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KP, Punjab in grip of cold wave after rain

ISLAMABAD/QUETTA: Heavy rainfall coupled with snowfall in Khyber Pakhtonkhwa, Balochistan has intensified cold wave in different cities of the provinces, ARY News reported on Saturday. The Pakistan Meteorological Department has also predicted rainfall with snow at the hills as the westerly wave affecting western and upper parts of the country would likely to grip different parts of the country today. Director National Weather Forecasting Centre (PMD) Dr Khalid said that the prevailing weather system was persisting in…

KP govt officers donate 3-day salary for Diamer-Bhasha, Mohmand dams

ISLAMABAD: As the campaign for funds collection for construction of two dams to address water crisis in the country intensifies, officers of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government have announced contribution of their three-day salary to the fund for the construction of Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand dams. According to reports, fund for the construction of the dams has been established under directive of Chief Justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar to overcome shortage of water and power in the country. Meanwhile, chairman Water and Power…

KP’s first female taxi driver shot dead by husband

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtonkhwa’s first woman driver of a ride-hailing service, Careem, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) was shot dead by her husband. The accused has been arrested by the police. According to police, the victim’s husband tried to frame the murder as a burglary attempt, but he was caught later. Reports said that Nabeel Ambar, the victim, had married to her second husband five months ago. During the investigation, the police also interrogated deceased’s husband who later confessed to killing his wife. Police…

4-year-old girl ‘raped’, murdered in Mardan

MARDAN: As the country is still reeling over brutal rape and murder of little girl Zainab in Kasur, another horrific case has come to light of an underage girl from Mardan who was sexually assaulted by an unidentified culprit before being murdered. Four-year-old Asma was murdered in Jandarpar Gujjar Garhi area of Mardan. The girl was playing outside her home when she went missing and later her body with torture-marks was found from the fields. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa IGP Salahuddin Mehsud says rape could not be confirmed as…

This KP university bans boys and girls from sitting together

PESHAWAR: The Bacha Khan University in Charsadda has imposed ban on mixed gender gatherings at the premises and warned students of ‘penalty’ if they violated the rule. The notification in this regard was issued earlier this month. According to reports, the university has warned that male and female students were not allowed to sit or walk together on the campus. “Violators will be penalised without any further warning.” Reports cited university’s chief proctor Dr Mohammad Shakeel as saying that the policy was aimed at…

KP govt to build CPEC city near Swabi

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has decided in principle to construct China-Pakistan Economic Corridor -  CPEC City on Islamabad-Peshawar-Motorway near Swabi. The CPEC city project will be completed at a cost of $4.4 billion. The city will be constructed over 80,000 kanal area of land. The CPEC City will consist of education and commercial zones, public buildings, apartments, Golf Course, Theme Park and sports facilities. The CPEC city would have 62,000 plots and will comprise of education zone, five to…

Will ‘allow corruption’ in KP if Nawaz goes scot-free: Khattak

PESHAWAR: Much Hullabaloo surrounded the submission of Panamagate inquiry report regarding Sharif family’s offshore properties by the joint investigation team in the Supreme Court and political leaders virtually had a field day in what appeared to be a politically-charged day. Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtonkhwa stood out as an exception with his rather belligerent statement hinting at his fears of PM getting acquittal in the Panama case tangle. In his statement, Khattak said he would allow corruption in Khyber…

Police baton-charge protesting doctors in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: Police arrested three more protesting doctors after baton-charge that resulted in injuries to several medics at Hayatabad Medical Complex, ARY News reported on Wednesday. A clash between doctors and police personnel erupted when the protesting young doctors entered the wards and outpatient department (OPD) and chanted slogans against government, prompting police to baton-charge them for obstructing the smooth working of the health facility. The police action resulted in injuries to several doctors while three…