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Tarakai issues Rs 1 billion-defamation notice to PTI’s Kundi

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Minister Shahram Khan Tarakai has sent one billion libel notice to his own party MNA Dawar Kundi for defaming him through “false allegations” of corruption. In a notice, he demanded to issue an apology for false allegation or ready for legal proceeding. The notice also demands Rs10billion as compensatory money. Dawar Kundi had accused several ministers including Shahram Khan Tarakai...

πŸ•” 4:08 PM - June 16, 2016 Read Full News
 

Death toll rises to five in KP rain related incidents

PESHAWAR: Death toll in the incidents caused by storm and heavy rain in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has risen to five. According to Provincial Disaster Management Authority, two persons each died in Peshawar and Bannu and one in Nowshera. Twenty people were also injured in these districts.  ...

πŸ•” 2:54 PM - June 16, 2016 Read Full News
 

Four students injured in security guard accidental firing in Swat

SWAT: At least four students were injured on Thursday as a security official guarding a girl’s high school in Sway accidentally opened fire in Swat.  According to reports, security guard of the Madin Girls School mistakenly dropped the gun when he tried to lift it up the fire suddenly shot from the gun. As result, four students were injured and taken to Saidu Sharif Hospital for immediate treatment. Police personnel arrived...

πŸ•” 11:27 AM - June 16, 2016 Read Full News
 

Blast near ex-CM Haider Hoti leaves passerby injured in Mardan

PESHAWAR: At least one person was injured in an explosion outside the residence of former chief minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Ameer Haider Khan Hoti on Thursday. According to police, the bomb had been planted in front of Hoti's house in an umbrella at a traffic police checkpost at Akbar Phatak, police sources said. Traffic police used the umbrella as a shade to escape the sun while on duty. Bomb Disposal Squad personnel said 500...

πŸ•” 10:04 AM - June 16, 2016 Read Full News
 

Pak, Afghan forces agree on ceasefire at Torkham border, wave white flags

PESHAWAR: The border authorities of Pakistan and Afghanistan on Wednesday formally agreed over ceasefire at Torkham and waved white flags on both sides of the border. According to security sources, the border authorities of both the sides met for a short meeting following which they waved white flags on their respective sides. The construction work on Torkham gate also started following the ceasefire announcement. Earlier in the...

πŸ•” 8:38 PM - June 15, 2016 Read Full News
 

2 killed, 15 injured as heavy rain hits Peshawar

PESHAWAR: At least two persons were killed and 15 injured in rains related incidents in different parts of Peshawar as heavy downpour hit parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.  According to reports, two persons including a child were killed and 15 others including women and children injured when boundary walls and roofs collapsed due to heavy rains in different areas of Peshawar.  The injured were rushed to nearby hospitals. Eight...

πŸ•” 4:26 PM - June 15, 2016 Read Full News
 

Moderate earthquake jolts parts of KP, FATA

PESHAWAR: An earthquake of moderate intensity jolted several parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) on Wednesday, no causality or loss of property was reported.  According to geological wing of Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), an earthquake of 5.4 magnitude on the Richter scale was felt in Malakand Division, Khyber Agency, Swat and surrounding areas. The epicenter was located in the...

πŸ•” 2:21 PM - June 15, 2016 Read Full News
 

Pakistan resumes construction of gate at Torkham border

PESHAWAR: Undeterred by Afghan forces’ unprovoked firing, the Pakistani authorities have resumed construction of gate at Torkham border today (Wednesday) while the security men on both sides of the border remain alert. Pakistan has dispatched more troops and weapons to the volatile border amid an escalation in tension between the two neighbors. Curfew is still imposed in the area.  The fighting erupted along the Torkham...

πŸ•” 1:45 PM - June 15, 2016 Read Full News
 

Swabi residents protest against prolong power outages

SWABI: Enraged locals have shut Swabi-Jehangira Road for all kinds of traffic as part of protest against long durations of power outages in holy month of Ramazan. Police resorted to baton-charge and aerial firing to disperse the protesters however, retaliation by the locals injured Assistant Commissioner, Samiullah of Chota Lahore area. According to the locals, they are facing 15-hour long power outages on daily basis while whatever...

πŸ•” 1:30 PM - June 15, 2016 Read Full News
 

28 Afghans among 100 suspects arrested in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: More than 150 suspected people, including 28 Afghan nationals, were taken into custody by law enforcement agencies during search operation in different areas of the provincial capital here on Wednesday. According to police sources, the joint operations were conducted by police and security forces in Hayatabad and Hashtnaghri areas of Peshawar. During the operation, police arrested more than 150 suspects including Afghanis...

πŸ•” 12:38 PM - June 15, 2016 Read Full News
 

KP govt announces 10 percent increase in salaries, pensions

PESHAWAR: The Khybr Pakhtunkhwa Government has announced 10 percent increase in salaries and pension of the government employees in the budget for fiscal year 20161-7. In his budget speech, Finance Minister KP Muzaffar Said advocate announced salary package for the government employees under which he announced the merger of 10 percent interim allowance 2013 and 2014 into the basic running pay of the provincial government employees. He...

πŸ•” 8:09 PM - June 14, 2016 Read Full News
 

KP budget of Rs505b presented; Expects over Rs36b as net hydel profit

PESHAWAR:  Provincial Minister for Finance Muzafar Said Tuesday presented Rs505 billion budget for fiscal year 2016-17 amid protest by the opposition members. The opposition members were raising slogans making the finance minister inaudible. The finance minister said that the province would get over Rs 293.69 billion from the federal divisible pool while over Rs 35.28 billion would be received as expenses in war against terror...

πŸ•” 4:15 PM - June 14, 2016 Read Full News
 

KP cabinet approves budget 2016-17,

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa cabinet Tuesday approved budget proposals for fiscal year 2016-17.  The cabinet meeting was chaired by chief minister Pervez Khattak. The cabinet approved about Rs505 billion budget proposals for fiscal year 2016-17. The cabinet also approved annual development programme (ADP) of over Rs 115 billion, in which around Rs30 billion are allocated for district governments. According to reports, the government...

πŸ•” 4:08 PM - June 14, 2016 Read Full News
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