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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa APC today

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa All Parties Conference (APC), aimed at taking all parties onboard over the central government’s non-payment of Rs 25 billion as net hydroelectric power’s second installment, would be held on

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly denounces fanatic US pastor

PESHAWAR – The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Friday adopted a resolution strongly condemning the desecration of Holy Quran by pastor Terry Jones of Florida and demanded the government must convey Pakistani’s sentiments to the US ambassador in Islamabad.
The house passed another resolution sympathising with the people of Japan who suffered devastation caused by earthquake, tsunami and resultant nuclear crisis. The lawmakers said Pakistanis stood with Japanese during these drastic

Barrister Masood Kausar is new Khyber Pakhtunkhwa governor

PESHAWAR – President Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday appointed Barrister Syed Masood Kausar as Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa governor on the advice of Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani. Barrister Kausar is likely to assume the office after taking oath on Thursday (tomorrow).
He will replace Owais Ahmad Ghani, who assumed the office in May 2007. Masood is amongst a few civilians to be posted against the highly sensitive office in the country as mostly former military generals remained governor

Heavy rain, snow paralyse life in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

PESHAWAR – A heavy rain, flanked by snow on mountainous regions throughout Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and adjoining tribal region, paralysed the smooth business of life on Monday. In Peshawar and other main cities, towns and districts of the province, the rain with brief intervals was in progress since Friday.
A heavy snow was also reported in the mountainous regions like Chitral, Dir, Swat, Mansehra, Kohistan, Batagram, Buner, Shangla and Abbottabad districts while apart from

WFP, UN bodies may reduce staff in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, FATA

ISLAMABAD – Owing to serious security concerns, the World Food Programme (WFP) and other UN bodies may reduce their staff in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the Tribal Areas in the wake of deadly suicide bombing in Bajaur agency on Thursday.
The WFP closed down its food distribution programme in Bajaur Agency after the suicide attack that killed over 40 people and it will soon go for a security review as far as its other operations in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and other Tribal Areas are

Christmas celebrated in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, FATA

PESHAWAR – Christians in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) on Saturday celebrated Christmas with a pledge to work for Pakistan’s progress, stability and peace.
Main congregations were held in Saint John Cathedral and Michel Catholic, Peshawar where need of tolerance and co-existence in society was emphasised in the Christmas sermon. The churches were decorated with lightings and buntings. Christmas trees were decorated in the Christian households

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa doctors’ strike enters second week

PESHAWAR: Doctors from three hospitals of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa continued their protest, boycotting their work at Outpatient Departments (OPDs) here on Monday.
The doctors’ strike entered second week on Monday that had started after the Provincial Doctors Association’s call for a protest drive against what the doctors said were the ‘growing security threats’ and kidnapping of their colleague for ransom.
The doctors at Khyber Teaching Hospital (KTH), Hayatabad Medical Complex