Not much help and response from Govt for APS victims

(BY ASAD HASHIM) Families of children killed or wounded in Pakistan’s worst militant attack accuse the local government of breaking its promises of medical treatment and justice, a year after Taliban gunmen massacred 134 students in a Peshawar school.

Victims’ relatives say they will attend the official anniversary commemoration on Wednesday, but vowed to pressure . . . → Read More: Not much help and response from Govt for APS victims

KP Assembly passes bill against corruption

The provincial assembly on Tuesday unanimously passed the much-propagated Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Ehtesab Commission Bill, 2013, which provides for the establishment of a five-member Ehtesab Commission and appointment of a director general for preventing corruption and corrupt practices and to hold accountable all public officeholders for these practices.

Under the Act, within 30 days of the . . . → Read More: KP Assembly passes bill against corruption

The ever growing Peshawar

The city is growing; knocking on the door of tribal areas to the west and the friendly neighbour Nowshera to the east. The question really is, where do its residents go from here?

Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s evolving demographics have a direct causal link with almost everything and anything that happens within the province. The flagrant population growth . . . → Read More: The ever growing Peshawar

6.2m children still out of school – Pakistan Education Statistics

The total number of out-of-school children at primary level in the country has dropped from 6.7 million in 2012-2013 to 6.2 million, says the Pakistan Education Statistics Report 2013-2014 released on Tuesday.

As per the report, the total number of out-of-school children is 2.9 million in Punjab, 0.4 million in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P); 1.8 million . . . → Read More: 6.2m children still out of school – Pakistan Education Statistics

Police recovers 33 minor girls from a house in Karachi

The police on a tip-off conducted a raid on a house in the Liaquatabad area and recovered 33 minor girls. All the girls, aged between 8 and 10, were brought to Karachi from the Bajaur Agency. The girls can only speak Pashtu and cannot speak Urdu, reported private news channels. The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) governor . . . → Read More: Police recovers 33 minor girls from a house in Karachi

Should Pakistani leadership wake up to the IS developments

Amid swelling reports of the Islamic State (IS) rapidly emerging in Pakistan, a most recent meeting in Balochistan between the leadership of Abu Bakar Al Baghdadi-led IS and a splinter group of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan – Jundallah – has created ripples in the Pakistani establishment circles.

The news about the meeting between the delegations of . . . → Read More: Should Pakistani leadership wake up to the IS developments

Woman blames KPK government for child’s misshaped appendix operation

The mother of five-year-old Kashan Ahmad is a protester and seeks justice from Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan against those doctors of a government hospital in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa who according to her did something wrong during an appendix operation and made her child abnormal.

She came with her husband and two children from Mianwali in . . . → Read More: Woman blames KPK government for child’s misshaped appendix operation

KPK bullet proof vehicles to help improve security

The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) government helped police make 256 of their vehicles bulletproof, Express News reported on Tuesday.

These vehicles will be used for local operation as well as by special squad.

The K-P police had earlier requested the provincial government to make their vehicles bullet-proof as policemen were often . . . → Read More: KPK bullet proof vehicles to help improve security

Zarb-e-Azb: Battle for Pakistan’s sovereignty

By Saqib Mehmood and Ifrah Waqar

On June 15, Pakistan Army launched a comprehensive military operation against local and foreign militants in North Waziristan. This operation is aimed at rooting out Pakistani Taliban and their aiding trans-national violent organizations, the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) . . . → Read More: Zarb-e-Azb: Battle for Pakistan’s sovereignty

We all have a part to play in Zarb-e-Azb’s success

(By Farheen Rizvi) With the consent of the federal government in Islamabad, the Pakistan Army has finally launched operation ‘Zarb-e-Azb’ in North Waziristan.

It was long due for the federal government to take responsibility of the constitution of Pakistan. The constitution is not just about executing former chiefs of the army . . . → Read More: We all have a part to play in Zarb-e-Azb’s success