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Pakistan reports 561 new cases of COVID-19 and 11 civilians killed

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has reported 561 new cases of coronavirus, while 11 more civilians have died of the virus in the last 24 hours. According to figures released by the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), a total of 1,274,578 people

Martial Artist Daniyal Mehsood from Pakistan breaks India’s record

PESHAWAR: Martial Artist Daniyal Mehsood, who hailed from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, has set India behind in Guinness World Record.   Daniyal Mehsood has maintained the title of doing handed kips-ups in the least seconds. Daniyal has snatched Guinness World Record from

Four more polio cases emerge in Sindh, KPK

ISLAMABAD: Both Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa reported as many as four new cases of polio, reaching the tally to 12 for the current year 2020. An official of the National Institute of Health (NIH) said the cases of Sindh were

KP govt approves Rs90 billion for development projects

PESHAWAR: On Friday the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) government has approved several important development projects worth Rs90 billion for different districts in the province. According to the details, the provincial government has set Rs70 billion for the Swat Motorway, which will

Trouble emerges as one more polio case recorded in KP

PESHAWAR: The National Institute of Health (NIH) has reported a new case of wild poliovirus (WPV) from the Lakki Marwat district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, taking the number of provincially registered cases to 92. With 32 cases of polio, Lakki Marwat

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

Sanaullah Abbasi appointed as new chief of KP police

ISLAMABAD: The federal government appointed Sanaullah Abbasi as the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province’s new Inspector General of Police (IGP) on Wednesday. After approval by Prime Minister Imran Khan, the notification for the appointment of Abbasi was issued. Abbasi succeeds Dr Naeem

Federal govt to replace IGP of KPK

ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Tuesday has decided to replace the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr. Naeem Khan of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). Officials, who spoke on the declined to be identified, said the decision was made after Prime Minister

Refusal of polio vaccination cases come down in KPK

PESHAWAR: The number of polio refusal cases in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has dropped drastically in the recently-concluded vaccination campaign. According to official statistics, the province recorded 72,000 refusals against the oral polio vaccine (OPV) during the five-day campaign conducted from December

KP assembly postpones ‘Muslim Family Bill’ over reservations

PESHAWAR: The government deferred a bill related to Muslim family laws during the consideration stage in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly on Tuesday after religious parties expressed reservations about the amended draft of the proposed law. The Muslim Family Laws (Amendment)

KP govt fails to provide health cards to senior citizens

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has failed to provide senior citizen cards to around 2.8 million elderly people of the province as nearly half of them suffer from physical disabilities. They said that the government’s failure to prepare senior citizen

KP govt takes pragmatic steps in economic sector, says CM

PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Mahmood Khan on Wednesday said the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government was focusing on industrialisation to ensure the increase in revenue generation. Mahmood Khan said the government was undertaking reforms in every sector to attract foreign and domestic investors,

PTI govt launches digital library with free wifi in KP

PESHAWAR: The Department of Science and Information Technology of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Monday launched a digital library with a free wifi facility to help youth keep pace with the fast-changing technology. Provincial Finance Minister Taimur Saleem Khan Jigra along with

KP govt allocates Rs. 17 bn for Chitral-Shandur road

PESHAWAR: The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has allocated on Monday around Rs17 billion for the construction of Chitral-Shandur road. The provincial government’s spokesperson has said on Monday that building of one-hundred and the fifty-kilometer-long road would help to promote tourism

KPK govt to spend upto Rs26bn on gas schemes

PESHAWAR: The federal government has decided to spend more than Rs.26 billion for the provision of natural gas schemes in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. According to a spokesperson of Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL), work on various gas supply projects

Minister issues directives to eliminate dengue virus in KP

PESHAWAR: Provincial Minister for Health, Dr. Hasham Inamullah Khan has instructed district health officers and medical superintendents to conduct fumigation drives in dengue affected areas of the province. Talking to reporters in Peshawar, the minister said that the situation about

Lawmaker from KP seeks asylum in India

Peshawar: Former Member of Provincial Assembly Baldev Kumar has sought asylum in India. Baldev Kumar, who hails from Khyber Paktoonkhuwa, belongs to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.   Baldev Kumar with his immediate family members, which include his wife and two children have