Hazara University student killed, another injured in firing

A student was killed and another sustained injuries in a clash with an employee of the Hazara University on Wednesday. Shinkiari Police said the university employee, Chand and two students, Suleman and Sajjad quarrelled during snooker game outside the university.

Reham Khan to form Mashoom for child rights protection

Reham Khan, the ex-spouse of PTI Chairman Imran Khan has announced to form “Mashoom” an organization for the protection of rights of children. Speaking at a news conference here on Monday, Reham Khan, who is also a media person and social worker, said Mashoom (child in Pashto) will serve as a shelter for homeless and out of school children who are generally involved in child labor. She added that her organization will provide free education and food for such children.

NADRA’S mega center inaugurated in Tehkal

o facilitate public in getting Computerized National Identity Cards (CNICs) and passports under one roof, Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Monday inaugurated NADRA mega center and executive passport office in Tehkal area of the provincial metropolis on Monday.

PHC moved against deletion of specific column for transgender in Census form

The transgender community has moved a constitutional petition before the Peshawar High Court against the deletion of a specific column for them in the form of the upcoming national Census. Speaking at a news conference in Peshawar press club on Monday before submitting the petition in the high court, TransAction Alliance president Farzana said that the Census form initially had a column for transgender under the head of disabilities to which civil society had objected.

‘KP govt allocating funds for welfare of transvestites in fiscal budget’

PESHAWAR, 06 June: Special Assistant to Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani has said a comprehensive policy is being chalked out for the welfare...

Pashto drama artist Fazal Rahman Seelai passes away

Popular comedian and Pashto drama artist Fazal Rahman alias Seelai has passed away due to cardiac arrest in Kanju area of district Swat on Thursday, his family members said. His funeral prayer was offered in Shaheed Baba area and was laid to rest in his ancestral graveyard in Kanju. Fazal Rahman performed in a large number of Pashto CD and TV dramas. He was popular for his humorous performance all over the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and other areas where Pashto is being understood.

Mob kills student in Abdul Wali Khan University on blasphemy charges

A mob killed a student of journalism department of the Abdul Wali Khan University, Madan on charges of posting sacrilegious contents online, police said here on Thursday. According to police, the student killed by the mob is identified as Mashal Khan, a resident of Zaida village in Swabi. Following the incident, the university has been shut down by the administration for an indefinite period. Assistant Registrar Ashoor Khan issued a notification stating the university will remain close until further notice.

Four commit suicide in one day in Nowshera

Five people from different areas of Nowshera committed suicide for various reasons just within a day on Sunday. Four people were died and another was hospitalized in critical condition.

KP government to regularise contractual employees in next budget

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has decided to regularise contract employees in the upcoming fiscal budget for the next year. Media reports said the provincial government has taken this decision in the light of the orders of the Supreme Court of Pakistan and Peshawar High Court.

KP government to inaugurate Swat Motorway project today

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government will inaugurate the Swat Motorway project today (Thursday). The Motorway leading from Colonel Sher Khan Interchange to Chakdara will cost Rs41 billion and will be completed in one and a half years.

CM announces hostel, ambulance, cash grant for Cadet College Kohat

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak on Thursday announced construction of a hostel, provision of ambulance and a grant of Rs20 million for the Cadet College Kohat. Speaking at the annual parents day function of college, the chief minister underlined the need of breaking the nexus of corruption, crime and terrorism to steer the country away from the quagmire of problems. He also inaugurated the newly constructed building of the Ayub hostel on this occasion.

Nazia Iqbal records Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s Qawwali for her album

Popular Pashto singer Nazia Iqbal has recorded the Qawwali of late Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan to pay tribute to the great singer. A music night was organised at a local hotel in Peshawar on Wednesday night which was attended by artistes, journalists and people associated with showbiz. Nazia Iqbal said on the occasion that she has recorded an album for Eidul Fitr in which she has recorded songs of eminent Pakistani singers in her voice.