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Light quake hits Swabi, Battagram, other KP areas

PESHAWAR: A light earthquake struck different parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Friday morning, ARY News reported. As per details, the tremor whose magnitude and epicenter couldn’t be ascertained immediately was felt in Swabi, Battagram, Malakand, Mansehra and other parts of the province. There were no reports of any damage. This is the second tremor to hit Battagram and the adjoining areas in less than a month as a light earthquake was felt in the KP district on Nov 25. A 5.6-magnitude earthquake had struck many…

Earthquake tremors felt in Battagram, adjoining areas

PESHAWAR: Earthquake tremors were felt in Battagram, a district of Khyber Pakhtonkhwa, and adjoining areas on Sunday morning, ARY News reported. According to reports, people felt the jolts for about 10 seconds. People left their homes in panic after jolts hit some of the Battagram areas. However, there are no reports of any damage. The epicenter of the quake couldn’t be determined as yet. Earlier in April this year, a 5.6-magnitude earthquake had struck many towns of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. The epicenter of the quake…

Five people shot dead in Battagram jirga

CHARSADDA: At least five people were killed while three others injured in firing during a jirga in a Battagram neighbourhood on Tuesday, ARY News reported.  Police said the firing incident took place during the jirga in Batgiram. The deceased and the injured have been shifted to a nearby hospital. The culprits managed to flee the crime scene, a police official said, adding that search operation has been launched to arrest them. The identities of those killed in the incident couldn’t be ascertained immediately.

BISP launches biometric verification system for payment in Battagram

ISLAMABAD: Benazir Income Support Program (BISP) has launched biometric verification system (BVS) in Battagram to make payment transparent. Minister of State and Chairperson BISP MNA Marvi Memon said since inception, BISP has seen significant improvements in payment modes ensuring transparency and effective service delivery.  Payments through BVS would eliminate the middle man culture making it more transparent and efficient. This she said while inaugurating BVS in Battagram. BISP beneficiaries, BISP officials, local…