Saturday, February 28, 2009

Clash Between Political Party Workers in Multan

Clash Between PPPP and PML (N) workers in Multan was reported on a private TV channel in Pakistan, Multan is native city of Prime Minister Gailani, clash between workers was of meager intensity and till the filing of this report protesting small crowd in Multan is staging sit in. Another protest rally in Rawalpindi was ended peacefully on Saturday, violent protest demonstrations were witnessed in different parts of Punjab after Supreme Court decisions regarding disqualification of ex Chief Minister Punjab Mian Shehbaz Sharif.
Meanwhile federal cabinet had approved imposition of Governor Raj in Punjab, cabinet meeting was headed by Prime Minister Gailani. Mian Shebaz Sharif and Mian Nawaz Sharif are blaming president Asif Ali Zardari for their disqualification through Supreme Court decision, while President Zardari has reportedly said that if both the brothers would have called upon him, some way out could have been sorted out. PPPP leadership has reportedly denied any involvement in disqualification proceedings against Mian brothers and had said that it is a purely Supreme Court’s decision.

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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Governor Raj in Punjab

Punjab Chief Minister Mian Shebaz Sharif and his brother Mian Nawaz Sharif are declared disqualified on Wednesday by Supreme of Pakistan for holding any public office, President Asif Ali Zardari has imposed governor rule in the province for next two months. Information Minister Sheri Rehman has reportedly said that Punjab Chief Minister and his brother were disqualified by the apex court and President Zardari has imposed governor rule in Punjab to fill the vacuum create by disqualification of sitting Punjab Chief Minister.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Two Killed in Kohat Bomb Explosion

Two persons were killed and one other was injured on Tuesday, when a powerful bomb was exloded at the roadside on Kohat Pindi road. According to locals of the area, Amir and Wajid were hit by remote control bomb late in the evening on Kohat Pindi road planted by unknown miscreants, both were killed at the spot, police mobile van driver was also injured.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Thirty Six Persons Killed in DI Khan Suicide Bomb Attack

Thirty-six persons were killed and 200 others were injured when a suicide bomber blew him up with explosives tied around his body amid a funeral procession in Dera Ismaeel Khan on Friday. According to media reports President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Gailani had condemned the violent incident.

‘Suicide bombers do carry out attacks after getting convinced that heaven for them and for eighty members of their family will be rewarded by Almighty Allah’, unveiled in media reports, during past few years at different places in NWFP and Afghanistan training camps of suicide bombers were destroyed by security forces, still suicide bombers are active in both Pakistan and Afghanistan. ‘CD’s carrying original scenes about training and exercises within suicide bombers training camps are available in market and can be seen by anyone,’ a source has said.

In Afghanistan suicide bombers do target US lead NATO forces and Afghan government officials, in Pakistan target of suicide bombers are varied in Nature government officials, political leaders, funeral processions, Pakistan Army and police officials were frequently targeted by the suicide bombers in the past few years.

Friday suicide bomb attack was sectarian in nature the target of suicide bomber was funeral procession of Shia sect elder and incharge of Imambargah, most of the people participating in his burial ceremony were shia sect people. According to media reports angry mob had staged violent protest and had caused damage to government and public property in Dera Ismaeel Khan soon after the suicide bomb attack on funeral procession.

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Friday, February 20, 2009

Facts are Facts

Tehrik I Taliban spokesman had denied any involvement in murder of Journalist Musa Khan Khel killed in Swat this week, but fear prevails among the journalists working in Swat and many of them had returned back from the turbulent region of Swat. But the fact remains that soon after finalization of accord between NWFP government and Maulana Sufi Muhammad the specific brand of car in which Musa Khan Khel was picked and killed, near Kohat Convent the same type of car filled with bearded suspects had came near me in Kohat, but no harm was done to me probably due to presence of security forces men near the Church gate and traffic police constable in the square where I was trying to get a transport for myself to reach back home.

Journalists working in Pakistan are victims of exploitation and are facing extreme hardships and risks, so far four journalists were killed in Swat, Pakistani news papers, news agencies and private TV channels either do not pay anything to their correspondents working in remote areas or pay too little, as compare to American journalists whom are always equipped with bullet proof jackets and helmets while giving live coverage to armed clashes between Pakistan security forces and militants any where in Pakistan, Pakistani journalists and photographers are not equipped with any such protective equipments.

