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Samaa team threatened for disclosing plight of KPK school

CHAMKANI: A Samaa team receives threats from a local Khan who managed the affairs of a school located in Chamkani and tried to snatch their cameras. The influential Khan threatened, “Immediately go from here along with your cameras. As regards school, the matter may be overseen by me, Chief Minister or the education minister.” The…

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KP cabinet approves Rs10, 000 stipend for each prayer leader

PESHAWAR: The provincial cabinet of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with Chief Minister Pervez Khattak in the chair Monday formally approved Rs 10,000 stipend for each qualified Prayer Leader (Pesh Imam of Jamia Mosque) costing Rs 3.25 billion to the provincial kitty per annum despite opposition by certain politico-religious entities. The statement issued here after cabinet meeting in…

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PTI to achieve 100 percent development targets in KP: Khattak

PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak has said that the PTI government has done record achievements in all spheres and was near to get 100 percent development targets in multiple departments. The achievements included construction of hundred sports grounds including an additional thirty grounds in final phase of completion. These targets were achieved within…

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Malala throws weight behind FATA’s merger with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Nobel Peace Prize laureate and education activist Malala Yousafzai on Tuesday urged the Pakistani government to expedite FATA’s merger with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.  In a video message shared from her Twitter account, the activist stated that the people of FATA had been deprived of their basic human rights. “I urge the government to take steps…

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Alif Ailaan rankings: Improvements in education limited to school infrastructure upgrades

NEWS DESK: Certain areas of Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa have shown marked improvements in terms of school infrastructure as per the fifth annual District Education Rankings launched in Islamabad on Thursday by Alif Ailaan. According to a press release, the rankings use official government data from across the country, along with data from the ASER survey,…

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Dengue outbreak causes 69 deaths in KPK: WHO

ISLAMABAD: Dengue outbreak in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has claimed 69 lives so far, according to a report by World Health Organization. Pakistan, which is endemic to dengue since 1994, has faced a number of repeated outbreaks in different provinces; however, the virus peaked during July to November this year, private news channel reported. “This year an…

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KP Assembly tables resolution against Trump’s Jerusalem decision

PESHAWAR: A resolution against US President Donald Trump’s announcement to shift his country’s embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem was tabled in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly on Friday, Samaa reported. The resolution was presented by Sher Azam of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP). It was mentioned in the resolution that the United States President has…

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KP was in terrible condition when PTI came into power: Khattak

PESHAWAR: Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Pervez Khattak said that the province was in dilapidated condition when Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) was elected into power, Samaa reported. Speaking on Thursday, Khattak said that not a single institution was working properly when they came into power in KP. CM KP went on to say that Peshawar…

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KP resolution seeks release of Pakistan prisoners from Saudi jails

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakthunkhwa Assembly Monday unanimously passed a resolution urging the federal government to approach the Saudi Government for the release of Pakistani prisoners languishing there. The resolution moved by Sahibzada Sanaullah of PPP was accorded unanimous nod when it was put up for vote in the House. The resolution stated that the government…

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Peshawar police arrest nine suspects in search operation

PESHAWAR: In a joint search operation by the police and officials of the security forces have arrested nine suspects from various localities of the provincial capital Peshawar, an official of the police station Badhber confirmed. The search and strike operation was carried out in a bid to maintain peace and all the nine suspects were…

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Security fears prompt Mashal’s sisters to stop attending school, university

MARDAN: Security fears have forced Mashal Khan’s sisters from attending their school and university, according to their father Iqbal.  “A threat to the life of my daughters exists that is why I am not sending them to their educational institutes,” he said. “I’m trying to have my daughters educated at home,” he added. Iqbal Khan…

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Security forces on alert as Daesh adopts new strategy to gain foothold

PESHAWAR: Internationally proscribed militant outfit Daesh has adopted a new strategy to gain a foothold in the city, according to security forces. Security forces are on the alert as banned militant outfit has devised a new strategy to gain influence in Pakistan’s restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in general and Peshawar in particular. According to details,…

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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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Rain likely over hilly areas in KPK, Fata, Balochistan

ISLAMABAD: Rain-thunderstorm with snowfall over the hills is expected at scattered places in North-East Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, FATA, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Sargodha divisions, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan while isolated rain-thunderstorm in D.G. Khan, Multan, Bahawalpur and Sahiwal divisions during the next twelve hours. Dense foggy/smoggy conditions are expected in plain areas of Punjab during…

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KP keeps an eye on universities as Daesh threat surfaces

Police and other law enforcement agencies have started to monitor universities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) after revelations regarding activities of terror outfit Islamic State taking place in different educational institutes of the province.

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Thick smog prevails over Punjab plains, some KPK areas

LAHORE: Thick smog continued to blanket the plain areas of Punjab and some parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Saturday morning. According to Control Room of Motorway Police, Motorway M-1 from Peshawar to Swabi, M-2 from Kot-Momin to Lahore, M-3 from Pindi Bhattian to Faisalabad and M-4 from Gojra to Faisalabad are closed for all kind…

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KP traffic police official stops army jawan, advises him to fasten seat belt

PESHAWAR: A Khyber Pakhtunkhwa traffic police official stopped a vehicle in which were Pakistan Army jawans and advised them to fasten their seat belts. After shaking the hand of the army jawan, the traffic police official told him to fasten his seatbelt for his own safety. “Sir jee, you have not fastened your seat belt,”…

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Ahsan Iqbal reiterates government will complete its term

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal said that holding of transparent and on time general elections is the top priority of the government. Talking to a private news channel, he said the parliament would complete its constitutional term second time in the country’s history and we want to strengthen democratic system in Pakistan. The Minister said…

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PTI recommends dissolution of KP Assembly

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has recommended the dissolution of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly, Samaa reported. PTI Speaker Fawad Chaudhry said that the party does not want any kind of delay in the general elections. “We don’t want any delays in the elections. It should be held ahead of time,” Chaudhry said. The party representative stated…

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Moderate earthquake jolts Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

PESHAWAR: A moderate earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter Scale jolted parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Saturday evening, leaving people terrified.  According to Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PMDA) the epicenter of the earthquake was located near Parachinar and had a depth of 35 kilometers. There is no report of any damages due to the…

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Earthquake felt in different cities of KP

ISLAMABAD: An earthquake were felt in different cities of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) on Wednesday morning, Samaa reported. According to Pakistan Meteorological Department’s Seismic Monitory and Early Tsunami Warning Centre, a 4.4 magnitude earthquake was felt in different cities of the province. The cities in which the tremors were felt included Lower Dir, Swat, Buner and…

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