PESHAWAR - The Khyber Pakh­tunkhwa Excise Intel­ligence foiled a bid of smuggling by recov­ering 10 kilogramme hashish and four pis­tols from a vehicle in Peshawar. As per the details, the raid was conducted on intelligence based information ...

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  • Completion of Peshawar BRT in final stages: Shaukat Yousafzai

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    PESHAWAR - Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Informa­tion Shaukat Yousafzai has said that Pesha­war Bus Rapid Tran­sit (BRT) is in its final stages of completion, while civil and build­ing work has been completed on Febru­ary 15 and 32 BRT stations including command and con­trol system have been handed over to Trans-Peshawar. While talking to the media at his resi­dence, ...

  • KP CM for functionalisation of tourism authority in a month’s time

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    PESHAWAR - Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mah­mood Khan has directed the functionalisation of provincial tourism au­thority within a month’s time in addition to com­pletion of all codal for­malities by the end of the ongoing month for finalisation of integrat­ed tourism plan. Moreover, hiring of tourism experts in place of consultants; establishment of ...

  • 39 uplift projects approved

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    PESHAWAR - Provincial Develop­ment Working Party (PDWP) has approved 39 projects with an estimated cost of over Rs28.108 billion (28108.866 million), pertaining to multi-sectoral development, health, education, ener­gy, urban development, roads, industries, la­bour, and social welfare sectors for the uplift of the province. A meeting of the PDWP held under the chair of Shakeel Qadir, ...

  • Effective policing in tribal districts KP govt’s top priority: Mahmood

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    PESHAWAR - Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has directed the concerned depart­ment to expedite summaries in regard to financial require­ments and recruitment of police in merged tribal districts, stat­ing that effective policing in the tribal districts is the priority of provincial government. While presiding over a meet­ing of the police department regarding the ...

  • Students take keen interest in science fair

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    SWABI - A three-day “All Pakistan Sci­ence Fair 2020” was held at Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Tech­nology here on Tuesday. The fair was organised by GIK Science Society. Students of various uni­versities and colleges/schools participated and displayed their skills and projects in it. The participant, on the occa­sion, said: “The ...

  • KP Assembly witnesses physical brawl between opp, govt MPAs

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    PESHAWAR - Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly on Tuesday witnessed physical brawl between the treasury and opposition members after the latter tried to sur­round the speaker’s dice. According to reports, the members from both sides of the aisle gathered before Speaker Mush­taq Ahmed Ghani and exchanged heated arguments. Soon it turned into a physical fight after an opposition lawmaker ...

  • RTO, police seize 0.2 million tobacco sticks

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    PESHAWAR -  A surveillance team of the regional tax office (RTO), Peshawar and police confiscated 0.2 million tobacco sticks during a joint operation at Badh­ber on Kohat Road, said a press release issued here Tuesday. These illegal ciga­rettes were being trans­ported through a vehicle without payment of tax, whose estimated value was Rs0.620 million. A spokesman of the RTO ...

  • Uproar mars KP assembly proceedings

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    PESHAWAR - The uproar mars Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly proceedings on Monday as the opposition members staged a protest in front of speaker dice over proroguing of the assembly session held on February 7, 2020. Opposition Leader Akram Khan Durrani soon after recitation from the Holy Quran took the floor and alleged that the gov­ernment did not want to run the assem­bly proceedings as the ...

  • Heirs of child abuse victim stage protest for justice

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    PESHAWAR - Relatives of child abuse victim Ma­diha Bibi staged protest demon­stration in Doaba district Hangu and demanded open execution of the accused involved in the killing of minor girl. The enraged protesters blocked Hangu Doaba Road for all kinds of traffic. The protesters were holding ban­ners and placards and demanded local police to arrest the accused person. They placed the ...

