The 31st constitutional amendment is not only aimed at merging the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) with Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) but also at merging the Provincial Administered Tribal Areas (Pata) with their respective provinces of K-P and Balochistan. A copy of the draft amendment available with The Express Tribune shows that parts of Pata in Malakand Division will be merged into K-P while parts of Pata in Balochistan will be merged into Balochistan. Fata will be merged into K-P by amending Article 246 of the Constitution. As per Article 247, president

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Food Safety and Halal Food Authority has sealed 8 units in the province for providing substandard products. The sealed factories include some big names that were found violating the food safety laws. The authority’s spokesperson Attaullah Khan told the media that renowned beverage brand Rooh Afza’s Hayatabad unit was closed as well. The factory was found violating the provincial health and safety standards. Three spice factories were also banned in an operation in Bacha Khan Chowk area. These factories were said to be using flour, crushed wooden

Work on the Cultural Heritage Trail project, the first of its kind in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province, is in its final stages and authorities say it would increase the value of property and businesses manifold in the area. The Heritage Trail, which starts from Ghanta Ghar, crosses the Bazaar-e-Kalan and finishes at Gor Gatri archaeological complex – presenting a beautiful trail of preserved cultural heritage along a 450-meter stretch. Ghanta Ghar, originally known as the Cunningham Clock Tower, was named after British governor Sir George Cunningham, and was constructed in

A hat made in Afghanistan has become popular not only in the country but also across parts of Pakistan after it was worn at public rallies and protests by the leader of the Pashtun movement Manzoor Pashteen. Pashteen, the 26-year-old graduate who is leading protests calling for the rights of Pashtuns to be respected, has unintentionally sparked a new movement, this time with his attire. He is usually seen at public demonstrations wearing a red and black patterned ‘Mazari hat’, which has become a symbol of peaceful protests and has also earned

According to new rules and amendment in National Assembly constituencies, KP has been modified as per the following table. NA1:Chitral Provincial constituencies NA2:Swat1 PK1:Chitral PK39:Abbotabad PK77:Pwr NA3:Swat2 PK2:Swat1 PK40:Haripur PK78:Pwr NA4:Swat3 PK3:Swat2 PK41:Haripur Pk79:Pwr NA5:Upper Dir PK4:Swat3 PK42:Haripur PK80:Kohat NA6:Lower Dir1 PK5:Swat PK43:Swabi PK81:Kohat NA7:Lower Dir2 PK6:Swat PK44:Swabi PK82:Kohat NA8:Malakand protected areas PK7:Swat PK45:Swabi PK83:Hangu NA9:Buner PK8:Swat PK46:Swabi PK84:Hangu NA10:Shangla PK9:Swat PK47:Swabi PK85:Karak NA11:Kohistan PK10:Upper Dir PK48:Mardan PK86:Karak NA12:Batagram PK11:Upper Dir PK49:Mardan PK87:Bannu NA13:Mansehra1 PK12:Upper Dir PK50:Mardan PK88:Bannu NA14:Mansehra cum Torghar PK13:Lower Dir PL51:Mardan PK89:Bannu NA15:Abbotabad1 PK14:Lower Dir PK52:Mardan PK90:Bannu

Meet Nadia from Peshawar who has become a source and symbol of tremendous inspiration for many girls throughout the country. Belonging to a humble background, Nadia wanted to support her family any way she could. Following her parents’ divorce, she decided to take matters into her own hand, and do something not many in her community could’ve dreamt of –  learn to drive a motorcycle to support her mother and siblings. She taught herself how to drive one when she was 16, and started off with doing simple errands. Shops

The gigantic grey tomb of Malik Gajju Khan within an extensive old cemetery attracts a large number of people. But still for most it is shrouded in mystery as little is known by common people about his achievements and his role in establishing a state for Pakhtuns in the 16th century. For several centuries, his final resting place remained in a state of oblivion and its was found on word of mouth and for the construction of tomb with the financial support of late nationalist politician Azam Khan Hoti during

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has approved a bill that bans dowry demands. Violation of the rule will result in fine and imprisonment as well. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has banned bridegroom or their families from demands of dowry across the province. According to the new law, anyone demanding dowry will face charges that could result in prison time of up to two months, a fine of Rs 300,000 or both. Anyone facing such a scenario, a written complaint can be filed to a first class magistrate. The bill was presented in the

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