Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Pakistan: 4 killed, 17 missing in boat sinking incident

Pakistan: 4 killed, 17 missing in boat sinking incident

ISLAMABAD: At least four people died and 17 others went missing on Wednesday after three boats sunk in Raghagan Dam, local media reported. A boat carrying 18 people on board sunk in Bajaur district of Pakistan's northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province when it went to deep water on a recreational trip, reported Xinhua. To rescue them, two boats were rushed to save the drowning tourists, but the rescue boats with seven personnel too sunk in the dam. Another group of rescuers started operation and rescued four persons and took out four bodies from the water reservoir. The bodies and other four…
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Suspending work at Dasu Dam in Pakistan after blast kills engineers: Chinese company

Suspending work at Dasu Dam in Pakistan after blast kills engineers: Chinese company

ISLAMABAD: A Chinese company that is constructing the Dasu dam in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) on Saturday said it decided to suspend the work after a blast in the northern province killed several engineers. On Wednesday, a passenger bus had exploded in KP's Upper Kohistan district, killing 13 people, including nine Chinese engineers. The explosion took place when the bus was on its way to Dasu. "Owing to the explosion attack on July 14th 2021, which has caused extremely heavy casualties, CGGC DASU HPP Management has been forced to suspend the construction of the DASU Hydropower Project," the Chinese company…
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Beijing steps in to probe Pakistan bus blast case after death of 9 Chinese nationals

Beijing steps in to probe Pakistan bus blast case after death of 9 Chinese nationals

Beijing: Day after nine Chinese nationals were killed in an explosion in a bus in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhawa province, China has decided to step in to assist its ally to probe the matter. Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian on Thursday announced that the country is set to send a cross-department workgroup to assist Pakistan on the case, Global Times reported. The Chinese probe is being allowed even though the Imran Khan government has repeatedly stated that it won't allow foreign security set up on its land. The incident took place on July 14 in the Dasu area of Upper…
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China senior diplomat urges Pakistan to investigate bus blast

China senior diplomat urges Pakistan to investigate bus blast

BEIJING: Senior Chinese diplomat Wang Yi urged Pakistan to investigate a blast on a bus that killed 13 people, including nine Chinese workers, but stopped short of calling it an attack, according to a post on Thursday on the foreign ministry's website. A Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson called the Wednesday blast a bomb attack later that day but Pakistan said a mechanical failure caused a gas leak that led to the explosion. The blast sent the bus crashing into a ravine in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province in northwest Pakistan where Chinese engineers have for several years been working on hydroelectric projects as…
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Pakistan govt to withdraw cases against 350 accused in temple burning case, says Hindus pardoned them | India News

Pakistan govt to withdraw cases against 350 accused in temple burning case, says Hindus pardoned them | India News

PESHAWAR: Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government on Tuesday said that criminal cases against 350 people accused of burning down a temple last year will be withdrawn, claiming that the minority Hindu community has pardoned them. According to the interior department sources of the province, members of the Hindu community decided to pardon the accused in a jirga constituted by the government to settle the matter. A jirga is a traditional assembly of elders to make decisions by consensus. They said that the government had constituted the jirga which amicably resolved all the issues that created an unrest between the local Muslim…
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2 Pakistani troops killed in attack on post near Afghanistan

2 Pakistani troops killed in attack on post near Afghanistan

PESHAWAR: Militants in Afghanistan fired across the border at a Pakistani army post in a former local Taliban stronghold, killing two soldiers, the Pakistani military said Wednesday. The cross-border firefight took place in the district of North Waziristan in the country's northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, the military said in a statement. It did not say when the attack occurred, but said Pakistani troops responded to the fire appropriately, without elaborating. It was unclear whether there were any militant casualties. The military condemned the continued ``use of Afghan soil for terrorist activities against`` Pakistani troops, saying Pakistan had consistently asked Kabul…
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