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Pakhtun Women Countering Stereotypes To Learn Driving

Date: 08 Jan, 2017

    Pakhtun Women Countering Stereotypes To Learn Driving
Like other fields of life, women of Khyber Pakhtunhwa and FATA have also started learning driving and they are now fulfilling their needs of life without being dependent on male members of the family. “Women driving was an unknown concept in our village. I was the first woman to step...
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Cricketer Muhammad Asif Praises Fata Players’ Talent

Date: 15 Nov, 2016

    Cricketer Muhammad Asif Praises Fata Players’ Talent
Test cricket Muhammad Asif has said there is immense cricketing talent in the federally administered tribal areas (Fata) and if provided opportunities, players from Fata will be no match in the country. He was talking to TNN’s correspondent Hanifullah here the other day. Muhammad, whose career was surrounded by scandals...
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Reconciliatory Jirga In Bajaur Resolves 36 Disputes In Two Years

Date: 13 Nov, 2016

    Reconciliatory Jirga In Bajaur Resolves 36 Disputes In Two Years
A reconciliatory body constituted by a former bureaucrat has succeeded in peacefully resolving as many as 36 tribal disputes during the past two years. Haji Said Ahmad Jan, who served as assistant political agent and deputy commissioner said he constituted the Khar Reconciliatory Jirga (KRJ) after his retirement from the...
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Sale And Use Of Traditional Pashto Music Instruments On Decline

Date: 06 Nov, 2016

    Sale And Use Of Traditional Pashto Music Instruments On Decline
The manufacturing and use of traditional Pashto music instruments are on a decline due to increasing use of electronic gadgets and computer and internet technology. Traditional music like Tambal and Rabab Mangay during marriage ceremonies and other social gatherings are very important traditions in the Pakhtun culture. Although Pakhtuns love...
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Free Of Cost Treatment Being Provided To Children With Cleft Lips, Palates At RMC Peshawar

Date: 23 Oct, 2016

    Free Of Cost Treatment Being Provided To Children With Cleft Lips, Palates At RMC Peshawar
Thousands of children are born with cleft lips and palates in Pakistan every year and parents of such children face many difficulties in their treatment. Doctors say the treatment of children born with cleft lips and palates is possible with plastic surgery. However, plastic surgeons treating such diseases are...
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Transgender Paro Quits Dancing, Opens Boutique In Peshawar

Date: 11 Sep, 2016

    Transgender Paro Quits Dancing, Opens Boutique In Peshawar
After facing harassment from police and rude behaviour of the society, a transgender, Paro has decided to quit the profession of dancing at functions and opened a boutique in Peshawar. Paro, who belongs to Swat, is also vice president of the Shemail Association. Paro said she decided to start embroidery...
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Caution Needed In Handling Sacrificial Animals To Avoid Congo Fever: Dr Masoom Shah

Date: 28 Aug, 2016

    Caution Needed In Handling Sacrificial Animals To Avoid Congo Fever: Dr Masoom Shah
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has accelerated campaign to control the spread of Congo virus ahead of Eidul Azha. The Livestock Department Director Dr Masoom Shah in a special interview with TNN said the main symptoms of the disease include nosebleed, severe fever, black stools and vomiting.
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Local Skiing Sensation Seeks Sponsorship To Shine On International Level

Date: 14 Aug, 2016

    Local Skiing Sensation Seeks Sponsorship To Shine On International Level
Asmatullah Khan, a resident of Malam Jabba area of Swat, who has won 35 prizes in skiing, is selling tea a pikoras nowadays due lack of support from the government. Malam Jabba, which lies 9,000 feet above the sea level, is famous in the world for its natural beauty and...
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Farkhanda Jabeen, A Source Of Motivation For Women

Date: 07 Aug, 2016

    Farkhanda Jabeen, A Source Of Motivation For Women
Farkhanda Jabeen, a resident of Gulbahar area of Peshawar, is an expert in making artificial jewellery from brass wire, embroidery and tailoring. The 45-year-old widow is associated with this profession for the last 15 years. Farkhanda says she has seen very hard times in her life and she...
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PPP Wants FATA Merger With KP, Local Govt System In Tribal Areas: Chattan

