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Flour, sugar cheaper as Mohmand Agency does away with taxes

KARACHI: Diesel, vegetables, clothes and soap are on a list of 38 items that have become cheaper for people living in Mohmand Agency as the political agent has done away with the taxes. Traders had to pay the tax when they entered and exited the agency. This made basic necessities such as fodder, washing powder,…

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Anti-polio drive begins in KP, Fata, Gilgit-Baltistan, Kashmir

A five-day anti-polio campaign in Punjab and three-day anti-polio drive in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, FATA, Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Kashmir begins Monday. In Punjab, nearly forty four thousand teams have been constituted to administer anti-polio vaccine to about 18.5 million children below the age of five all over the province. In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, more than six point…

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PTM rally calls for security checkpoints to be handled by local police

Reported by: Fawad Ali Thousands took part in a Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) rally held in the city to demand an end to extrajudicial killings and militancy. Protesters also demanded that local police should be deployed at security checkposts.  “We will not back down from our demands until each and every one of them is…

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World Health Day: KP hospitals struggle with patient flows

Hospitals in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa struggle with a high flow of patients. Are people satisfied with the system in a province that sees itself as a flag-bearer of ‘change’?

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KP govt starts tele-education program for special children in Mardan

MARDAN: Special children can now have access to primary education through online classes, SAMAA TV reported on Thursday. According to an initiative launched by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government, teleducation will be available for special children in Mardan. This means that children with disabilities will now have access to primary education through online classes. This system…

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55th transgender murdered in Peshawar

Report by: Sajjad Haider PESHAWAR: A transgender and a man were shot dead in Peshawar’s Ring Road area, Samaa reported Tuesday. This is 55th murder of a transgender in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa since January 2015, according to Trans Action Pakistan. Police said the victim, identified as Daniyal, was going somewhere in a rickshaw along with a…

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CJP takes back suo motu notice in Asma Rani case

Mujahid Afridi, the main accused, has been arrested. PHOTO: FILE Reporting by Fayyaz Mehmood The Supreme Court withdrew the suo motu notice it took in the Asma Rani murder case Monday During the hearing, CJP Mian Saqib Nisar asked if the suspect had been caught. Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa advocate-general said the accused, Mujahid Afridi, has been arrested…

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Bilawal can go to Bannu but will Bannu come to Bilawal?​

BANNU: PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari may have attempted to galvanize support for his party in Bannu with a rally Saturday, but will the people respond to his call? According to SAMAA TV’s correspondent Khan Zamir, the Bhutto scion received a warm welcome but a large chunk of people left in the middle of his…

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Thousands of illegal rickshaws running in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: Thousands of illegal rickshaws are running on the streets of Peshawar. Only 20,000 out of 70,000 rickshaws are registered in the transport department. Several rickshaws have been registered on the same registration number. The illegal public transport mean is also a big security risk in the city. Traffic police is blaming Excise and Transport…

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Army Chief inspects Pak-Afghan border fencing in Khyber Agency

WASHINGTON: Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Corps Headquarters Peshawar and Khyber Agency on Saturday. According to ISPR, at the corps headquarters Peshawar, the Army Chief was given detailed briefing on security situation in FATA and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, progress on Operation Raddul Fasaad, return of Temporarily Displaced Persons and development works. In the Khyber…

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Flood-like situation in KP, FATA, Kashmir

PESHAWAR: Rain in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, FATA, Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Kashmir caused flood like situation in the mountainous regions on Tuesday and Wednesday, as the Met Office predicts more downpour. Westerly wave is affecting upper parts of the country and likely to persist till Thursday, according to Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD). Weather Forecast for night: Rain-thundershower…

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MPAs involved in horse-trading to face legal action: Fawad

ISLAMABAD: PTI’s Fawad Chaudhry said on Tuesday that legal action would be taken against MPAs of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa who will be found guilty of horse-trading in the senate elections.  Fawad Chaudhry said during a press conference that initial inquiry into horse-trading allegations pertaining to the senate elections had revealed that 16 MPAs of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa…

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Karachi mayor wants KP-like local system: Imran

KARACHI: PTI Chairman Imran Khan claimed that mayor of Karachi wants a local bodies system similar to that of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Imran Khan said that Karachi mayor should be elected directly. He said that educated people did not enter politics out of fear. “The educated class in Karachi was afraid of terrorists,” he said. “Those…

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ECP officials, parliamentarians discuss code of conduct ahead of Senate polls

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Election Commissioner Pir Maqbool Ahmad held a meeting with parliamentary leaders of political parties in the provincial assembly on Thursday to discuss a code of conduct for the upcoming Senate’s elections scheduled for Saturday. The meeting was attended by Imtiaz Shahid (PTI), Aurangzeb Nalota (PML-N), Mehmood Ahmad Bittani (JUI-F), Provincial Minister for…

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CJP takes suo moto notice over provincial govt’s advertisements

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar Wednesday took a suo moto notice of media advertisements by the government of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh. He directed information secretaries of the three provincial governments to submit the record of awarding advertisements to print and electronic media within a week and also asked the…

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PA asks ECP not to reduce seats from Chitral, Charsadda, other districts

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Monday unanimously asked the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for not cutting provincial assembly seats from Chitral, Charsadda, Swabi, Abbottabad and Haripur districts. The resolution moved by the PPP legislator from Chitral, Saleem Khan was actually about not decreasing of a provincial assembly seat from his own district. The resolution was…

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Three injured as blast rocks Peshawar

PESHAWAR: Three persons were injured due to a bomb blast that took place in the city on Friday. As per details, the injured persons were shifted to a nearby hospital for medical treatment. Police and rescue teams arrived at the site and cordoned off the area. Deputy Director PDMA’s vehicle was made the target of…

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Policeman arrested over allegedly raping woman in KP

HARIPUR: A police inspector was arrested over allegedly raping a woman for two hours inside a vehicle in Haripur city of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Samaa reported on Sunday. According to details, the affected woman claimed that said that the cop named Aqeeb Shah stopped her car as she was returning home after meeting a relative…

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PCB recruitment criteria questionable : official

ISLAMABAD: Employment criterion of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has raised grave concern for citizens as it was giving undue favour to a specific region, an official said on Tuesday. An official on request of anonymity disclosed that the board’s anomaly has been discussed and question was raised among members for giving extra favour to Punjab…

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Politics of corruption will end, vows PM Abbasi

MIANWALI: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi vowed that the politics of corruption will have to be put to and end in the country. PM Abbasi made the remark while addressing a public meeting after inaugurating a gas supplying project in Mianwali. The Prime Minister stated that those who are buying votes cannot represent the masses….

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Imran says Mashal did not commit blasphemy, praises KP police

LAHORE: PTI chief Imran Khan on Thursday heaped praise on Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police for arresting the suspects who killed Mashal Khan and said that he had not committed blasphemy.  Speaking to media personnel, Imran Khan once again turned his guns on the founder of Geo TV Mir Shakeel-ur-Rehman and alleged that the media mogul was…

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