Posts tagged as: Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa

Malala Yousafzai gets highest national award

President Asif Ali Zardari‚ acting on advice of the prime minister‚ has approved conferment of National Awards upon eminent personalities, including Malala Yousafzai, for their services in different spheres of life.   The awards include Sitara-i-Shujaat‚ Tamgha-i-Shujaat‚ Sitara-i-Imtiaz‚ President’s Award for Pride of Performance‚ and Tamgha-i-Imtiaz. Five foreign national have also been awarded for their services […]

Heavy rains inundate roads, streets in Islamabad, Rawalpindi

Heavy monsoon downpours inundated several roads and streets in some parts of Islamabad‚ Rawalpindi and adjoining areas Tuesday morning. A spokesperson of met office said that 190 mm of rain has been recorded in Islamabad during the last twenty four hours. According to rescue officials‚ water level has reached alarming level at Nullah Leh in […]

Moon-sighting committee to meet on Thursday


A meeting of the Central “Ruet-e-Hilal” Committee will be held on Thursday in Karachi for sighting of crescent of “Eid-ul-Fitr”. Chairman of the Committee Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman will preside over the meeting.  He will make announcement of sighting or otherwise of the ‘Shawal’ moon. Zonal committees will also meet at provincial headquarters. The Meteorological Department has […]

Rescue operations in flood-hit areas continue

Rescue and relief activities are continuing in rain and flood hit areas in all the four provinces. Pakistan Army‚ Navy and local administration have accelerated their emergency relief operation in rain-affected low lying areas of Karachi. Pakistan Navy has set up relief camps in Jalbani Town and Gadap Town areas. Sindh Rangers has also set […]

Rains, floods kill 18 die in country

Heavy rains that caused floods in several parts of the killed at least 18 people on Saturday, officials said.  Seven persons died due to electrocution and other rain related incidents in Karachi.  Six people were killed and three injured when wall of a factory fell on a hut in due to heavy rain in the […]

Attack on check post in Balochistan kills 8 security men

Insurgents fired rockets on a check post of security forces in the restive Balochistan province and killed at least eight security men, officials said. A check post of coastguards at Sunsar area, some 100 kilometers away from Gwadar, the port city in Balochistan, came under rocket attack at 7 a.m. Several security men were also […]

US helps Afghan refugee women learn professional trades

Richard Albright, Coordinator for Economic and Development Assistance at the U.S. Embassy Islamabad, inaugurated “Shop for Cause” at Malikabad Plaza, Rawalpindi. This exclusive outlet for the hand-embroidered fashions and handicrafts of Afghan women refugees is a direct result of collaboration between the U.S. government and the Hashoo Foundation. The artisans studied tailoring and marketing with […]

CCI’s first meet to discuss energy policy

Electric Poles

The newly constituted Council of Common Interests (CCI) holds its first meeting in Islamabad Tuesday to devise new energy policy. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will chair the meeting. All the four chief ministers and other members of the council will attend. The participants of the meeting will be taken into confidence on the current power […]

KP Government to launch citizens’ feedback data collection

The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has approved the launching of a citizens feedback data collection system where the dealing and performance of the government functionaries will be directly inquired about from the concern citizen through mobile telephone calls and sms.     Immediately and for the time being such inquiries/calls will be made to those […]

JUI-(F), ANP reach alliance for by-polls

Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) and Awami National Party (ANP) Friday announced that they have reached an alliance for the next moth by-elections.  JUI-F will support the candidates of ANP in NA-1,5 & PK-23 while ANP will support JUI-F candidates on the remaining seats in the province. By-elections will be held on five National Assembly and four […]

Gunmen kill peace committee chief, son, nephew in Bannu


The chief of a local peace committee was killed in a bomb blast along with his son and nephew in Bannu, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Wednesday, police said. The vehicle carrying peace committee chief Malik Hashim Khan was targeted in the Zindi Falak Sher area of Bannu and was completely destroyed in the attack. The […]

Widespread rain/thunderstorm expected

Widespread rain/thunderstorm is expected in Upper Sindh‚ Southeastern Balochistan and southern Punjab while at scattered places of Upper/Central Punjab Islamabad‚ Khyber Pakhtunkhwa‚ Southern Sindh‚ Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan during next 24 hours, the met office says.   Widespread dust-thunderstorm/rain occurred in Punjab‚ Islamabad‚ Khyber Pakhtunkhwa‚ Upper Sindh‚ Eastern Balochistan and Kashmir during the last twenty-four hours. […]


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