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Monthly Articles: February 2014

To be or not to be: Health workers protest against non-payment of salaries


Health workers continued their sit-in outside the K-P health secretary’s office for the fourth day on Friday to protest against the non-issuance of their salaries. Talking to The Express Tribune, an official of the programme, Sher Ali Khan, claimed 24 employees of the programme have not been paid for the last eight months despite repeated assurances by Health Minister Shaukat ... Read More »

Nine militants killed as security forces strike hideouts in Hangu


“Gunship helicopters engaged the hideouts after confirmed reports of the terrorists’ presence,” a security official told AFP. On February 19, military sources had said that at least 30 suspected insurgents were killed and several others injured as military jets and gunships had bombed their hideouts in the North Waziristan and Khyber agencies. Talking to The Express Tribune, a government official had said ... Read More »

Natural calamity: Avalanche flattens school


A resident of the area, Sharif Khan said no one was injured as the avalanche struck around 2:30am, but it damaged the two-room building, which caters to more than a hundred students who come to study there from Jabagai, Upper Losar, Khandar, Lower Losar, Tangai and Khait villages. Latif, a student of grade five, said Losar is the only primary ... Read More »

QWP leader killed in remote-controlled blast in K-P


The QWP leader was on his way to a local court when his car was reportedly targeted in the explosion. Two others were also injured in the blast who were taken to District Headquarters Hospital for treatment. “Adalat Khan and his two associates have been killed. Two others in the car were critically injured,” Asif Iqbal, a senior police official told ... Read More »

UoP clashes: Eight PkSf students sent on remand


Campus police produced eight students belonging to the Pukhtun Students Federation (PkSF) in front of judicial magistrate Fayaz Khan. The investigation officer informed the magistrate that the students were arrested for engaging in a scuffle with members of Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba (IJT) at the UoP campus. These students – identified as Farman, Ihtisham, Shabir, Zeeshan, Hanif, Kashif, Muhammad Anwer and Shah ... Read More »

Clash on campus: UoP students sent to jail on judicial remand


On Wednesday, campus police presented the students in front of Judicial Magistrate Fayaz Khan and the investigation officer informed the court their one-day physical remand had expired but the police needed further information which is why the remand should be extended for 10 days. However, Judge Khan turned down their request for a physical remand and instead sent the students ... Read More »

Peshawar, Delhi to play bilateral cricket series


The agreement was signed by K-P Sports Minster Mehmood Khan and Pardeep Kumar Agarwal from the Delhi Cricket Association during a ceremony. Pakistan’s High Commissioner in India Salman Bashir accompanied by cricket officials was also present in the ceremony. The meeting was also attended by officials from the Indian Cricket Board including President DCA Sneh Bensal. As per the agreement, ... Read More »

New cases surface from Peshawar, NWA


The National Institute of Health, Islamabad confirmed the presence of the virus in 12-month-old Khairmadullah, son of Amirdullah and resident of Mizer village of Khuji Khel in Miranshah tehsil of NWA. The child had not received a single dose of oral polio vaccine. The second child confirmed to be infected was identified as 18-month-old Shakirullah, son of Zabiullah and resident ... Read More »

Trending: Peshawar


The boy identified as Hassan was produced before the ATC amid tight security. The investigation officer from Faqirabad police station told the court that on February 11, several people were inside the cinema’s premises when the attackers threw two hand grenades which killed 14 people and injured 21 others. A few days before the attack on Shama, a similar attack ... Read More »

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