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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 […]

U19 coach promises Pakistan’s cricketing future is bright

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The Pakistan U19 team enjoyed their moment in the sun after claiming an emphatic win against Singapore but things soon went downhill from there. PHOTO COURTESY: PCB KARACHI: Pakistan junior side head coach Mansoor Rana insists there is no need to panic after his team suffered a shock early exit from the U19 Asia Cup underway […]

Aamir Sohail issues warning to Pakistan team

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STAY GROUNDED: Sohail has warned Pakistan players to keep their collective feet on the ground in the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne. PHOTO COURTESY: Cricket Australia KARACHI: The miraculous near-win Pakistan almost pulled off in the first Test against Australia means that the confidence in the camp is supposed to be high, but former captain Aamir […]

National Action Plan: 25,145 search operations carried out in KP

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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police – File Photo PESHAWAR: Security and police personnel have so far carried out around 25,145 search operations in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) following the adoption of the National Action Plan (NAP) against terrorism. According to police data available with The Express Tribune, up to 102,282 suspects were detained in these raids, while investigations into the […]

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 […]