Date: 31 Jul, 2016

    PPP Wants FATA Merger With KP, Local Govt System In Tribal Areas: Chattan
The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) FATA chief says his party supports merger of the tribal areas with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, local government system and right of appeal to the tribal population in the superior judiciary. The PPP Central Executive Committee member and former lawmaker Akhunzada Chattan expressed these views in an...
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Shahi Gul Centre Providing Free Training To Women For Making Traditional Dresses In Chitral

Date: 24 Jul, 2016

    Shahi Gul Centre Providing Free Training To Women For Making Traditional Dresses In Chitral
The beautiful traditional women garments at Shahi Gul Centre in Anesh Killi area of Chital wore by the local girls and women add to the beauty of the tall and green mountains of the valley. Shahi Gul, who is known for his social activities in his village and surrounding areas,...
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350,000 Stillbirths Reported In Pakistan Every Year

Date: 17 Jul, 2016

    350,000 Stillbirths Reported In Pakistan Every Year
Hameeda Bibi, a resident of Nizampur area of Nowshera, has lost her baby before giving birth to him due to heavy work and lack of care during pregnancy and now she is visiting a clinic situated five miles away from her home to avoid further deterioration of her health...
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Social Taboo Major Contributor To High Infant Mortality Rate In KP

Date: 16 Jul, 2016

    Social Taboo Major Contributor To High Infant Mortality Rate In KP
By Salman Ahmad PESHAWAR, 16 July:According to Pakistan’s Demographic Health Survey 2013, every eleventh child dies before reaching the age of five, and 25 out of 1000 newborns die at
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More People To Be Included In BISP Beneficiaries List In October

Date: 03 Jul, 2016

    More People To Be Included In BISP Beneficiaries List In October
SADDA, 3 July: The beneficiaries of the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) have said they are not receiving financial assistance from the government since the last few months. Some women beneficiaries of the BISP told TNN that they visit the BISP office every month but had to return empty handed....
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Tailors Minting Money Ahead Of Eid

Date: 02 Jul, 2016

    Tailors Minting Money Ahead Of Eid
Wearing of new clothes on the occasion of Eidul Fitr is considered essential part of the Eid celebrations and people of every age buy new clothes on the occasion. However, several people in Mardan have complained that tailors have increased their rates to an extent that it has become impossible...
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Bird Keeper Provides Free Treatment For Sick Birds

Date: 29 Jun, 2016

    Bird Keeper Provides Free Treatment For Sick Birds
Bird keeping is not a popular hobby in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, mainly due to superstitious belief that keeping birds, especially pigeons, may bring bad luck and the practice is considered to be a sin by many. Unheeding to local belief is 40-year-old Raza Shah, who has made a name for...
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Afghanistan: For Parents Of Missing Migrant, Silence Is Hardest Part

Date: 28 Jun, 2016

    Afghanistan: For Parents Of Missing Migrant, Silence Is Hardest Part
Imagine how it must feel when your 15-year-old son calls you from Iran and asks your permission to go to Europe. This was the situation facing Haji Ghulam Mohammad in October last year. Shafiq was studying in Iran and staying with relatives there. Other relatives arrived from Afghanistan en...
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KP Govt Yet To Improve Basic Health Services At Union Councils

Date: 28 Jun, 2016

    KP Govt Yet To Improve Basic Health Services At Union Councils
Civil society believes the health officials are not taking primary health issues seriously and as a result primary health is in bad shape, particularly maternal and child health.
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Breaking Stereotypes: 50 Brelvi Ulema Declare Transgender Marriages Legal In Islam

Date: 28 Jun, 2016

    Breaking Stereotypes: 50 Brelvi Ulema Declare Transgender Marriages Legal In Islam
The decree said that a transgender person having visible signs of being a male may marry a transgender with signs of being a female and vice versa. Similarly normal men and women can also marry a transgender, the decree read. However, it ruled that a transgender having visible...
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School For Visually Impaired Children Gets Books, Other Equipment After TNN Highlights Issue

