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Iftikhar Hussain


About Iftikhar Hussain

Iftikhar Hussain is the Information Minister in North West Frontier Province (NWFP) Government.

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In July 2010, Hussain, whose only son was assassinated, has vowed to continue his fight against terrorists and terrorist groups, calling them enemies of humanity.

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Pak minister says 'Osama op doctor' not safe in Peshawar jail
A Pakistani minister has said that Dr Shakeel Afridi, who helped the U.S. locate Osama Bin Laden, is not safe in the Peshawar jail.

Kohistan girls 'sentenced to death for fornication' alive: Khyber Minister
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain has said the five Kohistani girls, claimed to have been killed in the name of honour, are alive and that the provincial government have found no evidence of their murder.

19 killed, 20 injured in Peshawar blast
At least 19 people were killed and 20 injured in a blast on Charsadda Road in Peshawar on Friday.

Pakistani minister hints at anti-militants operation after deadly blast
An official of Pakistan's restive northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province Friday hinted at launching a military operation against the militants in North Waziristan tribal region.

Pak SC probing 'killing' of women sentenced to death for 'fornicating' at wedding
Taking suo motu notice of media reports of the killing of four women who were earlier given a death sentence by a Jirga in Kohistan for defying strict tribal customs, Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has summoned Chief Secretary of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, District Police Officer of Kohistan and Deputy Inspector General Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa on June 6.

Police, civil admin, paramilitary forces, spy agencies held responsible for Bannu jailbreak
An inquiry committee of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has found the police, paramilitary force, civil administration and intelligence agencies "collectively responsible" for the April 15 Bannu jailbreak by the Taliban, provincial Information Minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain has said.

'Pak Interior Ministry was tipped about possible Bannu jailbreak, co-coordinated attacks'
Pakistan's Interior Ministry was tipped three months ago about possible militant strikes, including both co-ordinated attacks and the Bannu jaibreak, a confidential report has claimed.

Kyber Pakhtunkhwa's initial probe blames agencies for Bannu jailbreak
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Interior Ministry's preliminary investigation report has accused police and intelligence agencies for the Bannu jailbreak incident and termed it as an agencies' 'failure'.

Pak minister stresses need to improve Pak-Afghan-US ties
Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Minister Iftikhar Hussain has stressed the need for restoring confidence building measures between Afghanistan, Pakistan and the United States.

Pakistan Taliban regrouping in Peshawar, FATA: Iftikhar
The Pakistan Taliban are re-grouping in Peshawar and tribal areas to counter the impact of the security forces' crackdown on them, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain has said.

'US-Taliban talks won't be result-oriented without Pak-Afghanistan involvement'
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Information Minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain has said the peace talks between the United States and the Afghan Taliban will not be result-oriented without the involvement of Islamabad and Kabul.

Haj goodwill delegation calls on Manmohan Singh
A goodwill delegation for Haj 2011, led by Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha, K. Rahman Khan, called on Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh here on Tuesday.

NC worker death row: Mufti slams Omar for giving statements outside J-K Assembly
A day after Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah refuted all the charges levelled against him over the custodial death of National Conference (NC) worker, People's Democratic Party (PDP) Mehbooba Mufti slammed Abdullah for giving statements outside the assembly.

Custodial death row: Mehbooba Mufti accuses Omar of being involved in corruption
Amid chaos in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly over the alleged custodial death of National Conference worker Syed Muhmmad Yusuf Shah, People's Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti accusing Chief Minister Omar Abdullah of being involved in corruption on Monday said that her party has no faith in the probe initiated by the state government.

TTP welcomes Gilani's peace overtures, says it wants 'direct talks' with Pak Govt
The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has welcomed the Pakistan Government's offer for peace talks with all insurgent groups.

Evidence indicates NATO involved in Pak checkpost attack: KP minister
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government has said evidence suggested that NATO forces were involved in an cross-border attack on a Pakistani post in Chitral on August 27, which left 17 security personnel dead.

Terrorism ends only if stakeholders reach consensus on its notion: Pak Minister
Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa, (KPK) information minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain has said that terrorism can be eliminated if Pakistan, Afghanistan and USA reach consensus over the exact notion and definition of terrorism.

US not involved in cross-border militant attack on Pak's Dir checkpoint: US Embassy
The US Embassy in Islamabad has condemned media reports that American and NATO forces were behind the recent cross-border militant attack in Upper Dir.

Cross-border militant attack on Dir checkpoint sponsored by NATO, not TTP: Pak cop
Pakistan's intelligence sources have rejected a Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) statement claiming responsibility for the recent cross-border militant attack in Upper Dir.

Pak provincial minister says suicide bombers being sold like commodities
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Information Minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain has said that suicide bombers are being sold like a commodity, and that it has become a profitable business.

Pak Home Ministry given a week's time to reply in Davis shootout victims' heirs case
The Lahore High Court has granted a week's time to the Pakistan Interior Ministry to submit its reply on the mysterious disappearance of the legal heirs of the January 27 Raymond Davis shootout victims.

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