NORTH WEST FRONTIER PROVINCE

  • Cops may confiscate Musharraf's assets over probe October 30, 2009

    Islamabad: A court in northwest Pakistan on Thursday directed police to declare former President Pervez Musharraf a "proclaimed offender" and confiscate his property if he failed to cooperate with the probe into the whereabouts of a man allegedly detained by security agencies during his tenure. The district and sessions court...
  • 18 militants killed in US drone attack in Pak tribal belt July 3, 2009

    Islamabad: At least 18 militants were killed in a US drone attack and air strikes by Pakistani combat jets on terrorist bases in the volatile Waziristan tribal region, where ground troops are preparing for a major assault against the most wanted Taliban commander Baitullah Mehsud. Thirteen militants were killed and several...
  • Pak has shifted forces from Indian border: US June 13, 2009

    Washington: Pakistan has shifted forces from the Indian border to the west as it now sees very clearly the existential threat posed to their country by the extremists, said Commander of the United States Central Command, General David Petraeus. "In Pakistan, there is no question I think at this point that...
  • Taliban strikes back, blasts two Pak cities May 29, 2009

    Islamabad: Suspected Taliban militants unleashed further terror in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province (NWFP) on Thursday, killing 15 people, including six security personnel, and wounding more than 100 in three bomb attacks, officials said. Two backtoback blasts ripped through a busy street in Peshawar, the capital of NWFP, followed by a...
  • Pak airdrops commandos into Taliban bastion May 13, 2009

    Islamabad: Army helicopters on Tuesday dropped commandos behind the Taliban lines in Swat as security forces stepped up offensive to dislodge militants still holding some of the key towns in Pakistan's troubled northwestern region. Troops were landed by helicopters at Peochar, a thinly populated hilly area in northern Swat, considered to be...
  • Pak won't heed Taliban's ceasefire offer May 8, 2009

    New Delhi: A Taliban Commander in Buner has called up The News' and offered ceasefire in the whole Malakand division in the North West Frontier Province (NWFP). However, the Pakistani government says there is now no room for dialogue. President Asif Ali Zardari has vowed to continue the...
  • Pak: Suicide bomber rams car into check post, kills 7 May 5, 2009

    Islamabad: At least seven were killed and 20 others injured when a suicide bomber rammed his explosiveladen car into a police check post on the outskirts of the North West Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday. The suicide bomber was trying to enter Peshawar from Khyber Agency. He exploded himself...
  • War on Taliban: Pak army kills 80 militants May 4, 2009

    New Delhi: Pakistan has set up the first Islamic appellate court in the Malakand division and is spreading the word that there is no reason for the Taliban to continue fighting. The army has claimed to have killed 80 Taliban fighters during operations in Buner and 21 suicide bombers were also...
  • Sikhs flee Pak region after Taliban harassment May 1, 2009

    Islamabad/New Delhi: Targeted by the Taliban, 35 Sikh families that have been living for decades in Pakistan's Orakzai Agency have begun migrating from the area after being levied a jaziya or protection tax, an issue New Delhi has now taken up with Islamabad. India said it had taken up with Pakistan...
  • India conveys concern to Pak over Sikh harassment May 1, 2009

    New Delhi: Taking serious note of Sikhs being driven away from their homes by Taliban in Pakistan's northwest region, India on Friday conveyed its concerns to Islamabad over the treatment meted out to the minorities in that country. The Ministry of External Affairs summoned a diplomat of Pakistan High Commission here...
  • Swat peace deal 'practically dead': Taliban May 1, 2009

    Islamabad: The peace agreement in Pakistan's restive northwestern Swat valley is "practically dead" and the Taliban are awaiting the final word from a hardline religious cleric who brokered the deal to "bury" it, a militant commander has said. "Our peace agreement with the North West Frontier Province government has practically been...
  • Taliban continue offensive, hold entire town hostage May 1, 2009

    Islamabad: Almost a week after they began the offensive, the battle for Buner in Pakistan continues. The Pakistani army says the Taliban is holding an entire town hostage making their task difficult. ...
  • Taliban move into Shangla district; Gilani vows action April 23, 2009

