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) and Al-Qaeda. . . . → 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 under article . . . → Read More: We all have a part to play in Zarb-e-Azb’s success

KP’s new online price control system

PESHAWAR – The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has formally launched online system in the province to control prices of essential commodities during the holy month of Ramzan-ul-Mubarak.

This is part of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government special reforms initiative. This was revealed at a high-level meeting chaired by Additional Chief Secretary Khalid Pervez on the special directives of . . . → Read More: KP’s new online price control system

New high security prison under construction in KP

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa would be setting up Pakistan’s first high security prison having three-layered security besides establishing high security zones in six sensitive jails of the northwestern province housing more than 1,000 terrorists and high profile prisoners like Dr Shakil Afridi.

The authorities have also announced to form a special prison force which would guard the . . . → Read More: New high security prison under construction in KP

Politics on the streets

By conducting political rallies at the heart of the federal capital and literally a stone’s throw away from the Constitution Avenue – now a “Red Zone” because of the existential security threats faced by the state – the conductors of such events do no service to their cause and do little to sway the government; or . . . → Read More: Politics on the streets

Fight against tuberculosis: more health officials required

PESHAWAR: Addressing a seminar for World Tuberculosis (TB) Day on Monday, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Minister for Health Shaukat Ali Yousafzai said TB eradication was a serious challenge while other department officials shared the province’s progress in this regard.

Secretary Health Ghulam Qadir Khan informed that the Provincial TB Control Programme has achieved the target for case . . . → Read More: Fight against tuberculosis: more health officials required

KP and FATA celebrate Pakistan with full fanfare

PESHAWAR / DI KHAN / KHAR: A defence exhibition was held in Army Stadium Peshawar on Sunday to mark Pakistan Day. The event was inaugurated by corps commander Lieutenant General Khalid Rabbani.

The day started with a salute of 21 canons, after which a large number of people visited the exhibition and took a keen interest . . . → Read More: KP and FATA celebrate Pakistan with full fanfare

Another case against aerial firing

By Samar Esapzai 

After an indubitably glorious victory against India in the Asia Cup this past Sunday, ardent Pakistani fans, all across the world, have indeed found various ways to celebrate this euphoric occasion. While some celebrations are fun and safe, others are not.

I am referring to the infamous aerial firing or, in other words, . . . → Read More: Another case against aerial firing

Pakistani medic from KPK helps Sudan’s war wounded

The Pakistani logistician Gul Badshah first encountered the humanitarian world when a deadly earthquake devastated the north of his country nearly a decade ago. Shortly afterwards he joined Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and nowadays he tries with his actions to alleviate the suffering of the population in war-hit South Sudan.

Gul Badshah is used . . . → Read More: Pakistani medic from KPK helps Sudan’s war wounded

Against deforestation

In the South Asian region, countries have long started protecting their forests in recognition of their important role as water catchments, as homes for biodiversity and indigenous peoples, and as carbon storage.

Even poor Himalayan countries, like Bhutan, have a remarkable forest cover of 72 per cent, while Nepal has 39.6 per cent of its . . . → Read More: Against deforestation