Muhammad Irfan

In KP’s kindergarten madrassa, a mosque makes space for the next generation

Religion and western education go hand in hand in Shangla

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Who puts bombs in toys, ask parents in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa?

Children in KP maimed and killed by explosives hidden in everyday objects

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Why KP’s Shangla invented a new way to bury the dead

There is one place in Pakistan where people hire men to do blasts—but not for terrorism

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A Swat school where war orphans unlearn hatred

Orphans of militants study alongside the children of martyrs

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Video: Severe hailstorm lashes Karak

KP receives first spell of winter rain

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Exclusive: How Shangla discovered its magic mushrooms

Shangla’s IDPs learnt their value when they fled during the fighting

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Two people injured after fire erupts at an oil depot in Nowshera

Two people were injured while trying to extinguish a fire that erupted in an oil tanker at an oil depot in the Taru Jabba area of Nowshera district. Rescue 1122 spokesperson Bilal Faizi said that the injured people, the driver and conductor of the tanker, were shifted to Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar. He said…

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Two arrested for the murder of a transgender person in Peshawar

A transgender person, Nazo, was killed on Friday in Peshawar. Her body bore marks of torture and mutilation. The police have arrested two suspects in the case. This is the 62nd killing of a transgender person in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa since 2015. Pishtakhara police official Muhammad Hussian told SAMAA Digital that they were informed of the…

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Manzoor Pashteen stopped from offering Fateha at Captain Karnal Sher Khan’s shrine

The brother of a decorated Pakistan Army martyr, Captain Karnal Sher Khan, has barred Manzoor Pashteen and other Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement members from entering his brother’s shrine in Swabi. The exchange was captured on video on Saturday. Anwar Sher Khan told SAMAA Digital that he did not permit it because he felt that on one…

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Five soldiers martyred in Battagram

Police say the soldiers were travelling after performing election duty on Wednesday

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In Swabi, a tough fight between PTI, PML-N, ANP

Three parties, PTI, PML-N and the ANP, have the strongest candidates in Swabi. The seats are: NA-18 NA-19 PK-43 PK-44 PK-45 PK-46 PK-47. From NA-18, three candidates are supposed to be the strongest. PTI’s Asad Qaiser will face a tough time from PML-N’s Sajjad Ahmad and MMA’s Fazal Ali. In NA-19, Usman Khan will be…

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Akram Khan Durrani and Imran Khan go up in Bannu

In Bannu voters will have to choose between Akram Khan Durrani (MMA) and Imran Khan (PTI). One talks about the development works he has done and the other talks about just being a who he is. Seats: NA-35 PK-87 PK-88 PK-89 PK-90 From NA-35, Akram Khan Durrani (MMA) is up against PTI chairman Imran Khan…

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Shangla police bust PML-N leader with bag full of marked ballot papers

Police in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Shangla district found a bag full of ballot papers in the car of a local PML-N leader and arrested three people, including a Pakistan Post Office worker. According to Alpuri police officer Sadiq Khan, they stopped local PML-N leader Afzal’s car and found marked ballot papers in a bag. The authorities…

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PTI to face a tough time in KP’s Karak

In Karak, it will be a tough fight with the PTI and other contenders. Seats: NA-34 PK-85 PK-86 Shahid Ahmad is been given a PTI ticket while the charismatic Mohsin Ali Khan is contesting as a PPP candidate. Rehmat Salam is the PML-N man. From PK-85, independent Javaid Iqbal is supposedly a strong candidate in…

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Kohat voters like choosing candidates who perform

District of Kohat is famous for electing candidates who perform in their tenure but just like with election 2013, this time too, the PTI has given tickets to the strongest families in Kohat. In Kohat campaigns have been different from those in the rest of KP, as the MMA has selected another candidate and not…

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Sherpao’s QWP up against Asfandyar’s ANP in Charsadda

In KP, Charsadda is a hot political potato as nearly all parties pour their money into winning here and in Swabi after Peshawar. Overall, the PTI has been trying to take on the ANP and QWP here. The QWP feels very secure here but it should watch out for the PTI that will take advantage…

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Big election stakes for Pervez Khattak in KP’s Nowshera July 25

Nowshera voters tend to vote for a personality rather than for a party, which is why the big names count. Some people say, however, that the PTI is generally considered ahead in popularity compared to the ANP and PPP. As Nowshera is considered a stronghold of the PTI which is why the ANP’s strategy is…

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Fazlur Rahman’s son standing from KP’s Tank

In district Tank there is only one National Assembly seat, NA-37, and one provincial assembly seat, PK-94, but a total of 23 candidates are vying for them. From NA-37, we have PTI’s Habibullah Khan. The MMA has awarded the ticket to Asad Mehmood, the son of Maulana Fazlur Rahman. The strongest candidate is expected to…

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Watch out for PTI this time in ‘Mini Larkana’ Malakand

They call Malakand Mini Larkana which is why it is no surprise that Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is standing from here—but in the past elections the PTI has taken its constituencies. The PTI’s strength has been getting people together and holding corner meetings regularly. Otherwise, the JI is considered a main stakeholder with influence extending across…

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Up against the MMA heavyweights in Upper Dir this election

As with Lower Dir, Upper Dir is also considered a Jamaat-e-Islami stronghold and it has given tickets to influential people for the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal platform. Upper Dir has: NA-5 PK-10 PK-11 PK-12 From NA-5, expect a neck-in-neck competition between the PTI’s Sahibzada Sibghatullah and JI/MMA’s Sahibzada Tariqullah. But if the vote shifts, it could benefit…

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