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  • Senator wants office of Bara APA shifted from Peshawar

    LANDI KOTAL: Senator Haji Momin Khan Afridi has demanded of the authorities to shift the office of Bara assistant political agent to Levies Centre in Shah Kas for the speedy resolution of the issues of local people...

    Talking to local journalists on Monday, he said that the residents of Bara had to travel to Khyber House in Peshawar for attestation of their documents as the assistant political agent was sitting there although a Nadra...

  • Perks of Bara tribe suspended over refusal to pay fine

    LANDI KOTAL: The political administration of Khyber Agency suspended all perks and privileges of Sipah tribe after its elders refused to pay a fine of Rs120 million, imposed on it for inflicting losses on the security forces during the military operation in Bara...

    A jirga of Bara elders met the governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Wednesday and discussed with him the situation in Bara in general and the imposition of fine on Sipah in...

  • No plan to close down Bara markets: Dar

    ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar informed the Senate on Thursday that the government had no plan to close down Bara markets in the country because the matter had political, administrative and social dimensions...

    In a written reply submitted to the house, the minister said the status of Bara markets had been a matter of concern for years, but the government was helpless before the sellers of smuggled goods...

  • Girls school reopens in Bara after six years

    LANDI KOTAL: Khyber Agency political administration on Wednesday reopened government higher secondary school for girls in Kalanga village of Akkakhel in Bara tehsil of Khyber Agency...

    Samia Zeb, the principal of the school, told journalists at the make-shift building of the institution that the main building of the school was blown up by militants few years ago after which educational activities were continued at a rented building in...

  • Future of Bara conflict resolution body in danger

    LANDI KOTAL: The wrangling among Bar Qambarkhel tribal elders of Bara and reservations of the political administration about its working have put the future of the recently formed traditional conflict resolution tribal body, Qaumi Sareshtha, in jeopardy...

    “We removed the names of some Sareshtha members as they overstepped their authority and violated the written agreement,” Shah said, adding that if the body was allowed to run...

  • Contraband set on fire in Bara

    LANDI KOTAL: Corps Commander Peshawar Lt Gen Hidayat ur Rehman visited Bara tehsil of Khyber Agency and torched thousands kilograms of contraband, which the security forces had seized during the last nine months of the military operation both in Bara and Tirah valley...

    The purpose of seizing the contraband was to provide the returning families of Bara a drug-free environment upon their return to their respective localities, it...

  • Work starts on Bara Bazaar Road

    LANDI KOTA: The reconstruction and widening of the two and a half kilometres road passing through the main Bara Bazaar was started on Tuesday after the administration agreed to form a committee to ascertain financial losses incurred by local traders during the last six years of insurgency in the area...

    Officials said that reconstruction of the road was part of the master plan they had devised to rehabilitate and reopen the historic...

  • Bara markets and govt

    THIS is apropos the news item ‘No plan to close down Bara markets: Dar’ (May 14)...

    According to the minister, the government is helpless before sellers of smuggled goods and cannot take any action against shopkeepers of Bara markets like Karkhano Bazaar in Peshawer...

  • Bara tribesmen refuse to pay fine over security forces’ losses

    LANDI KOTAL: The elders of Sipah have refused to pay the fine imposed on the tribe for inflicting losses on the security forces during military operation in Bara tehsil of Khyber Agency...

    Read: Bara tribesmen adamant in opposition to offensiveThe administration had informed a jirga of Sipah that members of the tribe would not be allowed to go back to their homes and all their official perks and privileges would remain suspended...

  • 90pc displaced Akkakhels return home in Bara

    LANDI KOTAL: Almost 95 per cent displaced families of Akkakhel tribe have returned to their homes in Bara tehsil of Khyber Agency, according to officials...

    They said that 2,582 out of the total 2,630 Akkakhel families, residing in Jalozai camp near Nowshera district, also left for their respective localities in Akkakhel area of Bara...

  • House of IS-affiliated militant razed in Bara

    LANDI KOTAL: Members of the Sipah tribe of Bara on Sunday demolished the house of a suspected militant allegedly affiliated with the Islamic State (Daesh) group in Afghanistan...

    They said the accused was an activist of a Bara-based proscribed organisation prior to switching side to IS and had long been in Afghanistan...

  • Over 6,000 displaced families return to Bara

    LANDI KOTAL: Over 6,000 of the total 10,000 displaced Shalobar families have returned home in Bara as part of ongoing repatriation programme...

    The relevant officials told Dawn on Tuesday that the second phase of the repatriation of Bara’s temporarily displaced persons return had begun on June 8 and would complete on June 20...

  • Governor reopens closed industrial units in Bara

    LANDI KOTAL: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Sardar Metab Ahmad Khan on Wednesday reopened the closed industrial units in Bara here...

    At least 39 small silk power looms had been closed in Alamgudar area close to Bara bazaar since September 2009 when security forces launched a military operation against outlawed organisations and anti-social elements...

  • Bara Bazaar reopens after seven years

    LANDI KOTAL: Business activities resumed and shops reopened in Bara Bazaar here on Friday after seven years of inactivity...

    Bara Bazaar was closed in Sept 2009 after the security forces launched a military operation against militant outfits and criminal groups...

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