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Another doctor succumbs to coronavirus in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: Peshawar Hayatabad Medical Complex (HMC) Director Dr Shahzad Akbar has confirmed that another doctor passed away on Sunday due to the COVID-19. His death has raised Pakistan’s death toll of medics who died of the infection to 18. According

Deceased COVID-19 patient’s relatives vandalise Lady Reading Hospital

PESHAWAR: A COVID-19 patient passed away earlier on Friday at Peshawar’s Lady Reading Hospital, after which the enraged relatives resorted to vandalizing the hospital property. Doctors at the hospital said that the patient’s relatives broke down the door of the

No reduction in fares as trains will run with 60pc occupancy: Rasheed

PESHAWAR: Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed has said that there will be no reduction in fares as trains will be run at 60 percent occupancy to maintain social distancing. Addressing a press conference in Peshawar today, the Railways minister

Kalash spring festival concludes in Bumburate valley

CHITRAL: The five-day Chilim Jusht spring festival of Kalash people concluded in Bumburate valley with the ritual dance by young women and men on Saturday. As per details, this year-round the event was somber due to the COVID-19 outbreak as

Pak-Afghan border opens for round the clock trade

PESHAWAR: The government has announced the opening of the Pak-Afghan border at Torkhem and Chaman posts round the clock for six days per week two months after the points were closed in a bid to control the spread of coronavirus.

KP govt allows public transport to resume from May 18

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has given permission for public transport to resume from 18 May. According to the notification issued by the provincial relief rehabilitation and settlement department, public transport will be permitted to resume from Monday under the

10 more people die of COVID-19 in KP  

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa health officials have confirmed the death of 10 COVID-19 patients on Tuesday, raising the provincial death toll to 267. According to the figures provided by the KP health ministry, 146 fresh cases of COVID-19 have reported in

MNA Ali Wazir tests positive for COVID-19

WAZIRISTAN: National Assembly member and politician from South Waziristan, Ali Wazir has tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday. Mohsin Dawar, another lawmaker from the tribal region Twitted, “Our friend Ali Wazir has been tested positive for COVID-19,” Dawar said. He

Five among two traffic officials injured in Peshawar blast

PESHAWAR: Five people, including two traffic officials, were injured in a blast near Rampura Gate business center Peshawar on Monday. According to police sources, explosive material was tied to a pole which caused the explosion. Five people, including two traffic

KP eases coronavirus lockdown restrictions

 PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has announced a further easing of the lockdown in the province to allow economic activity come back on track. According to an official notification, the provincial government has permitted all shops to remain open for

Policeman shot dead in Mansehra

MANSEHRA: Unidentified criminals killed a policeman of the Abbottabad police’s Elite Force during the wee hours of Wednesday. According to details, unknown armed men opened fire when the Elite Force jawan left his house for Taraweeh prayers. Muhammad Shabbir was

KP reports 211 new cases of COVID-19, 9 more deaths

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa health department has reported 211 new COVID-19 cases in province, taking the provincial tally to 3,499. The province’s death toll from the coronavirus rose to 194 with nine new deaths reported-five in Peshawar and one each in

Man injured in explosion at imambargah in Lower Kurram

PESHAWAR: A man was injured in a blast on an imambargah in Lower Kurram’s Shoorki area near the Pak-Afghan border on Tuesday. According to police sources, a man identified as Nawaz Ali, aged 45 sustained severe injuries in the blast.

