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UN chief slams terrorist attack in Peshawar

ISLAMABAD: United Nations Secretary-General “strongly” condemned the terrorist attack on student hostel of Peshawar’s Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), and called for those responsible to be brought to justice. “The Secretary-General extends his condolences to the families of the victims and wishes full recovery to those injured,” his spokesman Stephane Dujarric said in response to a…

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Death toll rises to 12 in Peshawar agriculture institute attack

PESHAWAR: Inspector General of Police (IGP) KP Salahuddin Mehsud Friday said that 12 killed including six students, a security guard and five civilians and 32 injured as terrorists attacked the Agriculture Training Institute on University Peshawar Friday morning. Three terrorists have been killed while the identity of fourth was being confirmed, said the IGP while…

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Imran Khan files petition in SC seeking merger of FATA with KPK

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday filed a petition in the Supreme Court (SC) for the merger of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK). President Mamnoon Hussain, Ministry of Law, Ministry of States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) and FATA Secretariat have been made the respondents of the petition….

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Thick smog prevails over Punjab plains, KPK

ISLAMABAD: Thick smog continued to blanket plain areas of Punjab and some parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Tuesday morning. According to Control Room of Motorway Police, Motorway M-2 from Balkasar to Lahore, M-3 from Pindi Bhattian to Faisalabad and M-4 from Faisalabad to Gojra are closed for all kind of traffic due to dense smog…

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Draft of bill for delimitation of constituencies finalized: Speaker NA

ISLAMABAD: Parliamentary leaders in the National Assembly have finalized draft of Constitutional Amendment Bill for new delimitation of constituencies. They agreed on the draft during a meeting held in Islamabad today [Wednesday] with Speaker National Assembly Ayaz Sadiq in the chair. Later, briefing newsmen, the Speaker said as decided yesterday by parliamentary leaders, there will…

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Shocking: Teenage girl forced to walk naked in DI Khan

DERA ISMAIL KHAN: Inspector General of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police Salahuddin took notice of a shocking incident that took place in Dera Ismail Khan where a teenage girl was forced to walk naked through the village streets. An FIR has been lodged in Chaudhwan police station against the influential people of the village involved in the…

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NA-4 win shows people’s confidence in KPK govt: Imran

ISLAMABAD: PTI Chairman Imran Khan on Thursday felicitated party‚Äôs candidate Arbab Amir Ayub for pulling off a victory in the by-election of NA-4, Peshawar. Khan‚Äôs congratulatory message came after PTI candidate got a decisive lead of more than 40, 000 votes. The PML-N stood second while ANP bagged the third spot. ‚ÄúCongratulations to PTI’s victorious…

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Bilawal hails reopening of Women Crisis Centers in KPK by apex court

KARACHI, August 29: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has hailed the Supreme Court of Pakistan verdict directing Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government to reopen the four Women Crisis Centers shut down by the provincial government previously. In a statement, the PPP Chairman said depriving the women of their rights and deserved facilities was the sign best…

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Four children die as heavy rains wreak havoc in KP

Four children drowned in Charsadda after heavy rain lashed the KP area for two days in the current spell of monsoon showers. Watch this report…

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Never met Ayesha Gulalai, says Amir Muqam

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Amir Muqam has rejected Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf‚Äôs claim that he met Ayesha Gulalai to convince her for leaving the party. ‚ÄúI never met Gulalai, it‚Äôs untrue that I met her and convinced her. I just spoke to her on telephone after her press conference, thinking that she is daughter of…

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Ameer Muqam ridicules Imran Khan

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Ameer Muqam subjected Imran Khan to criticism calling into question the performance of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Watch this clip to know as to what he said.

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Video: Lovely showers in Lahore

Intermittent showers turned the weather pleasant in Lahore where the relieved citizens enjoyed the lovely weather conditions with delicious food. Watch pleasant showers in Lahore.

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Pre-monsoon showers wash Punjab, KPK cities

LAHORE/PESHAWAR: The pleasant spell of pre-monsoon showers continues in cities of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on the third day on Wednesday seeing off the dry weather conditions. Different Punjab cities including Mandi Bahauddin, Sahiwal, Jhang, Jhelum and Bahawalpur received the showers which brought to close intense hot spell. Meantime, the lashing downpours gave added charm…

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Five die in Mardan road accident

MARDAN: At least five people were killed and 11 others wounded in a road accident when a passenger van careened off into a truck parked by roadside in Mardan on Wednesday. According to Samaa, the ill-fated passenger van was on way from Rawalpindi to Bajaur when it went out of control owing to fast speed…

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Nawaz Sharif, Imran Khan are two sides of same coin: Bilawal

PESHAWAR: Pakistan People‚Äôs Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said the federal and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa governments fear taking action against terrorists and extremists as they are cowardly. Addressing the party workers in Peshawar, he dubbed Nawaz Sharif and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan are two sides of the same coins. He said this is…

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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Budget 2017-18 at a glance

PESHAWAR: Following is the KP budget at a glance 2017-18 presented in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly by the Finance Minister Muzaffar Said Advocater. BUDGET AT A GLANCE Description Budget Estimates¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 2016-17 Revised Estimates¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 2016-17 Budget Estimates¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 2017-18 A-General Revenue Budget General Revenue Receipts 429,694.779 409,769.227 470,854.474 Revenue Expenditure 333,000.000 338,601.000 388,000.000 Net Revenue Account (Deficit/Surplus) 96,694.779…

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KPK govt to present budget with outlay of over Rs.600b today

PESHAWAR: The proposals for the new budget for the fiscal year 2017-18 have been readied for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The budget with an outlay worth of over Rs.600 billion will be presented today in the assembly. Provincial Minister for Finance, Muzzafar Said Advocate will present the second budget as earlier three were presented by Jamaat-e-Islami (JI)…

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New wet spell begins; widespread showers continue

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has forecast that a weather system is expected to enter in Pakistan today (Wednesday) evening/night, causing rain-dust-thunderstorm with gusty winds country‚Äôs upper and central parts. Weather forecast during current week: Rain/dust-thunderstorm associated with gusty winds is expected at scattered places of KP (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), FATA, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir from…

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Shahid Afridi helps out 600 needy families from KP

  PESHAWAR: Former Pakistan cricket captain and swashbuckling all-rounder Shahid Afridi’s ¬†non-profit organization provided food boxes and water to more than 600 needy families throughout Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, on Monday. According to a tweet by Shahid Khan Afridi, his foundation the Shahid Afridi Foundation (SAF) distributed food boxes and water coolers among 600 needy families throughout…

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Seven KPK districts to be declared sensitive for chikungunya disease

ISLAMABAD: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Department has decided to declare seven districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa sensitive for chikungunya disease. Health Department said two teams have been sent to hospitals in Swabi’s Chota Lahor and informed the health officials about the threat of the disease outspread,reported private news channel(Dunya News). Chikungunya disease is caused by the bite…

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Saad terms Sheikh Rasheed a bad omen for Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique Friday termed Sheikh Rasheed as a bad omen for Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan.

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