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Two arrested for the murder of a transgender person in Peshawar

A transgender person, Nazo, was killed on Friday in Peshawar. Her body bore marks of torture and mutilation. The police have arrested two suspects in the case. This is the 62nd killing of a transgender person in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa since 2015. Pishtakhara police official Muhammad Hussian told SAMAA Digital that they were informed of the…

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Faisalabad, Quetta, Karachi, FATA, Peshawar, Sialkot, Hyderabad win in Inter Region U-19 ODI tournament

Faisalabad, Quetta, Karachi Whites, FATA, Karachi Blues, Peshawar, Sialkot and Hyderabad won their respective match in the Inter Region Under-19 One Day Tournament 2018-2019 on Sunday

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Has Pakistan found its own Gabbar Singh?

This picture of a man in Karachi bearing a stark resemblance to popular Bollywood villain, Gabbar Singh, is doing the rounds on social media. Many Twitter and Facebook users claimed that the look-alike of the iconic ‘Sholay’ film actor was recently spotted in a busy market of Karachi. The character of Gabbar Singh was immortalised…

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KP’s ‘Baywatch’ for baby swimmers  

Swimming pools are for rich folks, which is why kids from Peshawar’s slums beat the heat in the free entry canals around the city. In the rest of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, village children do the same and crash around in the rivers when the summers arrive—but because they don’t know how to swim, they die there…

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PTI’s Shah Farman loses PK-70 after vote recount

ANP candidate Khush Dil Khan won with a margin of 187 votes

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Three transgender people assaulted in Peshawar

Three members of the transgender community were assaulted on Wednesday by unidentified assailants in Peshawar. The incident took place within the jurisdiction of the Sarband police station. Talking to SAMAA Digital, a transgender rights activist Taimur Kamal said that the victims, Guria, Laiba, and Asaday, were returning home after attending a music programme at a wedding when…

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Husband kills Pashto singer in Nowshera, says the police

A Pashto stage actress and singer is believed to have been shot dead by her husband in the Nowshera Kalan locality of Nowshera district on Wednesday. The police say the man, identified as Fawad, shot his 35-year-old wife, Resham, dead over a domestic dispute. The murder of Resham was the 20th act of violence against…

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Shehbaz slams Imran for ‘destroying Peshawar’

PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif said on Saturday that he would quit politics if his arch rival Imran Khan announces that he could make Peshawar like Lahore. “The PTI has totally destroyed Peshawar,” Sharif said. “We will break all the previous records of public service if we win the next elections.” The former Punjab CM also…

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KP government’s election secret is winning Peshawar valley

If you want to know who will make the next government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa watch what happens here on July 25: Peshawar, Charsadda, Nowshera, Mardan and Swabi. These five are the swing districts—no one knows how they will vote. It is much clearer in the other parts of KP. These five big ones have all voted…

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Bilour’s widow refuses compensation, says his cause was greater than money

The widow of Haroon Bilour returned the Rs0.5 million compensation cheque issued to her by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government. She said her husband sacrificed his life for a far greater cause than money. The provincial government has issued a compensation cheque of Rs0.5 million to Bilour’s heirs. He was killed in a suicide bomb blast…

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The caretaker Punjab govt and PTI are the same: Shehbaz Sharif

There can be no doubt in people’s minds that the caretaker Punjab government and PTI are one and the same, said PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif. Speaking to the media in Peshawar on Friday, the former Punjab chief minister said there is no difference between the caretaker government and PTI, accusing the former of dancing to…

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The family that lost six members to blast targeting Haroon Bilour

Gul says that almost all men in his family were at the gathering to welcome Bilour

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The Khattak who took Attan to kathak

A decade ago if you had told Khanzada Asfandyar Khattak that he would be dancing in Peshawar every week, he would have probably laughed at you. But as terrorism has receded in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and the mood has changed, cultural capital has started to return. In the 1980s, his parents settled in Islamabad, where he…

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Medical entry tests postponed after rain lashes KP

Medical entry tests in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have been postponed due to rain and storms in the province. The tests in Peshawar, Mardan, Abbottabad and other areas in the province were postponed. Candidates arrived to give the test despite the storm but strong winds blew away the tents set up for the entry test. The province’s…

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Bilawal terms ‘press censorship’ as pre-poll rigging

“The press is facing censorship, political activists are being detained, and this is not only a violation of human rights but also pre-poll rigging,” Bilawal said.

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Bilawal brings Sindh police commandos with him to Peshawar

PPP Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari’s decision to bring his own security to Peshawar raises questions about PPP’s apparent lack of trust in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police. Bilawal, who reached Peshawar on Friday, brought with him a contingent of the Sindh police’s Special Security Unit. After Bilalwal’s arrival, the KP police deployed at Arbab House, where…

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Bilawal postpones the PPP’s Malakand rally

PPP Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has postponed his election rally in Malakand. Speaking at a press conference in Peshawar, he condoled with the families of those killed in the Mastung blast.  He said the amount of work that should have been done to counter terrorism in the country has not been done. He said the…

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The boy on the ambulance: ‘Bilour lives, Bilour still lives’

It’s 10:45pm on July 10, 2018 and the stage is set at Yakatoot Rahimabad for ANP leader Haroon Bilour to address a corner meeting. A black SUV arrives. He’s here, dressed in a light shalwar kameez and the red hat that is the party symbol. Haroon is here to campaign for his party, something they…

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Mourn with us like we mourned for Benazir: ANP chief

ANP chief Asfandyar Wali announcing three days of mourning on Wednesday for the death of 20 people, including party leader Haroon Bilour, requested all political parties to suspend their election campaigns during this period. “When Benazir Bhutto was killed, we mourned for three days with them. Now other parties should show compassion and mourn with…

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Four people test positive for dengue in Peshawar

Zar Wali, 58, was admitted to Khyber Teaching Hospital Peshawar. He tested positive, with dengue larva found in his blood

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Thousands attend Haroon Bilour’s funeral in Peshawar

The TTP claimed responsibility for the attack. The terror group termed the attack “revenge” for the previous government led by the ANP

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