The leader of a notorious terrorist group, the one who was believed to be behind the planning and execution of the horrific Army Public School massacre, Umar Khalid Khorasani has been killed. Umar Khalid Khorasani, the chief of an offshoot group of Pakistani Taliban called Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (JuA), was confirmed dead by a spokesperson of the terrorist outfit on Thursday. JuA spokesperson, Asad Mansoor, revealed that following a drone attack in Paktia, a province in Afghanistan, recently, Khorasani died of serious injuries from the attack. He confirmed the news of his leader’s

Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa on Friday unanimously approved a move to regularise services of 772 college teachers assistants in the province. Proposed in a private member bill, the move was approved by both the opposition and treasury benches during Friday’s provincial assembly session. Teaching assistants had been recruited by the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) government in 2014 and 2015 to address a shortage of lecturers in colleges across the province. The teaching assistants have since been demanding their regularisation. They have held sit-ins and rallies outside the K-P assembly and even in front of Imran

In the absence of any check by the government over the unbridled practices at the private educational institutions, strange things apart from the high fees and heavy fines have started happening there in the name of rules and discipline but none can hold their management accountable. Peshawar Model School, one of the biggest chains of private educational institutions in the province, has introduced unique punishments. It keeps the students out of the class for the whole day for not having the ‘school identity card.’ The students not availing the school

On Tuesday, 19th September, about 57 people involved in the Mashal Khan lynching incident were indicted by the Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Haripur. Their trial will be carried out under a tight security detail within the domain of the Haripur Jail where the arrested men were bought before the ATC. They are being held in the Haripur Central Prison. Today, another round of hearings will be conducted conducted for presentation of arguments by both the prosecution and defense. On Wednesday the late Mashal Khan’s Father, Iqbal Khan, will stand before

A few months ago, Project Peshawar made headlines for being the first international bilingual film to come out of Peshawar. The film recently premiered in the K-P capital late last month and received a lot of positive feedback. But film-maker Irshu Bangash told The Express Tribune that there have been people from the local entertainment industry who are trying to sabotage the film, claiming that it spreads a negative image of the city and “promotes western values” instead of local cultural values. Starring Afghan-Dutch actor Shoaib Lodin as the lead,

For most stray dogs, life rarely has happy endings. There is no Lady to their Tramp, and no Dear family to adopt them. Their collar-free lives are littered with instances of picking at scraps to survive, being beaten or threatened by mean passersby, and eventually ending prematurely with a poisoned meal or a bullet fired during a culling operation. Long story short, it’s not exactly how best friends would expect to be treated. Pointing to a group of strays sitting under a tree, Zeba Masood tells The Express Tribune how

The Ministry of Railways is planning to connect Peshawar with Afghanistan’s Jalalabad through rail link in order to facilitate the people of both countries, sources in the railways department said on Monday. A feasibility study titled ‘provision of rail link from Peshawar to Jalalabad through Loi Shalman Valley (145 Km)’ is under process, the said. “Pakistan Railways is making all out efforts to execute the project which is likely to be completed by December this year,” the sources claimed. It is still undecided whether the inclusion of existing track from

The history of English literature, as it is read, taught and enjoyed, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, would forever remain incomplete if it does not find adequate mention of sir Zia’s contribution to it. Syed Ziaul Qamar, who died three days ago on August 24, 2017, had this unique ability of making one instantly fall in love with English language. One wonders how many thousands of his students knew that this man dressed more often than not in western apparel and speaking English language with an enviable savoir faire came from a

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