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FRC Daily Brief, Monday, March 04, 2013

 

PESHAWAR: The cellular phone markets in the provincial capital have stopped selling memory cards with musical videos and songs while dozens of shops and cabins have closed down after threats by militants, a source told The News on Sunday. The News.

GHALLANAI: Two mobile shops were blown up in the Halimzai tehsil of the Mohmand Agency on Saturday night, sources said.The sources said explosive devices planted by unidentified persons at Mian Mandi Market went off at night. Two shops owned by Israr and Adnan were destroyed in the explosion. The News, Dawn.

ISLAMABAD: After initially opposing the opening of an office in Qatar to facilitate Afghan Taliban’s reconciliatory efforts towards peace with the Hamid Karzai government and the United States, Pakistan is now fully supporting the Taliban’s new address outside Afghanistan. The News.

DERA ISMAIL KHAN: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman Sunday said dialogue was the only solution for restoration of peace. Addressing a public rally in connection with ‘Islam Zindabad Conference’ at the Haq Nawaz Park, Maulana Fazlur Rehman said had the US followed the philosophy of talks, it would not have faced an embarrassing defeat in Afghanistan. The News, Dawn.

ISLAMABAD: Federal minister for state and frontier region (SAFRON) and leader of FATA Parliamentarians Senator Abbas Khan Afridi has established an independent panel for his home district Kohat (KPK) and the adjoining areas that would contest next general elections for the development of Kohat and its surrounding areas. The News.

LARKANA: Journalist in Larkana held a protest demonstration against murders of Mumtaz Malik, Mahmood Afridi and others and demanded of the government to arrest the accused involved in the case. The News.

ISLAMABAD: After initially opposing the opening of an office in Qatar to facilitate Afghan Taliban’s reconciliatory efforts towards peace with the Hamid Karzai government and the United States, Pakistan is now fully supporting the Taliban’s new address outside Afghanistan. The News.

LANDI KOTAL: Seven militants, a `commander` among them, were killed when PAF jets targeted their hideouts in Sipah area of Tirah valley late on Saturday night.
Independent and official sources said the seven slain men belonged to the Lashkari-Islam militant group.
Earlier, officials claimed that LI bases in Sandana and Speen Drand areas of Sipah were bombed by the air force jets. The area is considered to be a stronghold of LI with its leader Mangal Bagh frequently changing his hideout to escape shelling. Dawn.

KHAR: Tribal elders and members of peace committees from different parts of Bajaur Agency has urged the government to take Fata people into confidence before further reforming Frontier Crimes Regulation. They said this at a seminar organised by NGO Da Khalgo Awaz here the other day.
Noted among those in attendance were Malik Abdul Aziz Khan, Malik Mohammad Akbar Khan, Malik Hafzur Rehman and Malik Abdul Nasar Khan. Dawn.

ORAKZAI AGENCY: Ten militants were killed in an operation by security forces in various parts of the Upper Orakzai Agency, sources said on Sunday. Security sources said that search operations were conducted at Lundo Qamar, Arghanjo and Adamkhel areas of the agency, which resulted in the death of ten militants. Daily Times.

FRC Reports

SWA: Inhabitants of Wana South Waziristan Agency held a protest rally against Drone attacks in FATA in the agency headquarters Wana yesterday, FRC field reporter said. According to details there were two reasons for holding such grand rally in Wana Bazaar; one was Drone attacks while the other was the US strategy of blaming all tribal people for persisting extremism and militancy in the region. FRC.

Tank: Oath taking ceremony of newly elected cabinet of Wana Press Club (WPC) held in the office of Political Agent in district Tank on Friday, FRC field reporter reported. According to the details the oath taking ceremony was held in the Jarga Hall at the Political Agent’s offiece in Tank which has been attended by senior journalists of Tribal Union of Journalist (TUJ) along with other local journalists and lawyers. FRC.

BAJAUR AGENCY: Political agent Bajaur Syed Abdul Jabar shah on Saturday urged the official of local health deportment to speed up their activities for the early eradication of polio disease and asked the tribal elders and ulema to extend their full support in the anti-polio drive in the agency.

Mehran Ali Khan Wazir

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