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Amazingly delicious: Kurram rice making lovers countrywide

By Ali Afzal PESHAWAR, 3 July: The people of FATA are known for their hospitality and special cuisines. However, the local Kurram rice which has...
Sadia shah, Pashto singer

Sadia Shah: an emerging singer from Swat

Banr Mohallah of Mingora is a well-known place for promoting performing art. A number of female Pashto singers, including Nazia Iqbal, late Ghazala Javed, Neelo and Pukhraj Begum belonged to this locality.

Getting CNICs remains a distant dream for ‘disowned’ transgender people in...

The ruling of the Lahore High Court directing the federal government to include a separate column for trans people in the form being used in the ongoing Census process in the country, has sparked jubilation among the community members but at the same time fears still persist among them that a good number of their colleagues may not be counted since they do not possess Computerized National Identity Cards

Asbanr valley: a tourist magnet in Lower Dir

By Muhammad Shahid ASBANR VALLEY, Lower Dir: As the sunrays fall on the green hills in Asbanr valley of Lower Dir district, the wheel of...

Muhammad Rizwan rides on self-belief to become successful cricketer

By Anwar Shah PESHAWAR, 21 August: Muhammad Rizwan, the 23-year-old cricketer from Peshawar, is fast emerging as a dependable wicketkeeper batsman for the national cricket...

Increasing Bride Price (Walwar) Deprives Poor tribesmen From Entering Into Marriage...

By Ali Afzal, Mahrukh Jabeen, Women are regarded as a symbol of dignity and respect in the tribal society of Pakistan. It is mainly due...

Islampur Bazaar famous world over for woollen shawls, chaddars

Salampur area of Swat, which is now commonly known as Islampur, is famous in the world for its warm woollen shawls, chaddars and waistcoats.

Shahi Gul Centre providing free training to women for making traditional...

The beautiful traditional women garments at Shahi Gul Centre in Anesh Killi area of Chital wore by the local girls and women add to the beauty of the tall and green mountains of the valley. Shahi Gul, who is known for his social activities in his village and surrounding areas, aims to provide training to the local women in embroidery and stitching on women clothes to enable them to earn their livelihood with dignity.

Malagori marble industry battling for survival

The Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) region is rich with mineral resources like copper, chromite, manganese and marble etc. However, the people of the region had been deprived of the benefit of these natural resources due to lack of advanced machinery and technology and lack of attention by the government towards this potential. TNN has conducted a detailed discussion with the president of Malagori Marble Association, Haibat Khan over problems of marble industry in the region.

Residents, tourists facing problems due to damaged roads in Kalash valley

By Gul Hamad Farooqi CHITRAL, July 21: While many tourists have visited lush green Kalash valley in Chitral district and several more may be planning...
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Afghan women feeding opium to children at Peshawar refugees camp

Alarming reports have surfaced from Khurasan Camp of Afghan refugees in Peshawar where some mothers are reportedly feeding opium to their children which may lead to serious repercussions for the children and their parents. A Turkmen origin Afghan refugee child, Jawad told TNN that his mother was a housemaid and she used to give him opium from a bottle to keep him asleep.

Transgender Paro quits dancing, opens boutique in Peshawar

After facing harassment from police and rude behaviour of the society, a transgender, Paro has decided to quit the profession of dancing at functions and opened a boutique in Peshawar. Paro, who belongs to Swat, is also vice president of the Shemail Association. Paro said she decided to start embroidery on clothes at her home after the death of close friend Alisha and facing torture from crowd at a function.