Shamim Shahid

  • TPESHAWAR - Fazal Hayat, known as Maulana Fazalullah, chief of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Swat Chapter, was declared as Proclaimed Offender (PO) along with 10 others through press advertisements by an anti-terrorist court on Wednesday. A number of local Urdu newspapers carried out the ...

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  • TPESHAWAR - At least 10 suspected militants were killed and five others injured Tuesday morning as a result of the alleged US drone attack on a compound of militants in Kaniguram area of South Waziristan Agency. Several missiles, allegedly fired by the US drone, hit the house of one Zangi Khan Barki ...

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  • TPESHAWAR- Despite government claims that Taliban leader Bait Ullah Mehsud had been killed in an alleged US drone attack, confusion still persists as certain quarters were still reluctant to accept it without getting solid evidences. However, some circles were foreseeing serious impact of the news ...

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  • TPESHAWAR - At least three persons including wife and brother of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan chief Baitullah Mehsud were killed and several others injured when US drone missiles hit a house in Zangara, a village in Sara-rogha tehsil of Ladha, South Waziristan Agency. Four missiles fired by a US drone ...

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  • TMINGORA - The schools and colleges in Malakand Division, particularly in Swat district, resumed their activities on Saturday after a break of several months amidst thin attendance of students. The only exception was Matta where educational institutions couldnt be opened due to certain reasons ...

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  • TMINGORA, Swat - The educational institutions in Malakand Division, particularly in Swat District, will reopen today (Saturday) after a period of around four months. The government has issued directives to the authorities concerned in this regard. The schools were closed after militants started ...

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  • TPESHAWAR - In response to claims by Muslim Khan regarding survival of leading militants including Maulana Fazal Ullah, the NWFP Information Minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain said that no one could deny the fact that they had lost their network and sanctuaries in the wake of the ongoing military ...

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  • TPESHAWAR - Taliban militants released a video of a kidnapped US soldier on Sunday. The militants had kidnapped him from Yousafkhel area of Paktya province, Afghanistan, on July 1, 2009. I am Pte Bowe Bergdahl, from 501 Unit, the US soldier appeared in the video as saying. The video, released to ...

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  • TPESHAWAR - Hundreds of Taliban militants getting advantage of the poor security on Swats boundaries with Dir and Buner have succeeded in slipping into other parts of the province. During a visit to Swat and Malakand, TheNation came to know about slipping of hundreds of Taliban militants to other ...

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  • TPESHAWAR - Due to delay in provision of government announced logistic and financial assistance, majority of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are reluctant to repatriate voluntarily to their homes. Despite their registration, more than one thousand IDPs from Sheikh Yaseen Town Mardan have ...

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  • TPESHAWAR - Amidst fear and confusion, repatriation of internally displaced persons (IDPs) belonging to Swat and other parts of Malakand division started from Jalozai Camp, Nowshera, and two other camps in Charsadda on Monday. However, according to other reports, volume of the return was very low ...

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  • TPESHAWAR - Amidst fears of reported existence of Taliban miscreants in the restive areas, the repatriation of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) to different parts of both Swat and Buner districts is going to be commenced today (Monday). The NWFP government through Emergency Response Unit ...

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  • TPESHAWAR - Awami National Party President Asfandyar Wali Khan has expressed satisfaction over the ongoing military action against Taliban militants. He was briefing the media persons after chairing the ANP Central Executive Committee (CEC) meeting on Thursday. The committee discussed the current ...

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  • TPESHAWAR - At least 16 persons, including four foreigners, were killed and several others injured when a US drone targeted two compounds of militants with missiles at Zangara area near Ladha, South Waziristan Agency, on Tuesday morning. Twelve militants died on the spot whereas several others were ...

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  • TPESHAWAR - Seventeen militants were killed and 35 others injured as a result of drone attacks on the compounds of Taliban militants. The missiles were fired by two American drones in South Waziristan Agency on Friday. The killed and injured included several foreigners and non-local militants. The ...