Press freedom without right of life for journalists is meaningless, journalists are also part of Pakistani society and at no pretext right of life can be snatched from them or their family members, government shall take effective measures to provide protection to each citizen of Pakistan and shall avoid compromise solutions while dealing with militants.

NWFP ruling party ANP leader Khan Abdul Ghafar Khan had lead Pukhtoons on path of progress and development while adopting and promoting ideology of nonviolence, and in February 2008 elections ANP had won all the provincial Assembly seats in troubled area of Swat. Militants are trying to create fear in public by doing crimes against humanity in Swat, which is purely the concern of law enforcing agencies and security forces present in Swat to save the people of Swat, NWFP ruling ANP while compromising with militants is deviating from path of nonviolence and paving the way for further violence by giving free hand to militants in NWFP.



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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Press Conference


In a hurriedly called press conference in Press Club Kohat on Thursday member Reform Committee of Parachinar Mr. Ataullah had condemned US drone attack carried out earlier this week at Ahmedi Shama village of lower Kurram agency, and had stressed for fulfillment of demands regarding ban on all sort of militant organizations in Kurram agency, had demanded arrest of residents of lower Kurram possessing illegal wireless sets, and involved in bomb manufacturing, damaging the property and keeping possession of bombs, he has further demanded arrest of persons involved in armed attack on Hangu, Sherkote, Adizai and Ustarzai.

Mr. Ataullah while answering to questions posed by journalists had said that losses worth two billion rupees were done to the people of Kurram agency and billionaires of Parachinar are now working as laborers in Kohat, migrants from Parachinar are facing hardships in Kohat and minds of their children are polluted now with violence witnessed by them, Ataullah says that his own six year old son has demanded pistol from him, he had denied the news report regarding presence of Usama Bin Ladin in Parachinar. He had said that from Malikhel border village, Kharlachi village and Shaheedano Dhand border village Afghans supply weapons to Shia sect people, and had alleged that Shia sect Mehdi Militia active in Parachinar receive funds from Iran, and Shia sect people are violating the terms of peace accord signed in Islamabad.

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Fascist Mullah Kills Journalists

Kohat Press Club members protest demonstration over murder of Musa Khan Khel





A journalist was martyred in Matta tehsil of Swat on Wednesday, according to VOA Urdu news report deceased Musa Khan Khel was working for a private TV channel, along with other journalist he was giving coverage to Maulana Sufi Muhammad during a peace rally, he was abducted and killed by miscreants in Matta area of Swat. NWFP provincial minister Mian Iftikhar had condemned the violent incident.

Swat valley since last many years is in grip of Taliban fascists bent upon killing their opponents in the name of Islam, according to a columnist of Urdu daily Express recently a person was hanged to death till death in Swat because his shalwar was covering his ankles and the dictate of Fascist Mullah Fazlullah was that shalwar of every individual shall be above the ankles.

Madness which prevails in Swat district of NWFP emanates from 248 armed bandits of Maulana Fazlullah whom are beyond control of Pakistan security forces, Maulana Sufi Muhammad after signing accord with NWFP government along with his disciples from last two days is conducting public meetings and promising justice to the people through Islamic courts.

The Taliban fascists now ruling Swat will provide the kind of justice which neither Islam nor any other religion permits, extremely interventionist ideology of Taliban fascists is a big shame for Islam and rest of the Muslim Ummah and civilized world. Islam does not allow killings of unarmed and educated civilians, martyrdom of journalist Musa Khankhel is a heinous crime both NWFP and federal government shall ensure security to its citizens by taking immediate steps to stop madness in Swat, Pakistan constitution does not allow agreements with criminals and bandits.

International community shall also take notice of this situation and help Pakistan government and its security forces to stop expected genocide of civilians in Swat through so called Islamic courts, and to provide physical and financial security to the journalists working in NWFP province of Pakistan.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Constitutional Reforms in Pakistan

Democracy under 1973 constitution which was further amended democratically elected Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Mian Nawaz Sharif, military dictators General Zia and Parvez Musharaf from 1973 onwards is still functional in Pakistan and comparatively in a better way then any other third world country. Genetic inheritance of our people having the imprints of hundreds of years kingship and long periods of military rule will gradually transform into democratic mod of behavior of our people provided they can experience the true freedoms guaranteed by our constitution.

