Tuesday, January 23, 2018

KP-FATA merger will be more destructive than 9/11; says Fazl

ISLAMABAD: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has said that the merger of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will be destructive that of 9/11. Addressing a demonstration against the proposed KP-FATA...

Religious group threatens Mansehra barbers over ‘un-Islamic’ beards

PESHAWAR: Pamphlets warning barber shop owners against styling customers' beards in 'un-Islamic' designs have been distributed across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Mansehra district, it emerged on Thursday. The pamphlets have been issued by a group called the...

Pakistan to set up &1.51bn hydropower project in AJK

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has decided to set up a new hydropower project of over 700 megawatts in AJK through foreign financing at an estimated cost of USD 1.51 billion by 2022, according to a media...

457 Indian prisoners lodged in Pakistan jails

ISLAMABAD: A total of 457 Indian prisoners, including 399 fishermen, are languishing in various Pakistani jails, according to a list the Pakistan government handed over to the Indian High Commission here today. The Foreign Office...

“We are not political orphans, will remain till June 15”; says Abbasi

MUZAFFARABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Friday said the PML-N government was strong and stable and the party would contest 2018 polls with a strong portfolio on the basis of several completed development projects. Addressing...

Afghanistan says tribal people’s consent must for KP-Fata merger

PESHAWAR: A senior Afghan diplomat on Wednesday cautiously responded to a question over the proposed merger of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and suggested that tribal people's consent be sought before...

Sadiq Khan sets reporter straight on Pakistan question

LONDON: Mayor of London Sadiq Khan during his recent visit issued a swift riposte to a journalist who appeared to suggest the Labour politician was born in Pakistan. He was asked “what does it...

Sami links MMA’s revival to support for Fata-KP merger

NOWSHERA: Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Sami chief Maulana Samiul Haq on Saturday announced that the Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal would be revived only if the religious parties, including JUI-F, supported the merger of Fata with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He was speaking...

Draconian Frontier Crimes Regulation to be repealed in Fata within a week: Qadir...

ISLAMABAD: The government is planning to repeal the draconian Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR) in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) within a week's time, Minister of States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) Abdul Qadir Baloch...

IED-making factories, caves unearthed in Khyber Agency

LANDI KOTAL: Security forces unearthed tunnels, caves and improvised explosive device-manufacturing factories during a search operation in the Nangrosa-Lagad area of Barra Bara in Tirah valley on Thursday. The Inter-Services Public Relations said in a...