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KP Assembly session: Opposition boycott holds up core issues

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PESHAWAR: The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Assembly failed to take up a set of core issues on Monday after opposition members boycotted the session. As a result, Deputy Speaker Dr Mehar Taj Roghani had to adjourn the session until the next day (Tuesday) as government lawmakers failed to talk the opposition out of ending the boycott. The assembly had […]

KP allocates Rs8b for schools reconstruction

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  PESHAWAR: The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government has spent around Rs8 billion on the reconstruction of schools damaged in earthquakes across the province. Speaking at the inauguration of Government Girls School Asaia Gate Peshawar which was earlier destroyed by earth-quick, Minister for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Elementary and Secondary Education Muhammad Atif Khan said Education is Our Mega Project and the PTI government […]

10 Pakistani startups that made a mark in 2016

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PHOTO: P@SHA While Pakistan’s contribution to startup culture may appear negligible by global standards, for a country far removed from the concepts of incubators and accelerators till long, progress on the front is more than promising. In a recent poll by the Thompson Reuters Foundation, Pakistan was ranked among the world’s major economies where social entrepreneurship has been gaining momentum. Local […]

Memories of APS victims strengthen my patriotism: Gen Bajwa

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Army chief speaks at memorial held to mark two-year anniversary of deadly massacre. PHOTO:ISPR Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday said he views pictures of Army Public School massacre victims to keep his patriotism alive. “The blood of APS victims is an obligation on the nation and the armed forces,” the army chief said […]

KP Assembly passes resolution on Fata merger

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PESHAWAR: The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Assembly adopted a resolution in favour of merging the Federally-Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) into Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. The resolution, moved by PTI lawmaker Dr Haider Ali, was adopted by a majority vote. “The house calls upon the federal government to merge the tribal areas into K-P according to the wishes of people, so that the […]

Pervez Khattak moves PHC against PM, Punjab CM

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PESHAWAR: Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak on Friday moved the Peshawar High Court against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and Inspector General Mushtaq Sukhera for subjecting Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf workers to torture on October 31. The petition appealed to the PHC to declare shelling, torturing and blockade of roads by the respondents, including […]

Pakistan Railway Driver Stops Train Midway to Buy Pakoray

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Pakistanis love their food and the latest example of how deep this love goes is apparent from a recent event where a train made an unscheduled stop near Gujranwala with no station nearby. After the driver went off and didn’t return, search efforts revealed him at a a nearby restaurant having Naan Channay. There are […]

KP CM’s surprise visit: Police station staff suspended over torture

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PESHAWAR: Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak suspended the entire staff of Peshawar’s Kutawali police station, for detaining an accused person illegally and torturing him. Khattak suspended the police officials after he made a surprise visit to the police station, along with CCPO Tahir Khan and other officials. According to details, the CM and MPA Shaukat Yousafzai […]

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa slaps ban on Houbara bustard hunting

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PESHAWAR: Authorities in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa have imposed a province-wide ban on the hunting of the Houbara bustard, a prized migratory bird that is designated by conservationists as a protected species. A notification was issued to this effect by the adviser to the Chief Minister on Environment and Forests, Ishtiaq Urmar, on Sunday. “No one, local or foreigner, […]