Pakistan - Tribal Areas

latest news headlines

Cricket for peace: UK Media XI to play in North Waziristan on Sep 21.

geo_embedgallery KARACHI: A cricket match will be played between Pakistan XI and UK Media XI in Miranshah, a town in the North Waziristan Agency in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas on September 21.The match will be held at the picturesque Younis Khan Stadium in Miranshah.The series, titled Peace Cup, has been ...

- Geo.tv - PK

Nisar criticises government's failure to condemn recent US drone strike.

ISLAMABAD: Former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said on Wednesday that it is surprising that Pakistan did not even issue a formal condemnatory statement against the US drone attack in in Kurram Agency on September 15.A suspected US drone strike killed three and injured two in Kurram Agency of the Federal ...

- Geo.tv - PK

Search underway for family ‘paid to release dengue mosquito’ in Peshawar hospital.

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa health department has taken notice of CCTV footage showing a family of four releasing alleged dengue mosquito from a shopping bag in a ward of the Hayatabad Medical Complex.According to the hospital administration, the family on Monday was spotted by the CCTV team releasing the mosquitoes ...

- Geo.tv - PK

Pakistan XI play UK Media XI in North Waziristan on Sep 21: DG ISPR.

RAWALPINDI: A cricket match will be held between Pakistan XI and UK Media XI in Miranshah, a town in the North Waziristan Agency in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, on Thursday, September 21, DG ISPR said.In a tweet posted today, DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor said the match will be telecast live from ...

- Geo.tv - PK

Senators suspicious of military role in Fata's future.

ISLAMABAD: Upon being told that the Rawaj Act, recently approved by the cabinet and laid before the National Assembly, would be withdrawn, lawmakers from the upper house expressed concerns that the development package meant for the tribal areas would be handed over to the military.We are withdrawing the Rewaj Act due to ...

- DAWN - PK

Afghanistan Confesses Plan to Recruit Ex-Soldiers for Local Forces.

Following denials of media reports about it, Afghanistan on Monday formally acknowledged plans to form a new localized anti-terrorism force of former army men. Defense Ministry spokesman Gen. Dawlat Waziri affirmed that plans are in place that would see former soldiers join the new battalions at the provincial level under ...

- Albawaba - UK

'No point in PM Abbasi meeting US VP Pence at UNGA,' says Senate chairman.

'Govt should draft policy response to Switzerland incident' 'PM Abbasi aware of country's challenges' 'Fata merger with KP in less than five years' Rewaj Bill withdrawn over opposition's concerns Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani on Tuesday termed United States President Donald Trump's refusal to meet Prime Minister Shahid ...

- DAWN - PK

NAB reference: Ex-PM Ashraf indicted in GEPCO scam.

LAHORE: An accountability court on Tuesday indicted former prime minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf and eight others in a National Accountability Bureau reference in a case related to alleged illegal recruitment in the Gujranwala Electric Power Company .According to the NAB reference, Ashraf recruited as many as 437 people ...

- Geo.tv - PK

No contract to FWO, NLC without tenders: SAFRON minister.

ISLAMABAD: States and Frontier Regions Minister Abdul Qadir Baloch assured the Upper House of Parliament on Tuesday that no contract would be awarded to the military-run Frontier Works Organization and National Logistics Cell in FATA without an open tender. Baloch, a retired Lt Gen, was referring to Senator Farhatullah ...

- Geo.tv - PK

Fata to be merged with KP in less than five years, says senator.

Rewaj Bill withdrawn over opposition's concerns The Federally Administered Tribal Areas is to be merged with the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in less than five years, Minister for States and Frontier Regions Abdul Qadir Baloch said during a briefing to the Senate Whole Committee over Fata reforms on Tuesday.Baloch, in ...

- DAWN - PK

Nab reference: Ex-PM Raja Pervaiz Ashraf indicted in GEPCO scam.

LAHORE: An accountability court on Tuesday indicted former prime minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf and eight others in a National Accountability Bureau reference in a case related to alleged illegal recruitment in the Gujranwala Electric Power Company .According to the NAB reference, Ashraf recruited as many as 437 people ...

- Geo.tv - PK

In Pakistan, a Text Message Can Lead to a Death Sentence

Expand Students from Peshawar University protest to condemn the killing of Abdul Wali Khan university student Mashal Khan, after he was accused of blasphemy, during a protest in Peshawar, Pakistan April 19, 2017.  © 2017 Reuters In Pakistan, a poem sent over WhatsApp can prove deadly. On September 14, a court in Gujrat ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Efforts being made to weaken PPP: Zardari

NOWSHERA: Pakistan Peoples Party Co-Chairman and former president Asif Ali Zardari on Monday said efforts were being made to weaken the PPP but the party was not afraid as it has always preached democracy.“The PPP is a federation party with its presence in all four provinces,” the former president said while ...

