Farkhanda Jabeen, a resident of Gulbahar area of Peshawar, is an expert in making artificial jewellery from brass wire, embroidery and tailoring. The 45-year-old widow is associated with this profession for the last 15 years. Farkhanda says she has seen very hard times in her life and she adopted this profession after death of her husband to make ends meet.
The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) FATA chief says his party supports merger of the tribal areas with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, local government system and right of appeal to the tribal population in the superior judiciary. The PPP Central Executive Committee member and former lawmaker Akhunzada Chattan expressed these views in an interview with TNN correspondent in Bajaur Agency.
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.
Hameeda Bibi, a resident of Nizampur area of Nowshera, has lost her baby before giving birth to him due to heavy work and lack of care during pregnancy and now she is visiting a clinic situated five miles away from her home to avoid further deterioration of her health condition. “I am suffering severe bleeding since the beginning of my pregnancy and the doctors have told me to remove the foetus because it is not growing. They said heavy work at home has caused death of the foetus, but I have decided to conduct ultrasound test to check my condition,” she told TNN.
By Salman Ahmad PESHAWAR, 16 July:According to Pakistan’s Demographic Health Survey 2013, every eleventh child dies before reaching the age of five, and 25 out...
SADDA, 3 July: The beneficiaries of the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) have said they are not receiving financial assistance from the government since the last few months. Some women beneficiaries of the BISP told TNN that they visit the BISP office every month but had to return empty handed. Some poor women complained that despite deserving the aid, their names were not included in the initial survey of the BISP. They said their names were not included in the BISP beneficiaries list despite several applications in this regard.
Wearing of new clothes on the occasion of Eidul Fitr is considered essential part of the Eid celebrations and people of every age buy new clothes on the occasion. However, several people in Mardan have complained that tailors have increased their rates to an extent that it has become impossible for the common man to get suit for the occasion.
Bird keeping is not a popular hobby in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, mainly due to superstitious belief that keeping birds, especially pigeons, may bring bad luck and the practice is considered to be a sin by many.
Imagine how it must feel when your 15-year-old son calls you from Iran and asks your permission to go to Europe. This was the situation facing Haji Ghulam Mohammad in October last year. Shafiq was studying in Iran and staying with relatives there. Other relatives arrived from Afghanistan en route to Europe, and offered to take him with them.
Civil society believes the health officials are not taking primary health issues seriously and as a result primary health is in bad shape, particularly maternal and child health.
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
On the report of TNN about problems in the Government School for Blinds, a Pakistani expatriate in Germany has come forward to resolve problems of the school. Irfan, a teacher of the school situated in Nishtarabad area of Peshawar, told TNN that a person named Saad has sent Rs7,000 for purchase of necessary books and other items.