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.
Woman legislator from one of the of ruling parties in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) coalition government, Miraj Humayun thinks it seems difficult to pass the women protection bill from the provincial assembly after the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) identified some of its clauses were against Islamic injunctions.
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...
The Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) ameer Sirajul Haq has said the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) should be merged with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR) law should be abolished as it is the main reason behind the problems of the tribal people and impeding action against corrupt elements. After addressing an anti-corruption public rally in Bajaur Agency on Saturday, the JI chief spoke exclusively to TNN about the JI’s stance on FATA reforms and other issues of the FATA people.
A new report by the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF and the International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) reveals that law to protect breastfeeding in most of the countries are inadequate. According to the report, out of the 194 countries analysed, only 39 states have laws that enact all provisions of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes—a slight increase from 37 in 2011. The report further said that 135 member states have in place some form of legal measure related to the international code which is up from 103 in 2011, when the last WHO analysis was done.
Leishmania disease, which is transmitted by the bite of sand-flies, has been spreading in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, FATA and Afghanistan. TNN correspondent has conducted a detailed discussion with Dr Akhtar Munir, Skin Specialist at Kuwait Teaching Hospital in Peshawar, about the symptoms, causes, treatment and precautionary measures of the disease.
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.
A vendor girl has alleged that she has been raped repeatedly for seven days by a Christian lad in Shabqadr’s Wapda colony. Shazia who sells household items in different areas of the district told media persons on Thursday that she was on a visit to Shabqadr on March 28 when the accused Adrak invited her to his house and molested her. “I along with my sister had gone to Shabqadr’s Wapda colony where the accused Adrak, son of Davis, on the pretext of buying utensils invited me to his house and raped me,” Shazia revealed.