Around 16,860 candidates from different parts of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata), Azad Jammu Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan appeared in the entrance test for the University of Engineering and Technology (UET) in Peshawar on Sunday. The test was successfully conducted by the Educational Testing and Evaluating Agency (ETEA) of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) government at four locations across the province simultaneously including in Peshawar, Abbottabad, Swat and Dera Ismail Khan. In Peshawar, the test was conducted at the Islamia Collegiate Ground and the cricket ground at the University of Peshawar. In

A man was handed down 12 years in prison in Peshawar on Tuesday for creating a fake Facebook profile of a woman and then blackmailing her. The court also imposed a fine of Rs0.3 million on Muhammad Munir. The duration of the sentence handed down by additional session judge Usman Ali is unprecedented in the country’s history of cyber crime cases The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) arrested Munir in March 2015 under the Electronics Transaction Ordinance 2002 for illegally accessing someone’s electronic data. FIA Peshawar Deputy Director Ayaz Khan, who

Almost all political parties and their provincial chiefs have started lobbying to get the position of the chief minister if their respective political entities emerged victorious in the 2018 general election. Even though no political party has announced candidate for the job of the chief minister, there are certain personalities in every political party who wish to get the coveted post. Except Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), the provincial chief of every political party is the main contender of the office of chief executive of the province. Aimal Wali Khan of ANP? Certain

A student of the Institute of Management Sciences (IMS), Peshawar moved the high court on Saturday after he and another student were rusticated for sharing pictures of food contaminated with an insect served in the university’s cafeteria. Ateeb Ali, a third-year student at the IMS, filed a writ petition in the Peshawar High Court against the university’s decision to suspend him. The university rusticated the students for posting what it claimed were “baseless and defamatory images” on social media. “I only re-shared the post already posted by a student of

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

As the mercury starts to gradually rise after a rain spell, locals have been thronging a store in Yakatoot area of Peshawar for one of the most popular icy treats in the city. While Peshawari ice cream is popular across the country, in the city, a different icy treat is coveted. The kulfi falooda sold in Yakatoot draws ‘kulfi’ connoisseurs from far and wide. While kulfi is quite a common treat across the country, the one in Yakatoot prides itself on its secret ingredient which sets it apart from those

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

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