Former Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) candidate for provincial assembly constituency Pk-12 Nowshehra, Khaleeq ur Rehman on Monday joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Monday. Khaleeq announced his decision at a press conference in Peshawar Press Club. He was joined by Imran Khan`s political advisors for Khyber Pukhtunkhwa (KP) Shaukat Ali, Shah Farman, Provincial Working Committee Chairman Asad Qaiser, Zahid Hussain Mohmmand, Engineer Hamid ul Haq, Sajid Ghumriani and Sajid Khan. Talking to media, Khaleeq-ur-Rehman said PML-Q leaders had aligned themselves with those who used to call them Qatil (murderer) league. He said the PML-Q alliance with the PPP had disillusioned most party workers, who wanted to leave the PML-Q.
He said he had quite PML-Q the same way he quit the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) when they made an alliance with the PPP. He said he had received 12,400 votes during 2008 general elections while contesting against provincial minister information Mian Iftikhar Hussain at PK-12 Nowshehra. He said Iftikhar had won by just 300 votes. The PTI KP leadership welcomed Khaleeq-ur-Rehman in PTI.
Admiral Sandila meets General Wynne
Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) Admiral Asif Sandila called on Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Khalid Shameem Wynne at Joint Staff Headquarter Chaklala on Monday. An ISPR statement said this was the first visit of the CNS to Joint Staff Headquarter after taking over the reins of Pakistan Navy. Professional matters came under discussion during the meet. CJCSC congratulated Sandila and appreciated the role played by Pakistan Navy in guarding the maritime frontiers of Pakistan.
11 terrorists killed in Kurram action
At least 11 terrorists were killed and 25 injured in an operation by security forces in Kurram Agency. Media reports quoted security force sources as saying that the suspected
hideouts of terrorists were pounded in Central Kurram.
Over a dozen terrorists were injured in the action and five terror havens were destroyed in the early morning offensive.