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Paindakhel mother of 6 asks PTI to let her fight for Upper Dir general seats in upcoming elections

Minerwa Tahir & Zahid Jan Hamida Shahid from Upper Dir has been countering stereotypes all her life. First, she became a fashion designer. Now, she has her eyes set on what has traditionally been the turf of PPP and Jamaat-e-Islami. Hamida, a PTI women wing leader, has submitted a request to the party to let…

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Dozens taken sick with food poisoning at Dir wedding

By Zahid Jan UPPER DIR: Scores of people, including women and children, took ill owing to suspected food poisoning at a marriage function in Upper Dir on Wednesday. Some of the people, who attended the wedding at Dherai village in Wari town of Upper Dir, consumed meals on Wednesday noon. They started vomiting and experienced…

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Two Upper Dir villages see ‘light’ for first time

Zahid Jan Three thousand people live in Pacha Kaly and Dheri villages of Upper Dir. They witnessed an electricity supply go on for the first time on their turf today. KP Local Government Minister Inayatullah Khan and MNA Sahibzada Tariqullah inaugurated two mini-hydroelectric powerhouses Wednesday. The electricity is produced from the flow of the River…

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Four soldiers including an officer martyred in Upper Dir raid

RAWALPINDI: An officer and three soldiers sacrificed their lives while foiling a devastating terrorist activity in Upper Dir on Wednesday. Major Ali Salman of an intelligence agency along with his team conducted an intelligence based operation (IBO) against a terrorist hideout in Sherotkai, Timergara areas of Upper Dir during wee hours today. After the security…

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Video: Nawaz attacks rivals with Iqbal’s verse

CHITRAL: Watch Prime Minister Sharif attack political rivals Imran Khan and Tahir-ul-Qadri with a verse from the famous poet Allama Iqbal.  During his speech, Nawaz thundered at Imran and Qadri, accusing them of making a mockery of the nation during the 2014 ‘Dharna Circus’.

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Want to tell Imran, JIT and rivals, no one will accept this accountability: Nawaz

CHITRAL: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif warned his political rivals, the Joint Investigation Team and PTI chief Imran Khan that no one would accept this type of accountability.  Addressing a public gathering after inaugurating the Lowari Tunnel, Nawaz said that the people of Chitral did not vote for PML-N during the general elections of 2013. “I want…

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Seven dead in Upper Dir passenger van blast

UPPER DIR: At least seven people were killed as a car, they were traveling in, was Monday targeted with a remote control device on mountainous Dogdara road in Sheringle tehsil of Dir Upper District. According to police, a remote controlled bomb, planted in Double Cabin exploded with big bang killing seven people. No occupant of…

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Lowari Tunnel closure creates difficulties

Snow has covered Dir and others parts of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and northern areas of the country, creating difficulties for travelers. Watch this report.

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Bilawal salutes jiyalas as PPP bags Upper Dir seat

UPPER DIR: Sahibzada Sanaullah of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) won the by-election in PK-93, Upper Dir, by beating Jamaat-e-Islami candidate Malik Azam Khan. According to unofficial results, Sanaullah bagged 20, 5830 votes to secure the victory while Malik Azam Khan got 15, 045 votes. Bilawal salutes jiyalas PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that…

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Vote count under way in Dir after daylong polling

UPPER DIR: Vote count got under way in PK-93 at Dir Upper district after daylong polling on Tuesday. The seat was vacated by Jamaat-e-Islami’s MPA Behram Khan. The polling process started at 8am and continued till 5pm without any break. There are four candidates including two independents candidates—Jamshed Khan and Shah Faisal. However, close fight…

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Upper Dir: By-election underway in PK-93

UPPER DIR: By-election is being held for KPK assembly seat, PK-93, at Dir Upper district on Tuesday. The seat was vacated by Jamaat-e-Islami’s MPA Behram Khan. The polling process started at 8am and will continue till 5pm without any break. There are four candidates including two independents candidates—Jamshed Khan and Shah Faisal. However, close fight…

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