The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa(KP) government has signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) for 82 projects worth more than Rs2.4 trillion with Chinese companies in the recently-held K-P Economic Cooperation Road Show (KECRS) organised by the provincial government. The province’s team was led by Chief Minister(CM) Pervez Khatak who visited China where the show was arranged between April 16-18 aimed at offering investment opportunities to Chinese state-owned and private business enterprises. Briefing the media persons about the visit here on Tuesday, Chief Minister Khatak said: “A total of 82 schemes worth over Rs2.4 trillion

A student of Abdul Wali Khan University in Mardan was killed on campus and another injured on Thursday after being accused of sharing ‘blasphemous’ content online, according to initial reports. At least 15 people have been arrested in connection with the incident, and the campus has been shut down and until further notice. The hostels have been vacated and a search for the culprits is ongoing. Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police Mardan Alam Shinwari said the student was accused of running Facebook pages which allegedly published blasphemous content. He

Icon of girl students’ courage, Malala Yousafzai said she is proud of Pakistan and vowed to take it to newer heights. “I am proud of Pakistan and I miss Pakistan. We are Pakistanis and we will take our country forward,” she pledged, adding that she will come to Pakistan soon. In an exclusive interview to Geo News, Malala, the youngest person to receive the honourary citizenship of Canada, stressed that terrorists do not represent her country. “Women, who stand up for their rights, including myself, represent Pakistan. Terrorists do not

The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Wednesday set aside the accountability court decision and acquitted former Deputy Superintendent of Police Rajab Ali and co-accused Lateef Hussain of charges of making illegal assets disproportionate to their source of income. A division bench comprising Justice Roohul Amin Khan and Justice Muhammad Ghazanfar Khan announced the reserved verdict in the appeals filed against the decision of accountability court. The accountability court had on February 8, 2016 sentenced DSP Rajab Ali to 12 years rigorous imprisonment with fine of Rs10.4 million after the National

For the third time in the last two weeks, a Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) leader has asked the federal government to include details of individuals living abroad in the census to ensure an accurate population count and thus, appropriate distribution of resources. Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Amir Mushtaq Ahmad Khan made the demand on Tuesday while addressing a press conference at the Peshawar Press Club. Quoting figures from the Bureau of Statistics, Khan said 26 per cent of overseas Pakistanis hail from K-P, while 5 per cent are from the Federally Administered

‘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

Pashtun youth in Peshawar held a grand “Attan for Peace” in Bagh-e-Naran public park Friday (April 7) in a show of unity against militancy and violence. The mood was festive as an estimated 500 people from all over Peshawar arrived at the spacious park in Hayatabad township to participate in or watch the Attan, a traditional Pashtun dance performed by men on happy occasions. The performers beat drums while men of all ages danced in a circle. A number of women came to encourage the Attan and to support the

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government has set a high bar for other provinces by taking its upcoming fiscal year (2017-18) education budget to Rs. 139 billion from what it was a mere Rs. 61 billion four years ago. “This reflects an increase of 128% since the time Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) assumed government in 2013,” announced KP Chief Minister Pervez Khattak on Wednesday in Islamabad. He was presiding over an event, titled “Reforming Education in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Accomplishments, Challenges and Looking Ahead,” organized by the KP Elementary and Secondary Education Department

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