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Haripur brothers shoot dead sister, cousin over ‘honour’

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In another gruesome honour killing in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, two brothers have shot dead their sister and maternal cousin over suspicion of illicit relations in Haripur.

Kohat court sentences man to death for daughter’s rape

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A child protection court in Kohat has sentenced to death a man who sexually abused his 14-year-old daughter for four years.

Dismally low female voter turnout at various KP polling stations

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Despite efforts to persuade women to vote in KP's local body elections, complaints have emerged of women being barred from doing so, resulting in a low female voter turnout.

KP mulls draft law for jirgas in merged districts but opposition calls it lip...

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October 29th, 2020; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government is considering a draft law for the resolution of local issues through Jirgas in the merged tribal districts but the opposition says the draft law is an attempt to hide government negligence in the provision of infrastructure.

KP lawyers extend strike against amendments in CCP

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October 26th, 2020; Bureau Report; PESHAWAR; Khyber Pakhtunkhwa lawyers have been protesting against the amendments in the Code of Civil Procedure for the last few days. The lawyers said that the changes in the law would make the life of litigants more difficult and revive the Jirga system in the province.
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Child Protection Units non-functional for the past 3 years

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Jul 28, 2020: In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Child Protection Units were set up in 12 districts in 2011 with the support of UNICEF for a total of six years. However, these units have been inactive since the aid was stopped. Why has the government ...
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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s anti-polio drive faces obstacles

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Jul 16, 2020: This year, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s southern districts reported 21 cases of wild poliovirus (WPV) or poliovirus type 1. Twelve children from Lakki Marwat, four from Tank, two from Bannu, two from South Waziristan and one from ...
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The biggest Sikh community in the country has no crematorium

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Jul 10, 2020: The families of the 19 deceased Sikh pilgrims are now facing another disturbing situation – there is no crematorium in Peshawar to carry out the funeral rites of their loved ones. The families of Mohallah Jogan Shah received the ...
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Dir families await bodies of their loved ones as flights delay

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Jul 01, 2020: At least 128 bodies of Pakistanis have been transported from Saudi Arabia since the pandemic while at least 119 remained to be lifted from various countries. Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan said that 56,846 people and 479 ...
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Mothers lose choice of formula milk as KP imposes ban

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Jun 20, 2020: The provincial government has banned the distribution, marketing, and sales of formula milk, leaving no choice for new mothers. In a notification issued by the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Directorate General Health Services, it ...