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IHC verdict rekindles Afghan refugees’ hopes of getting Pakistani citizenship

Khalida Niaz Afghan refugees living in Pakistan have welcomed the Islamabad High Court verdict wherein the ministry of interior has been directed to take steps...

Transgender struggle for security and rights in KP

Laiba Hassan Background of the incident that took place on Kabotar Chowk Morr of Ring Road around midnight on September 17. Dolphin Aayan, a transgender said...

Storing potatoes, the old way

Shah Nawaz Afridi It has been an annual ritual for Ali Mat Khan, a resident of Takhtaki locality in Tirah area of Khyber to dig...

Families settled 63 child sexual assault cases in Dera Ismail Khan...

Muhammad Faheem At least 63 cases of child sexual abuse were settled by the families in Dera Ismail Khan district over past three years. Child sexual...

Changing political fortunes in Afghanistan dealt a death blow to Mohallah...

Shaheen Afridi The ongoing political turmoil and ban on girls’ education in Afghanistan has dealt a death blow to printing business of the Mohallah Jangi...

Deforestation in northwestern Pakistan, a green emergency

Zeenat Bibi Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s forests have lost around 74 percent of their strength over the years due to relentless deforestation, Officials of KP Forest department said....

Industries operating in populated area of Malakand district are causing illnesses...

Zeenat Bibi At least 53 industrial units including five each of steel mills and ghee mills, 25 crush plants and 18 mining stone points situated...

KP Sikhs facing issues due to the delay in framing marriages...

Rifaqatullah Razarwal Sikhs population of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is grappling with many issues due to their inability to register their weddings due to absence of legislation...

Sikh families leaving Khyber Pakhtunkhwa after recent targeted killings

Iftikhar Khan The recent killing of two Sikh traders in Batatal area on the outskirts is giving the minorities particularly Sikhs sleepless nights. Two of the...
Forest fires have caused havoc across KP last summer

Setting KP forests on fire in hope of growing better grass

Anwar Zeb Forests across the country have started to burn with the advent of summer.  First Baluchistan forests were on and now these fires are...

Education in the war–stricken tribal area – A teacher’s perspective

Sher Alam Shinwari PESHAWAR: A teacher devoted to his teaching profession has advised educators to work with spirit of bringing a real change in the...

An effort towards revival of biodiversity in Mohmand district

Murad Khan Gul Mohammad, a resident of Miagan village of Mohmand district has set an example for the revival of habitat of different birds including...