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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 […]

KP school enrollment drive suffers as teachers protest

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PHOTO: FILE PESHAWAR: The recent teachers’ protest across Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) for increasing their salaries and other demands is having a detrimental effect on the provincial government’s school enrollment campaign. The initiative aims to ensure maximum enrollment of out-of-school children in all public and private schools. The government has taken the step to increase the literacy rate across […]

Peshawar Polio-free since February

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PESHAWAR: The environmental samples for the month of February obtained from different areas of the provincial capital were tested negative, giving hope to the authorities of making Peshawar polio free. However, the lab results for March’s samples are awaited, said officials dealing with anti-polio campaigns in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (K-P). The authorities also revealed that a successful […]

PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari to visit Mardan on April 24

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PESHAWAR: The Pakistan People Party (PPP), in a bid to regain its lost ground, has decided to kick off its campaign in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) with the visit of the party’s co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari to Mardan district on April 24. The announcement was made by the party’s provincial secretary Faisal Karim Kundi at a news conference […]

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 […]