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Dense fog engulfs parts of Punjab, KP

LAHORE: Various roads were closed on Tuesday due to poor visibility caused by the dense fog that engulfed parts of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Motorway police spokesperson relayed that the national highway section between Bahawalpur and Tarinda Muhammad was closed for traffic due to 0-50 meter visibility. The travel advisory issued by the police requested drivers to use fog lights while travelling on highways and motorways. Traffic was suspended on the national highway near Kashmore district in Sindh as well.…

KP CM faces NAB in Malam Jabba land lease case

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Chief Minister Mahmood Khan on Monday showed up before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Peshawar in connection with a probe into allotment of a piece of land in Malam Jabba-Swat for sports resort. Speaking to media after his appearance, the chief minister claimed the Bureau has given him clean chit in the case, adding that he was not given any questionnaire with regard to the probe. He said he had no information about the allotment of the land in question and added he was…

Former rulers kept KP in dark about CPEC: CM Mahmood

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Chief Minister Mahmood Khan on Friday accused former rulers over neglecting and  keeping his province in dark about multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Corridor (CPEC) project. Addressing a ceremony pertaining to KP government’s 100-day performance, Mahmood Khan highlighted the achievements of the provincial government in the span of 100 days and claimed that all the institutions are working in accordance with the constitution in the province. He said that his government freed all the…

Pervez Khattak ordered to reimburse Rs1.3m spent on govt ads

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Friday directed Minister for Defence Pervez Khattak to reimburse over Rs1.3 million incurred on government advertisements carrying his photograph. Headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, a bench of the apex court was hearing a suo motu case pertaining to the advertising campaigns run by the provincial governments of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab and Sindh in 2013-18. A state counsel informed that the minister is willing to return Rs1.36 million spent on the advertisements that…

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…

KP CM says summoned by NAB as witness in land lease case

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Chief Minister Mahmood Khan on Wednesday said he will appear before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in response to its summon in a case pertaining to the allotment of land in Malam Jabba-Swat for sports resort. Speaking to media, he said he believed in the sanctity of state institutions, adding that a negative impression was being created about NAB summoning him for investigation into a case. The chief minister said he has nothing to do with the case as the Bureau has summoned…

President lauds role of security forces in restoring peace

PESHAWAR: President Dr Arif Alvi on Saturday lauded the sacrifices rendered by people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and tribal districts in war against terror. Speaking at a press conference, he said Pakistan has suffered a lot due to terrorism. He also lauded the role of the security forces in restoring peace in the country which has helped in promotion of tourism. The president assured that personnel of Levies and Khasadar Force will be absorbed in police force in addition to recruitment of thirty thousand more police…

Funeral prayers of SP Tahir Dawar offered in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: The funeral prayers of slain Superintendent of Police (SP) Tahir Khan Dawar were offered at Police Lines in Peshawar on Thursday. KP Governor Shah Farman, Chief Minister Mahmood Khan, Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Afridi, IG KP police Salahuddin Khan Mahsud and other officials attended the funeral. Tahir Khan Dawar, who was kidnapped from Islamabad’s G-10/4 area on Oct 26, was murdered in Afghanistan as his tortured body was found in Dur Baba district of Nangarhar province this week. Afghan…

SP who went missing in Islamabad killed in Afghanistan: family sources

ISLAMABAD: A senior police officer of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), who went missing in Islamabad, has been killed in Afghanistan, ARY News reported, citing family sources. The Superintendent of Police (SP) Rural Peshawar, Tahir Khan Dawar, went missing in Islamabad on October 26. The provincial authorities and police, however, have not yet confirmed his death in the war-ravaged country. Responding to a question about the reported murder of the police officer, State Minister for Interior Shehryar Afridi said the matter…

SC seeks report on disposal of hospital waste in KPK

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) government to come up with a report, spelling out measures to tackle the issue of proper disposal of hospital waste in the province.  Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, who headed a bench of the apex court, gave this direction while hearing a case with regard to the disposal of hospital waste. He asked whether or not the province where the PTI has been ruling for a second consecutive term had incinerators at public sector hospitals. He directed…