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Construction of separate toilets for women ordered in KP

By Fatima Nazish While accepting recommendations made by the Women Commission, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has issued special directives for construction of separate toilets for female staff in all government offices of the province. Watch details in our report.

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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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ECP bans mobile phones in Senate elections

ISLAMABAD: Parliamentarians will not be allowed to being their mobile phones during the Senate elections on Saturday . ECP announced the code of conduct for Senate elections. According to ECP, the parliamentarians will not be allowed to cast their votes without the Secretariat Card. The Commission has not allowed the provincial assemblies and National Assembly…

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Loadshedding could return as losses soar to Rs 360 bn, says power minister

ISLAMABAD: Loadshedding may return to haunt consumers as losses have tripled from 2013 to reach Rs 360 billion, said Minister for Power Sardar Awais Ahmed Khan Leghari, in a statement on Thursday.  According to a press release issued by the minister, losses have decreased but a significant increase in the supply of electricity has resulted…

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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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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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COMMENT: The curious case of KP’s “misali police”

By Minerwa Tahir KARACHI: There’s a province in Pakistan whose people are one of the most resilient in the face of war damages. For decades, they have witnessed their loved ones getting killed by one side or the other. Despite serious challenges in the face of terrorism and the subsequent war on terror, the people…

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Imran commends KP police after Mashal Khan case verdict

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday commended Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police for ‘bringing a murderous mob under the ambit of the law.’ Khan’s remarks on Twitter came shortly after an anti-terrorism court in Haripur handed one person two death sentences, five persons multiple terms of life imprisonment, and 25 others four years in…

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Mashal Khan’s family demand justice ahead of verdict

MARDAN: Mashal Khan’s family anxiously await for the verdict in his lynching case as an Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Haripur is expected to announce the decision shortly.  Ahead of the verdict, a representative of SAMAA TV spoke to the elder brother of Mashal Khan who said that he was positive about the decision that was…

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KP police should prove through performance it is not under political pressure: CJP

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Main Saqib Nisar said on Tuesday that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police should prove through its performance that it was not under any political pressure. The chief justice made the aforementioned statement during proceedings of the Asma murder case. During the hearing, Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar slammed the performance of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa…

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Imran Khan criticizes Nawaz Sharif’s notion of democracy

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan once again lashed at former prime minister and current Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif in a series of statements on his Twitter account. In a series of tweets on Sunday, Khan tweeted that Sharif’s idea of democracy and a prime minister heading a government is where…

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‘Lion’ to roar in Peshawar in 2018, claims Maryam

Criticising Imran Khan and the performance of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf-led KP government at Sunday’s rally in Peshawar, Maryam Nawaz Sharif claimed that PML-N will win majority of seats from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in this year’s general election. Watch her views…

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PM to inaugurate first unit of 108MW Golen Gol power project

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi would inaugurate the first unit of Golen Gol Hydropower Project installed in District Chitral of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa today, to add 36 megawatt of electricity. The electricity to be generated from the first unit of the project is exclusively meant to cope with the needs of Chitral town and adjacent…

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When KP CM admitted Imran was not aware of ‘technical matters’

In an interview with a private news channel a couple of months ago, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak had admitted that PTI chief Imran Khan was not aware of technical matters when it came to generation of electricity in the province.  Pervaiz Khattak made the aforementioned statement during an interview with ARY News anchor…

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Breakthrough expected in Asma rape and murder case: KP DIG

PESHAWAR: Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police claimed on Thursday that a breakthrough was expected in the Asma rape and murder case. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police received the DNA test report that was sent from the Punjab Forensic Laboratory. “We will soon announce a breakthrough in the case of Asma,” he said. DIG Alam Khan…

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Bilawal slams KP govt, police for failing to apprehend Asma’s murderer

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has expressed his deep concern over the sheer negligence of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government and its police in ferreting out the real culprits in medical student Asma’s murder and other cases of heinous nature. In a statement, the PPP Chairman said that reports that ‘the killers of medical…

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Police given free hand in Asma murder case: PTI MNA Shaharyar Afridi

KOHAT: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) MNA Shaharyar Afridi said on Tuesday that the provincial police had been given a free hand to pursue and arrest the murderer of Asma.  Speaking to media personnel, Shaharyar Afridi said that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police was completely free and was not under any sort of pressure or political influence. “Please do…

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Asma murder: KP police issue red warrant for Mujahid Afridi

KOHAT: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police on Tuesday issued a red warrant for Mujahid Afridi who fled to Saudi Arabia after killing a medical college student. Asma Rani, a third-year MBBS student from Kohat, was shot to death in her hometown on Saturday. According to the deceased’s family, Mujahid Afridi, a nephew of PTI district president,…

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KP women’s body condemns brutal murder of medical student

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Commission on the Status of Women strongly condemns the brutal murder of Ms. Asma Rani, a medical student from Kohat studying in Abbotabad. She was killed by Mujahid Afridi for turning down his wedding proposal. In a press statement issued here on Tuesday, KPCSW says depriving someone of life is the…

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Medical student murder suspect fled to Saudi Arabia: police

KOHAT: A key suspect involved in the killing of a female medical student for turning down down his marriage proposal has escaped to Saudi Arabia on Umrah pilgrimage, police said on Monday. Aasma Rani, a third-year MBBS student of Abbottabad Medical College, was fatally shot in her hometown of Kohat on Saturday. The accused Mujahid…

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IGP briefed on progress in Asma case

PESHAWAR: Inspector General of Police (IGP), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Salahuddin Khan Mehsud on Friday visited Mardan where he was briefed upon progress made in Asma’s rape and murder case. The four-year-old Asma was sexually assaulted and strangled to death earlier this month. A DNA test confirmed that she was raped. A statement issued by the Central…

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