Tag: Peshawar

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