Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

KP to introduce sexual offender registry, harsher punishments for child abuse

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government has drafted an amendment bill to prevent child abuse, which proposes the death penalty or life imprisonment for child abuse. Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has directed to present the Child Protection Amendment Bill in

5.5 magnitude earthquake jolts KP, adjoining areas

PESHAWAR: An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale jolted different parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa including Peshawar, and its surrounding areas in the wee hours of Sunday. According to the National Seismic Monitoring Centre, Islamabad, the epicenter of the earthquake

ASF foils bid to smuggle heroin at Peshawar Airport

PESHAWAR: The Airport Security Force (ASF) foiled a bid to smuggle ice heroin 2.718 Kg to Doha at Peshawar Airport. According to sources, the ASF while conducting a baggage check on a passenger bound for Doha through a PIA flight

 Industrial zones are being established in KP for creating employment: Asad Qaisar

SWABI: National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaisar has said that industrial zones are being established in various areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for creating employment opportunities while efforts are being made to increase trade with Afghanistan and Central Asian State. While addressing

Engineering student killed in Charsadda for studying with female cousin

CHARSADDA: A 17-year-old engineering student in Charsadda was killed allegedly for ‘studying with his female cousin,’ sources disclosed on Saturday. According to sources, the student Owais, a resident of the Mandani village of the district, was killed for spending time

KP govt to establish cryptocurrency mining plant

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government has approved funds for establishing a cryptocurrency mining plant after the authorities decided to give permission to interested businesses party. While talking to media KP Advisor on Information Technology, Ziaullah Bangash said that the

Hazara University bans jeans, heavy makeup for female students

MANSEHRA: Hazara University administration has rolled out a new dress-code policy for its male, female students. The notification issued by the university restricts both female and male students from wearing certain clothes as part of a new dress code policy.

KP CM orders provision of ambulances to all district-level jails

PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Mahmood Khan has ordered the concerned authorities to provide rescue ambulances to all the district level prisons in the province. While chairing a meeting on prisons’ department the Chief Minister also instructed the authorities of

Justice Qaiser Rashid sworn in as Chief Justice PHC

PESHAWAR: Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Shah Farman administered the oath to Justice Qaiser Rashid Khan as 31st Chief Justice of the Peshawar High Court (PHC) at Governor House on Saturday. On the occasion, Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan, Provincial Ministers

Hindu temple case: Police arrest prime suspect

KARAK: Police on Friday claimed to have apprehended the prime suspect allegedly involved in the vandalism of a Hindu temple in Karak district. Addressing a press conference  Inspector General of Police (IG) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Sanaullah Abbasi said the accused arrested

Three brothers killed playing with hand grenade in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: Three brothers were killed after a hand grenade exploded in Peshawar’s Zangli area on Wednesday. According to police sources, the three brothers were playing in the fields when they found the hand grenade. The children, after picking it up

PM Imran should resign if he can’t protect citizens from terrorism: Fazlur Rehman

BANNU: Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) chief and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) leader Maulana Fazlur Rehman has called on Prime Minister Imran Khan to resign if he cannot protect citizens from terrorism. While addressing a PDM rally in Bannu on Wednesday, Maulana

KP govt releases 20.4 million for buying houses of Dilip Kumar, Raj Kapoor

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has approved the release of Rs 20.4 million to purchase the ancestral houses of legendary Bollywood actors Dilip Kumar and Raj Kapoor. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mehmood Khan formally approved the proposal, allowing the authorities

KP govt launches Zone-III of Sehat Sahulat Card

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has launched Zone-III of Sehat Sahulat Card in the province. Addressing the launching ceremony of the Sehat Sahulat Card of Zone-III in Peshawar on Friday, he termed the provision of the Sehat Sahulat

Govt reduced Taxes on residential schemes reduced by 90%: Dr. Amjad Ali

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Housing, Dr. Amjad Ali has said that Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government reduced taxes on residential schemes for low income and middle class by 90 percent. Dr. Amjad said that under the PM’s special relief

