Posts tagged as: Pakistan tribal regions

US drones to haunt Pakistan as leaders fail to adopt strong approach

American drones will haunt Pakistan as the new leadership has also failed to come up with a strong approach in recent talks with the US Secretary of State, John Kerry. The Foreign Ministry issues routine statements to condemn the American attacks in the tribal regions and some time summon the US envoy to lodge a […]

Peshawar High Court terms US drone strikes against UN charter

The Peshawar High Court on Thursday described the American drone strikes in the country’s restive tribal regions as illegal and inhuman and instructed the Foreign Ministry to move a resolution in the United Nations against the attacks.   The court issued the landmark verdict against the American strikes on four writ petitions, who had stated […]

Pakistan denies NYT report on CIA drones deal

Pakistan on Sunday rejected U.S. media reports that the country has struck a deal with the CIA over a secret drone campaign in the tribal regions.   The New York Times has reported that Pakistan and the United States had signed the deal in 2004 and a U.S. spy aircraft, in its first strike had […]

Parties demand tribal areas polls under judiciary supervision

Political and religious leaders have demanded judiciary supervision of elections in the tribal regions to block any attempt of rigging.   The leaders also called for vote right to hundreds of thousands of tribesmen who are still living as displaced persons, particularly from South Waziristan and Khyber agencies.   Speaking at a joint press conference […]

Nawaz Sharif vows to deal with challenges in PML-N manifesto

Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) Thursday launched its manifesto for the parliamentary elections as its chief Nawaz Sharif vowed to deal with the challenging issues of terrorism, militancy, poor law and order, corruption, worst power shortage, unemployment and inflation.   Political activities are gaining momentum for the elections planned in May this year as the current assemblies […]

Firing at polio vaccination team kills policeman in Mardan

Gunmen in Mardan district Tuesday shot dead a policeman, who was providing security to a polio vaccination team, police said.   A polio team, guarded by police, was busy to administrate drops to children in the outskirts of Mardan when unidentified armed men opened indiscriminate fire at them, killing a police man at the scene. […]

Political parties show rare unity in push for fair elections in tribal areas

All major political and religious parties have shown rare unity to call on the country’s election commission to ensure fair, transparent and accessible general elections in the insurgency-hit FATA or the Federally Administered Tribal Areas.   The call from the Political Parties Joint Committee on FATA Reforms (FATA Committee) came just months ahead of the parliamentary polls […]


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