Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

  • Pakistani Punjab worried about infiltration by Taliban March 2, 2014

    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. "There is...
  • Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan rules out talks with government November 22, 2013

    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 of...
  • Pakistan: Imran threatens NATO blockade in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province November 5, 2013

    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 that...
  • Pakistan: Suicide attack kills provincial minister, 7 others October 17, 2013

    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 guards...
  • Pakistan govt serious about talks with Taliban, says Nawaz Sharif October 10, 2013

    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 a...
  • PML-N consolidates position as Pakistan by-polls results pour in August 23, 2013

    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 August 3, 2013

    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 destroying...
  • 5.2 magnitude earthquake jolts Pakistan July 21, 2013

    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 time),...
  • Pakistan: Man kills fiance, her sister for attending school July 5, 2013

    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. Father...
  • Pakistani leader among 29 killed in suicide bombing June 19, 2013

    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 said...
  • Nitish Kumar thanks Imran Khan for praising Bihar development June 10, 2013

    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," Kumar...
  • Pakistan: 15 killed as blasts rip through mosques May 17, 2013

    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. Fifteen...
  • Pak: Infighting breaks out in Imran Khan's party over KP CM's post May 15, 2013

    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 May 14, 2013

    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 May 2, 2013

    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 May 1, 2013

    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...
  • Peshawar airport attack: 10 killed, over 40 injured December 16, 2012

    Peshwawar: Nearly ten people, including five militants, have died in the rocket attack on Peshawar airport on Saturday night. Over 40 people are said to be injured. Security officials say that three rockets were fired at the Bacha Khan International Airport from the tribal areas adjoining Peshawar, the capital of...
  • Will target Pak's secular parties, warns Taliban December 11, 2012

    Islamabad: The Pakistani Taliban has said that it will carry out more attacks on the country's 'secular' political parties like the Awami National Party and Muttahida Quami Movement, warning people to stay away from their rallies, a day after a blast outside an ANP gathering injured about 10 people. Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan...
  • Musharraf to contest Pak general elections from Chitral October 24, 2012

    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 video-link...
  • Dispute over actor Dilip Kumar's house in Pakistan July 3, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistani authorities have put on hold their plans to acquire Bollywood icon Dilip Kumar's ancestral home in Peshawar and preserve it as a national heritage site after several persons laid claim to the property. The government of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province still intends to acquire the house but has adopted a...
  • Pakistani girls killed for dancing reported alive June 18, 2012

    Islamabad: Five Pakistani girls who were reportedly killed on the orders of a tribal council for dancing and clapping with two young men in the northwest tribal region are still alive, a minister has said. The controversy emerged after a video surfaced showing the five girls dancing at a private gathering...
  • 4 women killed for dancing with men in Pak: Report June 4, 2012

    Islamabad: Four women condemned to death by a tribal jirga or council for dancing and singing with men at a wedding in northern Pakistan have been killed, TV news channels reported on Sunday. However, senior officials refuted the news reports and described them as baseless. Interior Minister Rehman Malik ordered...
  • Over 140 who fled Pakistan prison back in jail April 22, 2012

    Islamabad: As many as 143 of the 384 inmates who fled a prison in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province following an audacious Taliban attack are back in jail, an official said. Provincial Home Secretary Azam Khan told the Voice of America that out of 384 prisoners who fled, 108 have voluntarily returned...
  • Over 140 who fled Pakistan prison back in jail April 22, 2012

    Islamabad: As many as 143 of the 384 inmates who fled a prison in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province following an audacious Taliban attack are back in jail, an official said. Provincial Home Secretary Azam Khan told the Voice of America that out of 384 prisoners who fled, 108 have voluntarily returned...
  • US to give $110 mn aid to Pak for border security April 16, 2012

    Islamabad: The US would provide an additional aid of USD 110 million to Pakistan for border security, law enforcement, judicial reforms and counter narcotics projects. US Ambassador Cameron Munter and Pakistan's Finance Secretary Waqar Masood signed a "letter of agreement" for the additional aid for 2012. Under the programme, the US...
  • Pak: Taliban attack prison, free militants April 15, 2012

    Dera Ismail Khan: Police say 150 Taliban fighters armed with guns and rocket-propelled grenades have attacked a prison in northwest Pakistan, freeing hundreds of prisoners, including some suspected militants. Police officer Shafique Khan says the militants attacked the prison in the city of Bannu in northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa before dawn Sunday....
  • 13 killed in blast at Peshawar funeral March 11, 2012

    Islamabad: Thirteen people were killed on Sunday when a huge explosion ripped through a funeral prayer being held in Pakistan's Peshawar city. The deputy speaker of the provincial assembly left the spot minutes before the blast. The explosion occurred during funeral prayers in Budh Bher area in Peshawar, the capital of...
  • Suicide attack kills 5 Pakistani soldiers December 24, 2011

    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 for...
  • Twin blasts kill 34 in Pakistan June 12, 2011

    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 June 6, 2011

    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...