- Geo.tv - PK

Advised Nawaz not to act like a Mughal prince: Zardari

PPP leader says his party will form the next government in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa The post Advised Nawaz not to act like a Mughal prince: Zardari appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Told Nawaz will do politics in final year before elections: Zardari

PESHAWAR: Former president and Pakistan Peoples Party Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari said on Monday that he had told former prime minister Nawaz Sharif that he would do politics not in the first four years of the government but in the final year before General Elections 2018.The former president addressed a crowd in Peshawar, ...

- Geo.tv - PK

IED blast kills 5 security personnel in Pakistan

A roadside IED blast targeting a vehicle of security officials in Pakistan's restive tribal region today left at least five persons, including four levy personnel, dead, authorities said.

- Zee News - IN

Blast kills five in Pakistan, Taliban claims responsibility

The militant Pakistani Taliban group said it carried out an attack that killed five people in the tribal areas bordering Afghanistan.

- IOL - ZA

Nawaz does not know how to govern country: Zardari

PESHAWAR: Pakistan Peoples Party Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari Sunday said that neither did Nawaz Sharif know how to govern the country in the past nor has he learnt to do so now.Addressing party workers, the former president said his party will stabilise the country and make it stand on its feet again.Criticising ...

- Geo.tv - PK

Pakistani Taliban says behind deadly blast in tribal region

PESHAWAR: The militant Pakistani Taliban group said it carried out an attack on Sunday that killed five people in the tribal areas bordering Afghanistan.Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan spokesman Moha...

- The Hindu - IN

Roadside bombing leaves at least five dead in Bajaur

BAJAUR: At least five government officials, including security personnel, were killed in a remote-controlled bomb attack in Bajaur Agency on Sunday.Officials of the political administration said the bomb exploded on the roadside in Tangi area of Loi Mamond tehsil of the tribal agency.The deceased include political tehsildar ...

- Geo.tv - PK

Father murders two teenage daughters for 'honour' in Peshawar

The father suspected that the girls, 18 and 14, were having an affair and gunned them down The post Father murders two teenage daughters for 'honour' in Peshawar appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Pakistani Taliban says behind deadly blast in tribal region

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - The militant Pakistani Taliban group said it carried out an attack on Sunday that killed five people in the tribal areas bordering Afghanistan.

- Reuters - US

Roadside bomb kills 5 tribal officials in Pakistan

A Pakistani official says a roadside bomb has killed a senior tribal government administrator and four tribal police near the Afghan border.Fawad Ali, the assistant administrator, was traveling with t...

- The Hindu - IN

Roadside Bomb Kills Senior Pakistani Official, 4 Security Guards

 roadside bomb in northwestern Pakistan Sunday killed a senior government official and at least four of his security guards. The deadly blast took place in Bajaur, a volatile federally administered tribal district on the Afghan border. Officials said the administrator of the Mamoond sub-district, Fawad Ali, was being ...

- Voice of America - US

Roadside Bomb Kills Government Administrator In Northwestern Pakistan

Pakistani officials say a roadside bomb blast has killed a government administrator and six tribal police officers in a tribal area on the border with Afghanistan.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Tehsildar among 5 martyred in Bajaur blast

Five people were martyred on Sunday when a remote-controlled bomb went off at a roadside in Bajaur Agency's Loye Mamond area, said officials. Local Tehsildar Fawad Ali and four Levies personnel lost their lives in the blast, said the political administration. Ali, along with Levies personnel, was patrolling in Garigal area ...

- DAWN - PK

Famous TV actor Iftikhar Qaisar passes away

PESHAWAR: Veteran television artist Iftikhar Qaisar passed away on Sunday in Peshawar.The actor had been under treatment for a week in Peshawar’s Lady Reading Hospital. Last week, Iftikhar's son, Hasnain, had said his father was kept under the open sky for nine hours and was not admitted to the hospital's ward. ...

- Geo.tv - PK

Roadside bombing leaves five dead in Bajaur

BAJAUR: Five people, including a government official, were killed in a remote-controlled bomb attack in Bajaur Agency on Sunday.Officials of the political administration said the bomb exploded on the roadside in Tangi area of Loi Mamond tehsil of the tribal agency.The deceased include political tehsildar Fawad Ali while a ...

- Geo.tv - PK

Roadside bomb kills tribal officials in Pakistan

At least seven people have been killed in an explosion in the tribal area of Bajaur agency in northwest of the country.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Roadside bomb kills 5 tribal officials in Pakistan

- Townhall.com - US

Roadside bomb kills 5 tribal officials in Pakistan

Islamic militants have long operated in the tribal region along the Afghan border, where they attack security forces and those seen as cooperating with the central government.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Roadside bomb kills 5 tribal officials in Pakistan

A Pakistani official says a roadside bomb has killed a senior tribal government administrator and four tribal police near the Afghan border.

- The Daily Star - LB

Presidential award-winning actor Iftikhar Qaiser passes away in Peshawar

He struggled with multiple medical challenges including diabetes, heart disease and renal problems since long The post Presidential award-winning actor Iftikhar Qaiser passes away in Peshawar appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Neutering not culling: Pooches in Peshawar get sanctuary to live in

Zeba Masood sits with her dogs. PESHAWAR: Streets of the provincial metropolis are filled with dozens of dogs, who, when hungry, dig out their meals amid trash outside a butcher’s shop or at a dump site. But this very meal cuts their life short during summer when the district administration poisons their food to get ...

