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Pashto singer Shahsawar arrested over sexual assault charges

Date: 12 Apr, 2017

    Pashto singer Shahsawar arrested over sexual assault charges
Police arrested Pashto singer Shahsawar over sexual assault charges. A female of fan of Shahsawar alleged that the singer has raped her. Police has arrested Shahsawar on Tuesday night over...
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Residents of Regi Lamla protest against acquiring land for DHA

Date: 12 Apr, 2017

    Residents of Regi Lamla protest against acquiring land for DHA
The Peshawar Regi Lalma residents on Wednesday staged protest demonstration against the sale of their land to the Defence Housing Authority (DHA). The protesters gathered outside Peshawar press club...
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IHC orders govt to revisit population census procedure in Fata

Date: 12 Apr, 2017

    IHC orders govt to revisit population census procedure in Fata
The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday ordered the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) to revisit the procedure of holding population and household census in the Federally Administered Tribal...
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Federal cabinet approves Hajj Policy 2017

Date: 12 Apr, 2017

    Federal cabinet approves Hajj Policy 2017
The federal cabinet on Wednesday approved Hajj Policy 2017 and lifting of moratorium on new gas connections. The federal cabinet meeting was chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in...
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Handing over ceremony of modules of drug abuse prevention held

Date: 12 Apr, 2017

    Handing over ceremony of modules of drug abuse prevention held
Today, in a ceremony, organized by Karim Khan Afridi Welfare Foundation (KKAWF) held in Serena hotel, Islamabad, UNODC handed over modules of Unplugged “Hum Saath Hein” drug prevention
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Pesco notifies loadshedding schedule

Date: 12 Apr, 2017

    Pesco notifies loadshedding schedule
The Peshawar Electric Supply Company (PESCO) on Wednesday issued new schedule for electricity loadshedding and said that no unannounced loadshedding will be carried out in any area. According to a...
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ANP parliamentarians begin hunger strike against blockage of Pakhtuns’ CNICs

Date: 12 Apr, 2017

    ANP parliamentarians begin hunger strike against blockage of Pakhtuns’ CNICs
The Awami National Party (ANP) parliamentarians on Wednesday started hunger strike outside the parliament house in protest against the blockage of the computerized national identity cards (CNICs) of the...
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Arms, ammunition recovered in Bajaur search operation

Date: 12 Apr, 2017

    Arms, ammunition recovered in Bajaur search operation
The security forces have recovered huge quantity of arms and ammunition during a search operation in Charmang area of Bajaur Agency.
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Two Traffic Police officials suspended in Bannu

Date: 12 Apr, 2017

    Two Traffic Police officials suspended in Bannu
Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Bannu Muhammad Ali Gandapur has suspended two Traffic Police officials on charges of accepting bribes.
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KPCCI to organise international women conference in May

Date: 12 Apr, 2017

    KPCCI to organise international women conference in May
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KPCCI) will organise an international women conference in May to create employment opportunities for skilled women.
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KP Assembly amends Local Government Act

Date: 12 Apr, 2017

    KP Assembly amends Local Government Act
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly on Tuesday approved amendment to the Local Government Act under which the provincial government will have powers to utilise 30 percent development funds of the...
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Three killed, two injured in Karak traffic accident

Date: 12 Apr, 2017

    Three killed, two injured in Karak traffic accident
Three people lost their lives and two others sustained injuries in a traffic accident on Indus Highway in Karak on Wednesday.
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FEATURES & INTERVIEWS – LATEST

  • Climate change remains a cloud on horizon in KP

    Unexpected heatwaves, floods, incessant deforestation and irregular urbanisation have rendered K-P extremely vulnerable to climate change.
    The average temperature of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has increased alarmingly by one degree Celsius since 2005 to 2015

  • Construction of security wall around Hayatabad hinders children’s education

    A dweller of Tajabad, Muhammad Riaz had no other option but to drop his two children from the primary school in Phase-III. “My sons were enrolled in the government primary school but after the construction of the boundary wall, it is almost difficult for them to reach school in time. Being a poor person, I cannot afford to arrange private transport for their pick and drop. I am totally clueless what to do,” a worried Riaz says

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Fata Reforms

  • Delay in the passage of reforms bill from parliament draws criticism from FATA people   FATA, FATA Reforms, Reforms Committtee, FCR

    The existing Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR) law in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) has always been under criticism from different quarters, while the successive governments also brought some changes in the controversial British-era law – the most important being the right to franchise in 1996 and political parties act extension to FATA in 2011. […]

  • Reforms recommendations in the eyes of FATA people FATA Reforms, FATA, FCR, Reforms recommendations

    After a long struggle against the Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR) and administrative structure of FATA, the federal cabinet on 2 March, 2017 approved the proposals of FATA Reforms Committee. The main feature of the reforms package is scraping of FCR and replacing it with Riwaj Act under which a judge of the court will be […]

  • Future of Jirga system after implementation of FATA reforms

    Under the Pakhtun traditions, a Jirga is an assembly of tribal elders to resolve problems and disputes among rival parties. The Jirga system is in vogue in FATA since the known history and it is still the most effective tool to resolve disputes or issues. People also resort to Jirga system in FATA due to […]

TDPs

  • Sports activities get momentum in FATA with return of TDPs FATA, TDPs, TDPs Repatriation, Sports

    Like other activities of life, sports activities also came to a halt in FATA due to law and order issues and the sports grounds presented a deserted look. However, the situation changed swiftly after the return of local people and now the political administration, FATA Secretariat and people in their private capacity are organising sports […]

  • Matriculation exams conducted successfully amid repatriation, rehabilitation of TDPs in FATA

    After years of displacement and reconstruction in tribal areas, the government successfully conducted matriculation exams in FATA this year. The FATA people were jubilant over holding of matric exams in their areas after a long time However, the students from Mehsuds-inhabited areas of South Waziristan Agency had to attend their exam in Dera Ismail Khan […]

  • TDPs decry lack of facilities at ration, registration centers across FATA,KP FATA, TDPs, IDPs, IDPs Repatriation

    The repatriation process of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) has entered its final stage. According to the Fata Disaster Management Authority (FDMA), majority of the displaced families have so far been repatriated but still there are thousands of households who are still waiting for government’s approval to return […]

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