PESHAWAR: Unknown miscreants gunned down Awami National Party (ANP) leader Najma Hanif after breaking into her house in Peshawar late on Friday night.
She was gunned down at her residence in phase one of the upscale Hyatabad neighbourhood of Peshawar.
Police sources told Dawn.com that unknown gunmen opened fire at Najma Hanif after breaking into her home just before midnight on Friday. The attackers managed to escape the site unhurt and unidentified, they added.
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In-charge of police unit at Hyatabad Medical Complex, Ismail khan has confirmed that Najma Hanif was hit in the head and face and was received dead at the hospital.
It is pertinent to mention that her husband Hanif Jadoon, who also was an ANP leader, was killed along with his son and guard in a suicide bomb attack in July 2011.
PESHAWAR: District administration has directed the locals to stay alert after river Swat, river Kabul and river Khayali attained high flood level at district Charsaddar and Nowshera. Rising water levels of Swat and Kabul rivers are affecting many areas of Charsadda district, with people living on the river banks evacuating their homes and shifting to safer locations. According to local administration, flood torrent of 15,400 cusecs in river Swat will pass through Nowshera. On the other hand, the Metrological Department has predicted widespread rains in Central and Southern parts of the country during the next 48 hours. In a fresh advisory it said at times heavy and very heavy falls are likely in South Punjab‚ Eastern Balochistan and Upper Sindh during the next two days.Scattered rain-thundershower is also expected elsewhere in the country.
Meanwhile the Met Office has also warned about high risk of flash flooding in the local streams and seasonal nullahs of Dera Ghazi Khan‚ Zhob‚ Sibbi‚ Nasirabad and Kalat divisions during next forty eight hours.
Pakistan has suffered devastating monsoon floods for the last three years, including the worst in its history in 2010 when catastrophic inundations killed almost 1,800 people and affected 21 million.
NOWSHERA (Web Desk): Mumlikat Khan, leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), was gunned down here on Wednesday, Geo News reported quoting police sources.
According to police, two armed men on a motor cycle intercepted the car of Mumlikat Khan and sprayed it with bullets here at Jehangira Chowk and escaped from the scene. Mumlikat Khan lost his life while another man present with him in the car sustained injuries.
The tragic incident occurred when Mumlikat Khan was traveling in his car from Jehangira Chowk to his home located at Station Road.
PESHAWAR (NNI)/FP - Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan today (Saturday) lashed out at Jamiat-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman for calling him a Jewish agent.
Speaking to PTI supporters at a rally in Lakki Marwat on Saturday, Imran Khan said, “When he (Fazlur Rehman) is here, there is no need for another Jew agent”.
Last week, Maulana Rehman accused that Imran Khan is employed by “the Jewish lobby” in Pakistan.
Relations between Imran and the Maulana have soured since the general elections in May when the PTI upstaged the JUI candidates in the Khyber Pakhtunkhawa province which traditionally remained a stronghold of the Maulana and his party.
On the other hand, Imran Khan said his party will introduce a new local bodies system in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
BBC Report; Tributes have been pouring in for a Pakistani teenager who was killed on Monday when he tackled a suicide bomber targeting his school in the Hangu area.
Aitzaz Hasan, 15, was with friends outside school when they spotted a man wearing a suicide vest.
Despite the pleas of his fellow students, he decided to confront and capture the bomber who then detonated his vest, his cousin told the BBC
Aitzaz is being hailed as a hero in an outpouring of praise on social media.
There have even been calls for him to receive the army's highest honour awarded to those who have sacrificed their life for their country, though it is unclear if he would be qualified to receive it as a civilian.
"We the citizens believe that State of Pk must award Nishan-i-Haider to Pk's brave son Shaheed Aitezaz," journalist Nasim Zehra tweeted on Thursday.
The incident took place on Monday in Ibrahimzai, a Shia-dominated region of Hangu, in north-western Pakistan. There were almost 2,000 students in attendance at the time of the attack, media reports say.
"My cousin sacrificed his life saving his school and hundreds of students and school fellows," his cousin Mudassar Hassan Bangish told the BBC's Aleem Maqbool.
"The suicide bomber wanted to destroy the school and school students. It was my cousin who stopped him from this...destruction."
There were said to be about 2,000 students at Aitzaz's school at the time of the attack
He then described the sequence of events as related to him by witnesses at the school.
Aitzaz's friends had urged him not to confront the suicide bomber but he ignored their pleas and decided to confront the man with the intention of halting him.
"So he told them 'I'm going to stop him. He is going to school to kill my friends'. He wanted to capture this suicide bomber. He wanted to stop [him]. Meanwhile the suicide bomber blasted himself which resulted in the death of my cousin," Mr Bangish said.
He described Aitzaz as "brave" and a good student. "He always used to say 'I am always ready for my country'."
His family insist that rather than focus on the sorrow brought about by his death, they want to focus on their pride in his actions.
"He is a shahid [martyr]. A shahid of his whole nation," he said.
His family have also spoken of Aitzaz's actions in Pakistan's Express Tribune newspaper.
"My son made his mother cry, but saved hundreds of mothers from crying for their children," Mujahid Ali, Aitzaz's father is quoted as saying.
According to Mr Bangish, people in the area would like to see the government give Aitzaz an award to recognise his bravery, and compared him with celebrated Pakistani education campaigner Malala Yousafzai - a comparison being echoed across social media.
On Twitter, users are paying tribute to Aitzaz using the hashtags #onemillionaitzaz and #AitzazBraveheart echoing the language used online around figures such as Malala and the Delhi rape victim, whose death galvanised Indian public opinion and prompted changes in rape laws there.
Former Pakistani ambassador to the US Sherry Rehman tweeted: "Hangu's shaheed Aitzaz Hasan is #Pakistan's pride. Give him a medal at least. Another young one with heartstopping courage #AitzazBraveheart."
Hangu is close to Pakistan's semi-autonomous tribal regions, which have a strong Taliban and al-Qaeda presence and the area is also known for sectarian violence against Shia Muslims.
Mr Bangish said the region's residents are "patriotic people" but have to contend with difficult conditions.
He he added that in order to cope with such conditions and tackle the "fights and blast ... needs courage like Aitzaz has. We salute his bravery".