Islamabad: A prayer leader has been arrested for allegedly trying to molest an eight-year-old girl in northwest Pakistan province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.
The incident happened yesterday in Chaihr village of Mansehra district, local media reported today.
The prayer leader from the village lured the girl going to school to a mosque by offering her sweets.
Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain has said the government is making every effort to have peace talks with the Tehreek-e-Taliban, but warned that action will be taken against the militant group if negotiations fail.
US envoy to Pakistan Richard Olson on Friday met Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and discussed regional security issues and the government`s peace initiative with militant groups including the Taliban.
Against the backdrop of Yasin Bhatkal`s arrest, India today hoped that the thinking in Pakistan will change as per the assurances given by PM N Sharif and also voiced expectation that all those wanted here would be handed over.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday asked Pakistan to restore peace along the border and create conducive atmosphere for starting a dialogue process with India to address all issues.
South Africa’s ODI skipper AB de Villiers said that he relished the challenge when his team will meet Pakistan again in the third match in Johannesburg on Sunday, after Pakistan won the Centurion ODI by six wickets.
Pakistan and India are set to revive snooker ties between them following a long eight-year gap after the Pakistani authorities received a green signal from their government to go ahead with a series planned from March 7.
Veteran all-rounder Abdul Razzaq has has blamed Pakistan`s Test debacle in South Africa on the "overconfidence" of the players, saying that the team`s batsmen were just not prepared for the intimidating bowling attack of the Proteas.