Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

  • Pakistani Punjab worried about infiltration by Taliban 02-03-2014 10:20 PM

    Reports of the Taliban penetrating Punjab, Pakistan's most populous province of 90 million people, have alarmed the government led by Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif. The provincial government has been warned by intelligence agencies that militants are moving towards Punjab in the wake of air strikes in the restive tribal areas....
  • Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan rules out talks with government 22-11-2013 06:18 PM

    The Pakistan Taliban has ruled out the possibility of holding any peace talks with the Pakistan government, a media report said on Friday. Shahidullah Shahid, spokesman of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), said they would not forgive the killers of Hakimullah Mehsud and would chase them even in the far-flung areas...
  • Pakistan: Imran threatens NATO blockade in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province 05-11-2013 12:04 AM

    Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan, on Monday, threatened to cut the NATO supply lines in Pakistan's restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province from November 20 if the US drone strikes do not end. Khan said the killing of Tehrik-e-Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud in a US drone strike before peace talks could begin was proof...
  • Pakistan: Suicide attack kills provincial minister, 7 others 17-10-2013 08:25 AM

    Peshawar: A top Pakistani provincial minister was on Wednesday assassinated by a suicide bomber who forced his way into an Eid gathering at the politician's house and detonated his explosive-laden vest, killing seven others in the restive northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Officials said the suicide bomber opened fire killing two...
  • Pakistan govt serious about talks with Taliban, says Nawaz Sharif 10-10-2013 07:29 PM

    The Pakistan government is serious about holding talks with the Taliban in keeping with a mandate given by all political parties, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Thursday. The government wants to take forward the talks process with the Taliban to achieve peace in the region, Sharif told reporters during...
  • PML-N consolidates position as Pakistan by-polls results pour in 23-08-2013 02:09 AM

    Pakistan's biggest ever by-polls for 41 national and provincial assembly constituencies ended on Thursday with many women unable to vote in the elections in which the ruling PML-N appeared to have consolidated its position. As per unofficial results, PML-N clinched 5 National Assembly seats, with PPP, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and Muttahida...
  • Floods kill 5, leave 150 homeless in northwest Pakistan 03-08-2013 03:54 AM

    At least five people were killed and one injured while 150 persons were left homeless due to floods in northwest Pakistan, rescue officials said. Heavy floods have killed five in mountainous district of Chitral in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, they said on Friday. Incessant rains flooded canals here and its adjoining areas...
  • 5.2 magnitude earthquake jolts Pakistan 21-07-2013 07:28 AM

    Islamabad: An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale struck Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and some areas in northern region on Sunday morning, Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) said. There was no immediate report of any loss of life or property. The epicentre of the temblor, observed at 3.13 am (local...
  • Pakistan: Man kills fiance, her sister for attending school 05-07-2013 07:59 PM

    Two Pakistani sisters have been killed by the fiance of one of them for going to school despite his objections to her education after engagement in the northwestern tribal region, according to a media report. The incident occurred on Thursday in Mardan district of conservative Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, Dawn newspaper reported....
  • Pakistani leader among 29 killed in suicide bombing 19-06-2013 05:15 AM

    Islamabad: A member of the provincial assembly of Pakistan's northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was among 29 people killed in a suicide bombing on Tuesday, media reports said. Over 50 people were injured. Independent member Imran Mohmand was killed in the blast at a funeral procession in Mardan, Geo News reported. Police...
  • Nitish Kumar thanks Imran Khan for praising Bihar development 10-06-2013 03:13 PM

    Patna: With Pakistan cricketer-politician Imran khan showering praise on Nitish Kumar and willing to emulate "Nitish model" in his party-ruled Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the Bihar Chief Minister today expressed gratitude towards him and said the state was winning accolades worldover. "I am thankful to Khan who has appreciated development in Bihar,"...
  • Pakistan: 15 killed as blasts rip through mosques 17-05-2013 04:22 PM

