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Famous Pushto poet and a former Member National Assembly, late Ajmal Khattak’s under-construction mausoleum on Grand Trunk (GT) road, Akora Khattak area of Nowshera, was badly damaged after it came under a bomb attack from unknown militants on Wednesday evening. No loss of life was reported in the incident, and no group has claimed responsibility for the attack thus far. Police have arrested the guard of the building and are currently interrogating him. Police said that initially five armed people approached the under construction building of the mausoleum and over-powered

Two rockets, fired from an unknown location, landed in a posh area of the city on Friday morning, damaging the gate of a private hostel. The incident occurred at around 2am when the rockets exploded after landing in University Town, said a police official.   “One of the rockets hit the main gate of a private hostel,” he said, hinting that the target could either have been the American Club located nearby or Bacha Khan International Airport. Officials also said the rockets were Russian made and were fired from the

We will continue to carry out attacks such as the one in Bannu,” said Asim Mehsud, a spokesperson for the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) while also denying reports that escaped prisoners were handed over under any truce with the government. Speaking from an undisclosed location on Tuesday, Asim denied reports published in a Peshawar based Urdu daily which stated that the Taliban had decided to hand over the escaped prisoners to the government as their sole aim was to release Adnan Rashid. Rashid, a former junior technician of the Pakistan Air

Two people were killed and fourteen others were injured when an explosive-laden vehicle exploded in a bus stand of the Zakhakhel Tribe, in Jamrud sub-division of Khyber Agency on Sunday, said officials. The bus stand was relocated to Bypass Road in Jamrud after a car-bomb attack on January 10, 2012 left more than 30 people dead. An explosive-laden vehicle parked near a cluster of workshops went off, injuring several people, however, two of them succumbed to their injuries. Abid, a mechanic at one of the workshops told The Express Tribune

Combined Military Hospital (CMH) Peshawar has won the ISO 9001-2008 certificate in recognition of its quality health services and best medical treatment. The hospital has won the award for the third time for its inexpensive and best health services to the military and civil persons. Corps Commander Peshawar Lt. General Khalid Rabbani awarded the ISO certificate to Commandant CMH. Speaking on the occasion Lt. General Rabbani said the award is an honour for CMH and the Pak Army as well. “It shows that the doctors of armed forces are delivering

The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) government has decided to deport all Afghan refugees living illegally in the province. The provincial interior department has asked all Afghan nationals to present their resident permits or cards issued by National Database and Registration Authority for verification by June 18. An operation against illegal immigrants will be launched from May 26. Those who cannot offer any proof of legal stay will be deported to Afghanistan after the expiry of the deadline. Afghan nationals will be given till end of May to voluntarily return to Afghanistan, failing

The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government has asked Afghan immigrants living illegally in Peshawar to leave within a month, Peshawar DCO Siraj Ahmed Khan has said. “Nearly 400,000 illegal Afghan immigrants live in Peshawar and the provincial government cannot bear the burden anymore,” Khan told a press conference on Wednesday. “They must leave by May 25.” Once the deadline lapses, illegal immigrants that continue to live in Peshawar will be imprisoned and deported through the Pak-Afghan border at Torkham. “At the moment, we have implemented Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code on

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Divisional administration has established a price control cell at the office of Commissioner, Peshawar to monitor price control measures initiated on directives of the provincial cabinet. The meeting held here with Commissioner, Peshawar, Tariq Jameel in the chair reviewed the implementation of decisions of special meeting of the provincial Cabinet. The meeting was attended by DCOs of Peshawar, Charsadda and Nowshera and Commissioner Afghan refugees. It was told that all the concerned DCOs constituted consumer protection committees at district and village level to protect the rights of consumers and bring

Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Minorities Kishore Kumar has been arrested for possessing a fake degree after a court in Dera Ismail Khan declared him disqualified from the provincial assembly on Monday.   Kumar, who held one of the assembly seats reserved for minorities, was also handed a Rs15,000 fine and a one-year imprisonment by District and Sessions Judge DI Khan Akhunzada Shahjahan. Kumar contested the 2008 general elections with a ticket from the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl.   The police arrested the MPA from the courtroom and took him to DI Khan

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