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Census team attacked in Charsadda

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PESHAWAR: A Pashtun origin guy attacked the census team with knife in Mandni area of Charsadda on Tuesday, police said.

One policeman was injured in the attack.

According to a police official, the guy attacked the team when it visited his house to collect the data.

“The security personnel retaliated and shot injured the attacker who was later arrested,” the official added.

Earlier on Monday, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar announced special compensation worth one million rupee for the family of an official deputed on census duty who died in a fatal accident in village Neen Ban, Mansehra Distt last week.

Abdul Qadir, a Primary School Teacher, who hailed from village Khun Shakoora in distt Mansehra, was on census duty when the accident took place. He is survived by a widow, four sons, two daughters and aging parents.

Dar expressed deep sense of grief over the tragic death of Abdul Qadir and sympathized with the bereaved family, praying to Allah Almighty for granting them fortitude to bear this loss with equanimity.

This should be noted that house listing has already been completed under the first phase of 6th census across Pakistan. While, head-count began on Saturday in 63 districts countrywide.

These include 16 districts in Punjab, eight in Sindh, 14 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 15 in Balochistan and five each in Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.

The exercise will continue for ten days. Counting of homeless people will begin on 28th of this month.

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NA-4 by-poll: ECP has finalized arrangements!

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ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has completed all the arrangements for holding by-election on the vacant seat of National Assembly, NA-4 (Peshawar IV) on Thursday 26th of October in a transparent, free, fair, and peaceful manner.

An ECP’s official stated that 15 candidates (six from different national political parties & nine independents) were taking part in the election.

The seat fell vacant due to the death of MP Gulzar Khan of PTI, August this year.

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Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists condemned murder of Swabi journalist Haroon Khan

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KARACHI: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has strongly condemned the murder of Swabi-based journalist Haroon Khan yesterday (12th of October).

Tehreek-e-Talibaan Pakistan (TTP) today has claimed responsibility for the shooting of the penman. TTP statement said that Haroon Khan was killed on the suspicion of spying on the Taliban for security agencies. 

Negating the TTP claim Police said that Haroon Khan was a victim of a family land dispute. It is pertinent to mention here that official demarcation of the disputed land was scheduled to be done today morning.

The fact that assailants, who were on foot, left behind the murder weapon (a Kalashnikov rifle) also negates TTP claim. 

Haroon Khan was shot dead outside his house yesterday at 8.25PM. 

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IS operating Media cell from Peshawar: sources

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PESHAWAR: Sources privy to Newspakistan.tv have revealed that IS has hired Mass-Communication experts from KPK to operate its Media Cell from here.

It has also been reported that IS has been providing monetary aid to the families of killed IS militants here.

This funding is carried out by facilitators, religious factions and Afghan entrepreneurs based here as well as in Afghanistan.  

There are reports insinuating that IS has formed collective funds to provide financial support to its killed and jailed commanders and activists.

Sources privy to Newspakistan.tv have informed that besides cash, sacrificial meat has also been provided to the militants’ families living in Peshawar during last Eid-ul-Azha.

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