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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 2,000 competitors from all across the country, the National Youth Carnival (NYC) Mega Challenge-2017 began at 30 venues inside the Peshawar Sports Complex on Saturday. “The participants are from educational institutions as well as from some 17 madrasas,” said K-P Minister for Sports and Youth Affair Mehmood Khan. “In K-P and Fata some 13,000 students went through trials and selection process for this mega challenge. It is the biggest event of the youth in the country carrying prize award of Rs5 million,” Mehmood said. “We want the youth of

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

Waqas Khan, a software engineer from Peshawar, has ranked in top 10 iOS and Android app developers nationally in the leading freelancing platform, Upwork. Currently working as iOS engineer at Chess.com, Waqas Khan – a graduate of GIKI, started his career as a game developer and founded his game studio, Half Fried Games. Games developed by Waqas at Half Fried Games were featured in top charts and featured by Apple Appstore and Google Play. He went on to join IQFriends as a cofounder and game engineer. IQFriends is a brain

Bridges have long fascinated people. Be it the 300 metre-high Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge in China connecting two mountains, the iconic tourist favourite Brooklyn Bridge in New York or the Ponte Vecchio Bridge in Italy, considered one of the oldest in the world which survived World War II, bridges draw crowds to awe and inspire them with the feats of human achievement. It may not be wrong to say that bridges capture the human imagination like no other form of infrastructure does, perhaps because their inherent function appeals to the most

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