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Fazl says he was offered money to back PTI’s ‘agenda’ in KP

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JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman says as as he had rejected the offer, the K-P government failed miserably in achieving its goals. PESHAWAR: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman claimed on Tuesday that he had been offered money and a place in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) government in 2013 in exchange for “de-Islamising” the province. “Some people […]

Watchdog for private schools in sight as KP cabinet okays bill

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PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa cabinet on Wednesday approved the much-delayed Private Schools Regulatory Authority Bill 2107. Spokesman for the government Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani later told reporters during a briefing that the bill would soon be tabled in the provincial assembly for approval. He said the education department placed the bill before the cabinet after consultation […]

Ruckus in KP Assembly over PTI lawmaker’s remarks about women members

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PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly witnessed an uproar on Tuesday evening when a member of the treasury passed obscene remarks about women lawmakers of the opposition bench. During a discussion on water-related issues, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) minister for Public Health Engineering Shah Farman said, “There are 36 departments in the government but if the women (lawmakers) had only […]

Blame fielding, not Amir for lack of wickets: Shoaib Malik

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Former Pakistan captain and veteran all-rounder Shoaib Malik has praised the performance of pacer Muhammad Amir since his return to the national team after serving a five-year ban for spot-fixing. The left-armer has faced criticism from some sections after not been able to pick wickets the way he used to before his ban, and Malik […]

Chinese investors interested in 7 KP power projects

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K-P Power and Energy Department completes feasibility studies for five mega projects to generate 1,123MW power. PHOTO: FILE PESHAWAR: The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Power and Energy Department has completed feasibility studies for five mega projects in the province to generate 1,123 megawatts (MW) of power. Officials in the department told APP that during the recently held roadshow […]

Beijing Road Show: KP signs MoUs for 82 projects worth Rs2.4trn

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PESHAWAR: The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa(KP) government has signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) for 82 projects worth more than Rs2.4 trillion with Chinese companies in the recently-held K-P Economic Cooperation Road Show (KECRS) organised by the provincial government. The province’s team was led by Chief Minister(CM) Pervez Khatak who visited China where the show was arranged between April 16-18 […]

AWKU faculty, students demand reopening of University

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The Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan has been closed since April 13. PHOTO: FILE PESHAWAR: The faculty members and students of the Abdul Wali Khan University (AWKU) Mardan, where a student Mashal Khan was lynched over blasphemy allegations last month, are demanding that the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) government should immediately reopen the educational institution to prevent further wasting of semester […]

KP to hire only women as primary school teachers

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Elementary schools department had made the proposal in January. PHOTO: AFP PESHAWAR: Acting on a proposal made earlier this year, the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) government has approved that only female teachers will be hired in government-run primary schools across the province. The provincial cabinet this week approved the proposal that the K-P Elementary and Secondary Education Department […]

‘My wall isn’t the govt’s Scribble N’ Play board’

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Various markings left by polio and other government survey teams. PHOTO: Izhar Ullah PESHAWAR: To make the exterior of your house look appealing, you might opt for bright colourful paints that celebrities sell in TV commercials, grow beautiful creeping plants or merely prefer to leave the walls blank. But what’s almost certain is that you would […]

Workers, activists urge govt to introduce labour law reforms

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PESHAWAR: Like the rest of the country, events marking the International Labour Day were held across Peshawar on Monday to express solidarity with labourers and to demand reforms in labour laws to facilitate workers. One such event was held at the Peshawar Press Club by women’s rights non-profit Da Hawwa Lur (Eve’s Daughter). The event aimed […]