Our present leaders in power and in opposition are quite experienced and freedom loving people, all of them had spent long and short durations of time in European democracies for one reason or another, normally political leadership and political parties educate the masses and create consciousness among them regarding their constitutional rights and duties, level of consciousness among masses determines future of democracy, and high degree of consciousness hampers the way of adventurers bent upon imposing one man rule over them. The knowledge and experience gained by our formerly exiled and self exiled political leadership if disseminate itself into masses, democracy will be further strengthened in Pakistan.

Pakistan does not need new constitution or a social contract but the anomalies present in the present constitution hampering existence of truly independent judiciary having ample checks on it, shall be dealt with through parliament, and any further initiatives required to get rid of two executive heads in shape of President and Prime Minister, our democratically elected parliament has to opt for Presidential or Parliamentary form of government, US presidential system is best suited for a federation and Pakistan too is a federation.

At the same time our ruling and opposition leaders shall upgrade and modify existing government institutions to make their role compatible with constitutional guarantees regarding fundamental rights of the people. Up gradation of our security and intelligence agencies is also need of the hour. Disciplined and better equipped armed forces willing to work under constitutional rulers will further strengthened the democracy, all necessary measures to ensure the constitutional role of armed forces shall be taken and political leadership shall abstain from involving armed forces into politics, it shall concentrate on winning the masses by making appropriate and popular measures to win popular support for their rule through ballot, in the past certain leaders of small political parties having no backing in the masses were found guilty of writing letters to Army officers inviting them to stage a coup against popularly elected prime minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. Such practices were resulted in dismemberment of Pakistan in 1971, leadership at all levels shall understand that military dictatorship brings armed forces into conflict with people of Pakistan and such phenomena is real threat to existence of our federation.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Eight Killed in Peshawar Bomb Explosion

‘Eight persons were killed and 16 others were injured in a car bomb explosion on Tuesday in Bazeed Khel area of Peshawar, the injured were hospitalized in a hospitals in Peshawar. President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gailani had condemned the violent incident and have ordered probe to arrest the miscreants involved in this heinous crime,’ unveiled in a news report of a private TV Channel.

According to police sources Dr. Sameen and a clerk Aurangzeb were abducted in Dara Adam Khel and are kept in Matani area of Peshawar by Taliban militants they were coming from Peshawar towards Kohat, when militants had kidnapped both. Abducted Dr. Sameen is coordinator of Kahat and FATA in launching polio drive. Health department employees Fayaz and Namrose were also abducted in Dara Adam Khel, both were coming from Peshawar towards Kohat when were kidnapped by Taliban militants in Dara Adam Khel tribal area.

‘Thirteen suspects were arrested during security forces search operation in Bosti Khel and Sura Mela areas of Dara Adam Khel on Tuesday,’ a source has said.

According to police sources five Afghan refugees and 27 other persons allegedly involved in different crimes were arrested on Tuesday during eight hours long grand operation of Kohat police lead by DPO Abdullah Khan, three Klashinkoves, seven pistols, nine rifles, 391 cartridges of different bores and five kilogram Cannabis was recovered from the custody of arrested alleged criminals.

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Thirty Five Killed in US Drone Attack

"Thirty five militants were killed and 40 others were injured in US drone attacked carried out on Monday morning at residence of Afghan refugee Behram Kochi in Ahmadi Shama village of Lower Kurram tribal agency," media news report.
It was first ever US drone strike in Kurram agency, in Ahmedi Shama village at residence of Behram Kochi an Afghan Taliban militant meeting was underway when three missiles were fired at his residence from US drone spy plane, according to credible news media reports figure of dead is much higher than thirty five casualties reported by various news agencies and sources so far.
According to well informed sources accord between Maulana Sufi Muhammad and NWFP government regarding creation of Sharia Justice Court in Swat was signed on Monday, secular ANP government of NWFP had accepted the demand of Maulana Sufi Muhammad to restore peace in troubled valley of Swat, but the accord still awaits signatures of President Asif Ali Zardari for its final implementation.
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Monday, February 16, 2009

