Known by dif ferent names the home-baked sweet cake is still a popular treat for guests in northern parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Called Brat in Dir, Bajaur, Chitral and Kohistan, and Kakorai in Shangla, Swat, Buner and Aasheerai, the sweet bread is a mixture of wheat flour, eggs, ghee, sugar and milk and baked in homes by women to of fer as a delicious gift to guests and relatives on happy occasions. Home-made breads and cakes with different other ingredients and flavours are also served to guests in far-flung Pakhtun

The long awaited first cycling academy of Pakistan was launched in the premises of the historical Qayyum Sports Complex with the collaboration of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Cycling Association and Directorate of Sports Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa on Friday. The academy has been established to enlist and ensure modern techniques of cycling to the upcoming cyclists. Ahmad said the academy will promote cycling in the region. It will help young cyclists hone its skills under coaches. He said besides improving cycling handling techniques, racing skills, cycle fitness, bike, helmet, drink, snack and suitable clothing are things

Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Pervez Khattak took notice on Tuesday of an alleged assault by District Nazim Mardan Himayatullah Mayar on doctors of Mardan Medical Complex. Mayar, an Awami National Party leader, was seen manhandling hospital staff and hurling abuses at them in video that has gone viral since Monday. After taking notice of the incident, CM Khattak stressed that the inquiry should not be politicised as “revenge politics”. “K-P government will not allow bullying in the province,” he added. Despite repeated attempts, the Mardan mayor remained unavailable for

When the world was created there was no such thing as culture. People referred to other people as “humans”. They all shared the same society, lifestyle and civilization as a part of one race “humans”. But as the world progressed people realized the differences among themselves which marked the division of society as casts, creed, civilizations and cultures. Today we live in a world where more than 6.5 billion humans belong to different cultures and ethnic groups which is kind of interesting to know. Pakistan alone has 4 provinces and

Children in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) will now get domiciles free from their schools. The initiative taken on direction of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Chief Secretary Muhammad Azam Khanbwill end the praftice of people acquiring forged domiciels from tribal areas to get employment and other benfits on priority. Similarly, the tribal people too will be absolved of the hassle to acquire the document deemed necessary to allow them access to the facilities in shape of admissions, scholarships and jobs. Free domicile distribution at school level was launched in Federally Administered Tribal Areas

The medico-legal report of a four-year-old girl whose body was found on Sunday evening in Mardan suggests she might have been raped before being murdered, Inspector General Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Salahuddin Mehsood said on Wednesday. The medico-legal report says the girl died by strangulation and also points to sexual violence against the victim, Mehsood said. However, he stressed that the police was still awaiting a forensic report of the crime as medico-legal report has left certain things unclear. While addressing a press conference in Peshawar, the provincial police chief said

With Peshawar’s lone institute of cardiology still under construction, a group of heart surgeons in the provincial capital have started offering heart surgeries for the poor for free. Keeping in view the demand which originally prompted the provincial government to build the Peshawar Institute of Cardiology (PIC) — the facility unlikely to start functioning before June with posts only just been sanctioned — cardiac specialists from the Hayatabad Medical Complex (HMC) have decided to offer free services to patients. Interestingly, the doctors are offering their pro-bono services without requiring patients

Afghan refugee elders in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) have rejected the January 31 deadline set by the government for their stay in the country and demanded more time to sort out their business matters with local people. During a press conference at the Peshawar Club on Monday, they claimed to have pumped millions of rupees into the Pakistani economy and called for the government to create a mechanism to reimburse them. Malik Abdul Ghafar Shinwari, an Afghan elder, said they are ready for repatriation back to their country but the government must

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