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Senate approved Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa name of NWFP

Staff Report ISLAMABAD: Senate has passed the amendment of naming NWFP as Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa here on Thursday. Senate met in the chairmanship of Farooq H. Naik and voting on the amendment of new name of NWFP took place. 80 votes in the favour and 12 in the opposition were cast. Removal of section about election…

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April 15, 2010

 

Senate approves bill to rename NWFP

Staff Report ISLAMABAD: The Senate on Thursday approved the amended bill to rename NWFP to Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa by 80 votes. Meanwhile, the Upper House also approved to amend Article 6 of the constitution. The voting on 18th amendment has been underway in the Senate Thursday. Earlier, debate over an article about renaming of NWFP took…

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April 15, 2010

 

Abbottabad paralysed by NWFP-renaming protests

Staff Report ABBOTTABAD: Protest demonstrations are going on in Abbottabad against renaming NWFP as Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa. Section 144 has been enforced in the city and heavy contingents of the police are deployed to maintain the law and order situation. Transport remained suspended while all the trade centres as well as educational institutes stayed closed due…

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April 12, 2010

 

Protest rally against renaming NWFP

Staff Report DERA ISMAIL KHAN: Siraiki Qaumi Movement took out a rally to protest against renaming NWFP as Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa in Dera Ismail Khan, SAMAA reported Sunday. Siraikistan Qaumi Movement took out a rally from Press Club to Topanwala Bazaar in Dera Ismail Khan. Addressing the rally, the speakers said that they have no objection…

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April 11, 2010

 

Black day against renaming NWFP

Staff Report ABBOTABAD: Black day is being observed in Hazara Division against renaming NWFP as Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa. Meanwhile protest demonstrations continue for 9th day in Abbotabad. Protest demonstrations continue for 9th day in Abbotabad on renaming NWFP as Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa. On the appeal of Province Hazara Action Committee, black day is being observed across Hazara…

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April 9, 2010

 

Protest over renaming NWFP enters 8th day

Staff Report ABBOTTABAD: Protest against renaming NWFP as Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa continues in Abbotabad for 8th consecutive day Thursday. Political parties of Abbotabad, traders and government employees have been protesting against renaming NWFP as Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa. On Wednesday, angry protestors blocked the road in front of Ayub Medical Complex. The protestors also had a clash with…

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April 7, 2010

 

NWFP to mourn Monday blasts for 3 days

Staff report PESHAWAR: The provincial government in NWFP has announced to observe mourning for 3 days following blasts in Peshawar and Timar Girah Monday. Talking to media after visiting those injured in the Peshawar blasts at Lady Reading Hospital, Chief Minister NWFP Amir Hyder Hoti said that the province is in state of war. He…

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April 5, 2010

 

Renaming of NWFP celebrated

Staff Report PESHAWAR: Information Minister NWFP (Khyber-Pakhtoonkhwa) Mian Iftikhar Hussain has said that Pakhtoons have got an identity whereas Pakistan’s map has been completed by renaming the province. Renaming of the province was celebrated at Qayoom Sports Complex Peshawar that was attended by provincial minister Mian Iftikhar Hussan, Syed Aqil Shah, members of NWFP assembly…

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April 1, 2010

 

NWFP to be renamed as 'Khyber Pakhtunkhwa'

By Asad Malik ISLAMABAD: The Constitutional Reforms Committee has agreed to rename North West Frontier Province (NWFP) with ‘Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’ on Wednesday. Meanwhile, the Reforms body also discussed the issue of the Judicial Commission. Earlier, the delegation of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) met with the delegation of Awami National Party (ANP). The delegations of both…

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March 31, 2010

 

‘ANP ready to accept two new names for NWFP’

By Tariq Waheed PESHAWAR: The deadlock between Awami National Party (ANP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) seems to be resolved on the new name of NWFP as ANP has shown its willingness to accept the two new names Pukhtunkhwa Abasin and Pukhtunkhwa Khyber other than Pukhtunkhwa in place North West Frontier Province, NWFP Information Minister…

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March 29, 2010

 

NWFP Assembly session – SAMAA VIDEO

Abdul Rahman reports on the NWFP Assembly session. (March 26, 2010)

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March 26, 2010

 

NWFP name delays constitutional reforms

ISLAMABAD: The Constitutional Reforms Committee is meeting today (Friday) that will attempt to reach consensus over new name of NWFP. The ceremony to sign draft for constitutional reforms was scheduled to be held in Islamabad on Thursday. However, it was postponed due to disagreement from Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on changing name of NWFP. Furthermore,…

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March 25, 2010

 

Drumming and terrorism in NWFP – SAMAA VIDEO

Terrorism has affected music in NWFP but there are some music lovers who still strive hard to keep it alive, Bushra Butt reports. (March 26, 2010)

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March 25, 2010

 

Reforms body agreed on everything except NWFP: Kaira

Staff Report ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira said that the constitutional committee was agreed on everything except for the new name for NWFP. “We hoped that consensus will be reached between PML-N and ANP on new name for NWFP,” Kaira said, adding that the press conference of Nawaz Sharif has disappointed the nation. We…

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March 25, 2010

 

Nawaz for consensus over renaming NWFP

Staff Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif Thursday said that constitutional reforms matter has become a victim of difference of opinion, while his party has difference with the government over the method of appointment of judges. Addressing a press conference here in the federal capital, Nawaz said that PML-N wants the end…

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March 25, 2010

 

SAMAA VIDEO – NWFP or Pakhtoonkhwa?

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz opposes the changing of NWFP name as Pakhtoonkhwa, Asad Malik reports from Islamabad. (March 21, 2010)

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March 21, 2010

 

SAMAA VIDEO – NWFP Assembly Session

The members of NWFP Assembly criticised the statement of Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif on Taliban. Kashifuddin Syed reports from Peshawar. (March 16, 2010)

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March 16, 2010

 

Ban on free mobile calls, sms packages in NWFP

Staff Report PESHAWAR: NWFP Assembly passed a bill with consensus banning free calls and sms packages by cellular companies Thursday. The bill mentioned that such packages are being misused by youngsters. The assembly also imposed ban on using mobile phones while driving. SAMAA

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March 11, 2010

 

SAMAA VIDEO – First model police station in NWFP

The first model police station of NWFP constructed in Peshawar, Tariq Waheed reports. (March 03, 2010)

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March 2, 2010

 

SAMAA VIDEO – Atiq-ur Rehman's death condemned in NWFP assembly

Abdul Rehman from Peshawar reports on the condemnation of the NWFP Assembly member Atiq-ur Rehman's killing by police officer Zafar Ghani. (February 24, 2010).

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February 24, 2010

 

Brother of NWFP MPA killed in police firing

Staff Report PESHAWAR: Brother of NWFP's MPA, Atiq-ur-Rehman was killed in police firing at a check post in Hayatabad, Peshawar on Monday. According to police, the police officials at a check post in Hayatabad, Phase 3 stopped a vehicle and opened fire when the vehicle did not stop. A young man was killed on the…

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February 22, 2010

 
 
 
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