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Journalist beaten up, injured

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PESHAWAR: About 12 men armed with guns and sticks attacked office of a local Urdu daily and beat up its crime reporter, causing him minor injuries. The incident took place at the office of daily Akhbar-i-Shahar when several attackers managed to enter its office and beat up its crime reporter, Kamran Gul. Mr Gul said […]

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Cell phone use banned in KP hospitals

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PESHAWAR – Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government on Tuesday banned use of smart phones and electronic equipments in healthcare facilities. In this connection, KP Minister for Health Dr Hisham Inamullah Khan notified a policy on use of smart phones and electronic equipments in the healthcare facilities, banning use of smart phones and tablets in all public health facilities […]

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Pemra seizes dish antennas in Peshawar

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PESHAWAR: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority, Federal Investigation Agency and customs department on Sunday seized devices that delivered Indian content/digital TV to the households. A joint team of the three bodies conducted raid in Kohati area of the city and seized smuggled DTH (direct to home) devices.The action was taken on the directives of the […]

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Musicians unite in defence of artistic freedom

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Copenhagen: Artists will perform live in Pakistan, Hungary, Senegal, Sweden, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Norway on Music Freedom Day, 3 March 2016, in defence of artistic freedom. Starting in Peshawar, one of the most dangerous places in the world for musicians, Music Freedom Day activities will be marked in many countries with concerts, seminars, […]

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Peshawar to get its first zoo soon

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PESHAWAR: Peshawar will soon get its first zoo as the first phase of construction at a cost of Rs127 million has been approved. Talking to The Express Tribune on Wednesday wildlife department’s chief conservator, Safdar, said forest department has given them 25 acres of land free of charge and government has allocated funds for the […]

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Woman killed, 56 hurt as 6.9 magnitude quake hits parts of Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD/ LAHORE /PESHAWAR: At least one woman was killed and 56 persons were injured in Peshawar after a strong earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale struck various parts of Pakistan on early Saturday morning. In Peshawar, one woman was killed and 56 persons, including seven women, were injured due to landsliding. The wall of […]

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Tried and tested: Moviemakers cash in on Eid fever

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PESHAWAR: After watching the stories of alcoholics and crazy Pukhtuns unfold on previous Eids, thousands of movie buffs now head to cinemas in the hope to catch some prayers of the malang. With seven new attractions, the city’s cinemas have seen packed houses during Eidul Azha. The movies hit the silver screen on the first […]

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Tribal journalist shot injured in Peshawar

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PESHAWAR/LANDI KOTAL: A tribal journalist hailing from Khyber Agency sustained injuries when an unidentified person opened firing on him in the limits of Hayatabad police station here late on Tuesday, police said. The tribal journalist Abdul Azam Shinwari, a resident of Landi Kotal, works for the state news agency APP and Pakistan Television. A police […]

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Significant move: Scholarship amounts raised by almost tenfold for FATA

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PESHAWAR: 0In a significant move, the FATA Secretariat has decided to increase scholarship amounts by almost tenfold for students from the tribal areas enrolled in technical education programmes, including degree courses in engineering. The decision was taken in the ninth FATA Development Working Party (FDWP) meeting held at the secretariat earlier this week. For the […]

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Couple held in cyber crime case

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PESHAWAR: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Monday arrested a couple from the court premises after the woman’s pre-arrest bail and her husband’s bail petition were dismissed in a case of cyber crime in which the personal videos of a female police constable from her cell phone were shared. Additional Sessions Judge Peshawar Nusrat Yasmin […]

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2 million unverified SIMs blocked

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ISLAMABAD: More than two million SIMs have been blocked across the country under a campaign launched by the government for authentication of details of mobile phone subscribers. Earlier this month the government gave Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) 91 days to verify 103 million SIMs issued before August last year but not verified through the Biometric […]

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Pakistani Journalist Gets Four-Year Jail Term for “Entering Afghanistan Illegally”

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TV reporter was arrested in eastern Afghanistan after going to northwestern Pakistan to interview Taliban Reporters Without Borders and the Pakistani NGO Freedom Network condemn the four-year jail sentence that an Afghan court has imposed on Pakistani TV reporter Faizullah Khan for illegally crossing into Afghanistan while researching a story on the Taliban. Announced on […]

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Pakistani reporter sentenced to 4-year prison term in Afghanistan

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New York: A Pakistani television journalist was convicted on charges of travelling to Afghanistan without travel documents and sentenced to four years in prison, Pakistani officials said on Sunday. He had initially been accused of spying by Afghan authorities, according to news reports. An Afghan court in eastern Nangarhar province convicted Faizullah Khan, a reporter […]

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Afghan court jails Pakistani journalist

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ISLAMABAD: A court in Afghanistan has sentenced a Pakistani TV journalist to four years in prison on charges of travelling to the neighbouring country without documents, Pakistani diplomatic sources said on Sunday. Faizullah Khan, a reporter for Karachi-based ARY News, was detained by Afghan authorities in eastern Nangarhar province in April this year. Some reports […]

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