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12-day culture and sport festival inaugurated in Dir

Hundreds of teams from KP and Punjab participated

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August 28, 2019


Five killed in Upper Dir roadside blast

The incident causes injuries to 17 others

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August 18, 2019


Three injured as flash floods damage houses in Upper Dir

They have been shifted to a Peshawar hospital

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July 6, 2019


Man killed as electricity tower falls on him

The injured have been shifted to Dir’s District Headquarters Hospital

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May 4, 2019


Colder weather ahead: Snow blankets several regions of KP, it finally rains in Lahore

Murree, Dir and Azad Kashmir were hit by snow

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January 5, 2019


Khyber Pakhtunkhwa receives first spell of winter showers

The rains will continue till Wednesday

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October 8, 2018


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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July 30, 2018


Girl, 7, found murdered in Dir after going missing

By Zahid Jan DIR: A seven-year-old girl was found murdered near the Afghan border in Dir on Monday, police said. The girl has been missing since Sunday. Pir Shahab Ali Shah, a senior police officer, said that the girl was reported missing after vanishing from her home on Sunday at 10pm. “Her body was discovered…

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April 16, 2018


Mild earthquake jolts parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

ISLAMABAD: A mild earthquake jolted parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province early Friday. According to private news channel , tremors were felt in Peshawar, Chitral and other parts of the province. The magnitude of the quake was recorded at 4.6 on the Richter scale, according to the seismological centre. Its epicentre was located in Hindukush region…

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December 15, 2017


Army sponsors Samar Khan’s participation in Tanzania cycling event

On special instructions of Chief of Army Staff ( COAS) General Qamar Javed , Pakistan Army is financially sponsoring talented young cyclist Samar Khan from Dir, Malaknd Division, KP for her participation in mountain cycling event at Tanzania this November. She is first Pakistani female Cyclist who has cycled on glaciers in Karakoram Range and…

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October 30, 2017


Nation has to pay for rulers’ crimes: Imran Khan

DIR: Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan has said that the entire nation has to pay for the crimes committed by the rulers. Addressing a public meeting in Dir on Friday, Imran Khan said nation became indebted due to the corruption of the leaders. He added, “Every Pakistani has a debt of Rs. 1,20,000…

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October 27, 2017


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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July 20, 2017


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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May 6, 2017


Dir: At least 11 dead as bus plunges into ravine

DIR: At least 11 people were killed when a coach fell into a ravine in Dir, Samaa reported on Sunday. According to details, the speeding bus was en-route Chitral when tragedy struck. At least 10 people were killed and six persons sustained severe injuries in the road mishap. Rescue and medical teams reached the site…

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April 30, 2017


Video: Adventure-lovers enjoy Lowari snow rally

As snow covered the Chitral and Dir, the adventure seekers came out to enjoy jeep rally on dangerous tracks of the mountainous region on the Lowari Pass. It is a high mountain pass that connects Chitral with Dir in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

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January 8, 2017


Fine jewelry by Dir’s skilled sisters

Two artisan sisters of Dir displayed excellence in producing fine jewelries. Their jewelry masterpieces were put on exhibition in Peshawar. Watch Fatima Nazish’s report about the expo.

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March 18, 2016


Moderate quake hits northern areas

PESHAWAR: A moderate 5.9-magnitude earthquake shook northwestern areas of Pakistan on Sunday, with tremors felt in different cities. Officials said there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. The epicentre was in the Hindu Kush mountain range inside Afghanistan at a depth of 157 kilometres (97 miles), senior Pakistani meteorological official Mushtaq Shah told…

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February 21, 2016


Snow blankets upper region

Heavy snowfall in parts of KPK, FATA and Azad Kashmir has covered hilly areas, dropping the temperature to freezing point. Watch this report…

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February 11, 2016


Moderate quake felt in Swat, surrounding areas

ISLAMABAD: An earthquake of 4.4 magnitude was felt in Swat and surrounding areas on Thursday morning. The tremors prompted people to come out of their homes out of fear, a month after a major earthquake Pakistan and Afghanistan left hundreds dead and thousands homeless. According to the Met Office, epicenter of the earthquake was recorded…

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November 26, 2015


Quake tragedy strikes five orphan siblings

Oct 26 earthquake in northern areas of Pakistan also destroyed a home of five orphan siblings in Dir. Watch this report.

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November 3, 2015


Desperate quake victims appeal for aid

ISLAMABAD: Desperate survivors appealed for food and blankets Tuesday after a devastating earthquake killed more than 360 people in Pakistan and Afghanistan, as harsh weather, rugged terrain and pockets of militancy hampered rescue efforts. The Afghan Taliban urged relief agencies to push ahead with aid deliveries to victims of Monday’s powerful earthquake, which destroyed thousands…

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October 27, 2015