Ismaili community people observing ‘Pathak’ festival in Chital

The people belonging to Ismaili community are celebrating traditional festival ‘Pathak’ in Garam Chashma area of Chitral. People from Ismaili community celebrate this festival in the first week of February in the memory of Pir Nasir Khusro. They believe that Pir Nasir Khusro came to Garam Chashma 1,100 years ago through the route of Badakhshan and their forefathers accepted the religion due to his preaching.

Breaking stereotypes: 50 Brelvi Ulema declare transgender marriages legal in Islam

The decree said that a transgender person having visible signs of being a male may marry a transgender with signs of being a female and vice versa. Similarly normal men and women can also marry a transgender, the decree read. However, it ruled that a transgender having visible signs of both genders or intersex may not marry anyone

Karan Khan introducing new genres in Pashto music

Like other cultural identities of Pakhtuns, music is also witnessing regular changes in its style and presentation over the years.

Women capable of excelling in every field: Shandana Noor

By Azmat Ali Shah MARDAN, 20 September: In the land of Pakhtunns where every girl do not enjoy access to higher education and other facilities...
Beauty parlour business is on boom in Peshawar.

Beauty business booming in Peshawar

It is a natural phenomena that every human being particularly youth wants to be good-looking and handsome. Comparatively, the womenfolk are more conscious about their outlook.

2007 World Cup was a nightmare for Pakistan

The Cricket World CUP 2007 was a nightmare for Pakistan as they had to face exit in first round of the mega event after defeat from minnows Ireland.

Free of cost treatment being provided to children with cleft lips,...

Thousands of children are born with cleft lips and palates in Pakistan every year and parents of such children face many difficulties in their treatment. Doctors say the treatment of children born with cleft lips and palates is possible with plastic surgery. However, plastic surgeons treating such diseases are very few in Pakistan, especially in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA. Keeping in view this problem of the people, Smile Train, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), has started free of cost treatment of the affected children at Rehman Medical Complex (RMC) Peshawar. Dr Tariq Iqbal has conducted 28 successful surgeries since March this year.

Kalash tribe celebrates deaths instead of mourning

It is a common practice world over that people usually express grief and sorrow over the death of loved ones. However, the Kalash tribe of Chitral handles the death quite differently and instead of mourning, it celebrates the deaths with festivities and dances.

Sobia Khan aims to become role model for eunuchs by getting...

Sobia Khan, a eunuch from Peshawar, claims to be the first eunuch of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa who is gaining higher education.

Takra Qabaili Khwendy, a forum where tribal women can share their...

Ceena Naeem PESHAWAR, May 18: There are a few forums for tribal women in the country where they could raise voice for their problems and...

Suicide or murder ? mystery behind the deaths of women remains...

According to official records of police and data compiled by rights organizations, the practice of self-annihilation in the valley has reached to an alarming level particularly among womenfolk. The data collected by this scribe shows that as many as 370 women have committed suicides during the last three years in Swat
Allama Noorul Haq cut the Christmas cake at Jirga hall, Landi Kotal.

Christians need Church in Miranshah

After successful Zarb-e-Azam operation against militants, it is second time, the Christians community is celebrating the day with religious fervor and zeal in the tribal district.