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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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July 26, 2018


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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July 25, 2018


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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July 16, 2018


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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July 14, 2018


Death toll of blast at ANP gathering reaches 22

ANP leader Haroon Bilour was also killed in the attack

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July 12, 2018


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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July 11, 2018


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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July 9, 2018


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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July 8, 2018


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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July 8, 2018


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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June 20, 2018


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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June 18, 2018


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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June 13, 2018