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Bomb goes off early in Peshawar mosque, no casualties

Bomb goes off early in Peshawar mosque, no casualties

PESHAWAR – A bomb exploded prematurely inside a mosque in Peshawar shortly before prayers on Friday but caused no loss of life, the police said. The bomb detonated 90 minutes before the usual 150, by when a strong congregation was supposed to gather at the mosque in Bhadha Bher village in the suburbs of Peshawar.
“It was a timed device and the target was the Friday gathering but it exploded prematurely,” Kalam Khan, a senior police officer, told AFP, adding that the bomb caused

Two in a row – Suicide bomber targets Peshawar funeral, 36 dead

PESHAWAR – At least 36 people were killed and more than 50 injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a funeral in Adezai village on the Peshawar-Kohat Road on Wednesday. The attack was the second in the country in as many days, following Tuesday’s car bombing near the office of the Inter-Services Intelligence in Faisalabad. Police said that the explosion took place when around 300 people were preparing to offer funeral prayers for a relative of an active member of the Adezai

2nd SKMCH’s foundation stone laid in Peshawar

PESHAWAR – Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Chief Minister Amir Haider Khan Hoti laid foundation stone of the second Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital in Peshawar in a ceremony on Wednesday. Shaukat Khanum Hospital Medical Director Dr Asim Yousaf said some 40,000 cancer patients who belonged to KP and adjacent tribal regions came to Lahore for their treatment that was 13 percent of the total patients. Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust chief cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan said the

Seductresses’ kidnapping ring on the loose in Peshawar

PESHAWAR – Attractive ladies in Peshawar delude youngsters due to their appealing look and later abduct them for heavy ransom as the Western and Indian cultures influence the Pakhtun society and push teenagers towards moral and spiritual evils.
The mobile device was invented to facilitate people but, in Peshawar city, mobile technology is being used for the proliferation of social evils as a large number of youngsters have been fettered by the professional abductors who train

US national arrested in Peshawar granted bail

PESHAWAR – A local court on Monday accepted a plea by one Rehana and ordered the release of her husband Erin Mark De Haven on bail. De Haven was arrested under Section 14 of the Foreigner’s Act by security forces on March 25 from outside a fast food restaurant in Peshawar. Additional District and Sessions Judge Altafur Rehman heard the arguments in favour of the bail plea of De Haven and reserved the judgement on Friday.
Civil Judge Qudratullah Marwat ordered sending De Haven on

11 mega projects okayed to ensure smooth traffic in Peshawar

PESHAWAR – Keeping in view the frequent blockade of roads and increasing flow of vehicles, a high level meeting, held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Amir Haider Khan Hoti on Wednesday, approved at least 11 mega projects.
The meeting was also attended by senior ministers Rahim Dad Khan and Bashir Ahmad Bilour, Sports and Tourism Minister Syed Aqil Shah, Information Minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain, Chief Secretary Ghulam Dastgir Akhtar, Peshawar Development Authority (PDA)

KP seeks Malakand-like security package for Peshawar

PESHAWAR – Expressing concern over the fresh wave of violence and terrorism in Peshawar and southern districts, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has decided to call upon Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani to convene a meeting of Strategic and Oversight Committee.
“The Strategic and Oversight Committee will be requested to introduce Malakand-like package for the security of Peshawar and southern districts,” remarked Mian Iftikhar Hussain while briefing media people about the

Taliban rule the roost in Peshawar jail

PESHAWAR – More than 160 Taliban militants have established a state within state in the Central Jail Peshawar, one of the major prisons of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. In these circumstances, the presence of notorious extremists has deprived the death cells’ inmates of joining their loved ones for sometime in according with decision of the Chief Justice of Pakistan and the Judicial Committee.
The Judicial Committee, with the CJP in the chair, in its meeting on September 4 last year

Peshawar car bomb kills 10

PESHAWAR – At least 10 people, including two children and two women, were killed and another 32 were injured when a car bomb exploded at Badhabher area of Peshawar on Wednesday. Police said an explosives-laden vehicle had been parked near a bazaar on Teleband Road.
They said the target was the Badhabher police station, but the driver abandoned the vehicle near the bazaar after failing to reach the police station due to the crowded marketplace. The explosion destroyed another

Peshawar jail becomes a safe haven for militants

PESHAWAR – Whatsoever may be the claim or justification by the rulers, it is a fact that Peshawar Central Jail has become a “safe haven” for the militants.
The militants have established a state within the state and are forcing prisoners, particularly criminals, to join them. Some highly-placed sources told Pakistan Today that around 170 militants had formed a pressure group inside Peshawar Central Jail. Of them 90 are very active members of different wings of Tehrik-e-Taliban

22 killed in Bannu, Peshawar bombings

PESHAWAR – At least 22 people were killed and several others injured on Wednesday when a suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden vehicle into the boundary wall of a police station in the outskirts of Bannu district, and a school van hit a roadside bomb in Peshawar.
Besides the police station, a mosque was also razed to the ground, while a school and a number of houses were partially damaged. Around 60 to 70 people were present in premises of the police station and the mosque

Lahore Ravi in sight of victory against Peshawar

LAHORE: Lahore Ravi grabbed a 56-run win over Peshawar on day three of the four-day Division II Quaid-e-Azam Trophy match here at the Gaddafi Stadium on Tuesday. Lahore Ravi were in complete control by the close of day. When the game resumed on Tuesday, Peshawar batsmen could add 118 runs to their overnight score of 14. Sajjad Ahmed (35) was the only player to get some runs. Lahore’s Abdul Ghaffar and Asif Ashfaq were too good for Peshawar batsmen.
They shared five and four

School bus bombed in Peshawar, 1 killed

PESHAWAR: One person was killed and another five injured when a school bus hit a roadside explosive device in Bhana Mari area of Peshawar on Monday.
According to details, the explosives planted in the area went off when the school bus, carrying schoolchildren of Islamia Model School, was passing by. A passer-by was killed and five people, including two students were injured. The deceased was identified as 14-year-old Farooq. The injured were rushed to Lady Reading Hospital, with

Peshawar court sends married pupil back to school

PESHAWAR: A court on Thursday ordered a married pupil back to school, saying that tying the knot was no grounds for expulsion despite teachers’ fears of gossip.
Ghairat Khan, a seventh grader with a beard, was thrown out of an elite English-language school in Peshawar seven months ago because teachers believed marital relations were inappropriate playground talk.
“The court reinstated Ghairat Khan and he will rejoin school tomorrow. The board of directors at the school has

Tribesmen resent Muharram security measures in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: The tribesmen on Friday rejected the district administration’s security plane for the Muharram citing that it would deny them entry to the metropolitan.
They said it was discriminatory decision as it implied as if all the tribesmen were terrorist or saboteurs. On 24 November, the district administration had imposed Section-144 and banned wall-chalking, use of tinted glasses in the vehicle, pillion-riding and brandishing weapons at the public places.

10 NATO tankers torched in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: At least 10 NATO supply tankers were burnt to bare iron when unidentified militants attacked them in the wee hours of Saturday on the Ring Road in Peshawar.
A 2.5 kilogramme bomb was also discovered from the site, which was later defused by the Bomb Disposal Squad, reports said. According to details, the armed suspects launched the attack on Arbab Jamil workshop on the Ring Road, where a number of NATO supply tankers were parked.
Police said the attackers were at