Date: 12 Jun, 2016

    School For Visually Impaired Children Gets Books, Other Equipment After TNN Highlights Issue
On the report of TNN about problems in the Government School for Blinds, a Pakistani expatriate in Germany has come forward to resolve problems of the school. Irfan, a teacher of the school situated in Nishtarabad area of Peshawar, told TNN that a person named Saad has sent Rs7,000 for...
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Legislation On Women Rights Protection Seems Difficult After CII’s Observations: Miraj Humayun

Date: 05 Jun, 2016

    Legislation On Women Rights Protection Seems Difficult After CII’s Observations: Miraj Humayun
Woman legislator from one of the of ruling parties in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) coalition government, Miraj Humayun thinks it seems difficult to pass the women protection bill from the provincial assembly after the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) identified some of its clauses were against Islamic injunctions.
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Takra Qabaili Khwendy, A Forum Where Tribal Women Can Share Their Problems

Date: 18 May, 2016

    Takra Qabaili Khwendy, A Forum Where Tribal Women Can Share Their Problems
Ceena Naeem PESHAWAR, May 18: There are a few forums for tribal women in the country where they could raise voice for their problems and rights as female population is
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Development Work In FATA Exists Only On Paper: Siraj

Date: 15 May, 2016

    Development Work In FATA Exists Only On Paper: Siraj
The Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) ameer Sirajul Haq has said the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) should be merged with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR) law should be abolished as it is the main reason behind the problems of the tribal people and impeding action against corrupt elements. After...
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Laws To Protect Breastfeeding Inadequate In Most Countries

Date: 09 May, 2016

    Laws To Protect Breastfeeding Inadequate In Most Countries
A new report by the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF and the International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) reveals that law to protect breastfeeding in most of the countries are inadequate. According to the report, out of the 194 countries analysed, only 39 states have laws that enact all provisions...
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Leishmania Spreading Rapidly In FATA, KP, Afghanistan

Date: 08 May, 2016

    Leishmania Spreading Rapidly In FATA, KP, Afghanistan
Leishmania disease, which is transmitted by the bite of sand-flies, has been spreading in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, FATA and Afghanistan. TNN correspondent has conducted a detailed discussion with Dr Akhtar Munir, Skin Specialist at Kuwait Teaching Hospital in Peshawar, about the symptoms, causes, treatment and precautionary measures of the disease.
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Afghan Women Feeding Opium To Children At Peshawar Refugees Camp

Date: 01 May, 2016

    Afghan Women Feeding Opium To Children At Peshawar Refugees Camp
Alarming reports have surfaced from Khurasan Camp of Afghan refugees in Peshawar where some mothers are reportedly feeding opium to their children which may lead to serious repercussions for the children and their parents. A Turkmen origin Afghan refugee child, Jawad told TNN that his mother was a housemaid and...
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Features & Interviews

Pakhtun Women Countering Stereotypes To Learn Driving
Like other fields of life, women of Khyber Pakhtunhwa and FATA have also started learning driving and they are now fulfilling their needs of life without being dependent on male members of the family....
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Cricketer Muhammad Asif Praises Fata Players’ Talent
Pic by Hanifullah (1)Test cricket Muhammad Asif has said there is immense cricketing talent in the federally administered tribal areas (Fata) and if provided opportunities, players from Fata will be no match in the countr...
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Reconciliatory Jirga In Bajaur Resolves 36 Disputes In Two Years
Photo by the authorA reconciliatory body constituted by a former bureaucrat has succeeded in peacefully resolving as many as 36 tribal disputes during the past two years. Haji Said Ahmad Jan, who served as assistant po...
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Sale And Use Of Traditional Pashto Music Instruments On Decline
The manufacturing and use of traditional Pashto music instruments are on a decline due to increasing use of electronic gadgets and computer and internet technology. Traditional music like Tambal an...
Read More
Free Of Cost Treatment Being Provided To Children With Cleft Lips, Palates At RMC Peshawar
Thousands of children are born with cleft lips and palates in Pakistan every year and parents of such children face many difficulties in their treatment. Doctors say the treatment of children born wit...
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