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Faqir Gul from Charsadda writes the Holy Quran in own handwriting,...

The art of handwriting and calligraphy has witnessed decline in recent times due to introduction of modern printing presses and computer software.

No woman representation in task force on Fata reforms

The cabinet in its meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan on 6 September constituted a task force to expedite merger of Fata with KP.

Chitrali woollen warm clothes sell like hot cakes in winter

The sale of hand-made traditional cultural dresses, caps, waistcoats and Chugha (long coat) witness increase in winter season in Chitral. These warm cultural dresses are made from sheep wool. This wool is normally called Chitrali Patti.

Poor family of sexually abused boy seeks legal aid

Police has arrested an accused involved in sexual abuse of six-year-old boy in Shergarh area of Takht Bhai tehsil in Mardan.

‘Mankiali language’ of KP gets recognition in Ethnologue

Mankiali language has been added in Ethnologue; languages of the world, which is an encyclopedia reference work cataloging all of world’s 7097 known living languages.

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...

Destroyed roads add to the miseries of flood-hit Kalashis

By Gul Hamaad Farooqi Recent flooding has badly affected road infrastructure in Chitral especially those connecting the areas inhabited by Kalash tribe to other parts...
Chilimjusht Festival concludes.

Chilimjusht festival concludes in Chitral

The colourful three-day Chilimjusht spring festival, which was held at the scenic Bamburate, Birir and Rumbur valleys in Chitral, concluded with much funfair on Wednesday.

From sowing to harvesting, women look after marijuana crops in Khyber...

Tirah Maidan area of Bara sub-division in Khyber Agency is known for hashish production and many people in the area are directly or indirectly associated with this business.

All-Pakistan Football Tournament concludes in South Waziristan

The 4th All-Pakistan Football Tournament concluded in South Waziristan tribal district after much fanfare on Friday.

Tonga travel reviving in Swat

MINGORA, June 16: The Tonga riding culture, which had disappeared in Swat district, has been reviving in the area. A Tonga driver of Qambar area,...

How Digital Payments Revolutionized Poor Women’s Lives in Pakistan

Farzana doesn’t know how to retrieve the personal identification number sent by text message to her mobile phone to notify her of payment into her account, so she hands the phone over to the agent.