Jan 082018
Damaged canals in Khyber Agency being rebuilt: PA

BARA: Khyber Agency Political Agent (PA) Khalid Mehmood on Monday said all the damaged infrastructure and canals were being rebuilt on priority basis. He was talking to reporters during his visit to… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Click for detailed story

Oct 212017
Flight of dengue

The deadly virus of dengue has travelled from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to Jamrud Khyber Agency. To date, it had infected more than 150 people. Jamrud is quite close to Peshawar, therefore it was expected that the dengue virus will enter the region as well. However the healthcare department in Fata and other concerned authorities didn’t take any notice of all the warnings given. Because of this gross negligence, the virus is spreading in the entire region at a fast pace. The outbreak of the disease has taken a toll on the lives of the people. Although millions of dollars were spent on on hospitals in Khyber Agency, residents are still not satisfied with treatment facilities available. Many residents are going to Peshawar for better treatment options, however hospitals in Peshawar are not big enough to accommodate a huge influx of infected peoples. According to some media reports, 80 percent patients cannot be admitted because scarcity of resources in hospitals. Dengue is not new. But the concerned authorities are not taking enough steps to deal with the menace. Spraying campaign should be launched in the region and all residential areas should be sprayed on a regular basis. Tajdar Alam ( Khyber Agency ) Click for detailed story

Oct 142017
?Fake? Khassadars removed from checkposts in Khyber Agency

LANDIKOTAL: Taking action against fake government servants in Khyber Agency, the political agent on Saturday removed dozens of proxy Khassadars manning checkposts and deployed at other government… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Click for detailed story

Sep 222017
Registration of voters to be expedited in Khyber Agency: official

LANDIKOTAL: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) here on Friday organised a seminar to raise awareness among people about importance of voting. Local residents, officials and students in large… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Click for detailed story

Sep 042017

PESHAWAR: The dengue outbreak continues to wreak havoc across Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) as two more patients lost their battle against the virus on Monday. With two more deaths, the total death toll from the disease has risen to 15. Most of these deaths were reported from Peshawar and Khyber Agency. Initially, dengue cases were only reported from the provincial capital. However, the virus has now spread to districts in central and Northern parts of the province.  So far, not even a single case has emerged from any of the southern districts of the province. According to details, a total of 1,338 people were reported to have been carrying the virus in Peshawar, followed by 110 in Mardan and 36 from Buner. However, 15 patients from Mansehra, six from Swabi, five from Malakand, two patients each from Haripur and Abbottabad districts showed signs of the virus. Official documents of the provincial health department, a copy of which is available with The Express Tribune, read that around 1,558 people were screened for the dengue virus across ten districts. Of these, 292 people were tested positive with 252 hailing from Peshawar. The report further read that two patients from Abbottabad, one from Haripur, eight from Mansehra, three from Buner, two from Swabi and 20 cases from the Mardan district were tested positive. A total of 135 dengue patients were admitted to different health facilities within the past 24 hours while 55 of them were successfully treated and discharged, it stated. Officials of the Federally Administered [Read More…]

Jul 212017

Pakistan Army said on Friday that improvised explosive devices (IEDs) are being skillfully neutralised by advancing troops with the support of army engineers in Khyber Agency’s Rajgal valley, days after Operation Khyber IV was launched. The major offensive was initiated in the valley on July 16 to prevent the Afghanistan-based franchise of the Islamic State from making inroads into the tribal regions. On Thursday, several hideouts of terrorists were decimated in a synchronised blitzkrieg by army and air force in the Rajgal Valley of Khyber Agency. Afghanistan’s claim on Khyber-4 ‘unwarranted’ “During clearance operation, Sepoy Muhammad Yasir embraced shahadat due to an IED blast, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said. “His funeral prayers were offered at Peshawar garrison today.” “Operation Khyber 4 [is] progressing as planned,” the communique said and added, “ground troops have established posts on important heights in Rajgal.” The post Khyber IV: IEDs being skillfully neutralised by advancing troops, says ISPR appeared first on The Express Tribune. Click for detailed story

Apr 202017

 LANDIKOTAL: Two women were injured in a cylinder blast in Landikotal tehsil of Khyber Agency on Thursday, locals said.The women were preparing food for family when a gas cylinder exploded … [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Click for detailed story

Mar 192017
Torkham border?s closure protested in Khyber Agency

LANDIKOTAL: Hundreds of Customs clearing agents, shopkeepers, traders and political parties’ leaders and workers on Saturday staged a protest in the Landikotal bazaar, asking Pakistan and… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Click for detailed story

Feb 182017
Political administration asks people to vacate Pak-Afghan border areas in Khyber Agency

Political administration of Khyber Agency has directed the dwellers of Pak-Afghan border areas to migrate to safe places with immediate effect, said officials. The directions were issued to the people living in Sheenphokh and Samsay areas of Khyber Agency. "Exodus is underway as the security forces have already launched operation in the area," officials told DawnNews.Earlier on Friday night, the army had reportedly targeted a training camp of Jamaat-ul-Ahrar — the banned terror outfit which claimed responsibility for the Feb 13 suicide bombing in Lahore and the Feb 15 suicide attack on the headquarters of the Mohmand Agency's political administration.The camp was located near the Pak-Afghan border in areas adjacent to Mohmand and Khyber Agency, and was reportedly overseen by Jamaat-ul-Ahrar's deputy commander, Adil Bacha.Militant casualties were reported in the action but there was no confirmation of the actual number. Click for detailed story

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