Khyber PakhtunKha creates dedicated burial spaces for trans people

PESHAWAR (Reuters) – Transgender people in northwestern Pakistan are to be given a dedicated place to bury their dead after being ostracized by their families even in death. The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province said on Wednesday it would set

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Tourism Authority, interest-free loan scheme for youth in the offing: Minister

PESHAWAR The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government has planned to set-up Tourism Authority to tap God bestowed tourism potential of KP besides launching of Rs1billion interest-free loan scheme for youth to take full advantage of their skills and abilities in the province

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KP govt establishes eight Police training schools

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has established eight training schools across the province to train police force on scientific lines. A spokesman of Police Department said these schools have been established in Peshawar, Kohat, Nowshera, Mardan and Abbottabad. So far about

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Women, children hospital will be established in Swabi: Asad Qaisar

SWABI . (KN) : Speaker National Assembly, Asad Qaisar has announced establishment of Women and Children Hospital in Swabi and said that all the modern facilities would be ensured in the facility. He was addressing the oath taking ceremony of

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School authorities summoned over heavy backpacks of students

ESHAWAR:  The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Wednesday summoned the head of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Private Schools Authority and secretary Secondary and Elementary Education to voice their concern over heavy hand bags carried by students. A two-judge bench comprising Justice Qaiser Rashid

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K-P govt postpones budget session

PESHAWAR:  The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government postponed the provincial assembly’s budget session on Wednesday. The session was scheduled for October 11. Sources told The Express Tribune that Chief Minister Mahmood Khan directed the K-P finance secretary to cancel the session. The reason for

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From 179 to zero in four years: FATA’s polio success story

PESHAWAR:  Reeling from a  string of attacks on polio workers, rising militancy with a military operation in the offing and a general public view against polio vaccination leading to thousands of refusals, cases of the crippling virus in 2014 had

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70 years on: Babara incident remembered

PESHAWAR:  Around 70 years after several people had been killed in the Babara village of Charsadda, the incident was remembered on Sunday. The Pakhtun Think Tank, with former home secretary Syed Akhtar Ali Shah in the chair, held a meeting

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Nearly 30 years on: ‘Tabdeeli’ comes to Mansehra

BALAKOT:  For nearly 30 years, the family of Sardar Muhammad Yousaf has had a virtual iron grip over Mansehra. But it seems that the family’s attempt to remain relevant in national politics has come unstuck in the wave of ‘change’

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ANP leader Mian Iftikhar facing terror threats: security agencies

PESHAWAR:  The intelligence agencies of the country issued an alert advising strict security measures after receiving credible information that Awami National Party (ANP) leader Mian Iftikhar Hussain could be targeted in a suicide attack. According to the alert, a suicide

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