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Pakistan and China have reviewed phase-1 of the Railway project, especially Main Line-1 (Karachi-Peshawar) at an estimated cost of $3.4 billion under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) framework and agreed to initiate project implementation on priority. Official sources, however confirmed that the execution and implementation of Pakistan Railways (PR) projects with an estimated cost of $8.2 billion under the CPEC framework will have to wait till the next government comes into power, as it requires the final go-ahead from Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC). A delegation

Ten more check posts have been established in different parts of the city in a bid to beef up the security ahead of the general elections, scheduled for July 25. Police are on high alert and fully prepared to tackle all kinds of situations, CCPO Qazi Jamil said on Sunday while briefing the media after a flag march, organised to show preparedness of the police force. The strength of the quick response units has been increased and put on red alert, he added. Police department including the bomb-disposal unit (BDU),

Mobile phone companies have received the written order from Supreme Court of Pakistan for suspension of taxes on mobile cards as they are now preparing to make the necessary arrangements to offer Rs. 100 load on a Rs. 100 Card. According to sources in industry, a written order from Supreme Court was received that confirms that mobile phone customers won’t be charged any taxes or service charges on mobile loads. This essentially means that customers will get Rs. 100 as a whole on a Rs. 100 card, starting midnight today

The district administration of Peshawar has taken action against profiteers in the food market. The authority arrested 65 vegetable and fruit vendors for violating the official price list. The Special Squad Deputy Commissioner (DC) Peshawar, Dr. Imran Hamid Sheikh has created a special team to control and implement the official prices of commodities. This was done to control the growing food prices in the wake of an increased demand in the holy month of Ramzan. The team follows a daily procedure regarding the issuance of official prices. As per the

PTI Govt in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa completed their 5 years tenure; during the 5 years they completed and initialized several projects which are listed below. 1_BRT. 2_Zoo. 3_Swat motorway. 4-Peshawar Heritage Trail. 5_Karak oil refinery (project in pipeline). 6_Reforms in health sector 7_Reforms in Police 8_Reforms in education sector 9_Eight (8) news universities 10_Pakistan’s first girls cadet college in Mardan. 11_Billion tree tsunami. 12_Pink Bus service (starting soon). 13_Government jobs on merit. 14_Right to Information Law. 15_KP’s first every youth policy. 16_KP’s first ever mineral policy. 17_Free solar system installation in

The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has opened six dormant blocks for oil and gas exploration, including Marwat, Kohat, Goragulto, Wali, Latamber and Paharpur. According to details, these blocks had been dormant for the last 10 years. Out of 28, twenty-seven blocks are now active in the hydrocarbon-rich province of the country. During the last four years, the province has become the most attractive for the E&P national and multinational companies engaged in exploring hydrocarbon in various areas, providing job opportunities to the people. The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is producing 50 percent

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

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