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Chitral: 70 shops, 3 houses gutted in Drosh

CHITRAL: A fire erupted in Drosh bazaar of Chitral district here Friday that engulfed a big portion of the marketplace in no time and destroyed several shops. Rescue sources informed that a fire erupted in Drosh bazaar on Friday morning which was quickly spread in the area and destroyed at least 70 shops of the…

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This video of chopped trees challenges PTI’s ‘Billion Tree Tsunami’ claims

CHITRAL: A recent video showing scores of chopped trees at a forest in Chitral challenges PTI’s ‘Billion Tree Tsunami’ claims.  Stumps and chopped trees can be seen in the large forest area in Chitral, exposing the claims of the provincial government of successfully carrying on the Billion Tree Tsunami project. The video is evident how…

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Imran Khan outlines priorities in Chitral address

CHITRAL: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan Wednesday asserted that if his party was voted to power in the next general election, he would give top priority to education, health, environment and indigenous resources. Addressing a public gathering here, he said the party would bring reforms in administrative sector besides taking pragmatic anti-corruption measures, adding…

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Aisha Gulalai matter should be resolved according to law: Bilawal

CHITRAL: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that Aisha Gulalai matter should be resolved according to the law, Samaa reported. Speaking to media, the PPP chairman stated that there is a law against female harassment. He added that PPP never played politics of allegation and has fought for women rights. The People’s…

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PPP’s Chitral power show today

CHITRAL: The Pakistan People’s Party is holding a large public meeting in Chitral today (Saturday). According to our correspondent, the party’s power show will be held at Polo Ground where a large stage has been set up with massive placing of chairs. PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto will address the event that is likely to be…

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Alert issued for glacial lake outburst flood in Gilgit, Chitral

ISLAMABAD: The Met Office has issued an alert for Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral regions, forecasting a glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF). “Due to persistent heat wave conditions in Gilgit Baltistan and Chitral, the temperatures are likely to increase by more than 5C from normal, which may continue for next three to four days,” the Pakistan Meteorological…

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Three-day Shandur festival to begin from July 29

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak would inaugurate three-day Shandur polo festival on July 29 at the highest polo ground of Shandur. Tourism Corporation Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (TCKP) has finalized all the arrangements for the festival to facilitate the teams and guests, said TCKP spokesperson, adding that musical culture night and traditional and local skill…

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Video: Nawaz attacks rivals with Iqbal’s verse

CHITRAL: Watch Prime Minister Sharif attack political rivals Imran Khan and Tahir-ul-Qadri with a verse from the famous poet Allama Iqbal.  During his speech, Nawaz thundered at Imran and Qadri, accusing them of making a mockery of the nation during the 2014 ‘Dharna Circus’.

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Want to tell Imran, JIT and rivals, no one will accept this accountability: Nawaz

CHITRAL: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif warned his political rivals, the Joint Investigation Team and PTI chief Imran Khan that no one would accept this type of accountability.  Addressing a public gathering after inaugurating the Lowari Tunnel, Nawaz said that the people of Chitral did not vote for PML-N during the general elections of 2013. “I want…

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Nawaz Sharif arrives in Chitral for Lowari Tunnel inaugural

UPPER DIR: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif arrived here Thursday to inaugurate the 8.5-kilometre-long Lowari Tunnel project which will provide Chitral an all-weather connectivity with rest of the country. Governor Khyber Pukhtunkhwa Iqbal Zafar Jhagra and Adviser to Prime Minister Sardar Mehtab Abbasi were present. The tunnel is located on Nowshera-Mardan-Malakand-Chakdara-Chitral National Highway (N-45). The…

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Nawaz Sharif to inaugurate Lowari Tunnel today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will inaugurate Lowari Tunnel project today (Thursday). The 8.5 km long tunnel will provide all weather connecting to Chitral with rest of the country. Construction of Lowari Tunnel has been a long standing demand of the people of the area which was neglected in the past. The tunnel has…

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PM to inaugurate Lowari Tunnel project on Thursday

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Thursday will inaugurate Lowari Tunnel project to provide all weather connectivity to Chitral with rest of the country. The tunnel is located on Nowshera-Mardan-Malakand-Chakdara-Chitral National Highway (N-45). Inauguration of the 8.5km long tunnel will provide all weather connecting to Chitral with rest of the country. The PC-I cost…

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Imran Khan reacts to Ishaq Dar diatribe

Censuring Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar over his severe remarks yesterday, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said it is shameful to subject hospitals to criticism. Talking exclusively to Samaa in Chitral, Imran Khan said, “Dar fumed at me as if I asked him the questions during his appearance before the Joint Investigation Team (JIT).”…

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Imran takes Dar to task over jibe at Shaukat Khanum hospital

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Monday criticized Finance Minister Ishaq Dar over the minister’s jibe towards Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust Cancer Hospital (SKMTCH), Samaa reported. Imran Khan tweeted that Ishaq Dar stooped to new lows today when he attacked Shaukat Khanum hospital which provides free cancer treatment to 75% of its patients costing Rs 5…

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Magnitude 5.5 earthquake hits northern Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: A 5.5 magnitude earthquake hit the upper parts of Pakistan on Saturday afternoon, Samaa reported. According to details,the epicentre of the quake was Afghan – Tajik border. The depth of the earthquake was 388 kilometres in radius. The tremors were felt in Islamabad, Malakand, Dir, Chitral, Rawalpindi and Peshawar. No casualties and damage has…

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Top Twitter trends of the week

1.#PanamaCase Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday announced the verdict of the high profile Panama Case against Sharif. Here are some salient features of the judgment. Supreme Court of Pakistan has ordered Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to appear before a joint investigation team which will be formed to probe the Panama Papers scandal. The bench…

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Chitral: Imam saves man accused of blasphemy from enraged mob

CHITRAL: A man accused of blasphemy was beaten up inside a mosque by a charged-up mob after Friday prayers before the imam saved his life and handed him over to the police.  According to reports, a man allegedly made ‘blasphemous remarks’ inside a mosque after Friday prayers. This enraged the people gathered for prayer who started beating him…

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Six die in landsliding near Lowari Tunnel

DIR: At least six people were killed after being buried under snow and rubble near Lowari tunnel in Dir. Rescue authorities said the incident occurred after landsliding hit Lowari Tunnel workshop following heavy snowfall in the area. The landsliding in the remote area buried at least 16 people. Of them seven were pulled alive and…

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NDMA provides copter for snow-covered Chitral

ISLAMABAD: National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on the request of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has provided a helicopter for rescue and relief activities in District Chitral. The helicopter will be used for provision of tents, blankets, medicines, food and evacuation of patients from Golian, Astore Gorian and Yarkhunlast valleys of Chitral. These valleys were cut off…

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NDMA continues relief operation for Chitral avalanche victims

ISLAMABAD: The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Sunday continued rescue and relief operation for the victims of an avalanche which hit Shershal village in Karimabad valley of Chitral district. A rescue team comprising police and scouts was sent by the Provincial Disaster Management Authority Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (PDMAKP)to Shershal near Garam Chashma which was hit…

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Dozens killed as heavy snow blankets parts of Afghanistan, Pakistan

KABUL/PESHAWAR: Parts of Afghanistan and Pakistan struggled to dig out from heavy snow on Sunday, with dozens of people reported killed and some major highways closed. Heavy snow also blanketed the Afghan capital of Kabul, where the government closed its offices. In northern Afghanistan’s Badakhshan province, over the past two days as many as 19…

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