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Dispute over demolition and reconstruction of Peshawar Speen Masjid intensifies
The conflict between the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provincial government and the local government regarding the demolition and reconstruction of the 65-year-old old Masjid Speen Jamaat on University Road in Peshawar has intensified as authorities dispute the restoration plans.
A pair of slippers helps nab ‘serial child rapist’ in Peshawar
A pair of slippers have ended up helping to arrest a rapist-killer of three minor girls in the Peshawar area. Police arrested 20-year-old Sohail in connection with the rapes of three minor girls, with two of them being murdered. The crimes have ended up spreading fear and panic in the area.
Battlefront Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
The grenade attack on ANP Senator Haji Hidayatullah’s home is yet another in a series of targeted attacks against political leaders and workers in KP.
KP police to act against privately-held jirgas
Killings of 9 people during a jirga in Upper Dir prompts ban on privately-held jirgas in KP
KP inches toward legislation to stem unregulated child adoptions
April 14th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will be the first province to frame a law to regulate child adoption in the country following an assembly resolution calling for legislation to protect adopted children.
Strict dress code to be imposed in all KP universities
February 28th, 2021; Bureau report; PESHAWAR; Female students and teachers of Hazara University in Mansehra and Bacha Khan University in Charsadda have been barred from wearing jeans and T-shirts per a new dress code which will be instituted in all universities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in phases.
31 papers delisted in KP: journalists say action against dummy outlets
November 3rd, 2020; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Department has removed 31 provincial, regional, and local newspapers from the media list for not fulfilling the criteria under the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Advertisement Policy 2018. However, journalists' representatives said the delisted newspapers were mostly dummy publications with no journalistic staff employed whatsoever.
At least 70 transgenders killed in last five years
Transgender Gul Panrra was killed on her way back from a Mehindi ceremony in the Pelosi area of Peshawar while her partner Chaahat was shifted to the Khyber Teaching Hospital in critical condition and is still undergoing treatment there.
KP FLOODING: ‘The rains have spared no one’
September 6th, 2020; By Umar Bacha; SHANGLA: Several areas of northern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa including, Shangla, Swat, Kohistan, Chitral, Batgram, Torghar, and Buner have seen a lot of damage from heavy rains and urban flooding since last week. According to the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA), 50 people have died so far as a result of the flooding.
Rights Watch | August 27th 2020
Federal Education ministry will hold meeting with education ministers on September 7. The decision on reopening educational institutions in phases from Sept 15 will be announced after the meeting.
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