SCCI demands 24/7 opening Torkham, Chaman borders

PESHAWAR: Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) has demanded the government to keep open the border round the clock in order to unhurt Pak-Afghan transit and bilateral trade besides. In a statement, SCCI senior vice president, Shahid Hussain, Vice

Three of a family die in KP roof collapse

PESHAWAR: Three members of a family, including a man, his two daughters were killed when the roof of their house collapsed in Pato area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. According to sources, the roof of the house was in a dilapidated condition

KP reports 108 new coronavirus cases

PESHAWAR: Adviser to the Chief Minister on Information Ajmal Khan Wazir has confirmed 108 new coronavirus cases in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa taking the provincial tally to 2,907. The provincial information advisor said on Saturday that 108 new infections were reported in the

Over 500 COVID-19 patients recover in KP

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa health department authorities confirmed that 515 COVID-19 patients were sent home on Tuesday after they made a recovery from the disease. The provincial authorities said that out of 1,867 patients of COVID-19, more than 500 were sent

NDMA gives another consignment of protective equipment to KP hospitals

ISLAMABAD: National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Tuesday provided the fourth consignment of protective equipment for the hospitals of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). According to a statement issued by NDMA spokesperson, the protective equipment was being supplied nationwide while the fourth

Man kills seven-year-old niece for ‘making noise’ in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: A man allegedly shot dead his seven-year-old niece for ‘making too much noise’at home in Peshawar’s Arbab road area. According to police sources, a seven-year-old Eshaal was playing with other children in the courtyard two days ago when her

Senior doctor dies of coronavirus in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: A senior doctor working at Peshawar’s Hayatabad Medical Complex passed away on Saturday due to health complications caused by the COVID-19. According to Hayatabad Medical Complex Director Dr Shahzad Faisal, Professor Dr Mohammad Javed had contracted the COVID-19 at

KP govt makes face masks mandatory before going out

PESHAWAR: In an order to contain the outbreak of the novel COVID-19, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has made face masks mandatory before going out. The KP government issued a notification today in this regard. The notification stated all the activities permitted

Ajmal Wazir says no decision to impose curfew in KP

PESHAWAR: Adviser to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Chief Minister on Information, Ajmal Wazir has said that the government hasn’t decided to impose a curfew in the province to stop the spread of COVID-19. Talking to media the Adviser said that the

KP introduces ‘pool testing’ approach for coronavirus

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will conduct pool testing for coronavirus, which has increased the province’s capacity by three to five times. The KP health and finance minister Taimur Khan Jhagra in a series of tweets said  that the coronavirus testing laboratory

Over 29 health professionals test positive for COVID-19 in KP

PESHAWAR: At least 30 health professionals, including doctors, tested positive for COVID-19 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Wednesday. According to sources, among the coronavirus positive health professionals fourteen of the medical staff who have contracted the infection were doctors, 11 other health

 492 Pakistanis return from Afghanistan via Torkham border

LANDI KOTAL: As many as 492 stranded Pakistanis including, 111 children and 92 women returned from Afghanistan via the Torkham border. According to government officials, among the 492 registered people, 470 were sent to the quarantine centres in Landi Kotal,

Ordinance to tackle artificial shortage of commodities enforced in KP

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government’s information adviser Ajmal Wazir on Tuesday said that the officials have enforced an anti-hoarding ordinance to tackle artificial shortage of essential commodities in the markets. While talking to media the provincial information adviser said that the

KP reports 10 more COVID-19 deaths, brings total to 60

PESHAWAR: Adviser to the Chief Minister on Information Ajmal Khan Wazir has confirmed 10 more patients have died from COVID-19 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa bringing the total death toll to 60. The provincial information advisor said on Sunday that 62 new

KP governor proposes 8-member Ulema committee on COVID-19 situation

PESHAWAR: Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Shah Farman on Saturday proposed formation of an eight-members committee of religious figures from all provinces on COVID-19 situation. Talking in a video link conference of Ulema with President Dr. Arif Alvi in chair today, Shah

Former SC judge Justice Tariq Pervaiz passes away

PESHAWAR: Former chief justice of Peshawar High Court Tariq Pervez passed away on Saturday. Justice Tariq, who retired from the apex court in 24 February 2013. He  had also served as the interim chief minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) for

Two terrorists gunned down by CTD in Swat

SWAT: Counter-terrorism Department (CTD) police on Wednesday claimed to have killed two alleged terrorists in an encounter in suburb area of Swat. According to CTD officials, on an intelligence reports about the presence of some wanted militants in the area,