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Landslide: Labourer dies as coal mine collapses

HANGU: A labourer died while another was injured when a coal mine was hit by a landslide on Tuesday morning in Doli area of Lower Orakzai Agency. A political administration official told The Express Tribune two labourers, Khairullah and Abdul Islam, were working in Al-Hussaini Coal Mine when one part of the mine collapsed. As a result, Khairullah died on the ...

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Visiting hours: PTI MPAs meet Ziaullah Afridi 

PESHAWAR: PTI lawmakers met former minister for mines and mineral development Ziaullah Afridi at Lady Reading Hospital (LRH) to discuss  the movement against Chief Minister Pervez Khattak. LRH officials confirmed PTI MPAs Qurban Khan, Yasin Khalil and Tahir Umerzai, a PTI member of Charsadda district, met Ziaullah on Tuesday. However, a disgruntled MPA told The Express Tribune they met to enquire ...

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Disqualification: PHC extends stay orders on petitions

PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court has extended stays orders issued on various petitions filed by councillors from different districts of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa against their disqualification. It has sought replies from the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). The bench, comprising Justice Roohul Amin and Justice Daud Khan, was hearing petitions filed by Shahab Khan, Noor Jahan and Asghar Ali, among others. The petitioners’ ...

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Capital punishment: Man awarded death penalty in Swabi

SWABI: A man was awarded the death penalty in Swabi for killing an Awami National Party leader. Chota Lahor court additional session judge Fakharul Zaman Khan convicted Sher Ali and sentenced him to death. A fine of Rs500,000 was also imposed on him. As per the verdict, if Ali failed to pay the fine, he would be sentenced to two years ...

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Crackdown: 48 suspects arrested in Hangu 

HANGU: At least 48 suspects, including three Afghan nationals and six proclaimed offenders, were arrested during a search and strike operation in Hangu on Tuesday. SHOs of different police stations took part in the search operation. While speaking to journalists, Hangu DPO Shah Nazar told The Express Tribune the police arrested six proclaimed offenders and three unregistered Afghan nationals during different ...

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Agreement: MoU to streamline seminaries affairs

PESHAWAR: The provincial government has signed Memorandum of Understanding with Darul Uloom Haqania in Akora Khattak, Nowshera to streamline the affairs of the seminary. According to a handout issued on Tuesday, the aim is to start a modern educational system alongside the existing system. The handout added PTI MPA Shah Farman signed MoU with JUI-S chief Maulana Samiul Haq.  The agreement ...

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Innovation: Investment in genetics research emphasised

MANSEHRA: Pakistan should invest in research on skin diseases to prevent the incidence of these conditions. This was said by Dr Musharraf Jilani of King Abdul Aziz University Saudi Arabia during a public lecture at Hazara University (HU) on Monday evening. “Most skin diseases are hereditary and can be controlled through advance medical research in Pakistan,” he said. “Developed countries have ...

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Transgender: NADRA, interior ministry collaborate to issue CNICs 

MARDAN: National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) is working closely with the interior ministry to make it easier for people from the transgender community to obtain Computerised National Identity Cards (CNIC) on time. This was said by NADRA Divisional Manager Qaiser Khan while speaking to social activists in Mardan on Tuesday. “We are trying to make sure they do no face ...

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Neglected: JI leader voices concern for Drosh residents

CHITRAL: Continuous power outages and corruption in Drosh power station have added to the woes of people in the area. Many of them have been compelled to take to the streets. After meeting locals who have been protesting since a week, Jamaat-e-Islami ameer Maulana Jamshed Ahmed held a news conference at Peshawar Press Club. On the occasion, Ahmed demanded the problems ...

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Ahomeland: ‘All IDPs to be repatriated by end of year’

PESHAWAR: All internally displaced persons will be repatriated by the end of the year. This was said by Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra and was mentioned in a handout issued by information department on Tuesday. According to the document, the governor was speaking to World Food Programme (WFP) Country Director Lola Castro. Jhagra said the process of repatriating internally displaced persons has ...

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