A bid to smuggle Cannabis foiled by Excise and Taxation Department staff


A bid to smuggle Cannabis worth millions of rupees from Orakzai agency to Punjab was foiled by Kohat Excise and Taxation staff on Friday. According to Inspector Tariq Khan Afridi of Kohat Excise and Taxation department, while acting on a tip off Kohat Hangu road was encircled by the said department mobile squad, many vehicles were stopped and searched,  Driver of van # Peshawar C4987 heading for Pindi from Orakzai tribal agency have tried to escape the search, the van was chased by mobile squad men and eventually found standing in the wilderness of Gulshan Abad Kohat, from secret compartments of van 80 kilo gram high Cannabis was recovered, the smugglers of Cannabis have managed to escape after leaving the van behind, both the van and Cannabis was seized by Excise department staff and case against the smugglers was registered in KDA police station of Kohat.

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Young boy and girl killed on allegation of illicit relations


Kohat:  14-7-2011
Four people were killed in three different and unrelated incidents at Kohat district of KPK Pakistan on Thursday. According to police sources young Mariam and Sabir Khan residents of Bahadur Kote and Billitang villages of Kohat were shot dead in Meerozai Kohat by Saeed and Raziq on allegation of having illicit relations. Both killers are from the family of Mariam, they have called Mariam and Sabir for the marriage contract between them, and at their arrival for said purpose, both alleged killers have inserted bullets in the heads of young Mariam and Sabir Khan, both the killers have managed to escape, case against them has been registered in Riaz Shaheed police station of Kohat by house wife Rabia.

‘In another incident of violence Shah Faisal resident of Sheikhan village of Kohat was shot dead by Mumtaz and his sons Jafar and Sajid residents of Kalo China Banda Kohat, the killers have managed to escape,’ police sources.

‘In money related dispute father Badam Gul had killed his son Allah Gul in Gul Hassan Banda Kohat, and have managed to escape after committing the murder of his own son,; police sources.

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Murder of a brother of SHO Police


Brother of SHO police Aqiq Hussain has been abducted and murdered by unknown abductors in Kachai village of Kohat. According to police sources, in land related dispute, Mushti Khel tribesmen have abducted Ajeemul Hassan and his brother in law Syed Amil Hussain from Kachai village of Kohat, the dead body of Ajeemul Hassan was found in wilderness, Syed Amil Hussain is still in captivity of abductors. Deceased Ajeemul Hassan was brother of SHO police station Riaz Shaheed.

Nephew of deceased Ajeemul Hassan, young Syed Abbas has revealed before staff of Ustarzai police station that both Ajeemul Hasssan and Syed Amil Hussain were abducted on 10th of July 2011, it was his view that due to land dispute Mushti Khel tribesmen have abducted his both uncles, case against unknown killers was registered in Ustarzai police station of Kohat.

‘In one another incident of violence a private school PTI Abdur Raziq was shot dead by unknown killers during the night between Monday and Tuesday near Jhandi station Kohat,’ police sources.

‘Meanwhile abducted Engineer Abdur Rashid Khan and driver Moeen Khan of MOL Oil and Gas company are released by abductors both were abducted from Ghuruzai area of Lachi Kohat on 20th of January,’ police sources.

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Sixty one people killed in four US drone attacks on North and South Waziristan


‘At least sixty one people were killed in four missile attacks carried out by US drones in different areas of North and  South Waziristan on Tuesday and Wednesday. Missiles Were showered by US drones at Gorweek area near Pak-Afghan border 25 people were killed at the spot and eight were critically injured, in Shawal Daray area a double cabin pickup vehicle was hit by missile fired from US drone, 15 people present in the vehicle were killed, in Peer Mul area missiles fired from US drones have destroyed a house, drones have also attacked Data Khel area,’ media reports

‘In a meeting of Pakistan’s top military commanders, Chief of the Army Staff General Ishfaq Parvez Kyani has expressed his anguish and have termed the US drone attacks as unacceptable act of aggression,’ media reports.

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Young man killed in Jerma Kohat


A young man was shot dead in Jerma village of Kohat on Monday night. According to police sources young Saifoor Rehman was heading towards home from the mosque after Isha prayers when unknown killers had opened fire at him, he was rushed to KDA hospital in critically injured condition where he had succumbed to his injuries. His father Sher Rehman had registered report of his murder with Kohat police against unknown killers. His killers have managed to escape and motives behind his murder are not known yet.

