Pakistani polio vaccinator, 3 militants killed; Pakistan to build motorway

Staff Report

ISLAMABAD -- A polio vaccinator and three terrorists were killed recently as Pakistani authorities detained 68 suspects nationwide.

Gunmen fatally shot the vaccinator in Khyber Agency October 26, Dawn reported.

The Sindh Province Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) October 27 killed at least three militants in Karachi, Geo News reported, quoting confirmation from a CTD official.

Police and other forces October 26 detained 66 suspected criminals in Karachi and in Punjab Province, Dunya TV reported.

Meanwhile, Pakistan has begun a feasibility study on the proposed Peshawar-Kabul Motorway, The Express Tribune reported October 27.

The National Highway Authority (NHA) received permission to hire consultants, an official said. The project is estimated to require three years and to cost Rs. 80 billion (US $763.6m), an official said.

Kabul requested the project during an August 2013 meeting of the two countries' foreign ministers, NHA spokesman Kashif Zaman said. The highway is expected to boost the countries' trade and to give Pakistan access to Central Asia.

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