Farzana Shah

  • TPESHAWAR Owing to security threats on 9th and 10th of Muharram, Pakistan on Wednesday halted all kinds of supplies to NATO forces in Afghanistan. The Pak-Afghan border at Torkham was sealed completely on Wednesday to thwart any untoward incident in last two days of first Asuhra of Muharram. ...

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  • TPESHAWAR - The federal government has issued orders for freezing accounts/funds of 396 persons and 92 organisations linked to al-Qaeda and Taliban. Notification No. 1091(I)2010 sent by Ministry of Foreign Affairs to provinces including Khyber Pukhtunkhwa said that the step has been taken in line ...

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  • TPESHAWAR Khyber Pukhtunkhwa has been exempted from Reformed General Sales Tax (GST) for two years whereas Federally Administered Areas have been exempted from this tax completely. A resolution in this regard will be passed in the ongoing session of the provincial assembly after which proper ...

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  • TPESHAWAR - Taliban militants are planning to target the Chinese nationals working on different development projects in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). According to reliable sources, the law enforcement agencies have informed the government about the possible ...

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  • TPESHAWAR The shoot-at-sight orders have been given for Muharram owing to security reasons in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The KP Government has issued shoot-at-sight orders in case anyone refuses to stop at security checkpoints in the areas declared highly sensitive in Muharram. Issuing security plan for ...

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  • TPESHAWAR - The federal government has agreed to issue funds to Khyber Pakht-unkhwa government for reinstatement of 4,000 govt employees who were dismissed by the previous governments. The federal government has informed the provincial government about the release of Rs1 billion after which the ...

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  • TPESHAWAR - To deal with any untoward incident during Muharram, the federal government has approved services of 30 extra platoons of Frontier Constabulary (FC) for security in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa for the month. Along with these 30 platoons of FC, Pakistan Army has also been put on standby for ...

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  • TPESHAWAR Militants are planning to target foreigners specially US, British and Saudi citizens, say law enforcement agencies in their report sent to the authorities concerned. Well-placed sources told The Nation that the National Crisis Management Cell had informed the Government of Khyber ...

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  • TPESHAWAR - The federal government has said a clear no to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa governments demand for changing the name of three law-enforcement agencies, namely, Frontier Police, Frontier Corps and Frontier Constabulary. The federal government conveyed this in a letter to the provincial ...

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  • TPESHAWAR After Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has also rejected the proposed imposition of flood tax and Reformed General Sales Tax, however, the Centre has started efforts to force KP to endorse these proposed taxes. Sources informed TheNation that some high-ranking federal officials had contacted KP ...

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  • TPESHAWAR The IMF conditions for its much-trumpeted loan to Pakistan have started coming to fore with the government mulling to bring Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) into tax net as per IMF demand. According to sources the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) in its report sent to Ministry of ...

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  • TPESHAWAR Due to increasing pressure of International Monetary Fund (IMF), it is likely that some strict measures will be taken in the tribal areas for recovery of power bills. According to the sources, the Tribal Electric Supply Corporation (TESCO) has asked the Government to assign the task to ...

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  • TPESHAWAR - The already backward tribal areas of Pakistan have been further pushed back into the darkness, as the literacy rate was dipping further due to terror attacks on the educational institutes. According to new statistics, the literacy rate in Federally Administered Areas (FATA) hit by worst ...

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  • TPESHAWAR - The World Bank (WB) has refused to carry out another survey for assessment of flood damages in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Rejecting the demand of the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for resurvey of damages inflicted by floods in the province, the World Bank informed the Provincial ...

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  • TPESHAWAR Afghan authorities have decided to release some top Taliban commanders in exchange for envoy to Pakistan who was kidnapped by militants in 2008 from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. According to Afghan sources, the release of abducted envoy Abdul Khaliq Farahi is expected soon as the Afghan government ...

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  • TPESHAWAR Shifting of foreign consulates and offices of foreign NGOs to new location in University Town Peshawar for security reasons was halted after reservations from concerned foreign officials. The government of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa owing to security reasons had decided to shift all foreign ...

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  • TPESHAWAR The Indian cellular network in Afghanistan has started penetrating into Pakistani tribal areas with the sale of SIM cards of Indian and Afghan cellular companies in FATA is adding to the security fears of the country. According to sources, the SIM cards of cellular network, owned and ...

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  • TPESHAWAR - About 35 personalities of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa and 50 from FATAs different influential circles are on the list of those whose huge loans from banks were waived off on political basis in the previous government. The list of beneficiaries of loan waivers sent to the Supreme Court of Pakistan ...

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  • TPESHAWAR The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa governments protest over meagre amount of funds under Kerry Lugar Act is bearing fruit as the centre has decided to almost double the funds for the provincial government. A letter sent to the provincial government by the Economic Division has informed the Khyber ...

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  • TPESHAWAR - Pakistan has demanded of Afghanistan to hand over 22 wanted Afghan nationals, involved in various terror activities including suicide attacks in Pakistan. According to sources, the Government of Pakistan handed over the list of 22 wanted Afghan nationals to its western neighbour for ...

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  • TPESHAWAR - The Government has made it clear that no officer who has taken benefit from National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) in any capacity will be promoted to the next grade. Sources said that the decision not to promote NRO-benefited officers to the next grades has been taken ahead of the ...

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  • TPESHAWAR The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is caught in yet another case of nepotism as two officials of Gomal University, DI Khan, have been appointed on lucrative posts for allegedly facilitating KP Senior Minister Rahimdad Khan in getting a 'fake degree. TheNation learnt reliably that two ...

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  • TPESHAWAR - Following probe into NATO supply containers duty-free clearance scandal, the investigation team has asked Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Customs Collectorate to provide three-year record of the clearance certificates. It is pertinent to mention here that anomalies were reported in over 900 NATO ...

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  • TPESHAWAR At last US tactics of arm-twisting and blackmailing Pakistan succeeded in forcing Pakistani Government to open all land, sea and air routes for trade between Afghanistan and India. According to sources, the Government of Pakistan has started making security arrangements at those routes, ...

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  • TPESHAWAR While taking successive attacks on NATO supplies, which also resulted in looting of military equipment, as an argument, the Government has decided to transport the NATO consignments by the trucks of National Logistic Cell instead of hiring trucks owned by private individuals or companies, ...

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  • TPESHAWAR The Government has decided to set up more Customs check posts in four Agencies of FATA in the wake of finalisation of Afghan Transit Trade Agreement. According to Federal Bureau of Revenue (FBR) sources, new routes for facilitating trade with Central Asian Republics (CARs) have been ...

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  • TPESHAWAR - The 40-year record of archaeological sites and antiques in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa province is missing from Federal Department of Archaeology. The missing record containing data since 1970 about historical archaeological sites and antiques in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa also includes details about ...

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  • TPESHAWAR The government of Pakistan is considering demanding billions of rupees from NATO in terms of road network compensation pending for the last 7 years besides imposing tax on owners of containers used for supplies across the border. TheNation learnt from reliable sources that government is ...

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  • TPESHAWAR - The Federal Government has refused to allot free plots in Islamabad to 124 Members of Parliament Khyber Pukhtunkhwa assembly which were demanded by the provincial assembly as security measure for MPs against terrorism. A day before the KP provincial assembly passed a resolution wherein ...

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  • TPESHAWAR The recent attacks by NATO in Pakistani areas may backlash in the shape of terror attacks across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. According to sources, Governor KP Owais Ahmad Ghani has expressed concerns over the possible backlash of these attacks and a report had been sent to the Centre expressing ...

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