  • KP govt taking pragmatic steps to promote industrialisation: CM

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    PESHAWAR - Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan on Monday said the provincial government was taking prac­tical steps to promote indus­trialisation and attract inves­tors. Addressing the agreement signing ceremony between PEDO and PESCO for wheeling of electricity, the chief minis­ter termed the agreement a landmark achievement for the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa ...

  • Jirga resolves 20-year-old enmity

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    MOHMAND - A 20-year-old enmity be­tween the family of Haji Miskeen Khan, Wadan Khan and Sher Kha Mir­za Khan was settled by a tribal jirga at Khan­jar Kali area of tehsil Bi­azai on Monday. The jir­ga members Haji Malang, Noor Muhammad, Biazai Khan, Firdos khan, Malik Noorullah and Zahir Shah played a vital role in re­solving of the old enmity. Many precious lives were ...

  • DG NADRA summoned over sacking employees in NMDs

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    PESHAWAR - The Peshawar High Court took notice of terminat­ing the NADRA employ­ees in newly-merged dis­tricts (NMDs) of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and asked Director General of NAD­RA to appear in person to explain his position. The employees of NA­DRA had filed writ pe­tition in Peshawar High Court that they were ter­minated soon after their appointment within one month. The ...

  • PTI Lakki Marwat constitutes tehsil-level cabinets

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    PESHAWAR - Lakki Marwat Chapter of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has constituted its cabinets in three tehsils including Behtani sub-di­visions. According to notifi­cation issued from of­fice of the district secre­tary general of the party, Shafqatullah Khwaidad Khel members of Nourag Tehsil cabinet includes Arifullah as president, Israr Khan, Arif Khan and Ahmed Khan as vice ...

  • Polio drive in full swing amid tight security arrangements: DPO

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    PESHAWAR - A five-day anti-polio campaign started across Khyber Pakh­tunkhwa on Monday wherein around over six million children under five years of age would be vaccinated against the crippling disease. The authorities have constituted 28,049 teams comprising trained health workers to make the cam­paign starting from February 17 to February 21, a success story. The teams have been divided ...

  • Mainly dry weather expected in KP

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    PESHAWAR - The Regional Meteorolog­ical Centre Peshawar on Monday said main­ly dry and windy weath­er condition is expected in most parts of the re­gion, while in hilly areas the weather is expected to remain cold. During last 24 hours, weather remained dry and windy in most parts of the province.

  • Environment secy seeks tribesmen support for 10-BTAP

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    PESHAWAR - Provincial Secretary En­vironment Forests and Wildlife Department Sha­hidullah Khan has sought active support of trib­al people for achieving plantation targets set un­der 10 billion afforesta­tion project (10-BTAP) in South Waziristan trib­al district. He sought tribesmen support while addressing a grand jirga at the office of Assistant Commission­er Wana ...

  • PM’s statement about Article 6 helps unite divided Opp parties

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    ISLAMABAD - Though Prime Minister Imran Khan never hesitates passing statements against the top brass of opposition factions, yet his re­marks about Maulana Fazlur Rehman re­garding sedition charges was seemingly unexpected shock for opposition, espe­cially during the visit of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan to Pakistan. On Friday’s morning, the members of treasury and ...

  • Hindukush sports festival lures foreign tourists, adventurists of snow games

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    PESHAWAR - The Hindukush Snow Sports Festival continued to attract more lovers of ad­venture tourism and foreign tourists on the second day of the winter gala in the scenic Madaklasht valley in Chi­tral district on Sunday. A large number of adventurists, lovers of snow games and foreign tourists thronged the val­ley and participated in various snow games. The district administration ...

  • Mohmand Dam to be completed by December 2025: Wapda chief

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    PESHAWAR - Water and Power Develop­ment Authority (Wapda) Chairperson Muzammil Hus­sain has said the first unit of the Mohmand Dam will start operation by December 2025.” After the Tarbela Dam, the Mohmand Dam is expected to be the next big water pro­ject in the country and is be­ing constructed day and night, he said. The Mohmand Dam was the fifth highest concrete-face ...

