Pasrur Tehsil. In Pasrur […]


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