Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

KP police refuses to register FIR against killer of blasphemy accused

PESHAWAR: Peshawar Capital City Police have refused to register a first information report (FIR) against the killer of blasphemy accused. According to sources, police refused to register FIR against the killer of blasphemy accused despite strong reaction against the murder

Kohat police foil arms smuggling bid

KOHAT: The Kohat police foiled an attempt of smuggling arms from Dara Adamkhel to Waziristanhere on Wednesday. According to details, a smuggler from Afghanistan was arrested along with a vehicle loaded with foreign weapons during an operation on the Indus

Man seeks to rebuild house destroyed in 2009 Mohmand operation

RAWALPINDI: A resident of Mohmand Agency has urged for support after his house was destroyed during the military operation against terrorists in 2009. Lal Sher, who hails from tribal areas and now resides in Rawalpindi, said he does not have

Probe ordered into Gul Panra’s viral video at DC Khyber’s bungalow

LANDIKOTAL: The dance video of famous Pashto singer Gul Panra in the bungalow of the deputy commissioner Khyber tribal district has gone viral on social media after which the officials ordered the Assistant Commissioner Muhammad Imran to present a detailed

12-year-old writes book on Pashtun heroes

PESHAWAR: A 12-year-old student from Peshawar has written a book on the greatest Pathan personalities to shatter stereotypes about the ethnic community. Bilawal Latif Dawar is an avid reader history enthusiast and also one of the world’s youngest authors. He

KP forms committee to investigate Ajmal Wazir’s ‘leaked audio clip’

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has formed a committee to investigate the “leaked audio clip” of KP CM’s former adviser Ajmal Wazir. According to official notification on Tuesday, Retired bureaucrat Sahibzada Saeed will head the committee, while retired Judge, Muhammad

Alam Khattak to be appointed as new KP governor: Sources

ISLAMABAD: Lieutenant General (retired) Alam Khattak will be appointed as the new governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. According to sources, Prime Minister Imran Khan has also approved the appointment and the summary will be sent to President Dr Arif Alvi for

COAS Bajwa lauds improved security situation in KP

PESHAWAR: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday visited Corps Headquarters Peshawar and appreciated improved security situations and steps for better border management including fencing in tribal districts of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. According to an Inter-Services Public Relations

Swabi Police officer martyred in criminal encounter

SWABI: Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Allama Iqbal was martyred while two constables sustained injuries during an alleged encounter with criminals on Wednesday. According to police sources, an alleged encounter took place between police officials and criminals in Kalu Khan.

Lockdown restrictions lifted from 89 COVID-19 hotspots in KP

PESHAWAR: After a significant decrease in reported COVID-19 cases, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has lifted lockdowns from 89 areas of the province on Saturday. According to the health department’s focal person Dr Iftikharuddin, the government’s ‘smart lockdown’ policy had resulted

Another polio case emerges in Waziristan

ISLAMABAD: The polio emergency operation center Pakistan has reported one more polio case from the North Waziristan district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) on Tuesday, taking the nationwide figure for this year to 52. According to the National Institute of Health

Security forces foil major terror bid in Peshawar

PESHAWAR:  Security forces on Monday foiled a major terrorism bid in Shahpur area of Peshawar. According to sources, on a tip-off, law enforcement agencies personnel conducted a targeted operation in Shahpur and recovered a cache of arms and explosives from

Another doctor succumbs to COVID-19 in KP

PESHAWAR: Another doctor from Mansehra succumbed to COVID-19 infection on Saturday carrying the toll of doctors’ deaths from the virus to 12 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. According to sources, Dr Naseer Haider Ghazi was admitted at the ICU ward of Ayub

Three policemen suspended for stripping, torturing man in KP

PESHAWAR: Three Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) police officers have been suspended for torturing and making a naked video of a drunken man in Peshawar’s police station. As per media reports, the accused man, identified as Amir, was drunk and he abused

Four terrorists killed by CTD in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) on Tuesday killed four terrorists during a targeted operation in Peshawar. According to CTD spokesman, on an intelligence report about the terrorists, a CTD team conducted a targeted raid in the city’s Ghaziabad area. “Seeing

KP Assembly to present annual budget 2020-21 today

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly will on Friday (today) present a budget with an expected outlay of Rs923 billion for next fiscal year 2020-21. According to the notification, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly has been summoned to meet at 03:00 PM

32 more succumb to COVID-19 in KP during 24 hours

PESHAWAR: At least 32 more people have died from the novel COVI-19 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Monday, bringing the virus death toll in the province to 707. According to the statics released by the provincial health department, a total of

Police nab accused for killing two women over petty dispute in Swabi

SWABI: Police on Friday claimed to have apprehended an accused who allegedly shot dead two women to settle his score over a petty dispute of delayed payment in Swabi area of Khyber Pakhtunkwa. According to an official statement issued on Friday,

Court slams NAB, govt for petroleum crisis

PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Wednesday slammed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and other government officials for their poor performance in controlling the petrol crisis. During a hearing related to the petroleum crisis, Justice Qaiser Rashid of PHC

Elements involved in artificial price hike to face strict action in KP

PESHAWAR: Adviser to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Chief Minister on Information, Ajmal Wazir has said that the government had already enforced anti-hoarding ordinance strict action would be taken against hoarders besides artificial price-hikers. Talking to media today, the Advisor said Chief

World Bicycle Day celebrated in KP

PESHAWAR: Pakistan Cycling Federation in collaboration with Directorate of Sports Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) celebrated World Bicycle Day on Wednesday. A cake-cutting ceremony at Qayyum Sports Complex was held in this regard. Director General Sports Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Asfandyar Khan Khattak graced

Man attacks doctor over asking for sample for covid-19 test

PESHAWAR: A man attacked a doctor at Hayatabad Medical Complex when he was asked to give a sample for coronavirus test. According to police sources, a man named Irfan manhandled the doctor in COVID-19 OPD, when the doctor was to

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