Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa

The transgender acid attack survivor running for parliament

<b>Forced to leave home when she was only 13, physically and sexually abused by relatives, and later attacked with acid by her former boyfriend, Nayyab Ali's life as a transgender woman in Pakistan has been turbulent.</b><p>But now, the university graduate is one of four transgender candidates standing in …

LGBTQI

Jail authorities cancel lawyers' meeting with Sharif, Maryam

Rawalpindi, July 19 (IANS) A pre-arranged meeting between lawyers and jailed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz was …

Maryam Nawaz

The army, a 'rebel,' a 'messiah' — who would prevail in crucial Pakistan vote?

What's at stake in Pakistan's upcoming parliamentary elections? Should the West be concerned about a possible military-backed government and its …

Pakistan

ECP authorizes power of magistrates to DROs and ROs

PESHAWAR, Jul 19 (APP):Election Commission of Pakistan authorized the District Retuning Officers and Retuning Officers to exercise powers of …

Pakistan

Violence and claims of election-rigging overshadow Pakistan’s election

“FOR the first time in our history, fair elections are going to be held,” insisted Fawad Chaudhry, a spokesman for the opposition Pakistan …

Pakistan

KP CM establishes emergency control room

PESHAWAR, Jul 19 (APP):Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa established an Emergency Control Room at Chief Minister’s Secretariat for the period from …

Pakistan

The determined transgender candidate from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

This marks the first year transgender citizens can run in Pakistan's election following a law guaranteeing their rights.<p>Maria Khan gives herself plenty of time in the morning to get ready before heading out for another day of door-to-door campaigning in Pakistan's northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) …

Pakistan

PML-N to provide basic amenities across country if voted to power: Shehbaz

ATTOCK, Jul 19 (APP):Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif Thursday pledged that basic amenities of life, including Sui gas, …

Electrical Grid

People to cast vote on performance basis: Miftah

ISLAMABAD, July 19 (APP):Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Dr Miftah Ismail Thursday urged the people to cast vote to those political …

Pakistan

Transgender campaigns for acceptance in Pakistan election

Islamabad, July 19 (IANS) Pakistani transgender Nadeem Kashish knows that she will not win a seat in the July 25 general elections but is still …

Transgender

Senate body expresses satisfaction over election security, other arrangements

ISLAMABAD, Jul 19 (APP):Senate Standing Committee on Interior on Thursday highly appreciated the security and other arrangements made by Election …

Polling

Security tightened as Pakistan braces for more election violence

<b>(CNN) —</b> Pakistan is due to vote next week in general elections overshadowed by deadly terrorist attacks, hundreds of arrests and accusations of widespread interference by the military.<p>The run up to the July 25 elections have seen a massive crackdown on the media and allegations the military has …

Pakistan

Imran Khan fails to appear before Pakistan anti-graft body in government helicopter misuse case

By PTI<p>PESHAWAR: Imran Khan today failed to appear before Pakistan's anti-corruption watchdog in connection with an inquiry against the alleged misuse …

Pakistan

Pakistan election: Are more girls going to school?

<b>As Pakistan heads to the polls, most of the parties are making campaign pledges to improve access to education for girls.</b><p>One of the major players, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, has said that it would ensure equal access for women to education as well as health and employment.<p>Earlier this year, …

Pakistan

Imran urges people to participate in polls with full resolve

ISLAMABAD, Jul 18 (APP):Chairman Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan addressing the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in a video message, Wednesday …

Pakistan

Info Minister chairs meeting to finalize arrangements for elections

ISLAMABAD, Jul 18 (APP):Federal Minister for Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage, Syed Ali Zafar on Wednesday chaired a …

Pakistan

ECP plans special security measures for highly sensitive polling stations

ISLAMABAD, Jul 18 (APP):The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has planned special security measures for 17,007 highly sensitive polling …

Polling

Caretaker CM directs for allocation of funds to set up women campus of BUST

PESHAWAR, Jul 18 (APP):Caretaker Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Justice (Retd) Dost Muhammad Khan has directed to allocate Rs 400 million for the …

Pakistan

Shehbaz vows to transform Pakistan as envisioned by Iqbal

RAJANPUR (ROJHAN MAZARI), July 18 (APP)::PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif on Wednesday claimed he would transform Pakistan as per vision of the poet of …

Imran Khan

Pakistan elections 2018: How voting works

Understanding the government structure and voting process as Pakistan goes to the polls on July 25.<p>Each assembly of the four provinces - Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab and Sindh - will elect representatives, who will in turn vote in a chief minister.<p>Pakistan's general election on July 25 …

Pakistan

Could Crusading Populist Imran Khan Bring About Reform in Pakistan?

From Trump’s America to Modi’s India, anti-establishment and anti-status quo politics are trending across the globe, and Pakistan is no exception. …

Pakistan

PMl-N candidate narrowly escapes bid on life

Islamabad, July 17 (IANS) Close on the heels of a spate of attacks on politicians, a candidate of Pakistan Muslim league-Nawaz (PMl-N) and former …

Elections

Pakistan election meeting attack toll touches 149

Islamabad, July 16 (IANS) The death toll in the suicide attack targeting an election meeting in Pakistan has increased to 149, while the number of …

Extremism

Pakistan Holds Day Of Mourning After Bloody Week Of Election-Related Violence

Pakistan observed a day of mourning for the dozens of people killed and injured during a series of terror attacks targeting political rallies as the …

Extremism

Pakistan observes day of mourning after deadly election rally attacks

Islamabad - Pakistan was Sunday observing a national day of mourning after three deadly terror attacks at political rallies during the previous week …

Pakistan

Pakistan’s Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province sets up special units to protect politicians

Pakistan’s troubled Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province has set up Joint Crisis Management Units (JCMU) to protect politicians, after a spate of terror …

India News

The big news: Nawaz Sharif and daughter Maryam Nawaz arrested in Lahore, and nine other top stories

Other headlines: India has reportedly invited Trump to the 2019 Republic Day parade, and the CBI charged the BJP MLA in the Unnao rape case.<p>A look at …

Pakistan

Nawaz Sharif should return looted money: Imran Khan

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Friday stated that former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif should return Rs 300 billion which he …

India News

Imran Khan taunts Sharif over his 'friendship' with Modi

Islamabad, July 14 (IANS) Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has taunted former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over his "friendship" with …

Pakistan

Stunning Under-the-Radar Hikes in Europe

Travel<p>Explore Europe's natural landscapes through these lesser known hikes.<p>Global tourism is on the rise. There was a six percent increase in worldwide travelers in 2017, and nearly 52 percent of Americans plan to visit Europe in the next two years, according the World Tourism Organization. While …

Hiking