Escaping Youth

Naib Nazim Khushal Garh Muhammad Farooq Khan
Mushroom growth of religious seminaries within Islamabad capital of Pakistan and rest of Pakistan is a clear indicator of deteriorating economic condition of the people in Pakistan, these seminaries provide free religious education, boarding house and free food to their students, very few among the rich do send their children to religious seminaries.
Pakistan’s successive governments were unable to provide economic security to Pakistani citizens in terms of employment and unemployment allowance for unemployed, parents of low income groups can not afford to send their children to private schools or to government schools, by sending their children to religious seminaries they get rid of the burden of provision of food and education to their children.
Because of the love of Islam in the hearts of the people some families opt for religious education for their children, one such student of religious seminary located in Golra Sharif area of Pindi had escaped from his home, 13 years old Tufail is a nephew of a lady currently residing with her husband in USA, Tufail’s father is taxi driver in Pindi and had admitted young Tufail in Golra Sharif religious seminary, according to his uncle Muhammad Farroq Khan Naib Nazim Union Council Khushal Garh Kohat 12 days earlier Tufail had got hold of 18000/- rupees and had escaped from his home. Probably he is now with Jihadi elements and getting training to fight against Pakistan armed forces.
Naib Nazim Farooq had further added that son of dispenser working in Nakbund village had also escaped twice towards Dara Adam Khel tribal area to get training from Jihadi elements, but his father had succeeded to bring him back to his home. He had high lighted one more incident of stealth of rifles from police check post near Nakbund last week, when a young boy frequent visitor of check post had informed the militants that only one policemen is in the check post and others are doing patrolling duty, militants had attacked the check post and had snatched around twelve rifles from the only policeman present in the check post.
According to media reports in a US drone attack number of Taliban militants were killed on Monday morning in lower Kurram agency, exact number of the dead is not known yet. ‘US drone had fired one missile on a meeting place of militants where they were gathered in large number, probably number of dead will be quite high,’ unveiled in VOA Urdu news report.
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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Thirty Five Militants Killed in Drone Attack

Thirty five militants were killed in missile attack when US drone had fired two missiles on religious seminary located in residence at Nasar Khel village of South Waziristan on Saturday. According to media reports Uzbuk militants were also included among the dead.
In an interview with foreign TV channel President Asif Ali Zardari has said that Taliban had snatched mother from his children he will not spare them, he had further added that he is worried about his life but he is not afraid of death.
‘Eighty six politicians, bureaucrats and others summoned by Taliban militant leader of Swat does not include any member of Jamat I Islami of Qazi Hussain Ahmed and Jamiat ul Ulema of Maulana Fazal ur Rehman,’ unveiled in a news report.
According to VOA Urdu news report UNHCR Official Mr. John abducted in Quetta was shown in video on a private TV channel praying for his release from militants. Police officials in Baluchistan are striving to recover abducted UNHCR official.


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Friday, February 13, 2009

Two Women Killed in Kohat

Two female dead bodies carrying bullet wounds were found near Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Kohat building located on Kohat Bannu road on Friday. According to police sources wife of Ali Akbar resident of Mohallah Shino Khel and an unidentified girl were killed by unknown killers and their dead bodies were thrown on the roadside. Jerma police check post staff had brought the dead bodies for postmortem to hospital; dead body of the wife of Ali Akbar was handed over to her son Meer Akbar while police buried dead body of unidentified girl. Case against unknown killers was registered in Sadar police station of Kohat, police is investigating the case to arrest the killers.

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Tiny Armed Minority can Endanger world Peace

Autumn colors were visible on roadside trees when I had reached Islamabad on Monday, it’s a beginning of spring season in Pakistan, but the leaves on trees in Islamabad are still pale, and dry. In Abpara market of Islamabad I came to have lunch after a brief meeting with our new APP boss Mr. Iqbal Hussain a thorough gentleman and seasoned bureaucrat was in a good mood.

While having a grilled chicken burger with my favorite soft drink in a restaurant where I used to come most often during my university days, and where now I was placed on a table behind large pillar of the waiter’s choice, earlier I had selected a table in front of main entrance of the restaurant hall but due to security reasons I was moved towards another table. Last month a journalist from Kohat was killed in Pindi.

