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Refugees from Peshawar join nationwide peace marches in Afghanistan | Protests
Refugees from Peshawar join nationwide peace marches in Afghanistan

The peace caravan from Pakistan joins a number of other caravans in Afghanistan that are calling on the Taliban and other militants to stop fighting and make peace.

International watchdog places Pakistan on terror financing 'grey list' | Security
International watchdog places Pakistan on terror financing 'grey list'

The decision resulted from Pakistan's inaction against terror financing.

KP marks fewest terrorist incidents in 4 years | Security
KP marks fewest terrorist incidents in 4 years

The public is no longer scared to send children to school or go shopping as it was in the past, residents say.

TTP flip-flop on new leader signals major internal divisions | Security
TTP flip-flop on new leader signals major internal divisions

The Pakistani Taliban is unlikely to survive the power struggle for the top slot, observers say.

APS survivors, parents celebrate death of Mullah Fazlullah | Security
APS survivors, parents celebrate death of Mullah Fazlullah

Survivors of the 2014 massacre, as well as the relatives of the slain, welcomed the killing of TTP leader Mullah Fazlullah in an air strike in Afghanistan last week.

Is ISIS a creation of the West? | Analysis
Is ISIS a creation of the West?

An investigation into a prevailing conspiracy theory reveals certain actors actively promote the distortion of facts for their own gain.

FATA-KP merger stirs hopes of peace, economic development | Politics
FATA-KP merger stirs hopes of peace, economic development

Residents of the tribal districts are hoping the democratic change will bring improved security, rule of law, economic development and durable peace.

'Game over' for TTP after death of Mullah Fazlullah | Security
'Game over' for TTP after death of Mullah Fazlullah

The dead leader's successor, Umar Rehman, will be unable to unite the already divided Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), analysts say.

Woman runs for office in Upper Dir, encouraging disenfranchised female voters | Elections
Woman runs for office in Upper Dir, encouraging disenfranchised female voters

Hameeda Shahid is the first female to seek office in Upper Dir, where women have historically been prevented from even voting in elections. Hameeda and others are seeking to change the taboo.

The Sangorian group: a Taliban nightmare in Afghanistan | Security
The Sangorian group: a Taliban nightmare in Afghanistan

The Taliban are running scared and cannot sleep at night because of an undercover, Afghan government-backed group fighting the militants, local officials and tribal elders say.

KP tightens security measures, border controls for Eid ul Fitr | Security
KP tightens security measures, border controls for Eid ul Fitr

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police are taking every step possible to protect public areas during Eid.

Pakistani Taliban chief believed killed in joint Afghan-US strike | Security
Pakistani Taliban chief believed killed in joint Afghan-US strike

Afghanistan's Ministry of Defence confirmed the death of Pakistani Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah in what security analysts called a 'big loss' to the militants.

In photos: Pakistanis throng markets ahead of Eid ul Fitr | Ramadan
In photos: Pakistanis throng markets ahead of Eid ul Fitr

Improvements in security have led to an increase in the number of shoppers during the final days of Ramadan.

ECP rejects registration of MML as political party | Elections
ECP rejects registration of MML as political party

The Milli Muslim League (MML) is linked to Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), the group accused of masterminding the 2008 Mumbai attacks.

Japan funds projects to tighten transnational security in Pakistan | Security
Japan funds projects to tighten transnational security in Pakistan

The $3.7 million donation will help fight drug trafficking and militancy in Pakistan and throughout the region, analysts say.

KP authorities crack down on quackery, unqualified medics | Health
KP authorities crack down on quackery, unqualified medics

The campaign aims to raise awareness about the dangers of visiting illegal clinics and doctors who work outside their qualifications or expertise.

Police mobile app draws praise from Peshawar residents | Crime & Justice
Police mobile app draws praise from Peshawar residents

The mobile app allows residents to report crimes and provide tips, along with Google Maps location information.

Russia's 'friendly' overtures to Pakistan raise concerns among observers | Diplomacy
Russia's 'friendly' overtures to Pakistan raise concerns among observers

The improvement of ties between Moscow and Islamabad will jeopardise Pakistan's relations with the rest of the world, analysts say.

Swat Motorway project to boost economy in Malakand Division | Transportation
Swat Motorway project to boost economy in Malakand Division

The project is expected to be completed by September 2018, bringing economic development and tourism to a region previously struck hard by militancy.

Peshawar's Sikh community shines light on interfaith harmony during Ramadan | Tolerance
Peshawar's Sikh community shines light on interfaith harmony during Ramadan

Sikhs and other minority religious groups are serving iftar to fasting Muslims, a gesture reflecting the strong bond of brotherhood in Pakistan.

Pakistani politicians stand together against terror-linked political parties | Elections
Pakistani politicians stand together against terror-linked political parties

Pakistani political parties are urging officials to block the Milli Muslim League, a new political party linked to the banned Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist group, from running in upcoming elections.

Improved security prompts KP authorities to remove security measures | Security
Improved security prompts KP authorities to remove security measures

Authorities in the newly merged Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Federal Administered Tribal Areas are removing checkpoints and unblocking roads as a result of improved security.

'No safe haven' for foreign militants attempting to penetrate Pakistan | Terrorism
'No safe haven' for foreign militants attempting to penetrate Pakistan

Central Asian militants who joined ISIS, including those from the IMU and ETIM, may be trying to enter Afghanistan and Pakistan, according to a Pakistani think tank.

Newsbrief

TTP confirms death of Mullah Fazlullah, announces new leader Security forces kill 6 militants in South Waziristan Islamabad journalist's home ransacked, viewed as intimidation attempt Security forces kill 4 terrorists near Quetta Security forces arrest accused TTP commander trying to flee country Pakistan army to guard polling stations during general election Bajwa, Afghanistan's Ghani confer in Kabul on security Pakistan, Afghanistan hold talks to implement security framework Pakistani army denies involvement in activist's abduction, seeks investigation Pakistan, Afghanistan set for security talks US Secretary of State calls Bajwa to discuss US-Pakistan ties Pakistani activist freed after brief abduction in Lahore Federal caretaker cabinet takes oath in Islamabad Security forces kill 6 militants on Pakistani-Afghan border Clashes erupt in South Waziristan between Maulvi Nazir militants and PTM Civilian government completes term, hands power over to caretaker