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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 ...
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Bajaur Youth Jirga Decry Deteriorating Security Situation In Tribal Districts

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June 18, 2020: In response to dangerous elements linked to the increasing incidents of target killings in Bajaur, a former agency of erstwhile FATA now a district in the Malakand Division of Khyber ...
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No Beds As Patients Flood KP Hospitals

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Jun 13, 2020: Despite 2,000 new cases being wheeled into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s hospitals on a daily basis, there are hardly any beds available for them. In the Lady Reading Hospital only 105 dedicated beds and 25 ventilators are available ...
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KP hospitals forced to turn away patients due to lack of facilities

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Jun 5, 2020: In addition to the surge in COVID-19 cases in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, hospitals in the province are now struggling to tend to an increasing number of patients due to an acute shortage of necessary equipment, space, and medicines. As a ...