- Geo.tv - PK

Gulalai vows to bring back former disgruntled PTI members

PESHAWAR: MNA Ayesha Gulalai has vowed to bring back former disgruntled members of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, saying the party is no one’s personal estate. Justice Wajihuddin after quitting calls PTI 'one man show'Justice Wajih said that the name of his party will be announced in a couple of weeks The dissident MNA said ...

- Geo.tv - PK

Acid attacker remains at large month after incident in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: A young man who attacked his neighbour with acid in the provincial capital remains at large, while the survivor suffers from burn wounds on more than half of his face, and body.While talking to Geo News, the survivor’s father said Shafeeq had asked them for Rs0.6 million, threatening them of dire consequences ...

- Geo.tv - PK

Gulalai vows to bring back former disgruntled PTI members

PESHAWAR: MNA Ayesha Gulalai has vowed to bring back former disgruntled members of Pakistan Tehreeke-e-Insaf, saying the party is no one’s personal estate. Justice Wajihuddin after quitting calls PTI 'one man show' Justice Wajih said that the name of his party will be announced in a couple of weeks The dissident MNA ...

- Geo.tv - PK

Torkham crossing remains closed on second day after Pak-Afghan border blasts

JAMRUD: The Pakistan-Afghanistan border crossing at Torkham remained closed on the second day after two blasts on Friday hit close to the border in Khyber Agency.At least five security personnel and two Afghans were injured in the blast. The injured were shifted to CMH Landikotal, security officials had confirmed.The ...

- Geo.tv - PK

1,800-year-old dot is first 'zero', say researchers

LONDON: A black dot on a third-century manuscript has been identified by Oxford University as the first recorded use of the mathematical symbol for 'zero', 500 years earlier than previously thought. Scientists from the University of Oxford's Bodleian Libraries, have used carbon dating to trace the figure's origins to the ...

- DAWN - PK

Blue Whale suicide challenge reported in Pakistan

Psychiatrist at Peshawar hospital says two young men, aged between 19 and 20, have approached him for a cure

- GulfNews - AE

‘One can ruin the house of another unknowingly’: Pakistan’s fatal attraction to celebratory gunfire

As Pakistan erupted in ecstasy over a breathtaking cricket win against India this summer, five-year-old Noeen lay dying in the country’s northwest, the tiny victim of an often deadly tradition: celebratory gunfire. Unloading a few rounds into the air is a well-established custom to celebrate weddings, religious ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

US drone attack kills 3 Taliban militants in Pakistan

A US drone attack on Friday killed at least three Taliban militants, including a commander, in Pakistan's unruly tribal region near the Afghan border, security officials said.

- Zee News - IN

Pakistan's fatal attraction to celebratory gunfire

As Pakistan erupted in ecstasy over a breathtaking cricket win against India this summer, five-year-old Noeen lay dying in the country's northwest, the tiny victim of an often deadly tradition: celebratory gunfire. Unloading a few rounds into the air is a custom to celebrate in turbulent Pakistan.

- Times Of India - IN

Two Pakistani teens accused of trying to elope were tied down, electrocuted for 'honour' of their tribe

Ultimately, by order of the council of elders in their community and for the honour of that community, members of their own families executed them by electrocution

- National Post - CA

Drone strike kills 3 militants in NW Pakistan, say officials

Two Pakistani officials say a suspected U.S. drone strike has targeted a compound in a northwestern tribal region along the Afghan border, killing three suspected militants.

- FOX News - US

Drone strike kills 3 militants in NW Pakistan, officials say

wo Pakistani officials say a suspected U.S. drone strike has targeted a compound in a northwestern tribal region along the Afghan border, killing three suspected militants.

- Stars and Stripes - US

US drone kills three 'terrorists' in Kurram Agency

A US drone killed three suspected militants in an attack on a compound in Kurram Agency on Friday, officials said, in the first strike since President Donald Trump vowed to crack down on Pakistan. Officials said the strike took place in remote Ghuz Ghari village in Kurram agency, close to the Afghan border where at least ...

- DAWN - PK

Pakistan's fatal attraction to celebratory gunfire

As Pakistan erupted in ecstasy over a breathtaking cricket win against India this summer, five-year-old Noeen lay dying in the country's northwest, the tiny victim of an often deadly tradition: celebratory gunfire.

- Times Of India - IN

U.S. drone attack kills 3 militants in Pakistan

A US drone attack on Friday killed at least three militants, including their commander, in Pakistan's unruly tribal region near the Afghan border, security officials said.Two missiles were fired near...

- The Hindu - IN

Torkham crossing closed after blasts injure five security personnel on Pak-Afghan border

KHYBER AGENCY: At least five security personnel and two Afghans were injured in two blasts close to the border of Pakistan and Afghanistan, security officials confirmed on Friday.According to security officials, the injured have been shifted to CMH Landi Kotal. The Pak-Afghan border crossing at Torkham has also been ...

- Geo.tv - PK

Feed