COVID-19 positivity rate increases over 7%: NCOC

ISLAMABAD: The rate of positive cases of coronavirus in Pakistan has reached 7.20 percent. A briefing by medical experts at the National Command and Operations Center meeting said that the number of critically ill patients due to the coronavirus was

COVID-19 positivity rate in schools increases by 3%

ISLAMABAD: The rate of positive cases of the coronavirus in Pakistan’s educational institutions has increased from 1.8 to 3.3 percent. The positive case rate in the last week was 82 percent. In view of the increasing number of cases in educational

Govt will have to go home by Jan: Bilawal at PDM’s Peshawar rally

PESHAWAR: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari declared that the incumbent government will “have to go home by January” and it was their “last month in power”. Addressing a rally organised by the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), Bilawal called

NA condemns terror attacks in Peshawar, Quetta

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Wednesday unanimously passed a resolution strongly condemning the recent terror attacks in Peshawar and Quetta. The resolution was moved by Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan. It said that security forces are

7 killed, 110 injured in Peshawar madrassah blast

PESHAWAR: At least seven students were killed and more than one hundred others were injured when a powerful blast struck a seminary in Dir Colony of Peshawar on Tuesday morning. According to police sources, rescue teams rushed to the spot

BRT Peshawar resumes service after one month

PESHAWAR: The Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) metro bus system restored its service on Saturday after a month long suspension due to the frequent fire incidents in buses. The BRT service was suspended last month after repeated fire incidents compelled the

Minor girl sexually abused, mutilated in Charsadda

CHARSADDA: A minor girl was sexually abused after being abducted from her hometown and her mutilated dead body was found a day later. The two-and-a-half-year-old girl named Zainab was abducted on Tuesday from Charsadda but her body was found in

Dilip Kumar wants Pakistani Govt to purchase his ancestral home

MUMBAI: Bollywood legendary actor Dilip Kumar has appreciated Pakistan’s efforts of purchasing his ancestral home in Peshawar. In order to preserve it, the KP government has decided to purchase it. While expressing sentiments, the actor took to Twitter and wrote

SC orders APS Peshawar inquiry report to be made public

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Friday directed that the report into the Army Public School Peshawar attack be made public. The apex court directed the Attorney General of Pakistan (AGP) Khalid Jawed Khan to make public the judicial commission on

Chaos at metro bus

The PTI government at last inaugurated the BRT Peshawar project a day before Independence Day. The next couple of days were marred by mismanagement and several incidents of misconduct which makes one realise whether we deserve modern facilities. Mass transit

Two arrested for attacking BRT Peshawar guards

PESHAWAR: Police have arrested two people for trespassing on the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Peshwar corridor and beating up security guards. SSP Peshawar Mansoor Aman and Deputy Commissioner Ali Asghar visited different stations and reviewed security arrangements. Two of the

Afghan soldier returns after receiving medical treatment in Pakistan

RAWALPINDI: An Afghan soldier has returned to his country after seeking treatment at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) Peshawar. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Afghanistan Military authorities requested Pakistan Army for medical treatment of an Afghan National Defence

Three killed in Peshawar firing incident

PESHAWAR: Three people have been killed in a firing incident that occurred in the Matni area. According to police, the deceased were Shehzad, Farooq and Usman who were killed in the incident. As per details, DSP Abdul Salam, the incident

KP CM inaugurates Jalozai Economic Zone in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhawa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan on Wednesday inaugurated Jalozai Economic Zone under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in Peshawar. Addressing the ceremony, the chief minister said the government has put the province on the track of development. He said

SC extends stay order against PHC ruling over BRT project

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has extended the stay order against the Peshawar High Court’s ruling over Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project. A two-member bench of SC including Justice Umar Ata Bandial conducted hearing the Peshawar BRT project case. The verdict

Yousafzai claims Peshawar BRT project cheaper than Lahore Metro bus

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa minister for education Shaukat Yousafzai on Thursday has dismissed the allegation of former Punjab chief minister Shahbaz Sharif on the cost of Peshawar Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), Yousafzai, said he would resign if the project cost proved to

Yousafzai claims to complete BRT Peshawar by April 2020

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Minister Shaukat Yousafzai announced that in April this year that Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Peshawar will be inaugurated in another timeframe. Speaking to the media Shaukat Yousafizai said BRT Peshawar’s final phase would be finished by

Peshawar metro bus

The PTI government initiated the BRT metro bus system in Peshawar amid intense controversy at the end of its previous tenure in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The mega-project has been mired with irregularities and with no completion date insight it has become

Police arrest PTM chief Manzoor Pashteen in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: Police have arrested the chief of Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM),  Manzoor Pashteen, from Shaheen District, Peshawar early morning on Monday, officials said. Official Shiraz Khan of the Tahkal police station has confirmed the arrest. Police officials said the PTM

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

Four killed while in the custody of Peshawar police

PESHAWAR: After four custodial deaths in the last one year, the police have installed closed-circuit television cameras inside the lockups of all local police stations. The police officials told media that custodial deaths were reported in the lockups of the

BRT project cheaper than Lahore’s Metro, says Shaukat

PESHAWAR: Minister for Information Shaukat Yousafzai on Wednesday said that Peshawar’s BRT project is cheaper than Lahore’s Metro Bus, and the Bus Rapid Transit project soon be completed. While talking to the media on the one-year performance of the Transport

COAS Bajwa visits Frontier Corps Headquarter in Peshawar

RAWALPINDI: The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has visited the Frontier Corps Headquarter in Peshawar. During his visit, Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa praised the Frontier Corps for their contributions in bringing stability in Khyber

44 more dengue cases filed within 24 hours in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: At least 44 more cases of the dengue fever virus have been filed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s capital during the last 24 hours. The Dengue Response Unit (DRU) stated that the number of dengue in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has soared to

Govt committed to make Peshawar an advanced city: CM KP

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan on Wednesday said that all-out resources will be utilised to make Peshawar an advanced and developed city. Presiding over a meeting in Peshawar, the chief minister said that the provincial government was committed

Bird bumps into flying plane travelling to Peshawar

PESHAWAR: A bird on Sunday bumped into a flying plane mid-flight leaving the pilot struggling to get his wits about and guide the pilot to safety. According to details, the plane was heading from Sharjah to Peshawar, the pilot succeeded

KP’s school timings changed due to heatwave

PESHAWAR: The authorities of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) have decided to change the timings of the government schools due to the latest spell of heat-wave across the province on Tuesday. According to the notification, classes will be started from 7:30 am

More 300 dengue cases filed across nation in 48 hours

ISLAMABAD: 179 cases of the dengue fever virus have been filed in Karachi and an additional 155 cases in Punjab in the past 48 and 24 hours respectively. The total number of people affected by dengue in the Karachi has

Earthquake strikes parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

PESHAWAR: An earthquake with an intensity of 5.5 on the Richter scale jolted parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) on Friday morning. According to the meteorological office (MET), the earthquake was felt in Mardan, Swabi, Bisham and Malakand Division. People came