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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Earthquake jolts parts of KPK, no damage reported

PESHAWAR: A moderate 4.6 magnitude earthquake was felt in Swat and nearby areas on Saturday evening. No casualty or damage was reported. According to details, the Meteorological Department confirmed that a 4.6 magnitude earthquake jolted Swat, Chitral, Dir and adjoining areas

Local body elections in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to be held tomorrow

PESHAWAR: Local body elections in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will be held tomorrow and voters will cast six different ballots through six ballot papers at the same time. In the first phase of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa local body elections, voting will be held

Peshawar police baton-charge teachers protesting against reduction in allowances

PESHAWAR: Police have resorted baton-charged, tear-gassed to disperse the Peshawar government teachers protesting against reduction in allowances, in front of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly on Monday. According to sources, Police arrested dozens of protesters as they were trying to march

Providing low-cost houses to poor segment of society top priority: PM Imran

PESHAWAR: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said the provision of low-cost housing facilities to poor segments of society was among the top priorities of the government. The prime minister was addressing at the inauguration ceremony of the newly-constructed 2,056 residential

Senior politician Begum Naseem Wali Khan passes away

PESHAWAR: Wife of late Awami National Party Khan Abdul Wali Khan and party’s former provincial president Begum Naseem Wali Khan passed away, the family members said on Sunday. According to details, Begum Naseem Wali Khan passed away at the age

Mufti Popalzai announces Eid-ul-Fitr moon sighted in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: Mufti Shahabuddin Popalzai has announced here at Masjid Qasim Ali Khan on Wednesday that the moon of Shawwal sighted in several areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, including Mardan and Swabi and Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated on Thursday, May 13, 2021.

Over 40 policemen die of coronavirus, 1500 infected in KP

PESHAWAR: At least 44 police personnel lost their lives due to coronavirus while performing their duties in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, a report revealed on Saturday. According to a detailed report of the health department, coronavirus claimed 44 lives of the

Seven children dead, one injured after water tank collapses in KP

MOHMAND: Seven children have died and one other injured after a water tank collapsed in Mohmand district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province on Saturday. According to police sources, the children were playing beneath the water tank when its walls collapsed

KP CM urges citizens, political leaders to avoid holding events on Eid

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister, Mahmood Khan has urged citizens and political leaders to avoid holding public gatherings on Eid-ul-Fitr amid surging in the COVID-19 cases. Chief Minister, Mahmood Khan that devising a result-oriented strategy and collective efforts on part

Shazia Ishaq becomes first female ASP from Chitral after clearing CSS exams

CHITRAL: Shazia Ishaq, from Boni town of Chitral, became the first female ASP from the Malakand division after clearing the Central Superior Services (CSS) examinations. In regard to her achievement, Shazia said hard work is never in vain and that

COVID-19: KP govt introduces mobile vans to vaccinate elderly citizens

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has inaugurated the mobile vaccination service in Peshawar to vaccinate elderly citizens against COVID-19. Chief Minister Mahmood Khan said, “The objective of launching the mobile corona vaccination services is to serve and

Falcon-I to install tracking devices in 30 patrolling mobiles of KP Police

KARACHI: Pakistan’s leading fleet management company, Falcon-I has signed an agreement with the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Police department to install tracking devices in 30 patrolling vans to enhance the performance of the law-enforcement personnel. A ceremony was held at the

KP govt to permit Facebook monetization policy

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government has decided to permit people to make money through social media as the provincial authorities allow Facebook monetization policy. The development was confirmed by Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Science Technology and Information Technology Ziaullah

KP govt suspends in-person classes from 9 to 12

PESHAWAR: Provincial government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has decided to suspend classes again from 9 to 12 till Eid. According to a statement issued by the home department on Saturday, schools will be closed in areas with a positivity rate of

COVID-19 claims 33 more lives, infects 1,062  in KP

PESHAWAR: The COVID-19 has claimed  34 more lives during the last 24 hours in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), pushing the provincial death toll to 2,953. According to data issued by KP Health Department, the province was hit with 1,062 fresh cases