Hindu Shrine burned down by mob in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

KARAK: An angry mob has vandalized and burned down the samadhi (shrine) of a Hindu saint in the Karak’s Teri town district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Wednesday. Videos posted on social media showed a large crowd present at the site,

Assets beyond means case: NAB summons Fazlur Rehman’s aide  

PESHAWAR: The provincial chapter of the apex anti-graft watchdog has issued summons to an aide of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl (JUI-F) Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman in assets beyond means case. As per details, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) asked

Rs 150 million grant approved for religious minorities in KP

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government has approved a grant of Rs150 million for the welfare of religious minorities. The funds will be released by the KP Department of Minority Affairs will provide grants to minorities’ youth, widows and physically challenged

Eight killed, five injured over land dispute in Swabi

SWABI: As many as eight people were killed and five others sustained severe bullet injuries in an armed clash between two groups over a land dispute in the Swabi area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Saturday. According to sources, the incident

Two among Daesh Karachi commander killed in Bajaur operation: ISPR

BAJAUR: Security forces have killed two terrorists linked with banned outfit Daesh during an Intelligence Based Operation (IBO) in Bajaur district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the military’s media wing said on Monday. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the terrorists

PDM set to hold public rally in Peshawar today

PESHAWAR: Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) is all set to hold a public gathering at Peshawar today (Sunday) despite the government’s ban on rallies due to increasing cases of covid-19. As per details,120-feet long, 32-feet wide and 8-feet high stage and

KP health officials find first coronavirus re-infection case

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) health researchers have detected the re-infection of coronavirus on Monday. As Pakistan is undergoing the second wave of the novel COVID-19, a group of Khyber Medical University researchers has found the first instance of Covid-19 re-infection. According

Deputy Speaker KP Assembly tests positive for COVID-19

PESHAWAR: Deputy Speaker Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Mahmood Jan has tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday. On a social media website Twitter, the deputy speaker said his wife and son have also contracted the contagious disease. “Me, my wife and my

Will enhance scope of CPEC to Afghanistan: Asad Qaiser

PESHAWAR: National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser has said that Pakistan will enhance the scope of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) to Afghanistan so as to connect Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with the Central Asian countries. While addressing a conference titled, ‘The role

COVID-19 SOPs violation: Over 80 schools sealed in KP

PESHAWAR: As many as 81 schools in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) were sealed over violation of the standard operating procedures (SOPs) imposed to prevent the spread of coronavirus. According to a report issued by the provincial department, 81 schools 78 governments

KP govt to hand over five more resthouses to tourism dept

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government has decided to handover five more rest houses to the provincial tourism authority for the promotion of tourism in the province. According to Chief Minister’s Adviser Kamran Bangash, the provincial cabinet has approved the outsourcing

Another doctor dies of COVID-19 in Peshawar  

PESHAWAR: A senior doctor died of coronavirus-related complications in Peshawar on Tuesday, highlighting the vulnerability of health professionals to the virus. As per details, Dr Bashir contracted the virus during performing his duties and was under treatment. Paying rich tribute to the

SCCI demands withdrawal of power tariff hike

PESHAWAR: Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) has demanded the government to withdraw the increase in electricity tariff of 48 paisa per unit on the head of a fuel adjustment. The demand was made by SCCI president Sherbaz Bilour

Wedding halls association to hold protests in KP

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) wedding halls association has decided to protest against the government for closing wedding halls to stop the spread of the coronavirus in the province. The association said that lockdowns have caused an Rs7 billion loss to

Another doctor dies of COVID-19 in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: Senior health professional Dr Sultan Zeb — associate dean at the Khyber College of Dentistry has succumbed to the novel COVID-19 on Saturday. In a statement, the Provincial Doctors Association (PDA) said Dr Sultan Zeb — associate dean at