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  • ‘Rid Karachi of weapons, private militias once and for all’

    December 18, 2017 12:00 AM

    KARACHI: Prominent civil society activists at a seminar on Sunday demanded complete deweaponisation of Karachi to rid the city that serves as an economic hub of the country of recurrent violence. Organised by a group working for peace and deweaponisation, Citizens Against Weapons, the seminar was held at the PMA House; it was attended by concerned citizens

  • People condole death of Ziarat Khan’s wife

    December 18, 2017 12:00 AM

    PESHAWAR: People continued to visit the residence of retired senior civil servant Ziarat Khan in Swabi district on Sunday to offer condolences on the death of his wife. Her Nimaz-i-Janaza was held in Maneri village on the Jhanda Road in Swabi on Friday. It was largely attended by retired and serving government officials, notables of the area and political

  • Cop shot dead in DI Khan

    December 18, 2017 12:00 AM

    DERA ISMAIL KHAN: A police constable was gunned down here on Sunday, the police said. Sources said that the police had set up a cordon for checking when a man travelling in a vehicle opened fire on the cops in the limits of Paharpur Police Station. As a result, Constable Sanaullah was critically injured. The injured cop succumbed to injuries on the way to hospital

  • Lecture on ancient Silk Route today

    December 18, 2017 12:00 AM

    PESHAWAR: The Victoria Memorial Hall of the Peshawar Museum will host a lecture by famed historian and polymath, Professor Dr. Sayed Amjad Hussain, today (Monday) at 3:00pm. The United States-based luminary, who is affectionately called “Aghaji” by everybody in his hometown Peshawar, has enchanted the local audiences on previous occasions. This time will talk on “The Silk Route

  • Dispute between Sikhs, Hangu admin resolved

    December 18, 2017 12:00 AM

    HANGU: The dispute between the district administration and Sikh community was resolved here on Sunday. The traders from Sikh community alleged that Assistant Commissioner Muhammad Ayub made uncalled for remarks about their religion and asked them to convert to Islam. They said the Assistant Commissioner at the time was carrying out routine checking at the bazaar

  • Swat farmers to stage protest outside KP Assembly

    December 18, 2017 12:00 AM

    MINGORA: The farmers belonging to Swat on Sunday announced to stage a protest outside the Provincial Assembly if their demands were not met forthwith. The decision was announced by district president of farmers Mansoor Ali Gujjar at a meeting here. Awami Workers Party Pakistan (AWPP) central president Fanoos Gujjar and others office-bearers were present

  • All set for Chitramas winter festival in three Kalash Valleys

    December 18, 2017 12:00 AM

    CHITRAL: The severe cold has failed to dampen the spirit of the Kalash people as they continued to make preparations to celebrate their winter festival, Chitramas, in a befitting manner. There is a hustle and bustle in the three valleys of Bamboret, Birir and Rambur where the Kalash people live. The small Kalash community of about 5,000 people have finalised

  • Former govts looted exchequer, says CM adviser

    December 17, 2017 12:00 AM

    PESHAWAR: Adviser to the Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Shakeel Ahmad Khan Advocate Saturday said former public representativeshad looted the national exchequer and made properties in Dubai and other European countries. He made it clear that they would be made accountable in courts. He was speaking to a public meeting held at near Batkhela which was also addressed

  • Two stabbed to death

    December 17, 2017 12:00 AM

    BATKHELA: Two persons were killed and another sustained injuries in a clash between two groups over a petty issue here on Saturday. Sources said that two groups led by Hakeem Khan and Sher Muhammad, after exchanging harsh words over a petty issue, attacked each other with knives and daggers. As a result, Hakeem Khan and Sher Muhammad were killed on the spot while

  • Journalists being provided with health cards: Marriyum

    December 17, 2017 12:00 AM

    ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb has said journalists are also being provided with Health Cards under the Prime Minister’s Health Scheme. She stated this while addressing the MoU signing ceremony that has held between National Press Club (NPC) and PIMS hospital in Islamabad. The minister said the government