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US Ambassador Donald Blome arrives in Islamabad

After a gap of four years, US Ambassador to Pakistan Donald Blome arrived in Pakistan on Monday "Ambassador Donald Blome began his assignment at the...

Charadda journalists start protest camp to press DHQ medical superintendent transfer

Charsadda journalists have setup a protest camp at Charsadda Chowk against the district headquarters hospital’s medical superintendent. Earlier the MS had detained journalist Alif Khan...

Peshawar Literature Festival to start from May 24

First edition of the three days long Peshawar Literature Festival will start at the Institute of Education and Research (IER), University of Peshawar on...

ECP denotifies 25 PTI dissident MPAs for defection

Election Commission of Pakistan on Friday denotified 25 Pakistan Tehrik Insaf (PTI) dissident lawmakers who had voted for Chief Minister Punjab Hamza Shahbaz Sharif...

New study reveals dire straits of exiled Afghan journalists in Pakistan

A research study conducted by Pakistan-based media watchdog Freedom Network in cooperation with DW Akademie, has found an urgent need for extending humanitarian and...

Making sense of TTP announcement to extend the ceasefire

Rifaqatullah Razarwal Outlawed Tehrik Taliban Pakistan has announced a ceasefire for five more days. TTP leadership has issued a letter on social media directing its cadres...

MNA Ali Wazir granted bail in hate speech case

Sindh High Court has granted bail to the Ali Wazir, the Member of National Assembly (MNA) from North Waziristan in a hate speech case...

Khawaja Asif hints at snap polls in November this year

Federal Defense Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif has hinted at snap elections later in November this year. In a interview with the BBC Urdu, Mr Asif...

Women in media and digital journalists in the crosshairs of threat actors in Pakistan

At least 86 cases of attacks and violations against media and its practitioners, including journalists, took place in Pakistan over the course of one...

PM, Gates discuss the cooperation to eradicate polio virus

Shaheen Afridi Microsoft founder and co-chair of the Bill and Malinda Gates Foundation Bill Gates has assured Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif of his full support...

NSC rules out conspiracy to topple Imran’s government

National Security Committee (NSC) on Friday concluded there was no foreign conspiracy involved in ouster of the former Prime Minister Imran Khan earlier this...

WHO extends travel restrictions on Pakistan for another three months over poliovirus fears

The World Health Organization (WHO) has extended travel restrictions on Pakistan for three more months over transferring of poliovirus to Malawi. The travel ban on...

Despite hurdles, Afghan students have not given up on Pakistani universities

Shams Aziz Mashal Shakirullah, a second semester student at the Nangarhar University came to Pakistan in the aftermath of the fall of Kabul, hoping to...

Away from media glare, Afghan refugees continue to face issues in Pakistan

Shumaila Afridi “My name is Hussain Khan and we require information regarding which type of patients come from Afghanistan and which patients are allowed to...

Consanguineous marriages and their detrimental outcomes in Pakistan

Palwasha Asif My house help Najma was married off to her cousin when she was 18 years old. It was her parent’s last wish to...

Harassment at the hands of police is an essential part of refugees’ experience

Many among the Afghan refugees complain about unnecessary police harassment. These complaints from those refugees who arrived here after the fall of Kabul and even...