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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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PTI wins NA-4 by-election

PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has won the by-election of NA-4, Peshawar, by a big margin of over 22, 000 votes, SAMAA reported. According to final results obtained from the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), PTI candidate Arbab Amir Ayub got 47, 586 votes followed by PML-N’s Nasir Khan Musazai who bagged 25, 267 votes. Khushdil Khan of…

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ECP reinstates two MNAs, three MPAs of KPK

ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan has restored membership of five legislators of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, including two MNAs and three MPAs, after submitting their assets details. They include Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Sardar Muhammad Yousuf, MNA Maulana Gohar Shah and MPAs Abdul Karim, Muhammad Sheraz and Aizaz-ul-Mulk Afkari. Membership of these legislators was suspended after…

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Two more die of dengue, death toll rises to 52 in KP

PESHAWAR: Two more persons died here on Tuesday of dengue epidemic, raising the total death toll due to mosquito borne disease to 52 in Khyber Pakthunkhwa. According to Dengue Response Unit of Health Department, the deceased were identified as Mehar Taj, wife of Jumma Khan (65 years) resident of Sufaid Dehri Benazir Abad area and…

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Teachers protest outside Imran’s Bani Gala residence

ISLAMABAD: Teachers protested outside the residence of PTI Chairman Imran Khan on Monday to put forward their demands to be granted permanent status by the government. According to details, the routes leading to Imran Khan’s residence was closed by protesters who showed up in huge numbers, carrying placards and chanting slogans. Protesters stopped senior PTI…

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Nawaz wants imposition of martial law: Imran Khan

PESHAWAR: PTI chief Imran Khan alleged on Thursday that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif wanted the imposition of martial law in the country. Speaking to media personnel at Chief Minister House in Peshawar, PTI chief Imran Khan said he could not fathom the imposition of martial law in the country. “I don’t hear any voices…

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KP assembly speaker gets upset with media over using helicopter

PESHAWAR: Asad Qaiser, Speaker of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provincial assembly, on Monday got upset with media officials for asking him questions pertaining to his usage of helicopter for attending functions.  Speaking to media personnel, PTI’s Asad Qaiser, who is also Speaker of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assembly, stated that using a helicopter to attend multiple functions…

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 Video: Punjab to export donkeys to China

A Chinese company has decided will import donkey from Punjab instead of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).

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Zardari taunts Imran, claims PTI chief is a ‘one-line cricketer’

NOWSHERA: Former president Asif Ali Zardari on Monday taunted PTI chief Imran Khan, stating that he was a ‘one-line’ cricketer who only knew how to play one ball.  Addressing party supporters and workers, Zardari said that PPP was being weakened since the time of military dictator Gen. Zia-ul-Haq. “However, these tactics do not scare us,”…

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Four-and-a-half years on, KP awaits PTI’s promised change

PESHAWAR: Four-and-a-half years since it formed its own government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, PTI has failed to fulfill its promises of change and prosperity. PTI rose to prominence in the 2013 general elections as it formed its own government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Though PTI chief Imran Khan failed in his object to prevent Nawaz Sharif…

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PPP to form govt in KP following 2018 elections, says Zardari

NOWSHEHRA: President of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Asif Ali Zardari has claimed that his party will form its government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Samaa reported. Addressing workers in Nowshehra on Monday, the former president said that his party will bring a chief minister of the province this time around. He added that PPP will sit…

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Pakistan’s fatal attraction to celebratory gunfire

Nowshera: As Pakistan erupted in ecstasy over a breathtaking cricket win against India this summer, five-year-old Noeen lay dying in the country’s northwest, the tiny victim of an often deadly tradition: celebratory gunfire. Unloading a few rounds into the air is a well-established custom to celebrate weddings, religious ceremonies and sporting victories in turbulent Pakistan,…

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‘Blue Whale’ challenge hits teenagers in Pakistan

PESHAWAR: ‘Blue Whale,’ the game of horrible suicide challenge, which has reportedly left several teenagers dead in Europe, seems to be hunting down Pakistani youngsters. The Blue Whale Game, also known as “Blue Whale Challenge”, is an Internet “game” that is claimed to exist in several countries, including India. In the game, a series of…

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