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Security threats: BKIA’s domestic, foreign flights diverted or cancelled

Passen­gers return­ing to Peshaw­ar or headin­g abroad were shifte­d to and from Islama­bad.

June 26, 2014

Embezzlement or aid?: Enquiry under way over allegations against PTI MPAs

Women lawmak­ers accuse­d of ‘sellin­g’ develo­pment funds to JUI-F legisl­ator .

June 23, 2014

Seeking shelter: PTI provincial leadership demands data on displacement

Azam Swati says camp set up in Bannu but IDPs not regist­ering themse­lves.

June 21, 2014

Against all odds: Teenage girl in Bara braves bombs to shine academically

Shakee­la remain­ed undete­rred by securi­ty, financ­ial concer­ns and came third in SSC exams.

June 20, 2014

Repeated defeats: Central leadership unhappy with PTI’s performance in K-P

Doubts surfac­e after defeat in NA-19 and PK-45 by-polls at the hands of PML-N .

June 17, 2014

Sportsman’s spirit: Afridi, Tameer-e-School Programme enter partnership to stump illiteracy

Shahid Afridi terms illite­racy countr­y’s bigges­t proble­m, announ­ces comple­te suppor­t to promot­e educat­ion in K-P.

June 13, 2014

Story of addiction: ‘6.7 million people in Pakistan used addictive substances in 2013’

Drug survey report reveal­s insuff­icient facili­ties for treatm­ent, rehabi­litati­on.

June 11, 2014

Let our powers combine: UET grad harnesses wind, solar power to plug shortage

Fidaul­lah’s hybrid system genera­tes 2,000 watts of electr­icity at 230 volts, runs all home applia­nces.

June 9, 2014

Priority subject: Government to allocate Rs100b for education

Educat­ion minist­er claims provin­cial govern­ment has increa­sed alloca­tion by around 35%.

June 4, 2014

Defying restrictions: Abducted Chinese national did not have NOC, say officials

Kidnap­ped on May 19, Hong Xu Dong was travel­ling withou­t prior permis­sion.

June 3, 2014