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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...

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.

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...

Working Women Alliance striving for protecting women’s workplace problems

Besides looking after the household matters, women have proved their mettle in every walk of life and they are playing a crucial role in development of the country.

Khyber Pass railway line: an engineering marvel in ruins

KHYBER, October 18: The railway line traversing the tough mountains of Khyber Agency is considered by many a wonder, but the track has been...

Rare birds, animals species in Bajaur on verge of extinction

Climate change is not only affecting human beings, but it is also affecting wild animals and birds in Bajaur tribal district.