  • FIA to probe Torkham border custom scandal

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    PESHAWAR - Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has decid­ed to investigate the mil­lion dollar scandal, came up with the connivance of Torkham custom station management at Pak-Af­ghan border. According to media reports an un­known FIA senior officer said, that FIA took the decision to investigating over the scandal and they are working on it and apologised to provide further ...

  • ‘No dearth of talent among GB women’

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    ASTORE - Gilgit-Baltistan Minister for Tourism Fida Khan Fida on Sunday said women of the women proved their ability in ev­ery field of life, including politics or administrative posts. He said the govern­ment had started many developmental pro­grammes for empower­ment of women of this deprived area and estab­lished training centres and women skill devel­opment ...

  • PDMA hands over 30 flood-affected schools to education department

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    PESHAWAR - Provincial Disaster Manage­ment Authority (PDMA) under Relief Rehabilitation and Set­tlement Department (PaRRSA) has reconstructed and handed over 30 flood-affected schools to Education Department KP while work on 80 other dam­aged schools was in progress across the province. PDMA has reconstructed 18 schools in Malakand Divi­sion, including six in Swat dis­trict, ...

  • KP gov, ministers express grief over demise of Naeem

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    PESHAWAR - Provincial ministers on Sunday expressed grief and sorrow over death of Naeemul Haque, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) founder leader and Special Assistant to Prime Minister. KP Minister for In­formation Shaukat Ali Yousafzai, Minister for Education Akbar Ayub Khan and Advisor to Chief Minister on Infor­mation Technology in their separate messag­es said Naeemul Haque was ...

  • PM’s assertion against JUI-F chief slammed

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    PESHAWAR - Awami National Party Central President Asfandyar Wali Khan has strongly condemned Prime Minister Imran Khan’s state­ments against Fazlur Rehman to register treason case under Arti­cle 6 of the Constitution, saying that such statement not suites with an elected prime minister of the country. In a statement issued from Ba­cha Khan Markaz here on Sun­day, he ...

  • PMA welcomes IHC verdict for declaring PMC ordinance void

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    PESHAWAR - Pakistan Medical Association Pres­ident Dr Hussain Ahmad Haroon welcomed the Islamabad High court decision for declaring Paki­stan Medical Commission (PMC) ordinance as null and void and vowed to fully support court de­cision if the government acted against the verdict. He said that from the very be­ginning, they were against the or­dinance, but the PTI government ...

  • Police capture large haul of arms, explosives in Mardan

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    MARDAN - Counter-Terrorism De­partment of Police in a raid captured large haul of explosives from a ve­hicle here on Sunday. According to police of­ficials, the law enforce­ment personnel cap­tured, 56 pistols, 60 homemade bombs, 600 meter safety fuses and 50 detonators during the raid and arrested an ac­cused.

  • Minor girl allegedly raped, murdered

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    HANGU - A nine-year old girl was allegedly raped and mur­dered in Thal area in the district of Hangu. According to details, the minor girl Madiha went missing on Satur­day afternoon. Her fam­ily and area residents started looking for her and found her body in bushes. Enraged local people and relatives of the victim blocked the main road and demand­ed justice. However, af­ter ...

  • Drive launched to check price of commodities

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    PESHAWAR - On directives of Deputy Commissioner Iftikhar Alam, Additional Deputy Commissioner Mohmand Syed Saiful Mohmand raided at District Head­quarters Hospital Ghala­nai and various local ba­zaars of the district to check the prices of dai­ly commodities here on Sunday. During the visit to the hospital, doctors were absent in the TB Con­trol centre and only class fours and ...

  • CS visits KTH, inspects ongoing projects

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    PESHAWAR                         -               Chief Secretary Dr Ka­zim Niaz visited Khy­ber Teaching Hospital and inspected the ongo­ing Rs700 million reno­vation, repair, ...