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In a first, a woman has been appointed as station house officer (SHO) in Peshawar. Rizwana Hameed, who was already working as SHO for the women police station, has now been given the additional charge of the Gulberg police station. She assumed charge of her new assignment on Friday. A police official told The Express Tribune that the since the building of the women police station is under construction, it has been shifted to Gulberg. He said women are as capable and talented as men and called it “another positive

Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage, Marriyum Auranzeb has taken serious notice of a programme aired by PTV in which a poet ridiculed and stigmatized the Pushtun community, imposing a life time ban on the participation of the concerned poet in any programme of the official channel. The minister also directed the secretary information, who is also the managing director of PTV, to submit a report about the incident after holding an inquiry against the PTV officials who were responsible for the regrettable episode. Earlier, Federal Secretary

After offering Eid prayers, Mohamamd Adnan’s family gathers in his grandfather’s Hujra [community area] for Balani. Balani, Pashto term for invitations, is a tradition still followed in most parts of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, including Lower Dir, reflecting the region’s strong bond over food. All the tribe members prepare a special rice dish served with fried chicken, yogurt and desi ghee and get together at the tribe’s oldest member’s hujra to share their food. “It’s a sort of mini-fast from Fajr prayers until the family gathers and eats the rice and other stuffs

This is for the information of all concerned who are spreading misinformation on social media regarding our logo. The department of elementary and secondary education, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa reserves the right to take legal action against all those spreading such misinformation. KPESE never promoted such culture and the photos given of some booklets in these posts are in NO way connected to KPESE or its related departments. Such literature has never been distributed in any government or private school by KPESE. Typical education logos use only certain icons to

In a historic first, Farzana Jan on Friday became the first citizen of Pakistan to carry a passport that allows its bearer to select a gender other than male or female. The acknowledgement of members of the transgender community follows years of activism that forced the country’s legal system to recognise gender on the basis of self-identification. The co-founder and president of TransAction Alliance had applied for an urgent passport. However, it took her more than six months to get the passport processed and include a separate column for people,

People of K-P have a tradition of celebrating the departure of Ramazan and the announcement of Eidul Fitr with crackle of gunfire. However, many people are injured and some even die after being hit by stray bullets during aerial firing. To discourage this hazardous way of celebration, K-P administration bans aerial firing on Chand Raat. Section 144 imposed in Charsadda In this regard, Charsadda Deputy Commissioner Tahir Zafar Abbasi imposed section 144 in the district to control aerial firing on occasion of Eidul Fitr. The DC has also banned sale

The PTI-led Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government is all set to present today (Wednesday) the last budget of its tenure for FY2017-18, with a total outlay of Rs603 billion featuring more than Rs208 billion for the Annual Development Programme (ADP). Documents obtained by The Express Tribune show that the budget outlay is 19% higher than the revised estimates of Rs505 billion in the outgoing fiscal year. Similarly, the Rs208 billion ADP is 29.1% higher when compare with Rs161 billion ADP in the outgoing year. The ADP for FY2017-18 contains a massive Rs82 billion

Chairman Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman, has announced the fixed amount of fitrana and Roza Fidya for this year’s holy month of Ramzan. The cost has been set at a modest Rs. 100 per head. During a press conference in Karachi, Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman directed all Muslims across Pakistan to pay fitrana according to their financial capability. However, Rs. 100 has been set as the bare minimum amount for Muslims. Those who cannot fast due to any number of reasons may also pay a minimum of Rs. 100 Fidya as compensation

The Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University, aka SBBWU Peshawar on Wednesday approved Rs 468.986 million as the university’s annual budget for 2017-18. The budget was approved during the 20th Syndicate meeting of the university held at the main campus here under Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Razia Sultana. The budget is based on a mix of funds raised by the university and assistance from the Higher Education Commission. The syndicate meeting also approved the minutes of the 19th selection board in which several appointments were made in BPS 18 to the posts

Members of the Young Doctors Association (YDA) were briefly arrested on Wednesday as they continued their protest at the Lady Reading Hospital (LRH) on Wednesday. Dr Amjad and Dr Waqas of the YDA were taken into custody by the police after they allegedly forcibly suspended health care activities at the hospital. But were released shortly thereafter. The doctors were arrested a day after the health ministry issued directives to all major hospitals to not tolerate any disruption in services to patients. YDA members had taken to the streets and boycotted

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