Commandant, Deputy Bajaur Levis among dead
Peshawar—The troubled Bajaur Agency, where peace was returning after years of militancy and bloodshed, was again bathed in blood when deadly suicide explosion targeting the security forces Friday morning left around a two dozen people including men in uniform dead and seriously wounded over forty others.
The Commandant and Deputy Commandant Bajaur Levis, a paramilitary force, were among those killed in Friday’s suicide hit. The death toll is feared to go higher as the medics in the hospitals in Bajaur and Peshawar have described the condition of many injured as precarious. The defunct Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has owned the responsibility of the Friday blast. Indefinite curfew was also clamped in the region following the blast.
ANF calls Musa Gilani again
Islamabad—The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) on Friday issued summons for Musa Gilani, son of Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani, and Pakistan Mus-lim League – Nawaz (PML-N) MNA Hanif Abbasi in relation to the ephedrine quota case. The ANF issued Musa Gilani’s summons for May 12, whereas Abbasi has been called to appear before the force on May 8.
The Supreme Court had ordered the ANF to conduct transparent investigations to root out those responsible in the ephedrine quota case. Moreover, the court had also sus-pended government-issued trans-fer orders of officials involved in the case’s investigation.
Flee to Afghanistan to avoid drone strikes
Washington—Sitting in his secret refuge, hiding from the world, Osama bin Laden spent the last months of his life rethinking strategy, worrying about his legacy and struggling to maintain control over the sprawling terrorist network that operated in his name. While there is little detail about how he managed to stay hidden under the nose of the Pakistani authorities, the letters make clear how much pressure the American drone campaign was putting on his followers in the Pakistani border areas.