Why does Islamabad top kidnapping cases list

Peshawar has topped the list with respect to cases of kidnapping for ransom in the province. In the last year alone, more than 70 people were reportedly kidnapped for ransom from the city, according to police records. . . . → Read More: Why does Islamabad top kidnapping cases list

Obama promotes Viagra in Pakistan

Forget a healthcare law bearing his name. President Barack Obama is reportedly the face of contraband Viagra being sold in a northern city in Pakistan.

According to the Agence France-Press, the banned pills — illegal in the country — are smuggled across the country’s border with Afghanistan.

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KPK’s “adopt a school” to help boost quality education

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Elementary and Secondary Education Department is planning to launch a campaign for seeking support of the expatriate Pakistanis and well-off people in the country to adopt government schools and fund provision of missing facilities there, according to official sources.

They said that the individuals and donors would be requested through a . . . → Read More: KPK’s “adopt a school” to help boost quality education

7 killed in attack on polio security van, Peshawar

PESHAWAR: At least seven people were killed and nine others were injured in an explosion near a police mobile van which was on its way for security duty for polio immunisation workers in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Charsadda district on Wednesday.

The dead included six policemen and a bystander child.

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WHO: Pakistan largest reservoir of Polio

The World Health Organization says the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar has become the world’s largest poliovirus reservoir.

The organization said in a news release on Friday that 90 percent of the current polio cases in the country are genetically linked to Peshawar, which is the provincial capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

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Medical student thrashed by male teacher for veiling her face

A girl student of Khyber Medical College, Peshawar on Tuesday accused a male teacher of roughing her up after a heated argument over veiling herself in classroom.

Misbah Syed, a first-year student of MBBS, told reporters here that she had been covering face with a veil since she got admission to the college.

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Peshawarites vote against the bat

By ZULFIQAR ALI

PESHAWAR: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf popularity bubble burst in Peshawar on Thursday as the local residents either stayed home or went to the polling stations to vote against the nominee of Imran Khan’s party for the by-election in the local NA-1 constituency.

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KPK police establishes women complaint units

The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) police has established women complaint units in 56 police stations across the province where 116 lady constables have been deployed.

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Of shattered dreams and empty valleys

By Noorwali Shah

PESHAWAR: Muhammad Alam is regretting his decision to leave the part-time job of producer in a local radio station because he pinned all his hopes on tourism picking up with the new and promising government in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P). Alam was sure he would earn decent money from the tourists coming to Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) . . . → Read More: Of shattered dreams and empty valleys

Violence against Polio vaccinators in Pakistan

What is behind the the sudden upsurge of violence towards polio vaccinators in Pakistan?

On Sunday 16 June, gunmen on motorbikes shot dead two polio workers carrying out a vaccination drive in Peshawar, a crowded city in Pakistan’s north-west. One of the men who died was a schoolteacher, the other a paramedic. Both left behind . . . → Read More: Violence against Polio vaccinators in Pakistan