In open space of the same restaurant me and my British journalist friend Roland had a dinner together in late 1990’s. He was wearing Shalwar Qameez but his skin color and blue eyes were reflecting his true origin, there was no security threat and we both had a dinner in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Mr. Richard Hall brook was also due in Islamabad on Monday, as a special envoy of President Barak Hussain Obama on Afghanistan and Pakistan, so far he had held meetings with President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Gailani and opposition leader Mr. Nawaz Sharif and had also paid a visit to Peshawar and tribal area of Mahmand Agency.

Mr. Richard Hall Book is here in Pakistan on a fact finding mission regarding present issues concerning Pak-US relations and Afghanistan, war ravaged Afghanistan though now considerably developed by US lead NATO forces but still it is a heaven for killing machines like war lords, Taliban and Alqaeeda militants, news reports reflect that militants were pushed out from Afghanistan towards Pakistan’s tribal belt bordering Afghanistan by US lead NATO forces. President Obama is also willing to deploy more US troops in Afghanistan to clean Afghanistan from militants.

Public circles in Pakistan are expecting major breakthrough regarding promotion of peace in this region, Mr. Hall Brook’s visit of Pakistan has become a ray of hope for majority of peace loving Pakistani citizens threatened by tiny minority of extremists, emanated after end of Taliban rule in Afghanistan and defeated and rejected through ballot both in Pakistan and Afghanistan is striving to take over Afghanistan and Pakistan by force. If nuclear Pakistan falls to tiny minority of Taliban and Alqaeeda militants, world peace will be endangered. Swift measures to capture and disarm militants are need of the hour, the tiny minority might gain numerical strength with growing lawlessness and lowering business activity in Baluchistan and NWFP provinces of Pakistan, economic backwardness further paves the way for growth of extremism.

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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Frequent Militants Targets

Secular ruling party ANP in NWFP has become prime target of militants, ‘Awami National Party MPA Mr. Alamzeb Khan was killed in bomb attack on Wednesday, when he came out from his residence in his car, his car was hit by a bomb planted in a motorcycle parked near his residence on Dalazak road Peshawar, six other persons were also injured,’ sources have said.

According to media reports on Wednesday Mr. Richard Hallbroke special envoy of President Obama on Pakistan and Afghanistan had also arrived in Peshawar capital of NWFP and had visited tribal area of Mehmand Agency. President Obama in a press conference has said that Alqeeda hide outs in FATA areas of Pakistan are not acceptable, these hide outs are also dangerous for Pakistan too, Mr. Holbrook’s visit of Pakistan is aimed at convincing Pakistan’s leadership in this respect.

Foreigners working in Pakistan are also falling pray to growing extremism in Pakistani society. ‘Deceased abducted Polish engineer was killed by his abductors in Dara Adam Khel tribal area of Pakistan, he was abducted from Attock last year and his three Pakistani guards were killed by militants,’ a source has said.

International media reports reflect that around 100 ANP members were killed in NWFP so far; most of them were killed in Swat district of NWFP, where militants of Maulana Fazlullah group are launching attacks on politicians, civil society members and government servants. Last week 39 security forces men were released from captivity of militants in Swat on a pre condition that they will resign from their jobs.

According to BBC news report Alqaeda leader Yazeed based in Afghanistan has claimed responsibility for Mumbai attacks and had threatened to carry out similar attacks on India in a news video released by Alqaeda.

According to participants in VOA Urdu service talk show Mr. John abducted UN official from Quetta capital of Baluchistan was abducted by Baluchistan Liberation United Front which is a new organization and was not known before this incident.

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Saturday, February 7, 2009

Militancy at Rise in Pakistan

‘Three persons were killed in Dnasa village of Kurram agency when rival tribe opened fire on them, Tori Tribesmen had opened fire with fire arms on Mangal tribesmen consequently three tribesmen of Mangal tribe were killed, incident took place around twelve O’ clock on Saturday,’ a source in a telephonic message has said.

‘Polish Engineer abducted last year from Attock was beheaded by abductors of Tehrik I Taliban Pakistan on Saturday,’ news report published in daily the News.

‘Six policemen and two other persons were killed when militants had attacked police check post in Mianwali,’ news report VOA Urdu service.

