PESHAWAR: Seventeen year old Shiza Gulab, who secured fourth place in the world’s largest pre-college science fair, arrived in her hometown in Swati Patik on Sunday. The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) 2012 was held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the United States. Three Pakistani teenagers Shiza Gulab, Mahnoor Hassan and Bushra Shahed attained fourth position for their project titled ‘Energy Square for Cattle.’ Gulab, a first-year engineering student at the Institute of Computer and Management Sciences (ICMS), Peshawar, talks about her project and the inspiration behind it. “We

PESHAWAR : The administrations of private schools in Pashto-speaking areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have failed to implement the provincial government’s decision to introduce Pashto as a compulsory subject from class 1 to 6th from the current academic year. During a survey of private schools by this correspondent the administrations of various private schools even claimed they were unaware of any such orders for introduction of Pashto as compulsory subject. Officials said that the Elementary and Secondary Education (E&SE) department had circulated the notification of a plan to all authorities concerned

Arbab Sikandar Khan Khalil and Mufi Mehmood fly overs will be open on 14th August said senior provincial minister Bashir Ahmad Bilour. During the question answers session at provincial assembly Bashir Ahmad Bilour told that Arbab Sikandar flyover would be inaugurated on independence day. He included that the contract of both the flyovers were awarded in fair and transparent manner and government also invited transparency international to conduct inquiry of Rs 8 billion development schemes.

One cop was killed and eleven others were injured in a blast that targeted a police convoy near Gulbahar police station at GT Road on Saturday. According to police, an improvised explosive device (IED) targeted a police van that was used to transport prisoners. As a result of blast, one policeman was killed and four others were injured. Seven civilians were also wounded in the blast who were shifted to Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar. Several vehicles including a police mobile were damaged in the blast. Initial investigation by the bomb

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

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