Meanwhile a high level meeting was held in office of Deputy Inspector General Police Kohat region Mr. Masood Khan Afridi on Tuesday to review law and order situation and performance of police department in Kohat region. The said meeting was presided over by Masood Khan Afridi and was attended by District Police Officer Kohat Mr. Mubarak Zeb Khan, District Police Officer Karak Mr. Sajid Mehmand, District Police Officer Hangu Mr. Abdur Rashid and other police officials. According to police press release, upon the bases of performance Kohat was on top, Karak and Hangu police have got second and third position.

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Murder of a witch doctor


‘A witch doctor was shot dead by unknown killers on Monday in Kohat, deceased Peer Saadat Hussain was killed in his shop situated in Azizabad Kohat, a pistol was also found near his dead body by police, his killers have managed to escape, in City police station of Kohat case against unknown killers has been registered. Deceased Peer Saadat Shah originally belongs to Ganjyano Kalay area of Hangu, but was shifted to Kohat , and in his shop in Azizabad he used to write Taveez (small pieces of paper with written content, either to be swallowed with water or to be tied on hand  or in the neck to get desired results by clients),’ police sources.

‘During past few years at least one Hindu and three Muslim witch doctors are being killed in Kohat district,’ police sources.

‘Dissatisfied clients and family members of witch doctors were behind their murders, Hindu witch doctor of Bahadur Kote was murdered by his own brother,’ sources have said.

‘Deceased Saadat Shah was having enmity in Hangu but his family has refused to nominate any person as his killer in FIR registered at City police station Kohat,’ police sources.

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Brother kills his real sister in Mian Khel Bazaar Kohat


‘Five people were died when miscreants have opened fire at a car and public transport vehicle in Paya area of FR Kohat Jawaki during the night between Saturday and Sunday. Among the dead were a school teacher Noor Farooq, his young son Nasir,  Ataullah residents of Paya Jawaki, Mudasir and Younus residents of Togh Bala Kohat included, the killers have managed to escape,’ police sources.

‘In Khwasi Banda Kohat during aerial firing at marriage party Javed resident of Khatak colony Kohat was hit in the head by stray bullet, critically injured Javed had succumbed to his injuries on his way towards hospital,’ police sources.

‘In a bomb explosion near a tube well at Kohiwal area of Dara Adam Khel 12 years old Hameed son of Jamshed was injured on Saturday,’ police sources.

‘Police man Ibrar was injured when bullet was fired accidentally by police man Khalid while cleaning his rifle inside Tull police station of Hangu district, injured policeman Ibrar was rushed to hospital,’ police sources.

‘On Friday in Mian Khel bazaar of Kohat Abid resident of Mohallah Sikander Khan Shaheed had shot his sister dead and have managed to escape, reasons behind her murder are not known yet,’ police sources. 

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Tribal tradition of Nanawatay


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Nanawatay is a tradition prevailing in tribal belt of Pakistan, where each decision of judicial nature has been taken in the meeting of council of elders known as Jirga in Pushto language. Nanawatay tradition is followed after the decision taken in council of elders; the guilty person comes to home of aggrieved person and sits over the wooden cot, confesses his crime and allows the aggrieved person to punish him for his crime. Mostly guilty people are forgiven by aggrieved people after Nanawatay.

Recently in a dispute between Qasim Khel and Money Khel tribes over a hill in tribal area of Dara Adam Khel FR Kohat decision was taken in meeting of council of elders in favor of Qasim Khel tribesman. Five hundred thousand rupees, Cow s, and sheep were given as Nanawatay to council of elders by Money Khel tribe, after submitting their guilt in hill related dispute with Qasim Khel tribesmen.

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Illicit relations causes injury to a young man


Kohat: 7-7-2011
Three people were killed and a young man was injured in four different and unrelated incident of violence in Kohat on Thursday.  ‘Tajamul Hussain was shot dead in Kachai village of Kohat, his killers have managed to escape,’ police sources. ‘In Lachi Kohat Imtiaz Bahadur was shot dead by is his old enemies, his killers have managed to escape,’ police sources.

‘In. One another incident of violence Afghan refugee Naik Muhammad was also shot dead in Malang Abad Kohat, his killers have also managed to escape,’ police sources.

‘In consequence of illicit relations young Saleem was critically injured when male members of a family found him with females at home in objectionable condition, male members have opened fire at him in their home at Faqir Abad Kohat,’ police sources.

