A government official says fighter jets have bombed suspected militant hide-outs in a new assault on a Pakistan tribal region where the army had previously declared victory. He says at least 20 people have died.
Pakistan government will soon
decide on a request from the business community to declare the
North West Frontier Province a "war affected zone" as the
region`s economy has suffered due to increasing militancy.
The government of Pakistan`s troubled NWFP on Saturday asked the Election Commission to postpone by-elections in the Swat valley due to fears that Taliban militants could disrupt the polls and target provincial ministers.
Pakistan security forces have claimed that they have arrested a close aide of former Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Baitullah Mehsud, Rafiuddin , along with five other militant commanders from Hangu region of the NWFP
The federal government must declare Pakistan`s restive North West Frontier Province (NWFP) as war-affected and compensation must be announced for those killed in terror attacks, the provincial government has demanded.