4.0 magnitude earthquake jolts Peshawar, adjacent areas

PESHAWAR: An earthquake measuring 4.0 on the Richter scale jolted different parts of Peshawar Khyber Pakhtunkhwa including on Monday. According to the National Seismic Monitoring Centre, that the earthquake originated around 6:30 pm and its epicenter was about 138 kilometers

Former KP police chief Nasir Durrani dies of coronavirus

LAHORE: Former inspector general of police (IGP) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Nasir Khan Durrani died of the novel coronavirus in Lahore on Monday. According to a spokesman for KP police, Durrani had been under treatment at Lahore’s Mayo Hospital since he

Three passengers arrested for carrying fake Covid negative reports

PESHAWAR: Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) claimed to have arrested three passengers, including a woman for trying to travel abroad on fake COVID certificates from Baccha Khan International Airport Peshawar on Saturday. According to sources, three passengers tried to dodge the

Two advisers, one special assistant to chief minister KP resign from posts

PESHAWAR: Three members of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) cabinet, including two advisers to the chief minister and a special assistant, have resigned from their posts on Saturday. Adviser to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Chief Minister on Excise Ghazi Ghazan Jamal resigned

Schools in Punjab, KP to reopen from April 19

PUNJAB, KP: The authorities in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have announced the resumption of classes 9 to 12, days after the provincial governments had closed the schools in districts with a high COVID-19 positivity ratio earlier in March. According to

BRT Peshawar adds 10 new buses to its fleet

PESHAWAR: As many as 10 more buses have been acquired from China for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)-Peshawar, said a statement issued on Sunday. According to the BRT spokesman, 10 new buses have left China to join the BRT fleet in

Journalist Wasim Alam laid to rest in Karak

KARAK: A journalist, Waseem Alam from the Batani Khel area of Khyber Pakhtunkwa, associated with a local newspaper was laid to rest on Sunday. Wasim was shot dead by unidentified persons on Saturday evening in the Karak district of Khyber

Funeral prayers of 16 slain coal miners offered in Shangla

SHANGRILA: The funeral prayer of 16 coal miners was offered at district headquarter Alpuri Shangla, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (today) on Saturday. The funeral was attended by relatives of the deceased, locals of the area, the provincial Minister Shokat Yousafzai, Minister for Mines

Bodies of 16 abducted coal miners found in mass grave

KOHAT: The bodies of 16 coal miners kidnapped on 9 September 2011 by miscreants in the Bobo Khel area of the former Khyber Agency were recovered from a mass grave in Kohat on Friday. A spokesperson for the Shangla Coalmine

Villagers demand action against illegal stone crushing plants in Haripur

HARIPUR: Villagers have demanded authorities concerned to take action against illegal stone-crushing plants installed in Suraj Gali village Haripur district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Talking to MM News locals said that several houses were destroyed due to falling stones during

Leopard kills young man in Battgram reserved forests

BATTAGRAM: A young man was killed by a common leopard in a remote area of Battgram district in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa on Monday. According to the wildlife department officials, the victim identified as a 30-year-old youth Tale Zar, son of Mehmood Shah,

ATC judge, wife, two children killed in Swabi armed attack

SWABI: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) judge, his wife and two children were killed after unidentified men opened fire on his vehicle in Swabi district of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) on Sunday. According to police sources, the vehicle of the ATC

Security forces kill TTP terrorist in North Waziristan operation

WAZIRISTAN: A notorious terrorist linked to the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) was killed by Security forces during an operation conducted in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s North Waziristan district on Sunday. According to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), an area Sanitisation

CAA foils smuggling bid at Peshawar airport

PESHAWAR: The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) officials have foiled a bid to smuggle gold and mobile phones worth millions from Peshawar’s Bacha Khan International Airport on Wednesday. According to CAA officials, during a routine inspection by an airport officer found

Local tribesmen begin march towards Islamabad with bodies of four boys for sit-in

BANNU: Members of Pakistan’s Janikhel tribal community and relatives of four teenage boys whose bullet-riddled bodies were found last week began a protest march towards Islamabad on Sunday after a protest sit-in outside the Janikhel police station in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s