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  • TPESHAWAR - Taliban militants with help of their sympathisers within Afghan armed forces have kidnapped a United States Military official along with three companions from Yousafkhel district of Paktika province, sources disclosed on Thursday. As per details, a couple of days ago, the US official ...

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  • TPESHAWAR - Qari Zainuddin Mehsud, who had recently revolted against Tehreek-e- Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Baitullah Mehsud, was shot dead early in the morning on Tuesday in his office at Madina Colony Mosque, Dera Ismail Khan. His bodyguard, Baaz Muhammad, was also injured in the ...

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  • TPESHAWAR - In the wake of ongoing military action against them, the leading figures of Tehrik-e-Taliban from both South Waziristan Agency and Swat region have shifted to Mirali region of North Waziristan Agency. Through some highly placed reliable sources, this scribe came to know that since long ...

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  • TPESHAWAR - Baitullah Mehsud, chief of Taliban militants, has turned a deaf ear to the request of Taliban supreme leader Mullah Muhammad Omar Akhund of halting terrorist acts in Pakistan and focusing all of his activities against the United States-led allies inside Afghanistan. Mullah Omar is our ...

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  • TPESHAWAR - NWFP Minister for Prisons Mian Nisar Gul was critically injured while his driver and two bodyguards were killed and another sustained injuries on Thursday when some ambushed militants attacked their vehicle in Dara Adamkhel. As per details, the ambushed militants attacked the vehicle ...

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  • TTEHRAN - Unlike past, this time people of Iran are least interested in the Presidential elections to be held on June 12 with a possible low turn. In the light of such apprehensions, spiritual leader Ayat Ullah Khamenayee while delivering key speech on the eve of 20th death anniversary of Ayat Ullah ...

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  • TTEHRAN - Advocating Islamic values and norms, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, President of Islamic Republic of Iran has said that liberal democracy had failed to address the needs and expectations of the mankind. Like Marxism, the Western world introduced liberal democracy now generating complications and ...

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  • TPESHAWAR - Militants have abducted up to 60 students of Cadet College Razmak, North Waziristan Agency, in the Frontier Region (FR) Bannu, witnesses said Monday. However, some other reports put the strength of the abductees at about 500. According to the witnesses, the abducted students along with ...

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  • TPESHAWAR - Peshawar was rocked with three high-intensity bomb explosions including a suicide attack against a police checkpost in Mattani area on Thursday evening. So far eight people were killed in twin explosions at historical Qissakhwani Bazaar and around 100 others injured. The police claimed ...

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  • TPESHAWAR - At least 27 people were killed and several others injured when two missiles fired by a US drone hit a house-cum-madrassa and a moving vehicle in Khaisoora area of North Waziristan Agency on Saturday morning. Local tribesmen informed that three people were killed on the spot while ...

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  • TBUNER - Amidst continued military action against Taliban militants in certain parts of Buner, migration is on the rise from Chamla, Gagra, Gadezai and other areas and thousands of people have flooded the adjacent towns and villages of Swabi and Mardan Districts. So far, more than 70,000 families ...

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  • TPESHAWAR - Fearing US drone attacks, a large number of Talibans Afghan leaders have shifted from Quetta to Karachi, Peshawar and other cities. TheNation has learnt from some highly reliable sources that Taliban leaders after discussing in detail the situation, caused by recent threats of drone ...

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  • TPESHAWAR - Fearing threats to their lives, thousands of people from both Dir and Buner districts have stared migration to peaceful and safe areas of the region. Around 30,000 people have left their homes in Maidan area of Lower Dir, remarked NWFP Information Minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain in his ...

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  • TPESHAWAR - Maintaining the stance that the Taliban are not bound to lay down arms, Spokesman Tehrik Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Swat chapter, Muslim Khan has said the Muslims must possess weapons and go for armed activities against infidels for the supremacy of Islam. He went on to say that there was ...

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  • TPESHAWAR - The United States based Hizb-e-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) (Hekmatyar) stalwart Daud Abidi has confirmed holding meetings with high-ranking American officials and handing over a letter of Engineer Hekmatyar addressed to US President Barack Obama. Yes, I held three meetings with high ranking ...

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