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KP’s transgender community has a new voice on YouTube

The KP Transgender Alliance announced that the community has launched a YouTube channel, Transe Life, which will telecast live interviews concerning issues of transgender people

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Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa forms committee after another woman was found dead in Chitral

Chitral has been infamous for its rising number of suicides among young people, especially women

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Tea pots and talking heads beat back terror in Peshawar’s Qissa Khwani bazaar

As anxieties of hanging out in bazaars recede, Qissa Khwani Bazaar’s kehwa khanas are enjoying a renaissance of sorts

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Young Sikhs of KP go green on Independence Day

A large number of Sikhs live in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa

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Firing at a Battagram jirga kills five people

Three other people have been injured

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KP’s ‘Baywatch’ for baby swimmers  

Swimming pools are for rich folks, which is why kids from Peshawar’s informal settlements beat the heat in the free entry canals around the city. In the rest of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, village children do the same and crash around in the rivers when the summers arrive—but because they don’t know how to swim, they die…

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PTI’s Shah Farman loses PK-70 after vote recount

ANP candidate Khush Dil Khan won with a margin of 187 votes

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Three transgender people assaulted in Peshawar

Three members of the transgender community were assaulted on Wednesday by unidentified assailants in Peshawar. The incident took place within the jurisdiction of the Sarband police station. Talking to SAMAA Digital, a transgender rights activist Taimur Kamal said that the victims, Guria, Laiba, and Asaday, were returning home after attending a music programme at a wedding when…

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Husband kills Pashto singer in Nowshera, says the police

A Pashto stage actress and singer is believed to have been shot dead by her husband in the Nowshera Kalan locality of Nowshera district on Wednesday. The police say the man, identified as Fawad, shot his 35-year-old wife, Resham, dead over a domestic dispute. The murder of Resham was the 20th act of violence against…

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Protests spread like wildfire in KP as parties refuse to accept ‘selection’ results

Four people have so far been injured in clashes between security forces and protesters

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Kalash and proud: Wazir Zada to become first Kalash member of the KP Assembly

Wazir Zada, a socio-political activist from Chitral, will soon become the first ever Kalash legislator on a reserved seat for minorities in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly. Kalash or Kalasha are the smallest ethno-religious community of Pakistan and are famous for their beliefs, culture and festivals. Wazir Zada, who has a masters in political science from…

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Unofficial results show KP doesn’t care much for any of the chiefs

The people of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa showed the door to the chiefs of six mainstream political parties. PPP Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif, MMA President Maulana Fazlur Rehman, JI Ameer Sirajul Haq, ANP chief Asfandyar Wali Khan and Qaumi Watan Party Chairperson Aftab Sherpao suffered a major setback in the northwestern province as people…

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One killed in firing in Swabi PK-47 where PTI, ANP start fighting

One person has died and three others have been injured after PTI and ANP workers opened fire in Swabi, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, on Wednesday. The injured persons, identified as Muktair, Saleem and Shahzad, all PTI workers, have been taken to a nearby hospital. The firing took place in PK-47, a constituency in Swabi district. One person is dead and…

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The Khattak who took Attan to kathak

A decade ago if you had told Khanzada Asfandyar Khattak that he would be dancing in Peshawar every week, he would have probably laughed at you. But as terrorism has receded in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and the mood has changed, cultural capital has started to return. In the 1980s, his parents settled in Islamabad, where he…

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Online businesses in KP mean women capitalize on purdah

When you are used to living behind a veil, opening a store for your business isn’t going to happen. This is why women in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have gone online. Take for example, Abida Jillani, who is a pioneer of home-based exhibitions. She runs a home-based shop called Durshal, which means “doorstep”. She started it 15…

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Death toll of blast at ANP gathering reaches 22

ANP leader Haroon Bilour was also killed in the attack

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Thousands attend Haroon Bilour’s funeral in Peshawar

The TTP claimed responsibility for the attack. The terror group termed the attack “revenge” for the previous government led by the ANP

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How the Sikhs settled in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa

The Sikh community has been living with the eight Afridi tribes in harmony and peace for centuries

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Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa caretaker CM raids Peshawar zoo

The caretaker chief minister of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Justice (retd) Dost Muhammad Khan, raided the Peshawar zoo and found that the animals are kept in an unfriendly environment. He found that a proper record of food is not being maintained and the staff was not trained, leading to a high mortality rate in the zoo. He ordered that…

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Sikh community in Peshawar calls out parties for using their photos in election campaign

In May, unidentified gunmen shot dead 52-year-old Sikh rights activist Charanjeet Singh in Peshawar

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