    Islamabad: Two blasts ripped through as many mosques in the restive Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of northwest Pakistan on Friday, killing 15 people and injuring 25 others, security officials said. The blasts occurred during Friday prayers in the mosques at Bazdara area of Malakand district, an erstwhile stronghold of the Pakistani Taliban....
  • Pak: Infighting breaks out in Imran Khan's party over KP CM's post 15-05-2013 11:47 AM

    Islamabad: Infighting has broken out in Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf over choosing a Chief Minister for the crucial Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, with two top leaders jockeying for the position. Pervez Khattak, the secretary general of the party, and Asad Qaisar, the president of the party's Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa chapter, are in the race...
  • Pak: Imran's party to form govt in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 14-05-2013 02:37 PM

    Islamabad: Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf is set to form government in the militancy-hit Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province with the backing of the Jamaat-e-Islami while the PML-N and several smaller parties are expected to form a coalition in the restive Balochistan province. The Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf emerged the single largest party in Khyber-Pakhtunkwa by...
  • Pak to seal Afghan border during General Election 02-05-2013 04:55 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistani authorities on Thursday issued orders for sealing the border with Afghanistan during the General Election on May 11 in order to maintain peace during the polling. The government of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa ordered the provincial Home Department to seal the Pakistan-Afghanistan border at Torkham to "avert the entry of unwanted...
  • 5.8-magnitude earthquake hits Pakistan 01-05-2013 02:19 PM

    Islamabad: A 5.8-magnitude earthquake shook the Pakistani capital and many parts of Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa provinces though there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage to property. The quake, which occurred at 11.57 pm and lasted more than seven seconds, was felt in Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Lahore, Sialkot, Faisalabad and...
  • Musharraf to contest Pak general elections from Chitral 24-10-2012 10:55 PM

    Islamabad: Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, who is a "proclaimed offender" in the Benazir Bhutto assassination case, on Wednesday announced that he will contest the upcoming general elections from Chitral, a constituency in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Musharraf, 69, made the announcement while addressing the elders of Chitral via a...
  • Suicide attack kills 5 Pakistani soldiers 24-12-2011 10:47 AM

    Peshawar: Police say a suicide car bomber has attacked a paramilitary camp in northwestern Pakistan, killing at least five soldiers. Police officer Tahir Khan says the attack on Saturday in Bannu town in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province also injured 18 soldiers. A spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban, Ehsanullah Ehsan, claimed responsibility...
  • Twin blasts kill 34 in Pakistan 12-06-2011 06:52 AM

    Peshawar/Islamabad: Two bomb blasts ripped through a crowded market in Peshawar city on Saturday, killing 34 people and injuring over 90 others in the latest in a series of terrorist attacks in Pakistan's restive northwest. The explosions occurred at Khyber Super Market in Peshawar, the capital of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province that...
  • 15 killed, 30 injured in Pakistan bakery blast 06-06-2011 12:32 AM

    Islamabad: Fifteen people were killed and nearly 30 others injured when a blast ripped through a military-run bakery in Nowshera cantonment in northwest Pakistan on Sunday, officials said. The blast in the A-1 Bakery triggered a major fire that resulted in the explosion of several gas cylinders, officials told. A...
  • Pakistan suicide blast toll rises to 36 27-05-2011 02:02 PM

    Islamabad: The death toll in a devastating suicide car bomb attack in northwest Pakistan on Friday rose to 36 as more bodies were pulled out of the rubble of buildings that collapsed when the attacker detonated his explosives-laden vehicle in a congested area of Hangu city. Two more bodies were...
  • Blast outside minister's home near Peshawar 08-05-2011 01:10 PM

    Islamabad: A bomb went off outside the home of a provincial minister in a suburb of Peshawar in northwest Pakistan on Sunday, injuring at least four persons, including policemen, officials said. The blast occurred outside the residence of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Agriculture Minister Arbab Ayub Jan, who belongs to the ruling Awami...
  • Backbone of terrorists broken: Pak army chief 23-04-2011 12:26 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistani Army has "broken" the backbone of terrorists and will soon prevail over them, its powerful chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani said Saturday in an apparent riposte to US concerns about his force's capability to take on terrorists. "The terrorist backbone has been broken and Inshaallah we will soon...