    Islamabad: Amid reports of Taliban moving into yet another district in Pakistan's restive northwest after infiltrating Buner which is just 100 kms from Islamabad, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Thursday warned that government will consider "other options" to curb attempts to spread the Talibanisation. Weeks after authorities inked a peace...
  • Carbomber rams into convoy, kills 27 in Islamabad April 19, 2009

    Islamabad: A suicide carbomber rammed a Pakistani military convoy on Saturday, killing 25 soldiers and police, and two passersby, police said. About 65 people were wounded. Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack near Kohat, 190 km (120 miles) west of Islamabad. "The bomber was driving a pickup truck which he...
  • Taliban execute couple for 'illicit relationship' April 18, 2009

    Islamabad: Taliban militants executed a man and a woman in public on charges of having illicit relations. The couple was shot with Kalashnikovs in front of their relatives, in Hangu district of troubled North West Pakistan. The shocking footage of the shooting incident which took place a few days back near...
  • Taliban's new diktat: UnIslamic to issue IDs to women March 9, 2009

    New Delhi: As the world celebrated international women's day on Sunday, women in Pakistan's North Western Frontier Province continued with their battle for identities. The Tehrike Taliban has asked authorities in the Khyber Agency not to issue national identity cards to women. The commander of the terror outfit has said issuing...
  • Taliban's new diktat: UnIslamic to issue IDs to women March 9, 2009

    New Delhi: As the world celebrated international women's day on Sunday, women in Pakistan's North Western Frontier Province continued with their battle for identities. The Tehrike Taliban has asked authorities in the Khyber Agency not to issue national identity cards to women. The commander of the terror outfit has said issuing...
  • Suicide blast kills 29 in Pakistan's NWFP February 20, 2009

    Islamabad: A blast ripped through a funeral procession in northwestern Pakistan Friday, killing at least 29 people and wounding dozens more, a police official said. The attack took place in the town of Dera Ismail Khan near the Afghan border when Shiite Muslims were marching to a mosque to offer funeral...
  • Car bomb attack in Pakistan, 8 dead December 28, 2008

    Islamabad: At least eight people, including a policeman, were killed and 25 others injured on Sunday in a car bomb attack at a polling station during byelection for a parliamentary seat in Pakistan's restive northwestern region. The explosivesladen car was detonated by unidentified attackers outside the polling station in a...
  • Pak upset over its truncated map in US daily November 24, 2008

    New Delhi: A redrawn map of South Asia that appeared in The New York Times showing a truncated Pakistan, reduced to an elongated sliver of land, has sparked fear among military planners in Islamabad. Many in Pakistan fear that India and Afghanistan are colluding to destroy the only nuclear poweredMuslim nation...
  • Iranian diplomat kidnapped in Pakistan November 14, 2008

    Islamabad: An Iranian diplomat was kidnapped and his security guard killed on Thursday by unidentified gunmen in Pakistan's lawless northwestern region as Tehran demanded full security for its diplomatic corps, official IRNA news agency reported. Iran's envoy to Pakistan Mashallah Shakeri said his government was in touch with Pakistani authorities to...
  • Nine killed in bomb attack on Pak police van August 28, 2008

    Islamabad: Nine persons were killed and several others injured when a police van transporting prisoners was targeted in a roadside bomb attack in Pakistan's restive North West Frontier Province on Thursday. The van, which was taking prisoners from a jail to court, was attacked near a bridge in the Bannu area...
  • Four politicians shot dead in Pakistan August 21, 2008

    Islamabad: Unidentified gunmen shot dead four politicians in northwest Pakistan, the News Network International news agency reported on Thursday. Mouhammad Amin, a local leader of the ruling Nationalist Party in North West Frontier Province and three of his colleagues were shot dead late Wednesday night in Swat valley, said the report. No...
  • Pak army begins antiTaliban operations June 26, 2008

    New Delhi: The Pakistani army has begun operations against Taliban militants in the North West Frontier Province. The operations come in the wake of reports that Taliban leader Beitullah Mehsud's militia is closing in on the provincial capital Peshawar. The operations involving an unspecified number of troops backed by...
  • ProTaliban forces kill 13 captives in Pak October 28, 2007

    NEW DELHI: Thirteen captives, including six security personnel and seven civilians, accused of spying have been killed by militants at Swat in Pakistan. The killings were carried out in apparent retaliation of an assault by security forces on the stronghold of militant cleric Maulana Fazlullah. Security forces and militants exchanged fire...