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Friday, February 6, 2009

Dozens Killed in Suicide Bomb Attack

Thirty-two persons were killed and sixty others were injured when a suicide bomber blew him up with explosives in between mourning procession of Shia sect people in Dera Ghazi Khan. Shia sect people during month of Muharam mourn the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) grand son of prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), they hold meetings inside Imambargah (mosques of Shia sect Muslims) and speakers narrate the tragic incidents of Karbala Iraq where Imam Hussain (RA) and his family members including women and children were martyred by forces of Shimar a general of the Army of Muslim ruler Yazeed. During mourning processions in public Shia sect Muslims beat their chests and use cluster of knives tied with chains to injure their backs, meetings inside Imambargah are called Majalis Aza (mourning gatherings). After attending Majlis Aza in Imambargah Wadani of Dera Ghazi Khan at 6:30pm on Thursday when participants came out in a procession to beat their chests in public a suicide bomber entered in their procession and blew himself up with explosives tied around his body. Consequently 32 persons were killed and 60 others were injured.
According to media reports after the suicide bomb attack angry mob had damaged the public property and had condemned administration of Dera Ghazi Khan for its failure to protect Shia sect mourners procession.
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Thursday, February 5, 2009

Suicides

Young daughter of Mr. Iqbal resident of Burh village of Kohat, had committed suicide on Wednesday, according to police sources due to unknown reasons she had hanged herself to death in her room. She had used rope knot to hang her self to death.

Twenty years old Malik Nasir son of Malik Sher Khan resident of Noor Ilahi colony Kohat had also shot himself dead in his home on Wednesday, both cases were registered in Sadar police station of Kohat, police is investigating further to find out truth behind both suicides.

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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Grand Jirga


On Tuesday While addressing a meeting in his office prior to 40th day mourning procession of Shia sect people, Regional Coordination Officer Haji Umar Khan Afridi has said that Grand Jirga (council of elders) having legal sanction behind it has been activated, to achieve lasting peace in FATA and Kohat region through written agreements between various factions, to ensure regional security and to meet challenges to it, restoration of writ of the government will be ensured. RCO has said that Jirga will consist upon elders from Hangu, Orakzai Agency, Kurram Agency, Dara Adam Khel, Kohat, and government officials.
While addressing the meeting Deputy Inspector General Police Kohat region Mr. Qudratullah Marwat has said that elements bent upon creating panic and unrest in pubic will fail to achieve their targets, eruption of recent armed clashes in Hangu were controlled and miscreants were failed to achieve their targets in Hangu.
Notables present in the meeting have assured the RCO regarding their cooperation in promotion of peace in this region.
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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Abduction of UNHCR Official

Most of the local opinion leaders in Pakistan were of the view that with ouster of General Parvez Musharaf from power suicide bomb attacks; bomb explosions and abductions will come to an end in Pakistan and its tribal areas. After his ouster from power now the same opinion leaders are of the view that situation in Pakistan will become normal if US lead coalition troops leave Afghanistan.

On Monday with abduction of UNHCR official John Slokey in Quetta and murder of his Pakistani driver Hashim is one more incident among numerous abduction incidents occurred in the past few decades in Pakistan, John is an American citizen and official of UNHCR local media news reports reflect that he was heading towards his office from his home when was intercepted by unknown abductors in Quetta capital of Baluchistan.

According to news reports around 70 people were killed in Swat on Monday, 35 killings were confirmed by ISPR. Around seven hundred thousand people have migrated from Swat valley to escape death; those living in Swat are besieged in their homes. Unlike Taliban militant’s usual outlook, militants fighting in Swat are wearing masks on their faces and wearing uniform and shoes; normally Taliban militants wear Shalwar Qameez and turbans on their heads. Pakistan Army spokesman was of the view that security forces have taken control of Swat valley to eliminate insurgency.

It was unveiled by ANP leader Bashir Khan Bilour in VOA Urdu talk show that 100% people had voted for ANP in February 2008 elections, all the seven provincial assembly seats were won by ANP, he had said that people of Swat in the days of Wali Swat were getting speedy justice, but now Pakistani courts take too much time regarding decision of their cases, and his party leadership is quite willing to resolve these issues through negotiations with militants.


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Quality of education in KPK