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  • Khalil tribe’s people protest against ‘inadequate’ steps of KP government in controlling Dengue People hailing from the Khalil tribe on Monday here staged a protest demonstration against the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government for its failure in curbing the spread of dengue virus. The protesters blocked the University road for several hours and chanted slogans against the provincial government. They were of the view that the provincial government did not take timely and effective measures to control the outbreak of dengue fever, as a result, hundreds of people have been infected by the deadly disease....
  • Police arrest three ‘fraudster’ in Karak Police on Monday arrested three alleged fraudsters pretending themselves as government officials, officials said here. As per details, the Cantt police carried out a search operation after receiving intelligence information from secrete agencies. Officials added that weapons, fake national identity cards and service cards of different government departments were also recovered from the possession of the arrested individuals....
  • Mobile phone service likely to be suspended on Ashura day Police in the capital city of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is mulling to suspend mobile phone services on Ashura, officials said here on Monday. According to Capital City Police Officer Muhammad Tahir Khan, a formal request has been put up to the government and the interior ministry to suspend mobile phone service on Ashura day....
  • Fata Reforms to replace the ‘black law’ in tribal areas, says Governor Iqbal Jhagra Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Iqbal Zafar Jhagra has said that Frontier Crimes Regulation was a black law that would soon be abolished after the National Assembly pass Fata Reforms Bill....
  • PA Khyber releases fifth grader arrested under FCR The political administration on Monday released the fifth grader student who was arrested under Collective Responsibility Clause of Frontier Crimes Regulation following a bomb blast in Landi Kotal few days....

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UN chief asks Myanmar to stop violence against Rohingya Muslims

UN chief asks Myanmar to stop violence against Rohingya Muslims
September 06, 2017

PESHAWAR, 6 September: The United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has appealed to the Myanmar government to stop violence against Rohingya Muslims.

The UN chief said that violence against Rohingya Muslims will create instability in the region. According to BBC, Antonio Guterres said the Myanmar government should give citizenship to Rohingyas or make arrangements for them to enable them to live a normal life. He said the Rohingyas should get all facilities of travel, jobs, education and healthcare.

According to media reports, nearly 125,000 Rohingya refugees — mostly women and children — from Rakhine state have crossed the border to Bangladesh in the past 11 days, fleeing a security sweep by Myanmar forces who have been torching villages in response to alleged attacks by Rohingya fighters.

Since the latest round of violence began on August 25, at least 400 people have been killed in the ensuing clashes and a military offensive. The situation worsened when some Rohingya militants allegedly attacked police posts in Myanmar, killing several policemen. The Rohingya refugees arriving in other countries say the Buddhist people in Myanmar are torching their villages and killing common people.

The UN chief has also urged the Security Council to press for calm, sending the 15-member body a letter saying that the international community has a responsibility to undertake concerted efforts to prevent further escalation of the crisis.

The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has also expressed grave concern over the safety of Rohingyas fleeing to Bangladesh.

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