‘Meanwhile two smugglers were arrested by Kohat police at Indus Highway, four kilo gram cannabis was recovered from their car when stopped and searched by police, both smugglers belong to Khyber agency,’ police sources.

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Eight hundred and fifteen families displaced in Kurram agency



Kohat: 5-7-2011

‘During on going security forces operation in Kurram agency at least 816 families have migrated from Kurram agency, government is providing aid to displaced families,’ official sources.

‘Attacking armed  miscreants were forced to retreat by tribesmen at FR Jawaki tribal area of Kohat, so far no loss of life has been done in armed clash between tribesmen and miscreants,’ official sources.

‘During security forces search operation in upper Orakzai tribal agency four remote control bombs were recovered and diffused,  In Kronzki, Ramadan Kalay and Karina areas are taken over by security forces and check posts in these areas are being created,’ official sources.

‘Five suspects were arrested from Zarghone Khel,  Talam Khel and Zorh Kalay areas of Dara Adam Khel tribal area of Kohat by security forces, the suspects were shifted to unknown place for further investigation,’ official sources.

‘Kamal Hussain had succumbed to his injuries in Kurram hospital, he was injured in mine explosion at Shlawzan area of Kurram agency on 24th of June,’ official sources.

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Dead body of Saleem Shehzad was found in Kharian


After intense heat wave in Kohat earlier this week, now the sky has become cloudy and heavy rainfall was also witnessed twice prior to my departure for Islamabad on Thursday morning.  Islamabad was quite calm and the taxi cab driver was quite informative, he had told me that Journalist Saleem Shehzad was abducted from Islamabad but his dead body was found in Kharian which is quite a distant area from Islamabad capital of Pakistan

After going through routine practices in APP head office, I had fetched a burger and pack of orange juice from my favorite bakery in Super market and had called a facebook acquaintance, and had met him in Abpara over a glass of Rubry (a drink made of milk) in a restaurant of the Abpara market I had heard my face book contact the guy was quite informative too.

Eventually I had called my cousin Shakir to discuss some business with him, he came in his car, and had picked me from Abpara market and had dropped me back at APP head office, where I had strived to accomplish some unfinished business with APP management.

While waiting for Executive Director APP Qamaraullah Chaudhary along with two other reporters of APP I was informed by both the reporters regarding prevailing discriminatory practices against journalists, I plainly told them it will be impossible for us to protect the rights of others as journalists as long as we are not given right of life guaranteed to us by constitution of Pakistan. Dead people can not help others. If the journalists are not paid or paid little, how can they report or analyze and survive as journalists.

Finally around 8: pm I had started my journey back towards Kohat, the driver of vehicle was quite vocal about his experiences in Karachi, have became witness to three incidents of violence their while driving around in Karachi, he says that the one who reaches back home alive in Karachi is being considered the lucky one, death is playing naked dance over the streets of Karachi, MQM is largely responsible for this state of affairs.

On Sunday Kohat is again in grip of heavy rainfall, cloudy sky reflects that rain spell will be quite long today.

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Murder of an old woman avenged in Jawaki FR Kohat


‘Khasadar Ajab Khan was died when his enemy opened fire at him in FR Jawaki tribal of Kohat, he was buying vegetables in Jawaki bazaar at the time of his murder,’ police and local sources in Jawaki. A local of Jawaki says that in 1935 during exchange of fire between  deceased Ajab Khan’s family and enemies of his family an old women was mistakenly shot dead, the death of old women in 1935 became cause of murder of Ajab Khan, both Ajab Khan’s family and its enemies are from Raza Ali Khel tribe of Jawaki, the deceased woman was member of the family of his enemies. The issue of her death was settled in meeting of elders (Jirga) but people in Jawaki were instigating a young member of her family by saying that her death is not avenged yet; eventually a young man of her family had shot dead Ajab Khan to avenge her death. Deceased Ajab Khan was son of Malik Awal Baz Khan. Khasadar is Para military force helps political administration in tribal areas to maintain peace their. The issue of the murder of Khasadar Ajab Khan is under consideration in meeting of elders in Jawaki tribal area.

‘All the judicial decisions are taken unanimously in meeting of elders, no fix number of judges is their any tribesman regardless of his age can participate in the said meeting and can cast his vote in favor or against a decision, but only unanimously passed decisions are implemented,’ a local tribesman of Jawaki FR Kohat has said.

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