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Wednesday, August 05, 2015
QUETTA (BNA) In a news conference held Tuesday at the Emergency Operation Center (EOC) in Balochistan's capital, it was revealed that more than 20,000 parents in the province, on average, refuse polio drops for their children below the age of five.
“The number of chronic refusals is more than 4,000,” said Sayed Saifur Rehman, coordinator of EOC.
“Religious leaders and clerics will play their part in persuading parents to administer polio drops to their children,” said Rehman, while talking about preparations to ensure success of the upcoming anti-polio drive in the province.
The news conference was attended by clerics and other religious leaders.
Senior clerics Ataur Rehman and Maulana Anwarul Haq Haqqani have already assured complete support for the upcoming anti-polio drive in September.

Tuesday August 4, 2015
PESHAWAR (BNA) A report by the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) states that 73 people died from flooding in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa during the last month.
According to the PDMA report 31 people have been injured and 11 are missing.

The highest number of deaths were reported in Chitral with 34, nine people were killed in Karak, eight in Dir Bala, five in Shangla, four in Peshawar, four in Abbottabad and three in Kohat.
Of the over 1,118 homes damaged from the floods, 437 were completely destroyed.
 

Monday, August 03, 2015
QUETTA-Pak (BNA) Security forces claimed to have killed the al Qaeda chief of Balochistan and South Punjab, Omar Abdul Latif (alias Luqman), in Balochistan's Chaghi district near the Pak-Afghan border on Sunday.
Home Minister Balochistan Sarfaraz Bugti while addressing a press conference said that acting on a tip off, security forces had conducted an operation during which the wife of the al Qaeda militant commander was also arrested.
The wife of the dead al Qaeda commander was identified as Tayyaba alias Freeha Baji. Two children of the alleged militant commander were also taken into custody for interrogation.
"Security personnel are interrogating the commander's wife," Bugti said adding that, "The al Qaeda commander had fled from neighboring Afghanistan to Pakistan eight or ten months back."
The Home Minister further said, "Omar Abdul Latif was striving to establish al Qaeda Sub-Continent Center here. Major terror bid has been foiled in Balochistan."
Sarfaraz Bugti said that as part of National Action Plan (NAP), an operation was under way against terrorists and terrorists' organisations in Balochistan.
He added that the situation in the province had now improved as result of successful actions by security forces.
The Home Minister said, "Terrorism would not be tolerated and strict action would be taken against terrorists."
During the past, intelligence agencies have also arrested high profile al Qaeda militants from Quetta and other parts of Balochistan.

Wednesday July 29, 2015
MULTAN (BNA) Seven death row prisoners were executed in Punjab jails early on Wednesday morning.
Three convicted prisoners were sent to the gallows in Attock jail while one each in Kasur, Multan, Gujrat and Sargodha were executed.
In Attock double murder convict Muhammad Safdar and condemned prisoners Aftab and his father were executed.
Aftab and his father had killed Ahmed Khan and Pervaiz Khan.
Convicted prisoner Tufail was hanged in Kasur district jail. He had killed a father and son over testimony in 2001.
Separately, Nawaz was executed in Sargodha district jail for killing his relative over land dispute 13 years back.
In Multan district jail, death row prisoner Nayyar Abbas was hanged for killing a man in 1996.
The seventh condemned prisoner, Gulfam was sent to gallows at Gujrat district jail. He was convicted for killing a man in 2001.

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