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China Accelerator to help promising KP startups increase outreach

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PESHAWAR: The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Information Technology Board (KPITB) has joined hands with China Accelerator for a foreign internship programme as well as setting up a support network for startups in Pakistan on Thursday. KPITB Managing Director Shahbaz Khan and his counterpart from China Accelerator William Bao signed the agreement at the premises of the China Accelerator in Shanghai. […]

Essex excited for world-class Amir, says Ravi Bopara

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QUICKIE: Bopara says Amir’s ability to take wickets top of the order and later in the innings will be helpful for Essex when he joins them in the summer of 2017. PHOTO: AFP There was a time when everyone was speculating a negative audience reaction when left-arm pacer Mohammad Amir travelled to England with Pakistan […]

The legacy of Misbah — records he set

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PHOTO: AFP Pakistan Test captain Misbahul Haq on Thursday announced his international retirement, bringing an end to an illustrious career where he briefly guided Pakistan to the Test summit for the first time in the country’s history. The 42-year-old has had many highs and lows during his career and has made many records along the […]

PSL spot-fixing scandal: PCB evidence insufficient, says Sharjeel’s lawyer

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JUMPING THE GUN: Sharjeel’s lawyer requested the media to reserve their verdict until the players is proven guilty. PHOTO: AFP Left-handed batsman Shareel Khan’s lawyer said on Friday the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), contesting charges against the Islamabad United player for his involvement in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) spot-fixing scandal, presented ‘insufficient’ evidence against […]

ANP on hunger strike over blocked CNICs

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PESHAWAR: Awami National Party (ANP) chief Asfandyar Wali Khan has asked party’s parliamentarians to join Ghulam Ahmad Bilour in his call for hunger strike to pressure the interior ministry to unblock Computerised National Identity Cards (CNICs) of Pakhtuns. Senior leader of the party Bilour has already announced his hunger strike in parliament against blockage of CNICs. […]

Opposition demands KP speaker’s resignation

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Speaker Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Asad Qaiser. PHOTO INP PESHAWAR: Lawmakers of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) demanded on Tuesday that the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser resign following a probe initiated by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against him. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)’s own lawmaker and former minister for mines and minerals Ziaullah Afridi was also in favour of […]

KP to construct two 500kv grid stations in Chitral

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PESHAWAR: Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) government has planned to construct two 500kv grid station projects to evacuate energy generated in district Chitral. The K-P government has proposed a plan of constructing two grid stations – one at Drosh in Chitral and other at Chakdara in Dir – to evacuate the energy generated by the hydro power stations (HPPs). […]

Jamaat-e-Islami KP demands inclusion of overseas Pakistanis in census

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PESHAWAR: For the third time in the last two weeks, a Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) leader has asked the federal government to include details of individuals living abroad in the census to ensure an accurate population count and thus, appropriate distribution of resources. Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Amir Mushtaq Ahmad Khan made the demand on Tuesday while addressing a […]