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Christian to head KP’s religious affairs ministry

A Christian woman has been appointed the interim minister for religious affairs in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa – a first in the province’s history. Earlier, two men from minority groups, Sardar Soran Singh and Bihari Lal, held the minority affairs portfolio in previous governments. Dr Sarah Safdar is the first woman from a minority group to become a…

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First woman to contest polls from Kurram Agency denies having dual nationality

  Ali Begum Khan, the first woman to contest elections from Kurram Agency’s NA-46 constituency, said she is not a dual national as she had surrendered her US passport before submitting her nomination papers. Khan’s name was on the list of 122 candidates with two nationalities that the FIA had submitted to the Election Commission…

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Unofficial moon sighting body likely to stir controversy in KP

By: Sabir Shah The meeting of provincial Ruet-e-Hilal committee will be held on Thursday in Peshawar for the sighting of Shawwal moon. There are reports that an unofficial moon sighting committee will also meet in Peshawar tomorrow. Majority of the people from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and tribal areas follow the committee’s decisions on moon sighting. Every…

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