Children in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) will now get domiciles free from their schools. The initiative taken on direction of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Chief Secretary Muhammad Azam Khanbwill end the praftice of people acquiring forged domiciels from tribal areas to get employment and other benfits on priority. Similarly, the tribal people too will be absolved of the hassle to acquire the document deemed necessary to allow them access to the facilities in shape of admissions, scholarships and jobs. Free domicile distribution at school level was launched in Federally Administered Tribal Areas

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 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

Afghan refugee elders in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) have rejected the January 31 deadline set by the government for their stay in the country and demanded more time to sort out their business matters with local people. During a press conference at the Peshawar Club on Monday, they claimed to have pumped millions of rupees into the Pakistani economy and called for the government to create a mechanism to reimburse them. Malik Abdul Ghafar Shinwari, an Afghan elder, said they are ready for repatriation back to their country but the government must

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

For locals in the city and many people across Pakistan, Namak Mandi is synonymous with mouthwatering tikka karahi and other tasty barbecued meats, the likes of which cannot be found anywhere else. Unlike many other popular restaurants, you will not find any air-conditioned halls in Namak Mandi. Even decent seating is hard to come by, but despite this, people from Punjab and even farther down the country come here in large numbers, often with their families, and even in the sweltering summer months. Although there are many shops in Namak

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,

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

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