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Meet Nadia from Peshawar who has become a source and symbol of tremendous inspiration for many girls throughout the country. Belonging to a humble background, Nadia wanted to support her family any way she could. Following her parents’ divorce, she decided to take matters into her own hand, and do something not many in her community could’ve dreamt of –  learn to drive a motorcycle to support her mother and siblings. She taught herself how to drive one when she was 16, and started off with doing simple errands. Shops

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

As the day comes to an end, life begins at Peshawar’s Namak Mandi market, which is famous throughout Pakistan and beyond for its tasty mutton. More than 30 hotels offer mutton in Namak Mandi. Shahreyar, manager of the Iqbal Tikka Karahi, told Arab News that people from all over Pakistan and even foreigners visit the hotel for its mutton. Waris Khan, who works at the Azam Shinwari Tikka Karahi, told Arab News that the hotel goes through three to four sheep per day during winter. Abdullah, a businessman from Punjab,

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,

Peshawar has finally been successful to host its very first official Fiverr community meet up after innumerable requests and a lot of hard work from the freelance community of Peshawar. The freelance community in Peshawar has grown tremendously over the years and plenty of opportunities are coming in to the city for the talented freelancers. The Fiverr team saw the growing potential of people in Peshawar in freelancing and finally agreed to arrange this informative session. The special guests of event were Minister KP IT Mr. Shahram Khan Tarakai, and

In a move to improve people’s lives while placing itself as an institution that inspires, Careem is creating jobs by appealing to new demographics, streamlining their processes and opening its doors even further in Peshawar. Since Careem has been dedicated to positively and meaningfully impacting the communities in which it operates, this time around it has taken upon itself to change perspectives with regards to the service industry. Commonly there has been a stigma attached to service jobs (Careem Captaincy for instance) that leads to only a particular set of

The Water and Sanitation Services Peshawar (WSSP), in their partnership with Code for Pakistan through the Civic Innovation Fellowship, launched the “Safa Pekhawar” complaint registration mobile app here on Monday. Present at the launch were Pervez Khattak (Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Khan Zaib Khan (CEO WSSP), Dr Francois Kampundu (UNICEF Chief Field Officer), Inayatullah Khan (KP Senior Minister), Shaukat Ali Yousafzai (KP Minister for Health and Information), and Ebtihaj Khan (Code for Pakistan/ KP IT Board). The “Safa Pekhawar” mobile app allows users to register complaints in various categories, including

‘PROJECT PESHAWAR’ WILL BE RELEASED IN THE U.K., U.S., CANADA AND HOLLAND AND WILL BE AVAILABLE IN FOUR LANGUAGES. Peshawar, which has suffered more than a decade of devastating extremist violence, is set to release its first ever international movie, filmmakers said on Thursday, a hopeful sign as security improves. The capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province was for years hit by militancy and unrest but will soon roll out the red carpet for Project Peshawar, which will be released in the U.S., U.K., Canada and Holland. “The film… revolves around

The district administration has arrested five people and seized about 8,000 liters of adulterated milk during a raid on a franchise here on Thursday. Peshawar’s acting deputy commissioner Shahid Mehmood said in a statement that the action was taken following complaints about supply of contaminated milk to the consumers. It stated that the dealer was found mixing dangerous chemicals with milk. The statement said that the franchise ‘Ever Best Milk’ was located at Gharibabad where the action was taken following laboratory tests by the staff of livestock department. It said

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