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Eight dead, 16 injured in rain and snow-related incidents in KP

PESHAWAR: At least eight people died and 16 others have been injured in rain and snow-related incidents in different parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. According to Provincial Disaster Management Authority, 16 houses have received partial damages while one has been completely

KP reports first Omicron strain case

MANSEHRA: The first case of COVID-19 Omicron variant has been reported in Mansehra that led the administration to immediately quarantine the patient and area. The spokesperson of the KP health department confirmed that the first case of the Omicron variant

PM orders setting up special units for provision of health cards

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday directed the federal and provincial governments and the State Life of Pakistan to set up special units to monitor the implementation of Sehat Sahulat Card programme. Chairing a review meeting on the historic

KP, Balochistan to present annual budget 2021-22 today

PESHAWAR: The governments of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan will present the annual budget 2021-22 in their respective provincial assemblies today on Friday (today). KP Finance Minister Taimur Saleem Jhagra will present the provincial budget for the next fiscal year 2021-22

ECC approves provision of 500,000 MT wheat to KP

ISLAMABAD: Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the cabinet on Wednesday approved the provision of 500,000 MT of wheat to the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa during the crop year 2021-22. Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue Shaukat Tarin chaired the meeting

NCOC to deliberate on rising coronavirus cases in Punjab, KP today

ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operation Centre will hold a special session today to review the alarming rise in coronavirus cases in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Islamabad. The session will be chaired by Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad

Govt to provide internet services at tourist spots in GB, KP

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has decided to provide internet facilities to several tourist spots in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) to promote tourism in the country. According to the IT & Telecom Secretary, the Universal Service Fund has been

ECP summons PTI KP MPA for Senate vote buying via WhatsApp

PESHAWAR: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has summoned Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) lawmaker from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Abdul Salam Afridi for allegedly vote buying in the Senate elections. A WhatsApp chat had surfaced of the PTI lawmaker being offered money

Tribal elders accuse KP minister of corruption

ISLAMABAD: A group of tribal elders have staged a protest and accused Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Transport Minister Shah Mohammad Khan of massive corruption. The elders of Sardikhel and Bakakhel tribes of Bannu district have accused the provincial minister Shah Mohammad Khan

ECP to hold local govt polls in Punjab, KP in phases: SC informed

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday submitted the dates for local government elections in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the Cantonment Boards in the Supreme Court. The election commission informed the apex court that the local government elections

PM hails KP govt for becoming first province with universal health coverage

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has congratulated the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government for becoming the first province in the country with universal health coverage. “Congratulations to KP govt for making KP first province in Pak with Universal Health Coverage for all

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

Sonia Shamroz appointed as first woman DPO in KP

PESHAWAR: Sonia Shamroz Khan Jadoon has been posted as District Police Officer (DPO) Lower Chitral, making her the first woman to serve in the position in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. She is the first female police officer to head the police

KP Task Force reviews COVID-19 situation

PESHAWAR: A meeting of Provincial Task Force on COVID-19 was held at Corps Headquarters Peshawar, said the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood khan, Commander Peshawar Corps Lieutenant General Nauman Mahmood and other senior civil and military

National T20 Cup: Danish Aziz stars as Sindh beats KP

RAWALPINDI: Middle-order batsman Danish Aziz’s unbeaten half-century helped Sindh down Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by two wickets in a last-ball thriller in National T20 Cup. Chasing a target of 139 runs, Sindh suffered an early setback as they lost three wickets with

Border markets will transform local economies: Asim Bajwa

ISLAMABAD: Chairman China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority Lt General (retd) Asim Saleem Bajwa has said the government has approved the establishment of eighteen border markets. In a tweet, he said under a pilot project, two border markets will be established

Jansher Khan to provide squash training in KP

PESHAWAR: Former professional squash player Jansher Khan will train players of Directorate of Sports Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on the request of Chief Minister Mehmood Khan. The former world champion, who was unbeaten for 97 months, was given a media briefing at

PMD forecasts rainfall in parts of Sindh

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has forecast rainfall in most parts of the country.  The met office predicted rain in Lower Sindh, Upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, South Punjab, and Gilgit Baltistan. According to the PMD, hot and humid weather is expected

Marriage halls to reopen in Sindh, KP today

KARACHI: The Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa governments have allowed the opening of marriage halls across the province from Tuesday under strict implementation of standard operating procedures (SOPs). A notification has been issued by the Sindh government allowing all marriage halls

KP assembly speaker again tests positive for COVID-19

PESHAWAR: Speaker of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Mushtaq Ghani has tested positive for the novel coronavirus for the second time. According to the assembly secretariat, the speaker underwent a second test after two weeks of self-quarantine which also turned out

KP Assembly presents Rs923 billion budget for FY 2020-21

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly on Friday announced the tax-free budget with a total outlay of Rs923 billion for Fiscal Year 2020-21. Presenting the budget in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly, Finance Minister Taimur Saleem Khan Jhagra said the province will receive

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

Speaker KP Assembly tests positive for coronavirus

PESHAWAR: Speaker Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Mushtaq Ghani has tested positive for coronavirus, becoming the latest high-profile victim in the country. Speaker KP Assembly Mushtaq Ghani and two of his family members including daughter and son-in-law have contracted COVID-19. Yesterday, it

KP eases lockdown, allows shops to open four days a week

PESHAWAR: While the government announced to ease lockdown restrictions, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has decided that all shops will open four days a week and all businesses will be closed at 4PM evening. Addressing a press conference, Advisor to chief minister on

KP housing minister tests positive for COVID-19

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa housing minister Dr Amjad Ali on Thursday confirmed that he has tested positive for the coronavirus. The minister said he had been suffering from cough and fever for the last few days and got himself tested for

KP policeman becomes first officer to die from coronavirus

PESHAWAR: A policeman in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has died after contracting coronavirus — the first officer to succumb to the disease. The deceased, Constable Bomb Disposal Unit, Fahim Umer was a 36 years old officer. He was posted at a Nowshera

Confirmed coronavirus cases in Pakistan surge past 12,600

KARACHI: The confirmed coronavirus infections in Pakistan have surged past 12,600 after new cases were reported in several areas of the country. According to the provided details from the provincial health departments, almost 373 news cases were reported in the

PM visits Hayatabad Medical Complex, briefed on COVID-19 situation in KP

PESHAWAR: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday visited Hayatabad Medical Complex in Peshawar where he was briefed about the coronavirus situation in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the steps taken to contain its spread. The prime minister was accompanied by Minister for

Eight new cases of poliovirus reported in Punjab, KP

ISLAMABAD: As many as eight new cases of poliovirus were reported from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab, rising the tally to 33 in the country in 2020. Of the total eight cases, six were reported in KP, including two in Peshawar

Two more polio cases surface in Sindh, KP

SINDH, KPK: Both Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Saturday reported two more new cases of polio, jumping the total number of polio cases that emerged in 2020 across the country to 31. Health authorities said a three-old-girl, Fareeha who belongs