Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa beats Central Punjab to win National T20 Cup

LAHORE: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa defeated Central Punjab by seven wickets to win the National T20 Cup for the second time. The defending champions Khyber Pakhtunkhwa successfully chased the target of 149 runs in 17 overs in the final played at the

Dengue hits KP’s 22 districts, cases cross 1,000

PESHAWAR: As many as twenty two districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) have been hit by dengue fever. The Khyber Patkhunkhwa health authorities in a report of dengue cases from September 11 to September 27, said that so 1,057 cases have

KP to recheck exam papers after student secures full marks

PESHAWAR: The Education department in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) has ordered a probe in marking of matriculation and intermediate exams after some students secured full marks. The decision came after a student of a private school managed to obtain 1,100 marks

KP govt decides to rename Nawaz Sharif Kidney Hospital in Swat

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has decided to rename the Nawaz Sharif Kidney Hospital in Swat. The decision was taken during a session of the provincial cabinet on Monday. The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government had issued a statement to discuss renaming

Secondary educational institutions reopen in Punjab, Sindh, and KP

KARACHI: All public and private educational institutions from secondary and above have reopened in Punjab, Sindh, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Monday. The schools, colleges and universities have been asked to strictly implement the Standard Operating Procedures against COVID-19 to prevent

By-elections: Voting underway at four constituencies in Punjab, KP

SIALKOT: The voting process had commenced for by-elections in four constituencies including two vacant seats of the National Assembly (NA) and two seats of the provincial assemblies in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is holding

KP govt to promote video gaming industry

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has announced that it will work on improving the local video gaming industry. The announcement comes from the KP Science and Technology and Information Technology Department. The Adviser to Chief Minister on Information Technology, Ziaullah

KP to hold local body elections on Sept 15

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) cabinet has decided to hold local bodies elections in the province on September 15 this year. The decision was made in a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Mahmood Khan and provincial ministers, advisers and administrative

University in Peshawar announces to conduct online exams

The university in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has decided to accept students’ demands by holding online examinations. The University of Peshawar issued a notification in this regard which states all the heads of departments, who have not conducted mid-term fall examination so

KP govt launches first ever helpline for tourists

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Tourism Authority has launched its first ever helpline for acquiring information about tourist sites. The helpline 1422 titled ‘Tourist Facilitation Hub’ is being run on a test basis at the moment. The helpline will help tourists to

KP govt to provide monthly honorarium for prayer leaders

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has decided to provide Rs10,000 monthly honorarium to each prayer leader in the province from July 1. The scheme would benefit around 22,000 prayer leaders. The provincial government will spend an amount of approximately Rs2.5

4.5 magnitude earthquake tremors jolts Swat

SWAT: A moderate earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter Scale hit Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and adjoining areas today (Thursday). An earthquake has jolted Swat and adjoining areas today. No loss of life or property was reported. According to the seismological center,

National T20 Cup: Southern Punjab defeated by KP

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Sunday defeated Southern Punjab by 10 runs to lift the National T20 Cup. KP started with openers Fakhar Zaman and Mohammad Rizwan scoring quick runs. Fakhar scored 67 off 40 balls before being given lbw off

Pakistan, World Bank sign $1.15 billion agreements for two power projects

ISLAMABAD: The World Bank will provide $1.15 billion concessional financing for the two projects to support hydropower and renewable energy development in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and transmission of power from Dasu Hydropower Project. Prime Minister Imran Khan witnessed the signing ceremony

PCB announces prize money for Under-19 ODI tournament

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced the prize money for the Under-19 ODI tournament that will begin tomorrow. Prize money of up to Rs 2 million will be distributed in the National Under-19 ODI Tournament. The winning team

Woman shot dead by police in KP

BANNU: A woman has been shot dead by police in Bannu district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The police raided a house in the Mandan area of Bannu during which the police allegedly opened fire. After the incident, the family members protested

17% girls do not have access to education in KP

PESHAWAR: A recent survey has revealed that at least 17 percent of girls of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa districts do not have access to education. According to a survey report by the Department of Local Government, there is a shortage of 34

KP’s Razzaq calls coaching a new experience

PESHAWAR: Former all-rounder of the national cricket team and coach of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa cricket team Abdul Razzaq has termed coaching as a new experience. In an interview, he said that a player, coach, or selector is always under pressure and

Private educational institutes in Sindh to reopen on August 15

KARACHI: Private Schools Action Committee has announced to reopen private educational institutes across Sindh from 15th August. The Private Schools Action Committee also issued a 31-point SOPs on reopening private schools. Its committee head in this regard said that almost

Nine family members killed over property dispute in KPK

PIR WALA: At least nine members of a family were killed over a property dispute in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Thursday. According to details, a land dispute broke out in the upper Dir area which claimed nine lives. The dead and

Asad Umar lauds KP govt’s efforts to contain COVID-19 spread

PESHAWAR: Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar has lauded steps of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Addressing a news briefing along with Chief Minister Mahmood Khan, the federal minister said coronavirus cases have

Federal govt repatriates Zia-ur-Rehman back to KP

ISLAMABAD: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has requested to transfer services of the brother of Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman back to the provincial government. The Establishment Department, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, has written a letter to Establishment Division,

KP’s Health Minister confirms first 15 coronavirus cases

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has confirmed their first fifteen cases of coronavirus, bringing the national tally to 137. Health Minister of the province Taimur Jhagra took to Twitter and announced that 15 out of 19 people had tested positive for the

PM Imran summons CM Mahmood Khan tomorrow

Prime Minister Imran Khan has summoned Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan tomorrow (Friday). According to details, during the meeting, matters pertaining to the provincial cabinet, ousting of the provincial ministries and ongoing development project would come under discussion. CM

KP ministers fired for not heeding cabinet’s decision: Shaukat Yousafzai

PESHAWAR: Information Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Shaukat Yousafzai has said that three ministers were fired for not heeding the Cabinet’s decisions and creating difficulties. In a statement today (Sunday), the Information Minister said that the ministers had been given

Defence Minister Khattak refutes reports of grouping in KP cabinet

NOWSHERA: Defence Minister, Pervez Khattak today (Sunday) has refuted the reports of grouping in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) cabinet. Talking to media in Nowshera, Pervez Khattak has said, “All the ministers are united and there is no grouping in the province.”

First polio case of 2020 reported in KP’s Lakki Marwat

The Regional reference Laboratory (RRL) for polio eradication in Islamabad has reported the first polio virus case of the year in Lakki Marwat, Khyber Pakhtunkwa. The latest victim of polio, aged 1 year, was apparently given the anti-polio vaccine once

Anti-polio drives begins in Sindh, KP

KARACHI: Anti-polio campaigns kick-off in Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa today (Monday).   According to District Health officer Tharparkar, Dr Irshad Ahmed Memon five day anti-Polio campaign begins in Tharparkar today. He said 171 mobile teams have been deputed to administer anti-polio

KP confirms first two polio cases of 2020

PESHAWAR: Two new cases of polio-virus have been confirmed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. According to details, the two cases were reported from Laki Marwat and D.I Khan where a 9-month old and 2-year-old children respectively diagnosed with the virus in the

PM Imran Khan chairs KP cabinet meeting in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: Prime Minister Imran Khan has chaired a meeting of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa cabinet today in ehich he stressed over-focusing on the promotion of tourism in the province. KP Governor Shah Farman, Provincial Assembly Speaker Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani, and Chief Minister