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Twitter reacts to Younus’ 10,000 runs

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Veteran batsman Younus Khan becomes the first Pakistani to score 10,000 Test runs and Twitter goes wild in congratulating the Mardan-born for this great achievement. Younus just needed 23 runs to reach the 10,000-run landmark and he did so in style by making 58 runs off 138 balls, which included five boundaries and a six, […]

13 KP labour laws extended to PATA after president’s approval

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The laws that cover Pata now include, K-P Payment of Wages Act, 2013; K-P Worker’s Compensation Act 2013 and K-P Prohibition of Employment of Children Act 2015, among others. PHOTO: AFP PESHAWAR: The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) government has extended 13 labour-related laws to the province’s Provincially Administered Tribal Areas (Pata) which come under legislative control of the […]

ECP disqualifies Abdul Munim PTI’s Shangla MPA

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KP MPA Abdul Munim, now disqualified by the ECP. PHOTO/FACEBOOK PESHAWAR: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) disqualified a Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly (KP) lawmaker affiliated with the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf on Wednesday for hiding that he was working as a school teacher just before the elections. The ECP ordered that criminal proceedings be started against Abdul Munim, who was elected from […]

Girls shot along with Malala head to Edinburgh Univerisity

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Malala’s friends Shazia Ramzan (left) and Kainat Riaz (right) were also shot by the Taliban CREDIT:  JAY WILLIAMS When we think about that fateful incident on a Tuesday in October 2012, we nonchalantly associate it with Malala – inherently forgetting that the day changed three lives not one. Kainat Riaz and Shazia Ramzan – two […]

Instagram now works offline

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Android users will now be able to see content previously loaded in their Instagram’s feed even if they are offline. PHOTO: REUTERS Instagram announced on Tuesday that android users would now be able to use the photo-sharing app offline. The announcement came at Facebook’s F8 conference in San Francisco. The Facebook-owned photo-sharing app said it […]

Samsung Galaxy S8 finally available for pre-order in Pakistan and here’s how much it costs

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Galaxy S8 smartphone. PHOTO: AFP Tech giant Samsung unveiled Galaxy S8 last month and though it was available in markets worldwide soon after, customers in Pakistan had to wait a little longer to get their hands on one. However, the much-awaited smartphone is now available for pre-orders. Starting from April 19, customers in Pakistan can pre-order a Galaxy […]

KP govt, China firms ink more deals

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BEIJING: Another 26 memoranda of understanding (MoUs) were signed between the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) government and Chinese companies on the final day of the two-day K-P Economic Cooperation Road Show in Beijing on Tuesday. Senior provincial government officials and representatives of Chinese companies agreed to deepen cooperation in infrastructure, power, industry, information technology, transport, education, urban development, […]

For this Italian archaeologist, Swat is a second home

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Butkara III – a Buddhist stupa in Swat. PHOTO: FAZAL KHALIQ, EXPRESS SWAT: He is not from Swat, Pakistan, or even the subcontinent, but he probably knows more about the history of the valley than most locals, let alone Pakistanis. it is no surprise then that he also thinks of Swat as his second home. Dr […]